Estancia La Candelaria del Monte
San Miguel del Monte (The Pampas, Argentina)
Around 1 hour 30 minutes south of Buenos Aires. The estancia is a family owned and run house, set in a beautiful park, with sycamore, Ginkgo bilobas, elms, a variety of pine trees and a swimming pool. The brick built house is of colonial design and traditionally furnished with many antiques. The owner, Sebastian, who speaks excellent English is an artist and sculptor by trade. His work reflects the conflicting aspects industrial and rural life and he will be more than happy to talk to you about his inspirations and show you his workshop.
Riding, carriage rides, bird-watching and general estancia activities. You can also watch (or take part in) polo (in season) at the neighbouring polo training centre. Wine-tasting evenings can be arranged upon request.
There are 6 comfortable bedrooms: the Owner’s Suite (Suite del Patrón) with an open fireplace and double bed, Visita’s room with twin beds, the Yellow wing which has Del Niño’s room and Los Martines room, both with twin beds and a shared living room, and the Green wing with Candelaria’s room (double) and La Helenita (twin) and their shared living room. All have private bathrooms.
Good food and warm friendly atmosphere.
Client comments and reviews
We very much enjoyed our stay here and the staff were extremely nice and welcoming. Food was good, varied and all home cooked. We had great fun riding and “rustling” the cattle-sadly D lost the herd at the crucial moment! Pool was a bit cool and mostly shallow. The only real bugbear was no internet [phone signal dodgy]. - GW, October 2013