Casa El Pui

Cataluña, España

   Without pets

 

  You will be preparing meals yourself
  There is a fully equipped kitchen so you will be able to prepare your favorite meals. We can also prepare a basket of locales cheeses, yogurts, honey, jams herbal teas and aromatic herbs, wine and craft beers from local producers.


Casa el Pui is a small paradise nestled in nature, built with lots of love. This isolated, self-sufficient, and eco-friendly house is located in the heart of the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, surrounded by mountains and forest as far as the eye can see.

Here, you'll wake up to epic sunrises and end your day with spectacular sunsets and breathtaking starry skies. It's a place to connect, to exchange, and to experience a unique immersion in nature and respect for the environment.

Casa el Pui was born out of a desire to live more consciously and harmoniously with our surroundings and the planet. We know that nature has a lot to teach us, and we feel a deep desire to connect with it and its cycles, to be more aware of what we eat and where our food comes from, and to be amazed by simple things like a sunset or a starry sky.

At Casa el Pui, we want to share our way of life, connect with people from all over the world, and offer and exchange authentic experiences in a unique place that respects the environment and generates the least possible impact. We also aim to be an active part of the territory, consuming and valuing local products and the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

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House rules:

  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • No parties allowed

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What will I eat?

You will have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal where you can prepare delicious meals. 

Do you feel like trying local products? At Casa el Pui we can prepare a delightful basket that includes a selection of local cheeses, yogurts, honey, jams, herbal teas and aromatic herbs, wine and craft beers from local producers members of the Menja't l'Alt Urgell association.

Don't feel like cooking? There are great restaurants and bakeries in the area worth trying:

In Coll de Nargó: 

  • Fonda el Llac - traditional Catalan cuisine. Only open at lunchtime. 
  • Restaurant Tahussá - Lunch menu with a variety of options.
  • Bar la Societat - Tapas bar, appetizers and pizzas. Great atmosphere in the afternoons and evenings. 
  • Forn Tahussá - Specialized in sweet and salty breads and country bread.
  • Forn Reig - Specialized in bread and desserts.


In Organyâ: Restaurant Lo Com - Elaborate Catalan cuisine (reservation required).

In Oliana: Pizzeria Miseria E Nobiltá - Good artisan pizza.

In Tiurana: Gastro Bar Solé - Fusion of modern and traditional cuisine (reservation required).

In Ponts: Apagallums - Gourmet tapas (reservation required).

In La Seu: 

  • La Paradeta - Modern restaurant offering tapas made with local products (reservation required).
  • El Menjador - Cozy place with elaborated dishes to share (reservation required).
  • Arbeletxe - Author's cuisine with local products (reservation required).


In Solsona:

  • Restaurant La Mare de la Font - Elaborate Catalan cuisine. Reservations are required well in advance.
  • Pizzeria la Familia - Amazing artisan pizzas and homemade desserts.

Will I be bored?

Definitely not. There is something to do for everyone and during all seasons.
Casa el Pui offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained and relaxed, whatever you feel like. We offer experiences for groups of at least 8 people, whether they are families, groups of friends, or companies looking to engage in teambuilding activities or hold work meetings.

If you are interested in spending a few days in nature doing outdoor activities, we can also offer hiking, via ferrata, canyoning and other mountain activities. We work with certified mountain and climbing guides with extensive experience. 

At Casa el Pui we design tailor-made climbing activities, both for professionals looking to improve their technique, as well as for amateurs who want to start climbing and families who want to try this sport together.  We have climbing sectors a few meters walking from the house and direct access to high level sectors at 20 minutes walking distance. We are also very close to other interesting sectors with options for professionals and beginners in Coll de Nargó, Perles, Tres Ponts or Oliana.

If you want to have a close look at the vultures that inhabit the Alinyà mountains and surroundings, book a tour with a wildlife guide who will show you how these magnificent birds.

Do you feel like exploring even more? We've got you!

