Donny

Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, Catalan
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HOLLY

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3 tastefully designed rural apartments perfect for families, groups & couples

Can Cruanyes has been recently restored and renovated into 3 individually styled apartments (1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom). The preservation of characteristic stone walls and vaulted ceilings allow the blending of old world charm with modern comfort and convenience.

Can Cruanyes extends over 20 acres of woodland and paddocks which also host the spacious non overlooked swimming pool. Here you can swim or sunbathe surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountain peaks and forests. The child friendly garden with swings, sandpit, football goal, swing ball and table tennis are great fun for both the young and the young at heart!

Each apartment has its own private terrace where you can dine alfresco while enjoying a glass of local wine under the stars. The BBQ and picnic area enjoy views from all sides, whether up to the mountain peaks above, down to the valley or across to the charming stone house.

Details for Holly 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Holly can accommodate up to 4 people. The living area and kitchen area are open planned and have a very homely feel. Leading off the main living room there is a large bedroom and a smaller bedroom. The living area boasts a large window which gives a tranquil location to relax and look upon the woods adjacent to the farmhouse. Directly outside the apartment there is a seating area which gives a view of the higher mountains and the surrounding verdant forest areas around Can Cruanyes.
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donny (Owner)
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About Donny

I am Irish and moved to Spain 5 years ago with my partner. I have gone from a career in IT to a career in hospitality with no regrets!

Donny purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Donny chose Tortella

Well it was actually my father who spotted and restored the house originally. After running it for a number of years and feeling like Catalonia was our new home, we purchased it from him.

What makes this apartment unique

The setting is idyllic with some nice mountain views. The large gardens give the place great scope for doing various projects that appeal to everyone from couples to the kids.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Holly
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
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Holly
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Tortella La Garrocha
5

An excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
The property appears quite suddenly at the end of a rough track and is really attractive, as the pictures suggest.
We were made to feel really welcome by both Donny and Siobhan, the owners, although their presence during the week could not have been less obtrusive - they were marvellous and responded to questions regarding the area really positively and with a keen desire to help.
Lovely little personal touches, such as the fresh ivy leaves decorating our towels and wild flowers left in little pots, added to the charm of the apartment. Very clean and simply furnished, the 2-bed apartment met our family's needs perfectly.
The good-sized pool is set to the side of a beautiful lawned meadow area, where we played football and table tennis, as well as just having space to run around.
Peaceful and quiet - the Pyrenees form an awesome backdrop to the immediate surroundings. The local village (Tortella) is quaint and great for meat, bread and cheap vino! Only a short hop to Figueres and Orlot, which are both lovely towns to spend some time.
Definitely recommended and we shall return!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Holly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50685?uni_id=40263
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Tortella La Garrocha
4

A holiday which thirsts for more

  • 4 of 5
We spent a lovely fortnight in this cosy farmhouse, where we quite immediately felt at ease. The spaciousness of the property, combined with the tranquility of the location, made us feel 'coming home' after the various day trips we did. Can Cruanyes, situated a little bit off road, on the slopes of a mountain, in the woods, was the perfect starting point for our excursions (hiking into the mountains, visiting medieval villages and larger city's the North East of Catalonia). We also enjoyed nearby Tortella, with it's down to earth daily life (market place, bakery, butcher, cafe's, ...) or just staying 'at home' and having a chat with the other guests, make use of the swimming pool, the BBQ or the large lawns to play soccer, (table-)tennis or petanque. The owners, Donny and Siobhan, are very kind and ready to give you some touristic advise or fix some small problems in your appartement.
We certainly go back. We still have a lot to see and to 'experience'.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Holly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50685?uni_id=40263
- 34972687759
Tortella La Garrocha
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
great location and surroundings. very close to Besalu, Figueres, just 40 min from beautiful beaches. Stunning view from the terrace.
The apartment was very clean and practical! We definitely fell in love with the garrotxa region!! Hope to come again some day
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Holly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50685?uni_id=40263
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Tortella La Garrocha
5

