The Sibarist

5 spectacular estates in which to love autumn

In La Mancha, Palencia, Córdoba or just 20 minutes from Madrid, in Torrelodones, perfect dream destinations to connect with all the beauty of the new season.

Autumn, arguably the most beautiful season of the year, is the perfect time to escape and wish time would stand still at four estates managed by The Sibarist. They’re perfect for cultivating the art of doing nothing, but if you’re not able to, activities such as bellowing, hot air balloon and biplane rides, bird photography, wellness retreats and much more are within easy reach.


We travel back in time to Palencia to discover this unique place, a sublime example of its architectural legacy. This Premonstratensian monastery dates back to the year 934, founded on a hermitage prior to the 9th century, according to the National Historical Archive of Spain.

The sensitivity of its restoration can be seen in every detail. With more than 1000 years of history, a new space has been reconstructed from ancient ruins, combining the past and the present with a concept of hospitality never seen before, an initiatory journey that transports us to the luxury of silence.

The estate of more than 18,000 square metres guarantees us to enjoy in total calm and privacy a fragment of history. It currently has 12 suites with their own personality. Its heated indoor swimming pool, open to the lush garden thanks to its large windows, with the added comfort of being able to enjoy it in the shelter of its large fireplace, its dreamy gardens and the nature activities available in the area make it the ideal retreat. Not forgetting the oenological importance of the surroundings, as some of the most important wineries in our country are nearby, such as Vega Sicilia, Abadía Retuerta, Pesquera… a strategic location to get to know them first hand.


In the heart of La Mancha, it is a true hunting paradise. The main house is the Casón del Crespo, a unique manor house with 13 double rooms with en suite bathrooms, large living rooms and spectacular views thanks to its strategic location, on top of a hill from which you can contemplate part of the 8,000 hectares that surround it.

The Casa del Olivar is a later construction and follows the same architectural and aesthetic standards. It is a magnificent and comfortable one-storey country house where a large hall leads to the bedrooms, all of which are double and all of which have en-suite bathrooms. The common areas have an elegant formal dining room and comfortable lounges with fireplaces that give access to the porch with dining and lounge area. Among the activities they organise: meals in the countryside, target shooting, 4×4 routes, bird photography, massages, falcon exhibitions, visits to wineries and cultural activities.


Exclusivity is the word that best defines this estate located in the municipality of Castellar de Santiago, in the province of Ciudad Real. Thousands of hectares of woodland and pastureland, an ecosystem that is particularly appreciated by the most demanding international hunters who come here every season. Comfort and convenience are at their best in this natural setting. The house, with its fifteen en-suite bedrooms, is rented out completely and the service team is fully dedicated to the service.

Berrea, Brushcraft (survival activity in nature with one of the best experts), hot air balloon flights, photographic safari on horseback or by car, bullfights with bullfighting figures, quad excursions, biplane rides, free fall or flying a fighter plane.



In the foothills of Cordoba’s Sierra Morena, between the municipalities of Almodóvar de Río and Posadas, it is bathed by the Breña reservoir and forms part of one of the most representative areas of the Andalusian Mediterranean forest.

In addition to organic pasture and livestock farming, there is also game management for the various species native to the area, such as deer, wild boar, roe deer and partridge. This rich diversity is completed by a carefully tended organic olive grove and its own olive oil mill, which produces one of the most awarded olive oils in the country.

The main house is a reinterpretation of the best architectural tradition that surpasses the classic Andalusian farmhouse. It revolves around an impressive courtyard with views over the Breña reservoir and the castle of Almodovar in the background. Surrounded by the adjoining galleries, the courtyard gives an unequalled light to the whole complex. The rustic Andalusian tradition is mixed with the most careful decoration of English inspiration that gives the house a flavour difficult to compare.

Activities to highlight: hot-air balloon rides over the estate and asparagus picking (in season), visits to the olive harvest (in season), cultural tours and 4×4 routes.



Only 20 minutes from Madrid and in a special enclave with spectacular views of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Its decoration and details are reminiscent of the best English country houses. The main house has 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It also has a guest house attached to the main house with 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

It is ideal for families, getaways with friends and weekend and holiday retreats. Activities focused on wellness, tailor-made healthy retreats, tastings, cooking workshops, massages and treatments are some of its proposals.