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El Molino De Hacienda Zuleta , Comuna Zuleta , Angochagua, Imbabura Ecuador

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Es Una Acogedora Casa De Campo, Construida En Un Antiguo Molino De Agua.

El Molino is a country home build in a reconstructed old 18th century water mill, which was used until the 1960´s to grind barley, wheat and other grains from the surrounding farms and communities. In the 1980´s my grandparents remodeled the house to host friends and , specially, newlyweds!

This property is part of Hacienda Zuleta , the Plaza family state ( it is a working farm that has been open to a very few special guests since 1998. Hacienda Zuleta is located at the heart of the inter andean valleys of the Andes Mountain range of Ecuador. At only 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Quito International airport, and 35 minutes from the most visited markets in Ecuador, Otavalo and Cotacachi. And 30 minutes from Ibarra, the capital of the northern province of Imbabura.

El Molino is surrounded by cultivated land , cows pastures and it's inside the Protected Zuleta Forest Reserve. Inside a beautiful and mysterious canyon, with water springs flowing from the mountains, native vegetation and fauna that will captivate you. Two beautiful and peaceful indian communities are our neighbors and many work for our family for generations. An impressive 11th century archaeological site, and a Condor Rehabilitation and Interpretation Center which you can visit and be mesmerized by the majestic and extremely endangered, andean condor , when he flies above your head.


We are located in the Northern Province of Imbabura, in the Community of Zuleta , at the foot of the eastern Andean mountain range. The mill is at 2770 meters ( 9000 feet) above sea level, with a Spring like weather almost all the year. El Molino´s property is about 120 hectares (290 acres) of agricultural land, pastures for grazing cows and native forests.

An ideal place for hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, picnics , camping, cultural immersion , or just to take slowly and relax , absorbing all the good energy that surrounds it.

The House:

We have conserve the original structure of mill, as well as the stone grinding mechanism, which are part of the master bedroom. The house has two bedrooms , with their own bathrooms , a beautiful living room with a very efficient Masonry Heater that will keep your warm and cozy. The dining room is incorporated to the kitchen , we love cooking, so we have put a lot of energy in our kitchen, we are sure you will enjoy cooking in it. We have added a BBQ and a Pizza Oven outside, this is a great meeting area for your friends and family.

Huge windows give a great view of the Tahuando river waterfall and of the beautiful Santa Martha Canyon.

The Mill´s grinding system is exposed and is part of the ambiance of the living room.

The house is about 180 m2 (590 ft2) and it is surrounded by a private garden, with an area for tents and a fire pit and hammocks can be hung around the fire, great place to enjoy the beautiful andean skies! The house has two decks , the larger extends the living rooms space, and it´s an ideal breakfast area with the morning sun warming it directly. It also has a wood stove to enjoy a night cup and great discussion about life and friendship.


The principal activity of the farm is milk production , every day we produce approximate 800 liters of milk a day, we also have an area where the community members milk their cows twice a day at 5 am and 4 pm, you can join forces and try your luck with hand milking !

We have 9 trails of different lengths and effort that take you throughout the farm protected areas, pastures and communities. You can also coordinate, with the farm lodge to visit the property's unique area , you can visit the Condor Rehabilitation Center, the Cheese Factory, garden go horseback riding and even have lunch or dinner in their majestic four century old dining room. Prior reservations are required, we will help you with this.

The Zuleta community is known for their unique hand embroidery , where you can buy directly in the shops that line the main road. Every other weekend there is a farmers market where you can find natural products and crafts.

We love guests coming to El Molino, and we love visitors that are eager to enjoy our little andean paradise, we will make everything in our power to help you make the most of your vacation. We are full of great ideas and information so your visit to this magical country is a success. The longer you stay the happier you will be!!

Come to Ecuador , you will love it!!

Carolina and Fernando

More Details

Fernando Polanco and Carolina Mosquera
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Fernando Polanco and Carolina Mosquera

I am a good person , very positive and fun (sometimes!) I have 4 kids, 2 girls (and 2 boys, I am very happily married to Carolina. We live in Ecuador - South America , we live in the country side. I am the General Manager and Co owner of a family state in the North of Ecuador, (URL HIDDEN)

We produce a variety of products and we own a country lodge. We love to travel and experience new cultures and new people.

Fernando Polanco and Carolina Mosquera purchased this chateau / country house in 1898

Why Fernando Polanco and Carolina Mosquera chose Imbabura Province

El Molino de Hacienda Zuleta was a key player of the Hacienda Zuleta agricultural and social activities for centuries! We feel privileged to own this property , and now that we have remodeled it so we can share it with our friends , family and you , is even more fulfilling!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

if you are choosing to visit the Andean region of Ecuador, the Province of Imbabura is , in my opinion , the BEST choice , not only because it has many key tourist sites, like the Indian and artisan markets like Otavalo, Cotacachi and San Antonio. But it has amazing natural sites, like Cotacachi , Imbabura and Moganda volcanoes, San Pablo, Mojanda, Yahuarcocha crater lakes, beautiful indian communities that just burst with color and amazing crafts , like the Zuleta community which is famous for superb hand embroidery. And within Imbabura , the most famous Hacienda is , with no question, Hacienda Zuleta, founded in the 16th century, still a working hacienda and still owned by the same family that bought it in 1898, the Plaza Lasso Family. Hacienda Zuleta also has a beautiful and unique Hacienda Hotel , you can find more about it in our web site

You won't regret coming to Zuleta, this is a very special place , with unique energy and beauty that we are sure you will fall in love , like so many already have!!

Come feel with us!!

Fernando and Carolina


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Imbabura Province in Ecuador

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower has a double head and ceramic heater.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom has a beautiful tub for two and ceramic heater
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We do have a Full Bathroom outside in the tent and fire pitt area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , We can add a child bed or a crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , We can put 1 king (or 2 twins) , plus 2 twins , total 4.
  • We have a tent area in the patio with a fire pit and full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • water skiing


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Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito
Nearest Barpub
26 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
140 Kilometres
Quito , Golf CLub
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Ibarra , Tren de la Libertad tourist Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Old Panamerican Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hacienda Zuleta
Nearest Beach
320 Kilometres
Esmeraldas Province
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30.15
Additional Guest Fee £3.77 per person per night
Pet Fee £11.31
Damage Deposit £113.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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