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La Era - quiet cottage at top of village with it's own garden

Bedrooms Studio
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Charming stone cottage with vine covered terrace and garden

This charming cottage is situated at the top of the village Banastón Usana, 2kms from Aínsa, and a short stroll uphill from Casa Blas and the Annex. The name the Era refers to the flat area outside the cottage, where the farmers used to thresh the wheat. The property is simply and beautifully decorated throughout with wooden beams creating the major focal point which brings a friendly charm to this small abode.

On the lower level, you'll find a double bedroom with en suite and upstairs the living room with sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen. Its vine covered terrace is a real treat in summer months with a compact garden to compliment it. As ever this south facing house enjoys long periods of sunshine. The interior temperature is controlled with electrical heating for winter months and air conditioning for summer months.

The owner, who lives nearby is a fountain of information concerning the history of village and for those interested, there is always the possibility of visiting the former bakery, wine making room and alcove sleeping quarters. In the immediate area you can go for walks (the Villarcillo Chapel is a half hour walk from Banaston) or go horseriding in Banaston Barrio de la Iglesia or Church Quarter. A tour of the region by car is recommended as is a visit to the medieval village of Aínsa. Not to be missed is a visit to the Sierra de Guara Park, the Ordesa Park or the Posets-Maladeta Park, all of which offer and endless array of outdoor activities.


Ground Floor:

o Bedroom- 135cms bed and single seater sofa bed

o Bathroom – shower, toilet, washbasin and washing machine

First Floor:

o Kitchen – electric hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, electric coffee maker, hand blender, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

o Living Room – 2 easy chairs, 2 high stools, 2 seater sofa bed and tv.


o Terrace -portable barbecue, table and four chairs, 2 loungers, and a hammock.


o Electric heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.


o In shade of unrestored barn to right of Era.

More Details

Property Manager
Jayne Calvert
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aínsa-Sobrarbe in Sobrarbe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower, washbasin, bidet and toilet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • On bed measuring 135cms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


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La Era - quiet cottage at top of village with it's own garden
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

As charming as described!

  • 5 of 5

Usana is small, a population of less than 50, with sheep, barns, and gardens among the stone and slate residences. The cottage is well maintained and equipped as advertised. A couple of town dogs provide good company and a few nightly howls. There are no street names or house numbers, so I would advise finding the cottage before dark. Look for the chain across the driveway and the ERA sign. You can hike from your doorstep and Ainsa is 5 minutes away by car.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5


Jayne un encanto. Volveremos.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Très agréable, très bon accueil.

  • 4 of 5

Cadre tranquille et architecturalement intéressant. Maison coquette et bien équipée.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Super séjour !!!

  • 5 of 5

La maison correspond en tout point au descriptif.

Elle est très agréable, fonctionnelle et propre, et est située dans un endroit très calme.

Elle est aussi très bien située par rapports aux différents sites touristiques.

Bonne communication avec Jayne qui est très gentille, et qui nous a donné toutes les infos utiles.

Nous reviendrons dans cette maison avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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très bien- séjour au calme

  • 4 of 5

Jolie maison pour 2 adultes et un enfant. Belle vue dominante sur le lac et la montagne. On a passé un super moment, entre randos montagne et visites culturelles.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Muy bien

  • 5 of 5

Alojamiento perfecto,ajustado a su descripción.Todo en perfecto estado.Zona agradable y tranquila.

Jayne disponible en todo momento para lo que pudieramos necesitar.

Muy recomendable.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Car: necessary

Banastón Usana is a 5 minute drive from Ainsa or a half hour walk along a waymarked path. Ainsa is the main village in the region of Sobrarbe, and there you will find all the sports adventure companies, restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets, tourist office and the weekly outdoor fruit and veg market on Tuesday morning. Ainsa is located at the crossroads to three areas of outstanding nature beauty: the Ordesa National Park home to Monte Perdido the largest limestone mountain in Europe, the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, entry via the magnificent Chistau valley and the Sierra de Guara Natural Park, world renown for its canyoning. All three parks offer an endless array of outdoor activites from one hour strolls along the valley floor to 3000m+ peaks like Posets and Perdido. Alpine wildflowers can be enjoyed all summer long, though May and June are truly spectacular months. There are good chances of spotting marmots, deer, 'sarrios' Pyrenean mountain goats, vultures, lammergeier...

Other Activities: Caving, canyoning, rafting, kayak, canoe.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aínsa-Sobrarbe, Pirineo Aragones

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.21

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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