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TRADITIONAL STONE HOUSE IN THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF BOLTAÑA IN SPANISH PYRENEES

Nigel & Caroline Kaines

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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TRADITIONAL STONE HOUSE IN THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF BOLTAÑA IN SPANISH PYRENEES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Boltaña House Rental Photos and Description

Quiet 3 bedroom semi detached house with terraces and garden

The accommodation, over three floors, comprises 3 bedrooms, kitchen diner, sitting room, bathroom, utility room, 2 outside terraces and garden. All rooms have views across the valley.

The large master bedroom on the top floor has traditional wooden beams, a king size bed, vanity basin and French doors leading onto a balcony. The sitting room, on the top floor, is a comfortable beamed room with the original fireplace, a log burning stove, sofa bed, chairs and DVD player. French doors lead onto a Juliet balcony.

Bedroom 2 on the lower ground floor has twin beds and a vanity basin. Also on the lower ground floor is a utility room with washing machine.

Bedroom 3 is a small beamed room with bunk beds. The kitchen diner on the ground floor is a large room with beams and a well equipped modern kitchen, ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge freezer and large dining table seating up to 8. French doors lead out onto a large terrace with table and chairs. BBQ's are available for guests.

In Boltaña there are several bars, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy, banks, bakery (which still uses a traditional wood oven), butcher, a very helpful tourist information centre, post office and library with Wi-Fi. The river Ara running through the valley has a popular swimming area. On the outskirts of the village is the Monasterio, a five star hotel with restaurant and spa facilities available to non hotel residents.

The medieval village of Ainsa, 5 miles away, has many more restaurants and shops as well as the old village and castle to explore.

The bodegas of the local Somontano wines offer tours and tasting.

Boltaña is centrally located to the beautiful Ordesa National Park including Canyon of Añisclo and the natural park of Sierra Guara and is the perfect base for walking or mountain biking.

For further details and information regarding La Casita please see our own website http://www.casitapyrenees.co.uk/index.html

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nigel & Caroline Kaines (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Nigel & Caroline Kaines

We are Nigel and Caroline Kaines. We live with our two daughters in Suffolk, UK. I am a blacksmith whose main work is design and manufacture of ornamental ironwork. Caroline works in the office of a local primary school.

Nigel & Caroline Kaines purchased this house in 2004

Why Nigel & Caroline Kaines chose Boltaña

After spending a weeks holiday touring the Pyrenees in February, we decided to buy a house in the mountains, a contrast to East Anglia where we live, and after many properties later we found La Casita. Though liveable in we decided it needed a bit of modernisation and reorganisation of rooms which included creating a kitchen diner from 2 bedrooms and building a terrace leading from this room.

Having spent many holidays renovating the house to a comfortable holiday level we are now renting it out so that others can enjoy Boltana and the area.

What makes this house unique

At the end of a no through lane the house is in a very quiet location but within Boltana and walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. We love sitting on the terraces looking out on the valley below, the sheep and goats in the fields, the birds and wildlife. It is very peaceful.

Boltana is less than one hour from Jaca and Huesca using the new road which now makes Zaragoza the closest airport to get to Boltana.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Last week we felt like a real Spanish family living in La Casita, our typical well equipped holiday house in Boltaña. It was easy to find the Spanish rhythm, especially in the evening, sitting on our lovely balcony enjoying the view and cattle. In our opinion La Casita is perfectly situated to visit the National Park of Ordesa and the Park of Guara. We adore the rough landscape of the last one. Thanks to the Kaines family to let us take part of your little paradise in Spain.

Our 3 children will remember the river the most and their canyoning walk adventure.
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Traditional stone house in the ancient village of Boltaña in Spanish Pyrenees
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Boltaña Sobrarbe
5

A gem of a holiday home!

  • 5 of 5
I think this was probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed at. The property has been restored a beautiful, traditional way but somehow the facilities provided seem to be the best too. eg 2 big balconies, lots of outdoor furniture, washing machine, oven, big fridge freezer, wall mounted dvd player, lots of spacous rooms (all items you are not sure to get in my experience).
The view from the balconies was lovely. We were treated to a family of goats frequently munching their way past, just below us. Yet the pretty village square was only about 150m away with 3 bars, a restaurant and a shop. More shops and river swimming 10 minutes walk away by main road.
And the nearby scenery up the River Ara, or the River Cinca towards France is simply stunning. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are delighted that our guests are enjoying La Casita and the central Spanish Pyrenees as much as we do. It was quite nerve wracking waiting for feedback when we started renting out our holiday home, having worked on the house for seven years in all our available holidays to make it as we wanted. We hoped it would meet with other peoples requirements and approval.
It is lovely to have our very gentle restoration appreciated by others as we were keen to keep La Casita's lovely rustic character. Also we believe the location of La Casita is second to none, which is why we bought it in the first place.
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5

Fantastic but accessible 'hidden' gem

Fantastic but accessible 'hidden' gem
  • 5 of 5
This carefully renovated property sits at the top of the ancient town of Boltana - a short walk to the shops, cafes and restaurants. The accommodation is comfy and lovely and Boltana is a great place just to be - it has a wonderful fiesta if you get your timings right. There's plenty to see and do. Explore the surrounding area and flora and fauna and enjoy the history of the place. It's great for families - with the lovely river to swim in and plenty of walking - as well as river-based water activities for the more intrepid. Be warned: canyoning is scary and only for the brave...although my eldest niece would do it all over again I'm happy to have done it once and come out alive! White water rafting was more of a family fun time - in my opinion.

Boltana is readily accessible from a number of ports and airports - we took the ferry to Santander and drove but it's only a short hop from Zaragoza airport. It really is a fantastic but accessible 'hidden' gem.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Séjour reposant et enrichissant à la Casita.

  • 5 of 5
Petite maison où on s' y sent bien. Décorée simplement mais avec goût, très propre et où tout le nécessaire est à sa disposition.
C'est tellement agréable d'y revenir après la découverte époustouflante de la région. ( paysage, village, marches, mets délicieux )
L' accueil y est chaleureux .
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
159 Kilometres
Zaragoza
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Casa Coronel
Nearest Ski
73 Kilometres
Cerler
Nearest Beach
281 Kilometres
Barcelona
Car: recommended

La Casita is a charming 3 bedroom traditional stone house situated on the edge of the ancient hill village of Boltana. At the end of a quiet lane it has large south-west facing terraces and a garden overlooking fields. Boltana, situated in the central Spanish Pyrenees, is an old village with many narrow streets and little squares to wander through including the ruins of an 11th century castle. Boltana is superbly located for exploring the beautiful Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park and natural parks of Mountains and Canyons of Guara and Posets- Maladeta. The area is perfect for walking, climbing, cycling, swimming in the river, water activities such as rafting, kayak, canoeing as well touring the area and visiting historic towns such as Ainsa, Alquezar, Graus - famous for its sausages and Benasque or tasting the local Somontano wines. The annual August fiesta in Boltana has the traditional music of the Ronda and Palotiau, dancing with sticks as well as many other events including dance bands.

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Rates & Availability

Boltaña House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Please note for the Spring 2014 rate there is an additional charge of £30 per week for electric heating.
    All other rental prices includes electric, linen and towels. Beach towels are not included.
    A 25% non refundable deposit is requested in order to confirm booking, the rest of the rental amount is due 6 weeks before arrival.
    If arrival is less than 6 weeks, then full rental amount is requested in order to confirm booking.
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Amenities

Boltaña House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • The master bedroom and twin bedded room have vanity basins. There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting room. A cot is available (but exludes bedding)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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