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Spectacular villa with pool and impressive views in lush nature close to Madrid

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Villanueva de la Vera - Casa La Vera Gredos

Property of 15.000m2, 3 double bedrooms, enormous covered terrace, 11x4m. pool

Large living room with open kitchen with bar, open fireplace and large windows with breathtaking views of the high mountain peaks; 3 double bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people very comfortably; 2 full bathrooms; 100m2 covered terrace with fireplace/barbecue and view of the Extremadura plains; pool of 11x4 m. at 10 m. distance of the terrace; garage with ping pong table, mountain bikes; subtropical garden immediately around the house, with large property including a small vineyard, olive grove and fig trees, and a swing.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Viveca
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2016
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About Viveca

Hello, we're Hans and Viveca, a Dutch-American-German-Argentine couple living in Madrid since 1990. We are both contemporary art dealers.

Viveca purchased this house in 2008

Why Viveca chose La Vera

We fell in love with the Sierra de Gredos soon after arriving in Spain, when we would come out on weekends to go hiking. The dramatic rocky mountain peaks covered with snow until the summer, set against the palm trees and orange trees and other lush subtropical vegetation further down, and then the endless view of the Extremadura plains. Such a sense of space and of freedom! As soon as we could we bought a plot of land here, at easy walking distance from one of the Garganta Minchones, one of the area's best mountain rivers, and built the house of my dreams here. We hope you will be able to enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We built the house on a spot that has 360º views, of the high mountain peaks on the north, the endless Extremadura plains on the south with the Sierra de Guadalupe and the Montes de Toledo on the horizon at 50 km. distance, and the sensual and lush hills of La Vera area all around. The architects, an American married to a Swedish woman who lived and worked in Madrid for some years, managed to preserve this sense of all-around views by putting in many large floor to ceiling windows that make the house almost transparent. The light is absolutely magical, different at all times of the day, and the place radiates an incredible sense of peace and calm. The covered terrace is our actual living space, as the climate allows for all-year-round outdoor life. What we enjoy most are the summer nights out under the amazing starry skies, and the beautiful rockpools in the Garganta Minchones, where bathing in the mineral water pools to the sound of the waterfalls feels like being in an open-air spa.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Spectacular villa with pool and impressive views in lush nature close to Madrid
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

Incredible view and location

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was marvelous. The house presents incredible views on the landschape aroud and on the sierra De Gredos. There is alot of to do and to visit in this area of Spain. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

I hope we will be able to return for future holidays.

The only negative point is the absence of a washing machine (as all the electricity is provided by solar panels).

Except this everything was marvelous

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Glasgow, Scotland
5

Perfect retreat in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a really phenomenal house. It's modern, stylish and comfortable, with great indoor and outdoor living space. This house doesn't just look great; the fact it is a cleverly designed creation manifests itself in that it's a really fun, and practical, house to holiday in. It sits in a superb site with commanding views back to the mountains and out across the plain, and it enjoys total tranquility and privacy. It would therefore be a great place just to unwind, relax and enjoy the house, grounds and pool. But for us the unspoilt, natural and scenic environment in which this place is situated was a highlight of our holiday. From the house there are tracks for walks and cycles in all directions, rock pools for exploring and swimming in, and of course it's not far either to access great hiking routes in the Sierra de Gredos. The mountain scenery around the Circo de Gredos in particular was very impressive but there is also much that can be accessed very close to the house; you don't have to venture far here to be in a pristine mountain environment with amazing scenery and abundant wildlife! Of course for less energetic days out the local villages in La Vera are really all very picturesque - and that's all without even thinking of venturing to Mérida, Trujillo, Caceres, Ávila, Toledo, or any of the other places you could easily get to for a day trip if you were so inclined...!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Disfrutando la naturaleza

  • 5 of 5

Somos una familia con tres niño de 9,7 y 4 años. Estuvimos en la casa a finales de agosto y primeros de septiembre.

La casa es como se ve en las fotos. Sencilla, cómoda y con un buen diseño, llena de luz y vistas a toda la sierra. El sitio es ideal para descansar, ya que se encuentra en medio de la montaña. Tienes un montón de pistas y caminos para andar, montar en bici, ir a las gargantas, etc…

Los niños disfrutaron mucho la piscina, los juegos y los libros de la casa.

Gracias Viveca y Hans por vuestra amabilidad.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lotenhulle - België
5

Rust en relax

  • 5 of 5

Beste reiziger

Twee weken verbleven we in het zonovergoten oord Villanueva de la Vera. Voor ons één groot onbekend Spanje. Maar deze bestemming verdient meer aandacht.

De foto's en de beschrijving van de woning komen minstens overeen met wat op deze website staat.

