La Encomienda Country House
6 bedrooms, sleeps 12 guests / events
La Encomienda Mayor de Castilla was part of the jurisdictional-territory of one of the 84 Encomiendas that the Military Order of Santiago had spread throughout Castile, Leon, Aragón and when the King and Queen awarded the Military Order with towns, estates, buildings and territories, as rewards for having helped them fight and successfully win back the lost territories. Nowadays, La Encomienda Mayor de Castilla is a forested, agricultural and hunting estate located 50 km from the Madrid. Its 1,800 hectares consist of Mediterranean woodlands of pine trees and holm oaks and is teeming with wildlife such as red deer, wild boars, rabbits and partridges. The main house has recently been refurbished but the work has respected the original construction. This 1,000 m2 property has modern lines but thanks to the materials used (stone work from the famous stone of Colmenar, wood floors and antique but well selected furniture) it gives a comfortable atmosphere which makes a unique mix between rustic country and contemporary luxury. The accommodation is spread over two floor plus attic. It has all the modern comforts such as individual air conditioning, under floor heating, wireless internet throughout the whole house, BOSE sound system in the garden and main indoor areas, infinity pool, dramatic garden view and several lounge areas where relaxing will be guaranteed.