Places to swim:
Basses del Codó - natural pool, perfect for the kids (8km)
Basses d'Organyá - natural pool (10km)

Hiking and walks:
- El Coscollet in Coll de Nargó - 17km route with stunning views (9km)
- Pantâ d'Oliana - Easy, 5.6km hike around Oliana's swamp (9km)
- Ruta Sant Honorat in Peramola - Beautiful 14.5km route with impressive landscape (19km)
- Tour through the forests of Sant Joan de l'Erm - interesting 12.4km route (59km)

Activities:
- Dinosfera - Dinosaur museum (5km)
- The temple climbing gym (5km)
- El Salí de Cambrils - Salt mining and Salt water swimming pool (28km)
- Kaiaks and summits (32km)
- The zoo of the Pyrenees (42km)
- Naturland (Andorra) - outdoor activity center (52km)
- Eating with Vultures - Activity to see vultures in their natural habitat

Relax:
- Spa Els Banys de Sant Vicens (45km)
- Spa Caldea (Andorra) (53km)

Villages:
- Peramola - The litle village preserves remnants of the medieval charm present in its walls, the arcades of the narrow houses and stonewalls. You can enjoy a pleasant walk along the “Camí de les Fonts”, and have lunch at the Restaurant El Casinode Peramola. (20km)
- La Seu d'Urgell - Capital of the province of l'Alt Urgell, it offers al the services you may need. Bars, restaurants, supermarkets, cinema, etc. It is interesting to visit the farmers' market held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, where you can buy local products. You can also stroll through the Olympic Park and watch the canoeists and rafting groups practice their skills firsthand. (32km)
- Solsona - is a picturesque town located in the Solsonés region. Capital of its province. The old town of Solsona is a true historical treasure. A few kilometers from Solsona is the imposing Castle of Cardona, a medieval fortress that dominates the landscape from the top of a hill. (46km)

Is there anything for the kids?

Absolutely! Casa el Pui is a paradise for children, offering plenty of activities to keep them entertained and engaged. They will be able to explore nature and see wildlife around the house, providing them with a unique and educational adventure.

With no TV at the house, kids can get creative and find interesting activities outdoors. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring their favorite games and spend some quality time playing by the table, fostering creativity and family bonding. 

The surrounding nature and fresh air will ensure they have an unforgettable and enriching experience.

How will I arrive?

By car: Casa el Pui is located in a remote place so we recommend coming by car.

We are located 15 minutes from Coll de Nargó. You can reach us by car from Coll de Nargó via a well-maintained dirt road.

When you arrive in the village of Coll de Nargó, take the road towards Montanisell, which begins just after the school and the dinosaur museum. After about 500 meters of paved road, continue on the dirt track. After approximately 3 kilometers, you will find a turn-off to the left with a sign for Casa el Pui. Take this turn-off and continue for 800 meters until you reach the house.

COORDINATES:
42°10’45.8″N 1°16’24.8″E

Is it possible to work online?

There is a WiFi at Casa el Pui, so if you are planning a workation this is your place! 

About The Host
Ana & Alexander

Ana & Alexander

We are Gala, Ana, and Alex, a small Catalan-German family adopted by this beautiful region of l’Alt Urgell since 2020. In another life, we lived in big cities across various continents and dreamed of being where we are now. We arrived here in 2020 and have spent nearly three years working on the rehabilitation project of the house, always striving for sustainability and energy efficiency.

About us:

  • We speak: German, Catalan, Spanish, and English.
  • We use solar panels to generate electricity, a wood boiler to heat the house, and river and rainwater for consumption and hygiene. This choice implies that the energy use of the house must be conscious and efficient.
  • Casa el Pui has been renovated with renewable and ecological materials, such as wood, recycled cotton as thermal insulation, and hydraulic lime to coat the walls.
  • We collaborate with neighbors and local communities.

Special charms of our house:

  • We preserve the authentic building materials of the house.
  • You will experience authentic rural life surrounded by wildlife, fresh air, and local products.
  • We offer many unforgettable experiences for groups: climbing, yoga, hiking.

Testimonials

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This is the best Airbnb I’ve ever rented, Anna’s place is a pure gem 💎 this is an off-the-grid house that’s perfect to feel remote and peaceful.

Fabulous stay at Casa El Pui. Scenery was fabulous. Place is very quiet. Perfect for a calm and relaxing holiday.

Most amazing place to stay in the area! Beautifully located and amazing house and vibes!