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Secluded Finca With Private Swimming Pool, Terraces And Magnificent Views

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
farmhouse
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Finca located on Spain's River Ebro - Quiet and relaxing rural location

Situated 30 minutes from the beaches of the Costa Dorada upstream from the Ebro Delta is El Figueral perched high up in the valley overlooking the river. In 2005 we started converting the original house, retaining much of its old charm while modernising and expanding the living area with open plan living space. This is the “real Spain” away from the high rises and crowded beaches of the Costa’s, where you can sample Spanish hospitality and cuisine at its best. If you move away from the pool and don’t go to the beach the surrounding area is ideal for rambling, golf, cycling, bird watching and fishing (we have our own private access to the river). Visit the local caves, take a boat trip, kayak down the river from Mirovet, or chill out in one of the many bars or restaurants in the riverside village of Benifallet. Either we, David and Angeles or Eloi will be there to meet you and introduce you to El Figuerals amenities and will be on hand with help and advice throughout you stay.

David Foden
3 Latimer Road
RG41 2XX Wokingham Berkshire United Kingdom
Coldmoor ltd, 7340760
Registered Office: 122A Nelson Road , Whitton, Twickenham, Middx TW2 7AY
VAT Reg No203485920

Owner
David and Angeles
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2017

About David and Angeles

My wife Angeles comes from Valencia and is a teacher of A level psychology, I run a radio communication company and have been in this industry since 1982. We Purchased the Finca El Figueral in 2004 and have transformed the original 902m farm house into its present 3002m open living accommodation that overlooks the stunning river Ebro valley for our family that consists of 5 boys. We spend our time between El Figueral and the UK. We love the local village life and the seclusion of El Figueral.

David and Angeles purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why David and Angeles chose Baix Ebre

About El Figueral: Between 2003 and 2004 we were looking for a very unique rural property with access to the River Ebro to indulge my passion for fishing, what we found and fell in love with was El Figueral. An 80,000m2 finca on the banks of the River Ebro growing mandarins and peaches with an old 90m2 farmhouse on two floors. A farm house has stood on this location for over 400 years and provided front line accommodation with magnificent views for the International Brigade during the Spanish civil war! Intending to move to Spain we set about reconstructing the farmhouse retaining as much of its old charm as we could while adding some 210m2 of additional modern comfortable living space with pool and outside patios for us to enjoy the outside living that the Spanish climate affords

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love El Figuerals isolated location sitting high up looking down the steep sides Ebro valley. It’s close to the friendly riverside village of Benifallet with its typical Spanish bars and restaurants and is within easy reach of the many small fishing villages and beaches of the Costa Dorada to us it’s the best of both Spanish worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wilson, Leanne, Connor and Vincent: Date 14/04/14, Australia:

The Villa was brilliant and pool views amazing. Quiet and relaxing, but being geologists we found the location and property very interesting so made many walking excursions and the village restaurants did not disappoint either. Service from Juan and Vanina was excellent. Thanks for a great holiday and we will be recommending to our friends and family.



Sharon, Desmond and Alex: Date 02.06.14, UK:

Good Evening David and Angeles,

Just a line to say we had a fantastic time at your Summer Home in Benifallet.

Although remote we felt that this was the jewel in the crown and we had a perfect relaxing holiday.

The weather was lovely and we really enjoyed the kayaking and canoeing on the Ebre.

We toured caves, padi fields in the Delta and went go-karting in LLieda but to mention a few of our trips out.

Took your advice and restaurants were great!

We also found another remote+++ Restaurant; the next turn left on the main road after Carpe Diem, and 4 km down a windy road bingo - What a place!! Super food and service.

Juan(who loves English Tractor Magazines!) and Vanina were super and on call for our every need. The only call we had to make was to see if we could get hot water, totally our fault had we waited another few seconds the call would have been alleviated.

