El-Figueral-Rural Self Catering rural holidays located on Spain's River Ebro, was developed from our desire to change our hectic life style lived in the UK.
THE EL-FIGUERAL STORY
Between 2003 and 2004 we were looking for a rural property that had access to the River Ebro to indulge my passion for fishing, we found and fell in love with El Figueral, an 80,000m2 finca with a farm house of 90m2 that had been on the site and in the same family for over 400 years, changed hands only once by virtue of a card game and which during the Spanish civil war’s bloodiest battle, the “battle of the Ebro” provided "perfectly habitable front line accommodation with magnificent views over the river and valley to the republicans International Brigade"!!!!
The photos on the side bar show the original property pre 2007.
Intending to move to Spain and make El Figueral our home and place of business we set about reconstructing the farmhouse into 300m2 of modern open plan living space, while trying to retain as much of the old house charm as possible. Of course, we added air-conditioning, central heating, swimming pool and patio space for us to enjoy all year round comfort while taking advantage of the outside living that the Spanish climate affords. The mandarins have gone, replaced by olives which we harvest each November to produce our own single estate Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, created easy access to the river and I'm pleased to report, I and many of our guests have caught some very nice catfish and carp.
EL-FIGUERAL-RURAL SELF CATERING AVAILABILITY
El-Figueral is available to rent to families during Mid-June - Mid September on a self-catering basis. Fully equipped for your stay, including linen, towels, kitchen utensils, microwave, coffee m/c, cutlery, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, WiFi, TV, DVD, HiFi, BBQ, patio furniture, Private swimming pool, sun loungers, table tennis and other board games. Of course, we ensure that the swimming pool is clean and maintained throughout your stay and the house is fully cleaned and serviced before you arrive.
In "The things to do" drop down menu we try to give you a flavour of the area; restaurants, bars, activities, site seeing, and activities to make your stay as enjoyable as we can. We have a farm manager Eloi, who is around to look after the Farm, but more importantly makes sure that the pool is always clean and ready for your use. Of course, if there are any problems with the property or you need help in finding a shop, need medical help or just want help in booking a restaurant or some other excursion Eloi will be a phone call away.
This might be rural Spain and you might take a 360 degree look around and not see another person, but it gets hot and no self-respecting high-quality property would be without a pool to cool down and relax in. El-Figueral will not disappoint. The views from the pool are spectacular and we provide sun-loungers to relax in and table and chairs to enjoy a sundowner watching the last rays of sun in the evening. The pool is fully maintained throughout your stay so that the water is always crystal clear.
OPEN PLAN LIVING
The lounge, Dinning area and Atrium are split level and open plan. Large glass doors open to all the terraces to give a feeling of light and space.
The lounge area has comfortable sofas to relax chat, read or watch TV or a DVD. There is a selection of DVD's and books for guests to use and an open plan log fire for the brief colder periods that gives a warm cosy feel to the Finca.
There are four terraced areas that provide shade from the heat of the day, sundowners and evening entertaining all with magnificent views. Terrace 1) opens from the lounge via two patio doors onto a small terrace with views of the river and across the valley to the farms and mountains. Terrace 2) opens from the lounge onto the swimming pool, there are Sun loungers and chairs to relax around the pool.The pool has amazing views of the River Ebro flowing through the valley. There is an outside shower located in the pool area. Terrace 3) opens from the dinning room onto a small patio with glass table and patio furniture, the ideal place for a sundowner while listening to music from the B&O CD system. Note the 7 stem palm on this patio an original feature of the old finca. Terrace 4) opens from the kitchen, or put another way is an extension of the kitchen. With table and chairs, BBQ and a Patio area for games.
The open plan living theme runs through the kitchen area as well. Entering the kitchen from the bedroom corridor, there is a small lounge area with TV, perfect for cooking and socialising, a well provisioned kitchen area with large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen opens to the kitchen terrace through large French door. From the kitchen there is access to a utility room, with storage, washing machine and dryer and access to the dinning room for formal entertaining.
El Figueral master bedroom is part of the original finca and accessed by stairs leading off the bedroom corridor, it has its own private balcony where you can find a quiet spot to relax while taking in the surrounding views or gaze at the stars before saying goodnight.
The room has a kingside double bed, on-suite bath, shower, double basin, WC and bidet. There is TV, DVD, radio/CD and the room is air conditioned and centrally heated. We provide a hairdryer, towels and linen for your stay.
Double Bedroom with air-conditioning, king size double bed, 2 wardrobe one with full length mirror, on-suite walk in shower room with, single basin, wc and bidet, hairdryer, towels and linen.
Twin Bedroom is air-conditioned and has two single beds, double wardrobe, on suite with bath/shower, single basin and wc.
The bunk room is air-conditioned with 2 double wall mounted folding bunks each with two beds (4 bunks in total), computer work station and 2 single wardrobes. Across the corridor is a separate bathroom with shower, basin, WC and hairdyer, the room has towelling and linen.
To add to your holiday experience we can provide :
Boat Hire; these are 4m long and equipped with 15hp Yamaha engines.
Fishing tackle: rods and reels, seats, landing nets, un-hooking mats, pod and scales.
Fishing Licenses: It is a requirement before you fish to have licence, under 16 or over 70 are free.
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