Truly impressive! A fabulous, family-owned mediaeval castle. Charming Pilar runs it, with her considerable team. She’s passionate about the place – and wine – and speaks good English. It’s simply massive: seven living rooms full of family furniture, paintings and ornament, a magnificent central courtyard, a mysterious library, an upstairs corridor surrounding an indoor patio, once-secret passageways, a tower with wraparound views, and 41 stone-walled bedrooms… You might not even notice a wedding party! With such a choice of rooms do discuss your taste and budget – and maybe splash out on one with champagne and strawberries, a terrace or tower (the least expensive are not so light). All are a clever mix of ancient and modern with king-size beds, minibars and room service; most have showers, fewer have baths. Breakfast in the 15th-century stables; dine on Castilian-inspired dishes. There are vines, a maze, a pine forest, a lagoon, a tended garden and a saltwater swimming pool in the moat. A great area for wildlife and walking, close to the Salamanca to Zamora motorway but perfectly secluded, majestic, memorable.