2 bedroomed apartment Can Cruanyes

  • 5 of 5
What an idyllic place to stay! The apartment was well maintained and equipped. The pool was a welcome relief in the August heat . Our 2 teenage children loved the hammocks and the setting was stunning surrounded by the mountains.
Shopping in Tortella was a lovely experience as the locals were so friendly and advised us on how to cook the local white beans and what to put in an authentic paella. They even coped with our attempts at Spanish and lots of sign language and the butcher called out his daughter to practice her English on us. We drove up the mountain (2 hour walk!) and then walked for half an hour to a very remote church on top of mountain which was the most alone we have felt in a long time. Loved swimming in local rock pools and river and visiting medieval villages.
Donny and Siobhan and were very friendly and helpful hosts,providing a warm welcome and help and advice when needed.
We fell in love with the neighbours dog who bought us a constant supply of stones!
We spent our second week on the coast but in future would rather stay at Can Cruanyes and travel to coast for beach days which would be quieter and cooler at night. Thanks for a lovely week.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Holly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50685?uni_id=40263
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Tortella La Garrocha
5

Perfect place with kids

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week at the end of May 2012 with a 3 year old and a 7 month old. We stayed in the 2 bed which was perfect. The house is lovely and it has every facility you could require. The swings and sandpit were fantastic for keeping our 3 yr old busy and the swimming pool is totally safe in that a child can't open the gate. There is loads of space for kids to run around and the neighbors dog was the gentlest dog we've ever come across - our son thought he was going to come home with us!

The location in the mountains is just beautiful and peaceful and its location is perfect for afternoon trips to old stone villages and beaches. Donny and Siobhan were always so helpful and even though there were other guests too - it felt like we had the place to ourselves. In the evening, when the kids were asleep, the outdoor sitting area was perfect for relaxing and listening to the most amazing sounds of nature!

Would hope to return again!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Holly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50685?uni_id=40263
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Tortella La Garrocha
Bristol, UK
4

Picasso, 2 bedroom apartment

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here for a delightful week with 2 teenage boys, very comfortably. Apartment great, clean,a lot of attention to detail like food welcome pack, washing up liquid, salt and toilet paper which when you are self catering is welcome to find. Beautiful area made nicer with suggestion folder of places to visit. One minor thing was poor selection of local places to eat, all not very good standard, should have done more home cooking! Pool lovely and good loungers and hammocks!
One suggestion, we would have liked some bikes to use to explore the local area a bit more. Would recommend this to anyone who would like a quiet but beautiful place to relax, enjoy and unwind in.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tortella (local village)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Torremirona Golf
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A26
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Besalu
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Sant Pere de Pescador
Car: necessary

Strategically located in the Garrotxa National Park and secluded in twenty acres of peaceful woodland and paddocks, this Catalan farmhouse is a perfect destination for a relaxing or activity driven holiday.

The local area surrounding Can Cruanyes is steeped in medieval history and atmosphere. It is littered with villages boasting rambling narrow streets, beautiful churches and various bars and restaurants.

Must see places of interest and highlights are :

• Besalu (10 mins) - Pituresque twelfth century fortified bridge

• Figueres (25mins) - Dali Museum

• Costa Brava (40 mins) - Beaches

• Banyoles (15 mins) - Pituresque lake used for Olympics

• Olot (20 mins) - Volcanic region

• Girona City (40 mins) - Relaxed city with beautiful medeival architecture

• France (25 mins) - Vine yards and beautiful coastal villages

• Barcelona (90 mins) - Stunning architecture

Local to Can Cruanyes itself you will find some fantastic rock pools set within gorges for cooling down on those hot summer days. If you like to take a long hike or short walks in a beautiful setting, both can be done from Can Cruanyes also.

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Availability & Rates

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Tortella Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
€130
€780
 
 
NYE
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
€200
 
 
Easter
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
€555
Flat fee
 
 
June
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
€780
 
 
July & August
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€115
€690
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices are for 4 people. For each additional person, please add 15 euros per night per person.

There are no additional costs to any booking made.
All prices include VAT and Catalonian Tourist Taxes.

Prices include water, electricity, heating, firewood, cleaning, egyptian cotton towels and bed linen.
Our changeover day is Friday during high season
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Amenities

Amenities

Tortella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Can be converted into twin bed arrangement
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both rooms look out onto a forested area that is verdant green all year around. Both bedrooms also have original vaulted white washed ceilings. One of the bedrooms is king-size with a visco memory foam mattress providing extra comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
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