Montánchez Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Total tranquility in world of its own with a wonderful traditional atmosphere
Finca al-manzil is in the magical Sierra de Montanchez, Extremadura, a wonderful part of Spain with plenty to see and do. This is a unique property full of character, please see reviews. A perfect summer holiday, spring break or winter retreat for families, friends or couples. The CORTIJO for 2 -6 people OR Romantic BARN just for 2. Both houses are in their own walled grounds and have total privacy. There are lovely views from both houses, over the olive groves or up to the spectacular peaks of the sierra. Decorated with great care, a mixture of simple, good quality design with antique and ethnic furnishing, plenty of books for a good read on the patios and terraces. Bedrooms all en-suite, one with roof terrace, perfect for sunny breakfasts or star gazing. The swimming pool is situated in a natural curve of the mountains, surrounded by trees and shrubs, it has a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere with stunning views of mountains and olive groves.
Walk directly into the Sierra on ancient Moorish paths, nature is a delight at any season especially Bird Watching with many rare species on the finca including an eagle owl. The walk to our local village of Montanchez takes 40 mins on a delightful path through the natural scenery of the sierra.
There is also a great 3 hour walk up the watermill gorge, over the mountain and into Montanchez. There are 4 World Heritage towns within 40kms: Caceres, Trujillo, Guadalupe and Merida, fascinating to explore, great night life and shopping. Horse riding, biking, and hiking from the finca. Welcome to join in the local farming activities & fiestas or a fun cooking morning.
Cooking holiday: We run an interesting creative cooking holiday at Finca al-manzil several times a year. Please contact Pippa.
Details for THE CORTIJO FARMHOUSE 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Pippa Sharman
Pippa is English, Manfred is Austrian. Have lived in Portugal and Spain for over 20 years. After a huge project of renovating a group of watermills in the Alentejo Portugal and creating the famed Moinhos de Madragoa they moved to Spain and bought the extensive finca on the slopes of the Sierra de Montanchez. It was a labour of love to build and renovate the two houses on the finca, the cortijo and the barn. Pippa comes from an arts background and has worked in England, Portugal and Spain as an interior designer, Manfred ran many successful restaurants in Austria and Portugal...both experiences have been useful in creating Finca al-manzil.
Pippa Sharman purchased this farmhouse in 2000
Why Pippa Sharman chose Montánchez
Totally fell in love with the view of the mountain peaks and the sense of tranquillity.
What makes this farmhouse unique
A place that feels quite secluded, wrapped in tranquility but is quite close to local villages and the 30 min. drive into three large towns, all of which are amazingly interesting historically as well as having some good shops, restaurants and bars. Also the friendly local people who made us so welcome in their community.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We drove from Santander to Extremadura and stayed at the cortijo of Finca al-manzil for 2 weeks. It was an adventure,we didn't know what to expect despite the beautiful web site for Finca al-manzil. It was all that we could possibly dream of. The cortijo is a beautiful building in a stunning situation. Interior decoration is unique and feels like a real home. We had great fun with the extensive library and dvds. Pool is divine! We will be back.