About this listing
This holiday home is about one thing: peace.
If you enjoy the sound of your own thoughts to the back drop of the breeze through leaves, this place is for you. A true get away, a holiday for the senses, unwind under an olive tree in the mountains...
Nestled in the nook of an ancient olive terrace this property treads delicately on the landscape. Built underground with a strong ring like shape the curved ceilings and lightwells are a feast for the senses, changing the interplay of light as the sun moves overhead. With two cool double bedrooms to the rear, a bespoke shower room and huge dining/kitchen/living area. A 4m high atrium filled with plants, floods the property with natural light at it's centre. We love up-cycling our roadside finds to make beautiful original furniture and do so wherever possible. From the agricultural fruit boxes to our washing machine drum bathroom sink, the decor is certainly different! The kitchen countertops are made from polished concrete and are made in situ to fit the space. We love lighting and have coloured lights in the kitchen that smoothly shift through the rainbow just for fun! Access to the internet, DVD player, and stereo. Large shaded fly free area to the front of the property for dining al fresco and lounging enjoying the stunning mountainscapes. Built in BBQ area. We love to make atmospheric spaces for the comfort and relaxation of our guests.
The house is 4km drive on a partially alsphalted track to the pretty riverside village of Tivenys where you will find all local amenities and a very relaxed atmosphere. A further 20 minute drive takes you to the medieval town of Tortosa. The Els Ports nature park is a 40 minute drive, the coastal beaches 35Km, the nearest being L'Ampolla.
Access all areas!
Interaction with Guests
I may not be there to greet you but I am on call if you need me, anytime I am happy to help :)
The nearest small village is 4km from the house. A riverside sleepy farming village, the central preoccupation being to grow enough veg to give out in crate loads to friends and family all year. The house itself is set at the foot of craggy mountains, once epically cultivated but now abandoned olive groves. The majestic trees still hold a mysterious charm with stone farmers dwellings dotted on the landscape providing windows into a peasant past.
You will need a car, you can park above the house in the shade of an ancient Olive tree.
We collect rain water, so we expect guests to be aware of their water usage and use water saving good practice. Our energy comes from the sun so we only use low consumption appliances, so that means a holiday for your hair straightners too! If you need to make use of the washing machine, please only use the fast 15 minute wash on 30c. Thanks for your cooperation :)
Please never use plug in electric heaters. It will kill our batteries. Which means no electricity
Please no smoking in the house.
Please take your refuse with you. There are recycle bins in the village for cans, tetrabriks, plastic containers, card, glass, and organics. Everything else can go in the grey wheely bins. Thanks!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.