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Spacious, Bright Farmhouse Near Picturesque Mountain Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Farm house near Cuacos de Yuste, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain - Country And Mountain Walks, Bird-Watching, Swimming In Mountain Rivers And Local Pool

The farmhouse is within 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes country walk of this historic village in the Gredos foothills, one of Spain's most attractive and undiscovered landscapes. The property is quite remote and surrounded by nature, at the end of a rough track (passable with a normal car if you take it easy). The house is very bright and spacious and sits in its own 10 acre olive and fig orchard with oak woodland and a mountain river running down one side. Wildlife is abundant, within 5 minutes of the house (at the right time of year) you can see golden orioles, azure winged magpies, short-toed eagles, vultures, black storks, orange-spotted emerald dragonfly, ocellated lizards and praying mantis. Harder to see are the otters and Pyrenean desman. The village has 500 inhabitants, several small food shops and restaurants, and a very nice public swimming pool set in gardens (July-August only). The Gredos mountains are just behind the village (great walking) and there are many villages and small towns to visit locally. The area is famous for its local products, such as olive oil, figs and paprika. There are many local fiestas of cultural interest during the year. The delightful historic towns of Trujillo and Caceres are within 30 minutes and 80 minutes' drive respectively. Monfragüe Natural Park (a mecca for bird watchers) is 45 minutes away. Local companies offer walking, riding and canoeing trips.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We built the house as a family home in 1997 having moved out of Madrid in search of a rural idyll. The house is in a very peaceful and beautiful setting and is largely self-sufficient. The electricity and hot water are from solar panels and the heating is from our own fire wood. The house is now used by us only at certain times of the year, which is why it is available for you to enjoy! Don't be alarmed by the photo, it's not really me, it's a character in a very entertaining local fiesta (he is bombarded with turnips).

Speaks English, French, Spanish

8 Reviews

4.8
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Un paraíso en La Vera

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado unos días maravillosos en esta apartada finca en La Vera (Cáceres) rodeados de la naturaleza. A pesar de que hizo un tiempo lluvioso y frío la casa y sus alrededores nos enamoraron completamente.

El dueño es muy amable y profesional, nos proporcionó con antelación instrucciones detalladas sobre el funcionamiento de la casa (que se alimenta de unos paneles solares) y cómo llegar a ella, además de consejos sobre los sitios que visitar, dónde comer, etc.... Aunque las instrucciones están en inglés él habla un castellano perfecto y estuvo siempre pendiente de nosotros y dispuesto a resolvernos cualquier duda o problema que pudiéramos tener. Todo lo que hay en la casa se corresponde con precisión con lo que aparece en el anuncio.

Para asegurarse unas buenas vacaciones es conveniente tener una idea clara del tipo de casa que es: no es lujosa, está relativamente aislada y para llegar a ella hay que recorrer al final un camino de tierra lleno de baches (¡Ojo con los coches bajos!). Pero se tardan pocos minutos en llegar en coche al pueblo más próximo, la casa tiene todo lo necesario para vivir cómodamente, es acogedora, bella, extraordinariamente tranquila y silenciosa (sólo se oyen los ruidos de los pájaros) y está rodeada de un magnífico huerto de olivos e higueras. Más allá al fondo hay un arroyo y, a lo lejos, las montañas. Para nosotros fue un retiro paradisíaco al que seguro volveremos con mejor tiempo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northumberland
5

Top marks

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long while looking for a quiet, scenic house/villa with good bridwatching nearby for 3 couples. This property looked ideal and you build up a mental image of what it might be like. It was a little different to the place I had imagined but only in good ways - it was fantastic. The setting is brilliant, the track is unique (but not difficult), the olive and fig trees bring the birds up close to the house and the house is a real winner. It is comfortable with all that you might need but still full of quirky character and spotless. The local plumbers/electricians must be magicians to integrate solar power with generators and wood burners. The smell of the wood burner burning oak was almost worth the rental alone (I am a bit addicted to wood burners).

The local walks and bird watching were wonderful. We saw Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Woodchat Shrike, Golden Oriole, Hawfinch, Hoopoe and Subalpine Warbler all on the property or within a mile and more Nightingales than I have had hot dinners. Lots more further afield.

The running was also excellent, such quiet roads and tracks and if you want a challenge try running up the road past the monastery. I met a party of lady pilgrims early one morning, not sure who was more surprised.

The local villages are intriguing with some considerable history and odd shops, but very friendly people. Clearly an area struggling with reinventing its economy.

My only disappointment was the local craft beer we bought. The nut flavoured one was truly awful - a few notches down on creosote.

We didn't eat out as we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen so much and the terrace was stunning in the spring sunshine. We also enjoyed nosing in the vegetables and I could not resist a tiny bit of weeding. Brilliant place, would love to bring some daughters and grandchildren some time, to get a taste of a rural idyll (at least for the visitor).

