|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
4 bedrooms, each with bed measuring 135cms
2 bedrooms, each with bed measuring 120cms
4 bathrooms, two with bath and two with shower
Kitchen equipped with 4 ring gas hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, cooking utensils and cutlery.
A charming cottage standing in the village of Banastón Usana, only 2kms from Ainsa. The entrance to the property is either via the Santa Agueda covered street, the longest one in a region renowned for its covered streets, or via the garden in front of the house.
Casa Blas, a grand old stone farmhouse dating back to the 17th Century, is situated in the village of Banastón Usana near Ainsa. The imposing oak front door of Casa Blas is reached after passing by a small chapel and through a covered street, the longest of its kind in the region. This former farmhouse has been beautifully restored with great respect for the original structure. Traditional features such as wall recesses, windows and wrought ironwork have been maintained to give a truly authentic feel to this magnificent dwelling.
Special interest holidays:
All adventure activities can be booked locally in Ainsa. These include canyoning, rafting, trekking, quads, horseriding, rock climbing... 4x4 vehicles and bicycles are also available for rent in Ainsa. Maps of Ordesa and Posets-Maladeta and Sierra de Guara can be found in the local bookshop. The local swimming pool is open in July and August. There are also numerous natural pools for bathing along the Ara and Cinca rivers. Paragliding and parapente are available in nearby Castejon de Sos.
A car is essential for travel in Aragón. Distances from the following airports to Ainsa are as follows:
Banastón Usana is a 5 minute drive from Ainsa or a half hour walk along a waymarked path. Ainsa is the main village in the region of Sobrarbe, and there you will find all the sports adventure companies, restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets, tourist office and the weekly outdoor fruit and veg market on Tuesday morning. Ainsa is located at the crossroads to three areas of outstanding nature beauty: the Ordesa National Park home, the Posets-Maladeta and the Sierra de Guara Natural Parks.
Ainsa is located at the crossroads to three areas of outstanding nature beauty: the Ordesa National Park home to Monte Perdido the largest limestone mountain in Europe, the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, entry via the magnificent Chistau valley and the Sierra de Guara Natural Park, world renown for its canyoning. All three parks offer an endless array of outdoor activites from one hour strolls along the valley floor to 3000m+ peaks like Posets and Perdido. Alpine wildflowers can be enjoyed all summer long, though May and June are truly spectacular months. There are good chances of spotting marmots, deer, 'sarrios' Pyrenean mountain goats, vultures, lammergeier...
The tourist office offers guided tours of the old part of Ainsa on request. They can also advise on opening hours for the numerous Romanesque churches scattered throught the region. Visit the 6th Century St Victorian Monastery below the Peña Montanesa mountain near Los Molinas. Visit Muro de Roda, near Tierrantona, a defensive walled enclosure with church and impressive views of surrounding area. Visit the countless hamlets and villages of Sobrarbe In the surrounding area of Barbastro in neighbouring Somontano, a 45 minute drive from Ainsa, numerous bodegas offer guided tours of the wine making process and their cellars.
Other Activities: Caving, canyoning, rafting, kayak, canoe.