Holiday home: Aragon/Navarre/La Rioja

Holiday home: Aragon/Navarre/La Rioja, Spain

Idyllic country house in the foothills of the Pyrenees

Guest ratings

Based on 33 ratings9,4 out of 10,0
Comments from other guests
Mr aad rijnders  (20/8-2019)
“Fine. Quiet, not touristy and enough variety in options to make the holiday enjoyable.”
Mr P.C.M. Planken  (11/8-2018)
“The house is excellent and fully equipped and the owner is a treasure. It is located in a very small village. The village itself is very remote. The nearest supermarket is in Graus, 37 km away .... There is a bakery in Tolva, 10 km away (Panaderia de Tolva). There are surprisingly few tourists in the area. That is amazing because there is a lot to see, both in the field of nature and in the field of history (old villages). In Tolva, a 37-minute hike starts that largely runs along a stream and ends in a narrow canyon, which is truly idyllic. Beautiful butterflies, beautiful nature and no tourists. In that sense it seems to be a forgotten area. A half hour drive is a reservoir (Embalse de Barasona-Joaquín Costa), with pleasant warm water, where you can swim. At Alberg de Montfalco a spectacular walk begins along a another reservoir and partly over a wooden path / stairs attached to a vertical rock wall. Not for people with fear of heights and not for small children. To get to the Alberg from Catigaleu you have to be the last 15 km unpaved road ..... Is good to do with a rifle car, provided you do not drive too fast. There are many more walks and there is a lot of info in the house. Castigaleu is located at 800 m altitude and therefore it is reasonable to keep out at night. For most walks it is better to make them early in the morning. Then it is simply too hot. There are not many special walks to go from Castigaleu.”
Mr Danny Vergauwen  (17/7-2018)
“The reception was perfect. Friendly lady who speaks perfect French. The house is very good. Nice terrace and garden. Well equipped kitchen. It is a beautiful area where you can make beautiful walks and canoe trips in the beautiful gorge which is nearby. The only drawback is that there is no shop or bar in the area. The nearest bakery is located at 12km and that was still closed. The drive to the nearest town with bars and restaurants is Graus (45 minutes drive).”
Ms Wiesje Groenhof  (14/8-2016)
“A fantastic house in a non-touristy part of the Pyrenees. We were given a very warm welcome with a nice cava and a homemade cake. The owner was seen very kind and showed us the house and told a lot about the area. The house was really beautiful, old-style and completely restored. Very well equipped absolutely everything was present. Good beds, plenty of space, excellent plumbing and everything was really super clean. The house is beautifully decorated with great attention. I can not possibly mention disadvantages with regard to the location you should have no problem which continue to drive for groceries. The setting is authentic Spanish, beautiful villages and nature. We have enjoyed very much.”
Mr P.J.B. Bors  (1/9-2014)
“Beautiful holiday home from which much is to be taken. Is somewhat secluded (and quiet) bakery and grocery store are not exactly next door.”
Mr Auke Blaauwbroek  (17/8-2014)
“Wonderful start of our two weeks in the Pyrenees. Nice setting, nice places nearby and beautiful nature. Quiet village, dead quiet village! Very welcoming and helpful reception. It was like we were staying at the hostess.”
Gerda de Laat  (5/8-2014)
“Very cozy and comfortable village. The kitchen is well equipped and the house with taste ingericht.Net terrace with ample furniture. Since the village has no pub or shop, it is extremely rustig.Enig negative was the odor of the nearby pig farm.”
Mr E.D Eersels-Nys  (29/7-2014)
“Very sympathetic home with all the trimmings. The location in the very quiet village Castigaleu is great for those who love peace. Very friendly owner. Wonderful setting for endless walks. You feel you get away from the hectic life here in Belgium!”
Mr marnik verschaeve  (8/12-2013)
“everything went well and everything was perfectly orede”
Mr Arn Van Huyck  (17/8-2013)
“* Super friendly reception * Charming home * Very well equipped house * Very clean house Very satisfied home / homeowner”
Ms P.S PIN  (18/8-2012)
“We received a very warm welcome and very friendly with the owner: We highly recommend this lovely home to people who love quiet walks along paths lined with thyme, rosemary, swimming in small caves .. We went the meeting of a "typical Spain and we kept very good memories!”
Mr F Smit  (6/8-2012)
“We have a wonderful holiday spent in all of this with gamakken vakantiehuis.Het house is cozy and clean, there is a terrace with 2 sunbeds and a patio with 4 stoelen.De owner is very friendly and helpful.”
Mr J Van der Toorn  (28/10-2011)
“A lovely house in a small Spanish village (about 120 inhabitants). Enjoyed the shepherd with 400 sheep every night of the mountain to the village came walking. Good base for trips to pretty villages, nature reserves and cities.”
Mr Bart Vander Velpen  (28/10-2011)
“A nice house in a picturesque authentic Spanish village. A great base to explore the Pyrenees and a quiet place to sit out and unwind. We also appreciate the hospitality of the owner. We received regular vegetables from the garden of her parents and on arrival we could enjoy a welcome drink. Awesome!”
Mr K. de Graaf  (10/8-2011)
“We have been celebrating an enjoyable stay had in Castigaleu. The receipt by mrs. Cruz was warmly. The cottage is cozy and it's clean. In short, you can have a great one week stay. With all his house stairs seems a bit like a drive-in-residence in the Netherlands as we know. For a family with small children it is less suitable house. The only downside we found the garden furniture. There is no chair to sit comfortably in idle. Nevertheless, the cottage is a must.”
Ms Stallybrass  (14/9-2010)
“A very friendly and comfortable. Kitchen very well équipée.Bonne base for sightseeing and excursions.La owner takes great pains to inform us.”
Mr Joost Vandenbroucke  (25/8-2010)
“The "Welcome to our arrival was very friendly. Villagers (+ / - 100 people) too.'s Mother the owner came to bring us vegetables from his garden. The house was very nice and well equipped. There was a lot of documentation on walks and sites to visit. The garden and terrace are very nice. quiet village. The only downside is that c "is a little far (+ / - 70 to 80 km) of walks in the high Pyrenees and our teens, few young people in the village, but they have still met 2. We will retain fond memories!”
Mr L.j. Hassing  (27/8-2009)
“We (family with two children aged 8 and 10) stayed here in August 2009 an enjoyable time. The receipt of the caretaker what warmly. She took plenty of time to show us the house and give us suggestions about trips to give. You live here in a small village between the Spaniards. This was for our daughter not prevent the local children to play, for communication using hands and voeten.Het house is fully equipped (including dishwasher, is not in the description). The area is very nice. The geological trail in the valley of the Rio Isabena is very nice. Also, the trip to the Congost the Montberrei recommended. There is also a swim in the various reservoirs.”
Fam G.H. Mulder  (16/6-2009)
“We found our stay at Casa Vella super. The very friendly and welcoming with extensive tour and glass of Spanish wine and nuts we found very nice. The level of finishing and furnishing of the house is very good. The house is quite remote and messages you can do best in Grauss, 25 minutes drive away. If you like peace and quiet, this is a real winner.”
Ms Marja van der Ploeg  (14/8-2008)
“A fantastic house with very friendly people, equipped with every comfort. An absolute must for anyone who loves peace and nature houdt.Als figure we give a 10!”
Ms C. Farrow  (20/7-2005)
“We heben in June 2005 spent two wonderful weeks at Casa Vella. The thoroughly renovated and tastefully decorated home has many amenities. We enjoyed both the roof and the large garden which was nice furnishings including its own herb garden. During the hottest part of the day, the thick walls for a pleasantly cool interior. Caused Life in the countryside between the citizens of this small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees is our birth right. The surroundings are impressive and hiking are legion.”

