Nirvana in Catalunya! We are down-to-earth Scots living the dream....yay! Our beautiful ancient stone farmhouse is very private and nestled in 40 acres of centuries-old olive groves but only a short drive from our nearest village. Having run a busy restaurant-bar at Loch Ness we have now semi-retired (far too young and energetic to retire yet!) and are living a life-long dream of running a farm and a holistic healing centre as well as rescuing animals. We now have 6 dogs, 1 cat and 6 hens (so far) as well as a pool, lots of boys-toys to play with (Allan) and airy-fairy love-hearts everywhere (Liz!) We enjoy working hard and relaxing lots!
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Farm-life...Learn great life-skills such as how to trim or harvest olive trees, maintain a swimming pool as well as farm machinery and vegetable gardens, repair dry-stone walls, look after the house, our hens, some household chores (ie cleaning of communal areas and preparing shared meals) and even learn cooking skills with a chef!
Alternative therapies.....In your time off you can also learn how to increase your health and vitality with Eden Energy Medicine or Reiki or Homeopathy if you are interested. We are very open-minded so would be delighted if you have individual talents in other fields or interests that will add value to our lifestyle too!
Local area interests....We are only 10 minutes drive from the nearest beach at the lovely marina town of L'Ampolla and wind-surfing schools. There are nearby diving schools too. We are only 15 mins from the beautiful Ebro Delta with numerous guided tours (wildlife, flamingos, river cruises and rice-fields) or the larger town of Tortosa (all facilities and a beautiful ancient Roman centre).
Languages.....Both native Scots we are of course fluent English speakers but between us we also speak Scots, French, Portuguese, Spanish and very very basic German and Catalan. We are happy if you speak any of the above and would like to brush up on your conversational English or indeed learn how to speak a little Spanish (ie more than just 'dos cervesas por favor'!)
Situated only 7 minutes drive from a small village, we love living here and running our Energy Medicine Centre and helping on our organic no-chemicals off-grid olive farm. We have 6 dogs, 1 cat and 6 hens who will also want to welcome you as part of the team from the minute you arrive, although, don't worry, we discourage them from sharing your accommodation!
If you're able to help on your own initiative as well as in a team and are willing just to muck in from a list of chores then we'd love you to come and help with us. We like to get the help out of the way so that we can all chill out especially now we know there's so much more to life than help!
Please note that the healing space is located in a beautiful yurt near the house so there will be times when you will be asked to help quietly or in a far corner of the land but since we have 40 acres of olives and forest that shouldn't be too difficult!
Of course it will be great if you already have any of the following skills but as long as you are helpful and willing we are happy to teach you great life-skills. Learn how to properly trim or harvest olive trees and maintain our salt-water swimming pool as well as maintaining farm machinery and vegetable gardens, repairing dry-stone walls, painting, cutting & stacking firewood, looking after hens and even learning cooking skills from an experienced vegan chef!
Subject to availability we can also teach you how to increase your health and vitality with Eden Energy Medicine, Reiki or Homeopathy (from a qualified Classical Homeopath of 20yrs). We are very open-minded so would be delighted if you have individual talents in other fields or interests that will add value to our lifestyle too!
English, Scots, French, Portuguese, Spanish, basic German & Basic Catalan
Adjacent to the main farmhouse your double or twin-bed accommodation (plus comfy sofa bed) has its own wood-burning stove and sitting area with a huge selection of DVDs. There is a separate garden area, indoor fully-fitted kitchen, WC and shower room. At mutually agreed times of the day we are happy for you to use our amazing swimming pool! You can also have great fun with our trampoline or table tennis and the use of our bicycles to go into the nearby village.
Breakfast of cereals, homemade bread, organic eggs, nuts and and fresh fruit is provided for you to help yourself from your own kitchen. A shared-prepared lunch will be our main meal of the day with a supper supplied for you to make yourself at night. Whilst you are welcome to stay over the weekend and have breakfast and supper we don't help prepare weekend lunches if these are our joint days off. Because we are now mainly vegan we don't provide meat but are happy to make great vegetarian meal options.
We now love peace and quiet and privacy after many years of running restaurant-bars but we enjoy the company of all ages and have been known to have the occasional impromptu party...to which of course you're invited '! ;) The music is great...honest!
We are only 10 minutes drive from the nearest beach at the lovely marina town of L'Ampolla with it's seafront shops, restaurant-bars, cafes, diving and wind-surfing.
We are only 15 mins from the beautiful rice-growing fields of the Ebro Delta (amazing bird-life including flamingos & river cruises) or the larger town of Tortosa (all facilities and a beautiful ancient Roman centre) or the smaller town of Amposta. All available by local bus or train or bicycle or on a day-trip with us.... we occasionally need an 'airing!'
We are situated halfway between Barcelona and Valencia, which are both a 2 hours journey by bus or train and the nearest main stop is at nearby L'Aldea or Tortosa if you are travelling from further inland. Renfe provide trains from Barcelona Sants to L'Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa and Hife provide an easy regular bus service to L'Aldea or Tortosa from Barcelona airport.
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