Mariana: Date: 11.04.12, UK: We are very happy with the service. Vanina and Juan were very, very good and very helpful all the time. We will definitely recommend to all our friends.

Bearelle: Date 01.09.12, Norway: The Holiday was very nice! A very beautiful house and nice pool. Very friendly people, Juan & Vanina. We had a splendid time in a very beautiful area. Thanks

Petra: Date 22.09.12, Finland: We loved the pool and the whole Finca. The holiday was absolutely brilliant for all of us and was very tranquil

JA Frantishe: Date 08.10.12, Holland: We had a great time at your beautiful house! Thanks for everything. Looking forward to coming back for a second time.
Feb 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

A fine property in a beautiful and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5
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El Figueral is well appointed and spacious inside, although we spent most of our time outside. It is high above the river with broad, sweeping views of the water and the agriculture on the other side. Very secluded and relaxing, with a great pool, and we were very well looked after by Eloi.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
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We had a lovely holiday. Incredibly peaceful, stunning position overlooking the river, lovely pool which was well taken care of daily. We canooed on the river, fished (didn't catch anything but then we are amateurs), went to the beach, cooked on the barbq, amongst other activities....and star gazed lying in the pitch black by the pool...shooting stars every night and millions of stars. Amazing. David and Angeles have a fab house and I would love one day to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Rural Spain at it's finest.

  • 5 of 5
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We were a family of 10 gathering to celebrate a significant birthday so expectations were high. The birthday girl's heart's desire was to laze by a pool in beautiful surrounding and this finca ticked all the boxes. The view from the pool area, high above the river, is truly spectacular, particularly at sunset. I photographed the view from every angle possible and have already framed photographs to remind me of happy times. It was also fascinating to look down at activity on and around the river through the binoculars which the owner has made available at the finca.

The property itself is very well equipped- we ate at home every evening as one of our number is an exceptional cook- fantastic paella, all the ingredients purchased at the local supermarket. Late night watching DVDS from a very well stocked library- Twelve Angry Men enjoyed by all. Shutters on all windows and guaranteed silence at night meant we all slept really well. Breakfast outside on a gorgeous patio after an early morning swim.

There are some lovely local beaches although we preferred to be poolside. Still playing ball at 9pm with the pool lit up as it got dark and the water like a warm bath.

We followed the recommendations of our host for some late lunches in the local village- Sunday's lunch started at 4pm. Great food, excellent value. Cava Thursday at another local restaurant was properly celebrated followed by a riverboat trip passing our ' home' looking spectacular from below.

We joined the party for a week only, the birthday girl and her husband were lucky enough to spend a fortnight and founds lots to explore in the area though if , like us, your main aim is to hunker down in a beautiful place, cook, eat delicious food, drink great wine, this property is perfect in every way. It helped of course that temperatures were in the 30s every day and not a cloud in the sky.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great property, with stunning views and beautiful location

  • 4 of 5
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Just back from spending 2 weeks in this lovely home. We were 2 families sharing and we had everything we needed, with plenty of space for everyone. This home was well equipped for a large family and we loved swimming in the pool with great views across the hills and river. So glad we opted for this property, and

Benigallet is a beautiful village. We sampled the hospitality in the Casel (great prices) enjoyed a 3 hour 'lunch' at a local restaurant recommended by David and Angela, which was great value at 12 euro's per head, and a lovely evening in Rosa Mari's. Everyone was so friendly and happy to help us translate in our broken Spanish. Nothing was too much trouble for Elio, who looked after the property and us. We will miss those stunning views

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

David & Angeles finca is the perfect place for great fishing, relaxing and enjoying "real Spain" way of life. The swimming pool's water is pure and soft. The villa is really very comfortable.

A dream... Our best summer break since many years.

