sleeps 4-5 : 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
A secluded house set in a three acre olive grove with excellent bird watching and walking. In the most beautiful and culturally interesting part of Extremadura.
Unspoilt and peaceful, Finca Acehuche is an ideal setting for bird watching, walking or simply relaxing. It is at the centre of the cultural triangle of the historic towns of Trujillo, Cáceres and Merida.
The house has been sympathetically built and furnished. Traditional locally made chestnut french doors and windows with internal shutters and tiled floors create a simple and stylish interior. Each room has rugs and original paintings by Noelle or collected whilst travelling in India.
Solar panels provide electricity powering an A++ energy efficient larder fridge, CD/radio, lighting, fans, washing machine (cold wash) etc. The walls and roof are well insulated, the house is designed to keep cool and shaded in the summer and capture passive solar heat and remain warm in the winter.
It has a large, south-east facing, covered terrace with views of the Sierra de Montánchez to the front. Perfect to enjoy the morning sun or the afternoon shade. There is a table and chairs for eating, as well as a sofa and hammocks to relax enjoying the views or watching the moon rise over the Sierra. At the back of the house is a small patio with a table and chairs, to enjoy sun and shade at different times of the day.
ACCESS : The house is reached by a l.3 km rural track which is narrow and rough in places. It is fine for most cars (except low slung cars) and needs to be driven slowly. The house is at the end of the track and private.
Living room with a sofa and chairs, radio/CD player, a selection of music and books. Dining table and chairs to seat six. Woodburning stove for the cooler months. Kitchen area with belfast sink, cooker, washing machine, larder fridge.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and french windows opening onto the covered terrace at the front of the house, with cooling fan in summer. Ensuite Bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed and window opening to the back of the house, with cooling fan in summer. Ensuite bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC.
Covered front terrace with table and chairs to seat six, sofa and in summer a hammock. Back patio with table and chairs to seat two.
There is no TV or internet, however there are mobile phone signals and local bars have Wifi.
Duvets and pillows are provided with bed linen and towels.
Spring flowers at Finca Acehuche and view of Sierra de Montanchez
"We had a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing holiday. Finca Acehuche has an elegant simplicity and is well situated within an inspiring landscape. The geology feels ancient, with fascinating trackways and charming olive groves to explore. We were particularly impressed with the finca's 'off grid' systems which add to the 'getting away from it all' holiday experience and give a taste of self sufficiency.
Nearby Montanchez is an authentic and atmospheric town and Caceres a culturally vibrant, historic city. We would wholeheartedly recommend Finca Acehuche to anyone looking for an interesting and relaxing holiday in this beautiful and unspoilt part of Spain." T Parker
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the terrace was a cool haven to return to after a day sightseeing and birding on the plains. We found the information folder very useful, particularly regarding parking in Merida which was a lovely place full of history.
The terrace provided some wonderful experiences - sunrise from the hammock, breakfast al fresco, bird photography in the afternoon with some obliging performers, dinner in the evening, rounded off by the most amazing star show at night!" C & B Blake