Cal Sodhi’s houses are spacious, comfortable and very romantic. They are surrounded by meadows and forests and open like a balcony to the valley with spectacular views of the mountains. We are pioneers in the use of renewable energies. Here we don’t have the power line like most Europeans, and the autonomous photovoltaic solar energy installation has been providing us with electricity for thirty years. Hot water is generated with thermal solar panels and most of the heating is done with wood. We make our small contribution to the preservation of the nature around us and the planet, and we like to share this experience with you.
HOW TO ARRIVE
The detour to reach Argestues is precisely at kilometer point 172 of the C-14, halfway between Organyà and La Seu d’Urgell. You have to cross the Segre river bridge and go towards Noves de Segre, which is two kilometers away. When you arrive in Noves de Segre, follow the signs to Argestues. Here the path becomes narrower, it is a mountain path, but it is paved and good. Keep going straight for about 6 kilometers and if you feel like you’re lost, you’re probably fine. When you reach Argestues Meadows, turn left up a small hill and you’re there. Some navigators show other routes on dirt tracks, which are difficult if you don’t have a 4×4. The only access by paved road is through Noves de Segre.
Taús had been a fairly large mountain village with a school, inn, shops, blacksmith, carpenter, priest, and our grandfather was the pastry chef. On the ground floor of Cal Pastisser was the village bar. Life changed, most of the population left, and now we have rehabilitated the family home to offer you comfortable and welcoming accommodation in an environment with truly spectacular nature and wildlife. We are next to the protected natural area of the Serra de Boumort with an important population of deer and the only place in all of Europe where the four species of vultures from our continent breed. You can rest in a charming house and enjoy a privileged environment.
HOW TO ARRIVE
The detour to get to Taús is precisely at kilometer point 172 of the C-14, halfway between Organyà and La Seu d’Urgell. You have to cross the bridge over the river Segre and go towards Noves de Segre, which is two kilometers away. When you arrive in Noves de Segre, follow the signs for Taús. The road is tarred and good until Taús. Some navigators show other routes on dirt tracks, which are difficult unless you have a 4×4. The only access by tarred road is through Noves de Segre. In the winter we recommend wearing chains although you rarely need to use them. In the mountains, you never know when a good snow may fall.
LA BORDA DEL FEU
IN LA GUÀRDIA D’ARES
La Borda del Feu has been the family home for three generations, and we have recently prepared it for rent and offer it to you so that you can rest and enjoy a very special place in the middle of nature. The house has garden areas, hammocks, dining in the shed, outdoor pool, nordic bath, and is surrounded by large grounds of our property, with the river and forest very close. The nature and fauna are spectacular. The entire property is rented to your group, and you will not share any space with any other guests. We are currently working on an energy efficiency project to install photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity, and aerothermia equipment to provide heating and hot water.
HOW TO ARRIVE
TO LA GUÀRDIA D’ARES
The detour to reach the Guàrdia d’Ares is exactly at kilometer 172 of the C-14, halfway between Organyà and Seu d’Urgell. You have to cross the bridge over the river Segre and go towards Noves de Segre, which is two kilometers away. When you arrive in Noves de Segre, follow the signs to the Ares Guard. The road is tarred and well. After passing the town of La Guàrdia d’Ares you will find a blue sign indicating Tarter dels Manairons and Borda del Feu. Take this turning left. At the second sign for Tarter dels Manairons, take the left hand turn that goes uphill and you have already arrived at Borda del Feu. Some navigators show other routes on dirt tracks, which are difficult unless you have a 4×4. The only access by tarred road is through Noves de Segre.
- When making the reservation, 50% of the price of the stay is charged as a reservation deposit. The rest is paid upon arrival at the house.If the reservation is canceled fifteen days in advance, the reservation deposit is returned.
- In all the houses there is the kitchen equipment to be able to cook, plates, cutlery, glasses, wine and cava glasses, cups, the coffee maker is one of the Italian ones from all my life that boils the water to make the coffee. There is a small pot with a little oil, vinegar, salt and sugar, but not enough for everyday cooking. There is soap for washing the dishes and for the dishwasher, scouring pad, dish towel, kitchen towels, tablecloths…
- In the rooms, the beds are made, there is hand soap, but no shampoo or shower gel, hair dryer, iron, hand and shower towels, but not pool towels.
- All rooms are doubles for a maximum of 2 people.
- In the houses of Cal Sodhi d’Argestues there is a sofa bed that can be used by children. Ask for availability and we will inform you of the supplement.
- A child under the age of three can sleep with the parents or in a cot. You need to let us know.
- We leave wood for the stove and the barbecue. Customers often bring a charcoal bag because this makes the charcoal easier and faster.
- There is no barbecue at Cal Pastisser de Táus.
- If you bring a pet, you must communicate this, a supplement of 25 euros per pet and stay is charged, and a deposit of 100 euros is left, which is returned once the cleaning has been done and it has been checked that there has been no damage . Pets cannot be left alone at home.
- We recommend that you shop before you arrive because the shops are far away. If you come to the houses of Argestues, you will surely like to visit the shop of local products of the Farm of Argestues.
- In the winter we recommend wearing chains although you rarely need to use them. In the winter in the mountains, you never know when a good snow may fall.
- The outdoor Nordic baths of Borda del Feu and Cal Sodhi are drained in the winter months so they don’t freeze.
