A Brief history of our house
"Can Nas de Gos" is the name of our house. It is an old farm house near which we have a small stone cottage hidden behind a stand of pine trees. We let the cottage to people who want to spend their holidays in very peaceful surroundings. The house and the cottage are in an area of woodland and meadows. There is a swimming pool, 6 metres by 3 metres, which is exclusively for the people who rent the cottage. We are located in a rural area surrounded by gentle hills covered, mostly, by pine trees, oaks and evergreen oaks. Between the hills lie small plains and valleys of cultivated land, fields of wheat, oats, corn and sunflowers. There are olive groves, walnut plantations and some small vineyards. For those people who are fond of walking or cycling, they will be able to enjoy miles of quite lanes and paths between the fields and in the forests. We use exclusively solar panels to generate electricity.
Nearby places of interest
The small, attractive village of Crespià is just 2 km from the cottage. It has a good restaurant and bar called “ La Trobada” The village celebrates its annual Honey Festival during the last week in February.
Other nearby nice little villages are LLadó with a small food shop and chemist, bars and restaurants and Esponellà with the restaurant Can Roca serving traditional food of the area.
The busy town of Banyoles is only 15 minutes away by car, where there are several supermarkets and many shops of all kinds, bars, restaurants and museums. The town is built on the shores of an attractive lake where you may go on boat trips around the lake and there is also an area for swimming. The bottom of the lake is formed of volcanic ash and the water is soft and pleasant for swimming.
The closest Costa Brava beach is located in front of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Empúries. It is a sheltered beach, with fine sand and shallow water, ideal for children. 32Km away. Not far from there you will find Els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà a natural wetland park where many birds including storks can be seen all year round. An easy excursion with children.
The busy town of Figueres, famous for the Salvador Dalí museum, and the Toy museum among others. 15km.
The medieval village of the Counts of Besalú, with its picturesque Romanesque bridge which crosses the Fluvià River and its narrow and charming streets, is well worth a visit. It has very attractive handicraft shops and two or three excellent restaurants. 13Km.
Olot, the mountain town famous for its religious statue workshops and painting school, is located in a volcanic area, ideal for excursions, many of which are clearly marked. Excursions can be done on foot, on horseback, by bicycle and by hot air balloon. 40Km.
Girona the capital of the province is 40 km away by car and well worth a visit. The cathedral overlooks the old part of the city with narrow cobbled streets and Romanic and Gothic churches, also the Old Jewish quarter. During the second week of May there is the Flower Festival when all the streets are decorated with flowers.
Barcelona, which is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, has much to offer. It is 100 km from Girona.
La Jonquera, the border town between Spain and France, is only 30km away. From there it is very easy to get to Perpignan or the walled city of Carcassonne.
In winter, ski lovers can enjoy Núria, La Molina and Vall Ter resorts in The Pyrenees, just two hours away by car.