Directions to our beautiful home in La Fresneda Spain
Getting to La Fresneda from Reus Airport
You can fly to Reus quite cheaply via Ryan Air. From the airport simply drive towards Reus and pick up the N420 which is signposted to Alcañiz then follow directions below. If you have to ask then Alcañiz is pronounced "Alcanyeeth."
Getting to La Fresneda from Barcelona Airport
It is best to have a general map with you. From the airport pick up the signs to Tarragona. This will get you onto the coastal motorway that leads all the way down to Valencia. There are two mortorways, you may want to take the inner (westerly) one, which is cheaper - but either will take you in the right the direction. This is a toll road so it is helpful if you have lots of change or a credit card - (costs around 2-3 Euros per toll). Just after Tarragona take the turning to Reus and pick up the N420 inland which will be signposted Alcañiz.
From the N420 to La Fresneda
There are many ways of getting to the village, here is the best one. Follow the N420 south and west passing through Falset, Mora, Corbera, Gandesa, Calaceite and Valdeltormo (do avoid the road through Torre del Compte at night). A few kilometers after the last town take the left turning, marked Valjunquera. This is a country road that will bring you to the A231 (try not to enter the village of Valjunquera by mistake). At the T junction turn left towards Valderrobres, the turning to La Fresneda is some 4km along this road on the right. It is at the top of a hill and rather leaps out at you. Follow this olive tree lined road through to the village - which will slide into view as you round one of the corners.
Getting to and into the House
Look for a park on your left with children’s rides, this fronts the swimming pool. Turn to the right which is Calle de Pilar, the last street off the village’s lower thoroughfare. This street passes the smaller church of La Fresneda on your right and then becomes surprisingly narrow and steep. Keep going until you meet a T junction, turn right and immediately take the left fork. This is a difficult junction, but you get used to it and it is rare to meet another vehicle there, but always beware. The house is at the end of that street, Calle St Aguada. The doors of the garage are brown, have a sign saying Lagartos on them, and are in 4 sections so they do open right out. In fact the garage doors face onto Calle St Aguada and the front door is a few levels up in Calle Libertad. (You may be able to park your vehicle in the garage, but if not simply park outside the doors - the road terminates here).
The garage has a combination lock on a bolt, you will be given the code separately. Inside, in the lock of the garage door or the small door which leads to the kitchen, you will find the garage keys and the front door key. (If the small door is locked you will find the key on the high shelf to the left of it).
At the end of your holiday please lock the front door, return all three keys to the garage where you found them. Close and bolt the garage door and spin the combination lock to a new setting to lock it - thanks.
(PS The street is often blocked by the odd parked car so you may wish to park elsewhere and walk to the house - we do.)
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