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VALLGORGUINA, Spain

one of several snack bars at the beach

one of several snack bars at the beach

Long beach in Arenys de Mar

Long beach in Arenys de Mar

Montseny Natural Park in winter

Montseny Natural Park in winter

Montseny Natural Park

Montseny Natural Park

PORT AVENTURA 2015

PORT AVENTURA 2015

one of several snack bars at the beach Long beach in Arenys de Mar Montseny Natural Park in winter Montseny Natural Park PORT AVENTURA 2015
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House with garden in CATALONIA, Spain

Our house is placed half way between Barcelona city and Girona / Costa Brava (30 minutes drive), two of the most important tourist places of Catalonia and the north-east of Spain (there is a train station at 10 minutes drive connecting the same places). It takes just 20 minutes drive to get to a large (so non crowded) and sandy beach, and 30 minutes to enter the Montseny mountain natural park (nearly 1,800 m. high, with a lake and many paths to trail).
     
 
The house is one floor building (100 m2), very welcoming and comfy, placed at the end of a stairs walk that allows us to enjoy both a quiet atmosphere and great views to the natural park (fully covered with woods and medium size mountains) that surrounds Vallgorguina (2,000 people), the small village where we live the whole year. There are 3 bedrooms: one with double bed and two with single beds. There is also a wooden guests house (20m2) with another full equipped bathroom, a sofa/double bed, a bump bed and a "futon", that can be used as an additional single bed for any of the other bedrooms.

In summer, the nice Mediterranean weather allows us to spend most of the time outside the house, enjoying the nice garden (1,000 m2, half flat, half slope), some fruit trees and a barbeque place. So, if you want to relax from a busy touristic day, you can try Spanish siestas on a hammock or easy-chair in the shadow and enjoy meals in the garden. If you want to have some fun, there is a table tennis set, a jumping bed, swings and a "tyrolienne" for children.
 
There is a small henhouse with a few hens (daily fresh eggs available¡ with very simple maintenance) and a pond, where some fishes have learned how to survive Pau, our cat, who in fact lives outside the house all the time. We also have two dogs, Kiro and Piolin (small size both), but preferently we would take them to a special dog home during the exchange, as we have already done in previous occasions.

We are a very quiet family who enjoys being in touch with nature through making easy trips and open air activities around the area. That’s why we would like to exchange homes with families with a house in a quiet place and, if possible, with a small garden. Because a car it's needed even to get to the train station, we propose to exchange cars (Nissan Qasqai and Seat Ibiza) in case you don't want to drive with your car to our country.
 
For more information about Catalonia, please visit:
.http://www.gencat.cat/turistex_nou/home_ang.htm
 
 
Nuestra casa está situada a mitad de camino entre las ciudades de Barcelona y Girona / Costa Brava (a media hora de coche, y hay una estación de tren a 10 minutos). En 20 minutos en coche hay una playa larga de arena (por tanto no masificada) y en 30 minutos se accede al Parque Natural del Montseny (montañas de hasta casi 1.800 metros, con un lago y muchas rutas para recorrer a pie o en coche).
 
La casa es de una sola planta (100 m2), muy acogedora y cómoda, situada al final de un camino escalonado, que nos permite disfrutar tanto de un ambiente tranquilo y unas preciosas vistas al también Parque Natural que rodea el pequeño pueblo de Vallgorguina (2.000 habitantes), donde vivimos todo el año. Hay 3 dormitorios: uno con cama de matrimonio y otros dos con camas individuales. El baño dispone  de ducha y bañera. Tenemos también una casa de madera para invitados (20 m2) con baño completo, una cama doble, una cama individual elevada y un "futón", que sirve como cama individual adicional para cualquier dormitorio.
  
En verano, el agradable clima mediterráneo nos permite estar la mayor parte del tiempo en el exterior, disfrutando del jardín  (1.000 m2, mitad plano, mitad pendiente), algunos frutales y la barbacoa. Así, si os apetece relajaros después de un día turístico, podéis echar una siesta en una hamaca o tumbonas, en la sombra, y comer / cenar en el jardín. También, si os apetece divertiros hay mesa de ping pong, una cama elástica, columpios y una tirolina para niños.
 
También tenemos un gallinero con unas pocas gallinas (huevos frescos cada día) y un estanque, donde los peces han aprendido a sobrevivir a nuestro gato (Pau), que vive casi siempre fuera de casa y sólo viene para pedir comida. También tenemos dos perros, Kiro y Piolín (de raza pequeña ambos), pero preferiblemente durante el intercambio los llevaríamos a una casa de cuidado de perros, tal como ya hemos hecho en anteriores ocasiones.

Somos una familia tranquila que le gusta disfrutar de la naturaleza, hacer excursiones fáciles y actividades al aire libre. Por eso nos gustaría intercambiar casa con familias con una casa en un sitio tranquilo y, si es posible, con un poco de jardín.

 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Economist
  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Spain
  • Iceland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch

Occupation

  • Economist
  • Teacher

Children

  • Girl - Age: 14
  • Girl - Age: 11

Pets

  • 2 dogs and 1 cat

References