It´s difficult to speak of this region, El Olivar- Castilla la Mancha, without mentioning the legendary book DON QUIJOTE de la MANCHA and his windmills. Also there is an important contemporary writer, the Nobel prize winner Camilo José Cela, when in the spring of 1946, he began a journey throughout this scenic landscape, culminated in his book: ¨Trip to Alcarria¨.
It´s a natural scenery, high and clear, crisscrossed by rivers and brooks that form fertile valleys in between the Tajuña, Tajo and Henares rivers. The resulting landscape is an important part of Alto Tajo´s natural park, with udeniable ecologic value.
In this region is nestled the town of El Olivar, winner of the touristic prize for the best town of La Alcarria in the year 2005. It´s here where this rural dwelling is located, with all the modern ammenties you could wish for.
Description of El Olivar:
EL Olivar in a small village, full of life, only 5 minutes away from the Sacedón reservoir, where all kinds of acuatic Sports are practiced.
It has a central plaza with the XVII Century church and the town hall. The town also has two bar-restaurants . It´s also the only village in this area that has a library and mediateque for all ages open year-round projected by us because my husband and I ,we are architects There are football, tennis and paddle courts, located inside of a park which also has a public barbecue area, where you can enjoy a lovely view of the close by rivers.
Also of importance is its location, only one hour away from Madrid, Toledo, Cuenca and Segovia; all of them World Heritage sites, and half an hour from the international airport Barajas_Madrid.
Description of the house:
The dwelling consists of three floors with a patio garden.
Lower floor: This floor is acceded from the road, opening onto a living room, dining room and integrated kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a fire-burning chimney, a sunken living room, and the access to the patio that has a barbecue and patio furniture. There is also a full bathroom that boasts a finnish sauna.
From this floor it is possible to access an independent 2 floor apartment, which can be easily separated from the rest of the house.
Right-wing apartment: It has 2 floors, on the first it has a large 4 person bedroom and on the second floor it has a recreation room/study with wonderful views, perfect for children.
Main house: The first floor has 3 double bedrooms with 2 baths. One of these is ensuite (integrated bathroom). The capacity is for 10 persons.
At 5 km from the house there are 2 public pools and the lake of Sacedón.