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ZC 69

6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

A magnificent house in the mountain village of Grazalema

This spacious villa is located in a 'picture-postcard perfect' village, circled by the craggy peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema.
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Review Icon"Stayed again at wonderful ZC69 where it is so peaceful. You will be looked after by the owner for whom nothing is too much trouble. Beautiful gardens surrounded by wall garden and a swimming pool. A few moments away from Plaza de Espania. Just perfect. Breakfast surrounded by mountain views, great start to anyone's day. Gracias,we will be back."

Carmel (May 2017)

Review Icon"We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed our stay. We were enthusiastically welcomed by Laura and stayed in one of the new rooms just over the small swimming pool with a little terrace to sit outside. We felt at home right away. In the morning the owners was doing the breakfast and he couldn't do enough for you. We were lucky with the weather and could have breakfast on the big terrace most mornings with a great view towards the mountains! Lovely breakfast, a very generous lunch package when ordered the day before, a great, clean room with excellent en suite. No television or tea facilities in the room but no problem at all, you could make tea/coffee all day in the central area and watch TV there (but we didn't feel the need). Good location and nice bar over the road so can't ask for more. The owners hadn't managed yet to get the WiFi fully up and running in the new rooms but it was available in the main building. We can't wait to come back to this gem of a hotel in the beautiful village of Grazalema!"

John (Apr 2017)

Review Icon"We loved our three nights here. The room was beautiful, bed extremely comfortable and the views are fantastic. Nice to be able to relax in the shared space and help yourself to hot drinks. The owner is really helpful and knowledgable without being over-bearing - there if you need him but gives you your privacy if you want it too. We used the walks information provided for our ascent of Simancon (worth it for great views) and descent of la Garganta Verde. We rarely go back to the same places on our holidays but I would certainly stay here again."

Jo (Apr 2017)

Review Icon"Tucked away near the top of the village most rooms in this small hotel have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The ensuite rooms are simple but cosy and comfortable. Our host, could not be more friendly. He helped us with superb maps for our walks and great advice on where to eat. Will return in the spring to enjoy a different take on the surroundings... and of course enjoy the great hospitality at ZC69"

Willy (Aug 2016)

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Bedrooms

6 (4 doubles, 2 twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9 m x 4 m, 1.50-1.65 m deep.

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Location

In Grazalema village in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

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Price

From 1,990 € to 2,490 € per week.

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Villa Description

Grazalema landscape

Surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountain scenery to be found in Andalusian Spain.

This fabulous property, a beautifully restored Casa Señorial (manor house), sits proudly on the edge of the town, overlooking its own lush gardens and pool below.

Beyond the village is a broadly sweeping landscape that encompass both the Sierra de Ronda and the village itself, perched high in its dramatic terrain.

In the heart of rural Andalucía and its classic pueblos blancos, Grazalema is situated at over 800m above sea level and is considered by many to be the showcase white village. Located at the edge of the village, but close to all local amenities, this house is surrounded by the natural parklands of the Sierra de Grazalema.

Close to town

Just a short, leisurely stroll and you are in the old, winding streets of this pretty mountain village.

Walking in from a cobbled, pedestrian street at  the back of the house, you come to a beautiful, solid wooden door. This door leads directly into the reception area where all is cool, calm and very comfortable. The living areas are all on this level and include a small, well equipped kitchen, a spacious sitting room with a couple of steps up to the dining area.

Wooden ceiling beams and traditional terracotta floor tiles combine beautifully with the rich, dark colours of antique furniture and attractive modern paintings. There's a great feeling of space with soft sofas and armchairs to relax in, and dining tables which will comfortably seat ten. The front of the sitting room is (almost) all glass - a floor to ceiling picture window which looks out onto a splendid terrace. Decorated with potted plants and shady vines, the terrace is the best spot to enjoy the vistas of the magnificent countryside all around.

Bedrooms with individual style

There are plenty of rooms to choose from ... all different, all lovely.

The living room is connected to the kitchen by a 'breakfast room'  which has six smaller tables (breakfast is served here when the villa is being run as a B&B). The tables can be put together to make one large dining table if you wish, or you can choose one of the lovely eating areas on the terrace just outside.

Upstairs, the five attractive bedrooms (three doubles and two twins) are neatly distributed. Each has its own en suite bathroom. Each has its own personal touch of character, colour, style and decor.

Three bedrooms are to the left of the main landing:

Lavanda  this room has twin beds pushed together and a walk-in shower. There are three steps down to sitting area with large, double glass doors with views of the mountains, valley, village rooftops and pool below.

Albahaca this has a double bed (1.50m), bathroom and sitting area both of which are on a lower level (three steps down). The sitting area looks out over the same spectacular scenery as Lavanda.

Jazmin has a double bed (1.50m) and en suite shower room. This is the only room facing the back of the house,  overlooking a courtyard and a beautiful old, walnut tree.

Two rooms are to the right of the main landing:

Hierbabuena has double bed (1.50 m), walk-in shower, sitting area, small terrace (balcony) and the endless views.

Amapola is a twin-bedded room (beds can be pushed together for a double), walk-in shower, sitting area, furnished terrace balcony and valley view.

The sixth room, Mejorana, is situated above the kitchen and accessed via a spiral staircase.

Mejorana has a double bed (1.50m),  en suite shower room and a small balcony overlooking the swimming pool and valley.

