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15 minutes from Barcelona by train or by car, in the middle of the Collserola park. surrounded by trees, this place is ideal to rest and retire after a day in the city or at the beach. A fully equipped studio with a separate kitchen and separate bathroom. Free WiFi is included, fireplace, and a small garden facing the forrest to relax or barbecue a quick meal. The hosts live in the attached house and will be available to cater for particular needs or indicate possible outing or excursions.
The environment offers all the calm and tranquility of home in the country side, but a 15 minute drive will take you to the center of town. The suburban train is about 1 mile away and a neighborhood bus can take you to the stations in a few minutes. In 18 minutes the train will take you to the center of Barcelona. The nearest beach is a 20 minute drive away, and it is a great place to start back country excursions.
If you depend on public transportation, note that the trains do not run between 1:00am and 6:00am.
If you want to alternate from museum visits and the beach you can enjoy the cooler Colserola park at your doorstep. The Collserola park is one of the favorite place for Barcelonians to go hiking, mountain biking, or collecting mushrooms.
English French and Spanish speaking hosts.
We had the best few weeks staying here! Matthieu and Sandra are the perfect hosts: easy going, welcoming and really kind. There are lots of nice walks in the area which makes it perfect for anyone wanting to go trekking. We were also close to Barcelona itself being able to get there in 20 minutes by train or car (plus a 25 min walk to the train station). The apartment is really cool and different with a lovely warm feeling and the perfect place to escape the city without being too far away. We had the best time in La Floresta and would love to stay again soon!!
It was indeed nice, quite and enjoyable location outside city, and only 20 min by train to pl. Catalunya. The same was distance to Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona which I was visiting. In particularly fine location if you like walking and tracking, that can be done straight from the doorstep.
Great location. We had our own car that took us to the station in 5 minutes and then is was just a short (20 min) and easy (regular) train journey to Barcelona. It is a peaceful setting and Mathieu is a friendly relaxed host, we enjoyed our stay.
We had a great 6 nights here as a couple. The area is beautiful and quiet. The children getting ready for school in the main house can wake you up, but not any earlier than you need to take advantage of the day. We got our exercise in every day with the 2km walk to and from la floresta station, where the train to central Barcelona is frequent and quick. I would have loved to explore the forest and go mushroom picking but didn't get the chance. Oh and Miel the dog is very sweet.
We stayed in the appartment for one month.
Matthieu was very nice and picked us up when we arrived in La Floresta. The appartment itself is a little smaller than it seems in the photos but reasonbly sized for a couple. we didn't have a car, which is fine but limiting your options as far as places to visit and return hours. once you realize how the buses work it is easier to get along, but we did walk to the train station and back many times. it takes about 25 minutes to get there and when the weather is good walking is fun and the view is nice. you should however be prepared to meet wild boars which can be scary though probably not dangerous.
We had a great time in La Floresta. Matthieu and Sandra are lovely people and are happy to help if there's any problem. The dog Mel is really cute and made our stay even better. The place is recommended for those who seek a quiet vacation close to the big city.
Sehr ruhig. Du fuehllst dich wie zu hause sehr wohl, nach dem barcelona tour.
The studio is beautiful located in the mountains, very close to Barcelona (5 minutes with the car to the train station and 15 minutes with the train to downtown Barcelona). The studio is decorated with good taste, the beds are comforttable but the kitchen utensils are a bit old and worn out. In short, we had a good experience.
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