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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.