Guest House Spanish Pyrenees
Guest House Accommodation
Welcome to Casa Allué, our Guest House Spanish Pyrenees. A 17th century farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Albella, in the very heart of the Spanish Pyrenees.
Within the Pyrenees Geopark and close to the National Park of Ordesa and the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara.
The farmhouse is also the base for our Small Group Holidays.
Over the past 5 years we have restored the farmhouse to a very high standard, using local artisan craftsman and always respecting the traditional architecture of the area.
With the renovation complete Casa Allué is an exceptional place to stay.
We are Simon and Lucy, your hosts, and this is our labour of love.
With the comforts of a modern home
Whilst the restoration is true to the traditions of the area, and the age of the house, we have also included some modern amenities. We have geothermal underfloor heating throughout, deluxe en suite bathrooms, and even a hydro massage bath to soothe any aching limbs.
But it doesn’t stop there! A separate water tank outside, in effect our own water supply, ensures there is always a shower when you want. And a pump room means you always have enough pressure, even if everyone is showering at the same time!
We have Wi-Fi available in all the communal rooms and 24/7 tea or coffee making facilities.
Dine outside from May to October on our beautiful terrace, and enjoy stunning mountain views as the sun sets and you sip a glass of wine.
Spacious & Comfortable
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Casa Allué has 8 en suite bedrooms, 4 with double beds, one with twin beds and 2 individual rooms. We have made sure the bedrooms are spacious with luxury en suite bathrooms and thermostatic rain showers. Furnished throughout with antiques, including comfortable beds with new quality mattresses.
All rooms have mountain views with plenty of natural light, four have stone balconies, perfect for star gazing.
We have a small gymnasium, a place to stretch out as well as tone up. On the floor below is our conference room.
Breakfasts and evening meals are served in our spacious dining room. Across the courtyard is the library and salon, where we have plenty of tourist information, as well as a good choice in recreational reading.
Enjoy wide open views of the Pyrenees.
WiFi is available in the communal areas.
Our Guest House Spanish Pyrenees is in the historic farming hamlet of Albella, situated in the beautiful valley of the river Ara. Albella is known locally for the 16th century chapel of San Urbez.
Our central position in the Pyrenees means we have the perfect climate with over 320 days of sunshine a year. This is why our valley is so green.
Walk to the river for a swim, or take the pilgrim trail of San Urbez. There are number of walks straight from the house.
At night, from your bedroom you can marvel at the amazing starlit skies.
The farmhouse is surrounded by nature. Depending on the time of year, wild boar, badgers and red squirrels come into the garden, whilst overhead red and black kites, Egyptian vultures and griffin vultures soar on the thermals.
In the summer bee eaters, hoopoes and golden oriole are all visitors.
Our bee and butterfly friendly planting has meant we see a huge variety of insects, from hummingbird hawkmoths to praying mantis.
Join us in this quiet haven where nature abounds.
Flying to Zaragoza
Our nearest airport is Zaragoza. Ryan Air offer flights all year round from London Stansted.
Arrival time in Zaragoza is normally 16.40 and departure 17.05.
Flying to Barcelona (El Prat) & Madrid
Barcelona and Madrid are hubs for international flights from outside Europe. If you are arriving from the USA, Canada, Australia or another international destination these are the best options.
There are also flights from many UK airports. All the low cost airlines fly to both cities.
Travel Times By Car From Other Airports
Barcelona (El Prat) 3¼ hours / Zaragoza 2¼ hours / Pau 3¼ hours / Toulouse 4 hours / Bilbao 4½ hours / Reus 4 hours / Lourdes (Tarbes) 3½ hours / Pamplona 2¾ hours
Brittany Ferries have three routes from the UK direct to Spain: Portsmouth-Bilbao, Portsmouth-Santander and Plymouth-Santander.
The ferries are a great way to travel and have private cabins, restaurants, bars and viewing decks. All of the routes allow you to take your own car and crossings take around 24 hours.
Driving through France
A lot of our guests drive through France.
You need to allow about 15 hours driving from the northern ports. Breaking the journey with a stop-over in Limoges or Lyon area is recommended. Taking the ferry one way and then meandering back through France over a few days is also an excellent option.
We prefer to let our guests do the talking…
Simon and Lucy went out or their way to make our holiday the best we have ever had. In the run up to the holiday they gave clear information, responded very quickly to queries and gave us great tips on which airport to fly to, when would be a good time to come. House: The house is at least as beautiful as shown on their website photos. Simon and Lucy have an eye for detail and everywhere was immaculately clean. Our room had lovely furnishings, a comfortable bed and modern high quality en suite. Lovely waterfall shower. Meals: Get them to feed you! Their food is fantastic and the local wine that comes included with the meal is fantastic. The hamlet of Albella is tiny, 3 or 4 large old houses and probably about 10 mins drive up a windy road and we chose to eat at Casa Allué every evening. Service:Faultless! Nothing was to much problem. Every morning Simon and Lucy would look at the weather, check with us what we felt like doing and come up with suggestions.
I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Allue with a friend in October whilst exploring the fantastic and challenging, way-marked mountain bike trails in the area. Lucy and Simon are perfect hosts and offer a relaxing welcome after a hard day on the trails. Casa Allue is a beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse with the perfect balance of creature comforts but retaining a real old world feel. Hot showers, comfortable beds, good heating, relaxing lounge, well stocked bookshelves and WiFi were all present and correct. All meals were prepared with local ingredients and presented with great care by Lucy and Simon. I hadn’t expected to return from a boys mountain bike trip so enthused about the geology and wildlife of the Pyrenees but the knowledge and passion for the area demonstrated by our hosts at Casa Allue tends to draw you in.
What I loved most was the perfect balance between having the comforts of a luxury B&B with beautiful rooms and facilities, and yet the lack of distractions one might get at another type of B&B like TV's in rooms. Wifi offered only in public areas of the house, means that you are aware that you really have escaped to the mountains. Thank you very much Lucy & Simon for a wonderful stay; next time we visit the Pyrenees your place is by far and away our first choice!!
The bedroom had a small balcony with amazing views, all very new and modern but also with antique furniture which added to the atmosphere of the renovated farmhouse. I suffer from a bad back but the bed was so comfortable I had no problems for the whole week!
Food and Drinks
Home grown, freshly prepared & locally sourced
All the meals are prepared by hand in our spacious kitchen. The focus is on well balanced diets, with fresh ingredients from our own organic vegetable patch or sourced locally.
Breakfast is a nutritious continental buffet style including cereals, fruit, yoghurt, cheese, ham, croissants and Lucy’s home baked bread.
Evening meals are three course with wine and coffee. We also prepare picnic lunches which will keep you going all day! Please ask for prices at the time of booking.
If you are allergic to certain ingredients or have special dietary needs we will do our best to meet your requirements, provided that you advise us in advance.
We serve only selected local wine from the Somontano region of Aragon. Wine is included with the evening meal.
We also have an Aragon beer and soft drinks available.
The water here is drinkable and comes from the mountain spring.
We have a font in the entrance hall where you can fill up whenever you want.
There is a range of herbal infusions, normal tea and coffee, all of which are available 24/7.
For the benefit of everyone we are a strictly a non-smoking house.
Booking your stay with us
If you would like to book a room, please use the contact form below stating your arrival and departure dates, number of people and the type of room(s) required. We will then send you a quote and details for paying a booking deposit.
Please note the minimum stay is 3 nights.