- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Trust us: once you’ve visited Les Voltes, you’ll want to return again and again – as the growing number of repeat guests can confirm!
You’ll feel as though you’ve been let in on a delightful secret as you arrive in Barberà de la Conca; an ancient Spanish wine village with just 500 residents. Set blissfully away from the beaten tourist track, it’ll be hard to believe that bustling Barcelona is in easy reach.
Nestled under a pair of 15th-century arches, Les Voltes is a sustainability-certified, laid-back townhouse apartment, with two generous storeys that radiate warmth, comfort, and incredible attention to detail.
Welcoming owners Anne and Jordi have seen to it that your every holiday need is provided for, and much more besides. For example, the retro rooftop chillout space and terrace come complete with darts, a disco ball…
…and a heaving collection of over 800 LPs and CDs to groove or lounge to, all against a soothing backdrop of vineyards. Perfect for a sizzling, scenic barbecue supper before the stars come out to play in the clear night sky.
Sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms, the apartment itself is a heady blend of old and new. Modern appliances, including a Smeg oven, a TV, and a sleek Yamaha electric piano, seem perfectly at home amongst the wooden beams and stone floors.
Furnishings are both eye-catching and irresistibly homely – think cosy throws and colourful rugs – with some wonderful heritage elements to discover, too. There’s a cleverly illuminated 18th century fresco in the elegant master bedroom, while the bathroom features a salvaged 19th century sink and original pantry-tiles.Keep reading
At a glance
- A welcoming two-storey apartment in a townhouse set under 15th century arches in the vibrant Spanish wine village of Barberà de la Conca.
- Fully self-contained and sustainable-certified, the apartment is a characterful blend of old and new, with modern appliances and historic elements that include an 18th century fresco.
- Two bedrooms sleep up to 4 guests in comfort – though you’re likely to spend most of your time up on the rooftop chillout space and scenic terrace, with a barbecue, darts, a disco ball… and over 800 LPs and CDs to choose from!
- The bright lights of Barcelona are close by, or stay put and take a lazy dip in the village pool (guests have free access in the summer months).
- E-bikes are available on site to rent for exploring the countryside, and there is a never-ending supply of cultural and historic places to visit – not to mention a wealth of bars, cafés and restaurants!
- Family Friendly
- Swimming Pools
Two-storey townhouse apartment. First floor: living space with TV, books, boardgames, computer with soundbar, kitchen with Silestone countertop, gas hob, garden-box herbs, dishwasher, oven/microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, coffee-makers, juicer, double bedroom, triple bedroom with a double and single bunk, and modern bathroom. Two floors up: chillout room with LP/CD collection, mini-bar, disco ball, darts, terrace with barbecue, solarium with loungers, countryside and vineyard views. Office with superfast Wi-Fi and a piano. Heating, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. E-bikes and garage space available. Ample parking.
Walking, cycling, picnic spots, nature-watching, vineyards, historic sites, shops, cafés, restaurants, swimming.
Oh, and if you intend to get a little work done while you’re away, no problem! The dedicated office-with-a-view (and superfast Wi-Fi) will see you right.
Rather explore than work? Anne and Jordi will happily point you in the direction of the very best local places to see, do, and dine… or simply rent their e-mountain bikes and chart your own course through the picture-perfect countryside.
If you’re in the mood for a lazy afternoon dip, you’ll have free entry to the nearby pool during the summer months – where you can also savour a well-deserved poolside drink or plate of tapas! – or brush up on your language skills by hanging out with the locals in the friendly village café.
Culture-vultures will adore the many historic treasures waiting to be found, including a magnificent 12th-century castle built by the Knights Templar, or the incredible Art Nouveau ‘wine cathedral’, which offers tours and tastings. Poblet Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site bordered by breathtaking hills and woodland, is just a short drive away.
But of course, if all you feel like doing is sipping local cava on your scenic Les Voltes terrace, who are we to argue? Besides, you’ll be booking a return visit soon enough.
Things to note
Check in after 3:30 pm, check out before 11:30 am. The owners are very happy to help with local suggestions and travel arrangements, including collecting you from your pre-arranged pick-up point. A cot can be provided on request. Pets are not permitted. Base price is for 1-2 people. Each extra guest up to 5 pays EUR20 per head per night.
Where you'll be staying
Barberà de la Conca, Catalonia
What the guests of Les Voltes say
“A marvellous house. Quality and good taste. The beds, the kitchen, the living room, the upstairs chillout with views, the terrace, the music. Total luxury! It was everything we needed and more. Anne and Jordi are superhosts, very helpful and had great tips on the area. We’ll be back again and again!”
“I’ve seen a lot of apartments and for now this is the winner. Apart from being beautiful, it has its own history. Architecturally, it stands out from what you usually find. I have never seen anywhere so well equipped, there is practically everything you could need, including really fast Internet. The rooftop chillout and views are the cherry on top of the pie. Highly recommendable!”
“We had so much fun, listening to records and playing darts in the chillout….the apartment is beautiful and really comfortable…it made you want to move in for good, and Anne and Jordi are really nice and very helpful…in short, a pleasure…we hope to return!”