Vivegredos / El Molino de Tormellas: reviews
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Best rural homes we've seen with an incredible experience with animals
Pilar's rural homes are breathtaking - set at the top of a hill with amazing views of the Gredos mountain range. The houses are restored from an abandoned pastor's village and even the church town bell remains. We rented a house called "Carpintero" which had spectacular views on the entire east side of the house. The whole wall, and the side of the adjacent one, was set in glass from top to bottom. In the morning we woke up with light streaming in. The house was warm and cozy despite still being winter, very comfortable and with all the modern comforts you could need - with animals right outside your door. Pilar is the secret of this enchanting place - she brought us up to see the goats (who jumped all over us like dogs), her 2 huge mountains dogs, and an ostrich. We milked the goats, played with the baby goats, and skipped back home with a bottle of fresh goats milk! Then we swung by the poultry pen to pick up a ducks egg and several other eggs. Checked out a nest of baby rabbits and went back home to make an organic omelette! The area is spectacular (only 5 minutes from Barco de Avila, lovely walks by the river and nice quaint town) and near the Gredos National Park. A very special place, very special lady who makes it special (thanks Pilar!) and overall a very unique experience - even for someone who's travelled a lot. Highly recommended!!
Date of stay: 08/Mar/2012
A wonderfull stone building set high on a hill with unbelievable views. Pilar our host was alsolutely fantastic. She gave us goats milk, home made sweets, tomatoes and grapes were hanging on the vines outside. It is really easy to get to places like Madrid, Toledo, Avila, Salamanca, and Placensia from here and the drive through the Gredos Mountains is sensational. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Thanks again, Pilar.
Date of stay: 02/Oct/2010
Fantastic Views & Atmosphere
Really charming stone house in a quiet hamlet with a superb view. We were 3 families and the kids had a ball running around (safe - no through traffic) and checking out the animals ( sheep, goats,donkeys, geese et cetera). Very lovely hosts showed us round and were very generous - great recommendations for the local jarmon and the steak we bought for the barbeque - excellent. Close to trekking routes in the Gredos & the Jerte valley and only 2.5 hours from Madrid. Thoroughly recommend it for all seasons.
Date of stay: 12/Mar/2010
I didn't believe places like this exist. We came to the beautiful Gredos area for a...concert of Bob Dylan. we met Pilar and her husband and she invited us warmly to Vivegredos. Words can not express the kindness of this lady, and the beauty of this place. "Si, the honey is from our huves, the eggs are our chickens' the tomatos, the cheese, the roses.." etc. etc. The ancient stone houses (400 years old?)are beautifuly renovated and decorated with Pilars' loving hand, the tranquility of the mountain, the fresh air and the smalls of the wild flowers... A pure place. Pilar, gracias por todo. El mundo es un poco mejor con gente como usted.
Date of stay: 14/Jul/2008
We have stayed in many casa rurales all over Spain, but never in one quite as magical as this. The location is beautiful, nestled on a hillside overlooking oak forests as far as the eye can see and lush green valleys with snow capped mountains. The owners make you feel as welcome as family, easy access to walks and climbs, and only an hours drive from the historical and picturesque cities of Salamanca and Avila. I would certainly recommend vive gredos to other travellers.
Date of stay: 25/May/2009
Part of me doesn't want anyone else to know about this place in case I can't get another booking, the other part wants to shout from the tree tops about not only what a wonderful place vive gredos is, but also what a fantastic spanish experience staying in one of the homely casas rurales has been. Pilar, the owner went out of her way to make our stay special, ensuring from the moment we arrived we felt wanted and accepted and that the most important part of her job was to ensure that we enjoyed our holiday - as well as our labrador, Sandy. The setting and surroundings were breathtaking, much much more than you can already assume from their informative website. Pilar was full of helpful advice and tips on how best to see the region, but also gave us the space to explore at our own pace. Great walks, through leafy countryside that reminded us of home, but with real friendly Spanish hospitality. You actually do live the gredos experience. I already miss the place. Can't wait to get back!
Date of stay: 23/May/2009
Take a deep breath of clean mountain air and enjoy the view. The scenery is spectacular here, and the village has been beautifully restored. And the only noise to disturb the silence is of the bells around the necks of the moutain sheep and goats. A rural idyll!
Date of stay: 05/Mar/2007
Vivegredos / El Molino de Tormellas
- Albergue -
- Accommodation registered in the official tourism site.
2 - 90 places - 28.85€ / person per night (approx.)
Crta. Navamures a Tormellas, s/n - 05697 Tormellas
Tormellas, Ávila (Castile-Leon, Spain)
(0034) 665 651 910 - 607 481 736