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ZC13

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Deep in some of Andalucia's prettiest countryside

Rustic and homely, this is a simple, but lovely holiday cottage in the midst of some of the prettiest countryside in Andalucía ...

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Review Icon"A lovely relaxing holiday. Amazing views, great pool and we felt very safe and at home. Many thanks."

Previous Guest (Jul 2014)

Review Icon"Lovely place to stay. Enjoyed the pool and listening to the birds and bells and goings on across the valley. Just getting used to it and now got to get back to the smoke. Great area to explore, but best of all do as little as possible!"

Previous Guest (Jun 2013)

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Bedrooms

Three (two doubles, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

7m x 3.5m, 1.0 - 1.8m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 7 km from from Grazalema in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

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Price

Sleeping 2, from 850 € to 1,040 € per week.

Sleeping 3/4, from 980 € to 1,170 € per week.

Sleeping 5/6, from 1,110 € to 1,430 € per week.

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Villa Description

Incredibly beautiful

With the dramatic and incredibly beautiful scenery of the Grazalema Natural Park all around, this is as good as it gets!

This lovely rustic cottage is located in the midst of some of the prettiest countryside in Andalucía.

With the dramatic and incredibly beautiful scenery of the Grazalema Natural Park all around and fabulous views over the river which flows through the lush valley immediately below the house, this is an authentic and joyously peaceful place to be.

Here, seven kilometres from the delightful village of Grazalema, you will immediately feel a part of life deep in the Andalusian countryside.

The cottage is easy to get to. It's situated a couple of hundred metres down a farm lane which leads off from the little country road which winds northwards through the hills, from Grazalema to Lake Zahara (and then on to connect with the main A376 Ronda road).

Country-style

Refurbished with care, pride and local understanding, the traditional furnishings are entirely in keeping with the simple, rural style of the cottage.

The fenced and gated swimming pool (7 m x 3.5 m) with its lawned surround (and more wonderful views down and across the valley) is situated adjacent to the cottage.

The cottage actually comprises two separate farm buildings, connected by a tinao (a covered terrace area). Both have been restored and renovated with great care, retaining all their inherent rustic charm.

This is enhanced by carefully chosen, ancient farm implements and traditional furnishings, completely in keeping with property's country style. It isn't luxurious, just simply decorated but always with with care, pride and proper local understanding.

The cobbled tinao itself is a delightful outdoor space, with a dining table and chairs under the shade of its chestnut-beamed roof. It's typically Andaluz with lots of plants and interesting farm implements, even an old bread oven, to keep you company.

Typically Andaluz

Typical of Andalusian rural properties, the cobbled tinao is a delightful outdoor space, a shady patio under a chestnut-beamed roof.

To one side of this patio, a simply furnished beamed sitting room leads through to the three bedrooms. A double bedroom and a twin bedroom share a bathroom at one end; the second double bedroom and a second bathroom at the other end.

On the other side of the patio is the main living / dining room with an open-plan kitchen area. Very attractive in it's rustic way, this room has fantastic views over the valley to the mountain peaks beyond, both from the double doors which open to a small furnished balcony / terrace on one side, and from the larger terrace at the front.

This really is a quite wonderful spot, the views all encompassing, enhanced by the sounds of the river tumbling through its rocky bed far below and songbirds soaring up above. There's even a little fountain on the terrace itself. Paradise!

Paradise!

There's wonderful countryside all around in the natural treasure-trove of the Grazalema National Park. Rural Spain at its absolute best.

There's a multitude of things to do in the area, it's great walking and riding country, pretty lanes wind (sometimes spectacularly) through the pine covered mountains to the attractive "pueblos blancos" of Cádiz.

Grazalema is a wonderful - and very pretty - village in a truly sensational setting, both under and surrounded by the craggy limestone peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema. A National Park, it's a part of Andalucia unlike any other and its rocky, rugged terrain is both spectacular and beautiful.

Other great cities of Andalucía such as Ronda, Jerez and Cádiz, even Sevilla, are not so far away.

Mind you, once you have discovered the timeless beauty of this lovely part of rural Spain, it will take some persuading to get you back on the road!

