Up twisting, cobbled streets into the heart of the medieval town, you slip through a simple door… and magically enter an oasis of peace. Wrapped around by gardens, this conquistador’s mansion towers over town. Unexpectedly grand, rooms are decked out in old-fashioned country-house style: lush drapes, soft lamps, large fireplaces, rich rugs.
Pick up fresh produce from artisanal shops in town and dine on the shady terrace; afterwards, gather everyone in the vast sitting room with sofas and card tables. Bedrooms are formal and comfortable, their bathrooms brisk and unfussy. Rooms across the terrace are cosier – good for peace-seekers or children.
Juan and Angela, charming and courteous, live nearby and are experts on Trujillo’s rich history; ask them too about walking, birdwatching, fishing. Or just unwind in the beautifully kept terraced gardens with its delicious nooks, fabulous sunsets and wonderful pool.