Finca is situated in the beautiful natural scenery of the Sierra
de Montanchez, the best part of Extremadura, a wonderful area
with four UNESCO world heritage sites nearby; Caceres , Merida ,
Trujillo and Guadalupe.
has been much acclaim for the dinners prepared at the Finca, so
we have decided to share our secrets and run creative cooking
courses several times a year.
cortijo kitchen is spacious with all the special equipment and
implements needed to create delicious Moroccan, Middle Eastern,
Spanish and Portuguese dishes using natural fresh local
vegetables, meat, fish, fruit and herbs; the spices are imported
regularly from Morocco .
aim and pleasure is to inspire enjoyment of the food in the well
designed and decorated surroundings of the Finca.
will be the highlight of every day. Starting with tapas, which
we have had fun inventing, served on the terrace, we eat dinner
around the huge dining table or maybe outside if the evening is
warm. Possibly dinner will have been cooked in the traditional
clay oven or over a charcoal grill. We serve Extremeña wines
and, maybe with coffee, a special liqueur from the Jerte valley
or some aguadente made from the medroño or wild strawberry
accommodation is at Finca al-manzil, cortijo or barn and at Casa
Alfarera, all in beautiful, peaceful situations
with splendid views of the countryside and up to the peaks of
the mountains. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms; there is a
choice of single occupancy or shared twin room or renting a
whole house for your own use. The sitting room has a wood
burning fire for chilly nights and there are two terraces for
gazing at the stars.
classes are open for a maximum of 6 people and minimum of 2
people. Discounts are available if you are able to arrange your
own group of 4 friends or more.
holidays are designed on a weekly basis and integrate an
interesting programme of cooking, nature and culturally based
activities and a visit to stunning Trujillo with dinner at a
HOLIDAY INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING -
nights stay at Finca al-manzil or Casa Alfarera with the
following daily programmes, 3 days of cooking, eating and the
preparation for dinner, 4 days of alternative activities with
dinner either at the Finca or in restaurant