Casas Rurales, the best lodging alternative

Accommodation is a very serious issue. Although not because it involves controversial elements, but because you must consider many things to be ideal. And the latter also depends a lot on the tastes of each person. Consequently, there is an ideal type of accommodation for each person .

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But there is a type of accommodation that flees from this universal law. These are rural houses . They represent a very particular option because of their style and simplicity. Both factors have made them the favorite option of thousands. However, there is much more to say about them.

What are rural houses?

A rural house consists basically of a lodging designed with the architectural characteristics of the mountainous or rural sectors . That’s what gives it that name.

The rest is composed as most of the lodgings. Generally includes services remarkably similar to those that come with a normal , and is paid in the same way. Another detail of these houses is that they are perfect when traveling in a group. In this way, you can save much more than in a hotel stay.

Characteristics of rural houses

Stone House

Contextualised design

As we told you, a rural house is identified by its design. This will always refer to a particular rural area . It will be responsible for how the construction of the floor, roof, etc. is carried out.

This leads to a wide variety of rural houses. Almost as many as there are such areas. The individual character of the design should also be emphasised, as of course it is not identical for all. Although they retain in principle their natural and simple aura, which for many is a visual calming .

The best option in this sense, are all those old houses that have been restored, preserving their essence. In this way it maintains all the charm of the passage of time, with the comforts of our time. Why not enjoy a rural house with swimming pool?


The location of this type of accommodation is another particular feature. While hotels are usually in the city, rural houses can be found in mountainous or rural areas. In this way, there is an increase in the offer for those who stay, as they are able to live face to face with nature.

Types of rural houses

Complete rural house

In this type of house the services tend to be the most complete in addition to the lodging and an endless number of comforts devised for a big holiday.

We offer rural houses of this type. To be honest, our houses are more than just rural rentals. In them you will enjoy an environment perfectly conditioned to the time that maintains the spirit of its best years. In addition to that you will be able to have Wi-Fi connection, cable or satellite TV, kitchen, washing machine, among others.

Shared rural house

In this modality the rent as such is partial. This means that you do not rent an entire house, but only an area of the house that includes everything necessary to be a house . This is the case of CAS DO MESTRE, it is a rural tourism house that can be rented as a complete house, or in two independent houses. Both have their own kitchen, dining room, living room, bedrooms, etc. They share common areas such as the pool or garden.

Normally no food is offered within the package. If you wish to include the catering service, you must indicate it in the reservation, where based on your tastes and programmed departures, we will be able to offer you this service through our collaborators.

As an interesting fact, in these rural houses activities related to the surroundings are organized . From tours with the assistance of a guide to participation in agricultural processes, hiking routes or adventures.


This type of rural house can serve you if you are looking for a very short stay . It is usually designed for those who are interested in the rural area in question and its surroundings. We also try to cultivate environmental education in the guests through informative talks.

In the hostels you can have services such as cooking and cleaning. Likewise, you may have to live in the meeting or rest rooms with other people hosted . The bathroom can be collective or not, although it will always be separated by gender.

Why is it worth staying in a cottage?

Old Stone House

A rural house may seem at first glance something different. However, that’s only because it’s not the most common. It’s probably not what you’re used to seeing when it comes to accommodation. But that’s why it’s so particular. No other accommodation will look like .

To begin with if you are interested in knowing a rural area, this option is the best. Not only will the design resemble the buildings of the place, but you will even be able to live in the place. This will give you a much more genuine experience At the same time you will have what you need.

Added to all of the above, a rural house will take you away from the noise and uproar of the city . Few things are as refreshing as enjoying the natural environments and the fresh air of the mountains. It’s something that will do your mind and spirit good.

Advantages of rural houses

Amazing Garden

Healthy environment

This is an advantage that we have already been emphasizing. The rural houses are the cradle of a healthy, fresh and vitalizing environment . Nothing like what you breathe in metropolises. The air is lighter and smoother, the noise is less annoying and the pollution is less.

Pet accommodation

Pets are generally not accepted in most lodgings. However, this is not the case with a rural house. In this you will be able to freely take your own . And not only that, it will be an experience also for your pet, to enjoy the environment of a country house during his vacations.

Diversity of choice

This advantage is related to the variety of types of rural houses you can choose. Of all of them there will be one that fits perfectly to your tastes and preferences. Therefore, you won’t have to settle for one that doesn’t convince you .

For example, on our website you have several options that can be very well adapted to what you are looking for. One with more comfort and luxury than the others. You only have to evaluate them. But the best thing is that, if you travel in a group, if you pay together you will be saving a lot of money. Some of our houses have swimming pools and even wooden houses for children with games for the little ones to have fun.

Children's cottage

Interactive learning

This is an advantage impossible to equal . There are certainly many historical hotels and lodges. Although with a rural house you will be able to have guided visits, meetings with field activities, etc. Not in any accommodation include such a possibility to learn.