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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking




Holly can accommodate up to 4 people. The living area and kitchen area are open planned and have a very homely feel. Leading off the main living room there is a large bedroom and a smaller bedroom. The living area boasts a large window which gives a tranquil location to relax and look upon the woods adjacent to the farmhouse. Directly outside the apartment there is a seating area which gives a view of the higher mountains and the surrounding verdant forest areas around Can Cruanyes.

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, trampoline and table tennis are great fun for both the young and the young at heart!

Each apartment has its own enclosed 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 our 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!

More Details

About Us

Donny Lucey
Donnchadh Lucey
Can Cruanyes, Sales de Llierca
17853 Girona
Donnchadh Lucey
VAT Reg NoY0533078K

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 Sales de Llierca

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.

Available Rentals

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Children under 2 come for free.


Accommodation and facilities for Hollyin Sales de Llierca in La Garrotxa

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Can be converted into twin bed arrangement
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both rooms look out onto a forested area that is verdant green all year around. Both bedrooms also have original vaulted white washed ceilings. One of the bedrooms is king-size with a visco memory foam mattress providing extra comfort.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Stylish accommodation and great outdoor activities

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying @ Can Cruanyes for a few years now to escape for a picturesque and peaceful weekend break. Apartments are fully equipped. ..great grounds and surrounding scenery...Donny and family really make an effort in making the whole experience memorable and we always want to stay longer! ...Full marks in location, quality of furnishings and accommodation and effort. Pets allowed is a huge bonus for us!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Wonderful retreat, clean and family friendly

  • 5 of 5

A++ Donny makes for a friendly welcoming host. Our apartment was clean and well equipped. Great facilities and large grounds. Would highly recommend for a Spanish getaway. Wonderful hiking area with the beautiful wild mountains as your backdrop. Peaceful retreat away from all hussle but with easy access to local villages and towns. Our little boy loved it! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic setting in mountains, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved and our stay here, and will definitely return, The property itself sits comfortably on the mountain, retaining much of its rustic charm, we found it idyllic, with much to do locally or further afield, we ran out of time, a week just wasn't long enough, I can't speak highly enough of Donny, he made us feel so welcome from the outset ,despite arriving at gone 2.30 in the morning! Throughout the week , nothing was too much trouble and we left feeling we had new friends in Spain,

It's the perfect place to sit and chill out, enjoying the pool , or to explore , there are some hidden gems and stunning scenery all around the immediate area, local shops are only a few minutes by car.

Thankyou so so much, looking forward to coming again in the not too distant future,

Tim and Sarah

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, relaxing, peaceful place to spend a holiday.

Plenty to do locally, walking etc, Besalu is a nice place to stroll around. The coast or the French border are within an hour, but we spent quite a bit of time staying around the apartment. We were there in the height of summer and the apartment stayed pretty cool. A couple of mountain bikes were available which kept our lads entertained. We'd certainly consider coming again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent location, good facilities, great hosts

  • 4 of 5

We found Can Cruyanes to be ideal for our needs. We all loved the pool and open grounds. The accommodation - Holly - was clean and well equipped. The setting is stunning and contributed greatly to a relaxed stay. We also found Can Cruyanes very handily located for visits to Gerona, the volcano area around Olot and the beaches of the Costa Brava.

We would recommend Can Cruyanes and hope to stay again.

Pete Fellows

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Delightfully tranquil and comfortable home from home mountain retreat...

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to be welcomed warmly by Donny, who is a charming and friendly guy. He and his wife Sibhan have created a great mountain retreat in the ideal location to explore the Pyrennees and surrounding countryside. The area is fantastic for walking and cycling (if you are pretty fit!), but is equally beautiful to explore by car. We also made a trip to the coast and found a delightful (uncommercial) beach, as advised in the house's file of useful information. It took us well under an hour to get there on very easy speedy roads. Also, the local medieval towns and villages offer great places to eat, drink and explore.

We stayed in 'Holly' - my husband and I with our 12 year old son. It was very comfortable for the three of us. The beds were comfortable and the house was well kitted out with everything we needed for our 5 night stay. I would suggest if you can, stop en route at the Spar Supermarket in Besalu to get provisions. We enjoyed time on the terrace each evening with a bottle of wine, which does get some sun through the day, and could just see the beautiful mountains from the very slightly over enclosed small terrace (I do understand why the fence has been put up, to give more privacy). We spent a good deal of time by the pool, which is a beautiful place to sit and take a dip in what was apparently unusually hot weather at over 37 degrees c.

A great trip, and we would definitely recommend and will definitely return! Thank you Donny and Sibhan x

PS We envy your lifestyle :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona, Barcelona, Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tortella (local village)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Torremirona Golf
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Sant Pere de Pescador
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) - With 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 (extinct volcanoes)

• 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.