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

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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.

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.

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 or air conditioning, but all bedrooms do have a fan. The water sourced from our borehole is potable and tastes wonderfully clean and fresh.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, Spanish

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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6 Reviews

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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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A home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison isolée, que l'on trouve au bout d'un petit chemin, à la fois au calme (car dans la nature) et à proximité d’un petit village (10 minutes en voiture), est vraiment très bien et possède, depuis sa confortable terrasse, une vue très belle, dégagée sur un paysage méditerranéen, des arbres et arbustes dans le jardin qui entoure la maison, jardin qui comprend d'ailleurs un magnifique terrain de pétanque digne de professionnels, à croire que les britanniques visent à être meilleurs que les français à ce sport...:-)). Son intérieur est très bien aménagé et propose toutes les commodités attendues (mobilier chaleureux, ustensiles de cuisine à profusion, etc).La grande piscine est très appréciée des jeunes et des moins jeunes tout comme le jeu de fléchettes. Cette région offre en outre une grande variété de paysages et de visites à effectuer. Enfin, vous avez compris, l'exemple même de ce que les anglo-saxons nomment "a home away from home"...

Et, last but not the least, avant votre arrivée et en cours de séjour, les propriétaires vous aideront avec gentillesse et professionnalisme.

En espérant y revenir.....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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zeer complete woning, met prachtig uitzicht in een rustieke omgeving

  • 5 of 5

We hebben een fantastische week gehad in dit prachtige huis. Prachtige historische steden in de buurt voor een dagje uit met een goede maaltijd.

Huis was zeer compleet, ligt schitterend met uitzicht over olijfbomen en de grote keien.

Ontvangst was zeer gastvrij en servicegericht. Toplocatie en uiterst geschikt rust en natuur liefhebbers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madrid or Seville at 250 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cáceres at 34 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cáceres at 34 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Trujillo at 37 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Valdefuentes at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra de Bejar 'La Covatilla' at 181 Kilometres Car: recommended

Although situated in a rural location we are close to good roads and services. Apart for our own pool and petanque pitch, 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 a good 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 2014).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£622
for 4 nights
From
£156
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,324
for 7 nights
From
£189
 
 
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£622
for 4 nights
From
£156
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£622
for 4 nights
From
£156
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126

LOW SEASON ONLY - 20% REDUCTION ON ABOVE RATES for up to 4 guests (EXCLUDES USE OF MASTER BEDROOM SUITE)

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

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Wheelchair accessible.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Petanque/Boules pitch and boules available for guests. Dart board and darts on the terrace.

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