Isla del Burguillo

Spain | Europe: Mediterranean

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Located on the Burguillo reservoir, Ávila, Spain at the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos mountains, the little castle lies on a pretty island of about 8000 m2 with vineyards, fruit trees and a pine forest. Enjoy adventure and tranquillity in this rustic setting. There are plenty of outdoor activities in the wonderful surroundings, or just take it easy in the privacy of the island. This private island that can be reached by row boat (with an optional motor), in five minutes (max 300m depending on water level) from a plot on the mainland belonging to the island owner, where you can safely leave your car. The castle is a rural two story stone building, with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 with a bathtub and 2 with showers.

The price per week is 2,800 EUR. We do not rent single rooms. Included in the cost: water, electricity, bed clothes, towels and the cleaning fees before and after the rental. If the house is not left in its original state an extra fee will be charged. Please contact us for further details.

The castle is located on the Burguillo reservoir, Ávila, Spain at the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos mountains.

On the ground floor you enter the kitchen-dining-room from a large porch. It is fully equipped, has a fireplace and a large wooden dining table that seats 8. From the kitchen you have access to the wine cellar and two small bedrooms with two small beds each, suitable for children. There is another bedroom on the tower ground floor with a large bed and bath with an independent entrance. In front of the porch there is an esplanade with a stone barbecue, very cosy for lunches and dinners by starlight. The first floor has a spacious sitting room with a fireplace and a sofa bed. There is also a large bedroom with a double bed, another small room with two bunk beds, a bathroom with a bathtub, and a splendid terrace with a wonderful view, from where you have access to the tower bedroom and its en suite bathroom with shower. The living area is suitable for 10 people.

Guests can choose to have groceries delivered, such as bread, milk, water, marmalade, ham, chops, tomatoes, etc. There are also restaurants in the area where special meals, such as roasted lamb or pork, can be ordered. You have also shopping possibilities in the near villages.

Surroundings and Activities
The Castle is situated in the Natural Park of the Valley of Iruelas (Valle de Iruelas), it has been declared a special zone for the protection of birds: Z.E.P.A, in which there is an important colony of black vultures. In the same area there is El Castañar del Tiemblo, a magnificent chestnut tree forest with one that is over one hundred years old. Swimming, rowing, canoeing and trekking are some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay.

Midsummer temperatures generally range from 28°C to 35°C and much more, perfect to swim and take it easy. The sun is shining up to 12 hours per day. Spring and autumn are more temperate with temperatures of around 20°C. Winters are mild.

How to get there
It is an hour and a half from Madrid's Barajas Airport, an hour and fifteen minutes from Madrid, and about ten minutes by car from the towns of El Tiemblo or El Barraco. From Madrid by car: M-501 to San Martín de Valdeiglesias, continue on the C-403 to km 98. Further information will be given when the reservation is made.

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