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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Montanchez, Province of Caceres, Extremadura

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Andrea H
2 reviews
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“Great rural retreat”
Reviewed 8 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We stayed at Antonio's finca in Montanchez towards the end of April 2017 and had a fabulously relaxed stay at El Majano. It was exactly the type of self-catering accommodation we were looking for i.e. rural and surrounded by nature - the great views were a huge bonus.

We spent most of our days exploring the local area so only really spent time back at base in the mornings and evenings for breakfast and dinner. Antonio's hens provided us with breakfast every day and when we didn't eat dinner at home, we ate at the local pub and restaurant El Hondonada which is only about a mile from the finca. The owners there are British and so were able to translate for us any questions we had for Antonio.

There were only three of us so we only used the double bedroom in the main house and the separate new double bedroom block. The bedrooms are all lovely with everything you need. The kitchen is quite small (it was fine for us) but there is no oven just a hob. Everything else we needed was there.

If you are looking for a rural getaway in comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation, we can't recommend El Majano enough.

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Terry W
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“Perfect place for a bird-watching trip”
Reviewed 1 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Sitting on a hillside overlooking the village of Montanchez this lovely little finca is the perfect place to stay if you want a bit of tranquility. The main building has a double and a twin room while the annex sleeps another two.
Our the purpose of our trip was birdwatching in the Extremadura area. The main sites (Trujillo and its plains), Monfrague, Arracampo, and Merida) are all within easy reach.
However, although our intent was to travel to a number of sites, the garden was a fantastic place to see birds. From the veranda (with breakfast or an evening drink) we had Serins, Nightingales, Wrynecks, Woodlarks, Azure-winged Magpies, Golden Orioles, Woodchat Shrikes, Cirl Buntings, with flyover Short-toed and Booted Eagles and Griffon and Black Vultures.


Highly recommended.

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Management Response
3 May 2017
Muchas gracias por tu opinión Andrea. Fue un placer conoceros y me alegro que vuestra estancia en El Majano fuera agradable para todos. Un saludo cordial. Antonio.
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387sandi
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Little bit of heaven”
Reviewed 22 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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El Majano is a simple finca in a wonderful hillside location about 2km from the centre of Montanchez. The house is perfectly adequately equipped and has two good sized double bedrooms and a living area that includes a small kitchen. It was all spotlessly clean.

It has a shady terrace that overlooks the really lovely outside space. The above ground swimming pool was a real boon in the very hot weather we enjoyed throughout our stay. The plot is very large and includes a cherry orchard, some vines, and a large vegetable patch from which we were encouraged to pick what we wanted. There were hens in an enclosure whose eggs were a daily feast. Our dog certainly thought she was in heaven (as did we).

We had planned to spend our week visiting nearby towns such as Caceres, Trujillo, and Merida (all of which should have been very interesting). However, the hot weather and the utter tranquillity of our surroundings caused us to sit on the terrace and watch the bird life instead!

Montanchez is a charming non touristy small town with friendly bars, restaurants and small supermarkets - everything that you need.

The owner, Antonio, was friendly and helpful; he speaks no English but his partner Linda is from Scotland so there were no communication problems and they both showed us the town. We cannot recommend this property too highly.

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Rita2003
Toledo, Spain
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: Las estrellas por la noche
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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