La Pegatera

Cataluña, España

   We accept pets
   We love pets and they are more than welcome at la Pegatera. We even offer pet-sitting service during your stay (make sure to consult with us).

 

  You will be preparing meals yourself
  There is a fully equipped kitchen that you will be able to use to prepare your favorite meals.


Sounds of birds, the gentle whisper of the wind, and boundless peace await you at La Pegatera. Nestled in the heart of the forest, this house offers a true escape, where freedom is palpable.

La Pegatera boasts over 100 years of history, a story as rich as it is captivating. Once home to mountain dwellers and their animals, envision life in the rural past, where electricity and heating were luxuries, and winter's chill lingered outside the window. Yet, ingenious solutions abounded. Family members inhabited the ground floor, while animals found shelter in the basement, their warmth helping to keep the family cozy. The same stone walls that now exude charm were once shrouded in darkness, their surfaces obscured by the smoke of lamps used. Sadly, as time passed and urbanization beckoned, La Pegatera gradually lost its inhabitants, succumbing bit by bit to the ravages of time.

However, when Pepona and Jordi undertook the renovation of La Pegatera, they did so with love, enlisting the help of the local community to revive its spirit. Their efforts were not in vain. Though no longer home to sheep and cows, La Pegatera retains echoes of its past, with remnants of its former residents adorning its walls. Original and authentic items imbue the house with a sense of history and character.

Concerns about modern amenities like electricity, heating, and running water need not arise. La Pegatera is a self-sustaining haven, powered by solar panels and drawing water directly from the mountain springs.

Take a leisurely stroll through the forest, soak in the panoramic views, or simply sit in the backyard, listening to the melodies of the birds. Cozy up by the fireplace and savor the tranquility of La Pegatera.

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House rules:

• Minimum stay: 2 nights
• No smoking inside the house
• During July and August, there is a minimum stay of 7 nights (from Friday 5PM to Friday 10AM)
• If you are traveling with 1 pet (cat or dog), it's free of charge. In case it's more than 1 pet, there is €10 charge per pet per stay
• Don't leave your pet alone at house. We offer pet-sitting service (consult before if possible) - half day: €25 and full day €35

For special days/bank holidays (2024), we require dates as per below:

• Puente de todos los Santos: from 31.10 to 03.11
• Puente de la Constitución: from 05.12 to 08.12
• Christmas: from 24.12 to 26.12

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What will I eat?

You will have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. There is also a barbecue in the backyard so you can enjoy your meal outdoors.
We recommend doing your shopping before you arrive, as the nearest store is a 30 minutes drive away.
You can find excellent local products at typical local markets:

  • Monday: Tremp
  • Tuesday: La Seu d'Urgell
  • Wednesday: La Pobla de Segur
  • Friday: Solsona
  • Saturday: La Seu, Oliana and Isona
  • Sunday: Organyà

Few more shops that you will Tremp:

  • La Masovera (craft beer store),
  • Gourmet Pallars (cured meats, cheeses, wines and local products),
  • El Rebost del Pallars (local products),
  • Botiga Amà (local crafts - soaps, clothes and many more),
  • La Fornera (bread, organic products and km0).

In Salars de Pallars: 

  • Restaurant L'Era d'en Balust
  • Restaurant L'Era d'en Salasse

In Pobla de Segur: Carns Bastús Carnisseria - a very good butcher shop that only sells local meat and prepares all the typical sausages.

In Coll de Nargó: 

  • Roch (next to the Cal Tahussá restaurant) - best to buy fresh bread 
  • Forn Reig - if you fancy something sweet (they even make their own chocolate!)

Will I be bored?

Definitely not. There is something to do for everyone and during all seasons.
In the house you will find books and magazines. During the summer, you can grab a deck-chair and relax in the backyard. There is a pool in La Pegatera, open from May till October, amazing refreshment with stunning views.
For those who are more adventurous, there are many hiking routes and places to visit close by.  There are also many activities organized in the area such as horse riding, rafting and kayaking. 

Places to swim:
- Basses del Codó - natural pool, perfect for the kids (15km)
- Basses de Abellà de La Conca (30km)
- Pantano de Sant Antoni - to spend a day by the lake, with a bar nearby La casa de la manduca (52km)
- Estany de Montcortès (make sure to stop at La Pobleta de Bellveí) (75km)




Adventure:
- Rafting and hidrospeed in: Sort: www.raftingsort.com
Bóixols: www.barranquismoenlacerdanya.c...
- Paragliding, paramotor, kayak in:
Àger: www.entrenuvols.com
Organyà: www.volarenparapente.com


Culture and Excursions:
- Guided excursions through the Boumort Reserve (20km)
- Museu dels Dinosaures de Coll de Nargó (18km)
- El Museu de la Conca Dellà - museum located in Isona (27km)
- Village Abella de la Conca (28km)
- La Seu de Urgell - capital city of L'Alt Urgell with a roman cathedral (46km)
- Les Botigues de Salàs (52km)
- Solsona - Catalan city with a beautiful historic center, full of typical places and events (60km)
- Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici (121km)

Is there anything for the kids?

The little ones will be able to enjoy plenty of space to run and play within fenced backyard. They will also find plenty of children's books in the house.

How will I arrive?

By carLa Pegatera is located in a quite remote place, so we recommend coming by car.

Is it possible to work online?

There is no  WiFi in La Pegatera but GSM coverage works. If you can rely on your phone, go ahead! Otherwise, we encourage you to disconnect and enjoy nature offline.

About The Host
Pepona and Jordi

Pepona and Jordi

We instantly fell in love with La Pegatera when we first laid eyes on it. However, the owner wasn't keen on selling or renting it out at the time. It took us over a year of gentle persuasion to change his mind. Finally, La Pegatera became ours. That was 35 years ago, and back then, it was a far cry from what it is today. Left abandoned for some time, the house was almost in ruins. Yet, we believed it was worth every effort. It demanded patience, hard work, and moments of uncertainty. We recall one evening, sitting by the fireplace in the dim light, wondering if our dream would ever come true. But it did. We breathed new life into La Pegatera, ensuring that many more could enjoy its charm and tranquility.

About us:

  • We speak: Spanish, Catalan and English
  • Oftentimes (but not always) you will us next door, but we give you your space and privacy
  • We use renewable energy
  • We collaborate with neighbors and local communities

Special Charms of Our Home:

  • House with over 300 years of history
  • We preserve authentic pieces of furnitures and barn equipment
  • Original fireplace that can be lit
  • No television
  • No WiFi
  • No air conditioning
  • Fans in each room during summer 
Testimonials

As rated on:

It was a wonderful, peaceful place of nature. Exactly what we're looking for. If you want to disconnect from the rest of the world and you love the nature. That's the place to be.

Great place in the middle of nature. Quiet, peaceful, perfect for a weekend getaway or more. Jordi and his wife were very helpful, responsive and friendly. Highly recommend!

We had a wonderful time in this super beautiful house. The hosts were very kind and friendly. Also the view and the environment were amazing! We had a lot of fun at the swimming pool

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