Rustic and homely, this is a simple, but lovely holiday cottage in the midst of some of the prettiest countryside in Andalucía ...
"A lovely relaxing holiday. Amazing views, great pool and we felt very safe and at home. Many thanks."
"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!"
Three (two doubles, one twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
7m x 3.5m, 1.0 - 1.8m deep.
In open countryside, 7 km from from Grazalema in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
There are reduced prices for smaller parties. Please see the pricing structure above.
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.
Costa del Sol 1½ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.
Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs
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