Right here you can stroll down to the river, deep in its shady, rocky bed. And just to make your visit complete, the friendly local owners, who care passionately about their rural heritage, have created an ecological garden where you are welcome to help yourselves to the fruit and vegetables.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor (in two separate buildings)

  • Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen, with:
    • Small balcony / terrace (furnished)
    • Furnished front terrace

 

  • Covered, outdoor patio (tinao) connecting the two buildings

 

  • Second living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 2 doubles
    • 1 twin bedded
  • 2 bathrooms (showers only, no bathtub)

 

  • Gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV
  • DVD
  • CD / Radio
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Electric radiators
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Ceramic hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (7 m x 3.5 m, 1.0 - 1.8 m deep). The garden surround is fenced and gated
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Dining terrace, shaded 'tinao'
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Grounds

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday although start and finish dates can be more flexible out of high season

 

 

 

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week.

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Prices and Seasons

ZC 13

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
Sleeping 5/6
per week
1st January to 3rd March N/A N/A N/A
4th March to 30th June 850 € 980 € 1,110 €
1st July to 1st September 1,040 € 1,170 € 1,430 €
2nd September to 27th October 850 € 980 € 1,110 €
28th October to 31st December N/A N/A N/A

ZC 13

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
Sleeping 5/6
per week
Prices Pending --- --- ---

Notes

There are reduced prices for smaller parties. Please see the pricing structure above.

Security Deposit

A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 7 km from Grazalema (most facilities) in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz)

Location

In open countryside, 7 km from Grazalema (most facilities, restaurants; market) in the Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

Zahara de la Sierra (one excellent restaurant) 20 mins; Ronda (all facilities) 25 mins; Arcos de la Frontera (all facilities) 1 hr.

Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Marbella 1½ hrs; Cádiz 1¾ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs; Tarifa 2½ hrs.

Costa del Sol 1½ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.

Granada 2½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • Most people would consider Grazalema to be the showcase ‘white village' of Spain. Given its spectacular location and immaculately kept whitewashed houses with windows covered by wrought-iron rejas and plant pots spilling over with flowers, it really is delightful. Most visitors to the area head for Grazalema, so it's busy and colourful too. Plenty of little bars and restaurants.
  • For trips out, you are spoilt for choice. Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is less than half an hour away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
  • Here you are in the heart of the Grazalema National Park, one of the most beautiful tracks of mountain anywhere in Europe. Jagged peaks, gorges, chasms, faults and caves, underground rivers and deep canyons are interspersed, here and there, by some of the prettiest villages in Spain.
  • Houses are meticulously whitewashed to a state of pristine splendour, a dazzling contrast to the brightly coloured flowers which fill the streets and the ochres of their rocky mountain perches. Beautiful villages which demand you to slow down a pace or two.
  • Take the dramatic little mountain road from Zahara which climbs high into the mountains and on to Grazalema. From here you can head west, crossing right over the magnificent sierras, thickly forested with cork oak and Spanish fir, to Arcos de la Frontera on the other side.
  • A visit to La Cueva de la Pileta cave to see its 25,000 year old troglodyte paintings is another must.
  • On the wide, blue waters of the Embalse de Zahara (it's a reservoir but you would never know), you can swim or just enjoy the beautiful views all around from one of the little bars which open up in summer on the lake shore.
  • For something completely different, Sevilla takes 1½ hours. It is impossible not to be captivated by its exuberant atmosphere: stylish, confident, ancient and proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving. If you don't know what alegría means, Sevilla is the place to learn!
  • Spain's unique sherry wine region (Jerez and Sanlúcar), is well worth a visit, enhanced no doubt by stopping at one or two of the famous bodegas along the way! Jerez de la Frontera is 1¼ hours.
  • Cádiz (1¾ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Beyond lie mile upon mile of magnificent white beaches on Spain's Atlantic coast, La Costa de la Luz.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 2½ hours drive from here.

Activities

  • There are few better places in Europe than the Sierra de Grazalema to enjoy walking and hiking. We recommend "Walking in Andalucía" by Guy Hunter-Watts which includes six fabulous walks in the nearby countryside. The wonderful mountain terrain is equally facinating for twitchers, especially for spotting the big raptors.
  • The adventurous may want to try their hand at hang gliding or paragliding from Sierra de Lijar, just up the road at Algodonales. The village recently staged the World Paragliding Championships and is home to a number of paragliding schools with courses for beginners as well as tandem flights.
  • Horse trekking into the high sierra can be arranged at local stables.
  • Bicycle hire is easily arranged in Ronda. There are excellent cycle ways in the area including the Via Verde which runs along an abandoned railway line as well as far more challenging tracks for mountain biking.
  • Different water sports are on offer on the Zahara lake. Swimming is also possible at a number of secluded coves along the lakeside.
  • There is no more thrilling way of viewing the Ronda mountains than from a balloon. End your once-in-a-lifetime flight with a champagne breakfast overlooking Ronda’s old town.

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