Fave Properties: La Nava del Barranco, a luxury retreat in the heart of Spain
Tucked away in the peaceful countryside, in the province of Castilla-La Mancha (between Madrid and Andalucia), is a breathtaking luxury retreat called La Nava del Barranco which we recently had the opportunity to get to know first-hand, on invite from the very kind Beatriz Pastrana of Events of Excellence, a trusted Spain Savvy partner for private villa rentals. Just some of the reasons we can imagine our Spain Savvy clients indulging in a stay at this special property are: as a bookend location to a longer family group itinerary in Spain, a company retreat, or even a girls’ getaway. Whatever the reason, we can guarantee that a stay for just a few days at this property will be nothing short of spectacular.
A private luxury retreat
La Nava operates as a boutique hotel with a private home feel. In actuality, part of the home is the private residence and hunting lodge of an elite family entrenched in the Spanish partridge-hunting tradition that goes back for many centuries. Impeccably-dressed staff are at your beck and call to ensure you have everything you need at all times. First-class catering services are available to guests throughout an exclusive stay and include delicious and complete meals, snacks, and drinks.
A complete stay with luxury amenities
You and your guests will have exclusive access to the country estate and the grounds, which include: double infinity pools, various lounges/porches/verandas, library, cinema, spa, gymnasium, sauna, Turkish bath, dining room, a winter lodge, and a meeting room equipped with a projector/screen and views of the countryside. There is also music and Wi-Fi available throughout the property. There are 16 well-appointed, exterior-facing bedroom suites with luxurious bathrooms, as well as additional bedrooms available for service or security staff. This luxury retreat can easily accommodate children, offering a play room and childcare services.
The grounds extend around the property for thousands of acres, and staying here means experiencing nature is in its purest form. The house, which is absolutely private, dominates over the surrounding countryside from a high plateau. The views look over peaceful landscapes where Spain’s most famous literary character – Don Quixote – walked, and include olive groves, oak forests, gullies and lakes.
Enjoy nature and wildlife
The staff will make sure you and your party get out on a photographic safari in the countryside surrounding the estate, where you will easily spot deer, pheasants, mouflon, boars and more in their natural habitat. The cherry on top to your nature safari will be a picnic lunch á la “Out of Africa”, complete with La Nava’s signature white-glove service.
Visit nearby cultural sites
Other activities available are 4×4 and quad bike routes, hiking, clay pigeon shooting, cooking courses, private bullfights, spa treatments, horseback riding, tennis and horse-drawn carriage rides. Any kind of activity – such as team building events, corporate meetings, training courses, balloon rides, tourist visits to the local area, workshops, gastronomic tastings – can also be organized on-site, and there is a golf course just 10 km away. Nearby, for a cultural day trip, are the lesser-known World Heritage sites of Úbeda and Baeza, the best examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in Spain, and just over 2 hours away is the majestic monumental complex of La Alhambra in Granada.
Luxury transport available
La Nava is easily accessible from Madrid’s airport or train station, and exclusive service can include luxury private transfers. For the elite client, this luxury retreat even has its very own landing airstrip for private jets located just 15 minutes from the lodge.
Contact Spain Savvy today for our own custom itinerary including an exclusive stay at La Nava del Barranco. We can’t wait for you to experience this amazing property!