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Salas Altas, Spain

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Our house is an stone house in Sierra de Guara, near the Pyrinees, with three rooms and a garden

Hello Intervac friends!!

At the moment, we are looking for three exchanges:
One for August (18-31th), our preferences are Germany (Ostsee or Schwartzwald) or Bretaña (Saint Malo and surroundings) although we are opened to all offers.
The second one should be to Finland (around 17-23th of December 2014), Artic Polar Circle (Rovaniemi, Oulu, Kemi, etc...)
And the third one we would like to go to see Keukenhof gardens in 2015 (between the end of April-beggining of May), so it could be a short stage of four days more or less (of course, we have no problem about your stage could be longer).

Welcome to our home.

Our house in Salas Altas is a typical house of The Somontano of Barbastro área (Prepyrinees area). It is our Holidays home. Before us, It was a Rural Tourism House so It has been restored in detail. It has three floors. First floor (Main door to the Street) has an entrance hall, a cellar with an old oil stone deposit (it serves as a dinning room when we join a lot of people). There is a toilet (shower and wc).
In the Second Floor (Main door to the garden) there is the kitchen with a fireplace, a dinning area with a big window through it you can see the garden) and a living room. There is another bathroom (complete with bath) and an a pantry (store of food).
Finally, in the Third Floor there are the rooms (three: parents, girls and guest rooms).

Outside, there is garden of about 100 sqm, all around closed (so there is no danger for kids) and we have some seesaws for kids and BBQ. In another area, next to our garden, we have our own bio vegetable garden that it will be also at your disposal (only if you want, if you don´t want there is a person who takes care about it, besides the house, when we aren´t at home).

We have a Golf Volkswagen car which could Exchange at the same time.

Salas Altas is in the heart of Somontano area which the main village is Barbastro (it is 10 minutes by car from Salas Altas). It is a small village but has a swimming pool, a social centre and dynamic people that organize a lot of activities both Winter and Summer. One of the activities, for example, happens in January. People celebrate the end of the harvest of the olives and their transformation into oil in the oil mill. This celebration is called "La Rematadura". Additionally, Salas Altas is surrounded by wineyards belonging to the Denomination of Origin Somontano´s wines with their respective wine cellars (http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/gastronomia/rutas-vino/huesca/ruta-del-vino-de-somontano.html). In the first weekend of August Festival of Somontano takes place where you can taste wines and food original from this area (http://www.rutadelvinosomontano.com/festival-del-vino-del-somontano-barbastro-379/).

In 20 minutes by car from Salas Altas, you can reach Alquezar (http://www.rutadelvinosomontano.com/la-villa-medieval-de-alquezar-232/), the well-knowed and beautiful village and reference point of a lot of activities. Adventure sports (cannyoning, potholing, walking routes with cave painting, trekking, etc...) can be done in the Natural Reserve of Sierra and cannyons of Guara (http://www.vertientesaventura.com/sierra-de-guara.php)

In 30 minutes by car from Salas Altas you can find a lot of beatiful and pinturesque villages like Graus (30´), well-knowed by their long pork sausage and for its beatiful square in the centre of the village, Abizanda (30´) with its beatiful, interesting and magical puppets house (called "La casa de los Títeres de Abizanda") with spectacle both to adults and children (http://www.lacasadelostiteres.com/) and Naval, with his pottery interpretation centre. In this web you can find information about tourism and activities in this area (http://www.turismosomontano.es/)

Around 1 hour by car you can reach Ainsa (45´) with his castle and his stones streets and houses. Besides, Ainsa, together with Bielsa, is the starting reference to the National Reserve of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, Pineta Valley, Cannyons of Añisclo, etc... Boltaña (50´), very near to Ainsa, is another beatiful village, with his amazing "gorga" (a big water hole of the river Ara in the centre of the village where people go to swing), Castejón de Sos (1 h 30´), an international village well-knowed for paragliding activities and Benasque (1 h 30´), a beatiful village, starting reference to a lot of walking and trekking routes to the Estós Valley and near to the Aneto, the highest mountain of the Pyrinees, and to the ski resort "Cerler".

Salas Altas is 1 h and 20´ from Zaragoza. Airport of Zaragoza have flights with Ryanair to Brussels (Charleroi),
London (Stansted), Milán (Bérgamo) and Paris (Beauvais).

Barcelona airport is 2 h 30 m from Salas Altas and is the nearest international airport.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Vet (Civil servant)
  • Vet (Civil servant)

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Alemania
  • Finlandia
  • Noruega
  • Estados Unidos
  • Canadá
  • Rusia
  • Australia
  • Iceland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Occupation

  • Vet (Civil servant)
  • Vet (Civil servant)

Children

  • Girl - Age: 14
  • Girl - Age: 12

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home