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Salto del Caballo – Home 1083671 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Salto del Caballo – Home 1083671

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 1 review

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

Casa Salto del Caballo, situated in the small village of La Fontañera, offers stunning views towards the Natural Park Serra de São Mamede and the Castle of Marvão in the Alto Alentejo of Portugal. For this is a historic building dated from the late `19th century with the added bonus of having some unique characteristics: Firstly, it is slap bang on the Spanish Portuguese border. You can literally come in from the Spanish side and walk out through the other doors onto the magnificent São Mamede Natural Park in Portugal.

Not surprisingly, this strategic position has lent it a past always connected to the smuggling trade between Portugal and Spain.Up until 1992, when the borders opened mainly coffee and leather boots, but also bread, garlic or whatever was wanted on the other side was smuggled. As the front entrance is in Spain and the backdoor opens onto Portugal, it was a “casa de la duda” – a house in no-man's land. Ultimately the Spanish ended the confusion

Casa Salto del Caballo, situated in the small village of La Fontañera, offers stunning views towards the Natural Park Serra de São Mamede and the Castle of Marvão in the Alto Alentejo of Portugal. For this is a historic building dated from the late `19th century with the added bonus of having some unique characteristics: Firstly, it is slap bang on the Spanish Portuguese border. You can literally come in from the Spanish side and walk out through the other doors onto the magnificent São Mamede Natural Park in Portugal.

Not surprisingly, this strategic position has lent it a past always connected to the smuggling trade between Portugal and Spain.Up until 1992, when the borders opened mainly coffee and leather boots, but also bread, garlic or whatever was wanted on the other side was smuggled. As the front entrance is in Spain and the backdoor opens onto Portugal, it was a “casa de la duda” – a house in no-man's land. Ultimately the Spanish ended the confusion by incorporating the whole property officially into Spain.

For your holiday in two countries, our family-run guesthouse offers 2 self-catering apartments, where the names reflect the history of the house: apartment "Portugal" and apartment "Spain".

You can book either accommodation at a reduced rate for 2 people or, if you prefer not to self-cater, book as a B&B bedroom. You can book an evening meal, are very welcome to eat in our communal dining-/breakfast room or on the terrace. I would be happy to cook whatever you like, vegetarian, traditional or Spanish.
Enjoy your holiday in an authentically rural place. Family-run, family-friendly and you will be welcomed all year round, pets as well without extra charge. A small library and satellite TV as well as ADSL internet is available in our communal TV-room.
The patio formed by the two main buildings, provides several shady or sunny sitting-areas. There are sun lounges around the pool and 2 barbecues available.

Location description from owner

The Extremadura region

Extremadura
For anyone seeking tranquility, walks, wildlife or history, look no further. Extremadura ranks as one of the few remaining treasures in Western Europe.
With a size of 41.000 m2 equivalent to Switzerland yet a population of just over 1 million the Extremadura offers vast areas of uninterrupted landscape in all directions beneath star lit skies. The principal municipalities of Badajoz, Caceres, Merida, Plasencia and Trujillo all reflect the provinces historic past.
Framed to the North and East by mountain ranges, bordered on the West by Portugal the rolling, tree studded plains known as 'Dehesa' disturbed only by rocky outcrops and river valleys the Extremadura is a paradise of Flora and Fauna, a gateway to the past and peaceful oasis outside the chaos and confusion of the modern world.
Today the dehesas are home to Cork and Holm Oak, rare and endangered species of bird such as the Imperial Eagle, Black Stork, Vultures and a multitude of other birds and animals come, go and return in harmony with the careful cycle of land management that has through millenia formed this unique and unspoilt environment.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Eva S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
31 Oct 2015

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Nov 2013. Located in Province of Caceres, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £449.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Oct 2015.

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