In the most beautiful and remote parts of Spain, gorgeous homes and villas lie waiting to give couples, families and groups a truly memorable vacation away from the crowds this summer and fall. Stunning scenery, fantastic local gastronomy (and options of private chefs), plus local experts for fun activities can be combined to create your perfect break.
Menorcan Mediterranean Magic
A unique villa set in a 250-acre estate on the beautiful tiny Mediterranean island of Menorca. The beautiful beaches, stunning turquoise waters and a sophisticated vibe have left their mark on many a traveler with Madrid & Beyond.
This property can make a Mediterranean dream come true. Its many charms include an infinity swimming pool, sweeping countryside and sea views, vineyard walks, and a private solarium. 12 rooms can accommodate up to 24 adults for exclusive use, including butler service, a private chef, and special spa treatments.
From the owners: “For us the most important thing is to make our clients feel at home, creating unique experiences within our hundreds of hectares of pure nature and the centuries-old walls. Madrid & Beyond are our perfect allies, the “chosen family”; as we both share the hope and goal of unforgettable memories for our customers.”
Nestled in Nature
If you’re looking for total privacy in the middle of nature, this 11-bedroom 19th-century palace is a fabulous option. It’s located on a huge pasture of ancient oak trees between cattle farms and game reserves in the heart of Extremadura, one of Spain’s most unspoilt regions.
Bordered to the west by Portugal and to the north and south by mountain ranges, Extremadura is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets – a land rich in history, architectural splendor and natural beauty. It’s a perfect area for those who like exploring remote river valleys, old-fashioned villages, narrow roads, and mountain paths.
The palace combines the quality service of a luxury hotel – your own Cordon Bleu chef for example – with the intimacy of your own home. Day trips allow you to step back in time – visit the country’s finest Roman ruins at Mérida or the Medieval towns of Cáceres and Trujillo, or enjoy beautiful, sparsely populated landscapes including mountain ranges and national parks. You’ll find it within easy reach of World Heritage cities such as Toledo and Salamanca as well as transport hubs, Madrid and Lisbon.
From the owners: “We welcome you to our house, a small paradise in the middle of the Extremadura prairie, a very special palace recently restored in the middle of an emblematic farm of holm and cork oaks. A unique natural environment with the spectacular Monfragüe National Park just a few minutes away.”
For those thinking of a private villa in northern Spain this summer, we recommend this typical five-bedroom Basque farmhouse situated in the unbeatable setting on the slopes of Mount Jaizkibel, dominating Txingudi Bay overlooking Biarritz and with the Bidasoa River at its feet. Surrounded by trees and animals, the 66-acre property is just a five-minute drive from San Sebastian’s airport and a 20-minute drive from the city itself. Private chef and other staff all available.
Madrid & Beyond is renowned for its outstanding partners in the Basque region and can arrange a whole series of activities, including hiking, road or mountain biking, surf lessons, wine excursions to Rioja – Spain’s best-known wine region – and a whole array of foodie experiences that can be enjoyed “on the road” or brought to your private villa.
This private villa in rural Girona is not only one of the most special properties in Spain, it’s also considered to be the best residence in Europe, as their awards cabinet proudly displays. The property is renowned for its high quality in terms of architecture, landscaping, furniture, technology, and boasting an incredible on-site staff, including private chef, pâtissier, butler, sommelier, waiters and maids.
The location is ideal; a one-hour drive from Barcelona, surrounded by unspoilt countryside, UNESCO protected medieval villages, and just five miles away from the inviting Mediterranean coastline, with fishing villages and secluded bays. The nearest beach is within a nature reserve.
Facilities include 1,500 square meters of luxury accommodation over three floors, connected by an elevator. The villa has a 250-square-metre presidential suite with a spacious lounge, bedroom, living room, dressing room, bathroom and private terrace. There are three living rooms, a summer living room with scenic views over the natural reserve and sunsets, a cinema room, two kitchens, an office, a studio, 10 bedrooms (seven of them en-suite), a gym (with jacuzzi and sauna), and three halls. Located in an area which boasts 11 Michelin stars, it is also close to several golf courses (the PGA Catalunya, is considered one of the best in Europe), equestrian facilities, cycling, coastal hiking or inland in the surrounding nature reserve.
This luxurious property, accommodating up to 20 guests, is ideal for families and great friends.
Set in the heart of Andalucía, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, sits this wonderful property. Inspired by African lodges, this grand guesthouse resides on 22 acres of private ground. Seven luxuriously appointed bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and breath-taking views of the surrounding majestic countryside and grounds. The perfect place to wake up and enjoy rural Andalucía.
The main lounge overlooks the lawn and large swimming pool with the “Serrania de Ronda” mountains beyond. The drawing room is the perfect place for relaxing and inspiring good conversation. The décor includes original artwork from Morocco to Rwanda, while the dining area, with open-plan kitchen, lets everyone join in naturally.
For those who want to keep fit and enjoy their regular exercise regime – no problem! The property includes both walking and jogging trails, where horses tranquilly graze. In the villa a large mirrored room allows you to enjoy Pilates and yoga.
A private chef can be arranged; meals include vegetables and herbs from the property’s own organic garden. Enjoy fish caught fresh from the Andalusian coast, and excellent quality meat provided by local organic suppliers. Nothing is too much for the owners and their team, who are on-hand to help with any requests.
From the owners: “We’ve known Nigel and Oscar for years now and have loved hosting their guests over the years. We are here to remind everyone that life goes on and we can all still have lots of fun, whilst enjoying a well-deserved vacation with our closest ones. Our property is ideal for large families. We promise you a warm welcome!”
This is a just a small selection of private villas or country homes we can arrange. If you’re seeking something or somewhere else, just let us know and we can provide other options.