The nature of the environment, the architecture of the Cal Sodhi building complex and the personal treatment. The cleanliness, the order, the taste for details and the location. Far from everything. Perfect place to forget the world. Also the fact of knowing that you are occupying a nucleus that generates 100% of the demand for DHW and electricity production through renewable energies. To put a fault perhaps the dimensions of the shower and WC area in the bathroom are a little small and a little dark, with little light (on the other hand understandable knowing the limitations of energy self-generation).
Exceptional. We loved the house and all the details, the decoration, the comfort...everything. We are very grateful!!
If you visit... you will want to come back!!! We have spent an exceptional weekend, from the first impression, reception from Mr. Josep. The beautiful, comfortable house, decorated with great taste, equipped with everything you need, perfect to enjoy the fresh air with the family, the unbeatable views, the starry sky at night and sunrise at 8:15. We went to the farm and it was one of the best moments of the stay, knowing how they work, interacting with the animals and trying the good products they make there. Without a doubt we will repeat, beautiful experience 😊
Fantastic. We will definitely be back! The house is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean. Rosa, the owner, was lovely. The area is wild and amazing. Everything perfect!!!
The environment, the tranquility, the trust and kindness of the owners, the taste with which the house is laid out, not a detail is missing. The park and the safety with which children play outdoors. Having the farm nearby so you can visit it and buy local products.
Family disconnection! It is an idyllic place to find disconnection and contact with nature. Fantastic house, two bedrooms with two bathrooms and equipped kitchen. A wonderful pool and spectacular surroundings. We will definitely repeat! A detail that I like: the high chair for my baby was Stokke, very comfortable for my 7-month-old daughter.
Beautiful house in the axis of the Pyrenees. - Everything exceptional! A well-renovated 3-storey house in a mid-mountain town, with incredible panoramic views. - Exceptional treatment on arrival - Very comfortable and super clean house, heating and fireplace. - I would only say that the closest supermarket is about 45 minutes by car down the mountain so you have to do your shopping before you arrive 😊
Superb, peaceful place to unwind! What a beautiful, peaceful and quiet place! A beautiful house on top of a mountain. If you like peace and quiet, you will definitely like it here. Beautiful pool with stunning views! Lovely large and cool house, very tastefully decorated and everything has been thought of. Super nice, hospitable owner. The owner even treated us to a beautiful ride through the mountains. A few hundred meters away you can buy delicious organic products at a farm, not very extensive, but also very nice people. What we enjoyed here!
Exceptional. My dog really enjoyed it and so did we. All excellent, we would recommend it without a doubt.
Solitary location in a dreamlike landscape. Very nice apartment with good facilities. Ideal as a starting point for hikes or tours.
Exceptional. A house full of small details, high quality furniture, from the bed to the sofa, the bathtub and shower, fantastic and warm lighting. Very complete and comfortable kitchen, with all kinds of utensils. Great views and situation to disconnect for a few days Honestly... perfect, To repeat
Excellent accommodation and wonderful hosts! The perfect destination if you're taking a weekend trip from Barcelona. The staff managed to make our vacation memorable. The apartment was really idyllic and clean. The kitchen had all the supplies for cooking. Very comfortable beds and warm blankets. Pets are welcome!
The location in an isolated place with few people. Surrounded by nature. A place to leave the car when you arrive and not pick it up until you return. The pool area, spectacular. Rosa, very kind and always available. The house very well equipped. There is a farm very close where we buy bread and cheesecake, jam. All very good. To say something... The house does not have a microwave but you adapt. The rooms, most with double bed.
The house is very, very clean, its owners Rosa and her father Don José, offer you all the details you may need, we really liked the views, the cleanliness, how impeccable the house was, and all the details they had with U.S. They made us feel like home. Everything was perfect, we liked everything, and there is nothing to improve, on the contrary, the house is charming and the good time we had has marked a unique adventure for us.
The environment, the tranquility, the kindness of the owners, the super careful details. If you are looking to disconnect, it is the ideal place, without a doubt there is something special in Argestues. Perhaps the beds were a bit stiff, and I missed a microwave, otherwise everything was perfect.
Amazing place to stay for relaxation and access to lovely places to visit to enjoy nature. We loved everything about Cal Sindhi, great place to escape and relax close to nature. Incredible views! Very friendly and helpful owners, missing this wonderful place already! Facilities all perfect and close to the places we wanted to visit.
With a lot of charm! They take care of every last detail. Aesthetically it's amazing! There are some adorable kitties hanging around outside who will thank you for bringing them cans, they deserve it!
When a small detail is so important!! "I highly recommend the place!! it's magical, the hosts are their own family, you can't ask for more, attention, information and savoir faire, taste for decoration"
Apartment located in a small town with lots of charm. The house has everything you need to spend a great stay and feel at home. Thank you Rosa and family for the warm welcome and good treatment!
Perfect weekend, the house we stayed in was very beautiful and cozy. Very good facilities and a wonderful environment to disconnect and reconnect. The family that runs it is lovely. We will definitely repeat. Thank you very much!
Exceptional! Very nice Rosa and her family. Ideal place to completely disconnect. The house is well equipped and cozy, with a very pleasant garden.
The house, the location, the hosts - everything was amazing! The houses are made perfectly, with attention to detail and to the environment. The mountains are beautiful, and so quiet and peaceful. I really envy the hosts for living there. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go again because 3 days wasn't enough at all. There was absolutely nothing we didn't like.