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ES1016539

Carme, Barcelona, Spain

Surrounded by virgin nature

Surrounded by virgin nature

Surrounded by virgin nature
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Member since

2003

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 23, 2019 - April 28, 2019 6 days
August 05, 2019 - August 30, 2019 17 days

Old beauty house completely reformed in the center of Catalonia - Antiga casa de poble, còmode, àmplia i acollidora al centre de Catalunya

Located in the center of Catalonia at 1 hour or less from the most high-ranking turistic places, we invite you to enjoy our spacious house. Warm welcome, friendly, full-equiped, quiet and everything in a paceful rural environment. We have two hens, so you will enjoy the privilege of collecting your own fresh eggs every morning.
Our house is located in the center of the town, an old and medieval village form the XVI century that nowadays keep it's rural essence. The house offers a greatest location in the village, and you also can enjoy our landscapes, full of montains, the river and absolutely inmersed in the valley of Carme-Orpí.

The hause dispose a big entrance, where we put aside the wood. Here you have a description of each parts:

  • in the first floor; big room, bathroom with shower and WC, kitchen-livingroom, cleaning room, the big storehouse and 2 terraces, both with BBQ (one by gas and one by wood).
  • in the second floor, 3 rooms, music space and another big bathroom, in that case with bath.
  • in the third floor, another big terrace, always full of sunlight, and the room with all the machines and equipments for the house (like the boiler).
  • we have another floor, in that case in the underground level. Next to the entrance you will find a straights that allow you to visit our original cellar, dates from the XVII century. There you can also enjoy some espectacular wines, all from our territory, Catalonia.

The town offers all the principal services; free swimming pool, bakery, supermarket, pharmacy, sports zone, news-stand, bars and restaurants. Everything allow by just 2 minutes walking from the house. The village have just 700 people, so it's a great place to disconnect and enjoy all the nature and all the activities that the landscape offers; swimming at the river, looking for some crabs, visiting old prehistoric caves, look and listen the birds, make some excursions (by walk or bike), or just enjoin the landscape, the house and the paceful environment.

Carme, as it is called the town, is located between two mountain ranges, Queralt and Orpinell. Breaked by the river of Carme, what gives the name to the town, it concerns and build a privilegious landscape and a unique natural environment.

We also are in the center of Catalonia, so you will can discover the territory without huge travels. Here we point out some of the most important turistic places of Catalonia, and also the time that you need for the traveling:
- Montserrat Monastery 25 min.
- Vilafranca del Penedès, one of the most famous wine lands of the world (DO Penedès) 20 min
- Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú (Costa Daurada beach's) 40 min
- Barcelona city center 50 min
- Tarragona and the Roman Empire 1 hour.
- Lleida and north Catalonia 1 hour
- Girona Costa Brava (Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa de Mar, Llafranc) 1.30 hour
- Delta de l'Ebre 1.45 hour
- Salou and Port Aventura Resort 1.35 hour.
- Andorra (Caldea-Spa) 2 hours.

The town is also from 10 km of Igualada, the capital of the center of Catalonia (comarca de l'Anoia). There and just from 10 min by car, you can find cinemas, big supermarkets, theatres, cultural live, bars and full of good restaurants .
In Igualada you can also enjoy the cultural items, like the medieval church, part of the old castell and huge walls. Furthermore some diferents artístic ans historical periods; preromànic, romànic, Alt medieval, barroc... you have buildings for each period of time (it's important to point out that Igualada, 200 years ago was one of the most important city's of Catalonia, and nowadays we find some examples of that high era.

Moreover, in our territory you can visit a lot of medieval castles, all from the medieval period when cristians ans musulmans fight for the "hyspanic mark". You can visit a lot of them with a guide, and we can give you all the information that you want. We love our history and all that remains nowadays.

CATALAN VERSION:
Al centre de Catalunya a 1 hora o menys dels principals punts turístics, us inviten a disfrutar de la nostra casa àmplia, càlida, acollidora, ben equipada amb boniques vistes de muntanya i amb dues gallines que us donaran ous frescos.
La nostra casa està ubicada al centre del poble, en un antic nucli medieval, i per darrera veiem la riera i el bosc.
Disposem d' una àmplia entrada a peu de carrer on deixar les bicis, jocs....
Primer pis: àmplia habitació , lavabo amb dutxa, cuina-menjador menjador-sala d' estar, rebost, quartos de rentar i dues terrasses
Segon pis: 3 habitacions, sala de música, i lavabo amb banyera
Tercer pis: terrat i quartos de màquines
Soterrani: Antic celler
El poble disposa dels principals serveis: piscina, forn, botiga queviures, kiosc, farmàcia, consultori mèdic, zona esportiva, bar i restaurant, tot a 3 minuts de casa.

És un poble de 700 habitants envoltat de natura verge que permet disfrutar i deixar-te sorprendre amb emocionants excursions:
-Banyar-se al riu
-Buscar cranis
-Entrar a coves prehistòriques
-Passejar al costat de la riera
-Veure i escoltar ocells
-Pujar muntanyes, travessar camps i vinyes
-Veure fòssils a les roques
-Descobrir barraques i deixes de pedra seca

Carme és una vall entre les serralades de Queralt i Orpinell, travessada per la riera de Carme, a qui li dóna nom. Això ens dóna una gran biodiversitat i sorprenents excursions.

Estar al centre de Catalunya facilita la descoberta del nostre país.
A prop de casa hi ha una interessant ruta de castells de frontera
Pots visitar la ruta del Cister, Vallbona de les monges, Santes Creus, Poblet
Montserrat a 30 minuts
Les bodegues del Penedès i Vilafranca a 25 minuts
Capellades i el seu Museu molí paperer, o l' Abric Romaní
Igualada amb el museu de la pell, museu dels traginers, el centre medieval, el retaule barroc de Santa Maria, la ruta modernista, el passat industrial,l' antic Rec , el seu comerç de proximitat.
La Tossa de Montbui, esglèsia pre-romànica
Igualada compte amb una vida cultural viva i atractiva, exposicions, concerts, festivals , teatre, cine...
Estarem encantats de fer intercanvis curts per gaudir de noves realitats, o simplement per descansar.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Coordinador y gestor de una entidad social
  • Maestra jubilada

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 150 m2
  • Total Area: 190 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Barcelona - El Prat - 50 Km.

Occupation

  • Coordinador y gestor de una entidad social
  • Maestra jubilada

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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