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Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Priority on aesthetics rather than on comfort.
It is a lovely villa with extensive grounds and plants and flowers. However we ran out of hot water every other day and ran out of water on a couple of days - ironic really when the grounds are drenched in water through an irrigation system twice a day, an oasis in a desert!
Also the solar system is not certain to power electric fans for all the bedrooms and so we had to be careful about not charging mobiles at night, switching off lights and using candles wherever possible. (We were there in late August to mid September and it was hot at night 30+, so you do need them). We brought 2 fans of our own but also had to ask the owner for 2 more.
Also the pool area could really do with some sun umbrellas, because there is no shade around the pool and the loungers and neither is there any shade up on the area above the pool, which has lovely views but impossible to stay there after mid morning.
I think maybe this villa would be better for smaller groups (we were at times, 13) so that there would be no pressure on the water or electricity.
Lastly although we knew it was a farm and in a rural area we did not expect that we had to drive carefully up a 5 k track once we came off the road to get to the villa. So it made any idea of travelling into the nearest town for an evening meal or drink, really out of the question.
But if you have a young family and therefore going out in the evening is out of the question, then this villa is good for you as the pool is lovely and big and there are plenty of games to keep young people occupied, as well as walking round the grounds looking at the plants and flowers. In addition there are 3 lovely dogs to keep the children entertained.
A wonderful stay and stunning location
This is a beautiful, remote and delightful property with excellent amenities. The quality of the accommodation is quite exceptional. The gardens are immaculate. The interior is sensitively and creatively designed. We had a wonderful time and very much hope to return. The nearby natural pools are incredible. Highly recommended.
Amazing farm in Jarandilla
This organic farm, La Lancha, is absolutely amazing. The house is spacious and beautiful, the pool is large, cool and clean. The housekeeper couple is so sweet and helpful although they only speak Spanish... We asked for directions to the nearest natural pools and Yohni took us there himself, bought bread when the stores were closed and brought us fresh vegetables from the farms organic garden. There are 5 roofed patios where you can sit in the shadow and enjoy the view of the incredible garden, ping pong table, dart and tennis/basketball... The villages around are cozy and beautiful, and we had a wonderful lunch with panorama view of the mountains at restaurant Carlos V in Losar de la Vera! We mostly enjoyed the natural pools in Madrigal de la Vera and the one near Losar de la Vera. Crystal clear water, only locals and a great restaurant for lunch and ice cream... The host was easy to communicate with (in English) and quick to reply to any request we had! We will definitely come back and stay at La Lancha!
La Lancha bietet eine exquisite Unterkunft für Gruppen mit Kindern
Wir haben La Lancha als Gruppe von 10 Erwachsenen, davon 3 Paaren bewohnt und jeden Tag unseres Aufenthaltes genossen.
In dieser Zeit haben wir uns selbst versorgt und dabei festgestellt, dass es in der gut ausgestatteten Küche an nichts fehlt.
Der Essraum ist großzügig mit einem Tisch für 10 Personen ausgestattet und hat genügend Raum für Erweiterungen.
Bei schönem Wetter ist es ein Genuss, eine der großzügigen Terrassen zu verwenden und die Abendsonne zu genießen.
Die Schlafräume sind überwiegend mit eigenem Bad und WC ausgestattet und haben sehr gute Betten.
Vom Haus aus konnten wir - als Birdwatcher - bereits jede Menge sehen und erleben. Die bedeutenden Gebiete sind gut erreichbar.
Jeder Spaziergang und jeder Ausflug hat sich gelohnt. Und wenn es etwas anstrengender wurde hat uns das Quartier und der Garten (Park) reich entschädigt und jede Möglichkeit zur Erholung geboten.
La Lancha: eigentlich sollte man so etwas für sich behalten; nicht weitersagen und hoffen, dass es in dieser Qualität erhalten bleibt.
Rd from Navalmoral de la Mata to Jarandilla de la Vera KM 28
This is a place suited for a large family who’d like to relax explore Northern Extremadura (we are very close to Yuste, just an hour from Cáceres, 45 minutes from Trujillo, an hour from Guadalupe, 30 min from the Natural Park of Monfragüe (paradise for bird watching)etc. There are many beautiful walks some of them lead to natural pools. It could also be the perfect retreat for a writer or an artist.