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Restored farmhouse, Mountain Views, Pool, Large grounds, Tranquil & lush setting - Oak



Updated: 04-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online



This apartment accommodates up to 8 people and consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an open plan kitchen/living-room. The largest bedroom can accommodate up to 4 people with options to arrange as a luxury kingsize or as a twin with an additional double sofa bed. The other 2 bedrooms are doubles (one with ensuite). Spanning the basement of the farmhouse, which would once have been a store for grain and cattle, this spacious apartment provides a comfortable 'home from home' even at its full capacity.

The wonderful open plan kitchen/living room under vaulted ceilings is perfect for friend and family gatherings. The large terrace with seating for all gives you all the outdoor space you could ask for to wine and dine al fresco while looking onto the adjacent woodland of holm oak, pine and hackberry trees.

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About the property

Can Cruanyes

Can Cruanyes has been recently restored and renovated into 3 individually styled apartments (1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom). The preservation of characteristic stone walls and vaulted ceilings allow the blending of old world charm with modern comfort and convenience.

Can Cruanyes extends over 20 acres of woodland and paddocks which also host the spacious non overlooked swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. Here you can swim or sunbathe surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountain peaks and forests. The child friendly garden with swings, sandpit, football goal, swing ball and table tennis are great fun for both the young and the young at heart!

Each apartment has its own private terrace where you can dine alfresco while enjoying a glass of local wine under the stars. The BBQ and picnic area enjoy views from all sides, whether up to the mountain peaks above, down to the valley or across to the charming stone house.

We give you everything you'll need to feel at home, while still enjoying the comforts and ease of hotel-style convenience: from the WiFi internet and complementary toiletries to your own fully equipped kitchen - we have everything down to salad spinners and garlic crushers - if there's anything we forgot, tell us and we'll get one for you!


If you wish to save on service charges, commissions or credit card fees we welcome you to book directly at www.cancruanyes.com. You can book there securely either by credit card or bank transfer.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

About Donny

I am Irish and moved to Spain 5 years ago with my partner. I have gone from a career in IT to a career in hospitality with no regrets!

Donny purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Donny chose La Garrocha

Well it was actually my father who spotted and restored the house originally. After running it for a number of years and feeling like Catalonia was our new home, we purchased it from him.

What makes this apartment unique

The setting is idyllic with some nice mountain views. The large gardens give the place great scope for doing various projects that appeal to everyone from couples to the kids.

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Children under 2 come for free.

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5





  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas Gracias!
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Fabulous relaxing holiday apartment (Oak)

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is even better than it looks online... Comfortable and spacious inside with a lovely large patio area outside. The pool is a great size for both kids and adults and the grounds and views are fab. Our kids couldn't believe their luck, going from pool to table tennis to BBQ and back again! Rock pool swimming nearby was a great hit and Bezalu is a beautiful little town for eating out in. Thanks to Donny, Siobhan and little Liam for a lovely, relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and a pleasure having you!
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

Can Cruanyes is a beautiful home located in picturesque place. We had there very good time! The owner is very kindly and helpful person and the apartaments are really well-equipped. We can recommend it for everybody - for people with children, for looking for peace and quiet and for active ones. Can Cruanyes is located very close to the most beautiful places in Catalonia - Besalu, Olot, Girona, Cadaques and even travel to Barcelona is no problem ( only 1,5 hour). We hope come back there again!!!

