About this listing
This beautifully restored medieval house is all for you, no matter if you are a group of 2 or 6. Located in the old quarter, by the impressive castle walls of this real Spanish town, steeped in history and offering huge views.
A perfect hideaway...
The house sleeps maximum 6 people (2 double bedrooms and 2 single sofa beds)
There is one ground floor bathroom and the kitchen is fully furnished with gas oven, hob and fridge. A kitchen table seats 4 but there is also a patio table which seats 6-8 people comfortably.
In summer months, the upstairs bedroom has air-conditioning, the rest of the house stays cool due to foot-thick stone walls and the fact that the house is built into the hillside. In winter there is a log-fired stove, portable heating, bathroom radiator and all the beds have electric blankets.
Interaction with Guests
We will meet you and show you the house then leave you with the keys. We live nearby and are contactable by mobile for any problems you may have.
The house is in the old quarter, only metres away from the impressive castle walls of Alburquerque, a true Spanish town in the province of Badajoz, steeped in history and offering huge views. This is the place to visit if you love traditional town and country life, castles, festivals or just chilling out.
Discover abundant wildlife and lose yourself wandering along ancient tracks. Take in historic monuments and enjoy great food at many local traditional establishments both in Spain and across the border in the gorgeous Alentejo region of Portugal, less than 30 km away. If you're interested in ornithology, walking/ cycling, history, gastronomy and real Spain, come to Alburquerque!
There is an open air swimming pool in the town and a natural river pool in the nearby village of La Codosera.
The town can all be accessed on foot but you will need a car or bicycle to access sights out of the town like the natural swimming pool in La Codosera, the reservoir, world heritage sites of Marvao and Elvas. Good bus service to Badajoz.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the house, being centuries old, is built on several levels, has some low doorways and a fairly steep, narrow staircase. This may be an issue for people with limited mobility and is definitely not suitable for wheelchair users or young children.
Absolutely delightful little house in a fantastic (email hidden) is true, it really is tucked under the old castle. Great view from the garden looking up at the ruins and also across vast plains. Very friendly town and a shop keeper who laughed a lot when we were doing goat impressions in order to buy goats cheese ( our Spanish is non existent).
The beds are really comfy, the kitchen great to cook in and a lovely breeze goes through from the back to the front of the house if the bedroom and kitchen windows are left open. This was most welcome.
Martin and Rebecca were great, very helpful and dealt with our queries and changes in plans very gracefully. Definitely will be back!
Eine wunderschöne Wohnung! Sauber und vollständig eingerichtet, sodass es einem an nichts fehlt. Martin hat uns herzlich empfangen, viel auch zu Alburquerque und der Umgebung erzählt und war sehr hilfsbereit. Insgesamt 100% zu empfehlen!
Rebecca made us both feel really welcome and took the time to talk us through various places we could go within the local area for bird watching opportunities.
The accommodation had everything we could possibly need and was in a stunning location.
Freundlicher Empfang mit Rundgang und Erklärungen. Viele Prospekte und Infos zur Region. Retreat hat gute Ausstattung (Küche, TV, Bücher, Sonnenstühle etc.); vieles konnten wir in der kurzen Zeit gar nicht nutzen. Rebecca hat alles getan, um den Aufenthalt gut werden zu lassen.
We just spent one glorious week at Rebecca's lovely apartment and wish we could have stayed all month! Watching the sunset from atop the castle walls was such a beautiful experience. Rebecca and Martin welcomed us warmly and gave us plenty of tips for things to do in the area. From wine tasting in Portugal to afternoon swims in natural river pools, we filled each day to the fullest and ate lots of the local specialties (particularly the Jamón Ibérico bellota the area is famous for)! The home was comfortable and spacious with a lovely terrace and the locals friendly and welcoming. Alburquerque will be a highlight of our trip for sure. Thank you Rebecca and Martin!
Personally welcomed by our host and made to feel most welcome.
A property within the outer wall of the historic castle previously held by Spanish and Portugese and Moorish invaders. tastefully modernised in the Moorish style. Lacking nothing.
La casa es muy agradable, está decorada con muchos detalles y el anfitrión se preocupa de llenarla de flores silvestres. Tiene una colección muy completa de información sobre las actividades que pueden hacerse por la zona. Se corresponde perfectamente con la información que se obtiene al hacer la reserva. Nuestra estancia fue muy satisfactoria.
About the Host, Rebecca
I'm English but now live in the countryside near Alburquerque. I work as an English teacher in a private university and in a language school in Badajoz. I love nature, cooking and walking.
Soy de Inglaterra pero ahora vivo en el campo cerca de Alburquerque, Extremadura. Trabajo como profesora de inglés en una universidad privada y en una academia de idiomas en Badajoz. Me encanta la naturaleza, cocinar y el senderismo.