Casa Agota

Stone, fire and intimacy

A holiday home that is essential, profound, and welcoming

Casa Agota is an apartment of 80 m2 on the ground level, completely covered by a stone vault. Suitable for a couple, a couple with children or a small group of friends, it consists of a space with a well-equipped kitchen, living room, sleeping quarters, an alcove with wardrobe and a large bathroom with shower.

Casa Agota, which was probably used as a drying chamber or a forging place, is an intimate, sober space with a strong personality that is softened by the modern, minimal furniture. On the outside is a small private area where in Summer or on sunny Winter days you can eat or rest in the friendly embrace of the mountains and the Varaita Valley.

How much is it?

  • 70 euros/night up to two persons;
  • 428 euros/week up to two persons;
  • 10 day/extra for every added adult;
  • 20 € extra if you bring your four-footed friend;
  • children up to 5 years besides the two persons are free.

Identity card of Casa Agota

  • Size: 80 m2
  • Height above sea level: 1200 metres
  • Beds: 2 (double bed) + 2 (double sofa bed)
  • Rooms: open space + alcove and bathroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Balcony: no
  • Terrace: no
  • Heating: pellet stove
  • Garden: small private garden and large communal terrain in front of the house
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, free
  • Bedding: Yes
  • Parking space: at 50 metres from the house, free
  • Animals: permitted and welcome

When we arrived here in the 1970s, Casa Agota was inhabited by one of the last old-aged women that stayed in the village. However, when we restructured the house and stripped the vault, we discovered a primitive fireplace, old irons and wood blackened by smoke, which suggested an original use as a drying chamber or a small forge. Something very old, that is, something intimate and primitive, that made us think of the dense, mysterious writing of Agota Kristof, her bare, rudimental stories, that contain only the essential. A place and a kind of writing that take us back to our first refuges, to the safety that they must have once represented for people. To solidity and fire.

What else is there to know about this holiday home?

You will find here: fridge with freezer + dishwasher + hairdryer + induction hob + microwave oven + satellite tv + DVD player + small DVD collection and library. Washing machine and vacuum cleaner available in the communal washing room.

Possibility to rent mountain bike at our place, and e-bikes provided by Cicli Mattio for a fixed price. Possibility to rent mountain bikes at our place, and e-bikes provided by Cicli Mattio for a fixed price. On request available for free: 4 pairs of snowshoes, covered bicycle shed, bicycle repair set and 6 charging points for e-bikes.

Sala Yanez (a hall that can contain 25/30 persons) is adjacent to the holiday home and may be booked for events, cultural activities, courses, and seminars.

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