These holiday homes offer great value for money. Spacious and well equipped, with beautiful views of the flat, open plains south of Salamanca. It is a very quiet area, and during our visit in late may the pool was not open, which is normal for Spain. The season begins in early or mid June. In fact La Reserva was deserted which made a quiet area even quieter. Cuatro Calzadas is at some altitude and the flat countryside means howling winds at night. It takes a little getting used to, but we quite enjoyed it. The houses are extremely warm and well insulated and have central heating at no extra charge. The small gym and the wi-fi in the reception area were both welcome. There is a small bar but the place was so quiet in May that it was only open at the discretion of the Director. Not many of the staff speak English, but they were extremely helpful and we managed to communicate with our poor Spanish and a little Italian. We went into Salamanca a few times, enjoying a visit to the Cathedral and the famous University. We also drove south to Bejar and turned West, driving through the beautiful Sierra de Francia national park, discovering small villages with tiny bullfighting rings. We also visited the walled city of Avila and could have added Plasencia and Toledo to the list had we been more keen to drive. The nearby countryside is worth a drive in May just to enjoy the wild flowers and open skies. There are two good restaurants within walking distance. The Cuatro Calzadas Hotel (closest to the N630) is a popular stopoff for truckers. Food is excellent and fairly priced and the welcome is warm. No English spoken but we managed fine. Immediately behind the Cuatro Calzadas is a restaurant specialising in Jamon Iberico, which is the famous local cured ham, prized all over Spain. People seem to come from far and wide to this place. We ate there once and had a decent meal with a helpful waitress who spoke some English. I would say the welcome was a little warmer at the Hotel. DIRECTIONS: It's important to point out that the Cuatro Calzadas area is rural and fairly recently developed. For this reason it did not show on our rental sat nav. (If you want the general area, type in Martinamor as your destination. NB: The address generated by booking.com is also misleading as it mentions Buenavista which is too far south.) The best approach is from the N road, not the motorway. Watch out for a water tower and a radio antenna side by side at the 360km mark of the N630, and turn off to the West. You have at least three opportunities to turn off to La Reserva, which is only 50 metres off the N630, behind the restaurants I have mentioned above. If you see the Cuatro Calzadas Hotel and signs for a Piscina from the road, you have arrived. Turn off the N630, and take the small service road to the left of the Jamon Restaurant, which has a small green signpost for La Reserva. Reception is immediately to your left, and the Reserva is up a short track to your right. It's a good idea to have a very good look at the satellite version of Google Maps to see where you are going before you leave.