1 independent reviews for Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain

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review 31 Dec 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of it! Firstly, I was tired after finishing work and when I crossed into Spain my mobile didn't work cutting me off from potential calls to the owners who live 4km away from the village up a dirt track for the most part. Imagine my happiness when I drove straight to their masia and was immediately welcomed by Jordan who showed me around- not only my flat but her house too. I met the animals(dogs,sheep, donkeys and chickens)and I settled into my accommodation (wood-burning stove already providing plenty of warmth) feeling completely at home. The following day I trekked up a local peak (following Chris' advice), the weather was glorious ...I spent New Years Eve with Chris, Jordan and their guests - it was fantastic. And so it went on...it is no exaggeration to say it was a little corner of paradise. The accommodation is excellent - everything you need to cook, great hot shower, comfy bed, amazingly efficient wood-burning stove - perfect!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

None. If you want a holiday away from it all this is the place. You couldn't wish for better hosts - I can't wait to go back. The opportunities for walking are super, and you can easily jump on a train and get to Barcelona if need be. I took a netbook as I had some work to do :-( and I hooked up to Chris' wifi network and managed to skype my family on Christmas Day too!! My only tip would be to ask Chris and Jordan for any advice on local places/restos/shops/traditions/customs/transport because they are an invaluable source of help.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely. Chris and Jordan are an integral part of the local community, not only through their actions of buying/exchanging but also through their humanitarian and cultural activities. All waste is sorted/recycled or composted; they work their land intelligently because they both have extensive knowledge of what constitutes good practice. I am learning Catalan and they even asked a local teacher to give me a lesson; I also had the opportunity to see a traditional Catalan Christmas play thanks to Chris and Jordan.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. I am going to give 5 stars because it rates as one of the best christmases I have ever had. For me it was a perfect holiday.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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