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7 Pla de la Bassa Street hilltop village over the valley of the Conca de Barberà , province of Tarragona, 43425 Fores Spain See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Would highly recommend this beautiful hilltop retreat. Superb views and wonderful nearby walks. The accommodation offers everything one could hope for. Its almost like living in a penthouse. I felt thoroughly looked after.

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Self catering holidays in Serra del Tallat , Tarragona, Spain Renovated stone farmhouse with all mod cons, eco-friendly, solar-heated water and low-consumption heating and water system, More fully-equipped kitchen, bedding provided, and information from us on where to visit in the area. Well-known for its superb views, Fores has a historical past which is present in any walk in the area. Within easy reach of beaches, beautiful monumental monasteries, museums of rural life, modern art, Modernist wine bodegas, cave visit, modern thermal spa, and Gaudi's birthplace centre in Reus. Near Tarragona for its beaches and Roman past. Port Aventura 45kms. Barcelona 115km Choose from B&B-style or self-catering accommodation, more-or-less vegetarian and non-smoking, in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. This top-floor independent apartment, sleeps 7 in 3 loft bedrooms, attractive lounge/diner, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and washroom. The ground floor has large games/yoga room, washroom with sauna shower cabin, and bedroom for 3 with bunk bed. Linens and towels provided. With a wonderful location in a mountain top village which is situated along the Route of the Cisters, the 3 famous historic monasteries, Santes Creus, historically fascinating, Vallbona de les Monges, quaint and still functionning, and Poblet, beautiful and much-appreciated, are easily accessible. From this village you can enjoy stunning views over the wide valley of the Conca de Barbera right the way down to the sea 50kms away along with the backdrop of the Pyrenees mountain range. Enjoy walking up to the top of the village to enjoy these views and visit the 1000-year-old Romanic church or take a walk in the local countryside to visit the ancient spring or to pick aromatic plants. This holiday home is located in the lower part of the village so avoids being shrouded in clouds on cloudy days as is the case with the top part. The big advantage of staying here in our hill-top village and not down in the humid heat of the coast in summer is that it can get hot at midday but in the evening, comes a pleasant freshness so you can open the windows to let the cool air into the house. In July and August this is one of the coolest, most pleasant places to be near the coast, and the thick stone walls of our ancient house keep the temperature well-regulated. There are a choice of places that you can cycle to (we have 2 adult +1 child's bike that you can hire 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 Conca. We are not difficult to get to, despite our hill-top look-out situation. Several low-cost airlines fly into Reus airport, where there is a cheap hire car service, and we can come and pick you up there if you prefer. Hire cars are best pre-booked though. If you arrive at Barcelona airport, you could pick up a hire car, and head up the A2 toll-free autovia/motorway direction LLeida to the well-known service station, La Panadella, there on to our local town, Santa Coloma de Queralt, with its excellent and not expensive restaurants, where we could come and met you. Alternatively, take a train at Barcelona airport to Sants main station, and change there onto a Regional going to LLeida, and get off at Montblanc, the local main town, where we can come and meet you at the station. The high speed AVE now crosses Europe to Barcelona Sants, where again you can take the Regional to Montblanc, and for les than 10€ taking less than 2 hours, you will arrive in Montblanc, the main town visible in the valley below our hill-top village of Fores. Lounge with: TV, DVD player, Woodburner, Free Internet Access There is a dining table to seat 8 people. Kitchen with: Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker 4 bedrooms. Sleeping arrangements: 1 kingsize bed(s), 1 double bed(s), 3 single bed(s), 2 bunk bed(s), 1 Z bed(s) 3 Bathrooms, Power Shower Parking Central Heating Recommended Visits: The famous Route of the Cister: Offering a new and different experience of Catalonia: the visit of the Route of the Cister, crucible in which the identity and spirituality of the country was forged. In a radius of 25 km are located the three main monasteries of the Cistercian Order, which were real bastions in the Reconquest of these lands to the Christian faith and are at the base of the foundation of Catalunya. The area is unparalleled for its beautiful views and is known for its architecture, cuisine and wines with denomination of origin, and gives you a chance to charge your batteries in the countryside. Also famous as the area of Gaudi's birthplace, there are numerous examples nearby, not only in Reus, where there is the Gaudi Cnetre, but also in nearby villages, works by his disciples, like Jujol, at Montferri, and the fascinating church in Guimera only 5km away. There are many exemplary Modernist wine cellars, notably the Cathedral del Vino, in Nulles near Valls. Tarragona with its Roman remains, Reus for the Gaudi centre, Valls for the famous "Castellers", the Priorat for its famous wine cellars, and for children, Port Aventura in Salou (expensive and touristy). Barcelona is 1 hr 40min drive away, or the same on the train from Montblanc. Plus: Good area for Walking, Outdoor Pursuits available nearby: walking, aromatic herb-picking, horse-riding 18.20€/hr Annual Events: Mediaeval Fiestas de Sant Jordi. Last 2 weeks of April and beginning of May; Fores Festival of Music and Poetry, 2nd Sat in June. Fiesta Mayor, last weekend of August. The Tarrega International Theatre festival, the best theatre festival in Spain, in September (9th to 13th) Good places to eat nearby: We can guide you to one of many excellent restaurants in this area whaich is famous for its gastronomy. During the week these are very good value (full menu 10-14€, nearly double at weekends) During the spring, there the famous "calcotadas" (sweet onions) which is an enjoyable ritual in Catalan society, in most nearby villages, at weekends. The "xato"is the famous local salad, worth trying. The area is famous for its excellent table wines. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$57 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Fores
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$57 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Fores
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7 Pla de la Bassa Street hilltop village over the valley of the Conca de Barberà , province of Tarragona, 43425 Fores Spain
Getting there
Reus Airport38 km
Lleida-Alguaire Airport64 km
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