This 13th century property, La Molina Soterres, is situated in the most southern part of Catalonia between the Ebro river and the borders to the provinces of Valéncia and Aragón. In a unbelievably natural spot, you find this amazing antique watermill, situated in the mountains, 7 km. from the village Horta de Sant Joan. known because the painter Picasso lived here in two periods.
Remotely situated, accessible by a 4,5 km. forest track, you find this stunning location, with the waterfall right next to the house, so you can swim right under it, and enjoy its beauty from the terraces or the bedrooms of the house.
The owners Pilar and Jordi have done a fantastic job, carefully reforming the watermill, and furnishing it with tasteful furniture, preserving the authencity. The building has several floors and is constructed right on the side of a rock, which actually serve as one of the walls of the house.
As it is watermill, the water passes under the building, and in the lowest part, the machinery is still there. Here, there is also a toilet and a small kitchen, a barbecue and a long table has been installed, as an alternative to eating outside or in the dining room.
The house has several levels and most rooms face the waterfall. Below the main floor dedicated to dining room, kitchen and sofa corner, you find two bedrooms and a bathroom. Directly from the kitchen, you have access to the cosy sunny “morning terrace”, with the gorgeous view to the waterfall.
At the upper floor, you find two more bedrooms with panoramic view and another bathroom. At the top, there is loft, which sometimes are used for children, as there two extra beds.
The outside atmosphere is hard to describe in words, as the location is very special. The waterfall gives a freshness and the surrounding rocks giving many shady corners and a feeling of being one with nature. The channel systems used to direct the water to create the power for the water mill, has been intelligently led to a swimming pool, where this clean water, right from the spring few kilometres from the house is led through the 45 meter long swimming pool, and then on to the river again in the other end. You can also swim under the waterfall and different places in the river.
In the house, you find a lot of information about walking routes from the house, as it is an excellent place for this. The house is also perfect as base for exploring all the sights (wineyards, Ebro delta, Tortosa and beaches) of this southern part of Catalonia.
The house is sustainable with solar panels and generator, and to protect the micro-environment, there is no washing machine. Instead, the owners pick up your laundry every second day, and have it washed in the village.
- 4 double bedrooms (3 double beds, 2 single beds) + a loft with room for 2 children
- 2 bathrooms
- Dining area with dining table
- Sofa corner with fireplace, TV (Satellite) and DVD
- Well-equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, stove, fridge, freezer
- 3 different terraces and the indoor terrace with barbecue
- Pool area with sun loungers and the natural swimming pool of45 meters!
- Private waterfall
- Bicycle rental nearby
Trip to Barcelona or rent a holiday apartment before or after
During your stay in Catalonia, it is obvious to make a trip to the metropolis Barcelona. From most houses there is only 1-1½ hours to drive in to the Catalan capita,l known for Gaudi, Miró, The Ramblas, the Gothic neighbourhood, F.C. Barcelona, the beach and many other things. The previous summers, many of our guests have chosen to rent a holiday apartment in Barcelona before or after their stay in the beautiful Catalan countryside.