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Finca Holiday Between Extremadura And Alentejo

Apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in La Fontañera, Spain

From £352 per week

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Apartment to rent in La Fontañera, Spain

Former smugglers headquarter built in the XIX century on the Portuguese border with stunning views towards Sao Mamede Natural Park. Family friendly,

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Apartment overview - owner's description

In personal atmosphere we offer a self-catering apartment, for 4-5 guests, with kitchen, dining-room and living-room. It is of course furnished, including a kitchen, with oven and hob, micro-wave, hot water, toaster, coffeemaker, kettle, dishes and cutlery. The heating is powered by a wood-burning stove and electric radiators.
The finca is about 150 years old, beautifully restored in 1998 but very rustic and authentically rural.
Our lovely terrace with small swimming-pool will round up a beautiful stay in the amazing nature of the Extremadura.

Right next door you can have a drink in the only village bar, very basic, very rustic and authentically rural!
Restaurants you find plenty in Spain or Portugal that will offer you the great variety of specialities of this area.

Meet the Extremadura and discover the unknown Alentejo of Portugal.
Once there, however, the visitor will surely not be disappointed, for this is a wonderfully restored accommodation with the added bonus of having some unique characteristics. Firstly, it is slap bang on the Spanish Portuguese border. You can literally come in from the Spanish side and walk out through the other doors onto the magnificent São Mamede Natural Park in Portugal.
Trekking is possible on sign-posted tracks or with a local guide (trekking bikes can be rented). Cycling and horse riding are available within 4km distance. The Golf Ammaia Club de Golf de Marvão is 5km away. Places to see in the area include Castelo de Vide, Marvão in Portugal, and the Dolmen Routes, important megalithic monuments in the area. Evora, Caceres and Meridais also nearby, where you can visit many old palaces, towers, churches and convents from roman times and the 14th and 16th Centuries.
Swimming is possible in rivers, lakes and several natural swimming-pools.


4 other reviews

Perfect Bliss Review Submitted: July 23, 2011 Date of Stay: July 2011 My Husband and our 14 year old daughter and her 16 year old friend and I just returned from a blissful week at Casa Salto Del Caballo. We stayed in the Portugal apartment which was fully equipped with all the comforts of home. The kitchen is lovely and new and the bedrooms and bathrooms are fully appointed and more than comfortable. Eva, our host, is absolutely lovely and we took full advantage of her knowledge of the area to enhance our stay. The area itself is perfect, quiet, serene with pleasant people in the village of La Fontanera. We would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone. The pool was welcome refreshment and a relaxing escape at the end of a long day of sightseeing all the beauty this area of Spain/Portugal has to offer and the patio and barbeques are a great place to spend your evening. Thank you so very much Eva, Nigel and Leon for all your hospitality. We hope to see you very soon. Denise J. and Family Ontario, Canada

Perfect Country Hideaway My husband and I, along with our 2 dogs spent an amazingly relaxing week at Salto de Caballo. Eva was a wonderful host- so knowledgeable about the area, anticipating our needs, and always available should we need anything. The apartment was clean, charmingly decorated, and had everything we needed. There is enough in the area to fill your days with trips and hiking, but to be honest, we were very lazy. The weather was so nice for February that we spent most of our days sitting in in the garden reading and dreaming of what to cook on the wood grill. For city people, the quiet is priceless. We did manage to go to Marvao, the Eagles Castle in Portugal, which is highly impressive. We would definitely come back and have already recommended Salto de Caballo to several friends. Eva, thanks so much for a memorable vacation!

PERFECT After spending time in Madrid, and a week at a resort in the Algarve, we were ready to get away. This place is the PERFECT get away. This is a quiet, beautiful, well kept, off the beaten path place to go. I wish we have had more time to spend there. The fire place was so nice to have in the evening, and especially on the cool mornings. The pool would be perfect when the weather heats up, to cool down after all the the great hiking trails that areright out your front door. Our hostess, Eva was what made PERFECT, even better. What a great lady. Thank you Steven S. Pace, FLORIDA Review Submitted May 9, 2012 Date of Stay May 4, 2012

Vicky C. Wonderful place Date of Stay July 22, 2012 My husband and myself, along with our son and his wife had a very enjoyable stay at Salto Del Caballo. We felt like we had truly gotten away from it all at this tranquil place. There is no business of any kind in La Fontanera - the closest town with groceries or restaurants is about 10km away. Everyday we enjoyed nice walks through the Spanish or Portugese countryside. The kitchen in our Espana apartment had everything we needed to cook meals and we also did a lot of cooking on the grill outside our door. There is no microwave in the kitchen. Having a washing machine in the apartment was a big plus and there is a nice long line to hang clothes behind the property. The wi-fi at this property is excellent. This property is well-taken care of and it was a true pleasure to sit outside among all the plants. Eva was an excellent hostess full of good information about the surroundings and events in the area. Eva made sure we had clean towels every few days. A visit to Marvao, which is visible on top of big hill in the distance, is a place to definitely visit while staying here. We would definitely come back to Salto del Caballo again! Thank you again, Eva for a wonderful stay!

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This apartment is:

2km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 120km from Lisbon airport 400km from Madrid Airport 350km from Seville Airport

Local activities

Climbing 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 10km Mountain biking 15km Swimming 15km Tennis 45km Donkey trekking 0km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Marvão historic town 10km

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Outside this apartment in La Fontañera, Spain
This apartment is in a village and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is not available.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 17 July - 31 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 March - 31 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 March - 31 December 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 March - 31 December 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 28 February and receive 50% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.
  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 December and receive 50% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • 80 € extra per person/week for more than 2 people

    £70.91 per week for each additional person if there are more than 2 people, paid with booking



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Shared pool


CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Open fire, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking, Pets

Private Owner From Valencia De Alcantara, Spain Member since Jan 2008

Dear holidaymaker, I live with my family just a stones throw or better a Salto del Caballo away from the property, but in Portugal, and really love this beautiful area. Im sure you will like my Casa Salto del Caballo as much as I do. I first saw it on a holiday myself and fell in love with the old historic building, that holds so many stories and secrets. At first it was just a dream to create a beautiful guest-house in this fantastic location and 10 years ago became reality. With a lot of experience by now, I will welcome you and your family and your pets exactly as I would like to be welcome on my holiday.

Past bookings: 3 bookings

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