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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Extremadura, Spain your home away from home

Extremadura is one of Spain’s last untouched regions. Located to the north of Andalucia, Extremadura is an amazing region with a truly unique culture, which has clear Portuguese influences, some of the finest Roman ruins in the whole of Spain and landscapes that will melt your heart. The region is a hidden treasure, and one which you feel guilty telling people about, but once you have taken self catering Extremadura accommodation once, you will return many, many times.

Shops and Things to do in Extremadura, Spain

It is hard to know where to start with shops and things to do in Extremadura, Spain. There are far too many historic sites of importance to mention in such a short guide to Extremadura, although the towns of Caceres and Merida cannot escape a mention. There are more than 50 megalithic monuments in Extremadura, as well as some of the most beautiful castles, synagogues and roman fountains that you could possibly imagine. An Extremadura villa really is a historian’s dream, but the sites are of such beauty and interest, anyone can get carried away, regardless of your historic interest, or lack thereof!

The countryside is stunningly beautiful, with absolutely no shortage of trails to walk and ride horses along. The Monfrague National Park is of special mention, found in the north of the region, and extremely worth exploring from any self catering holiday villa in Extremadura, Spain. The park is especially popular with bird watchers and nature lovers, with a huge range of bird species being spotted in the park, form stork to black vulture. Lynx are also spotted in the park as well as a great range of other creatures. There is limited access to some areas of the park, as conservation is key. The national parks of Sierra de San Pedro and Sierra San Mamede are more open to visitors, and equally wildlife rich.

Anyone with a love for food will be right in their element from Extremadura accommodation too. Iberian pork is a hugely important part of local diets, and the game, boar and venison is absolutely sensational. You shall never want for good food from an Extremadura villa, and the local wine is superb.

Places to visit on holiday in Extremadura, Spain

Merida is a phenomenal town. Home to undoubtedly the most impressive roman ruins in Spain, and the most unknown, Merida is well worth exploration. The sites have been declared as UNESCO world heritage sites, which is extremely understandable, especially when you set eyes in the astonishing theatre and amphitheatre.

Weather in Extremadura, Spain

Extremadura acts as a perfect escape throughout the year. Even the coldest month, January, sees monthly average temperatures of 8?C, with daily peak temperatures usually threatening the 15?C mark. During the long, hot summer months, you can expect daily peak temperatures well into the 30’s, with blissfully balmy evenings from June right through until the end of October.

Travel to Extremadura, Spain

A hire car is an essential asset when staying in Extremadura accommodation, as the area is wonderfully rural and the attractions are spread across a large area, unlike the man made haunts of the rest of Spain. Lisbon Airport (LIS) in Portugal is fantastically well served by flights from the UK, and hire cars are in abundance. The airport is around 2 hours from the centre of the region, but the journey is worth it a thousand times over.

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                                                                                                      A lovely villa in Extremadura

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                                                                                                      This is a very nice place to stay in Extremadura. It is a very well designed and well appointed villa in the deep countryside. It sits in a beautiful setting. We had four lovely nights here and used it as a base to explore the region. We enjoyed relaxing on the excellent patio and swimming in the pool. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very comfortable and spacious. There is an excellent kitchen, laundry, dining area and lounge. We recommend this villa to anyone wishing to explore this interesting part of Spain. Thank you very much, Ian.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Peaceful and relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our third stay at Finca Acehuche, previous visits being in Mar/April 2016 and May/June 2015 and as always we had a lovely time. The general layout of the property is good with plenty of room, and a well equipped kitchen, which is not always the case with other places where we have stayed. One of the best features (along with the 'wild' unsprayed garden/olive grove) is the large veranda that spans the entire front of the house, complete with sofa, large table and chairs, as wells as hammocks if needed - it soon becomes the most used part of the house for dining and relaxing. The solar power and bore hole water systems have some limitations, but we have never had any significant problems, after familiarising ourselves with the simple instructions that are supplied. The access lane to the property with its dry stone walls is a little narrow and bumpy in places but again we have never had any problems, unless you count the occasional herd of oncoming sheep, and the time it takes for stops to enjoy the views of hoopoes, woodchat shrikes, bee-eaters, Sardinian warblers, turtle doves etc! With our interest in natural history we have found the large garden and adjoining olive grove, as well as the tracks (caminos) accessed directly from the property, perfect for experiencing the birds, flowers, insects, lizards etc that can be found in the area. The views from the veranda across the garden to the rocky Sierra de Montanchez and Montanchez hill top Moorish castle are delightful. An evening visit to the castle with its spectacular views is also recommended. As well as the varied stunning countryside well within day-trip distances, including Monfrague National Park, the rocky boulder-landscape of Los Barruecos and the extensive steppe grasslands/plains that can be explored for birdwatching etc., we have enjoyed visiting some of the historical towns in the area such as Merida, Trujillo, Caceres and Guadalupe. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017