Two Historic Villas Launched in Trujillo
Trujillo Villas España (www.trujillovillasespana.com) is launching two new rental properties in the medieval town of Trujillo in the South West of Spain. Situated high up by the castle, both villas have unbroken views of the expansive plains of Extremadura below. This walled hilltop town has until now remained under the tourist radar and Extremadura is fast becoming one of Spain’s most up and coming provinces.
Trujillo Villas España, the only villa operator in Trujillo, now has a portfolio of five properties, which they are marketing in the UK for the first time.
The pretty town is steeped in history dating back to 600BC but it was the discovery of the Americas and the expansion of the Spanish Empire that put Trujillo on the map. Its most famous resident was Francisco Pizarro, one of Spain’s great explorers and the man who both conquered Peru and founded Lima. His impressive statue stands in the centre of the main square, Plaza Mayor. However, he is not the only famous son and monuments to the likes of Francisco de Orellana, who discovered the Amazon and Garcia Paredes, who founded the Venezuelan city of Trujillo can also be found in the town.
Villa Martires is situated high up by the castle with 180 degree views of the dramatic plains below. Restored to a high standard, the house has grand proportions and has been traditionally furnished with oil portraits, tapestries and antique furniture throughout. A hand carved granite staircase leads up from the wooden beamed entrance hall. There is a very large formal drawing room with a huge stone fireplace and fine antique furniture – perfect for family gatherings and celebrations; a wood pannelled living room; and a dining room with magnificent cornice work and marble flooring.
This large house sleeps four to five people in a master bedroom and twin bedroom with its own private sitting room, both with ensuite bathrooms.
The villa has sophisticated gardens designed by George Carter, a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, a pretty Roman style swimming pool and a spectacularly situated astroturf tennis court with views of the plains.
Villa Martires costs £1,125 per person per week (based on four sharing). Over 21s only.
The Garden Cottage is situated in the grounds of Villa Martires. It is a restored cottage sleeping six, with three double bedrooms, a kitchen and covered Moroccan style loggia with living room and dining area for long, relaxed lunches overlooking the Roman style swimming pool. It is comfortably furnished with lots of books, rugs and cushions and offers complete peace and privacy.
The Garden Cottage costs £325 per person per week (based on six sharing). It can also be rented with Villa Martires for parties of up to 10 people.
Trujillo Villas España feature three other properties: The Artists Studio, a funky artist’s studio with contemporary whitewashed interiors and steel and glass staircase, perfect for a couple (£248 per person per week based on two sharing); Villa Piedras Albas, a grand 16th century palacio in prime position on the main square with a large balcony and walled garden with swimming pool (£344 per person per week based on eight sharing); and Villa Moritos, a Conquistador’s house in the medieval part of the town with a walled garden and spectacular views (from £244 per person per week based on eight sharing).
Guests are welcomed by a bilingual property manager and both properties include a daily maid and gardener, broadband, welcome pack, shopping service and home cooking on request.
For reservations visit www.trujillovillasespana.com