Montemolín is a village located in Tentudía, the southernmost area in Badajoz province. Situated about halfway between Mérida and Sevilla, it’s a convenient place to stop overnight, if you’re driving along the A-66/E-803 motorway. If you do stop in Montemolín, you may want to stay in Casa Rural El Águila, a place I’d certainly recommend.

In this article, I share my impressions of staying at Casa Rural El Águila to give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of rooms, facilities, and location.

Casa Rural El Águila, Montemolín_main

For some strange reason, I didn’t take pictures of the outside, so you’ll have to trust me when I say that this is a large and rather grand whitewashed house.

Location

Casa Rural El Águila is located on Calle Corredera Alta, near the eastern end of the village. It’s a one-way residential street where it’s easy enough to find free on-street parking. To get there by car, drive on the BA-067 road and turn left/right (depending on where you’re coming from) at this crossing (lat: 38.153634, long. -6.207606), leading straight into Calle Corredera Alta.

 The citadel (Castillo de Montemolín) is easily reachable on foot from Casa Rural El Águila. Simply walk Calle Corredera Alta (called Calle Corredera Baja past the church) all the way down until to reach the other end of the village. The path leading up to the citadel starts near the back of the other church (Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Granada).

Address: Calle Corredera Alta, 32, Montemolín
Parking: free on-street parking

Room

I booked the superior double ‘Castellana’ room, a simply yet tastefully decorated first-floor room with an en-suite bathroom. It was a bright, good-sized room with a very comfortable bed (which was much appreciated after sleeping badly somewhere else the night before).

It had a balcony overlooking the large patio at the rear of the house and with good views of the town, the main church and green hills in the background. The room was quiet, and the house was generally nice and peaceful during our stay.

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Casa Rural El Águila, Montemolín_view

Facilites

The house has a medium-sized stone paved patio at the rear with orange trees, leading down to a larger patio. In summer, guests can use their outdoor swimming pool (I have not tried it myself, since I stayed there in winter).

There’s a little reading room on the first floor, and a cosy living room with a wood burning stove on the ground floor. Breakfast is served in a charming kitchen next to the living room which has beautiful traditional floor tiles and rustic-style decoration.

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Reception and check-in​

​The main door of the house is generally open but please note that the reception is open from 9am to 2pm only. If you arrive after 2pm, you’ll find the second door locked. You’ll need to contact the owner by phone (+34) 681 392 896 or (+34) 625 429 710 and he will arrive in one or two minutes (he lives close by) to open the door for you, give you the keys and show you your room and the house.

Tip: If you’re a bit worried about communicating by phone or would rather avoid phone calls, simply send a short text via WhatsApp (that’s what I did). Spanish businesses, particularly small business, use WhatsApp a lot.

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Irene Corchado Resmella

Hi! I’m Irene (/ee-REH-neh/). Long since settled in the UK, I explore my Spanish home region of Extremadura with an inquisitive mind, a sharp eye, and the duality that comes with being both a local and a visitor. Then I write about it here to help you discover this beautiful yet overlooked part of Spain. If you have any questions after reading this article, submit a comment below! Read more about me.

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