Rural Accommodation in Extremadura, Spain

Finca Al-Manzil
7 Calle Lectoral Lorenzo,
Montanchez, CACERES
10170, Extremadura




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Finca Al-Manzil
Casa Rural - Turismo Rural - Country Inn

Cortijo and View
Finca Al-manzil is an extensive farm on the slopes of the Sierrra de Montanchez a beautiful area which is like going back in time. In the cortijo, (farmhouse), we have 5 rooms for guests furnished with antiques and original art, a spacious dining room, sitting room and library. All the rooms have private bathrooms and great views. There are terraces and a spring-fed swimming pool. You may walk all over the finca in ancient paths, up to the high peaks and over the sierra to the moorish castle of Montanchez.

There is a flexible choice of accommodation at the finca on daily or weekly basis. We have three houses, the CORTIJO, the BARN and CASA ALFARERA.

THE CORTIJO, (above and right) the original farmhouse is situated on the slope of the sierra with great views across the olive groves and towards the peaks.

There is a spacious sitting/dining room with a traditional fireplace and doors that open on to a terrace and also a covered patio. Well equipped kitchen with cloakroom, 3 comfortable bedrooms, one on the first floor and 2 off the patio, all with en-suite bathrooms.   Private entrance gate and driveway to entrance hall of cortijo. 

A natural pond set among the rocks and trees fed by a small stream and spring has a view of the peaks.

Cortijo Living Room
The Pool
THE BARN (below) is situated in its own 2 acre grounds with a sunny aspect and views across the olive groves. Spacious sitting/dining room, kitchen , bathroom, bedroom on the first floor with a skylight with view of the peaks. Big terrace for outside dining, barbecue and shady area on copse of holm oaks in the pasture, perfect for siestas. Private entrance and parking.
The Barn
Barn Terrace
Barn dining room
Barn Bedroom
Both the cortijo and the barn have open access to all parts of the finca. We have made paths for easy walking, particularly to the highest part of the finca where there is an olive grove and many traditional stone shelters, chozos, also plenty of springs and pools, perfect picnic spots. There is a delightful walk directly to the village of Montanchez on the old moorish path which takes about 40 minutes. The walk to Arroyomolinos and the water mills takes about 1 hour. Driving to either village takes about 10 minutes; to our nearest large towns, Caceres, Trujillo or Merida takes 30-40 minutes.
Sunset View

We can now offer a new 2 bedroom barn for accommodating a maximum of 4 people.

The barn is very similar to the old barn with the same generous space, double height sitting room and covered porch with marvellous views of the mountain and surrounding countryside. In addition the new barn has an extra bedroom downstairs and a separate lavatory and basin off the main bedroom upstairs as well as the downstairs bathroom with both bath and shower and separate lavatory. 

Both bedrooms have interior and exterior access.  The barn is well furnished and equipped.   The kitchen area has a gas hob and oven, washing machine and double sink. 

The sitting room has a wood burning stove which efficiently heats the whole barn during the colder months.

Casa Alfarera is situated in a peaceful olive grove 300 metres along the lane from Finca al-manzil with beautiful views in all directions. 

There is scheduled to be a natural swimming pond ready by the end of April.

Merida - Roman Theatre

We are in the middle of three world heritage cities, Merida - Roman capital, Caceres and Trujillo, ancient towns and homes of the conquistadors Cortes and Pizarro. The monastries of Guadalupe and Yuste are not far. We have our own activities programme with our own horses and carriage for horse riding and carriage driving. We also arrange walks over the sierra with our donkeys, cycling and canoeing also.

The area is a paradise for bird watchers.



Dates of Holiday
One week each month March - June and September - December according to availability.

Featured Activities

Cooking, mountain trekking , well-being, cultural visits, country life.

The Finca is situated in the beautiful natural scenery of the Sierra de Montanchez, the best part of Extremadura, a wonderful area with four UNESCO world heritage sites nearby; Caceres, Merida, Trujillo and Guadalupe.

There has been much acclaim for the dinners prepared at the Finca, so we have decided to share our secrets and run creative cooking courses several times a year.

The cortijo kitchen is spacious with all the special equipment and implements needed to create delicious Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese dishes using natural fresh local vegetables, meat, fish, fruit and herbs; the spices are imported regularly from Morocco.

Our aim and pleasure is to inspire enjoyment of the food in the well designed and decorated surroundings of the Finca.

Dinner will be the highlight of every day. Starting with tapas, which we have had fun inventing, served on the terrace, we eat dinner around the huge dining table or maybe outside if the evening is warm. Possibly dinner will have been cooked in the traditional clay oven or over a charcoal grill. We serve Extremeña wines and, maybe with coffee, a special liqueur from the Jerte valley or some aguadente made from the medroño or wild strawberry bush.

The accommodation is at Finca al-manzil, cortijo or barn and at Casa Alfarera,  all in beautiful, peaceful situations with splendid views of the countryside and up to the peaks of the mountains. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms; there is a choice of single occupancy or shared twin room or renting a whole house for your own use. The sitting room has a wood burning fire for chilly nights and there are two terraces for gazing at the stars.

The classes are open for a maximum of 6 people and minimum of 2 people. Discounts are available if you are able to arrange your own group of 4 friends or more.

Our holidays are designed on a weekly basis and integrate an interesting programme of cooking, nature and culturally based activities and a visit to stunning Trujillo with dinner at a typical  restaurant.  Contact for more information

Caceres Views
Trujillo Views

Rates 2011


The CORTIJO AND BARN are completely independent but not too far apart, so, although retaining complete privacy, can be rented together for larger parties of 8 people or separately for smaller groups of 6 in the Cortijo and 2 in the Barn.
CASA ALFARERA is situated 300 metres from Finca al-manzil. It accommodates 4 people and can also be included with the cortijo and barn for larger groups



Rest of year




700€ per week
€1000 per week 
  minimum 4 days @ 110€ per day 
minimum 4 days @ 145€ per day



HEATING for winter months, logs and gas €8 PER DAY 
LINEN CHANGE once in a 2 week stay.
LAUNDRY can be arranged with cleaner or 
washing machine can be used but full loads only to save energy and water.
DINNER can be ordered in advance for B&B clients and also for clients renting barn or cortijo. 
We try to incorporate as many local products as possible ; the excellent wine, jamon, cheese, olives, figs, Iberic meat and fish in season, vegetables and fruit in season including the asparagus and mushrooms that grow wild on the finca. Usually the dishes are of Mediterranean and Iberic origin including some Moroccan and Middle Eastern recipes: Vegetarian dishes can be ordered. 

N.B. Easter dates are already fully booked

Rates subject to change without notice

Finca Al-Manzil
7 Calle Lectoral Lorenzo,
Montanchez, CACERES
10170, Extremadura




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