Fores: Country style house
- 4 BDR
- 3 BA
- Sleeps 9
avg €45 EUR
Our completely modernized farmhouse is situated on a mountain-top overlooking the beautiful wide valley of the Conca de Barbera in the northern limits of the province of Tarragona, where we offer you a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
In your lounge in your separate apartment you'll find a scrap-book, full of information on places to see and visit, a short car ride away, apart from a walk up to the top part of the village for the views and to visit the 1000-year-old Romanic church and wander round the old village, or taking a walk in the local countryside to visit the ancient spring or to pick aromatic plants, there many interesting visits to be made locally.
Our place is in the lower part of the village, which avoids being shrouded in clouds as is the top part when it's cloudy, but just as cool in summer, when down on the coast they sweat in clammy heat, we sleep in cool freshness, and is at more or less the same altitude as several local places that can be cycled to (we have bikes we can hire you very cheaply) along the tracks improved by the windmill installers. The windmills provide great wondering for younger visitors, and although initially their presence scared off most of our local eagle population, recently we have been noticing the return of soaring great birds of prey in the skies over the wide valley of the Conca.
We are lucky to have brand-new 5-star thermal spring establishment of Rocallaura, extremely well-equipped and guaranteed to make you feel a new person in two hours. We have multi-ticket entries which reduce the price from 23 to 15€‚ all-in. We have also installed a steam sauna therapy shower cabin on the ground floor next to the yoga room; you feel 10 times better than taking a shower afterwards. Cost 3€ per session.
With the village strategically situated on the Route of the Cisters, and the public rambling route Gr Saint James' Track passing in front of the house, giving easy access to the 3 famous historic monasteries, Santes Creus, historically fascinating, Vallbona de les Monges, quaint and still functionning, and Poblet, beautiful and much-appreciated.
The local capital, Reus, is famous as Gaudi's birthplace, with an interesting 5-floor visitor centre and a walking route through the town visiting the 28 outstanding Noucentista houses.
Near Poblet monastery are the renowned caves of Espluga de Francolí, with lit-up underground river.
Many of our visitors come to tour the beautiful Noucentista wine bodegas, the best-known being the Cathedral of the Wines at Nulles near Valls, itself the centre the Catalán "Castellers"(human Castles) festivities during the spring/summer.
The famous sacred and beautiful mountain of Montserrat, is half-way to Barcelona, 115kms away, down the A2 freeway.
Tarragona, with its Roman ruins and amphitheatre, and the kindest beaches in Catalunya, is also a most popular day trip for those who have stayed with us.