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PHOTOS OF THE HOUSE
La Casa has two floors. On the ground floor we find our guests common areas, a spacious room with comfortable sofas to enjoy moments of peace and quiet, two dining rooms, male and female washrooms, a bright and cozy patio with a small stone fountain, a barbecue and a clay oven for our menu’s roasts. If weather permits the patio is equipped to serve lunch, dinner and breakfast if guests wish to, and hammocks and lounge chairs can also be installed to enjoy the tranquility of La Casa.
Also located on the ground floor there is an excellent and original kitchen, completely equipped to spend unforgettable gastronomic moments.
Upstairs, supporting the main facade, there are five guest rooms with their own private bathrooms and a nice hallway. Smart TV and free WIFI in all rooms.
A careful restoration
From an architectural point of view, La Casa is an old Mudéjar building, typical throughout the Castile and Leon regions in previous centuries. As usual in this type of construction, the house has a yard and a wine cellar.
The restoration of the building has preserved the charm of its original construction, keeping the wooden beams that hold the roof, the pavement and the brick walls, maintaining also the original doors and floors, more than 100 years old. In addition, we have preserved some furniture and valuables from previous occupants, included now in the new decoration. We also have available for our customers, old documents, such as 1907’s First Communion commemorative cards, 1900’s textbooks and some women magazine collections from the 60s, such as Ama, Hola and Semana.
Horcajo de las Torres
A PLACE TO ENJOY COUNTRY TOURISM
Horcajo de las Torres is located in the region of Moraña, on Avila’s plateau. With a population of 600 inhabitants, of hospitable and jovial character, that has always worked these lands characterized by enormous cereal plains, sheltering animals such as hares, partridges, rabbits, kites and bustards.
In this beautiful country environment we find our inn “La Casa de las Manuelas”, of which a first registration document dated in 1796, is preserved. You can also see the Mudéjar Art of churches and old houses walking through the town.At half an hour distance from La Casa, we have the well-known cities of Medina del Campo, Arévalo and Peñaranda de Bracamonte. At about an hour, we have Salamanca, Ávila, Valladolid and Zamora.
It should be pointed out that only 8 km from Horcajo de las Torres, we have Madrigal de las Altas Torres. This is the birthplace of Isabel la Católica –Queen Elizabeth, the Catholic-, located in the Palace of Juan II, at present the Augustinian Convent –a nun’s cloister-.
Through Horcajo de las Torres went the route of Emperor Charles V, who stayed at the old Palace of Horcajo. You can also stroll through the Royal Cattle Route, or trashumance route, used from the fifteenth century to mid-twentieth century.
Other historic monuments in Horcajo de las Torres are: San Julian and Santa Basilisa’s church, from the Mudéjar period, dated around 1400, the cellar of Counts of Miranda Palace, dated on 1428, and Yecla’s Tower.
“La Casa de las Manuelas”
MORE THAN 200 YEARS OF HISTORY
La Casa de las Manuelas, named this way for over 70 years, received the name from one of its last owners who lived here with her four daughters, all unmarried, for over 40 years, called Manuela Torres. Locals know it very well and tell many stories about it as people used to come here to buy milk and eggs. The women of the house were very introverted and also very dedicated to the village’s church maintenance.
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