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House In Unspoilt Foothills Of The Pyrenees

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House in Puibolea, Huesca Province, Aragon, Spain - A Perfect Spot To Unwind In Genuinely Peaceful Surrounding

The house is situated in the quiet and welcoming village of Puibolea, which has a permanent population of about 40 inhabitants. It is an authentic village situated at a height of 700m commanding magnificent views in all directions: mountains to the north, hills to the east and west, rolling plains to the south. There is no traffic as the village is at the end of the road. The house is a restored three floor building with a cozy cottage atmosphere- its structure is based around a large central stone column with solid wooden beams. On the ground floor there is the mainroom comprising a sitting area with sofa and armchair and wood burner, and a dining area with large oak table. Next to this is the fully equipped kitchen. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms. bathroom and toilet and additional toilet. There is a large multi-purpose space on the top attic floor, with locking floor level windows facing south and east and two additional beds if necessary. This room has a pinewood floor with rugs making it an excellent play area for children or quiet relaxing place for adults- yoga, reading, meditation, siestas.....


Owner
Kevin Hackett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Kevin Hackett

I hope you will find the information given here helpful in giving you a clear idea of the house. If not, don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with me. I have been living in Spain for the last 25 years, and for a few of them in this house in Puibolea. I am now based near Barcelona where I live with my family. I keep close ties with the village and use the house occasionally for residential language and birdwatching courses.

Kevin Hackett purchased this house in 2002

Why Kevin Hackett chose Hoya de Huesca

I bought the house as a family home when I was working as a teacher in Huesca. The situation of the house is especially attractive as it is in a genuinely wild area yet within easy reach of a provincial capital.

What makes this house unique

The house has a homely feel where visitors immediately feel at home. The small village community is extremely welcoming without being intrusive- a quality that I have felt strongly over the last 15 years and that visitors have often commented on. It is equally a place to relax and unwind or to enjoy exhilarating outdoor pursuits.

As a keen naturalist (especially birdwatching) the house is a perfect base from which to explore a wide range of nearby habitats (mountains, dry plains, woodland, scrub, wetland...). But perhaps its greatest joy is being able to walk straight out of the front door into the country.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

vacances en famille à Puibolea

  • 5 of 5

nous sommes venus en vacances en famille, nous étions 7, 4 adultes et 3 enfants de 8 à 12 ans. la maison est très belle, très confortable, typique. En haut du village donc très paisible. Très bien équipée. le village de Puibolea était idéalement placé pour visiter Loarre, les Mallos de Riglos, la sierra de gara,...et surtout, l'accueil de Kevin, a été super, chaleureux, en toute simplicité. nous en gardons un excellent souvenir.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect countryside getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 of us travelled from Barcelona to here for a long Easter weekend and I can safely say we were all blown away by the property and its surroundings. In short, we're already planning a trip back and can't say enough good things about our stay.

Firstly, Kevin was incredibly welcoming after we had serious delays due to car rental issues. Also, his knowledge of the area which he so generously shared with us meant we immediately had our bearings and were ready to explore from day one.

Secondly there is a real abundance of things to do and see near the house, of which we only really scratched the surface. An endless number of walks, places to swim, beautiful tiny towns with local produce, and not to mention the fact that all 5 of us became birdwatching addicts having never really tried it before (except one) - we saw at least one bird of prey every day.

And finally the house itself - comfortable beds, two toilets / one bath/shower. Fully equipped kitchen (coffee machine and teapots included!!) and last but not least the top floor which has amazing views of the plains out towards the Pyrenees and is a lovely place to relax. Watching the sunrise from here was quite a unique experience. We also made full use of the wood burner and the patio served us well at meal times.

All in all a fantastic stay and we can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a simple holiday.

  • 5 of 5

It was great. Our needs are few. We catered almost exclusively for ourselves. There are restaurants nearby but we didn't use them. There's a supermarket 20 minutes away in Huesca & it's hard to miss it if you come along the motorway from Zaragoza. The bird life here is amazing, and the plants and butterflies are just as good. The owner is very friendly; he is a mine of local knowledge, and the house is full of books and useful leaflets. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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S.E. England
5

A Place for Us

  • 5 of 5

Puibolea is a perfect bolt-hole for ‘getting away’ but is also very much somewhere to go to. The house does, as the old cliché says, ‘nestle’ in the mountains ; it is like a nest and seems to belong to the many large birds birds of prey which can be seen any day slowly circling above. For ornithologists, the site is a gift.

Our journey to the house began from the airport in Zaragoza from where we easily collected the hire car. Staying overnight in Zaragoza meant that the journey to the mountains began refreshed and there was time for some site-seeing in the city itself before setting off. The cathedral is especially worth taking time to visit like the many great churches in a city such as Rome. Here too, there is evidence of the Roman legacy. Goya’s connection with the city and its environs is also worth looking into.

Before the final climb up to the house, we stopped at a large and well-stocked supermarket in Huesca and bought most of the provisions for our stay; we were able to supplement them at the small bakery-cum-general store in Bolea with freshly-baked bread, a range of local sausage, cured meats and cheeses and, for a few euros, a selection of local wines. The Saturday morning fruit and veg van in Puibolea was an added bonus. Having shopped and found our bearings a little, the trip to the house was straightforward.

There is ample parking near the house, next to the church (now unused). We walked down some steps and into the front patio area and then into the cool downstairs room. The kitchen is adjacent to the day-room and is home to a solid oak dining table which was always to pleasure in itself to sit at. The bedrooms and furniture are comfortable and each one has a restful view across the panoramic mountains and farmland. There is not a sound except for the occasional hint of birdsong.

Puibolea is a place for doing nothing; a place to escape the pressures of work; to sit, to read, to look around, to cook and eat and to savour the local gastronomy and wines. At the same time, a trip into nearby Bolea might take you to the swimming pool where you can cool off and rest on the rich turf surrounds and use the pool bar and local restaurant but still be assured that the essential tranquillity of the area remains undisturbed. Travelling a little further, you will find the castle of Loarre and other places with architectural gems such as the Renaissance Collegiate church in Bolea. On certain days of the year, all local towns and villages host their own

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Sussex
4

Peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We spent a peaceful few days in this charming house. The views were wonderful and we were able to see lots of birds of prey, one even sat just outside the front door! A lovely swimming pool was only a 10 minute drive away and we visited castles and churches. We will definitely be back to explore more of this lovely area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. I Look forward to welcoming you again soon-I'll arrange for a different bird of prey to pose outside the front door next time!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£139
for 3 nights
£325
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£139
for 3 nights
£325
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email.
30% of the total to be paid in order to confirm the reservation.
The remainder to be paid prior to arrival.

£120 deposit on arrival, and refunded after departure if there is no damage.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover is on Saturday:
- Out by: 11:00
- In from: 15:00

Alternatives by arrangement.


Notes on prices:
Charge for 3 nights is 50% of a week's fee.
Weekend (2 nights) 100 pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Sotonera in Huesca Province

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • (1) Fully equipped. (2) WC, washbasin. *Both on the first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms + additional multi-purpose area on top floor) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with twin beds (one with an option of a double bed).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: - Bedroom 1: with own terrace, east facing. - Bedroom 2: east facing - Bedroom 3: south facing - Top room: additional mattress accommodation available.. All rooms have exceptional views Outside: There is a garden area and patio at the front of the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen and towels are provided. Other: Top room (2nd floor): a spacious attic room with pine floor, sloping ceilings, floor level windows and radiators.

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