The farmhouse and cottage at Casa Mauri are tastefully renovated to provide modern, clean and well-equipped accommodation whilst maintaining a traditional appearance of beamed ceilings and pointed stone contrasting with white plastered walls. The views from the village are stunning with the Tremp valley and its lakes to the south and the high Pyrenees to the north. The farmhouse is south facing with bedroom and living room windows and also the terrace overlooking the view down into the Tremp valley. The two properties are located at right angles around a picturesque walled courtyard and totally independent of one another.
Accommodation Summary : The farmhouse accommodation is distributed over 3 floors. It has two double and one twin bedrooms, one with balcony, plus two attractive bathrooms with spacious shower cubicles. One floor above are a large farmhouse kitchen complete with 4 ring cooker with oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and a good variety of crockery, glasses, pans, serving dishes and cutlery, a large living/ dining room with TV with English as well as Spanish channels, DVD player and stereo system and an arched door through to a private terrace with spectacular south-facing views of the Tremp valley with its lakes and the Montsec mountains. The Read more
Santa Engracia is located on a rocky outcrop at an altitude of 1000m looking down on the Tremp valley and its lakes bounded by the Montsec range in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The 360 degree view from the village takes in the often snow-capped Pyrenees to the north. The scenery of the region is varied with a number if spectacular gorges popular with rock climbers. The area is well-known for its Romanesque churches and castles and dinosaur eggs and footprints (a set of which can be seen in Santa Engracia!). It is ideal walking country for everyone from the casual to the more experienced walker and the owners have written a guide for the use of their guests. There is a rich variety of birds, butterflies and wild flowers. A visit to the Aiguestortes national park is a must and the duty-free principality of Andorra is only an hour and a half drive away.
Tremp, just 12km away, is an attractive little town. The old town is pedestrianised, occupied by a variety of small shops and surrounded by traces of the old town walls and towers. The newer areas of the town have plazas with fountains and the rambla, a tree lined avenue, is furnished with cafe table and chairs during much of the year. In Tremp you will find all basic facilities, small supermarkets as well as more traditional suppliers, banks, a post office, a modern hospital, bars and restaurants and an outdoor pool. Also, two hotels allow patrons of their bar and restaurant to use their pool. However, our guests prefer swimming in lake San Antoni where canoes and pedalos can be hired or water skiing, bus-bob or banana trips enjoyed. The region has much to offer by way of outdoor activities including white-water rafting and canoeing, canyoning, horseriding, quads, bungy jumping and archery.
Santa Engracia is situated 10km above the main road through the Tremp valley, reached by a climbing rural, though metalled road. (Many satellite navigation systems, including Google, don't show the road but it is there, I assure you!) Access to the houses of Santa Engracia is on foot. Casa Mauri owns an off-road parking area at the entrance to the village. On arrival we meet you with our quad and trailer to assist you in carrying your luggage and shopping up to the house, around 300m away up a wide paved street, uphill. To fully enjoy all the region has to offer a car is essential.