Holiday home facilities

Woodburn. stove
1 bathroom
Washing machine
200 m to grocer's
200 m to Castigaleu
120 km to Huesca
80 km to Lérida
24 km to Roda de Isábena
24 km to Lago Joaquín Costa/Barasona, Lake
200 m to Cajigar, River
160 km to Formigal, Ski Slope

Extra services

Final Cleaning
Bed linen
House no. ES-22587-01
House Category: ★★★
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About the holiday home

In the quiet town of Castigaleu, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this is a 4-bedroom cottage. The cottage comes with a fenced furnished garden to relax and linger outdoors in the fresh air. It makes for an ideal stay for a family or 6 persons.

The Río Cajijar is very suitable for spectacular kayaking and rafting tours. Day excursions to the Cathedral of Roda de Isábena, the Basilica of La Peña de Graus and the monastery of Santa María de Obarra are also recommended. Supermarkets and restaurants, along with the town centre are at 200 m.

The cottage has indoor heating and a fireplace in the living room for a cosy atmosphere. There's a barbecue to enjoy the evenings with smoked meals and a glass of wine. The attached terrace is great to start your mornings with a cup of coffee.

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About the area

About Spanien

For most people a holiday in Spain equals the sun and siesta but the country has much more to offer.

In Spain, you will find an amazing and varied nature offering grand national parks in Andalusia, picturesque mountain scenery in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada and beaches as far as the eye can see at Costa del Sol.

If you are interested in a city break, Barcelona and Madrid are guaranteed to be a success. Both cities have a lot of interesting art, architecture and, not to forget, world-class football. A visit to both cities will show you the enormous contrasts between the various regions in the country.

Don't miss a taste of the Spanish kitchen which has paella, tapas, and jamón as some of the most popular dishes.

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