Finca Fuente Techada, the estate and surroundings
The Fuente Techada estate is located at the foot of Guadarrama Natural Park in the municipality of Sotosalbos. Its 11 hectares contain numerous ash and oak trees and a 2,500 sq. metre pond. Two streams cross the property. The incomparable views of the Guadarrama Mountains, with the Romanesque Church of St Michael of Sotosalbos and the Cistercian Monastery of St Mary of the Mountains in the background, make this an excellent place to relax and experience nature.
Fuente Techada is the result of many years of love for the countryside and the desire to share a unique, attractive and comfortable house with other people who enjoy beauty, art and nature. We welcome all those who appreciate silence and simplicity or who are interested in making new friends during rounds of interesting conversation.
The house is arranged around a small covered plant-filled courtyard surrounded by a bright gallery. It has a lounge room with library for guests to relax, enjoy the fireplace, listen to music or read, along with a game room and a space for activities and celebrations with capacity for 20 people. Outside there is a magnificent wooden porch offering incomparable views of the surrounding countryside.
The construction process aimed to maximise sustainability, recovering materials from older buildings. It’s interesting to see how those older elements have been recycled, such as windows from the old O’Donell Maternity Home in Madrid and inside doors from residences in the Madrid districts of Salamanca and Chamberí, others from the Casita del Príncipe de La Granja, ironwork from several places and pavement from the Isla de Burgos promenade, porch beams from the no longer existent Monastery of La Laura (17th century) in Valladolid, supported by bases from the renovated Tío Pepe building in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and by elm and juniper beams from old area building façades.
The same care has gone into the surroundings, reviving ash and oak trees and planting holm oaks, strawberry trees, hazels, sour cherries and holly, with the primary aim of supplying food for birds. Sheep, horses and the donkey Malva keep the vegetation in check in areas beyond the mower’s reach.