In Pla del Penedès, near Barcelona, and in the heart of Catalonia’s wine region, B&B wine and cooking Penedès specializes in exactly that, producing its own organic wines and cava and offering guests a variety of very good vineyard tours, wine tasting and cooking classes. THE ACCOMMODATION: They have a number of B&B rooms in the nicely renovated 17th-century farmhouse, and all of them are comfortable and clean with WiFi, flat screen TV and private bathroom. And outside there Read more [...]
This lovely agritourism farm stay near Valencia, Spain specializes in horse riding lessons but even if horse riding doesn’t interest you it is a really great place for a relaxing break. You’ll find spa facilities, a swimming pool, acres of gardens to explore as well as great food, great service and comfortable accommodation.
The location is also very good; the farm is in a picturesque setting overlooking the Benicadell Mountains beside the small cute village of Salem. It’s also less than an hour from the city of Valencia, and just 20km from the coastal beaches of Gandia.
There is a choice of double and twin B&B rooms as well as two one double bedroom self catering cottages. They are comfortable and cosy with private bathroom, air con, TV and Wifi, and the self catering cottages have their own entrance, kitchenette and lounge area.
The farmhouse has all modern facilities but maintains much of its traditional style. It’s beautifully furnished and decorated, with a cosy, slightly rustic vibe.
They have a bar and a fine restaurant at the property too which serves breakfast and offers a very good choice of traditional Valencian and Spanish dishes throughout the day, with some of the ingredients coming fresh from the farm.
There is loads of outside space to explore, terraces with seating and hammocks, a swimming pool, an equestrian centre, gardens and the farm where they grow various fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Further afield you can hike direct from the farm into the surrounding forests and hills as far as the Benicadell Mountains, or you can cycle, with bikes being available to hire at the farm.
The large equestrian centre has many horses with a training track and a competition track. Even if you’re not horse riding yourself they are interesting and beautiful to watch.
The friendly staff organize all sorts of horse riding lessons and can take you for long or short treks around the surrounding woodlands and hills. If you’re an experienced rider you can also take a horse out for trekking by yourself.
The agroturismo is less than an hour from Valencia with its international airport (transfers can be arranged) and about fifteen minutes from the coast at Gandia which has a number of beaches popular with local Spanish tourists.
The immediate area is rugged and rural; with some classic Mediterranean countryside and the scenic Benicadell Mountains to be explored.
There are many small villages along the way too; Salem where Agroturismo San Miguel is located is a typically Spanish sleepy little place plus there are many others like Beniatjar, Carricola, Albaida and Rafol de Salem which make for equally pleasant detours.
Less than half an hour away is another nice day out; the historic town of Xativa with its famous hilltop castle offering stunning views around the surrounding countryside.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“The apartments are located in a beautiful setting between mountain and sea. The hosts were extremely helpful, charming and kind. It is a short drive to beaches, coastal walks and historical sites. Don’t miss the fantastic breakfast! Highly recommended…”
“Lovely rural accommodation in the heart of Asturias, right next to a picturesque coast, with amazing views and great atmosphere. The owners were extremely nice and the breakfast was spectacular! Highly recommended for everyone who’d like to experience a real Spanish rural feeling…”
Address: Carrer Benicadell, 10
- Spa Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Farm With Animals
- Bikes For Hire
- Swimming Pool
- Hot Tub