Features

Our establishment

ATIENZA COUNTRY HOUSE LODGE, which rents on a room by room basis, is located in the Palencia village of Ampudia, in the Tierra de Campos-Alcor region. Located right in the village's historic-artistic centre. It is a building that is approximately 300 years old, built in the 1700's. It was completely refurbished in 2001 for its inauguration. Our country house lodge has a surface area of 750 m², and is built in clay, wood and masonry stone. Our customers will enjoy a typical farmworkers' house which still has its cattle pens, farm tool areas and grain deposits, not to mention its bread oven and magnificent oil press. The press has been restored, and is currently a 42 m² cellar used as a dining room by our customers. Nevertheless, it is also suitable to be used as a meeting room or to celebrate events or traditional conventions. To sum up, ATIENZA COUNTRY HOUSE LODGE is a quiet, cosy place where you can relax and enjoy the rich cultural heritage to be found in Ampudia and its surroundings, packed with art, traditions and unique landscapes.


Meet our facilities

Rooms

Our house sleeps up to 12 people in 3 suites and offers the option to use 6 extra folding beds. Cots available if required. ATIENZA COUNTRY HOUSE LODGE has three 35 m² bedrooms, which accommodate 2 or 3 people each. Each bedroom has its own living room (Italian-style), and a private WC. We must also mention that the bedrooms are fitted with heating, hot water, television, telephone line and Internet access (by previous request). They also all have period furnishings.


Other facilities

- Fenced in area with parking. - Garden. - Indoor and outdoor parking. - Green areas. - Old press/cellar used as function room and dining room.


Useful tourist information

Our house is located in Ampudia, a village in the southwestern corner of Palencia province, in the Tierra de Campos region. The Torozos Mountains are to be found here, offering a contrasting landscape of vast plains and rocky uplands. The village has seen times of prosperity over its long history, evidence of which can be seen in its ample ancestral heritage. Ampudia, declared a historic-artistic site in 1965, is a small, typical Castilian village, which still faithfully conserves its old structure, as well as its most representative monuments. The San Miguel Collegiate Church, popularly known as the "Giralda de Campos" is one of the village's most emblematic buildings. Gothic-Renaissance in style, its construction began in the 13th century, concluding in the 16th. Its tower, work of Juan Escalante, is 63 metres high. Inside the church, along with its various altarpieces, there are a large number of statues and reliefs, as well as an impressive 17th century Baroque pipe organ located in the choir stalls area. Ampudia Castle, declared National Monument in 1931, is a 15th century Gothic-style stately fortress. It is considered to be the most important in the province, and was the stage for significant historical events. It is currently home to a large collection of antiquities and artistic objects, distributed in different halls, the product of Don Eugenio Fontaneda's work as a collector: archaeology, religious art, toys, weapons and musical instruments, and items related to pharmacy, ethnography and traditional arts. The Religious Art Museum is in the old San Francisco Convent's church, founded in the 17th century by the Duke of Lerma. Its great ancestral heritage includes works from the 12th - 18th centuries. There are paintings, precious metal work, sculpture and liturgical ornaments belonging to Ampudia Parish. Ampudia's streets are a good example of typical Castilian architecture. Its two-storey houses are, for the most part, built in adobe and brick. They are supported by rustic beams of wood or stone pillars, creating a portico structure which has been standing since the 17th century, although some of the posts date from the 13th century. San Fructuoso Church, in Valoria de Alcor, has been declared Cultural Property with the "Monument" category. It is a magnificent single-nave Romanesque building, very spacious and with a large presbytery. It could date back to the 12th or 13th century, although it has been recently shown that what until now was thought to be an atrium attached to the church, is in fact a previous church, probably pre-Romanesque, dating from the 10th century. Other places of interest are Santiago Shrine, Nuestra Señora de La Clemencia Hospital, the Town Hall, located at the old Ermita de la Cruz Shrine, the Cistercian Monastery and the Virgen de Alconada Shrine. At Valoria del Alcor you can also visit the Virgen de Guadalupe Shrine, the Royal Cattle Trail and the (stone hut) at Valoria de Alcor. There are also outings to the Boada and Fuentes de Nava Wetlands, with their Autochthonous Flora and Fauna Visitor Centre, and to the Trigueros del Valle, Fuensaldaña, Belmonte, Villalba de los Alcores and Montelegie castles. Some other interesting routes are the Palencia Romanesque Route, the Jacobean Route, the Castile Canal Route, and the one leading to the Villafaifila Lagoons, 50 km away. From Ampudia you can also visit Valladolid (35 km), Medina de Rioseco (25 km), Palencia (30 km), Cigales (20 km), and Villaramiel (20 km).


Activities you can practice

  • Basketball
  • Children’s activities
  • Cycle touring, bike routes
  • Excursions
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Football, indoor football
  • Gastronomy
  • Golf, mini-golf
  • Handball
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Nature observatories
  • Panoramic views
  • Riding school
  • Spa, wellness
  • Tennis
  • Wine tourism