Project description

Client:   Arca Gourmet Location:   Carretera de Cilleros a Valverde, s/n. 10893 Cáceres Surface area: 450,000 m2 Year of construction:   2014 Value:  250.000 € Arca Gourmet is a family business, producing Extra Virgin olive oil in the Sierra de Gata (Cáceres) and retailer of some of the best home-made Spanish cheeses for the local exportation market. Since summer of 2014 we can offer the visitor rural accommodation, having adapted for that purpose the Casa del Molinero (Miller’s House), a stone building from the early 20th century.

Work carried out

A restoration project for various buildings on a property where the distribution of the existing buildings was maintained, but adapting them to new use at the same time keeping the architectural characteristics of the area.

The project consisted in restoring all the buildings, converting them into accommodation, whether for the proprietors themselves or as country guesthouses, or in areas of work where wood and stone continue to play a fundamental part as much in the construction of the houses as with interior decoration.

The cattle sheds and stables were converted into a small olive mill for ecological oil, all the time respecting the existing buildings of stone and wood, which in turn were perfectly integrated into the countryside but appropriate for the production of ecological products.

The project also included the preparation and adaptation of all the paths and access routes to the various buildings on the property.