Finca Al-Manzil Guest House
Calle Extremadura, Aldea del Cano, Spain
Welcome to Finca Al-Manzil
At the Cortijo of Finca al-manzil we offer B & B accommodation when the houses are not rented for self-catering holidays.
We offer self catering accommodation at the Barn, Habiba and Casa de Sierra
At cortijo -Minimum stay of 2 nights @ €70 per room per night
All the comfortable double rooms have en-suite bathrooms and either twin beds or double beds.
Breakfast is served either in the dining rooms or outside on the terraces. Bread and pastries straight from the panaderia, fresh orange juice, homemade preserves, local cheese and fruit and local olive oil and homemade tomato preserve if you want a typically Spanish breakfast with coffee, tea or chocolate.
Dinner can be ordered at €25 per head. Typically Iberic or Moroccan menus using local ingredients and local wines.
Self catering at Barn, Casa Sierra and Habiba we do not serve breakfast as there are very good kitchen facilities. Minimum stay is 4 nights
Check In/Out Times
Bed and Breakfast at Cortijo
Evening meals by arrangement
Self-Catering at Barn, Habiba and Casa de Sierra
Our houses have been created individually as homes not the usual holiday rentals. They are situated in a particularly lovely part of the Sierra de Montanchez famed for unspoiled nature, tranquillity and direct access to the ancient paths of the mountain and its villages.
We are also serious about our eco credentials, the houses are efficiently run by solar power. We have powerful solar energy systems which have been carefully designed to run the houses BUT as with all solar powered houses we have to be careful and sensible about using powerful machines at the same time.
Besides powering all the lights, sockets, fridges and washing machines they also run automatically borehole pumps, swimming pool pumps and at Finca al-manzil a tracker system which moves the solar panels into optimum position every day. There is a lot of power being used but the system is designed for maximum usage of 3500 watts with optimum sun.
We ask our guests to help by not using unnecessary lights, always switching off lights and appliances when not needed and not to use washing machines or vacuum cleaners at night when the storage batteries are at their lowest. Our system works perfectly for all normal daily needs and we hope that everyone staying at Finca al-manzil and the other rural retreats will enjoy experiencing a totally solar powered off grid environment, we are doing our little bit to help the poor battered planet and we ask for helpful participation.
Every year on or around October 28 our nearest village of Arroyomolinos re-enact different aspects of the battle fought in the village in 1811. The British, Spanish and Portuguese troops made a surprise attack on the French who were occupying Arroyomolinos on the morning of October 28 during a torrential thunder storm. Several thousand troops and cavalry were involved, the French were soundly defeated, nearly all captured but a small contingent escaped over the mountain to Trujillo, their base at the time. The re-enactment this year portrayed the efforts of the allied forced to cut off the retreat across the rugged terrain of the mountain side. As usual the local population of Arroyomolinos made a wonderful effort with convincing costumes and very loud canon fire.
A COUNTRY HOUSE IN THE HEART OF EXTREMADURA where you can stay at the cortijo and learn how to create delicious feasts. A seven or four night holiday with cooking, relaxing, exploring historical towns and delightful country walks in the stunning Sierra de Montanchez. Our cooking style is a fusion of Iberic and Moroccan cuisine.
Finca al-manzil, Calle Extremadura, Aldea del Cano, Cáceres, 10163
- Contact number: +34 670743296
- Owners Website: http://www.extremadura-rural-retreats.com
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ideal for Walking
- Scenic Location
- Wifi Available
- Play Area
- Swimming pool
- Continental Breakfast
- Packed Lunch Available
- Evening Meals
- Self catering
- Family Friendly
- Ideal for Couples
- Washroom Facilities
- Private Bathroom
- Bed Linen Provided