I'm a 64 year old, solo woman traveler, spending the month of April, 2015 in Spain, flying in and out of Madrid. While I am looking forward to spending the majority of my time at the Prado and other art museums (I'm a painter), at some point I will be worn out by bustle and grit of city life. I'd like to spend up to a week in a small, non-touristy village.
When I spent a month in London in 2012, one of my happiest memories was staying at a B&B on a farm outside of York. I'd like to do something similar in Spain. Looking for small towns that are accessible by train or bus from Madrid, that would have accommodation for a low key tourist like myself, seeking a little serenity.