Charming Cottage + Incredible view

House - Entire home/apt · Villanueva de la Vera, Extremadura 10470, Spain

The Space

Remote, stunning, almost off-grid our propery is a charming stone cottage, a sweet simple hideaway for 2. The house is totally detached with a big shady grapevine covered patio at the front which lets you enjoy a truly breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains at every moment. At the back of the house two huge old fig trees are the perfect spot for enjoying the afternoon sun.The cosy rustic interior has an open plan living/sleeping area with a comfy bed, a super efficient wood burner, lots of books, Dvd´s and stacks of information on what to see and do in the area... nature walks, where to find the shops, the best swimming spots, cultural visits...The Kitchen and bathroom are separate, simple and well-equipped. on arrival all our guests receive a basket with home made bread & preserves, local cheese and honey, farm eggs and any fruit in season...so the first days breakfast is all taken care of !! The house is 5 kms from Villanueva de La (email hidden)ly village wich has good services, a well preserved historic centre and an amazing waterfall!! To get to us there is a good bus service from Madrid or if you can, we recommend that you rent a little car so you can explore the area... Once you arrive you will be tempted to spend all day just on the patio, with views across the fig orchard to the snow-capped mountains beyond - listening to the birdsong, Reading, Painting, Dreaming...But you can also choose to take a stroll through wonderful oak and chesnut forests, view Incredible birds at Monfrague Natural Park, swim in the amazing river pools of deep clear mountain water, visit the magnificent city of Trujillo which is a short drive away or walk around the local villages wich have amazing adobe and chestnut wood framed houses... this is a true unexpected & surprising area of Extremadura...

Les Esperamos!!
We look foward to you visit!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $598 /week
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • We spent 3 days in the cottage. Everything was as good as we expected. The house is really cute and every single detail was well cared.

    The area is also wonderful, especially in this time of the year.
    Don't miss the opportunity to have breakfast on the patio, watch a movie at night (there are a lot), visit the town or walk around the cottage with Mia (the dog).

    Emma is really nice and helpful. Thanks for the basket and the red folder :) We will visit the ceramics studio next time.

    The only "bad thing" I could say is the road to get the house, that is not in very good conditions. But if you drive slowly, there is no problem. The house and the area greatly compensates it. I would highly recommend the stay in the cottage.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at Emma's place. It is indeed a charming cottage, with the most amazing views of the mountains. Delicious breakfast goodies were provided for us (including local cheese, home made jam and eggs from their hens!) and there are tons of information about the surroundings inside the cabin so you can plan your walks. (You don't need to go super far though, because the walk around the nearby river is amazing).

    The hosts are a couple of pottery artists with three daughters who live very near the cottage. They are very generous and helpful.

    If you are looking for a place not far from Madrid to disconnect, do some hiking or just relax, this is the perfect place.

    March 2014
  • El lugar es espectacular, muy agradable, perfecto para perderse y pasear por los bosques, desayunar con las vistas de la sierra. La casita está muy bien acondicionada, decorada con estilo rústico inglés, y la cesta del desayuno es deliciosa. Estuvimos muy cómodos y pudimos ver una película que llevábamos tiempo buscando, Pollock, y apareció en una estantería de la casa.

    March 2014
  • Una Casita encantadora, alejada del ruido y de la carretera, perfecta para descansar y recargar energía.
    Detalles como mantequilla, miel, naranjas y huevos a la llegada para el desayuno se agradecen mucho.
    Recomendable charlar con los propietarios sobre el taller de alfarería que hay a escasos metros de la casita y por supuesto llevarte una pieza de recuerdo!
    Amantes de cielos estrellados..paseos campestres y despertadores mudos...no dejéis de pasar un fin de semana aquí!!

    February 2014
  • Emma y Cesar son encantadores. Cuidaron cada detalle a nuestra llegada.

    Cuando vimos la casa y el lugar caímos totalmente rendidos al sito. Un lugar perfecto para perderse y disfrutar de la naturaleza.
    Volveremos seguro.

    January 2014
  • La casita es preciosa, el lugar, la amabilidad de Emma y César... un lugar perfecto para estar unos días en la naturaleza. Lo recomendamos!!

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • We had a great time at Emma's and Cesar's place. If you want to have a romantic getaway in the Spanish countryside it's just the perfect location. Waking up to the site of snow covered mountains and beautiful orange trees, with not a living soul around except for Sid and Fred (Emma's and Cesar's cute donkeys) was very inspiring. The cottage is super clean and has everything you need: a fantastic wood burner that heats the place up in a minute, a bathroom with a bathtub, a comfortable big bed and an efficient well stocked kitchen. Upon arrival we found a breakfast hamper filled with local and handmade goodies such as fresh bread, marmelade, cheese and eggs from their own chickens. We had a great lunch on the sunny terrace (even in December) and at night stargazing while enjoying a glass of cava was priceless. There's so much to see in the area, and in the cottage you'll find a lot of information and tips, including hand drawn maps of wonderful walks around the cottage. Emma and Cesar were very helpful and it was a great pleasure to meet them and see their amazing ceramic studio&work and their lovely home. We highly recommend this fantastic hideout as it's suitable for every season, and we will definitely come back soon to enjoy this hidden treasure! A&J

    December 2013
  • La casita es perfecta y es preciosa. Además está totalmente equipada y César y Emma se encargan de que no falte de nada. Las vistas a la sierra de Gredos son una pasada y el entorno es inigualable. Hay un río muy cerca con rutas muy chulas. Además la casa está muy cerca de Gredos lo que es genial para hacer escapadas a la Sierra. El pueblo de Villanueva de la Vera tiene mucho encanto, también muy recomendable.

    Emma y César son unos anfitriones magníficos. Te hacen sentir muy cómodo sin ser para nada molestos.

    Si buscas estar retirado, paz, tranquilidad y naturaleza para desconectar, te lo recomiendo totalmente. Porque vas a encontrar todo ésto, además con todas las comodidades que te ofrece la casa (baño nuevo, cama cómoda, tv, barbacoa) y un patio con vistas a la sierra inigualable.

    November 2013
  • Emma and Cesar's cottage was exactly what we were looking for and we are very happy to finally find the perfect getaway from Madrid (only two hours drive). The views are stunning especially the Gredos mountains at sunset. The stone Cottage is really nice and has every thing you need. Emma and Cesar are very welcoming and it was great to get to know them a little. we had a very good time and pretty sure we will be back soon.

    November 2013
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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. I found a studio and worked in London for a while earning extra income working for a Walking Holiday company leading walks all over Spain. Cesar, my husband and I met in London and then moved to Madrid where I carried on with my Ceramics, worked for an Spanish Interiors Magazine and taught Art & Crafts 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 and continue with our ceramics work. 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 our cottage 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!! Xx
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