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ZC 26

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

A rustic farmhouse in rugged terrain

Surrounded by the exciting landscape of the Grazalema National Park, this old farmhouse is genuinely rustic, both inside and out ...

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Bedrooms

Four (two doubles, two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

7 m x 4 m, 1.7-1.9 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 2 km from from Grazalema in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

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Price

From 980 € to 1,110 € per week.

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Villa Description

Spectacular

In the heart of the Grazelma National Park, this is a part of Andalucia like no other. The rocky, rugged terrain is both spectacular and beautiful.

Grazalema is a delightful and very pretty village in a sensational setting, surrounded on three sides 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.

Below Grazalema village, the little country road winds slowly through the dramatic scenery on its way to Ubrique and Ronda, passing by the entrance track to the farmhouse which sits alone within it's own six hectares of olives, almonds, fruit trees and rugged, rocky terrain.

In bygone days, the house was a dyer's cottage Grazalema is well-known in Spain for its fine ponchos and blankets, especially prized by horse owners. Once upon a time, its thriving little wool factories exported their blankets around the globe.

Genuinely rustic

Once a dyer's cottage, the old farmhouse has bags of traditional character. It's as rustic as can be, inside and out.

Just a couple of minutes drive from Grazalema, by foot it's 20 minutes along a nearby path up to the village (uphill there and downhill coming back). Remember to take a torch if you’re coming back at night!

It's been restored by its local owners without in any way disturbing its history or country feel. It is genuinely rustic, both inside and out.

Although somewhat antiquated (some of the furnishings are well worn and have certainly seen better days), it's an inexpensive option for anyone wanting a holiday home deep in the majestic Grazalema countryside with complete privacy and a swimming pool.

There's certainly bags of traditional character. One of the bedrooms is sculpted around huge limestone rocks. A big, spacious house, it is decorated with old wooden furniture and farm implements from days gone by, in keeping with the old tiled floors and high, beamed ceilings.

Sunny relaxation

Outside, there's a shaded patio looking out to the swimming pool and the craggy mountains peaks beyond. It's a tranquil and relaxing spot.

Homely enough in its timeless, rural simplicity, there are two floors, each with a living area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen on the ground floor is, of course, simple and rustic in style but reasonably equipped. There’s also a dining area on this floor.

Outside, there's a brushwood-shaded patio and a 7 x 4 metre swimming pool which can be gated for child-safety. It's a tranquil location and you have loungers for sunny relaxation around the pool. Generally speaking, the property is safe for children, who can explore its bouldered landscape planted with olive and fruit trees.

And just up the little country road, one of the most interesting and friendly little towns in Andalucía with it's bars and restaurants, market days and lovely old buildings.

Grazalema is at the heart of the Natural Park - of the same name - and is one of the most beautiful of all the white villages.

Real charm

Grazalema is as pretty as a postcard, a lovely little village in a magical setting. Savour its slow, relaxed lifestyle from any one of its cafés and restaurants.

In common with the other pueblos blancos (white villages), Grazalema contains some of Spain's most distinctive traditional architecture. Narrow streets of whitewashed houses, most of them with wrought iron rejas drop steeply down the hillside.

It's very pretty, relaxed and with real charm. They’re used to catering to visitors and you’ll soon find your favourite cafés or restaurant. The local cheese is a speciality and the asparagus soup is unique to the area.

It stands nearly 3,000 feet above sea level in the lee of the Sierra del Pinar. It's a setting, in the heart of the Grazalema National Park, as dramatic as can be.

Quite simply, it's one of the most beautiful tracks of mountain anywhere in Europe, with an astonishingly diverse flora and fauna. There are deep gorges, high peaks and some of Spain’s most attractive rural architecture.

Timeless beauty

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

All around are calcareous sierras of jagged peaks, gorges, chasms, faults and caves, underground rivers and deep canyons. The flora is enormously diverse, with thick forests of cork oak and Spanish fir (pinsapo) which is only found in the wild here and in the Ronda Mountains. In the skies, griffon vultures and golden, booted and short-toed eagles soar. The forests are the habitat of mountain goat, red deer and wild boar.

Green and rocky hills which offer some of the best treks and walks in Southern Spain.

For trips out, you are spoilt for choice here. Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just 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.

Other wonderful towns and cities, including Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez, Cádiz, and Sevilla are not so far away.

Although, once you have discovered the timeless beauty all around you, maybe you won't want to venture too far.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Open-plan living / dining room
  • Kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 doubles
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom
  • Shaded furnished patio
  • Grounds

First Floor

  • Living area / balcony (overlooking the dining area below)
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 doubles
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Radiators in all rooms
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
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  • Please note that there is no oven

Outdoors

  • Gated, filtered swimming pool (7 m x 4 m, 1.7 - 1.9 m deep)
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds
  • Basic outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Grounds
  • Parking

 

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

Remember to bring a torch if you want to walk to and from the village at night!

No pets allowed in this property.

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Prices and Seasons

ZC26

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 30th June 980 € 1,960 €
1st July to 1st September 1,110 € 2,220 €
2nd September to 31st December 980 € 1,960 €

ZC26

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

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, 2 km from Grazalema (most facilities) in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz)

Location

In open countryside, 2 km from Grazalema (most facilities, restaurants; market) in the Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

Zahara de la Sierra (one excellent restaurant) 25 mins; Ronda (all facilities) 30 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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