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Restored farmhouse, Mountain Views, Pool, Large grounds, Tranquil & lush setting - Cherry

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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.


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Details for Cherry 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The living and kitchen area are open plan. 4 people can be accommodated with the couch converting to a sofa bed in the living room. Outside the accommodation is a decking area with mountain views to sit out and enjoy the sights and sounds of rural Catalonia. The bedroom boasts traditional Catalonian window sash and along with the wooden beams seen throughout and elevated wood burning stove, the apartment gives a charming welcoming feel.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Catalan
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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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 La Garrocha

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere at Can Cruanyes.... we were able to instantly feel at home thanks to Donny and Siobhans' welcoming hospitality. The farm is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and yet with all the modern comforts you could need and a fabulous pool. If it weren't for the amazing surrounding villages, volcanoes, waterfalls, forests and coastline to explore i could have happily not left the farm at all for the entire week! We would highly reccomend Can Cruanyes and look forward to returning ourselves again!'
May 2010
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based on 7 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

An excellent isolated villa for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Can Cruanyes to relax after a week cycling in the Pyrenees, and it was exactly what we needed. The apartment is lovely and cosy, and well equipped for self-catering. The pool is clean and perfect for cooling off after relaxing in the large gardens.

We spent the week enjoying being away from civilisation, but if you want to visit Olot or Girona the main road to either is only 10 minutes drive away.

Overall an excellent place to stay that I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Calm, beautiful and perfect place to rest.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located a couple of kilomiters outside the neares town (which is a small village) so you need a car. And ther is no air-condition. But thats all you have to worry about. The appartment is clean, the pool perfect on a hot day, ther is nothing that will disturb you on our holliday. The manager is friendly and helpfull. If you want a lazy, quiet holliday, or like to hike in the mountains, this is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks for coming!
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Cozy and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My family (myself, husband and daughters 9 and 11) spent a lovely Easter weekend at Can Cruanyes. When we arrived on a dark and rainy evening, the owner (Donny) was there to greet us with a fire lit in the wood stove (greatly appreciated!). The apartment was spotlessly clean, well-outfitted, and was just perfect for our needs. The outdoor setting is incredible, and I don't think I would ever tire of waking up to that spectacular view. It was a bit too chilly for the pool, but I'm sure that would be a good reason for a return visit in the summer! We had been seeking a place to stay close to friends who have a nearby home, and it was less than 5 minutes away from their place. We all loved going into the little village of Tortella, and particularly enjoyed watching a FC Barcelona soccer match with the locals at "The Casino" (town restaurant/pub). We also had a fantastic meal at Restaurant Pont Vell in nearby Besalu, which is a beautiful medieval village 10 minutes away. We hope to return to the area to see our friends in the future, and will definitely plan to stay at Can Cruanyes again---thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time out to write the review. It's appreciated!
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Almere/ Netherlands

Sverige eller Spanien

  • 5 of 5

As a Dutch, I should review my opinion with respect to holiday destination. So far it was Sweden as the utmost in friendly people, nature, good feeling and accommodation (clean, well-maintained). But now after having visited Can Cruanyes, I am lost!

I feel desperately now. Who is the best and what to do next time?

The only way to solve this problem is to visit your place again, I hope as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Owner's Response: We will welcome you back any time Kolstein!
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Limassol, Cyprus

Great place to stay in Catalunya!

  • 5 of 5

Can Cruanyes proved to be the best base for exploring the Pyrenees & the Garrotxa area, and a very comfortable place to return to in the evenings - we started to refer to it as 'home' on the 2nd day of our stay :) The house is in a very quiet location, surrounded by forested hills & mountains, but it takes only 15 minutes to get to Olot and about 35 to Girona - so we were never too far from civilization when we needed it! The apartment was always very warm (very important for a stay in winter) - central heating works very fast, and a fireplace (wood, matches etc were provided) was a real treat. The bedrooms, the kitchen and the living room had all the facilities listed on the website, all was in good working order. The owner, Donny, was very helpful and answered all the questions that we had, and gave recommendations on eating out in the neighbouring villages. Oh, and he had prepared a nice welcome pack on our arrival, which was gladly and instantly consumed! For those unfamiliar with Spain, be prepared that almost everything is closed for a very long siesta - longer than in other mediterranean countries, sometimes from 13-00 to 17-00 (pharmacies, public toilets, stores) and in low season even restaurants stay closed for lunch and/or dinner on some odd days. Various places are closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, and it is not advertised anywhere, so call the place you want to visit (restaurant, museum, animal park etc) in advance to check. The good thing is that After siesta quite many stores re-open and work till late (9-10pm). Despite some surprises we had with the above peculiarity, our vacation in Catalunya was thoroughly enjoyable, and our choice of Can Cruanyes as a place to stay contributed to it greatly!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I am still trying getting caught out with the random closing of a restaurant or a shop after 5 years but I am slowing getting there!
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Veenhuizen, the Netherlands

Great getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy and extremelly well equipped holiday home (especially as compared to the price). Everything was very clean and well maintained. It was clear the the owners (we only saw one, she was very friendly and conveniently spoke English) decorated the house with love.

Always a very warm welcome by Luna, the dog.

Even the one bedroom home has a washing machine. Heating (central and fireplace) are exellent. Good bed with duvets en pillows (no neckrolls!).

The description regarding the location was very accurate, which is just as well, because the farmhouse is outside a village. Surroundings are beautiful. In Tortella you can have a nice dinner (form 8.30) in the rock cafe for 10 euro.

If anyone would go to this area, I would certainly recommend it.

Do NOT forget to visit Besalu, a small, but beautiful medieval village. Figueres (Dali-museum) is not to be missed, nor are Cadaques and Port LLigat. A trip to Andorra (though quite a drive), is a beautiful daytrip). etc. etc. etc.

Lots and lots to do, very nice people. The fact the they speak Catalan is no problem, because everybody will answer you in Spanish (as long a you try to as well), or try to help you with signs (English is not widely spoken).

Hope to be back in a while

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Johanna. Yes Bar Roc is great place if you want to grab a bit of local food down the road in Tortella.
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Restaurant Curia Reial SL.
"Serving Garrotxa specialist food Curia Reial is one of the upper end restaurants in Besalu. ..."
Bridge of Besalú
"Old Pituresque Medieval Bridge"
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tortella (local village)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Torremirona Golf
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 2 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

Children under 2 come for free.

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Sales de Llierca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed can accommodate 2 people
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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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