Sunshine and flowers

Relax on the garden terraces amid the shady trees or lounge by the swimming pool soaking up the sun - choices, choices.

Outdoors, from the  front terrace,  steps go down through terraced gardens to the swimming pool area and a tree-shaded garden with hammock. There are all kinds of flowering plant, both familiar and exotic, potted plants, mature shrubs and an amazing variety of trees: nispero, pomegranate, palms, lemons, laurel, olive…such lushness, it’s delightful!

The swimming pool is on the lowest walled-in terrace, surrounded by flowers and attractive greenery. The pool is hidden from street view by a high, white-washed stone wall. There is room for nine sun loungers around the pool. At one end of the pool terrace is a small lawned area, shaded by a splendid  olive tree, ideal for a towel and a book. At the other end of the terrace is a changing room with shower, WC and hand basin.

Outdoor eating

With the village so close, there is plenty of scope for eating out. With the attractive covered terrace, why not eat out, at home?

The many outdoor spaces are a delight and the attractive covered terrace (accessed from the living room) is perfect for a relaxed breakfast or a long, leisurely dinner enjoyed al fresco. The garden terraces go down to the pool and on one such terrace, slightly away from the house, is a fixed barbecue.

There is a second entrance to the gardens directly from the street below, where you can also park.

In Grazalema itself there are a good selection of nice restaurants and bars to choose from. It is, of course, just a short walk into the centre of the town where the ancient, maze-like streets are full of nooks and crannies to explore, quaint little shops and interesting eateries.

Winding, cobbled streets

Once famous for its textiles, unspoilt Grazalema offers the chance to experience Spain's authentic history.

For generations exemplary planning controls have been strictly enforced in Grazalema which is now paying a rich dividend. It's a lovely, 'oldy-worldy' place with no ugly modern structures at all.

The narrow streets and whitewashed walls hark back to the town's Moorish origins, being settled by Berber folk during medieval times. You can still see remains of the Arabic fortification dating back to the 10th century. The parish church in the main square, Parroquia de la Encarnación, is from the 16th century, Nuestra Señora de la Aurora from the 17th century… There is an unbelievable richness of history in this small town with a population of just over 2000.

From the 17th to the 19th century, Grazalema was famous for its textile industry, at one time being known as Cadiz el Chico 'little Cadiz'. After the industrial revolution though, the town lost its importance in the cloth trade.

As well as the small remaining textile industry, traditional work is centred around small scale agriculture, sheep and goat farming, the harvesting of cork and furniture making.

And beyond the town is some of the most rugged and beautiful mountain scenery to be found anywhere in Spain, a part of Andalucia unlike any other: the fir-covered mountains of the Grazalema National Park, the cork forests of Los Alcornocales, the Serrania de Ronda and much, much more.

Grazalema Natural Park is a vast, protected area of jagged limestone mountains and varied flora. Because of its unique microclimate, a wide range of vegetation grows here. The rare Spanish fir pinsapo grows in the Sierra de Pinar close to Grazalema. And of course there are the fantastic cork oak woodlands. The parklands surrounding the village are home to mountain goat, red deer and wild boar while in the sky one can often see griffon vultures as well as golden, booted and short-toed eagles.

Other white villages are close by: Arcos de la Frontera, Zahara and Setenil are all less than 30 minutes away, all make for interesting trips out.

All in all, this rugged terrain is both spectacular and beautiful - a wonderful place for a great holiday.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall (with wood burning stove)
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  • Guest WC
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  • Living room
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  • Steps up to dining area
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  • Covered furnished terrace (accessed from living room)
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  • Kitchen
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  • Breakfast room
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  • Shaded furnished patio
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  • Grounds

First Floor

  • Five bedrooms (3 doubles and 2 twins) all with en-suite bathrooms
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  • Sixth bedroom (double, en-suite) accessed by "private" spiral staircase

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Board games, books and local information
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices)

Amenities

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

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Gated swimming pool 9 m x 4 m, (1.5 - 1. 65m deep)
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool shower and WC
  • Sun beds
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  • Dining Terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • BBQ

Notes

The swimming pool will be open throughout the rental season (from early June to early September)

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday.

No pets allowed in this property.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

zc69

2017 Season Dates Sleeping upto 4
per week
Extra bedroom
per week
1st January to 23rd June N/A N/A
24th June to 8th September 1,990 € 125 €
9th September to 31st December N/A N/A

zc69

2018 Season Dates Sleeping upto 4
per week
Extra bedroom
per week
Prices pending --- ---

Special Offer

Special Offer: Summer Discount

10% discount on last remaining week in July.

Week on offer: From 1st until 8th July 2017

Offer Ends: 1st July 2017

Notes

This property has a total of 6 bedrooms sleeping up to a maximum of 12 guests. The minimum booking is 2 bedrooms (sleeping up to 4) and then an additional 125€/week per each extra bedroom required.

Please note that for smaller parties, all unused bedrooms will be closed off.

Security Deposit

A 300 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 Grazalema (most facilities) in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz)

Location

In Grazalema (most facilities, restaurants; market) in the Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

Zahara de la Sierra (one excellent restaurant) 30 mins; Ronda (all facilities) 45 mins; Arcos de la Frontera (all facilities) 1 hr.

Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Marbella 1½ hrs; Cádiz 1½ hrs; Málaga 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs; Tarifa 2½ hrs.

Costa del Sol 1¾ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2½ hrs.

Granada 2½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Jerez 1¼ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Málaga 2 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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