Cal Son is a house located within the urban area of the village of Alpens, right in front of a small square, only fifty meters away from the church in Plaza Mayor. The house was built in 1771, according to the typical village house typology. On its north side, it borders with the old nun’s orchard, currently turned into a private garden. This residence was bought by the current owner’s grandmother in 1961 and it has remained till today as the place where the family enjoys the place, the village and its people.
The building is facing west, and consists of ground floor, first floor, second floor and an attic below a gabled roof. The main facade faces the street, the rear facade opens to the old courtyard of Ca les Monges, and its northern part communicates with the outside only through a small window in the attic. In 1997, the house was completely renovated and refurbished, and in 2010 we installed the heating and an elevator connecting the ground floor with the first floor.
On the ground floor you will find the dining room, the kitchen and a small bathroom; on the first floor, we have a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a living room with fireplace; on the second floor, there is a master bedroom, a single bedroom and a full bathroom, which is connected to the balcony. The house keeps the old furniture and all the original objects that have been part of its history, but it is also fully equipped with the current facilities and complements in order to offer a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Services and equipment: Internet access, Information about the area, Washing machine, Heating, Gas oven and stove, Refrigerator with a small freezer, Hair dryer, Television, Fireplace and Library.
The region of Lluçanès is a high plateau, slightly leaning towards the Llobregat area that falls abruptly over the Vic plain. This turns it into a land of transition between the fields of wheat and grass, and the land of bread and wine. Landscape, art and first class gastronomy meet on this high plateau. Now, if we allow our eyes for a second in the distance, we come across a land that invites us to wander its roads, villages, farmhouses and castles, and its stories of shepherds, witches, bandits and soldiers. Lluçanès is full of historic farms, such as El Vilar, and mills, barns and tile factories that turn their houses into small, self-sufficient, worlds of living villages that still keep the air from centuries ago, such as Alpens, Sant Feliu Sasserra or Sant Boi. The heritage of Lluçanès includes altarpieces, ceramics, enamels, forging works, lintels, stone benches and so many other intangibles, such as their legends, songs and folklore. Also, monumental art and architecture are represented in an exceptional way in the crypt of Oristà, in the medieval set of Lluçà, in the Renaissance façade of the Sant Feliu town hall or in the baroque complex of Sant Boi. We can also find worty remains of industrial architecture in many of the towns within the region, as well as usual activities from artisans, contemporary artists, theater, music and dance groups, along with historical research entities’ and numerous sports associations’.
La Riera de Merlès. It is a protected area of natural interest, where you can enjoy a swim in the river while surrounded by beautiful natural waterfalls.
Alpens, land of mushrooms. This setting offers some extraordinary places for those lovers of mycology where they may enjoy this art during the autumn season.
Charming villages nearby Alpens: Sant Boi de Lluçanès, Perafita, Sant Feliu de Sasserra, Oristà o Borredà.
How to get to the house:
Public transport: Take a train in Sant station to Ripoll to the town of San Quirico de Besora and there take a taxi (must be previously booked)