Jane Newman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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COTTAGE (SLEEPS 4. 2 BEDROOMS)

Tremp Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

A fully licensed 3 bedroom Catalan farmhouse and 2 bedroom cottage which can be linked. A picturesque walled courtyard has shared but private access to both properties. Situated in the village of Santa Engracia at 1000m the property overlooks the town of Tremp and beautiful mountain scenery. Sports available nearby include swimming in the nearby lake, white water rafting, quad biking, riding, climbing, hang gliding, mountain biking as well as bird watching and wildlife to see. Free wi-fi.

The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees describes Santa Engracia as ‘surely the most spectacularly set village in Catalunya’. It is impressively situated on a rocky outcrop above the town of Tremp, providing magnificent views of mountains and lakes. Casa Mauri has been renovated to provide modern facilities whilst retaining the original farmhouse character of exposed beams and contrasting stone and white-plastered walls. Both apartments are fully licensed by the tourist board and have passed all health and safety requirements. The region is a wildlife paradise with a wide range of birds, wild flowers and butterflies. It is an ideal place to experience many outdoor adventures. Casa Mauri was featured in Ed Docx's full page article in the Sunday Express travel section of 20 August 2000 and in a 3 page article in Issue 2 (Feb/March 2004) of the magazine 'Spanish Magazine' describing the range of walks in the area around Santa Engracia and featuring a number of colour photos. The perfect 'getaway' holiday.

Details for Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bedroom 1 with double bed. Spacious and attractive. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Spacious and attractive. Large shower room. Well equipped kitchen with 4 ring cooker plus oven, fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. The kitchen has a good range of crockery,glasses, and a variety of pans, serving dishes and implements. A washing machine is available in one of the outbuildings. The living room has a picture window overlooking the courtyard and village church (no bells) and door to private, half-roofed terrace. TV, video, DVD. The owner has someDVD's to borrow on request. If the cottage is already reserved there is another property available with two bedrooms.
Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
Jane Newman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english

Further details for this vacation rental

Note:

All the properties have access to WiFi broadband internet. Pets are accepted.

Santa Engracia is situated 10km from the main road and is reached via a tarmac country road that climbs up to the village. Access to the village houses is pedestrianised. Parking is off-road at the entrance to the village. There is then a 300m walk uphill along what was originally a mule track but is now a wide paved street. The owner lives adjacent to the properties and can help you with your luggage if arriving at a reasonable hour (the owner has a small quad bike with trailer for transporting luggage to the house). She will be available to give help and advice at any time. The properties were specifically renovated and equipped for holiday rentals.

The owner is registered with and approved by the Catalan authorities. Although the 2 properties are situated around the same courtyard they are completely independent. The farmhouse faces away from the cottage and no noise is transmitted between the two.

Further Details:

The lakes below the village offer swimming and water sports. The small town of Sort (Catalan for luck), to the north of Tremp, is a centre for a range of outdoor sports including white water rafting, kayaking, quad biking,and riding.

The region is ideal walking country. The former owners were keen walkers and have written a guide to walks from the village and around the Tremp valley for the use of guests. The region is home to a wide variety of birds and butterflies, and the wild flowers here and in the Pyrenees are a beauty to behold in the spring time and through to early summer. The Aiguestortes National Park is 1.5 hours drive from the village and the duty free principality of Andorra 2 hours away. The local scenery is stunning with a number of spectacular gorges and dramatic escarpments.The area is a well-known Mecca for rock climbers, Terradets, Collagets, Vilanova de Meia and Santa Linya all within 45 mins.

Catalonia is famous for its Romanesque architecture, churches, castles and towers. In cretaceous times the region bordered the Atlantic and dinosaurs have left their mark in the shores with footprints and large finds of fossilised eggs.

The Catalan people are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Full shopping facilities can be found in Tremp which has a pedestrianised old town with traces of the old town walls and towers and a newer section with a tree lined rambla where cafe tables and chairs are shaded from the sun from spring through to autumn. The market in Tremp is on Monday mornings, with a market in Sort on Tuesday and in La Pobla de Segur on Wednesday. Eating out in the region is very reasonably priced. Typically, a 3 course meal (menu dia) of Catalan specialities including wine costs around 10-12 euros, though there are places where you can eat very well for less. A selection of local tapas also makes a very tasty and filling lunch.

Booking Notes:

Jane Newman, Casa Mauri, 25636 Santa Engracia, Tremp, Lerida, Spain.

I request a refundable deposit of £75 to cover damages or extra cleaning if required.

More people can be accommodated in either the farmhouse or the cottage if you have a larger group. If both properties are unavailable I have a two bedroom property available. All units are interconnecting if required. Please ask.

