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  • Oct 13, 2015
    “Great get away”
  • Apr 15, 2014
    “Its all very magical here”
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful house tucked away in a small village was just perfect for our weekend escape from Madrid. The house was beautifully decorated comfortable and with a view to the mountains. Eva was a great hostess and really made us feel right at home. I...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Livininspain
Reviewed April 15, 2014

it is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake into you. The skies and the lands are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that...More

Date of stay: February 2014
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Fantastic casa right on the boarder of Spain and Portugal. If you are looking for tranquillity in a remote rural setting with great walks, then this is your place. Treks in the sunshine by day and barbecue in the gardens by night. Room was very...More

Date of stay: May 2013
Thank Ashley S
Reviewed February 23, 2014

This gem offers accommodation full of character set in uncommercial surroundings. Built on the border of two time zones with a history of smuggling across the borders, this place is unique! The owner is very friendly and a superb host. This is a great getaway...More

Date of stay: June 2013
1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed February 17, 2014

You couldn't ask for a more stunning or tranquil place to spend a holiday. The casa is located at the end of a quaint little village, and at the end of Spain/beginning of Portugal. The house is lovely and the gardens are bursting with colour....More

Date of stay: September 2013
1  Thank Fimcc7
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The House Casa Salto del Caballo, situated in the small village of La Fontanera, offers stunning views More towards the Natural Park Serra de Sao Mamede and the Castle of Marvao in the Alto Alentejo of Portugal. For this is a historic building dated from the late `19th century 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 Sao Mamede Natural Park in Portugal. Not surprisingly, this strategic position has lent it a past always connected to the smuggling trade between Portugal and Spain.Up until 1992, when the borders opened mainly coffee and leather boots, but also bread, garlic or whatever was wanted on the other side was smuggled. As the front entrance is in Spain and the backdoor opens onto Portugal, it was a "casa de la duda" - a house in no-man's land. Ultimately the Spanish ended the confusion by incorporating the whole property officially into Spain. For your holiday in two countries, our family-run guesthouse offers 2 self-catering apartments, where the names reflect the history of the house: apartment "Portugal" and apartment "Spain". You can book either accommodation at a reduced rate for 2 people or, if you prefer not to self-cater, book as a B&B bedroom. You can book an evening meal, are very welcome to eat in our communal dining-/breakfast room or on the terrace. I would be happy to cook whatever you like, vegetarian, traditional or Spanish. Enjoy your holiday in an authentically rural place. Family-run, family-friendly and you will be welcomed all year round, pets as well without extra charge. A small library and satellite TV as well as ADSL internet is available in our communal TV-room. The patio formed by the two main buildings, provides several shady or sunny sitting-areas. There are sun lounges around the pool and 2 barbecues available. Less
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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Multilingual Staff
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Number of rooms
2
Location
Spain > Extremadura > Province of Caceres > Valencia de Alcantara
Hotel class
Number of rooms
2
Location
Spain > Extremadura > Province of Caceres > Valencia de Alcantara
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"If the weather is hot (it was 40 degrees C when we were there in July) then I think the 2 story apartment..."
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Jul 12, 2013
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