Casas El Forn are situated in the centre of the village of La Carroja and get their name from originally being the village baker´s for over a quarter of a century, until approximately l960, and then, because of the emigration in the villages, they were finally abandoned.
The initial project was to make a small rural hotel with a restaurant.To do this, two pieces of land were joined together to create a larger building area, but we were unable to carry out this much desired project.
However, we decided to make use of all the stone that had come from the two pieces of land and use them for the main walls, producing a beautiful "high mountain" house which has also been very well insulated given that it has 50 cm exterior walls.
Although all this has been prepared to be able to be reconverted into a hotel (currently for sale), we have decided to divide the building into two accommodations, as each of these has its own independent number and entrance, and is divided up as follows :
CASA RURAL EL FORN (C/. Iglesia, 19)- SLEEPING 12 PEOPLE: This occupies the ground and first floor of the building. On the ground floor, there is a large entrance hall, dining room and a lounge with a fireplace, a spacious kitchen with a large table seating eight people, a double room, a WC/shower and an interior patio. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms (one of which is really large and includes a cot), two twin rooms, a bathroom and a WC/shower room.
CASA DE PUEBLO EL FORN (C/. Iglesia, 17) -SLEEPING 6/8 PEOPLE: This has its own entrance through the main patio and occupies the second floor and the loft. On the main floor we have the kitchen, lounge with a fireplace, dining room, two double rooms and a twin room, as well as two WC/shower rooms. The loft has a double bed and its own WC/shower (as the ceiling is a little lower, it is ideal for children or adults that are not very tall).
The two houses have central heating with a constant hot water supply boiler. Fully equipped kitchens with hobs and electric ovens, washing machine, fridge, coffee machine (melita), microwave, toaster, iron and ironing board. The bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries. In the lounges, there is a TV and video (on request) with board games for a lovely evening in front of the fireplace, especially in winter.
Another important fact is that here, in La Carroja, you will find a variety of sports facilities: swimming pool, tennis, basketball, frontón court... provided by the local council of El Vall de Gallinera, and it is possibly one of the villages with the best views of the valley and the most peaceful and " safest " for the children, as it only has one street and is away from the main road; it is also ideal for hiking routes.