Villa in Guisando, Avila, Castilla-Leon, Spain
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
About Jose Garcia
Hello, we are Julia and Jose and have owned this beautiful house since 1981. we worked every weekend for five years on the renovation trying to conserve the character of the school. Our daughter, Violeta, who now lives in London tries to return to her "haven" in the country whenever times permits.
Jose Garcia purchased this Villa in 1981
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A charming house surrounded by stunning scenary
We spent a fabulous 2 week family holiday at Las Escuelas. The house is spacious and has been lovingly furnished in traditional Spanish style which makes it very authentic. The lounge is spectacular with its high ceiling and majestic windows. It is set in a very peaceful and rural setting surrounded by orchards and yet it is close too many areas of interests. The slight downside was the heat as the house would not cool down during the heatwave (maybe should we have made more use of the shutters?). My husband spent hours cycling in the stunning Sierra de Gredos, we visited numerous villages - our favourite being Poyales del Hoyo just 5 mns drive from the house. The natural pools were a hit with the children (11 & 12) and so were the go apes parks. The village fiestas are great fun - we recommend the one in Santa Cruz del Valle with its encierro (run of the bulls). We just about found the time to visit Avila which is 1hr 1/2 drive from the house and takes you through spectacular mountain scenery. Jose, the lovely owner, speaks excellent English and ensured that all was in place for us to enjoy our stay. Definitely a place to recommend - one of the best holidays we've had as a family!
We thank our visitors for so a positive opinion about our home and their stay. From our part, we were very happy to know that every member of the family could dedicate the time to the preferred activity, so the father was cycling, but the mother spent a lot of time with the many books we have in various languages and the kids did other activities such as skateboarding, cycling, investigate the many insects, plants and other curiosities. We think this extremely nice family has exploited a lot of the possibilities offered by our property and the surrounding area. We are grateful to them.
Julia and José
Barajas Airport, Madrid 150kms.
Use of the car is essential
Arenas de san Pedro:9kms,
Arenas de San Pedro (9 kms.) is the third biggest city in Avila province and Candeleda (12 kms.) one of the biggest. In both of them is possible to find all infrastructures and services needed: banks, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.