Fantastic Extremadura! Quality and Privacy in a Unique Rural Setting
Surrounded by private garden and patio, our stone 'casita' is a charming self catering cottage for two people in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting. The stone construction that was formely used for wine making has been lovingly restored to provide privacy and comfort with an "away from it all" feeling. It has a fantastic panoramic view of the Sierra de Gredos mountains and the fertile valley below. Explore this surprisingly lush area of Extremadura with wonderful oak and chesnut forests and amazing natural pools of deep, clear mountain water. Lovely circular walks can be done right from the cottage or use as a base from which to explore the charming villages of our valley, access the amazing Monfragüe Natural Park or visit the Heritage cities of Plasencia and Trujillo.
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About the Owner
About Emma Mier Neele
I am half English / Spanish. I was born in Barcelona had most of my schooling in England and in 1996 graduated with a Ceramics Degree from a London Art College. Cesar, my husband and I met in London and soon moved to Madrid where I carried on with my Ceramics, worked for a Spanish Interiors Magazine and taught Art classes at the British Council Schools. Since 2003 we now live with our 3 daughters in our farm in Northern Extremadura where we also have our studio. We so enjoy living in this remote part of Spain and still enjoy daily its amazing scenery, the changing seasons and the wonders of the Natural world. We have been welcoming guests to for a few years now and find it SUPER rewarding.A real inspiration for us to meet wonderful people many of whom have now become cherished friends!!
Emma Mier Neele purchased this cottage in 2003
Why Emma Mier Neele chose La Vera
We immediately fell in love with the stunning location of this property. The amazing view of the Gredos mountain range provides daily inspiration!
We love the fact that we can take a walk right from our doorstep and get to experience living so close to Nature. Our local village provides many things that we like, amazing architecture, wonderful local produce and a fantastic sense of community that we very much value.
What makes this cottage unique
The cottage is perfect for all those who enjoy living in Nature. There are great walks around and opportunities to see wild flowers and birds. The house is very private and feels very homely.
(17 traveller reviews)
Perfect little hideaway. Very comfortable and full of quirky little touches. Fantastic views with great walks nearby. Welcome hamper was a real treat with homemade jams and bread.
Tranquility at De La Cava
Our stay at the casita De La Cava was very enjoyable.
The hosts, Emma and Cesar, are close at hand, but left us to make ourselves at home in the comfortable, well-equipped stone cottage.
Their dog, Mia, greeted us at our front door most mornings, and she loved to accompany us on our long walks along the lanes and the little river and through the woodland that surrounds the cottage.
The view of the Gredos mountains from the vine-covered patio provides peaceful entertainment as the lights and shadows change throughout the day. The small orchard attracts a variety of birds and the figs are yummy!
Villanueva de la Vera is a charming village with a good selection of bars and restaurants with friendly staff.
The main road gives access to several other local villages nestled in the foothills of the Gredos range, and there are many interesting and historic towns within a two-hour drive.
Our holiday was a great get-away break.
Charming and quaint while providing all the requisite amenities
A wonderfully unique holiday experience. The view from the terrace where we ate our meals was positively stunning. Emma and Cesar were warm, friendly and informative without being intrusive. Delacava is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility. We absolutely loved it and would certainly recommend it.
The perfect get away!
Our week at DeLaCava exceeded our expectations! The wonderful views of mountains and countryside is the perfect escape from city life, and nestled in the perfect location, the cottage offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The surrounding area is perfect for hiking! You can follow trails up the mountains to find beautiful clear water pools, or you can find similar pools in Villanueva de la Vera. If you like the outdoors then this is definitely for you! Thank you Emma and Cesar for everything, we hope to come back soon!
