- Village / Rural
- Horse Riding
17th century stone farmhouse in a quiet mountain village with all its original features and 21st century comforts. Large terrace from which to enjoy stunning views of Mediano Lake. Garden in terraces in front of property. Approach via one of the longest stone archways in the region.
The quiet village of Banastón Usana is a 5 minute drive from Ainsa or a half hour walk along a waymarked path. Ainsa is the main village in the region of Sobrarbe, and there you will find all the sports adventure companies, restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets, tourist office and the weekly outdoor fruit and veg market on Tuesday morning. Ainsa is located at the crossroads to three areas of outstanding nature beauty: the Ordesa National Park home to Monte Perdido the largest limestone mountain in Europe, the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park home to Aneto and Posets, the first and second highest mountains in the Pyrenees and the Sierra de Guara Natural Park, world renown for its canyoning. All three parks offer an endless array of outdoor activites from one hour strolls along the valley floor to 3000m+ peaks like Posets and Perdido. Alpine wildflowers can be enjoyed all summer long. There are good chances of spotting marmots, deer,griffon vultures, lammergeyer...
Situated in the Aragonese Pyrenees in Northern Spain, the area is one of outstanding natural beauty with 3000m+ peaks, canyons, mountain lakes, waterfalls, the Cinca and Ara rivers, pine forests as well as quaint stone villages, hermitages and Romanesque architecture. After a day's sightseeing, enjoy a stroll through the old town of Ainsa with its medieval square and many bars and cafés for watching the world go by. Savour the local lamb and meat dishes from any one of the restaurants scattered throughout the region. You will be able to enjoy village "fiestas" every weekend in August.
Travelling by Road: From France via the Bielsa tunnel. From east or west via the N-260. From the north or south via the A138. Travelling by Air: Approximate distances and travelling times by car to Ainsa: Pau: 184km / 2h18min. Toulouse: 226km / 2h39min. Zaragoza: 194km / 2h13min. Barcelona: 272km / 2h53min.
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Casa Blas, a grand old stone farmhouse dating back to the 17th Century, is situated in the village of Banastón Usana near Aínsa. The entrance hall stands out with its concave stone roof, walls adorned with agricultural artefacts and its original stone recipient for storing olive oil. The first floor is home to a spacious living dining room with wonderful baked earth floor tiles and balcony, a small well equipped kitchen and for those who enjoy taking a step back in time, an authentic Aragonese kitchen with open fireplace, solid wooden benches and a fold down table. Two double rooms are also to be found on this level. The top floor has 4 double rooms with wonderful old decorative floor tiles, a separate bathroom, laundry room and a terrace with parasol, chairs and table for 8.
Great sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed over the Mediano lake and surrounding countryside from the large terrace on the top floor. Guests are also invited to take a stroll in the terraced garden and to pick aromatic herbs such as thyme, mint and basil for their culinary adventures. There is a shaded area in the garden for summer reading.
Quiet village location. Thick stone walls keep property cool in summer and central heating warm in winter.
Conditions of Rental
We ask for a 25% booking deposit with the remainder payable 30 days prior to rental start. A security deposit of 100 euros is payable on arrival. This is returned on departure.