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Slice of Historic Spain for Sale

Historic hillside retreat in central Spain, set on the site of a Roman encampment with breathtaking views across the Henares Valley to distant, often snow-capped mountains.


Hidden away on a wooded hillside 50 miles east of Madrid is a rural retreat known simply as the Finca. For more than 50 years, El Tejar Antiguo de la Cuesta de la Fuente Nueva, to give it its full name, was a tile works operated by men and mules who mixed the terracotta earth with water from the New Spring and fired Roman-style pantiles and slender Spanish bricks with timber from the hillside. Bought from the retired tile master by an English couple in 1964, it was restored and extended over the next 50 years to become the small Spanish palace it is today, with features dating from the 13th to 18th centuries. It has three main buildings with six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a Great Hall, Mudejar Hall, Minstrels Gallery, Tower, Dovecot and Tree House, set within 25 hectares of private land.


This is not ideal country for wheelchairs!

Eco Practices

The property is totally self-sufficient. Electricity is provided by solar panels. Water from the New Spring is piped to the house and wasted into a septic tank. Logs pruned from olive trees, holm oaks and poplars provide fuel for wood-burning stoves, open fires and a wood-burning range in the man kitchen.

Opening Times and Prices

Visits can be arranged by appointment.

Directions and Travel

The nearest main-line train station in Guadalajara is 20 minutes away, Madrid Barajas airport 40 minutes.

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