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Finca Acehuche – Home 123009 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The house is set in a walled three acre olive grove with shaded areas of cork and holm oak. The finca was chosen for its particularly fine views of the Sierra de Montanchez with its Moorish castle and Catholic abbey.

The house is reached by a 1.3 km country track which is narrow and rough in places. It is passable by all cars (except low slung) and should be driven slowly. Inside there is an attractive living/dining room with a well equipped kitchen area. A log burning stove heats the house during cooler months. Cooling fans are provided during hot weather. French doors lead onto the large covered terrace with lovely views of the sierra and a table and chairs for alfresco dining.

It is surrounded by unspoilt scenery and wildlife, there is excellent walking and mountain bike riding from the front door along paths and tracks. It is perfect for bird watchers with vultures, eagles, bee eaters and golden orioles. Or simply relax in the sun or on the large covered terrace

The house is set in a walled three acre olive grove with shaded areas of cork and holm oak. The finca was chosen for its particularly fine views of the Sierra de Montanchez with its Moorish castle and Catholic abbey.

The house is reached by a 1.3 km country track which is narrow and rough in places. It is passable by all cars (except low slung) and should be driven slowly. Inside there is an attractive living/dining room with a well equipped kitchen area. A log burning stove heats the house during cooler months. Cooling fans are provided during hot weather. French doors lead onto the large covered terrace with lovely views of the sierra and a table and chairs for alfresco dining.

It is surrounded by unspoilt scenery and wildlife, there is excellent walking and mountain bike riding from the front door along paths and tracks. It is perfect for bird watchers with vultures, eagles, bee eaters and golden orioles. Or simply relax in the sun or on the large covered terrace with a sofa and hammocks.

The small hilltop town of MONTANCHEZ is approx 10 minute drive. Well known for its specialist shops selling jamon. It has general shops, banks, restaurants, cafes and bars, and a weekly Saturday market.

SWIMMING: we have chosen not to create a pool at Finca Acehuche. We swim in the excellent large public swimming pools in MONTANCHEZ (approx 10 min drive) or in ALCUESCAR (approx 5 min drive) both with toddlers pool and a shaded bar for drinks and snacks, open June-September. Or we go to a large swimming lake EMBALSE DE PROSEPINA, with outside bars, on the way to Merida (approx 25 min drive).

Finca Acehuche is at the centre of a cultural triangle of historical towns, each about a 30 minute drive:

TRUJILLO with the beautiful Plaza de Mayor, cobbled streets, noble mansions, churches and hilltop castle.

MERIDA considered to contain the finest Roman remains in Spain and the National Museum of Roman Art. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CACERES old town in a UNESCO World Heritage Site with well preserved stone mansions and palaces within ancient Moorish walls.

EXCELLENT BIRD WATCHING : Extremadura is the size of Switzerland but sparsely populated and 74% of its land is designated as IBA (Important Bird Areas) - the highest of any region in Europe. Good times to visit are : end of FEBRUARY and MARCH when the winter populations are reducing and the first wave of summer migrants arrive; APRIL with full breeding activity; end of OCTOBER and NOVEMBER is a transitional time when the summer visitors depart; DECEMBER normally sees some of the highest numbers of cranes in Extremadura, with incoming birds pausing here for several days before moving on to other parts of the region.

Further details indoors

The house is reached by a 1km rural track, inside there is an attractive living/dining area with a well equipped kitchen area. A log burning stove heats the house during cooler months. Cooling fans are provided for hot months. French doors lead on to the large covered terrace. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with a double and single bed.

The house has been sympathetically built and furnished. Traditional locally made chestnut french doors and windows with internal shutters and tiled floors create a simple and stylish interior.

Solar panels provide electricity powering an A++ energy efficient larder fridge, lighting, washing machine (cold wash) etc. The walls and roof are well insulated, the house is designed to keep cool and shaded in the summer and capture passive solar heat and remain warm in the winter.

It has a large covered terrace, with views of the Sierra de Montánchez to the front. There is a table and chairs for eating, as well as a sofa and hammocks for relaxing. 

The Extremadura region

Extremadura is one of the least visited areas of traditional Spain. Large expanses of unspoilt landscape, with olive and figs groves, vineyards and the dehesa for animals. Small traditional villages and towns.

An important area for birdwatching with the Monfrague and Conrnalvo nature parks. There are also local reservoirs which are important for birds and wildlife.

It is green with wonderful flowers until late June, when the heat dries everything to ochre. Sunny, hot summers with cool and wet winters.

Sierra de Montanchez is a most beautiful and culturally interesting area of Extremadura.

Montanchez

At the centre of the three most interesting historic towns of Extremadura (each approx 30 minute drive).

CACERES - the old town is a World Heritage Site with well preserved stone mansions and palaces within ancient Moorish walls. It hosts the WOMAD music festival each May.

MERIDA - founded in 25BC as the capital of teh Roman province of Lusitania, it is considered to contain the finest Roman remains in Spain. It has a Roman amphitheatre and temples as well as the National Museum of Roman Art.

Easter: Semana Santa easter processions through the town.
June-August: Merida Festival of Classical Theatre, performances of music, dance and theatre are held in the Roman theatre.

TRUJILLO: birthplace of conquistadors Francisco de Pizarro and Francisco de Orellana, and built with the spoils of South American gold, it has a beautiful Plaza Mayor, cobbled streets, noble mansions, churches and hilltop castle.

MONTANCHEZ (approx 10 min drive) is famed for its jamon (cured pork). It is an unspoilt traditional town. Each August it holds a festival that celebrates the religions of Islam, Judaism and Christianity with performances of music and dance in the castle.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

One dog is allowed, please let us know before you book.
The house is powered by SOLAR, you cannot plug any appliances in sockets that use more than 1.3kw of electricity such as hairdryer, toaster, iron or a heater. It is fine to use laptops or charge mobile phones.
The washing machine (on a cold setting only) can only be used when sun is high in sky.
Please turn any lights off that are not needed.
We ask you to leave the house clean and tidy and return keys to the keysafe.

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About the owner

Noelle G
Response rate:
71%
Calendar updated::
21 Nov 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Mar 2010. Located in Province of Caceres, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 3.5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 71% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Nov 2016.

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