Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Beautiful Moorish Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

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 4-6 but there is also a patio table which seats 8-10 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, electric radiators, bathroom radiator and all the beds have electric blankets.

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.

Please note that the house, being centuries old, is built on several levels, has some low doorways and a very steep, narrow staircase. This may be an issue for people with limited mobility and is definitely not suitable for wheelchair users or young children.

More Details


Alburquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

50% Complete
50% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Moorish Retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Preciosa y acogedora.

  • 4 of 5

El enclave espectacular

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Ziemlich nah am Traumurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Beschreibung war sehr passend und trotzdem wirkt die Atmosphäre erst dann, wenn man dort ist ;-) Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen, Martin ist ein wunderbarer Gastgeber. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Es ist genau die richtige Ausgangslage um das Städtchen mit all seinen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Kneipen fußläufig zu erkunden, aber auch, um mit dem Auto einige Höhepunkte der Extremadura kennenzulernen. Für alle reichte leider die Zeit nicht.

Sehr erwähnenswert ist aus unserer Sicht noch die gute Ausstattung mit Info-Material, besonders den Wanderrouten für den nordöstlichen Teil.

Wir können gern weiterempfehlen!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and for being such wonderful guests! :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties