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Esparragosa De Lares
€ 89,950

This 2 bed single story house is in the quiet village of Esparragosa de Lares, on the slopes above the beautiful lakes of Extremadura and just 5 minutes drive from Talarrubias, 40 minutes from the larger town of Don Benito. The edge of village, fully modernised house consists of 2 bedrooms (one 7x3 m), a good sized lounge with wood-burner and large dining kitchen all with air- conditioning, a large utility room and fully tiled shower room. The large patio doors from the kitchen open onto a partially covered, private dining patio of 400 sq ft. From the utility room a door leads to an impressive 1,400 sq ft private terraced area with 4x3m plunge pool (4ft deep), an arched veranda, a lemon tree and various terraces to provide all day sun and shade. This amount of outside space is very rare with a village house. There is also a garage and workshop and all mains services are connected.


Valencia de Alcántara

Valencia de Alcántara is situated 10km from the Portuguese border in an area known as La Raya, with a population of about 3,000 people, although this can treble in August with many people returning to visit their family along with some Spanish tourists. The town dates back to Roman times and there is still much evidence of Roman occupation, including an aqueduct, fountains and threshing circles (there is currently some debate as to whether these pre-date even the Romans).

The heart of Valencia de Alcántara is medieval and many buildings are at least 300 years old, including a Jewish section with an old synagogue, which has been declared an area of historical interest by the EU.

The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and there are a number of country properties, sometimes with great views of the lake, but these houses will often need at least modernising and sometimes more extensive renovation.

There are many charming villages and hamlets and during the summer each has its own fiesta, which usually includes games, cooking competitions, a subasta (auction for the village saint) and a concert or dance. Much fun is had by all and the Saturday of the fiesta normally culminates in a very late night!

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