Really spacious barn, just for 2. Set in its own private grounds, stunning views
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About Pippa Sharman
We love living in Extremadura enjoying the country life and exploring all the fascinating places near the finca. Pippa is from an arts background, for many years involved in interior design projects, Manfred has owned restaurants and tourist related businesses in Austria, Portugal and Spain.
Pippa Sharman purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Pippa Sharman chose Albalá
Finca al-manzil is well known as a great place to stay in stunning countryside, tranquility and a unique style, either at the cortijo for 6 or the barn for 2. It's a country estate with horses, extensive woodlands, mountain peaks, you are free to roam on the footpaths or the wonderful walk up to Montanchez. We are in a little world of our own.
What makes this Cottage unique
Tranquility in a healthy environment, pure air and mountain water. Comfortable houses with unique decoration, not typical tourist villas. Personal attention and advice about what to do and see.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
dogs are charged 30 euros per week
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We absolutely loved the barn!
The barn is really beautifully designed for two with masses of airy space inside and a lovely covered porch where we spent a lot of time watching the birds in the meadow and in the copse of old holm oaks. Really comfortable and stylish with good quality furnishings and design features, two amazing old harrows hanging on the wall, very impressive. Besides lounging around the finca we explored the super scenery and visited all the historical towns within 30 minutes drive. Had some memorable food and wine and met some super friendly people. We have booked already for next spring.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review, much appreciated, see you next year!
Loved the barn, so peaceful, such a perfect spacious retreat for us.
Wir wohnten im August 2019 3 Wochen in der Scheune. Sehr liebevoll umgebautes und eingerichtetes Objekt in wunderschöner, ruhiger Umgebung. Idealer Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen, ebenso für Ausflüge in die schönsten Städte der Extremadura. Pippa und Manfred sind sehr freundliche und umsichtige Gastgeber. Herzlichen Dank für die nette Aufnahme in der Scheune.
Please note that the map reference is incorrect, the finca is not in Albala the village but on a camino called Albalá del Caudillo near Arroyomolinos, the directions below are how to reach the finca.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM MADRID TO FINCA AL-MANZIL
The first destination place names are Valencia and Córdoba. Follow these signs initially, but more importantly you are looking for the road numbers R5 and then the A5 which appear below the destination place names. Follow these road numbers heading South. Eventually the A5 becomes the E90 .
The first destination place name on the E90 is Badajoz and then eventually Cáceres. Drive until Trujillo.
Do not exit at Trujillo but continue until next exit to La Cumbre. Drive until you reach the village of La Cumbre and follow signs for Montanchez to right, continue for 20 kms until the roundabout at Torre Santa Maria, a busy junction, cross straight over towards Montanchez .
(Unless you wish to stop at the Le Clerc supermarket in Trujillo for food shopping, in this case take exit for Trujillo and after shopping follow signs for Caceres through the town, just before leaving the town there is a sign for Montanchez on the left, take this and continue for 30 kms until Torre Santa Maria, then follow the next directions)
At Torre Santa Maria follow signs for Montanchez until next roundabout with a bar called Parador de Padriño, follow signs for Merida and Alcuescar down hill, NOT Montanchez which is uphill.
After 2kms take the left turning to Arroyomolinos at the crossing with Albala.
Continue for 1km until you see the sign for Finca al-manzil on the left, an unmade camino.
Finca al-manzil barn is next house on right and Finca al-manzil cortijo is the next gate on right
Please try to call me by telephone when you are on your journey so that I can arrange to meet you on arrival with keys and instructions etc. Tel. no. 670743296
GOOGLE MAP REF for Finca al-manzil +39° 12' 27.54", -6° 10' 20.90"
CHECK IN – AFTER 16.00
CHECK OUT - BEFORE 11.00
N.B. REMEMBER TO DO SOME SHOPPING ON THE WAY, THERE IS A LARGE LE CLERC SUPERMARKET IN TRUJILLO. OUR LOCAL SHOPS ARE CLOSED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND ALL SHOPS ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.