El Palleret is a self-contained apartment in the tiny village of Lluçà in the Catalan Pyrenees.
El Palleret is a converted hayloft joined to a large farmhouse in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The farmhouse has been in the family since at least the 17th century, and is one of only four houses in the village.
The apartment is on the first floor above a downstairs room for boots, coats, bikes etc and the era, which is a walled outside area once used for keeping the animals in winter. This has a basic kitchen and firepit, which we use for cooking and eating outside. This isn't the only option for outside dining as the flat has a big terrace accessed from the main living area.
The living area is open plan and has a modern kitchen (with electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher) dining table and sitting area with sofa. There are french windows which open onto a balcony overlooking the era.
There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with bunkbeds. There is a small bathroom with a shower.
The property has two grape-producing vines which surround it and several trees which provide shade for the bedrooms, living room and the era during the summer.
Guests have access to the apartment, private terrace suitable for BBQ and al freso dining as well as the era, a walled outside area with a kitchen and space for eating. This space is shared with the big house.
Other things to note
The village is 400 metres from a working dairy farm. There are tractors moving around and the farm itself is not a safe place for children to play. However, heading the other way from the house, there are woods, ancient terraces, streams and tracks, which are ideal for exploring.
It's also worth bearing in mind that animals in and around the village, such as wild boar, are not to be approached, even the cats which are actually semi-feral. If you keep your distance there is nothing to worry about.
Please leave the apartment as you found it, clean and tidy.
You can wear shoes inside but please leave dirty or wet footwear in the big room downstairs.
No smoking inside but fine on the terrace.
Don't feed or even touch the cats, they are a pest even if some of them look quite cute.
Don't leave any doors or windows open when you are not about as the cats will be in like a shot and eat whatever they find.
Please respect the environment and especially the neighbours. They are very welcoming and friendly people and easy to get along with but please keep the noise down after 12.
As both Rosa and I live in Barcelona, we may not always be in Lluçà to welcome guests personally, and in which case a key will be left for you to enter the property.
When you have booked we will send you a PDF with practical instructions as well as our personal guide to the region; with the best restaurants, walks, places to swim, daytrips, secret spots and other places of interest.
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