“We spent a wonderful week at Carmen and Alberto's lovely, comfortable house in Velayos, near Ávila. The house is perfect for a restful stay and in just the right spot to visit all the towns west of Madrid. Carmen was a real help with everything, the house was perfect and we found our house in tip top condition when we returned. We highly recommend a swap with this fantastic house and family. Thanks so much!”
Carmen's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We have spent almost two weeks in Carmen and Alberto's house on the Castillian plains. It has been a ultimately relaxing experience. We would love to spend the rest of our lives on that porch! Not only because of the beautiful house and the magnificent 'dehesa-garden' with stunning trees. We also we're welcomed by the utmost friendly and warm Alberto and Carmen. We are very much acquinted with Spain, it's landscapes and people. But Carmen and Alberto and their lovely Velayos-house provided us with a super-Spain-experience that equals the best Spain-trips we had.”
Where is it?
Cottage is Castile, an extensive region which forms the central portion of Spain. The origin of the name is a matter dispute, but it is more than probably derived from the fortified castles (Castillos), built first by the Romans, and afterwards by the Christians to defend the northern regions which they had conquered from the Moors. Only in Castile there are about 2000 castles. The house is situated twenty Km. drive from Ávila and near some other important Castilian towns like Segovia, Salamanca (these three towns are named World Heritage cities by UNESCO) and some villages with tourist interest as for example Medina del Campo, Arévalo etc. advisable for people interested in art, culture and Castilian landscape. At a distance of 50 Km. we can find the peaks of sierra de Gredos or Guadarrama appropriated to hiking and enjoying the nature.
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