Just for two, spacious and airy, wonderful for bird watching and walking
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About Pippa Sharman
Pippa and Manfred came to Extremadura in 2003 and created Finca al-manzil by renovating and building the cortijo and the barn. All the renovation was done carefully using local materials. Pippa is English from an arts background and for many years had an interior design business in Portugal, Manfred is Austrian and has run restaurants in Austria, Portugal and Spain. Now they put their energies into making Finca al-manzil very special.
Pippa Sharman purchased this Farmhouse in 2003
Why Pippa Sharman chose Montánchez
Total tranquility, wonderful views and walking straight into the sierra.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Not many places with a whole sierra of nature, a haven for bird life and wild flowers
dogs are charged 30 euros per week
Children not allowed
We have 2 camp beds for children
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
The Barn is set in an ideal location offering wonderful views, peace and quiet and is a great base for walking, birdwatching and sightseeing.
Sitting out on the terrace was a wonderful way to start and end your day, enjoying the peace and solitude.
So glad we found this special place
We had a superb week at the barn. The weather was amazing for March with all the wild flowers looking beautiful. Our main aim was to enjoy nature by walking in the sierra straight from the barn, we did this nearly everyday except for a trip to Trujillo, a charming town with fantastic conquistador architecture and several excellent restaurants. Lovely peaceful week , all ready to face the Brixit nonsene at home. We will definitely stay longer next time.
Hello Ben, Thanks very much, so happy you had a relaxed break and lovely walking weather
We absolutely loved the barn!
The barn is really beautifully designed for two with masses of airy space inside and a lovely covered porch where we spent a lot of time watching the birds in the meadow and in the copse of old holm oaks. Really comfortable and stylish with good quality furnishings and design features, two amazing old harrows hanging on the wall, very impressive. Besides lounging around the finca we explored the super scenery and visited all the historical towns within 30 minutes drive. Had some memorable food and wine and met some super friendly people. We have booked already for next spring.
Hello Barbara and Helmut, so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will be very happy to see you again next year. Saludos, Pippa.
Lovely location, peaceful and quiet. Helpful and Informative owners.
PS Kippa the dog wanted to stay
A stylish, rustic holiday home in an idyllic location.
We've just returned from a lovely stay in this fantastic area of Spain. The barn is a very relaxing place to stay with plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy at different times of the day and night. We actually never used the living area, as we spent ALL our time enjoying alfresco living, including watching shooting stars. The owner is friendly, but respects your privacy which was greatly appreciated.
The barn is in a great location to explore the historic towns of Caceres, Merida and Trujillo. We also loved seeing the storks, eagles and vultures in Monfrague National Park. For Game of Thrones fans and nature lovers Los Barruecos is well worth a visit.
Thanks Vicky and Mark, so glad you enjoyed your stay at the barn and some adventures further afield. Saludos, Pippa.
Really enjoyed our stay lovely property wonderful surroundings very helpful owners
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