Great breakfast near Tortosa & Sea

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Lligallo de Vinaixarrop, Tortosa, Catalonia 43500, Spain

Big, comfortable and characterful room with mountain views and sunny terrace for breakfast. Drop scones or home made bread, real eggs & ham A great base for beaches of Costa Durada, Els Ports, walking, birding, cycling or visits to the big cities.

The Space

The Japanese Room is co called because of the Japanese ladies who are dancing above the bed. The room is one of five which make up Manna House Lodge. It is cool and airy and the heat of the Spanish sun seems a long way even though it is just outside the door where you will find your own private, south facing terrace.
Each room has 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 prepared for you and can be served on your terrace, on the big terrace or in the dining room.

Whats for breakfast?
It might be our own 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, griddle muffins. With of course a choice of teas and coffee, 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.

Guest Access

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
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 Neighborhood

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.
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.
It is a lovely place to visit for a stopover or for a longer break and really get to know the place.

Getting around

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 and there are great walks.

Other Things to Note

We are off the grid here; water and power are precious.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $513 /week
Monthly Price: $1567 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $21
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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City:
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the casita and the welcome from Amanda and Simon. It was interesting to see what they are doing on their farm and to meet the many residents, especially the 4-legged ones.

    The casita was clean, comfortable and warm, and just simply charming and enjoyable to spend time in. The roads around it are quiet and perfect for walking into the nearby hills. Ampolla and Tortosa are worth visiting as is all of the surrounding countryside. We've visited many places in Spain over the years and can say that Amanda and Simon chose one of the prettiest to make their home.

    We'd certainly return and would recommend a stay at Manna House to everybody.

    March 2014
    Amanda
    Response from Amanda:

    Thank you for saying such lovely things Mark. We feel the same way about the place. I hope we meet again.

  • January 2014
    Amanda and Simon's casita is very private, charming, comfortable, and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found it to be a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. The wood stove had already warmed the casita up so it was quite cozy when we arrived. In fact, Simon prepared the stove every evening for us so all we had to do was drop in a match after returning to the casita after a day of sightseeing. We enjoyed homemade treats, Amanda's jam and Simon's olives, and they had lots of maps and tourist pamphlets with information on the area. The casita was a little challenging to locate, so I would recommend arriving before dark and keeping a cell phone handy in order to call Amanda and Simon in case you have difficulty finding it. We would definitely stay at Manna house again, and it would be a great spot for a family reunion as they have lots of space other than the casita. Thank you Amanda and Simon! Karen and Joe

    January 2014
  • Very nice moment at this place, far away from city stress, relaxing and nature-friendly. Amanda & Simon are clearly friendly people, Highly recomended!

    December 2013
  • Beautifull and amazing place,sweetest dogs ever,wonderfull and nice hosts.
    We really need a holiday like this,relax,walk and peace.
    We sure come back in spring there.

    November 2013
  • The Manna House was fantastic. Amanda and Simon were wonderful hosts. We were short distances from many sites and the beaches. After a week in Barcelona the Manna House was a great retreat. We learned about olive trees-harvesting the olives, etc. The renovations to the buildings on the property were remarkable. We strongly recommend this as a vacation site.

    Tom & Babs
    New Orleans. LA USA

    October 2013
  • estacia muy agradable, en la casita de Simon y Amanda. Recomedable para visitar el Delta del Ebro y sus alrededores.

    September 2013
  • Manna House was just as it is described on the website, beautiful and very peaceful. The Casita is well equipped with a lovely outdoor seating area for meals and relaxing. Amanda and Simon were wonderful and welcoming with lots of good advice on what to do in the area. They cooked us a delicious meal on our final night and were great company too.

    September 2013
  • La estancia en casa Mamma fue genial. Los Srs. Smith son encantadores, muy acogedores y de trato excelente. Además, la casa está muy bien, es pequeña pero con un encanto especial y tiene una terraza y una piscinita muy agradables. Ideal para parejas que quieren paz y tranquilidad.

    September 2013
  • For our eight-week European Grand Tour we booked eight AIRBNB accommodations: London, Paris, Zurich, Venice, Florence, Tortosa (Manna House), Bilbao and London again (plus hotels and B&Bs for a total of nineteen different places in seven countries). About halfway through the adventure we were seriously ready for a real rest – we couldn't have picked a better home than Manna House for those five delicious days: It is removed without being remote, modest but not without all the comforts, and quiet but never dull. Amanda and Simon, olive farmers extraordinaire, are friendly, helpful, respectful, interesting and fun. We fell in love with the area, the house, its delightful owners and their endearing assortment of non-human residents. We highly recommend Manna House and its many pleasures!

    July 2013
  • Our stay with Amanda, Simon, the dogs and chickens was a perfect respite from our month of frenzied sightseeing in Europe. The casita itself couldn't be more charming - it had every thing we could possibly want and we made good use of it all, including the swimming pool. Amanda and Simon made us feel most welcome and comfortable, taking time to show our eight year old son the kittens and to talk with him about futbol. The farm is just a short easy drive from beautiful beaches where we spent days playing. When we make it back to Spain, we will most definitely be visiting the farm again! I couldn't recommend it more enthusiastically!

    June 2013
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Hello, I am Amanda and my husband is Simon. We live exactly half way between Barcelona and Valencia along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. We are ex-pats and enjoying the sunshine and space here in Catalonia. We both come from a hospitality and food background and so we know how to look after our guests.We are offering space on our Olive and Almond farm for people who want to see Spanish Spain and get some peace and quiet. We have dogs and chickens and make our own electricity and pump our own water. Drop in if you are passing and see what's happening this week.
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