Formerly an old farmhouse and converted in 2010, El Gorgocil is a fully equipped and highly comfortable four bedroom rural cottage respecting the traditional architecture of its neighbours: a sixteenth century church and a twelfth century castle fortress. It is situated in the village of Puente del Congosto, on the River Tormes, in Salamanca, within the Biosphere reserve of Sierras de Béjar y Francia and close to the Gredos mountains. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the rich birdlife, cultural heritage and a safe swimming area in the river.

In the heart of the Sierra de Francia Natural Park, in Villanueva del Conde, 20 minutes from La Alberca and the Peña de Francia and an hour from Salamanca.  Here you can enjoy an exceptional starry sky and Fred’s telescopes, one of which boasts a gigantic 50cm mirror!  Both houses have access to the garden and organic cottage garden with beautiful views over the Sierras de Francia and Béjar.  There is always a small gift for the clients: a jar of marmalade, some fresh eggs, or fruits of the season.  The friendly attention and availability of Fred and Angela means that whoever comes here once comes back again!

Rural Cottage La Escuela SALAMANCA

La Escuela, an old village primary school converted into a friendly 5 bedroom cottage with room for 10, nestles in a valley of granite boulders in the pretty village of Valdesangil (Béjar), within the Biosphere Reserve of Sierras de Béjar y Francia. At the foot of the Sierra of Béjar-Candelario, 15 minutes from the Covatilla ski resort, and 2km from Béjar and its converted railway path with tunnel under the town, surrounded by the fields, woodland and the rocky outcrops of Valdesangil, La Escuela offers comfort and the perfect setting to explore and enjoy the area.

Rural cottages Arroal SALAMANCA

If you wish to spend some marvelous days in the province of Salamanca, we recommend you try out rural tourism and discover Sotoserrano, in the Sierra de Francia, staying at Casa Rural Arroal.  The perfect location for discovering natural wonders like Las Batuecas, Las Hurdes and scenic villages such as La Alberca, Miranda Del Castañar, Mogarraz, San Martín Del Castañar, Cepeda, Villanueva Del Conde, or Monsagro.

The Hostal Almanzor is located at almost 1600m altitude on the north slope of the Sierra de Gredos, close to the town of Navarredonda de Gredos.  Founded more than 60 years ago, it is one of the most emblematic establishments in the Sierra de Gredos, and has managfed to maintain the charm of the passage of time without ceasing to renew and improve constantly. Nestled in a finca of more than 2 and a half acres, surrounded by nature, with its own parking, gardens, terraces and spectacular views.  And for bird lovers, there’s a hide which is accessed directly from inside the hotel.

The Rincon del Cuco, (Cuckoo Corner) nestles in the village of Tejedo de Ancares (Leon), in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of the Ancares Leoneses, in the western end of the Cantabrian mountains where Leon meets Galicia and Asturias. It is a charming rural hotel in a place both remote but within easy reach, in a lost world where time appears to have come to a halt…

Piedra Abierta, formerly forge, barn and baking house, now converted into a comfortable and friendly hotel.  It nestles in the tiny village of San Martín de Perapertu in the Mountains of Palencia, just an hour from the coast of Cantabria or some of the capital cities of Castille and Leon.  It is within the stunning and recently declared World Geoparc of Las Loras.  Perfect for observation of fauna and flora, studying geology and interpreted walks.

The four star rural hotel Mesa del Conde is in the attractive medieval village of San Felices de los Gallegos, Salamanca, close to Portugal and within the stunning Arribes Natural Park, one of the main birdwatching destinations.  It is also one of the selected points on the prestigious International Wine Route, and the area offers many other attractions in such as walking, a museum of olive oil and a trip on the river Duero.

Porta Coeli is a small family run hotel, situated in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de Francia (Salamanca). It is 2.5km from San Martín del Castañar and 15km from la Alberca. WE have spectacular views to the valley and an outdoor swimming pool during the summer months.  A place to relax and disconnect.

The Salvatierra country hotel is located on the banks of the Santa Teresa reservoir in the historic medieval village of Salvatierra de Tormes.  A world away from urban noise, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this fully restored stately manor converted into a modern, welcoming country hotel, tastefully decorated in a blend of rustic and minimalist style for maximum comfort.

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