About This Listing
Lay in bed & watch sunlight change the mood of distant hills. Suite of rooms includes double bedroom, twin room, private bathroom & entrance, living & dining area plus home made breakfast. Jacuzzi, pergola & organic gardens to explore. Eng. spoken.
Can Torras is a recently renovated, ecological farmhouse in the cork oak forests of the Gavarres hills, close to the ancient city of Girona in Northern Spain. A fantastic breakfast is included in your stay plus the freedom to wander in our organic garden, relax in a hammock under the pergola or bask in our hot spa, as you enjoy magnificent views down the valley. Free wifi available. Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
The Studio Suite includes a double room with magnificent views & separate twin/triple room in the old farmhouse (Please note there are steep stairs for those a little unsteady on their legs!). A private bathroom, dining area and entrance hall, fridge, kettle, drink & snack facilities are included. There are lots of great restaurants to choose from nearby but we also can prepare you a delicious Catalan style meal to dine under the stars in Summer and in your suite in the chilly months.
We are just 30 mins from the airport, bus and train station of Girona. Within one hour you will find the beautiful fishing villages of the Costa Brava, the fresh water lake of Banyoles, the volcanic hills of Garrotxa, the mountains of the Pyrenees, the art of Dali or the markets of southern France. A day trip to Barcelona is a must and is one and a half hours by regional train or only thirty five minutes on the new AVE line.
Your English-speaking hosts can guide you to the hidden gems of Catalonia with free travel itineraries for art, food and garden lovers. Children will love our gardens to run around in, petting the animals and collecting our duck and hen's eggs.
We also offer, as an afternoon's course, an introduction to Catalan Cooking, Organic Gardening or Ecological Living so that you get the very best out of your holiday.
We look forward to meeting you and showing you the best Catalonia has to offer.
Private entrance, jacuzzi, pergola with hammocks & lounge seats, organic gardens and farm animals. Rich cork oak forest just beyond the gates for walking and cycling.
Interaction with Guests
This is our home and we enjoy sharing it with people from around the world. Having lived here 15 years we can make suggestions for road trips and restaurants. We are also sensitive to those wanting complete privacy and your private entrance ensures you can come and go as you please.
The view from Can Torras is spectacular across the hills of the Gavarres to those of Garrotxa. However, we are only 10 mins from the main road to Girona and the Costa Brava. Another 10 minutes and you can be in each depending on your mood or the weather!
There is no public transport to Can Torras hence a car or mountain bike is essential
Other Things to Note
We love our furry and feathered friends who are all very friendly. Children in particular love collecting eggs from our chickens and ducks. Those of a very nervous disposition should be aware that we prefer our dogs to run free and are happy to introduce them slowly to guests so that everyone can enjoy Can Torras together.
Relax and enjoy the best of Catalonia!
We respect our guests and keep as flexible as possible. We expect the same from our visitors and have never been disappointed.
We had a wonderful time in Karen's house.
House was decorated with taste and happy colours on the details.
Garden was beautiful! She has organic vegetables growing up there and she can cook delicious meal using it.
We can tell all is made with love and we like that she's using solar energy and taking care of the environment.
House is big, super clean, confi and we had a private area only for us even though we were spending more time on the lovely garden.
ohhh... and she has a jacuzzi outside where you can relax while watching the stars.
Karen was very nice!! first she had to wait for us till 11pm, then we we came at 12:30am (late) and were not able to get in (although the door was open...), we called her, woke her up and she was cool with all the trouble we made... Sorry again! The bedroom is very large, it is part of a duplex with a bathroom and another room at the first floor. Beautiful organic garden with very yummy red grapes. We will visit again.
We had a really tranquil and relaxing stay at Can Torras. We arrived greeted by the most beautiful view.
Karen is a wonderful warm host and a really good cook. Breakfast was different every day and we really appreciated the efforts she made.
We highly recommend Can Torras and will definitely be visiting again.
Patricia from Stoke Newington
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About the Host, Karen
My family and I moved to Catalonia from the UK fourteen years ago, finding Can Torras two years later. Since then it has been a labour of love to renovate two apartments and our old farmhouse. We knew from the start this was where we wanted to live - the food, the scenery, the wonderful weather. Now I'm pleased to share the farmhouse, our garden and its magnificent views with visitors and offer our apartment in Girona for self catering stays. I am happy to share my experiences so that visitors enjoy the best that Catalonia has to offer.