Located on the outskirts of a historical picturesque farming village, which itself is situated on a mountain-top overlooking the beautiful wide valley of the Conca de Barberà in the northern limits of the province of Tarragona, where we offer you B&B-style accomodation, more-or-less vegetarian and non-smoking, in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.. We offer a good amplified Continental breakfast 5€ a head
In the lounge you will find a scrap-book, full of information on places to see and visit, a walk or a short car ride away.
The house is equipped with solar-heated hot water, which has electric back-up in case the sun doesn't shine in more than 2 days, which is extremely rare. There are either summer or winter duvets on all the beds. The windows are fitted with anti-fly screens, and there are virtually no mosquitos in the whole village. Each guest is provided with a hand and shower towel, which are checked before departure, as is the kitchen equipment. The flushes in the 4 separate WC's and the water taps are fitted with water-saving devices, and the central heating is a special low-consumption electric system. There is a big satellite dish, so in the visitor lounge, (shared by the 4 double bedrooms) the TV receiver gives all the Spanish channels and most of the British ones, BBC 1+ 2, ITV 1,2,3 +4 and Channel 4. In case of any difference of what to watch, by default it gets fixed on BBC1.
The great advantage of staying up in our village and not down in the humid sweltering heat of the coast in summer, is that although it may be as hot outside as the coast on a very sunny day, in the evening there is a delicious freshness, when one can open the windows and let the cool into the house, keeping them closed during the day, as the very thick s stone walls of the house keep a steady temperature of 23-23ºC in summer and with the heating on the rest of the year at a steady 18-20º.
This being a mountain-top village, there are unparallelled views over the wide valley of the Conca de Barberà right the way down to the sea 50kms away, and from behind the village we see the whole long chain of the Pyrenees, covered in snow except in summer.
So apart from a walk up to the top part of the village for the views and to visit the 1000-year-old Romanic church and wander round the old village, or taking a walk in the local countryside to visit the ancient spring or to pick aromatic plants, there many interesting visits to be made locally.
Our place is in the lower part of the village, which avoids being shrouded in clouds as is the top part when it's cloudy, but just as cool in summer, and is at more or less the same altitude as several local places that can be cycled to (we have 2 adult +1 child's bike we can hire you 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 very lucky to have a few minutes drive away the brand-new 5-star thermal spring establishment of Rocallaura, extremely well-equipped and guaranteed to make you feel a new person in two hours. We have multi-ticket entries which reduce the price from 23 to 15€ all-in. We have also installed a foot-massage and steam sauna therapy cabin on the ground floor next to the yoga room; afterwards you feel 50 times better than taking a shower. Cost 5€ per half-hour session.
With the village strategically situated on the Route of the Cisters, and the public rambling route GR Saint James' Track passing in front of the house, giving easy access to the 3 famous historic monasteries, Santes Creus, historically fascinating, Vallbona de les Monges, quaint and still functionning, and Poblet, beautiful and much-appreciated. 50 km. away from Tarragona and its wonderful beaches. 115km from Barcelona.
There are two ways to have an interesting and pleasant stay with us: being accompanied, or under your own steam. So, unless you come in your own car, you will be met at the airport (Reus the nearest) and helped with accepting a hire car (best booked previously), and we will show you which routes to take. Or, being accompanied, when we will meet you at Reus airport with our 9-seater VW, and once lodged, we will take you to visit nice places in the afternoons. In the mornings you can take walks nearby or round the village, or stay and rest or study in the relaxing atmosphere of the house. We have (website hidden) internet.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$29 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$786 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3002 /month|
Hemos pasado un estupendo fin de semana de desconexión en Forès. El pueblo es tranquilo y las vistas espectaculares, tanto de día como de noche. El alojamiento es cómodo y tiene todo lo necesario para la estancia.
Es un punto estratégico, a medio camino de todo, desde el que se puede visitar la Ruta del Císter y pueblos como Montblanc, Guimerà, Monfalcó o Tàrrega.
Y si tenéis cualquier duda, ¡preguntad a Philip! Os indicará el camino más corto para llegar a los sitios y los sitios más interesantes.
Philip was very communicative with us before and during our stay giving us good information about best routes to local sites and good restaurants. He was available if there was any needs for the apartment and tried to fix problems.
The village is very sleepy and it is short lovely walk from the apartment to the top of the village where you are treated to spectacular views.
The space is a renovated granary and stylishly furnished.
The apartment is suitable for a smaller group than six people. The table could not accommodate all of us to eat together.
There was the inconvenience of no internet as it is advertised in the amenities and there was a problem with the bathroom shower not draining properly.
I wish people who have a little problem like not fitting at the table would mention it, as very easily the table extends perfectly to oval shape to take 8. As Dion had such a good understanding of engineering I presumed he wouldn't need me to see the split-open table.
There is a little hitch with the shower, as the people there before kept coming back from the beach covered in sand and showering it off in my shower and so have partially blocked the pipe. I'm working on it putting down buckets of boiling water to dislodge it. I have installed a super new shower cabin in the downstairs part of the house, and if they had told me they weren't managing with the upstairs shower, they could have used the downstairs shower for free.
The Telefonica company announce last year it had bulit a new antena to give good mobile internet, but more lies typical of Telefonica Movistar. So by next year I will have a sateliite antena installed to give decent wi-fi (website hidden) any case,