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Fran Foster

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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ECO ESCAPE, COUNTRY HOUSE, SLEEPS 2/4, SOLAR POWERED

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in L'Ampolla - Finca Carmela

Lounge, double bedroom(en suite), bathroom, patio, terrace, dip pool,

Cottage, semi detached, self contained. Lounge with mountain views and double sofa bed and small en suite. Large fully equiped kitchen diner .. Large shower room. Outside is a netted patio area with barbeque,a large sun terrace with sea views and a dip pool. Car parking is available. The house is powered by solar panels so no extra charge is made. It is quiet and relaxing amidst trees and hills. The village has all amenities needed, banks, supermarkets, pharmacy and restaurants. The beach is sandy very safe and very long, terminating at the wild life area and salt beds.

There are many wonderful places to visit nearby, or one can just relax on the beach. We do have animals dogs,cats and chickens. Pets can be accepted by arrangement.

A lovely holiday home for two people, or a family with a child( a sofa bed can be used in lounge ) .

The house is set amidst olive trees on terraced land, there are views to the montains and the sea. It is a working farm and we make our own olive oil. While the house had modern facilities it retains an olde world atmosphere with beams and thick stone walls

Tarragona is about one hours drive and has all the modern shops plus a Roman theatre and museum. Barcelona is two hours and is serviced by a good train , the Dali museum is a favorite and of course The Rambla.

Nearer are Tortosa with a mixture of medieval and Moorish architecture and a wonderful fresh produce market.

Near L'Ampolla there is Deltebre,a nature reserve for wildlife and birds. There are boat trips up the river Ebro from here also.

The house is 6 kl from the village and has lovely mountain views, the garden is well established with cacti and fruit trees.

The lovely town of Miravet with its ancient castle is 45 mins away and can be accessed by ferry over the River Ebro, an experience not to be missed. The boatman sometimes plays the bagpipes during the crossing!

One can reduce ones carbon footprint whilst relaxing and revitalising oneself , enjoy an alternative lifestyle and that back to nature feel.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fran Foster (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English, Spanish

About Fran Foster

We are British but have lived here for 13 years. We are semi retired and work the farm to produce olive oil. We have our own small press and all oil produced is virgin oil. We worked in retail and engineering before retiring here. We have dogs cats and chickens. Most of the animals are rescue cases and we often foster puppies for the local Arca dogs home.

Fran Foster purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Fran Foster chose L'Ampolla

This area is very beautiful, peaceful and serene, but only 10 minutes away from the village which has all one can need. We love the fact that we are mostly independent for power and water and try to be as Green as we can. We grow quite a bit of our own organic veg and fruit.

This suits those who want a break from town life and a hectic life style, here one can while away the hours on the roof terrace or walking around the lovely hillsides.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are unique, with thick walls which keep cool in summer and cosy in winter. The views are amazing and one can be truly at peace with nature. The nearby beaches are clean and safe and only 10 mins away. We are powered by solar and water is held in the cisterna underneath the house which keeps it fresh and clean. It is possible to significantly reduce ones carbon footprint here!!

It is wonderful to be in such lovely countryside with no near neighbours, but when one needs company the village is only 10 mins away. Phones can be switched off for a peaceful interlude!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

While looking for property in Tortosa I stayed at this Finca. I was made very welcome and was warm and cosy despite high winds. This is a lovely area and I cant wait to live here permanently myself. Thoroughly recommend this as a home from home.
Jan 2013
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Reviews

4.3
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Eco Escape, Country House, Sleeps 2/4, Solar powered
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews
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Eco Escape, Country House, Sleeps 2/4, Solar powered
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1006331
-+34 977092090
L'Ampolla Baix Ebre
5

Amazing property with beatiful views

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay was fantastic and the owners were friendly and very helpful with giving us directions for different attraction. The house is big and spacious with beautiful interior decoration. We recommend this for anyone who loves animals (they're very friendly).
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were lovely, friendly and easy going. They understood our power on solar is limited and were more careful than we are with it !! Many evenings we had a good natter together and they were really impressed with the olive trees and the tranquillity of the house. Many days they just sun worshiped on the terrace, but were also interested in all the local sights and fiestas.
My husband and the gentleman even caught a catfish when out on a river fishing trip, both were delighted!!! All in all a very successful booking!!
business
Eco Escape, Country House, Sleeps 2/4, Solar powered
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1006331
-+34 977092090
L'Ampolla Baix Ebre
4

