Here you have the agro tourism and rural house LAS VIGAS, in Arico municipality, Tenerife (Canary Islands)
This is an ancient canarian house (built in the middle of XIX century) and that was repaired taking care with the style and kind of houses placed in that zone of the Southeast of Tenerife island. It was built with volcanic tuff, typical of this area and popularly called “JABLE” or “TOSCA”. In this procedure was respected the morphology and old materials of the hole building.
The house is located 650 m above sea level in the farming district of La Florida approximately 7 km from Las Eras and Los Roques beach away. The building with a farm and other constructions was forgotten during more than 40 years till in the year 2006 we decided to buy it and building our dream. The property has stone yards and “jable” holes that nowadays are becoming leisure and rest area.
The name of the house “Las Vigas” comes from the place where is it located as, after the canary islands conquest, it was full of forest whose wood was taken to do wooden beams for house building.
The rural house has all facilities and comfort for its correct development and it is recently certified as organic farming by the Canarian Government. Now we are cultivating vineyards, canarian fruit trees and olive trees. At the same time the house is connected with the footpath of the area and we have created some itineraries related with water and “jable” culture (in the manor there is also an old neglected water gallery). Another advantage of the house are the wonderful sights of the Fasnia and Arico municipalities coast and the hole landscape surrounding.
The house is made up by the following accommodations:
- Ground floor: furnished kitchen (where in the past were a bedroom), living room (old hall), hall (old bedroom), a toilet and storehouse with washing machine (old donkey stall).
- First floor: two bedrooms and a bathroom (old granary). Over the kitchen roof is located the solarium- balcony.
The ground floor and all the rooms are located around the stone courtyard that was respected in all its original morphology. The old kitchen was also rebuilt and now is as a barbecue area at our guests disposal also in the courtyard with another solarium over stone floor and douche and a bunk.
Gardens have local flowers and plants (some of them only found in this place) as well as medical and aromatic plants.
During those first months we have decided make an special price for all our guests who decided to stay more than 3 consecutive days with us.
We will keep you informed of all activities in the surroundings of the house (popular feasts, trips, gastronomic offers…). If you wish, you will be able to participate in the agricultural work and the rebuilding of the farm too. As a mark up we have to tell you that the owner is a geographer, in legacy, environment and rural development expert, so the stay in the RURAL HOUSE LAS VIGAS could be a good opportunity to met the legacy and nature of the island.
We had a great time in our house and on the island. Beautiful views and a great sky! It was a quiet area so that we could relax during our stay. Pedro was a wonderful host and gave us a lot information about the island. If you are looking for your own beautiful castle you should book this wonderful place.