Escape to the country
In many villages in the regions of Barcelona, you will find rural accommodation where you can spend a truly unforgettable holiday. But before choosing an establishment, it is worth knowing that two types of rural accommodation exist under Catalonian law: farmhouses, where you share with the owners and experience their way of life, and cottages, known locally as masoveries, which are let as a whole. Bearing this distinction in mind is especially important if you are traveling with children, since, depending on their ages, you may be more interested in a house, where you can have total freedom and independence, or the complete opposite: a place which you share with the owners and learn many interesting things about the countryside and the animals.
In Paisatges Barcelona, in the regions of Anoia, Bages and Osona, you will find farmhouses, where several generations of farmers have lived – very attractive places that are still fully-functioning farms. Some of them have stables with horses, ponds with fish and small farmyards with hens, chickens, ducks, geese and even the occasional new-born lamb. Your children will be thrilled with bottle-feeding the baby animals, distributing grain and collecting eggs!
Set amongst the Pyrenean foothills, the region of Berguedà features rural accommodation, where the forests are the protagonists. Depending on the season you go with your family, you will find mushrooms, asparagus, shrubs, blackberries and wild strawberries. And if you pay enough attention, you will discover the hidden treasure: the highly-prized black truffle.
For its part, the rural accommodation available in the region of Alt Penedès will be particularly attractive, if you are wine enthusiasts and enjoy landscapes of vineyards. There are many wineries that let you finish off the day with a glass of cava in the hand or go for a walk through the vineyards with the children.
On the Barcelona is much more website, you can find out about the rural accommodation available in the regions of Barcelona. Have a good look until you find the best option for your family!