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Off Grid House with Exceptional Views on a Rural Estate near Maella, Aragon, Spain

Maella (12km) , Aragon, Spain, Europe
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Off Grid House with Exceptional Views on a Rural Estate near Maella, Aragon, Spain
Balsa Barot Setting View from afar Hammock lounging
From the porch Bed Kitchen Sofa bed
Living room Dining Sunrise Arrival
Balsa Barot exterior Solar panels Wall Nearby swimming reservoir
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Price: From £77 per night Minimum stay 2 nights
One Off Places rating: 3 reviews (3 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
  • Cottage
  • Eco-houses
  • House / Villa
Property Setting
  • Mountainous
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Romantic
  • Relaxing
  • Family
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Television
Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking
Bedrooms
1
Conditions
Short breaks available
Guests
4
Catering
self-catering
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

A stay in Balsa Barot gives you the chance for a complete switch off from daily life.  Set in in rural Aragon in Spain, the house is offgrid yet comfortable, with exceptional views, and the feeling of freedom and tranquility you will get whilst sitting on the terrace sipping a glass of wine is second to none.

General Info

Located at the end of a road (and 6km from a tarmac road) on a plateau just below the top of a mountain, the house has been designed to be totally off grid and self sufficient.  Solar panels provide the electricity.  The water for the shower and toilet is collected in a 10,000 litre watertank throughout the year.  The waste water is recycled to the olive and almond trees underground via the septic tank.  And for those who would like a bit of home comfort, there is a satellite dish which allows the use of TV and a booster which supports 3G in the house.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

With exceptional views over the valleys from all around, you might be hard pressed to go off site at all during your holiday.  The temptation to lie on the porch with a good book, or sit round playing board games with the Aragon landscape stretching out beyond you, will be very strong!  You can take wonderful walks directly from the house and there are lots of rivers in the vicinity for swimming in (as well as the Embalse de Caspe reservoir 2km away).  There are also some lovely places to explore further afield and if you fancy a trip to the beach, the 100km journey through the mountains to the resorts of Salou and Cambrils are hardly a hardship.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Directions provided on booking

Nearest Airport:
Zaragoza (1 hours)

Nearest Ferry:
Santander

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Car Hire:
Essential

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The house has one double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room so it can accommodate up to four people.  The open plan kitchen has a table with seating for six, a gas cooker and a fridge freezer, and is well equipped with a good range of utensils, crockery and cutlery.  There are wonderful views from the kitchen windows.  The living room is cosy with a sofa and armchairs, and there is also a TV and games cupboard.  There is one shower room.

Exterior Details
Outside there is a terrace with garden furniture - table, chairs and loungers.  You’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from the amazing views.  The house is set on a private plot of 80,000 m2 surrounded by olive and almond trees.  With no light pollution, the night skies are incredible and stargazing is a must.

Conditions of Rental
Deposit payable on booking.  

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