Fave Properties: La Nava del Barranco, a luxury retreat in the heart of Spain

La Nava luxury retreat

La Nava is a luxury retreat located in Castilla-La Mancha

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

Infinity pools overlooking the Spanish countryside

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

The gorgeous, glass-encased dining room

 

La Nava luxury retreat

Evening meals in the impressive main dining room are unforgettable

 

La Nava luxury retreat

La Nava offers the most exquisite, traditional Spanish food

 

La Nava luxury retreat

La Nava’s signature partridge

 

La Nava luxury retreat

White glove service is to be expected at La Nava

 

La Nava luxury retreat

The staff at La Nava are kind, discreet, and professional

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

All suites offer breathtaking exterior views

 

La Nava luxury retreat

En suite bathrooms contain luxury amenities

 

La Nava luxury retreat

One of the many living areas to relax, read a book, or take a nap

 

La Nava luxury retreat

Details, details, details

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

Perfectly-manicured grounds and views for days

 

La Nava luxury retreat

Enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lodge’s main porch

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

Take a guided photographic safari on the country estate grounds

 

La Nava luxury retreat

View local flora and fauna in their natural habitat

 

La Nava luxury retreat

Indulge in an al-fresco lunch as a break during your nature safari

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

Enjoy a leisurely ride on horseback during your stay

 

La Nava luxury retreat

On-site spa for all your relaxation needs

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.

La Nava luxury retreat

Imagine arriving at this exclusive retreat in your own private jet!

 

La Nava luxury retreat

Private vehicles are available to you during your stay

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!