Winter stay at Finca Carmela

  • 4 out of 5
Having to update some data for my London business, I realised I did not need to be in London to do the work. I booked a long stay at the Finca and had a most enjoyable working holiday'
The weath was good, only two days rain in 7 weeks,odd cold nights but the hosts provided a lovely wood fire.
It was great to reduce my carbon footprint and i was most impressed with the green way of life at the Finca. Solar power and water from a cisterna under the cottage.
The hosts were very friendly but did not intrude when I was busy.
The village was a welcome relief when my mind could take no more work, lovely beachside cafes for a cold beer!
Enjoyed campo walks with the Finca dogs, with whom I became very friendly!
All in all a very successful visit which I hope to repeat soon.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Eco Escape, Country House, Sleeps 2/4, Solar powered
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1006331
-+34 977092090
L'Ampolla Baix Ebre
4

holiday in eco cottage

  • 4 out of 5
Visiting friends for birthday occaision. Beautiful weather, constant sun, lovely beaches ,bars and retaurants.
Finca set in counrtyside with fantastic views over mountains and to the sea. Wonderful for walking and scenic trips. Nothing too much trouble for hosts. Very clean all essentials provided.
Nice to reduce my carbon footprint after being in a town all year.
Peaceful,tranquil but also exciting with plenty to do in the nearby village. Bigger towns can be visited by car, we went to Barcelona for all the museums and sauntered along the Rambla.
Open air cinema in L'Ampolla,very interesting but you need to speak the lingo, after a few beers this didn't seem so important!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Reus
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
L'Ampolla
Car: necessary

..Beautiful area with olive trees,almonds and carobs. Many historical features including Roman theatre at Tarragona. Medieval castle at Miravet. River Ebro for cat fishing. Deltebre wildlife and bird reserve.

Beaches 6 kl ,lovely safe beaches. Many local fiesta in summertime,seaside cafes and bars in abundance.

Perfect area for rest and relaxation.

L'ampolla is a lovely friendly village with harbourside bars and cafes, there are several supermarkets plus all the local shops for bread, fruits and veg plus two farmacies. Nearby is Amposta a larger town with a fantastic eat all you can buffet, chinese style and large open air market on Tuesdays.

Tarragona is about 45mins away, the Airport of Reus is nearby,here there are many lovely shops and a large shopping mall. A theatre and cinema and many museums.

The Delta is a famous wildlife reserve with many birds and is especially beautiful in summer as it is the area for growing rice.

For the young at heart there is an open air disco on the beach in L'Ampolla at weekends , however it is on the long beach so is no disturbance to the village. There are chirrengitos (beach bars ) in summer if you need a cold drink while sunbathing!

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Rates & Availability

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in L'Ampolla, Baix Ebre

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Spring 2014
30 Mar - 29 Jun
3 nights
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£330
 
 
Summer 2014
30 Jun - 28 Sep
7 nights
£350
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Deposit with booking. 50%. The rates are all inclusive, all power is supplied... There is plenty of room and we are happy to accept couples or 3 persons
Deposits can be paid into an English bank account or a Spanish if preffered.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in L'Ampolla in Baix Ebre

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , wash basin
  • The main bathroom is modern and has shower, wash basin and toilet. The small en suite has toilet and wash basin.Hot water is by gas heater, a bottle will be supplied at the start of rental.Only travel hairdryers can be used as power is by solar panels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main bedroom has a double bed and a large modern shower room. The other room is the lounge which has a double sofa bed and a small en suite bathroom. Both rooms have plenty of wardrobe space and are quiet and peaceful. The large modern shower room serves both rooms. Linen and towels supplied. Bookings are for two persons however the lounge can be made into another bedroom if required. The cottage is totally separate and semi detached from the main house. There is a large kitchen with all facilities. Bedding and towels supplied, but beach towels need to be provided by client.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Power is by solar panels and water from our cisterna, therefore only travel hairdryers can be used . However the sun will dry your hair very quickly! Kitchen is well equiped and has a dining area but usually it is best to eat outside on the netted terrace. Car parking is adjacent to the property, a car is essential but it is only 10 mins to the village which has a wealth of amenities. There are many good local restaurants and bars, eating out is very informal with many places on the harbourside. One can eat a lovely meal and watch all the boats in the marina. Children are welcome and tho we have animals, they are friendly and love attention. Children get very excited when allowed to fetch the eggs from the hens. This is a working farm but is very quiet and relaxing. We farm the olive trees and make olive oil.
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