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Book this 3 bedroom house in Pradell de la Teixeta today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 21 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $668 to as high as $1118, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 22, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Pradell-de-la-teixeta Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Children's pool
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
“Memorable stay in Catalan historic village”
We loved our stay at Carl Poxo. The house was super comfortable, and the town (the quiet town of Pradel de la Texeita), idyllic. Jesus, the owner, was a superb host: Friendly, engaged, helpful and very knowledgeable. The area is very pretty: rolling hills covered in almond trees and vineyards and olive groves. There is excellent hiking all around the town, and the town itself has great amenities for children and adults (playground, pool, bell tower, olive museum, bakery, small grocery store). I would highly recommend this listing to any family or couple interested in experiencing first hand quiet life in a small village in rural Spain.
“A Beautiful House located in the most amazing countryside.”
My wife and I stayed here, along with our 21 year old daughter for the first two weeks of September. This is a beautiful house, which Jesus and his wife have carefully converted into a wonderful, stylish and luxurious holiday home. The house itself is located at the centre of the village, opposite the village bakery and with Jesus’ own shop below selling local wine, olive oil, nuts and various other products derived from the local produce. The house is well organised over two floors, with a further sun gallery above and a large entrance hall below and had everything we could have wanted for a quiet, comfortable restful few weeks, whilst providing all of this with flair and attention to detail. The village is about 10 minutes drive from Falset where there are restaurants, butchers and various stores, or about 30 minutes away from the large town of Tarragona, with its many shops and large supermarkets. From the town you can easily walk or drive further up into the mountains to enjoy beautiful views and try the many wonderful wines from various Bodegas. Equally you can drive down to the coast (about 30 minutes), to the Mediterranean beaches for the day. We did all of this and had the most wonderful and relaxing time. Jesus and his wonderful family were the perfect hosts, helpful and pleasant to talk to, knowledgeable about the surrounding area with suggestions of places to visit, restaurants at which to eat and local walks to take. The village itself is also beautiful and well managed so that its character remains as it grows and develops. The local people were always friendly and happy to talk, from the first day when we arrived and spent a pleasant few hours in the local bar catching up with our daughter who had spent the summer teaching nearby, through to the last. We spent one particularly wonderful evening with the village and Jesus’ wider family at a fiesta in the village hall, eating bread and fish and local produce to celebrate the first pressing of this year’s olive harvest. We arrived, empty handed for a quick chat and left with full stomachs three hours later having spent the evening telling and listening to various different life stories. As a half Spanish half English family currently living in the UK, we have travelled a lot in Spain including to South East Cataluña. Cal Proxo, the family Garcia and Pradell de la Teixeta have left a strong and wonderful impression. We don’t often revisit the same place twice. For all of the above reasons and many more, Cal Proxo may be an exception.
“A delightful house, village and scenic district”
The house: Cal Porxo is as lovely as the photographs! When renovated, it was with such wonderful taste - so much so that we all were delighted - including our teenage boys. Ground floor is little more than a large porch with stairs to the first floor (kitchen, living room, single bedroom and shower/toilet/sink room). The next floor has the 2 double bedrooms with a shared shower/toilet/sink room. The next floor up is the terrace (through a low door) with lovely views over the pan-tiled roofs of the surrounding homes and the church tower. It was very pleasant to read up there or play cards etc. The kitchen is very well stocked - with a big fridge/freezer, toaster, cooker/hob and enough crockery to be able to fill the dishwasher! (There is also a clothes washer tucked away upstairs). We were concerned that the house would be too hot – not having air-con. The weather when we were there wasn’t exceedingly hot (for August) but we were still surprised how cool the house was. It must be the stone construction. The owner Jesus suggested that we closed the windows by day to keep the cool in and open the windows by night to let the cool in. This seemed to work. The Village: The village is truly beautiful. Medieval narrow streets and tall multi-floored narrow homes! It is all beautifully kept (in a rustic style) and around each corner you come to a view over the valley and the impressive mountains and cliffs. There is a wonderful playground for younger kids with swings and slides, and a table tennis table – which we all played on (and Jesus provided bats and balls). There are even hammocks to relax in. The municipal pool is lovely and new and a bit like an infinity pool as you look out on the stunning scenery. We found everyone in the village were friendly and greeted you as you passed. My boys made friends with some of the village boys and played polo in the pool and table tennis with them – the grand football game didn’t quite get organised! We did think that it might be so quiet and dead that it there would be no soul to the place – far from it. There were always people around sitting outside their homes chatting. And as for quiet – well their kids don’t go to bed until at least midnight and can be heard calling and shouting – and of course – are heard through all the open windows! It’s not only the kids but the church clock not only counts the hours, but the quarter hours too – and if that is not enough the clock (after a pause) counts the hours a second time! And yes it is all through the night!! (With open windows!!). We just thought it was part of charm of the ‘real’ village that Pradell de la Teixeta is. The District: It is so different to the coast here. Lots of rugged scenery. Lots of interesting car drives. We only wished we had more time to explore. Owner: Jesus Garcia is a lovely warm genuine guy. We managed to break something and he was very very accommodating. We felt he was someone you could trust.
“A Piece of Paradise”
If you have a chance to stay here, you should consider yourself extremely lucky. Not only is the apartment incredibly beautiful and extremely well designed, but Jesus is so knowledgeable about the area that you'll feel you're being given an insider's view of things to do. Jesus met us in the town square upon arrival, settled us comfortably, and then talked with us about the region, giving us a detailed map showing special places to see and things to do. Everyone of his suggestions was outstanding. He made arrangements for us to have a wine tour at a local vineyard that was certainly the best and most informative wine tour I've ever had. His suggestions for restaurants, groceries and bakeries were extremely helpful. The town's location makes it possible to reach everything you'd like to do in a single day. My only complaint about our stay was that it was too short. We were there almost 5 days, and I think you could easily spend two weeks in this region. I think many american tourists don't know the Priorat and are unaware of its attractions. This is a not-to-be missed region of wonderful medieval towns and villages, amazing monasteries, great vineyards and all surrounded by spectacular hills for hiking and biking.
“Absolutely Superb in every way”
This has to be the best property we have ever stayed in, and we have been taking holidays like this for over 30 years. The quality of the accommodation, the beautifully designed interior, the welcome from Jesus and his family, the excellent wines and products from his shop next door, all were first class. The rooftop terrace was an unexpected delight. To be 20 minutes from the heart of the Priorat in one direction whilst also 20 minutes from the beaches of the Costa Dorada in the other direction gave us so many options of things to do that we will need to return many times to do them all. The village is immaculately maintained with lots of facilities for the children. The village streets are very narrow but car parking was easier than expected and most days we managed to find a space very close to the house. Falset catered for our normal shopping with a good Spar and some excellent wine and cake shops, with Reus easily accessible as well for larger, slightly more specialist shopping. One week was not enough in this amazing area and we will definitely return to this very special house.
Lovely place in a lovely village. Very much what I expected from the website. Added bonus of the most comfortable beds ever, perfect little roof terrace, convenient little general store/bakery opposite, and lovely walks straight out of the village. Very helpful host too. A gem.