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El Palacio De San Benito - Rural Chic

Bedrooms 9
Property type castle
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Pool


About the property

Sleeps 20. 9 Bedrooms. 10 Baths.

El Palacio de San Benito features unforgettable corners full of charm that make this place unique.

Our accommodation is the home of a family in the Sevillian town of Cazalla de la Sierra, one of the most beautiful and full of history places of the Spanish geography. It is the recreation of a past found, and also a hommage to a mother's love and her family. Cazalla was the door of Andalusia and a branch in the Vía de la Plata, a Roman Path and one of the pilgrimage routes of St. James’s way. Precisely San Benito was born as Chapel of the Order of Calatrava of St. Jame’s way.

In the surroundings you can enjoy various activities such as hunting and fishing, hiking, biking and riding tours, massage and aromatherapy, stargazing or bird’s watching.

The Palacio has a communal sauna, outdoor pool, garden, a restaurant and a bar service. Other facilities offered at the property include library, shared lounge, tour desk and luggage storage. You can also enjoy free WiFi, air conditioning, heating and minibar. Each bedroom has his own sofa, a desk , bedding and bath. Four bedrooms out of nine have a private garden.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
31 December, 2017

About The Owner

Manolo Morales, entered very young at the Academy of Arts of Venice, a merit that very few get.

He worked for two years at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Department of Management, organizing exhibitions such as Van Gogh, Zurbarán, scenery of Andres Segovia and others.

He has done work in many countries, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, United States ...

It has been recognized in January with the cover of Interview magazine Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga in the United States, being a celebrity in the world of decoration.

He was elected European of the month in New York by the Junior International Club of NY.

The Owner purchased this castle in 1997

Why The Owner chose Cazalla de la Sierra

San Benito was built as a hermitage by the order of Calatrava in the end of the XV century. Situated within the entrance of the Sevillian village of Cazalla de la Sierra, in its origin it served as a hospital for pilgrims in their way to Santiago.

After the earthquake of Lisbon, in the beginning of the XVI century, the tower-facade and the apse crumbles and is subsequently reconstructed under the direction of Martín de Gaínza and son, finishing with the existing triangular tower, the oldest example in Andalusia.The facade was designed by Hernán Ruiz II, in brick of Triana with a quality fine finish. Reconstruction work was finished in 1576.

Manuel Morales de Jodar acquires the property in 1997 jointly with Carlos Marañon, both initiating the restoration and new construction of the actual building. The many years it was abandoned, the distinct uses it was dedicated to after its demystification, made it a difficult and costly recuperation.

Elements of a familiar palace, crumbled years back, supplied an assortment of materials used in the newer and adjacent construction, thus resulting in no difference between the new and the primitive, of which the original elements of different epochs conform the history of a new building, with the comfort and technology of the highest grade and the quality of handcrafted arts, of long ago. The spirit of this building resumes in comfort, beauty, history and technology.

What makes this castle unique

It's an ancient Palace, so it is really unique. It has been decorated with special care and good taste by the owner, Manuel Morales, an international decorator.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Cazalla de la Sierra in Sierra Norte de Sevilla

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Blue Canopy - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Queen's Room - 2 Single Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Infant Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Frederick Castet's Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    King's Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Bullfighter's Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Military Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Groom's Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
    Engraved Room - 2 Single Bed , Temporary bed and cot available
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 30 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Aeropuerto de Sevilla, SVQ
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville Province

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £437.97

Room service and breakftast included on rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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