The cortijo for up to 6
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About Pippa Sharman
Formerly working in interior design all over Europe, now just concentrating on the finca. Love walking in the sierra, cooking with all the wonderful ingredients we have in Extremadura and still discovering the treasures of art, culture and nature in Extremadura.
Why Pippa Sharman chose Montánchez
The tranquility, the views, the walking, the birds, fresh air and water.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Close to nature, very spacious accommodation, tranquility and well being.
dogs are charged 30 euros per week
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely house, stunning location.
The house is lovely. Comfortable and well equipped. An extraordinary range and number of books for a rental house. If you're interested in art and literature and travel and cookery you may not want to go out.
Wonderful view from the balcony. Hoopoes and bee-eaters and wild flowers everywhere. A naturalist's paradise. Montanchez is a 50 minute walk if you aren't distracted by the landscape and the wildlife. In easy reach of Trujillo, Caceres and Merida. The Roman museum in Merida is extraordinary.
Pippa and Manfred were very helpful and fully respected our privacy. Highly recommended.
Great week in Extremadura
We had a lovely week at his beautiful home. The setting is gorgeous and the location was perfect for exploring the nearby towns. Our children particularly enjoyed getting to know the animals on the Finca.
Hello Hilton family, thanks so much for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cortijo and exploring Extremadura, Lottie and Juana send some woofs. Pippa.
Lovely house with peaceful ambiance and views across Extremadura landscape
Finca al Manzil is a unique and characterful place- set in beautiful surroundings, peaceful ambiance, comfortable and well equipped (great library, solar power hot water, good kitchen). Pool good and brilliant wood fire! Lovely walks from the house - olive and fig trees as far as the eye can see. We had a wonderful few days and would be very happy to return.
Hello Annie and Co., Thanks very much for this informative and positive review. I am so happy that you all enjoyed the cortijo and exploring the area. You are most welcome back at any time.
Kind regards Pippa.
Magical setting in wooded finca, very special
We were thrilled to stay at this wonderful place, even better than the photos. It has a very special atmosphere of relaxed country living with comfort and tons of charm. It felt like home with everything we could possibly need. Pippa was a great help with suggesting interesting trips and good restaurants in the area. We felt 100% relaxed when we left after the wonderful walks and swimming in the stunning pool. Definitely recommend a stay here to re-charge and luxuriate in the tranquility of the lovely nature.
Wow! Thanks Miranda for the super review. It's so wonderful for us when we hear how our guests have appreciated the house and finca. You are welcome back anytime. Happy new year! Pippa.
Relaxing, well designed house
We loved the well designed house with a touch of Arabic style. There were so many nice areas to relax in and enjoy the peace and tranquility. We especially enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and eating outside on the terrace. The pool was great to cool down in after a day hiking in the beautiful surrounding countryside or after a trip to historic Medieval towns like Trejillo only a short car journey away.
We were sometimes greeted on our way out of the gate at the finca by the owner's friendly dogs who never seemed to bark at night. A lovely cat used to join us at times when we were relaxing on one of the terraces in the evening watching the sun go down.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Finca al-manzil and hope to return.
A holiday with some precious and special memories
Finca al-manzil is really special, something that is getting quite rare in Europe today. Besides the good feeling that the whole finca is run on ecological lines....solar power and spring water pumped up from underground streams, it is also a place with attention to every little detail. It's not over done but one can just sink in to the atmosphere from the first moment. It's all unusual, wonderful decoration but practical and runs smoothly, just what we wanted for our Extremadura holiday. A huge thanks to Pippa and Manfred, we could not have had better hosts, so helpful but left us to enjoy the perfect tranquility of the cortijo and finca. Thanks!!!
Finca al-manzil is in the Sierra de Montanchez , Extremadura. The sierra is a magical place, still rich in the traditional olive, fig and vine cultivation, also a sanctuary for wild life. We have an eagle owl nesting in the peaks behind the finca. Walking and bird watching are unique experiences in our woods and mountain paths, views are spectacular in any direction. The slow pace of life still goes on in our local village of Montanchez, famed for the delicious jamon iberico which can be sampled in the little bars on the plaza where it's fun to watch the life of the village going on, still plenty of donkey traffic. A walk up to the Moorish castle is worthwhile, amazing views from this originally Roman fortress.
.The finca is exactly in the middle of the golden triangle of 3 world heritage towns, Caceres, Trujillo and Merida, 40kms to any of them. Each town is a delightful experience, Merida for the Roman ruins and beautiful Moneo museum of Roman art; Caceres for its intact medieval centre and lively night life including the famous Atrio restarurant; Trujillo is an undiscovered gem, full of conquistardor palaces, Moorish gardens and the Plaza Mayor at sundown with the beautiful buildings turned to gold.
The famed monastery of Guadalupe is 1 hour away, a special experience to visit the black madonna and explore the remote mountain town.
Bird Watching for very rare species at the national park of Monfrague and in the sierra of Villuercas.
Nearest airports are Seville, Madrid and Lisbon.
Other Activities: Cooking holidays,Trekking with Donkeys, Hiking, Bird Watching, Property Searching /Buying