A terrace with a view - a cottage with charm
We stayed for a week this August (2016), whilst Emma & Cesar were doing a house-swap in the UK. You take a punt on these things -- booking a cottage online in a part of Spain you've never been to! -- but De la Cava exceeded all expectations. It was a lovely spot to enjoy the best that the La Vera region, in northern Extremadura, has to offer. And there is plenty to see and experience: great hiking in the Sierra de Gredos, pottering about medieval mountain villages, lazing on the lovely terrace with a glass of iced Vermouth with Mia the dog as company, and plunging into rock pools near the wild-west-named village of El Raso. One piece of advice: it's best not to rent a small car - the bumpy 2-3km track leading up to the property is not for economy models (as we found out). The old cottage is quite small but it has everything you'd need. And the pottery, made by the owners, is fabulous! We loved our stay there.
If I could give 6 stars I would, this delightful cottage is set in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain with views from the terrace of rolling hillsides on one side and of the majestic Gredos Mountains to the rear, The outside terrace is perfect for al fresco dining or for just reading a book and enjoying a glass of wine. The casita is beautiful and perfect for two, particularly if you want to get away from it all. The inside has been beautifully renovated by the owners with lovely quirky touches which add to its charm and everything you would need is provided including a small welcome pack of groceries on arrival, Emma and Cesar are gracious hosts and nothing is too much trouble. We had a wonderful couple of weeks and will certainly be returning in the future.
From the Owner
“We immediately fell in love with the stunning location of this property. The amazing view of the Gredos mountain range provides daily inspiration! We love the fact that we can take a walk right from our doorstep and get to experience living so close to Nature. Our local village provides many things that we like, amazing architecture, wonderful local produce and a fantastic sense of community that we very much value.”
Activity and Interests
Nearest airport is Madrid (200kms/2hrs journey time).
Nearest village is Villanueva de La Vera (5kms).
Car is essential.
Once booking is confirmed, we send a detailed map of how to get to the cottage.
There is 2.5 kms of hard sandy track to get to the cottage . This is a wide service road to many farms and it is kept in good drivable condition for all types of vehicles at all times.
GPS : 40º06'35.1"N 5º26'50.1"W
(Please note: Not all Sat Navs will identify the Non tarmac road!!)
Further Location Details:
Interesting cultural visits include The Yuste Monastery and Palace built by CharlesV ,the Basilica of Guadalupe (home to one of Spains Black virgins) and heritage cities of Trujillo and Plasencia. These can all be visited as day trips from the cottage. Horse riding and kayaking are available nearby, also wonderful walking including some lovely circular walks from the cottage. Our lively village has good local shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants,a 24hr medical centre, WIFI connection from the library, a working olive oil mill and a fantastic cheese factory.Cooks and food enthusiasts should not leave without buying a tin or two of smokey paprika the local speciality that has been produced in the area for centuries!
Special interest holidays:
We have a ceramics studio also in the finca. There is a small gallery and shop and we welcome guests to come down and have a browse or/and a cup of tea! Ceramic Courses are available please contact us for further details.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Spring / Summer 2017
12 Mar 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn / Winter 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To secure bookings we ask for a deposit that can be paid into a UK account.
Further details given on application.
Notes on prices:
All rentals include a breakfast basket of homemade bread and preserves, farm eggs and local produce.
Also available for short term lets but minimum stay is two nights.
** Special discounted nightly rates for stays over 7 nights- please contact us for details**
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
From the Owner
“The cottage is perfect for all those who enjoy living in Nature. There are great walks around and opportunities to see wild flowers and birds. The house is very private and feels very homely.”
- Away From It All
- Ceiling Fans
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library ...
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower
- Bathroom has a full length bath/shower. plenty of hot water. Outdoor Garden shower is cold water only!
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- The cottage is open plan with a main sleeping/living area and separate kitchen and bathroom. The bedroom has a king size bed with feather filled pillows. Fibre filled pillows and duvet available on demand. A travel cot is available for babies.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- All firewood is included in the rental price. Guests are kindly requested not to smoke inside the cottage. Dogs welcome but please note there are other farmers dogs and cats around. There is a small barbecue and charcoal available. Bathroom and swimming towels and all bed linen are included in the rental. Cot linen can also be provided. We are very happy to do laundry for our guests free of charge. A similar property is available for rent in this location when our cottage is not available. Find us on this site as Delacava pottery studio.