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Get Away From It All in this Comfortable Eco-friendly Villa with Beautiful Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Large eco-friendly villa with pool, lawns and terraces in private rural setting

A lovely, large, modern house with private pool and petanque pitch 3 kms from the village of Valdefuentes in Cáceres province of Extremadura. Set in 3.5 hectares of wooded farmland the finca offers guests a tranquility rarely found in the modern world, with only the sound of sheep bells and birdsong to disturb your holiday. Surrounded by beautiful granite outcrops and boulders the finca is located in a typically rural area of Extremadura with many paths and tracks for walking, birding or biking. The private swimming pool with adjoining lawns, shaded terraces and BBQ with views over the finca, are ideal for relaxing. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the house, pool and all other facilities during their stay.

Situated in the middle of a cultural triangle formed by Cáceres and Trujillo to the north, both with important links to the Spanish Conquistadors, and Mérida to the south with its stunning Roman and Moorish architecture, all World Heritage Sites, we are centrally located to visit the numerous tourist attractions in the region. For those with an interest in the Peninsular War the fortified town of Ciudad Rodrigo, beautifully preserved and still showing the scars of its important role in that conflict, is also possible to visit on a day trip.

Monfrague National Park, with its wonderful bird life, is only about an hour's drive away, while the small hilltop town of Montanchez, famed for the quality of the Jamón Iberico cured locally, is only 15 minutes drive away.

In the nearby village of Valdefuentes (3 km) there are a number of shops and bars and in the twice-weekly markets you can find a variety of fresh produce, local sheep and goat's milk cheeses and local meat products. A number of Bodegas in the village offer wines made from locally grown grapes.

The eco-friendly house offers modern, comfortable self-catering accommodation, with a large, open-plan public area having an efficient, centrally situated wood-burning stove, large granite-topped kitchen island unit and French windows leading out to the shady SE facing terrace.

3 large en-suite bedrooms, shady patios and terraces, BBQ area, a beautiful swimming pool and petanque piste are all available for your enjoyment and relaxation. The master bedroom has a private balcony and double sofa-bed for sleeping under the stars on hot nights. Free WiFi is also available.

The house has been built with the environment in mind and relies on solar energy for power and domestic hot water - we are totally off-grid. As a result the house is not equipped with a dishwasher but all bedrooms do have a fan and master bedroom has air conditioning. The water sourced from our borehole is potable and tastes wonderfully clean and fresh.

More Details

Ian Bennett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About Ian Bennett

Dain and her husband Ian were both brought up in tropical climates (Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka respectively) and have worked in Africa, UK and Belgium. As they approached retirement they looked for the quality of life they had enjoyed in their early years; long hot summers, far horizons and a slower, more traditional pace of life.

Ian Bennett purchased this house in 2009

Why Ian Bennett chose Montanchez - Tamuja

This region of Spain, with its expanses of farmland dotted with shady holm oaks, and interspersed with ridges of hills covered in woodlands, both with many granite outcrops is very reminiscent of parts of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. After travelling through the region back in 2003 we decided we would retire to this rural and ruggedly beautiful landscape.

It was love at first sight when we saw Finca Marowa as it was everything we had been looking for.

What makes this house unique

Although only 3 kms from the village of Valdefuentes the finca gives us the tranquility we were looking for, a view that we love and the satisfaction of creating a very special home that we would now like to share with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a pleasure it has been sharing your little corner of heaven for the last few days. The specification is top class and the views absolutely stunning. The area is full of attractions to see both from a historical and a wildlife view point. I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking for wildlife, archaeology or a fantastic place to unwind.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Valdefuentes in Cáceres

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wheelchair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Shower, WC, bidet and washbasin en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with bath and WC (wheelchair accessible)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC.
  • The Master Suite has also has a double sofa-bed which can be used on the balcony to sleep under the stars on hot nights. The single beds in Bedroom #2 & #3 combine to form a double bed and can be used in either configuration.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Petanque/Boules pitch and boules available for guests. Dart board and darts on the terrace.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Get Away From It All in this Comfortable Eco-friendly Villa with Beautiful Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

A lovely villa in Extremadura

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place to stay in Extremadura. It is a very well designed and well appointed villa in the deep countryside. It sits in a beautiful setting. We had four lovely nights here and used it as a base to explore the region. We enjoyed relaxing on the excellent patio and swimming in the pool. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very comfortable and spacious. There is an excellent kitchen, laundry, dining area and lounge. We recommend this villa to anyone wishing to explore this interesting part of Spain. Thank you very much, Ian.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Finca at Valdefuentes

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous holiday. We feel privileged to have stayed in such a gorgeous place. The villa was more that we could have hoped for, everything was immaculate and worked perfectly. We could not have added anything to improve it.

The scenery was spectacular, birds were wonderful, nearby sites were brilliant: Romans, medieval castles and conquistadors - who could want for more - plus an excellent recommendation for swimming in the Roman reservoir at Merida.

A special thank you to Ian for being so attentive, kind and patient with our shortcomings. Thank you so much. We would have no hesitation in recommending this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

As 3 couples traveling by motorbike, we found this property to be everything it said it was and much more. The property is lovely and well maintained, delightfully well equipped and we had no difficulties with the power capabilities and functioning of the house or the internet. I understand that an increase in solar capabilities has resolved previous concerns.

The owners were absolutely brilliant in their assistance with local knowledge of all sorts and when we had motorbike problems extremely helpful in coordinating the repairs and support needed.

We look forward to returning to this lovely hidden away piece of Spain and will not hesitate to rent Fina Marowa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Lots of space, well equipped and well maintained. Visitors need to go with the arrangements for power, water and refuse but these work well. The garden is a real achievement.

It's quiet but not so far from a lot of places to visit. Landscape is dry but full of wonderful colours.

The pool was lovely, the petanque surprisingly tense/bad tempered and the horse fair a revelation. Using up the wifi allowance was the only, minor worry.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect and just as described

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, extremely well equipped, just as described. Very welcoming and helpful owners, we thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great review. We're happy our home met your expectations.
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Sehr gut ausgestattete Finca, sehr schöne Lage

  • 4 of 5

Sehr ruhig gelegen, sehr netter Vermieter

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Madrid or Seville
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
37 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
181 Kilometres
Sierra de Bejar 'La Covatilla'
Car: recommended

The exact location of the property is in the countryside, not in the middle of the village as depicted in the map above. We will provide more specific location information on request.

Although situated in a rural location we are close to good roads and services. Apart from our own pool and petanque pitch, there are municipal swimming pools in all the local villages. There is an excellent 18-hole golf course near Cáceres and a 9-hole course near Mérida (both about 40 minutes drive). Other activities in the area include an excellent karting track (15 mins).

This region is best known for its rugged scenery, excellent and numerous walking and cycling paths and, of course the bird watching. Monfrague National Park is 40 mins drive and the 4 World Heritage towns of Cáceres, Trujillo, Mérida and Guadaloupe are in easy driving distance.

Beaches and water sports are available on some of the large reservoirs in Extremadura (Proserpina near Mérida and Orellana near Don Benito are just a couple) and we are hoping a new one near Almoharin (20 mins) will be opening in the summer of 2017).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valdefuentes, Caceres Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
31 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134.06


Payment can also be made by bank transfer to UK or Spanish bank account or by PayPal.

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