I would add that Guy was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A really lovely, peaceful break.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at Finca Cebrea. We loved the house, and the olive groves around it, and we walked down to the river several times, bathing in it twice. We were really lucky with the weather - it was hot and sunny all the time we were there. The villa was a home from home, bright and clean. We really enjoyed the unusual "garden room" with it's wonderful view. We also made the most of the music - something for all of us there. We had several trips out, some as far afield as Merida, where we much enjoyed the Roman museum and the amazing Roman theatre. We enjoy watching the birds too, and saw several that were new to us, including that elusive Great Bustard. We were also treated to a close up Wild Boar. Montfrague Natural Park was a highlight; we went there twice. Beautiful.

Given the last mile or so of pretty rough track to drive down (which we came to enjoy!) we were glad that we had decided not to arrive at night. Our flight came into Madrid in the evening and we spent a night there before the wonderful drive out to the villa, with a supermarket stop on the way.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Salamanca
5

Guy's house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Guy’s house in September looking for a peaceful rural retreat, and we found it! It is quite remote but the instructions for getting there and finding the key were very clear. The house is just as described and has everything we needed and was cool downstairs even though it was hot outside. We loved the view from the conservatory, but we spent most of the time on the terrace in the shade of the vine and fig trees, watching a pair of eagles in the sky over the woods in front. There is a big olive and fig orchard to walk in, and we were allowed to eat the vegetables from the garden! We recommend this house and will certainly go again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

rural relaxation

  • 4 of 5

we liked the remoteness of the villa and loved the mountain river at the bottom of the hill, where we swam daily. We liked the wider area, El Lago natural swimming pool was a complete delight, restaurants locally were good and the house suited our every need. This is a very peaceful place.

The only reason for giving four stars was that the swimming pool was not in operation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hexham, Northumberland
5

house near Cuacos

  • 5 of 5

I have brought groups to this property twice. Both groups have been stunned by the beautiful location of the property, set in an olive and fig grove near a wood and stream. The location is genuinely idyllic. The accommodation is airy and spacious and while not luxurious, is very comfortable and homely. Shops and restaurants are all available within a few kilometres so, for us, it is the ideal combination of a beautiful setting not near any other property yet still with accessible facilities nearby. There are excellent walking and bird watching opportunities nearby. Monfrague National Park is particularly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith for all the positive feedback, hoping to see you again soon! Very best wishes.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can recommend horse-riding, cycling, walking and canoeing trips with local guides. Please email us for more details.

Travel:

Madrid is the nearest airport, approximately 2.5 hours by car (recommended). There is also a bus direct from Madrid to Cuacos (a 4 hour trip, but very scenic). Note that public transport in the area is rather limited.

Distances:

The historic towns of Trujillo and Caceres are within 30 mins and 80 mins respectively, by car. The Monfragüe Natural Park is 45 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Guided nature walks, horse riding and canoeing are all on offer locally. The whole region of Extremadura is a paradise for bird watching.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£220
for 3 nights
From
£65
£435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
cleaning £25

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Flexible. We ask you to arrive no earlier than 16.00 p.m. and to vacate the house before 11.00 a.m. to give us time to prepare for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week for 2 persons in UK Pounds. Price for 2 persons is for use of the whole house but assumes use of only one bedroom and bathroom.
For additional persons add 110 pounds per week per person. We can also do B and B for a maximum of 4 people using the downstairs bedrooms. Please ask for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • 1 bathroom with bath/shower and wc downstairs. 1 shower room downstairs. 1 bathroom with bath and wc upstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 downstairs with twin or double bed terrace. Bedroom 2 downstairs with bunk bed for 2. Bedroom 3 upstairs with double bed. Bedroom 4 upstairs with single bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house uses solar electricity, from a large set of panels and batteries. All electrical appliances work normally and you can plug in laptops. There is a back-up generator but you are very unlikely to need it. Heating is wood-burning stoves, linked to radiators. This is also heats the hot water tank when there is no sun. If you are staying from about October-April inclusive, you need to be at ease lighting and operating wood-burning stoves. Outside: East and south facing terraces, 10 acres of orchard and woodland to wander in. Short walk through woodland down to the mountain river with natural pools for bathing. Several interesting longer walks starting from the house. The village has excellent outdoor swimming pools (3 pools) set in gardens with a bar and restaurant 5 minutes drive from the house. Open July and August. Utility Room: Shower and washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen for the bedrooms included. The property is cleaned before and after your stay. We will change linen and towels weekly on request. Other: Conservatory with large windows on south and west sides, overlooking olive and fig orchards. Good for bird-watching. Large wood-burning stove. Upstairs library with terrace.

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