Finca Acehuche is the venue for art courses as well as self catering accommodation. With fine views of the Sierra de Montanchez, Extremadura
SLEEPS 4-5 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
A secluded house set in a three acre olive grove. In the most
beautiful and culturally interesting part of Extremadura, one of
the least visited areas of traditional Spain.
The house is set in a walled three acre olive grove with shaded areas of cork and holm oak. The finca was chosen for its particularly fine views of the Sierra de Montánchez with its Moorish castle and Catholic abbey.
Surrounded by unspoilt scenery and wildlife, the landscape is both soft and rugged with dramatic granite boulders, grazing pasture and fincas growing olives, figs, citrus and grapes.
There is excellent walking and mountain biking from the front door, along a network of paths and caminos. It is perfect for bird watchers with vultures, eagles, bee eaters and golden orioles (see link below). Or simply relax in the sun or on the large covered terrace with a sofa and hammocks.
The house is reached by a l km rural track (camino) which should be driven slowly as it is narrow and rough in places.
Inside there is an attractive living/dining room with a well equipped kitchen area. A log burning stove heats the house during cooler months. French doors lead onto the large covered terrace with lovely views of the sierra and a table and chairs for alfresco dining.
Casa apartado en olivar de 1.5ha, muy buena vista hacia la Sierra de Montanchez y su castillo arabe y abadia catolica. Observacion de las aves es excelente, tambien se puede cambiar por un red de senderos y caminos. O relajate bajo el sol, o en el porche con sus hamacas, su gran sofa, mesa - un espacio muy comfortable.
The small hilltop town of Montánchez (pictured) is approx a ten minute drive. Well known for its specialist shops selling jamon (cured pork), it has a weekly Saturday market with general shops, banks, cafes and bars.
Swimming: We have chosen not to create a pool at Finca Acehuche. We swim in the excellent large public swimming pools in Montanchez (approx 10 min drive) or Alcuescar (approx 5 min drive) both with an adult and toddlers pool as well as a shaded bar for drinks and snacks, open mid June - early September. Or we go to a large swimming lake Embalse de Prosepina (pictured) with outside bars on the way to Merida (approx 25 min drive), open all year!
Embalse de Prosepina
Montanchez (dibujado) esta a 10 minutos en coche. Trujillo, Caceres y Merida a 30 minutos.
Finca Acehuche is at the centre of a cultural triangle of TRUJILLO, MERIDA and CACERES, each about a 30 minute drive:
"We had a fantastic holiday, weather was great, we had lots of great walks and saw lots of wildlife. A perfect retreat for us and hope to return soon." Phil and Sandra
"We stayed in a lovely 'Finca' just outside Montanchez, south of Trujillo, the accommodation was accessed up a 1 km track in a totally quiet and secluded situation among old Olive Groves and Vineyards. Wildlife abounded there and while sat on the terrace in the evening, relaxing or eating dinner with a very nice bottle of the local wine, Hoopoes, Bee Eaters and Woodchat Shrikes among many others were regular visitors. It was an idyllic location and one which is highly recommended." Steve Wilce - bird photographs May 2013