Polecamy szczerze wszytskim, pi?kne spokojne miejsce, bardzo mi?y w?a?ciciel i swietnie wyposa?ony dom!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing!
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Prague, CR

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Everything was really nice, we felt like home. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing Ruxandra!
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Brisbane Australia

Spanish Splendour

  • 5 of 5

Although the property is well sign-posted, a thought of "are we lost?" did cross our minds when our sat-nav first took us down this small winding stony driveway which also initiated our 2nd concern of whether the web-site photos were out of date or photo-shopped beyond recognition. With our very 1st sight of the villa we knew we had made the right accommodation selection. It was exactly as we had hoped for with it's tranquil setting and rustic look it was the Spain we had been wanting to experience. The 3 bedroom Gaudi is great in every sense of the word. The rooms are all clean and large and yet seem cosy at the same time. To be honest we did spend a lot of time sitting on our main terrace with the odd drink or 3 just gazing at the mountains listening to the sound of nothing letting time just wander by but there is plenty to do and all within close proximity. We never tired of the quick drive down to the nearby medieval town of Besalu for a meal, sight-seeing or just a wonder around. Even a lazy day trip to the south of France is in easy reach along with the Costa Brava and many other wonderful places of interest. My best suggestion would be to book the balloon ride from nearby Santa Pau.

Rising into the sky with the breaking of dawn, floating across the Olot region with it's 30 extinct volcanoes, drifting down the valley over Castelfollit del la Rocca and the ancient town of Besalu with the French Pyrenees just there to be marvelled at the entire way, with views all the way out to the Bay of Roses on the Costa Brava while sipping on champagne, doesn't get much better than that. At the end of each day a relaxing dip in the villa's swimming pool is a welcome and enviting treat which should never be under-estimated for all those who are holidaying with children. The owners Donny & Siobhan are ever so friendly and polite and are all too willing to assist or help out in what-ever way they can which all helped give this holiday that real homely feel. The only negative was we wanted to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Yes a day trip to France is possible. For those renting a car just make sure you get the correct insurance. The baloon ride supposedly rivals those in Tuscany so highly recommended for those who don't mind heights!
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North east England

August 2010

  • 4 of 5

Accommodation was as advertised - clean and well maintained. The owner provided excellent customer service, being available in advance and being present on the site. The swimming pool was excellent and very clean. Surrounding area is very quiet and beautiful. We would certainly recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restaurant Curia Reial SL.
"Serving Garrotxa specialist food Curia Reial is one of the upper end restaurants in Besalu. ..."
Bridge of Besalú
"Old Pituresque Medieval Bridge"

From the Owner

Well it was actually my father who spotted and restored the house originally. After running it for a number of years and feeling like Catalonia was our new home, we purchased it from him.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Girona Airport at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tortella (local village) at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Torremirona Golf at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Girona at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A26 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Besalu at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sant Pere de Pescador at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Strategically located in the Garrotxa National Park and secluded in twenty acres of peaceful woodland and paddocks, this Catalan farmhouse is a perfect destination for a relaxing or activity driven holiday.

The local area surrounding Can Cruanyes is steeped in medieval history and atmosphere. It is littered with villages boasting rambling narrow streets, beautiful churches and various bars and restaurants.

Must see places of interest and highlights are :

• Besalu (10 mins) - Pituresque twelfth century fortified bridge

• Figueres (25mins) - Dali Museum

• Costa Brava (40 mins) - Beaches

• Banyoles (15 mins) - Pituresque lake used for Olympics

• Olot (20 mins) - Volcanic region

• Girona City (40 mins) - Relaxed city with beautiful medeival architecture

• France (25 mins) - Vine yards and beautiful coastal villages

• Barcelona (90 mins) - Stunning architecture

Local to Can Cruanyes itself you will find some fantastic rock pools set within gorges for cooling down on those hot summer days. If you like to take a long hike or short walks in a beautiful setting, both can be done from Can Cruanyes also.


From the Owner

The setting is idyllic with some nice mountain views. The large gardens give the place great scope for doing various projects that appeal to everyone from couples to the kids.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 138 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite
  • Starter Deluxe toiletries for all guests at Can Cruanyes


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 (b) bed - 1 Double Bed, ensuite
  • 3 (c) bed - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 (a) bed - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Kingsize ---> 2 singles beds. The sofa bed is a double
  • Wifi available in all bedrooms


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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