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 Low impact yurt holidays in the Spanish   Pyrenees



 A space to relax in

Our craftsmen built uzbeki yurt,situated 

in  a  beautiful secluded part of our

woodland,is comfortably furnished with

it´s own solar energy supply.

Tranquil and close to nature - the perfect

backdrop for a low impact holiday.

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Step back in time

Discover the rich architectural heritage of this area

or chance upon villages long since abandoned -

a treasure  trove of history



On the wild side

Take a stroll along our woodland paths.

Observe the wildlife or just sit in the shade and enjoy the views.

Feeling adventurous? a wide range of outdoor activities

can be enjoyed within easy reach. 

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Enjoy yourself

With local fiestas throughout the summer and

nationally recognised cultural events a short

drive away you won`t lack for entertainment.

Or try some of the locally produced food and

wine - you`ll be impressed!




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The Finca

Las Guardias is a 16 hectare finca (42 acres) of  sustainable

managed woodland and a large ecological vegetable

garden bordered by two ravines.

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Within the finca there is a wide variety of plants and habitats 

a varying landscape as well as several private footpaths.

With luck you may encounter some of the 

abundant wildlife that populates the area.

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Our own home is situated near the entrance

with the yurt a further five minutes walk away.

The finca is independent of mains services.

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The Yurt

Measuring 5 meters in diameter,the yurt was built in Spain

by Uzbek craftsmen using traditional hand tools and methods,

unlike many mass produced and imported yurts.

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Made of steamed ash poles 

it has a waterproof cotton canvas cover,

two small windows and a transparent cover over the eye.

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Spacious and comfortable it is furnished to accommodate up to four persons.

The site has its own solar power,water,shower,compost toilet

and on a platform alongside the yurt its own kitchen and terrace.

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The surrounding area

Within walking distance you can explore a number of abandoned villages,

walking along lanes,by rivers and through woodland.

Rich in flora and fauna,vultures and other birds of prey can often be seen,

also the footprints of fox,badger,deer and wild boar.

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8 miles away is the district capital Graus

known for its cultural events and architecture

with the beautiful Plaza Mayor well worth a visit.

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Further afield - the national park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido 

Posets and Maladeta and the Sierra de Guara.

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Booking and general information.

The accommodation is for up to four persons,one double and two single beds.
It is fully independent and self contained.
To respect non smokers we ask that you do not smoke inside the yurt.
Sheets and bedding are provided -
please bring your own towels.
There is a well equipped kitchen and
solar powered 220v AC and 12vDC.
Due to the nature of the terrain please contact us if you are bringing young children.
We request that you do not bring pets because of wildlife and grazing livestock.
We can supply some basic organic groceries and 
vegetables from our garden -
please enquire.



Prices:

Our season runs from mid May to mid September
Weekend from Friday, two nights 150 Euros
5 nights from Sunday  280 Euros
7 nights  starting Sunday or Friday 380 Euros
Other arrangements subject to availability

Guests to leave by 12.00.
A deposit of 100 Euros confirms the booking
 - details of how  to pay will be sent by e-mail.
The balance is payable in cash on arrival.we regret
that we cannot accept credit or debit cards.

inquiries and requests for bookings:
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Directions:

Las Guardias is situated 15 km from the town of Graus and is 100 km from Huesca.

Detailed directions will be sent by e-mail on booking.

Public transport is available as far as Graus,where we can pick you up.

Collection from the towns of Barbastro or Monzon is also available at extra cost.

Help is available with rucksacks etc.on arrival.

Workshops.

Throughout the season we will be offering the following:

Ecological Gardening:Compost making,water management ,permaculture and the

luna cycle.

Arts and Crafts.Basic drawing and composition ,wool rug and felt making 

all  materials provided.

An introduction to Low Impact living.Based on our experience here on Las Guardias.

Water management,compost toilets,solar showers,solar power,reclaming and

re-using materiales, building basic infastructure,sustainable woodland

management and small scale timber production.

All workshops must be booked in advance , enquire for prices and further details:

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Links

 http://reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es/en/parques/ordesa/index.htm  English pages of the Ministry of the enviroment about Spainish National Parks


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