Weekend Cottage Getaway for Countryside Holiday in Extremadura, Spain

El Jiniebro, Extremadura (Spain)

Weekend Cottage Getaway for Countryside Holiday in Extremadura, Spain

Best countryside holidays in Spain: weekend cottage rental

1 unit
3 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming pool
This traditional cottage rental sits on an authentic Spanish country estate, in a valley surrounded by the lovely forested hills of Extremadura, Spain. Sleeping up to three guests, it's perfect for those looking for a rural weekend getaway. The large master bedroom comes with a queen-size bed, while there is a sofa bed in the living room for an extra guest if necessary. The bathroom has a shower, a sink, and a toilet. Towels and linens are kindly provided.

The cottage’s interior blends the original rustic charm with a stylish elegance while showcasing slate walls and artistic furnishings. The living area comes with two sofas in front a television as well as a beautiful wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen contains a stove, a microwave, and a fridge/freezer, so guests can prepare themselves meals in the privacy of their own space. Meals can be enjoyed on the patio with a bottle of wine while listening to the sounds of the crickets. A dishwasher makes cleaning up afterwards a breeze.

Outside, guests can explore the grounds of the estate, which include a communal swimming pool, perfect for taking a dip on a hot afternoon to cool down. A barbecue is also available for some al fresco cooking and dining. Located near the Sierra de San Pedro and the Portuguese border, guests have an array of outdoor activities to enjoy as well as ancient sites to visit including the cities of Mérida and Cáceres.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Garden
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Linens and pillows
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
The cottages all have access to a large communal swimming pool where guests can cool off in the summer sun, and there is a large lawn with colorful plants and tall trees that provide plenty of shade. There is free on-site parking as well as free Wi-Fi, and each cottage comes with a barbecue grill, a patio with furniture, a fireplace, and air conditioning.

Guest Services

The hosts can provide a laundry service if required.

Guests can enjoy a breakfast for a price.

Guests are able to rent bicycles from the host during their stay.

Location + Surroundings

Nestled in the valley of Valencia de Alcántara in Extremadura, this property was a working farm until the 1950s and now it offers guests the chance to unwind in a rustic cottage surrounded by serene Spanish countryside. The area lies between Puerta de Aguas Claras and the Portuguese border, and is famous for its ancient megalithic structures and old Roman infrastructure including towns, roads, and trade routes. The property is also located in an Area of Special Protection of Birds, meaning there is no noise pollution, and eagles and falcons are often spotted flying high above. The province of Cáceres is renowned for its gastronomy, castles, and fortresses, as well as dolmen routes.


General activities
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Horseback riding

Guests can explore the national parks of the nearby Sierra de San Pedro and the Serra de São Mamede in Portugal by hiking and biking while horseback riding tours are available throughout the province. For water sports and swimming opportunities, guests can visit the beach in Orellana, which is the only freshwater beach in Spain to be awarded the blue flag, the highest award for quality beaches, and guests can get involved in kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.

The cities of Cáceres and Mérida are home to ancient churches and castles, while Extremadura is home to what many consider the best gastronomy in Spain and guests will love checking out the array of tapas bars and restaurants. For an insight into the area’s ancient past, visitors can follow various walking trails that pass by numerous dolmens, megalithic tombs from thousands of years ago, as well as learn about many Conquistadors from this area in the museums and castles found throughout the region.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Accesibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

The property is pet-friendly and guests should inquire at the time of booking about bringing their dogs.

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