De aanloop tot de huur verliep vlekkeloos. In onze eigen taal werd gecommuniceerd en dat is zeker een plus. De weg van en naar het huis is wat 'avontuurlijk', maar de goede wegbeschrijving helpt enorm.

Het huis is ruim, heeft een leuke moderne toets, is lekker weg van buren, goed onderhouden, en draagt bij tot een heerlijk vakantiegevoel.

's Nacht koelt het (augustus) niet echt af. Met de ramen open slapen is geen probleem door aanwezigheid van de horren. Echt fris wordt het echter niet.

Ontbijt, hapjes en tapjes, ... het uitnodigend terras draagt bij tot het buitengevoel.

Sterren kijken! Lekker horizontaal de fonkelende puntjes observeren. Dit kan aan het lekker verfrissende zwembad.

Een zwembad dat om de twee dagen door een sympathieke buurman wordt onderhouden. Deze man spreekt terloops een woordje Duits en gaf ook ons een paar leuke tips.

Zijn echtgenote geeft paardrijles (net om de hoek) en onze dochter genoot van haar moment.

Wespen, bijen, muggen, ... je komt ze zeker wel eens tegen op het domein. Dit was helemaal niet storend en inherent aan de natuur.

De streek heeft echt wel wat moois te bieden, al lees je weinig in reisgidsen. Tijdens onze twee weken werden we niet echt geconfronteerd met horden toeristen. Het geeft een gevoel dat je authentiek Spanje ontdekt.

Wij beschouwen dit deel van Spanje en het geweldige huis als een pareltje. Normaal keren wij nooit terug naar een bestemming, maar hier maken we ooit graag een uitzondering.

Een tevreden familie Belgische trotters.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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4

Genial. Máximo relax

  • 4 of 5

Perfecta casa en La Vera para pasar unas vacaciones en plena naturaleza. Cumple perfectamente la descripción de la web. Un sitio con mucho encanto para unos días de relax. Recomendable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderfully relaxing rural grand designs retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing - a lot bigger than the pictures may suggest. The views are extraordinary - I could have easily looked at the snowy peak from the living room all day. The giant pool and lovely grounds were fantastic - everything you need to enjoy a relaxing week or two getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Highly recommend you get a hire car with good ground clearance (eg no sports cars) however the drive up to the house is really easy.

This area of Spain is luscious with vegetation but retains amazing Spanish weather. Lots to explore with car with many interesting cities and towns within driving distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Madrid Barajas
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Municipal pool of Villanueva de la Vera
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Candeleda
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Oropesa de Toledo
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Asador Las Solanas
Car: necessary

Casa La Vera de Gredos is situated some 100 m. above the picturesque village of Villanueva de la Vera, on the fertile southern slopes of the Sierra de Gredos. The region has a microclimate, with soft yet relatively wet winters and long, warm and dry summers. It is knows for its exuberant subtropical vegetation and the mountain streams that form idyllic natural rock pools. It is an ideal environment for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The house has 3 mountain bikes, and there's a horse stable at a 5 minute walk from the house.

The area is also knows for the Ruta del Emperador, as emperor Charles V spent the last years of his life here, at the castle now converted into the Parador of Jarandilla de la Vera and at the Yuste monastery, which he had built. On the Extremadura plains, within an hour's drive from the house, are the beautiful conquistador towns of Trujillo and Cáceres. The impressive Roman ruins and Museum of Roman Art of Mérida are at a 2 hour drive from the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villanueva de la Vera, La Vera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Puentes diciembre 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£578
for 3 nights
From
£193
£963
£2,344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Invierno/Winter 2016
12 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£385
for 2 nights
From
£193
From
£213
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£963
£2,302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Navidad/Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£578
for 3 nights
From
£193
£963
£2,302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Invierno/Winter 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£385
for 2 nights
From
£193
From
£213
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£963
£2,302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa/Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£770
for 4 nights
From
£193
£963
£2,302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera/Spring 2017
19 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Puente Mayo
28 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£670
for 4 nights
From
£167
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera/Spring 2017
3 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Puente San Isidro
12 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£502
for 3 nights
From
£167
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera/Spring 2017
16 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Verano/Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 6 nights
From
£167
£1,047
£3,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Otoño / Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
£733
£1,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £209

Tarifa incluye limpieza a final de la estancia. En temporada alta incluye el mantenimiento de la piscina. No incluye la calefacción. Precio para 4 personas. Personas adicionales a 15€ extra por persona/día.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villanueva de la Vera in Caceres Province

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 Double Bed
    - 2 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Rental fee includes end-of-stay cleaning. During pool season, the fee also includes pool maintanance.

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