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Casa Guilla Santa Engracia near Tremp

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« on: September 30, 2007, 13:06 PM »
Casa Guilla, Santa Engracia, close to Tremp in the Catalan pre Pyrenees


We had already seen photos of this stone built village on a precipice, but that can not prepare you for the feeling of looking down on the world from this eagle’s eyrie. How the village of Santa Engracia even became built in such a position is incredible in itself.

The large traditional rambling house of Richard and Sandra has ever changing views over the deep gorge and valley below with an extensive terrace that takes advantage of its position on the very edge of the cliff. The swimming pool terrace has been deftly built to take advantage of the vista. The terraces are well fitted with iron railings and are perfectly safe.

The 3 comfortable double rooms in the main house are each en suite and there is also a self contained cabin. The rooms are equipped with loads of extras you wouldn’t normally see like bathrobes, hairdryer and a mini fridge stocked with beer, crisps and chocolate!

The main entrance is a large long room fitted with tables and a very well stocked bar using an “honesty help yourself” system. There is a pad on the bar and when you take something you just write it on the pad. (There is a pad in the bedrooms as well so you can note the things you use from the mini fridge).

Dining here is an experience in itself, with a vast choice for breakfast and in the evening a four course banquette superbly prepared by Sandra and smoothly delivered to the table by Richard. All guests sit at one table and mostly talk about theirs day’s activity and tomorrow’s plans whilst savouring the taste and quality of the food in front of them. This is a place where contacts are shared and friends are made...

From here you could explore the area or walk, as we did from the village along the footpaths into the hills. Richard will gladly help out with directions and even supply you with maps and directions for walking and exploring. If you prefer to just stay there and lap up the atmosphere then take a look in the library where you will find a thousand or more books for you to browse, borrow and read by the pool.

Casa Guilla isn’t just a holiday guest house it is an experience not to be missed!

Clive and Sue
« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 19:26 PM by Wildside »
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