La Pedra Remença is found on the outskirts of Sant Esteve de Llémena in Garrotxa (NE Spain). The Llémena valley is one of the least-known in Girona and has great value as a secenic destination for nature lovers. The owners are keen on birds and wildlife in general. The grounds are carefully tended with breeding habitat in mind next to woodland, so visitors can watch wild birds in a natural setting. Very close to the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park and just 40 minutes’ drive from Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, one of the best wetland areas in Catalonia. Also 30 minutes from Estanys de Sils Natural Area, and less than an hour from Montgri, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park and an hour and twenty minutes’ drive to Cap de Creus Natural Park.
In the immediate vicinity of Pedra Remença, forest species like Black Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, and Golden Oriole take pride of place. In the nearby Alta Garrotxa, the nearest Pyrenean high montane habitat, you can see rock-dwelling species like Egyptian, Griffon and Bearded Vultures, Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon amongst other species.
This is a small country house, ideal for small groups or families or also for a single traveller keen to get away from it all in a very special natural area. All necessities are taken care of: detail and décor are very well tended indeed. In summer you have the use of a salt-based swimming pool and you can breakfast on the terrace, enjoying spectacular views. In winter you can relax by the fire with a good book. The house has two double rooms bookable for a minimum of two nights each, and in summer are booked as week-long stays only.
Prices correspond to full booking of the house and its grounds (5,000 m2 including the swimming pool) in keeping with the quality of its facilities and services.
CRITERIA LA PEDRA REMENÇA FULFILLS:
- Located in a nature area
- Provides information on birds of the area
- Offers guiding services through local guides
- Has a library with at least 10 specialised books and 1 magazine
- Flexible times (early breakfast, late check-in and dinner)
- The owners are members of conservation societies
- Nest boxes in the garden
- Bird feeders in the garden
- Bird baths in the garden or nearby
- The establishment has lovely views
- Safe parking
- Free Wi-fi