Casa Vella del Panta A great place to Experience Tapas & Priorat wine in Catalonia

To disconnect, relax and enjoy the outdoor, heated jacuzzi under the stars. Let the tranquility of the surroundings calm your soul, by the lake of Riudecanyes, a historic building in a privileged nature, between Priorat wine area & the Mediterranean Sea, south of Barcelona.
Get inspired by the beauty in all the little details.
Enjoy your time in this catalan masia thoughtfully restored after sustainable principles. Get energized by the sun, the morning swim in the lake, the bike ride on small roads amongst olive tree and hazelnut tree fields. Chill-out in the hammock under the tree, with a meal in the courtyard prepared in the BBQ corner under the shade of mandarin trees. Inside cosy sofa corners with TV, projector and closed fireplace. Styling open kitchen with dining tables, so you can enjoy your cooking, maybe in the massive stove, perhaps with ingredients from the local market or picked in the surroundings.
Relax in Spacious rooms and cosy designed interiors with natural materials.
"Casa Vella del Panta" is a stepping stone to a small rural boutique hotel, 8 spacious rooms with french balconies, bathrooms ensuite, and views... Of the lake, the mountains and the sea, surrounded by 4ha of land, with private access to the lake. Under the Eucalyptus tree we have a swing and behind the house you find a trampoline for the children and childish to jump on, tennis and pingpong table. On the other side of the lake, there is rentals of kayaks to go exploring the wildlife on the lake. If you are quiet, you maybe even get a peak of the turtles. The house is ideal for friends & family, smaller celebrations. Capacity 15-22 persons.
Celebrate life with the company & the meals, the sun & the stars.
Time to enjoy...Amazing Moments
Company Outings, Events, Special Celebrations or Gourmet tours....whatever is your idea, our ground floor has a large room for dining or meetings and is equipped with projector and home cinema hifi. We can organize for catering or arrange special events or courses...
  • Painting with a certified teacher and annual quick painting contest (in May)
  • Gastronomic Tapas workshop with Mariona Quadrada
  • Cosy Sausage making workshop
  • Olive oil or wine tastings in the famous wine district Priorat
  • Culinary tours with harvest and elaboration of local products, like the local calçotada
  • Biocontruction and permaculture courses
Photo picks from events
Top 10 - Ideas for things to do in the local area: The hazelnut mountains just off Costa Daurada in the Baix Camp, south of Barcelona, Spain.

A Day at the lake of Riudecanyes

Take the mountain bike to the local museum of fruits of the landscape, where you can taste the local, priceawarded olive oil with frutal notes, and compare it to other olive oils. Have spanish picnic underneath old olive trees, stroll through the small village of Riudecanyes and try the cayaks, the canoas or padel surf on the lake, if you are lucky you can get a peak of the turtles... Rent of cayaks 12 €

In the evening have a delicious meal in the local restaurant "El Corral" Gastronomic Menu 26 Euros

"El Corral" restaurant, creative kitchen with local products.

Spending a Day in Stunning Siurana

Natural spring in Siurana

Take a day in the stunning mountains, by a little road leading you across the beautiful scenary with wineyards and cellers to visit on the way. A must is Siurana, a fantastic little mountain village with the most espectacular views. You can swim and take a canoa in the lake, and if you like mountainclimbing, you have come to the right place. If you want more adventure you can continue to Prades, which is called the red village for the stones used for its buildings.

Mediterranean Cycling Tours offering professional guiding and equipment

Finish the day in Reus, a city with modernistic arquitecture, which also is known for its entrepreneur spirits and rich shopping life. Alternatively visit Tarragona with its roman walls, the old amfi-theatre, and the beautiful cathedral and nice old quarter with small handcraft shops. And if you have more days, you should definitely do both.

Roman Amfitheatre in Tarragona, behind the old quater with view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Enjoy a picnic in the Wine yards of Priorat

The famous Priorat Wine area is only 20 minutes away from Casa Argentera...why not enjoy take a drive through the beautiful landscape and stop over for a wine tasting. There are many good wineries, e.g. Sangenis i Vaque, a traditional winery with exclusive and high rated wines, or Josep Grau, who is seeking new ways and brings a story to it. Wine tastings 6-10 Euros. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the grape fields or try lunch at the restaurant Cooperativo en Porrera. Lunch 25-30 Euros. Afterwards pass the monastery Escaladei. Entrance 3,50 Euros. Make your day!

