Ecofinca – Yurt holidays in the Spanish pyrenees

Ecofinca is our off-grid, year round home with 45 acres of sustainably managed woodland and one yurt – family managed and based upon a philosophy of low impact living and minimal carbon footprint. Our beautifully hand-crafted yurt is set in a secluded corner of our private woodland. Hidden away in an intimate & idyllic setting it makes for a perfect retreat or romantic hideaway. Located in an area of natural beauty there is plenty of scope to explore the countryside on foot with marked footpaths that lead further afield.

The yurt , designed & constructed by Uzbek craftsmen , has a solid wooden floor with materials sourced from our own woodland. It is spacious and sleeps four comfortably. Bedding is provided for pleasantly cool night-time temperatures.

The site is well shaded to protect against the mid-day sun. A solar panel provides 220AC for interior & exterior lighting. The deck , alongside the yurt , consists of a well equipped kitchen – fridge , gas hob , sink with running water and a dining area with a large parasol. A Solar heater provides hot water for the shower and there is a well built compost toilet nearby. We can supply some ecological fruit & veg from our garden and groceries from local suppliers. Nearby springs supply drinking water.

The Area

We are located in the Spanish Pyrenees within easy reach of Barcelona , Toulouse and Zaragoza. The region is ideal for hillwalking, climbing and adventure sports. Ancient castles, Romanesque bridges, beautiful churches and typical Aragonese villages, there is a wealth of historical architecture to explore. Nearby the lively market town of Graus has a plaza considered to be one of the finest in Spain.

The Fiesta Mayor, held in September is recognized as a “festival of national importance” Now in its 10th year the “Nocte” international festival of performing arts is considered by some the highlight of the cultural calender. Normally held in the first weekend in July, music, theater, dance, comedy and circus are performed in the plazas of Graus starting in the evening and into the night. All events are free. The region is internationally renowned for its fine gastronomic products – sausages, lamb and cheeses. It is also one of the most important truffle producing areas in Spain. The regional wine “Somontano” is recognised in Spain as an exciting and up and coming denomination of origin. Tours and tasting are available at most of the bodegas.

The national park of Ordesa & Monte Perdido , the natural parks of Posets – Maladeta , Sierra de Guara and Mont Rebei are all within comfortable driving distance, contain some of the highest mountains in Spain and have spectacular walks and views. Some lakes and rivers in the area are suitable for swimming and Graus has an outdoor swimming pool. Wildlife is plentiful in the region with the Sierra de Guara internationally recognised for birdwatching.

CONTACT DETAILS

  • Name : Ecofinca Low Impact Yurt Holidays
  • Phone (work) : +34 619744204
  • Prices from : €380 per week
  • Web address : www.ecofinca.co.uk
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