Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms
Masia la Traxa is your opportunity to stay in an authentic holiday home dating back to 16th century, formerly used as base when cultivating the almond plantation, but in 2013 it was completely reformed into an authentic, high quality holiday home with natural swimming pool and a fantastic view over the Tarragona province and even with the Sea visible in the distance.
The property is very spacious and is still full of almond trees, although not cultivated professionally anymore, so in the almond season, you can eat all the almonds you want.
The swimming pool is fantastic, as it is constructed in a way that it receives water directly from a spring in the mountains. The water is led through the swimming pool and by a small fountain to a lower level, where it is collected for watering. Hence, the swimming pool has the cleanest mountain water, and an organic cleaning system add to the natural experience. It is made by natural rocks and is excellent for children as it is between 75-95 cm. deep.
By the swimming pool, there is a terrace area, so you can relax there, and if it gets too hot, just move the table under the almonds to find shade. The situation of the pool, makes the view impressive, with fields, almonds and wine and with the Mediterranean Sea visible on clear days.
On the other side of the parking lot, the house is situated with an equally nice view. In front of the house, there is a big outdoor terrace, connected to the house by big sliding doors. The ground floor of the house is open and has a dining area with a beautiful wooden table and a sofa area with flat-screen TV and DVD. There is also WIFI-internet in the house.
A lot of effort has been made in preserving the authentic atmosphere of the house, they have for instance preserved the original walls of the house and also the original oil-deposit below, which is visible, since a part of the floor has been made of glass.
On the ground floor too, you find the cosy open modern kitchen equipped with all facilities you may think of, for instance ceramic hotplates, oven, fridge, freezer and Nespresso. Finally on the ground floor, you find an extra toilet and also the smallest double room of the house with a small double bed and bathroom ensuite.
On the first floor, you find the remaining 3 double rooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds. All bedrooms have bathrooms ensuite. If you are more than 8 persons, there are two extra beds for children. The limestone walls keep the temperature pleasant in the summer.
The area is has also wine production and when staying in the Masia la Traxa, it is possible to visit the neighbouring ”bodega”, which is the spanish word for wine producer. Here, it is possible to have a tour and a tasting.
The nearest village is 4 km. away, and is very cosy with its narrow streets and arches. It has a few restaurants, a bakery and a pharmacy. For bigger supermarkets, you will need to go to Valls, 10 km. away.
The house is a perfect base for excursions, as you can reach Barcelona in 1 hour by motorway or, in 30 minutes, Tarragona , which is a very interesting city with its Roman amphitheatre and a cosy town centre. Here is also an excellent beach. Just outside Tarragona, you find the amusement park Universal Studios Port Aventura.
About the Manager
Activity and Interests
In the roman time, the town was called Tarraco and was province capitol of Hispania Tarraconensis.
From the artistic point of view, there are not many places that have such a large number of monuments and tourist attractions concentrated in such a small area as Tarragona has. Iberian civilization remains are plentiful in the whole region, as well as multiple Roman vestiges, especially in Tarragona city, where you can follow the traces of Rome in the Catalonian region.
The splendorous past of the city is enclosed in its several well preserved edifices. Its most notable landmarks and tourist attractions are the Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona and the Cistercian monastery in Poblet, as well as many other places of interest within the capital city, just to mention some examples. Reus, home town of the internationally famous Gaudí, is nowadays a centre for Modernism architecture, a kind of art also to be found in many wine cellars through the whole Tarragona province.
The International Dixieland Festival takes place every year just before Easter. In the first week of July, is held in the bay Punta del Miracle a firework competition between six invited pyrotechnics. In the middle of September, the Santa Tecla Festival takes place, one of the biggest traditional Spanish festivals.
The Costa Daurada shoreline is comprised of a total of 13 municipalities, which, over a stretch of 92 kilometres, offer some sixty different beaches in all shapes and sizes from the small, secluded coves of Mont-roig del Camp-Miami Platja to the dramatic cliffs of Torredembarra, from the high-iodine waters of El Vendrell-Coma-ruga to the fine sand and clear shallows of Salou. There are even nudist beaches, such as Torn Beach in Hospitalet de l'Infant.
Several Costa Daurada beaches have been awarded the blue flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, in addition to other distinctions, such as that earned by Creixell from the same organisation for its wheelchair-accessible beach or the Ecoplayas Award for clean and sustainable beaches and ISO 14001 environmental management system certification earned by the beaches of Calafell. The towns of Calafell, Salou and Cambrils have moreover been officially certified as family tourism destinations by the Catalan government.
Universal studios Port Aventura
The areas main attraction is the entertainment park Universal Studios Port Aventura. It consists of an aqua park and an amusement park, which can be visited together or separately. If you let the kids decide, you can easily spend 2-3 days here.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Sep 2016 - 17 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||£0.43 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.|
The price includes: VAT, use of electricity, heating, water, bed-linen, towels (for each guest is one for the bath and one for the hands - please bring towels for the pool and beach (there is a washing machine in the house) and cleaning at departure.
The price does not include: Catalan tourist tax: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night.
Deposit: When booking the property, a deposit equal to 40% must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking. By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded. By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.
Remaining payment: For this house, the remaining payment must be transferred 1 month before arrival.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Internet ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...