O Chardinet d’a Formiga

Charo, Huesca
Bed & Breakfast


Simple but stylishly furnished village house, terrific hill-top views, low-impact design and wonderful organic cooking; utterly peaceful

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Enter a half-abandoned hill-top village in this remote, mountain-fringed landscape, and step into a fairy tale. Tucked in the Pyrenees foothills, between three national parks, this is wild Spain; wonderful walking, bird-watching and peace. Mireia and Ferran gave up city jobs to restore the 17th-century farm building – one of four in the one-street village – with traditional materials and a low-impact design (biomass boiler and recycled rainwater). Ferran cooks knock-out Catalan-style meals with regional fare and produce from their organic garden, eaten at a convivial table with mountain vistas. Their garden, with fig and fruit trees, sits below the walled patio; the latter a lovely spot to rest with a book. On cooler days you can get snug in the barrel-vaulted sitting room, the original cattle stabling. There’s a separate games room for children, too. Furnishing throughout is spare yet stylishly under-stated with tiled floors, open rafters and rough white walls keeping bedrooms cool. Bathrooms are crisply modern. Young and passionate, your hosts are a joy. You will unwind, breathe deeply and smile at the views.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-11pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €16. Children's menu (under 10s) €7. Restaurants 14km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Singles €57. Dinner, B&B €17 per person.
4 Doubles
From €70
1 Twin
From €70

Reviews

O Chardinet d'a Formiga is a very old house, beautifully renovated by its present owners, Mireya and Ferran, situated in an old village with narrow streets. We had a wonderful few days there, walking, birdwatching and relaxing. Ferran is incredibly helpful in finding activities for his guests and is particularly knowledgeable on local birds and Mireya is helpful in identifying alpine flowers. Their welcome was warm and we would definitely recommend having an evening meal there - always delicious - salads special!

Jane, Tilton on the hill

We just spent 4 fabulous days in that beautiful house, O'Chardinet. The owners, Mireia and Ferran are a lovely couple who make you feel like at home. Very good breakfasts and great and delicious dinners shared with them and the guests. Mireia and Ferran are always ready to give you the best possible information regarding places to visit and excursions to make, as they know the area very well. We fully recommend O'Chardinet as a place to stay. Carlos and Beatriz from Barcelona

Beatriz, Barcelona

Stunning location, beautifully restored and converted house, charming host family and really fantastic food. This was our favourite Sawday place so far, and we have stayed in a lot! Thank you Mireia & Ferran!

Laura

What a delightful place, beautiful location and warm, welcoming hosts. Everything was very tastefully appointed and both Dinner and Breakfast delicious. Ferran and Mireia's English is excellent and they ensured that guests from varying countries were included in conversation.

Catherine

We spent 5 magical nights at O Chardinet. The hosts are warm and welcoming. The home is a work of art having undergone a complete rebuild yet retaining the charm of a country villa. Heated floors, quiet bedrooms, rain-showers, wood and stone, squeaky clean everything! Meals are creative, delicious and above restaurant standard. Hosts have detailed knowledge of the region and can offer guidance on a range of activities. Did I mention how good the meals were? Carefully selected ingredients, health preparations and an elegant home-styled dining experience with no lack of conversation. Incredible.

Ronald

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ferran Guardia Valle & Mireia Cabrero Calmet

  • WILD SPAIN: Day 1: Natural Park and Guara canyons Days 2 and 3: Ordesa Natural Park and Monte Perdido (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) Day 4: Birds of the plains; Monegros (badlands).
  • A beautiful mountain-range with villages, chapels, monasteries and Medieval churches, including the Villa de Ainsa, the peaceful, walled-off Muro de Roda, and San Victorian, the oldest monastery in Spain.
  • The perfect spot for bird-watching. See a variety of vultures, sparrows, and wallcreepers in their natural habitats in the south.
  • An ideal place to enjoy delicious food and fine wines. In addition to the UNESCO Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, the house is surrounded by 2 other natural parks: Posets-Maladeta and the Sierra y Cañones de Guara.
  • A huge range of flora and fauna for flower and butterfly lovers, with species specially adapted to the variety of habitats in this region. Experts claim that there are more species of plants in the Añisclo valley than in the whole of the UK.
  • In the middle of the Sobrarbe Geopark a paradise of geology, fossils and landscapes shaped by ancient glaciers. You must visit the Geopark’s museum.