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Magnificent Andalusian style country house with large pool and stunning views

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
8
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

El Gordo House Rental Photos and Description

3 Independent houses within estate with total of 9 double bedrooms sleeping 18

This Andalusian-style cortijo, set on a large private property of olive groves on rolling hills at an hour and a half from Madrid, is composed of 3 independent houses that can sleep 18 people. Casa Marrón on its ground floor has a large living-dining room with a woodstove, a dining table for 18, and an open kitchen, and a bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor are another 3 double bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a small sitting room. Casa Azul has a living-dining room with an open kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all on the ground floor. Casa Verde has its entrance at the top of a flight of stairs, and has a living-dining room with open kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Around and between the houses are several picturesque patios, with garden furniture, a barbecue and a playground. On the edge of the cortijo confines, with impressive views of the olive groves and the different mountain chains on the horizon, are a 25 m. long swimming-pool with a separate children's pool, a basketball court and a soccer field.

The area is ideal for long biking tours, and several bikes are available for our guests. Breakfast and other meals can be served upon request by the caretakers of the property.

The cortijo is at 3 km. from the village of La Calzada de Oropesa, where basic supplies can be found. Larger shops, restaurants etc. can be found at nearby Oropesa de Toledo and Navalmoral de la Mata, just across the border with Extremadura.

The surrounding landscape is very varried and attracts many bird species, with the endless Extremadura plains with olive groves and the typical holm oaks set against several mountain chains, from the Montes de Toledo and the Sierra de Guadalupe on the south to the Sierra de Gredos in the north. It is an ideal area for long biking or horseback riding tours. At about 5 km. is the beautiful lake Valdecañas in the Tage river, and the Isla de Valdecañas golf resort, with a beautiful 18 hole golf course and many other sports activities offered.

The cortijo is also well situated for exploring the cultural wealth of the region, such as the monumental towns of Oropesa with its Parador-Castle, Trujillo with its conquistar palaces, the Guadalajara monastery, The city of Cáceres, declared World Heritage site by the UNESCO, and the Yuste Monastery, where Emperor Charles V spent his last years. There are also several areas of great nature interest, such as the Monfragüe National Park and the Sierra de Gredos.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Viveca
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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What makes this house unique

A spacious and charming property offering many family-oriented activities, in a stunning landscape and only an hour and a half from Madrid.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Andalusian style country house with large pool and stunning views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

Cortijo para relax

  • 4 of 5

Todo genial. Son varias casas dentro del mismo recinto. Quizás le falte un salón mas grande interior (nosotros éramos 20 con niños), pero en el patio exterior entrabamos bien.

Para desconectar.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Imposible mejor fin de semana

  • 5 of 5

estuvimos pasando un fin de semana con 12 amigos. Nos alojamos en las casas marrón y verde. Son increíbles las dos, al igual que todo el cortijo con sus zonas comunes. El salón y comedor perfecto para el número de personas que éramos, las habitaciones amplias y muy cómodas las camas. Tanto Viveca, la persona que nos facilitó todos los trámites, como Alfonso, el guardés perfectos en sus atenciones.

Sin duda recomendaría esta casa. Tanto es así que repetimos para fin de año!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Total Relax

  • 5 of 5

We were 16 people and really enjoyed the stay. The place is amazing, completely lost in the countryside surronded by 1.000 olive tres. There were three separated houses so it is perfect for a large group looking also to keep some independence. The service was great and the owner very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

As a venue for a family holiday, this place will take a lot of beating. It is located some way off the main road (2 miles) but its location is magnificent, with views over olive trees and an uninhabited plain stretching to the horizon. Our 2 houses were in excellent condition and were fully stocked with every household utensil. TV/video is also available.

The facilities for children were second to none - good pool (with separate paddling area + plenty of pool toys), a halfsize football pitch, a netball court, roller skates, many bicycles, 2 tree houses. There are good walks to be had in every direction.

The nearest town, Oropesa, is 5/6 miles away and has a good supermarket, one excellent restaurant and some others in the main square, a Parador (within the castle, which is open to the public) and 2 well stocked pharmacies. For those wishing to take a day out, there is the monastery at Guadeloupe and a beautiful church at Caceres, both about 60 miles away.

No visit report of this place is complete without mention of the owner who lives part of the year in the main house. She could not have been more welcoming and helpful. She speaks excellent English and chooses just the right amount of time to be ' visible ' to us. Employed on the property is a Bolivian family who act as caretakers when the owner is away. They were invaluable, advising us on all our queries, repairing a shower that acted up temporarily, producing barbecues, ensuring the pool and surrounding areas were always clean, stocked with drinking water etc.

This property has not only my wholehearted recommendation but that of all our 7 grandchildren. Getting there ? Some of us drove from UK (very straightforward), others flew to Madrid and hired a car. The journey from there is approx. 2 hours, travelling south-west.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Espectacular fin de semana con amigos y niños

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos 18 personas en total entre padres y niños, alquilamos las 3 casas disponibles en la que se puede ver que están decoradas y distribuidas con lujo de detalles, camas cómodas, útiles de cocina para cualquier ocasión, hay mucho espacio en la finca para los niños y cada momento tiene un rincon en el cortijo para los adultos.

Paraje natural preciso que invita a caminar, a jugar al football, al baloncesto, el guardes, Alfonso como Viveca hicieron que nuestra experiencia fuese maravillosa, tanto fue así que volveremos a repetir.

Totalmente recomendable

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Splendide maison au milieu des champs d'oliviers. Le calme garanti. Maison de trés grande qualité bien équipée et à 3km de autoroute ce qui permet la découverte de la région.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vous êtes très gentil! C'était un vrai plaisire vous recevoir dans notre maison. Merci pour tout et à bientôt!
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Calzada de Oropesa
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Isla de Valdecañas Resort
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Oropesa de Toledo
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A5 / N-V
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Lagartera
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

El Gordo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Invierno 2015-2016
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$331
$1,600
$4,267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$320
$1,920
$5,760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $373

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

El Gordo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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