All of the houses below have either been suggested to us as quality casa rurales, or have been stayed in by Catavino. Each one falls under 1 of 2 categories: independent houses or rooms available for rent. Please check the website for more information.
Ca la Mari: Located in Cabacés, this 3 floor, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom house, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, game room and 3 terrazes was built in the early 20th century and later remodeled as a casa rural. For more information: go to www.calamari.es (available in Spanish) or email at email@example.com
Calbenito: Built in the 16th century in Capcanes, this fully renovated 4 floor house contains an interior garden, a terrace on the upper floor, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a celler complete with wine and olive oil. Take a peek at the photos on the site, as they look incredible: http://calbenito.cat/ (available in Spanish or Catalan) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Giral 2: The house is located in the quietest parts of Cornudella, with the cliffs of La Gritella and the rocky promontory of Siurana in front and the Serra del Montsant behind. It is a 3 story house which has been restored and contains 7 bedrooms, patio and barbecue. http://www.calgiral.com/
Mas Ardevol: This a country house will charm. Known for its culinary preparations and knowledge of wine, the owners pride themselves on using local ingredients and cooking traditional cuisine. This house can host up to 15 people, and includes a suite. http://masardevol.net/eng/
Mas Figueres: We stayed in this house for 2 nights and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Situated in the heart of the vineyards in Marca, this 7 bedroom house is run by Paco and Quima, two very gracious and attentive hosts. The house has an outdoor patio perfect for enjoying a summer meal, a pool and a bbq. www.masfigueres.com
Perxe: Located in El Molar, this is a quaint small house with 6 bedrooms, a celler and a library. We stayed here in 2005 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is definitely a location for those who love wine and don’t mind being in a quaint little town where walks along the dustry streets at night are accompanied by a blanket of stars. Website is only available in Spanish, Catalan or French at www.perxe.com but you can email in English at email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
La Icona del Pont Vell: Located in Porrera, this 18th century house has been restored and includes 1 quatruple, 1 triple and one double room. This is also one of a handful of locations with a wine spa. Website is only available in Spanish and is a less than ideal to maneauver. http://www.laicona.com/ or email at email@example.com
Cal Compte: On the last day of our stay in Monsant, we visited this incredible house which has been restored over the course of a decade. There are several individual apartments equipped with a kitchen, suites for families or groups of friends, or double rooms – perfect for a romantic getaway. This house is handicap friendly, has Wifi, and has several terraces which overlook the vineyards. The owners, working in both tourism and olive oil, are more than capable of helping you plan your day, whether it be touring famous historical sites or a wine route. This house is a must see. www.calcompte.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
These hotels came highly recommended during our trip. Please click on the link for more information.
Cal Llop: www.cal-llop.com
La Siuranella: www.siuranella.com (beware: poorly designed website)
Abadia del Priorat: www.abadiadelpriorat.com
Rurals Falset: www.apartamentsfalset.com
Casa del Pont: www.casadelpont.com