Urgell, Lleida lands
The farmhouse of Cal Monic is located at the foot of the protected natural area of the Serra de Bellmunt-Almenara. A place where you can enjoy the sunsets, the view of the huge fields of cereal, stone margins and cabanes de volta (traditional shepherd's hut), almond trees, dry land birds, etc.
A vivid landscape of contrasts and colors, ideal for resting, enjoying and sharing with your beloved ones. A beautiful and unknown corner of the Urgell region, where you can discover the lifestyle of the countryside and, at the same time, relax and enjoy the comforts offered by the farmhouse.
Cal Monic is a farmhouse of the late eighteenth century that has been restored using noble materials and an architecture that respects the environment and its history.
Cal Monic is, in short, a comfortable country house that breathes, healthy and harmonious, with people and their surroundings.
On the upper floor
- Two double rooms with private bathroom
- A double room with two single beds, with private terrace and private bathroom
- A cute reading and living room with a fire pit
On the lower floor
- A double room
- A small cellar
- A spacious and adapted bathroom
- A full-equipped kitchen
- A dining room with a large table
- A resting room that opens to a large porch (facing South)
The farmhouse is surrounded by a large green area to the South and the East.
On the north side we find a 15mx4.5m swimming pool located in the middle of another green garden space, where there are two stone tables and a restored stone pool that had been used as a drink water tank and for laundry in past times.
Attached to the house there is a lounge, a barbecue and a handmade clay oven to make good traditional cooked meals.
In the surroundings, there is also a recreational space, where you can practice some sports: basketball, indoor football or ping pong.
From the house you can start any one of the routes proposed to discover the Serra de Bellmunt-Almenara, follow the banquets of the Urgell Canal, reach the nearby villages and explore the irrigated land of the plain and Ribera del Sió. In this region you can enjoy unique seasonal changes, gorges, broad crops and paths guarded by stone margins, etc. A landscape full of contrasts!
Cal Monic is located in a place where you can observe numerous species that seek their space to survive in the drylands of the Serra de Bellmunt-Almenara. It is a real pleasure to observe them, especially in sring, but also in summer. Among these, it should be noted that poultry has a relevant role for nature lovers because this region is one of the best point in Catalonia to observe a great diversity of birs (bustards, culews, jays, hoopoes, cuckoos; sparrows, kestrels, kites, eagles; owl and even some dukes) but, especially, birds of prey.
Another interesting spot, related to ornithological observations, is the Ivars i Vila-sana pond, as well as other places on the Plana de Lleida. And if you like nature photography, you can make it on your own in the surroundings of the house (landscape, sunsets, birds, heritage ...) or booking a session with Photo Logistics, who offers you their services and experience to help you to perform your nature photography sessions.
Situated in a privileged place, between the coast and the Pyrenees, there is the village of Castellserà (Urgell). 2 kilometers further, in the direction of Preixens, you will find Cal Monic.
The house is located close to the popular towns of Agramunt (13Km), Bellpuig (16Km), Balaguer (20Km), Tàrrega (20Km) or Mollerussa (20Km), and next to the villages of Preixens, Ventoses, Pradell, Penelles, La Fuliola, Ivars d’Urgell, ...
An ideal place to discover the transition between the plains of the west and the mountain ranges of the Pre-Pyrenees.
From Barcelona, take the A-2 highway towards Lleida and take exit 504, towards Vilagrassa/Balaguer/Vall D'aran. Follow the C-53 road to the junction indicated by Castellserà. Then, take the LV-3028 to Castellserà and continue towards Preixens. 2,5 Km later (100 m before crossing the Urgell Canal), you will find Cal Monic.
From Lleida (40’), take the A-2 highway towards Mollerussa / Barcelona and take exit 484, towards Fondarella / El Palau / Mollerussa / Linyola. Then, follow the entrance to Linyola / Balaguer. Follow LP-3322 towards Linyola, until you find the exit that indicates direction to Penelles. Follow the LV-3331 until the junction with the C-53 road, take Tàrrega direction until the junction indicated by Castellserà and take the LV-3028 to Castellserà. Go towards Preixens and, 2,5 km later (100m before crossing the Urgell Canal), you will find Cal Monic.