This villa for rent in Spain is the oldest preserved dwelling in the small Iberian town of Villalba de los Barros. Built in the late 18th century, it originally belonged to one of the many families of “hidalgos” who settled in the south of Extremadura. Through the beginning of the 20th century it was home to several noble families until 1946, when it became union headquarters for the Farmers and Cattlemen of Villalba. 

Bought by a local family and carefully restored by Madrid-based studio Lucas y Hernández-Gil, the villa’s graceful features and rural character recall the essence of the Extremaduran manor houses of the past. A protected Cultural Heritage landmark, the renovations were designed to preserve the building’s distinctive elements, including the ornate façade and doors, vaulted ceilings, and the handcrafted tiles and materials used. Located in the central square, this historic gem is a unique part of the region’s heritage and welcoming hospitality. You can book it here!!!!!

Photography: José Hevia


Anastasia is the lead author of She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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