Relax like John Major

FEELING tired and emotional? Stressed out and in need of a relaxing retreat?
Unwind like a politician in the quiet Spanish village of Candeleda where former PM John Major spent his summers while he held the top job.

Tony Blair favoured Umbria , Mrs Thatcher chose between Scotland and Switzerland and Gordon Brown tried to tighten his belt last summer by taking the home-grown option of Southwold in Suffolk . But for the Majors it was always Candeleda, the picturesque pueblo close to the Spanish capital.

Set among beautiful countryside, the small town has a rich history and boasts a well-preserved Roman bridge. The population is just over 5,000, making Candeleda large enough to have a buzz but small enough to be relaxing. Located 175km west of Madrid in the Tietar Valley , the geography is such that the town has its own microclimate giving rich vegetation and a pleasant temperature in summer.

Period Properties in Spain has a 37 hectare property for sale in Candeleda, which includes two new houses, its own heliport and vast grounds packed with holm oaks, olive trees and vines. The property enjoys spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and rolling hills. There are also large ponds, ornamental waterfalls and springs. The property is on the market for â‚€2,850,000.

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