About this listing
The Red room is one of five. It's big and comfortable with masses of character, a big bathroom and a sunny terrace for breakfast with mountain view. A great base for Els Ports, walking, birding, cycling, beaches or visits to the big cities.
The Red Room has a distinctly Eastern feel to it and is one of five which make up Manna House Lodge. It is cool and airy. The heat of the Spanish sun seems a long way even though it is just outside the door. It has a private, sunny terrace, a large bathroom with a big shower and a large walk-in wardrobe. There is a carefully selected pile of books for you to peruse and a choice of double or twin beds with cosy quilts or cool sheets depending on the time of year. The cool tiles and underfloor heating ensure that the temperature is perfect at any time of the year.
Breakfast is can be served on your terrace, on the big terrace or in the dining room.
Whats for breakfast?
It might be muesli or Yoghurt flavoured with my preserves. Home made bread fresh or toasted;
Jamon and Manchego muffins, Drop scones, free range eggs, Tomatoes or mushrooms on toast or griddle muffins. With of course a choice of teas and coffee, freshly squeezed juices...
We also run cooking lessons here so ask when you book to see if there is one going on if you want to join in.
We are a working olive and almond farm and there are about 7 and a half acres to explore with hammocks strategically placed in the terraces for you to relax in. There is a big roof terrace which is available for your use during the day.
There is a shared pool of about 20m square and 1.2m deep
There is a large petanca/boules/pétanque court available for you to use here on the farm.
We offer tapas and paella cooking lessons for couples by arrangement.
Peace and quiet surrounds you as does the mediterranean, mountains and the Ebro.
Interaction with Guests
We live and work on the farm so are on hand if you need us and busy if you don't.
Breakfast is provided for you whenever you want it.
The very Spanish seaside resort with marina at l'Ampolla is 15 minutes away with a huge selection of restaurants and bars with something to suit all tastes and pockets. There are little towns and villages all along the coast all with their own character.
We are close to Tarragona and Tortosa: Valencia and Barcelona a train ride away. There is fishing on the sea and in the river, cycle hire available for the easy delta or the challenging mountains. Els Ports nature reserve is about 25 minutes away with all kinds of outside pursuits available there. There are many cycle routes around the area. The Via verde follows an old rail route and is particularly beautiful.
This part of Catalonia is steeped in Roman history and the people have a strong regional identity. There are castles and potters, birds galore and all sorts of beaches.
We have bikes to hire here at the farm to follow some of the magnificent routes around the area and there are many great walks.
It is a lovely place to visit for a stopover or for a longer break and really get to know the place.
The closest airport is Reus at 45-50 mins, Barcelona is next at just under 2 hours. There are good rail and bus links to local villages but to get to the farm itself you really need a car. There is plenty of parking at the farm. We have bikes to hire here at the farm to follow some of the magnificent routes around the area and there are many great walks.
Other Things to Note
We are off the grid here; water and power are precious.
Being in the campo has it's costs! We are completely reliant on solar power at Manna House and our water is from a bore hole. We ask all our guests to check that all the electrical devices are turned off and unplugged if possible and to be economical with the water. Please do not smoke in any of the rooms and take a great deal of care with cigarettes especially during dry times because of the fire risk.
As we have three dogs we are sorry but we cannot accept visiting dogs.