|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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 and outdoor hot tub. 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.
We give you everything you'll need to feel at home, while still enjoying the comforts and ease of hotel-style convenience: from the WiFi internet and complementary toiletries to your own fully equipped kitchen - we have everything down to salad spinners and garlic crushers - if there's anything we forgot, tell us and we'll get one for you!
If you wish to save on service charges, commissions or credit card fees we welcome you to book directly at www.cancruanyes.com. You can book there securely either by credit card or bank transfer.
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
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.
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.
'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!'
Children under 2 come for free.
We stayed at Can Cruanyes for 11 night, an excellent base for exploring the medieval towns & villages; Olot, Besalu, Santa Pau. The isolated mountain village of Beget was well worth the drive.
We had no difficulty in finding restaurants open at lunchtime.
Apartment Cherry was very comfortable and well equipped. The wood burner was perfect for the cooler evenings after long days walking and exploring.
Thank you Donny & Siobham for being such good hosts, we plan to return.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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.