Monastery Escaladei

A day at the Mediterranean Sea

A day at the marvellous white sandy beaches in Cambrils, shopping in the old quarter. At the harbour you see the boats coming in with the days catch, and enjoy the tapas at the coastline. After lunch you could go to Amettla de Mar, a little further south, where you can get onboard a catamaran and get out to see the bluefin tuna pools. Here you will learn more about tuna fish, their history in the area, and you get to feed and swim with the up to 250 kg tunafish, if you dare... Afterwards you learn about their gastonomic value, and enjoy a taste onboard. Price for Catamaran, swimming and tasting 39-45 Euros depending on season.

Swim amongst the giant tuna fish in Amettla del Mar

Walking paths & Culinary excursions...

Walk up on the Sierra and enjoy the overwelming views of the full coastline from the top. In autumn we can pick mushrooms and in spring green wild asparagus. In the afternoon you could learn to make the catalan sausages in a cosy workshop in the neighboor village Duesaigues. In the evening it must be sausages on the BBQ with garnishment of what you found in the field....Walking tour 2-4 hours, Workshop 2 h €18-25 pp

Cosy Sausage Workshop with Cristina and Jordi

Ideal bicycling area, both MTB and road

The area is excellent for bicycles, both road bikes and and mountainbike trails. To the castle there is a slope of 18% if you are fit, else we have alternative routes through the vegetable plantations between Montbrio and Cambrils, which is beautiful too.

Between Botarell and Riudecanyes with winestocks and "calcots" in the fields.

In the evening a culinary course, you can learn to create 8-10 delicious tapas under the guidance of Mariona Quadrada, who will bring fresh local ingredients of the season. After the creation you can enjoy the food in the patio.

Hen party with culinary workshop by MQ

A day in the Olive Fields

We walk from Argentera to ColldeJou by the ancient path, where we visit the local mayor who also is shepard and cheesemaker. He shows us how to make cheese and talk about the life as a Shepard, and shows us the abilities of the dog (17-25 €. We bring picnic with olives, fresh bread, cheese, sausage and wine from home 5 Euros. In the afternoon time to see the castle and Monastery of Escornalbou, where we get a guided visit. Dinner in the local restaurant Menjars L'Argentera aprox. 25 €

Worshipped dog

Via Verde - from old railway track to bike path

An activity for all the family, Via Verde

Via Verde, the pearl and preferred activity. It is an old railway track, converted into a bike trail, going through tunnels and over viaducts with the splendid landscape of the natural parc of Els Ports. Take the bike from Horta de Sant Joan to Xerta, more than 34 km but going slightly downhill, an excursion for all the family and halfway there is a hot spring to bathe in, where the water is 25 degrees all year round. Price 20 Euros for bike rental and transportation from your car to the starting point.

Via Verde in Spring

Day in the Delta Rice Fields

One day in the never ending rice fields in the Delta. You can cycle around through small paths between the blue canals while indulging the view of pink flamingos, the small kingfisher, and many other birds in the area. Big white salt mountains where the Ebro opens and listen to the story about how the Delta was created. You can find cockles and enjoy a delicious paella, either onsite in one of the many restaurants or as a DYI experience at home in the garden with our paella equipment.

Rich birdlife in the Delta
The options are so many.....you decide
Many activities within 1/2h from the house

From a Ruin to a small rural boutique hotel....at first acquintaince, there were no roof no floor....just the outer walls and some imagination of what this could be like! One of our objectives was to live in and by nature, being partly self sufficient, producing great part of our energy, own vegetable garden, animals, being respectful with nature and what it offers us, and transmit this to our three daughters (and clients if they wish) the values that we find important, without renouncing on comfort.

The choice of Ines as architect from the Institute of Permaculture was crucial. Sustainable building included passive strategies, like auto ventilating tiles on the roof, plants covering walls to avoid heating up in summer, massive stove in the winter time (hightly efficient and also used for cooking), biological depuration of residual water and reuse for watering. In the interior healthy materials that breathes: wall coatings by clay, clay floor treated with bee wax and linseed oil, and tadelakt on the bathrooms, a very exclusive application process but with nice looks and easy maintenance. Now follows to enjoy the results with you.

We are a Danish-Catalan couple with 3 children, living here for more than 10 years, we want you to enjoy your stay and will help you with anything you need... This is our live project.....neverending and expanding...
August 2016
Ina & Albert tel.: +34 678 866 588 email:info@casaargentera.com www.CasaArgentera.com www.CasaVelladelPanta.com


Casa Vella del Panta by InaRahbek

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