Hughes & Colette

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Valencia
5

Espectacular

  • 5 of 5

Pasamos unos días mi mujer, yo, y unos amigos. El trato exquisito, la casa en perfectas condiciones, muy luminosa y con unas vistas sobre el rio Ebro espectaculares. Despertar en una casa como esta es un lujo. Además pudimos hacer algo de turismo rural, piragüismo y disfrutar de su gran piscina. Y no podemos olvidarnos de la pesca. Un sitio fantástico para disfrutar de este deporte.

Muy, muy, recomendable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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Location

Restaurant Xiringuito
"Cuisines:Spanish Javier and Angel will always look after guests of El Figueral. We often pop..."
Mas D'En Curto Restaurant
"This is a rural eating experience from a restaurant that also runs Spanish cooking courses. ..."
Carpe Diem
"Cuisines: Spanish One of our favourite restaurants located off the beaten track and surround..."
Braseria Rosa Mari
"Rosa Mari is a small village restaurant run by Rosa Mari, it has a charcoal grill, the meat ..."
La Terra Alta
El Priorat
Benifallet

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low1 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Mid1 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
£1,925
 
 
High 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,225
for 7 nights
£2,225
 
 
High 1
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
£1,925
 
 
Mid2 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£695
for 2 nights
From
£285
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Final cleaning £125
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
A final cleaning cost of £125.00. An additional £250 damage deposit will be required before key release. This will be returned within 14 days of check out subject to inspection.
Request prices: extra cleaning, linen, laundry, fishing: Licenses, Tackle, Guides, Boat


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday only during the peak season: Check in from 16.00hrs local time. Guests should vacate El Figueral by 10.00hrs on the Saturday of their departure. Outside of June 20th and September 5th contact us for check in and check out days.

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Benifallet in Terres de l'Ebre

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bedroom 2 on suite
    Family/Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located adjacent to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bedroom 4 on suite
  • Bathroom 1 Master on suite - shower enclosure, bath, twin basins, WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 On suite – walk in shower enclosure, basin, WC and bidet Bathroom 3 On Suite - WC, basin, bath/shower Shower room WC, basin, shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Full on suite, walk in wardrobe & door to private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On Suite walk in shower, double wardrobe, single wardrobe
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On suite bath/shower unit, double wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 wall mounted 92cm bunks (4 beds). Family/Shower room adj
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1:- Master Bedroom with on suite - king size bed, walk in wardrobe, private roof terrace. 2:- On suite, queen size bed & double wardrobe 3:- 2 wall folding bunk beds sleeps 4 singles + wardrobes 4:- On suite, 2 x single beds & double wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: El Figueral is approached by a single track road, from the gates the road climbs steeply up to the property where there is ample parking. The large fenced pool area overlooks a steep drop so while the property accommodates children parents should be aware and ensure appropriate supervision. We have 2 cots available at no additional cost, if required please request these when booking. The swimming pool is maintained throughout your stay and daily cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost. If guests want to fish a license is required, this can be pre-arrange, we can also provide tackle again at an additional cost please notify us at time of booking. Also during cooler periods wood can be provided for the wood fires, there is a small charge. We produce our own high quality olive oil that we invite you to try, if it’s to your liking you can purchase more from Juan or we can supply in the UK. Prices are available on request. Outside: El Figueral is situated within 80,000m2 of beautiful mountainous area of the lower River Ebro were we grow peaches, mandarins, cherries, pears and olives. The property extends to the River Ebro where we have two excellent fishing swims located on large eddies (max capacity 6). Guests are welcome to fish for the carp and large catfish that the Ebro is so famous for or meander around the property at their leisure. The large pool is open from may till October and the terrace has sun loungers and chairs. On the kitchen terrace there is a barbecue table and seating for 10 persons. Ample parking is available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, hand towels and bed linen all included. The beds are made up and the house is thoroughly cleaned ready for you arrive. Additional cleaning and change of linen is available on request at an additional charge. Other: Al fresco dining on shaded terrace overlooking the pool. Adjacent to kitchen with large table and 10 chairs, barbecue, 2nd terrace leading from dinning room with table and 4 chairs overlooking the pool.

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