7 towns in Madrid for a rural house weekend

These are the best towns in Madrid, with its rural accommodation, so you can disconnect for a couple of days and recharge your batteries. They are so close that you will have no excuse to stay home.

Miraflores of the Sierra

The Church of Miraflores de la Sierra and in the background, in the background the peak of La Najarra
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In the Sierra de la Morcuera and right at the entrance to the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, is this town where Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre went in search of clean air, nature and beauty. And here he found everything he needed. But not only will you be captivated by the beauty of its landscape, it also has other attractions. You will be able to visit the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, discover the numerous manor houses from the 19th century while walking, visit some of the hermitages, such as Santo Tomé or San Sebastiánand the Plaza de España (Plaza Mayor), where the Town Hall and its bell tower are located, an example of traditional architecture.

Another interesting activity is to go to the Grotto of Nuestra Señora de Begoña, where there is an altar built around a natural rock. And to stay, we suggest the herrena huge family house with two floors which has maintained the original rooms and has a small pool. All with mountain views and surrounded by gardens. The entire house is rented (9 rooms). Price: €35/person and night.

Patones from Above

Old town street with mountain views, stone facades and green plants. Patones de Arriba Madrid. Spain.
Patones de Arriba, Madrid
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Just over half an hour from Madrid is this town that is one of the most beautiful in the Community. With its houses of black stone architecture, it is the best option to enjoy of hiking trails and the gastronomy of the area. And when evening falls and the tourists disappear, you will be able to enjoy a magical environment where silence is the only thing that remains. Isolated from the world, we recommend you stay in the rural house The Sourceprice per full house: €345. and since 80The double room.

the hiruela

It is one of the best-preserved villages in the Community of Madrid, given that its houses made of stone, adobe and oak wood from the pasture have barely undergone any changes since its construction.
It is one of the best-preserved villages in the Community of Madrid, given that its houses made of stone, adobe and oak wood from the pasture have barely undergone any changes since its construction.
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A weekend in an authentic town, where barely 70 inhabitants live, but where you will not stop for a minute, because there is a lot to do and see, especially in the surroundings. Located in the Sierra del Rincón, you can take the opportunity to do one of the 4 hiking routes that start from the town. They are of low or medium difficulty, perfect if you travel with children. You can visit the Flour Mill, which has been restored and preserves the original machinery. And very close to this, the Colmenar, with more than 200 years old. Take the opportunity to buy honey, a product that has been the mainstay of subsistence for many of the inhabitants of this area.

you can stay in Knocker Housea restored stone house, located in the upper area of ​​La Hiruela with great views of the town. It has three independent apartments, each with capacity for 3 or 4 people. Price, from €200 weekends, 2 nights/2 people. On the ground floor is the family restaurant, a cozy place where you can enjoy game and spoon dishes such as the popular beans.


The Plaza Mayor of Chinchón is of medieval origin
The Plaza Mayor of Chinchón is of medieval origin
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Although it is one of the most visited towns in Madrid for day trips, Chinchón is well worth a longer stay. Dominating the famous and marvelous Plaza Mayor is the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, where, by the way, there is a painting by Goya himself. Other examples of its artistic and patrimonial wealth are the Castle of the Counts, the Convent of the Clarisas Mothers, the Casa de la Cadena, the Casasola Castle or the Convento de los Agustinos, today a Parador and a highly recommended place to eat.

Chinchón has a well-deserved reputation for having a good table. Walking the streets, and especially in its Plaza Mayor, you will also find numerous restaurants where you can taste dishes made with the best of the products of the land. Chinchonera beans, lamb, suckling pig and kid roasted in the traditional way in wood-fired ovens are some of the options in this town with a long gastronomic tradition.

To accommodate you, the Country house Finca El Alto de Secadurahalf price €27 person/night. And €850, the weekend (2 nights), for 12 people the whole house. The farm has spectacular views of the entire Jarama Valley and is a good option if you are traveling with a large group of friends.

Mountain of the Sierra

Beech forest of Montejo de la Sierra, MadridTravel
Hayedo de Montejo de la Sierra, one of the main attractions of this Madrid town
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If what you are looking for is to disconnect and be close to a spectacular natural setting, Montejo de la Sierra is a perfect option. The most interesting thing is its spectacular beech forest, a priceless jewel of nature, but the town is also a perfect destination for a weekend with your partner. In addition to enjoying an environment of houses and stone streets, you can visit the Baroque Church of San Pedro in Cátedrabuilt between the 16th and 18th centuries and the Ermita de la Soledad, from the 16th century.

A romantic getaway deserves a special accommodation, such as The Rural Hotel Monte del Tejolocated in the Sierra del Rincón and next to the Hayedo de Montejo, from €85, the night for two people with breakfast.

Horcajuelo of the Sierra

Panoramic view of the church and the Town Hall of Horcajuelo de la Sierra
Panoramic view of the church and the Town Hall of Horcajuelo de la Sierra

And walking on foot along a path from Montejo de la Sierra, you reach Horcajuelo, in a walk of just over 1 hour. This town has little surprises at every turn. In fact, before entering and from the road, the view is spectacular. At the highest point is the medieval church of San Nicolás de Bariand next to it, another charming building: the Town Hall.

The town is tiny, but all the buildings and houses that you will find on your way have something special. Without forgetting the environment. There are several hiking routes, one of them is the Senda del Molino del Tío Cecilio and the return through the Dehesilla. It is a route of about 8 kilometers and very easy to complete, even if you go with children. to lodge you, hollya cozy rural house built in stone and wood, and which is located in the heart of the town. €27 person/night (approx)

prádena del rincon

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A charming town in the northeast of the Community of Madrid
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If you are a lover of towns, you will enjoy this to the fullest. With just over 150 inhabitants, tranquility will be the protagonist of your getaway. The best plan is simply walk through its narrow streets and enjoy the traditional architecture, the rural stone houses so characteristic of the Sierra Norte de Madrid. We recommend you visit the parish church of Santo Domingo de Silos, from the 13th century.

But what really makes this Madrid town special is the natural environment. About 2 kilometers from Prádena del Rincón is the Laguna del Salmoral, a 20,000 square meter pond, built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a nesting space for waterfowl that frequent the area. In this rural weekend you can stay in the Rural House Fuente del Arca. €25, person/night approx.

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7 towns in Madrid for a rural house weekend