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Secluded Finca With Private Swimming Pool, Terraces And Magnificent Views

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.

Registration Number : HUTTE-002880DC:29

About Us

David Foden
3 Latimer Road
RG41 2XX Wokingham
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:
2 October, 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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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Reus, Castellon, Barcelona, Valencia
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Benifallet
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Santander, Bilboa
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Bonmont, Costa Daurada
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Altea or Tortosa
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Benifallet
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Andora and Lleida
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
El Perrello, L’Ametlla, L’Ampolla & Ebro Delta
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches of El Perrello, L’Ametlla and L’Ampolla are around 25-35 min away by car and are much quieter than the larger beaches of Cambrils and Salou around 60 min drive. Salou is the nearest commercialized beach on the Costa Dorada with PortAventura amusement and water park on its doorstep.

Travel:

Nearest airport, Reus 1 hour drive away, scheduled flights by Ryanair, charters by Thomson’s and First Choice at peak season. Barcelona and Valencia airports are, about 2.15 hour’s drive and serviced by most major airlines plus Easyjet and Ryanair. Brittany Ferries operate 1 or 2 night services Portsmouth/Plymouth - Bilbao/Santander drive time from the ports is around 5-6 hrs, roads are generally very good. Alternative, Euro Tunnel or ferries to Calais, drive time is around 21hrs through France.

Distances:

The nearest Village is Benifallet 2.5km away with supermarkets, butchers, fruiters, bakers, bank and a selection of restaurants and bars. 14 km is the much larger Riverside Town of Tortosa with its train station and a good selection of stores, supermarkets, and an indoor fruit, meat and fish market that worth a visit. 25-30 minutes’ drive is the un-spoilt fishing village of L'Ametlla De Mar, with its seafood restaurants and local bars.

Further Details:

El Figueral is a quiet rural property within easy reach of the beaches and fishing villages of the Costa Dorado, Terra Alter for wine, private fishing for Catfish and carp and provides luxury accommodation. For the energetic there is cycling, golf, walking, kayaking, exploring and more. It is surrounded by history and for those who want to enjoy the sun, Mediterranean smells, food and wine of real Spain this is an ideal location. Our keholders can advise on all things relating to your stay and even direct you to restaurants you would normally need a compass and map to find but serve amazing Spanish or international menus.

The property is positioned on the remains of an old Farm house dating back around 300 years and enduring the odd fire and being a forward look out post for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil war. Opposing armies camped on either side of the Rio Ebro during the "Batalla del Ebro" indeed; the masia suffered damage from artillery fire. Thankfully it is now repaired and with a few modern necessities like mains electricity, water and swimming pool! If you are interested in the history of the civil war visit the historical town of Amposta 40 min drive away as it was the centre of the battle.

15 min drive is Miravet, with buildings rising from the river it is one of the most picturesque villages of the region, with a long history and art heritage: the Majestic Templar Castle, the Old Church, watermill, shipyard, pottery and one of the last fluvial ferries the "Paso de la Barca". The ferry crosses the river using only the rivers current. Enjoy wine?, The Terra Alta, a most picturesque area’s produces strong full-bodied white and full-bodied reds using Macola, Garnatxa Negra and Gartnaxa peluda grapes. Visit the beautiful "wine cathedral" of Pinell de Brai, Cèsar Martinell’s most beautiful modernist cooperative building. This is the area were Picasso started out on one of his most fruitful stages, cubism, in the village of Horta de Sant Jo

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Benifallet in La Ribera d'Ebre

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

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  • 5 of 5

From our warm welcome from David and Angeles we knew we had found a special place. The villa is stunning and the surrounding area is so beautiful. Our thanks to Eloi for his help and attention during our visit. The visit to the Marvellous Caves is exceptional. We were lucky in that we were the only group visiting on the morning we went and it is an incredible experience. Sadly we didn't get the trip on the river as the boat was only running at weekends. The kayaking on the river gave our son a lot of pleasure and trying to photograph the numerous herons and kingfishers gave us a lot of pleasure. We even got to see the hoopoes which we don't have in England. The shops and baker in Benifallet were very good - the bread was delicious. Nearby Tortosa had the bigger supermarkets if you wanted them. Quite simply, in many years of villa holidays in different countries, El Figueral is top of our list. Thank you David and Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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A beautiful peaceful place to stay with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous location. Well equipped plenty of space good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Amazing place. Large and spacious rooms and bathrooms to die for.

  • 5 of 5

super holiday would definitely come back again. So relaxing and chilled. Loved the fact the sunbeds were still free at 10.00 am. The village had everything u need but we drove the the big supermarket to stock up. But drove to village everyday for fresh bread.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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We were blown away by the property. It's a truly breath taking location and a stunning villa.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa in August with another family and we were all completely blown away by both the location and the villa itself. It truly felt like a bit of luxury and I dont think I could ever take enough photos to do it justice! The view is breathtaking and the house, pool and gardens make the most of it. The house felt like a home and we spent many lovely hours by the pool, and fishing nearby. We had 4 young children with us and they especially enjoyed the pool and walking down to the river, to fish.

David and Angeles were perfect hosts, answering many random questions and kindly booking tables for us, when our Spanish let us down (!). We also can't speak highly enough of Eloi, the gentleman who looked after the house- he was also extremely helpful and accommodating, booking our kayaking trip for us.

We had a wonderful week, in a very special location and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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A fine property in a beautiful and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

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
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

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
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Benifallet, Terres de l'Ebre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New year
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 4 nights
From
£285
 
 
Low 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Mid1 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,010
for 7 nights
£2,010
 
 
High 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
Mid2 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£720
for 2 nights
From
£285
 

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0.41 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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