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Country House of Engineer | Puerto de la Laja. Low Guadiana. Huelva. Spain

The "House of the Engineer" comes from the rehabilitation of housing the chief engineer of mines of Las Herrerias, located at the end of the main quartered the village of Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of Cultural Interest the Governement of Andalusia in the category of Historical Site. Registered in the Tourist Board of Huelva with the No. AR / HU / 328 of 09/12/2014.

The "House of Engineer"  is dividing with another house called "Casa del Horno" and the Chapel, whose religious objects have been restored. In the main facade of good invoice remain the flagpole and the bell that warned of the arrival of ships to port.   The rehabilitation is made with criteria mining heritage conservation. They have respected not only the perimeter walls, the pitched roof covered with Arabic tiles and holes but also the original distribution of housing, two fireplaces and much of the interior woodwork. The house has a large living - dining room with fireplace, kitchen also with fireplace, a double bedroom with bathroom and another bedroom with two single beds, standing one second bathroom with shower in the great. hall. Almost every room except the bathroom and toilet are outside and has crossed ventilation by the main facade and the two backyards of a strong rural character.  The house has been furnished with modern and prints found in the house restored in keeping with the history of the place where it is furniture. The absence of decoration is a deliberate choice to achieve beauty broken only by the illustrative panels of the future center of interpretation of baixo / low Guadiana.  The spacious and generous spaces as well as the simplicity of the materials used, the green slate floor from Sotiel Coronada, the ceiling of wooden slats and the color "white" background chosen to serve the few modern furniture and original restored in keeping with the history of where you are. The absence of decoration is a deliberate choice to achieve beauty broken only by the illustrative panels of the future center of interpretation of baixo / bajo Guadiana.  In front of the main facade an outdoor terrace overlooking the cobbled river and mineral loading is situated. The village is located in a privileged place of the Guadiana river, natural beauty, with a deafening silence. Pier has a spectacular mineral of great importance as industrial heritage. The town comes under the Greenway Trail and the river Guadiana to the twin mining village of Puerto de la Laja (Spain) call Pomarao (Portugal). Now, with the new terrestrial communication, since the Guadiana river is navigable until Mértola, Portugal is five minutes from Puerto de la Laja. One step of a whole region to discover the "Baixo Alentejo" land of the great writer and Nobel laureate Jose Saramago of "Alentejo singing" recently declared world heritage.  Puerto de la Laja is located in the heart of baixo / low Guadiana to be declared an international nature reserve for the preservation of the natural and human heritage treasures.

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Number of seats
4 people

1 living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1 kitchen.

1 full size bed 135cm, 2 single beds 90cm, 1 daybed.

Fridge, cutlery, dishes, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine

Solar energy for water heating, fireplaces and heaters in rooms.

Nautical sports, ecological treking, cultural visits (Portugal), unknown gastronomy of baixo/low Guadiana.


Puerto de la Laja s/n, 21594 El Granado (Huelva)
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