I rather agree with Cygnos. I have spent some time there a few days only. Also the Alentejo in Portugal which is similar and a geographical extension of Extremadura though of course not the same.
It is a matter of ‘horses for courses’, we are all different and all have separate needs and tastes. Does not mean one is right the other wrong, just wrong for Katy right for Cygnos. 8)
Winters are cold and wet there, very similar to my part of France I’ve done more research. This is a negative and a good reason not to spend a three months sabbatical there.
I would need more convincing.