These properties are registered with the Catalan tourist authorities as Apartments Turistics no. EL00083.

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Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
United Kingdom
4

Santa Engracia

  • 4 of 5
It took 20 minutes to travel the 6 winding miles from the main road to cottage - well worth the journey! We have never stayed somewhere so quiet and we live in the countryside! The property was lovely, very clean and well-maintained - there was a nice terrace area which caught the sun most of the day and had loungers as well as a table and chairs. There was no TV, there was WIFI - great for the teenager in the group and a DVD. The modest kitchen had a good supply of utensils and more than enough pots and pans to self cater easily.

Jane was really helpful and informative about the local area and things to do - of which there are plenty. We really enjoyed rafting from Sort; the lake; the excellent local pool at Talarn, would be hard to beat the views; walking and running on the many paths around the village and just sitting in the near silence reading.

We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage as we would love to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen,

Many thanks for the kind review. Once again sorry re the TV. I did have UK TV but they swapped satellites and now Catalunya is a dead zone! After I bought all new TV's too! Looks like it will have to be Spanish TV from now on. I am getting the guy up from Tremp to sort that out for me.

Hope you do make it back!

All the best

Jane
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Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
manchester
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
What a find! beautiful place beautiful location and Jane was so welcoming and helpful. We were impressed in eveyrthing from the abundant utensils in the kitchen to empty cupboards to put food in !! something we have rarely found on our travels. Sitting on the terrace watching the vultures and eagles was amazing. The area is beautiful so much to see and do we will try to return to see more. Really wanted to be selfish and keep this place to ourselves but we had such a lovely week we felt others should experience it too !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Julie x
business
Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
5

Where eagles soar

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in Jane's lovely house, situated high on a rocky outcrop. And we did watch eagles and vultures rising on the thermals overhead as we sat on our little terrace. We were able to walk from the house into the surrounding hills and valleys and there is lots to do in the area if you're happy to drive around. We walked high in the Pyrenees, did white water rafting, canyoning and enjoyed the market in the local town, Tremp, as well as swimming in the local lake. Jane is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and really helpful and friendly. The cottage was very clean with a very well equipped kitchen and plenty of space for three of us. I would recommend this property for anyone who enjoys peace and quiet and outdoor activies like walking and climbing and wants to be in a stunning setting.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate
Many thanks for your lovely review and for staying at Casa Mauri. Hope you make it back here sometime!
All the best
Jane
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Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
Devon
5

Tranquil

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Mauri for a week's climbing trip - it's ideally situated for this. The house was comfortable and well equipped, and the fast wifi broadband was a bonus. What we hadn't expected was the utter peace and tranquillity of the village, which was startling and amazing. Coupled to the fantastic views in every direction, this made the house and village a great place to stay.

Jane, the owner, could not have been more helpful, from the first contact. She is knowledgeable about the local area and the climbing, and offered loans of books, maps and equipment. She even shopped for us so there would be food and wine when we arrived, as we flew in on a Sunday, when all shops were shut!

We will certainly be back, for more climbing or for family holidays.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rik!!
business
Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
Darlington
5

Classical Catalunya

  • 5 of 5
Great location for touring the area, plenty of cultural,historical interest. We did some walking, checked out some climbing areas and visited local markets and vineyards. Owner has a lot of local knowledge and is very happy to advise on where to go and what to do. A great break from the miserable English November weather.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave!!!
business
Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1114o?uni_id=11142
+44 -01325526460
Tremp Pallars Jussa
Skipton
5

Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Mauri, a well-equipped house which manages to combine comfort and great character in an ideal location for a quiet get-away-from-it-all holiday. The position, perched high above a deep valley at the top of the tiny village of Santa Engracia, is superb with excellent views away to the mountains and the Terradets Gorge. Entertainment is provided by huge birds circling above – and sometimes below. There is first rate walking from the doorstep and excellent climbing close by. Jane, the owner, is friendly, knowledgeable, and very hospitable.
The only possible drawbacks for some may be the 10km, narrow road uphill from Tremp, which, though very picturesque, means that any nights out require a designated driver and the final access up through village is on foot so would probably not be suitable for the less mobile.
With those minor caveats I would have no hesitation in recommending it
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry! Don't mind giving you a lift back up a couple of times if you want a night out when you are back in May! Hoping they finish the bodega in the village soon so we don't have to go far!

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Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£375
 
 
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Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
£325
 
 
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Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
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Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£295
 
 
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Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£415
 
 
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Apr 11 2015 - Jul 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
£375
 
 
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Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£545
 
 
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Aug 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
£375
 
 
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Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£425
 

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    I request a 30% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Amenities

Amenities

Tremp Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered