You can find more information about what (not) to bring, how to get here and how to prepare on this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How many people can stay at Mas del Encanto?
We can host up to 6 adults + 2 children children (more if they're babies, or if people are willing to sleep on a convertible sofa bed in the sitting room. The "double" bedroom contains a double bed, or two twin beds. It also has an en suite bathroom. The "family room" contains two separate bedrooms with one shared bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed, the other one can have two single beds. Contact us if you'd like to be sure our set-up is ideal for your family or group, or to know more about availability.
+ Can we camp out?
We don't have an official campsite - we're happy for family, friends and volunteers to come camping, but do e-mail us to learn more about facilities and availability. We have a big piece of land with plenty of different locations to set up a tent!
+ How much privacy do we get?
The guest area is on the first floor of our house, and we live on the second floor. If you rent the whole floor, you will see us around, might hear the chickens singing their egg song or the dogs chasing a fox. We work in the garden, feed the animals and stock the fridge in the morning, but staying out of your way most of the day. Don't hesitate to tell us if you'd like less (or more) interaction with us.
If you only rented 1 room, you have your own bedroom, bathroom and balcony. The gallery is shared with occupants of the other room (if any). There are plenty of nooks and spaces for you to sit and relax in peace though, both inside and out on the land.
The maset is 2 terraces down from the big house; it's self-catering and guarantees a high level of privacy. The only one to disturb you might be our farmer-neighbour who comes through with his tractor every few weeks.
+ I hate / I'm allergic to / I'm scared of dogs. And you have two!
We are happy to accommodate you as much as possible in one of the above cases. Our dogs are not allowed in the guest rooms (and neither is the cat), so allergic reactions should be minimal. Our dogs are generally friendly and well educated; they will come and say hello, but after that they'll leave you alone if requested. However, our dogs are an integral part of life on the farm: Jinx follows us around when we're working on the farm, and Jabba needs to chase away a wild boar or fox from time to time. We are willing to accommodate you as much as possible, but can't keep them inside 24/7.
+ Is there a swimming pool?
We've got plans to build a natural swimming pool at the end of 2017. For now, we recommend going for a swim at one of the many natural swimming pools around; our guests love visiting the nearby rivers and lakes, and there are many places to relax in and around the water. A kiddie pool can be arranged though.
+ Do you offer facilities for babies and children?
We offer baby beds, high chairs, we might even set up a sandbox or a kiddie pool while you're here. Please check with us before booking. Most children love to play in the almond and olive fields in front of the house; they need to be supervised by an adult at all times. We do own a few games and books for rainy days; there's crayons and paper as well.
+ Can we bring our own drinks and food?
We offer drinks and snacks from our honesty bar, and we can prepare dinner on some nights (see below). We can even prepare you a packed lunch (bread, snack, fruit and water). It's not possible to use our cooking facilities. We prefer if you don't buy food and drinks to consume them here.
+ What's for breakfast?
We aim to serve you a breakfast that is fresh, local, organic and seasonal. Think hard boiled eggs from our own chickens, home-made bread, freshly pressed orange juice during orange season, marmelade from the neighbour's fruit trees. Of course there will be basics as well, like cereals and yoghurt. Breakfast might be a bit different every day, depending on availability.
+ Do you serve any other food?
We serve snacks / tapas / quick meals at nighttime on most days. We can also prepare you a packed lunch or snacks for during the day. We can adapt our menu to something that is satisfactory for all parties. Lunch is the main meal of the day here in Spain; it is served between 13:30 and 15h (more or less). We don't serve lunch, but we encourage our guests to go out and have lunch in a local restaurant when you're here. It's not expensive, and local (Aragonese) food is often delicious! We strongly recommend you to adapt to Spanish time; siesta in summer (after lunch, during the hottest part of the day) is a good moment to lie down (with a good book or your postcards, if you can't sleep) - and it will give you energy to last longer at night, when the temperatures are cooler and there are things to do in the villages.
+ What is there to do in the area?
Please take a look at this page for a few suggestions on what to do - whether it's watching wildlife or hiking, biking or visiting villages and castles, canyoning or just enjoying tapas and "tinto the verano" in the shade of an olive tree.
+ Is there somebody around 24/7?
We're present and at your disposal every morning around breakfast time, and most evenings as well. We might need to go out during the day, in which case of course you can always reach us by phone in case of emergencies. In July and August, we usually take the night off on Saturday. However, we're always happy to adapt to your needs - let us know if there's anything we can do for you. We are always available by phone / sms / WhatsApp.