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ZM 10

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 & 2 children

A beautiful home which retains its pastoral style

This traditional old farmhouse is now reborn as a top quality and thoroughly modern home ideal for lazy summer holidays or winter activities in this beautiful setting...

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Review Icon"Wonderful house with everything you could need. We didn't want to leave the place but dragged ourselves out to see Granada, Córdoba, Priego de Córdoba, Zuheros...The Monday market is good for fruit and beg and the cheese factory is worth a look. But with the lovely views, fantastic setting, great house and peaceful location we could have happily stayed put all week! "

Previous Guest (May 2016)

Review Icon"Thank you for such a lovely stay in a wonderful house, we really enjoyed the pool, especially at night! Montefrío is beautiful as well! "

Previous Guest (Aug 2015)

Review Icon"We made our plans in January -"a warm place" "the South of Europe" "Spain!" Andalusie!" "oh Granada and the Alhambra!" We searched for a house and found this one. A very good choice! It had everything, including the wonderful weather. Thanks for your welcome and hospitality. Your house was, for this week, our house, our home. Warm greetings and maybe until the next time!"

Previous Guest (May 2015)

Review Icon"Thank you ever so much for sharing your lovely place. We felt so privileged to spend time in such a beautiful and peaceful spot. It has been the highlight of our time in Spain (2 visitors Cape Town South Africa)"

Previous Guest

Review Icon"We had such a wonderful stay with our family in your excellent home. We certainly didn’t want for anything, comfortable beds and well stocked kitchen. The house manager and his lovely wife gave us a wonderful welcome. From somebody who was in tourism all her life, I was most impressed. (2 visitors from Waterford Ireland)"

Previous Guest

Review Icon"I had a wonderful time in your house. The view was great. The heat was great! I loved staying here for a week. I wish I could stay for two weeks! The pool is cool and relaxing. I think this holiday was one of the bests! I wish I could come again soon! (1 visitor aged 8) "

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Review Icon"Just a week at the beginning of September … not long enough … but we have had a thoroughly relaxing time in a lovely house. Well-equipped, tastefully refurbished, great pool… but the most memorable thing is the amazing view. A perfect position. Montefrio is a picturesque little place, like a step back in time… but we found it difficult to leave the comfortable pool side loungers."

Previous Guest

Review Icon"We have had a fantastic week. We couldn’t have asked for a more secluded and relaxing holiday. The perfect environment to settle into a good book or two. Lovely views, food and wine. The pool is excellent for a cooling dip and every room of the house is finished to the highest standard. Would love to return. "

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Bedrooms

Three (one double, two twin bedded). There is also a double sofabed in the study.

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9 m x 4 m, 1.4 - 1.9 m deep

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Location

In open countryside, 1½ km from Montefrio in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

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Price

From 1,230 € to 1,980 € per week.

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Villa Description

Wonderful !

"The views from the house and the surrounding countryside are so scenic we couldnt stop looking, so peaceful and calming".

This old farmhouse has been transformed into a top quality and pleasingly modern home and is now ideally situated for long sunny summer holidays or cooler winter breaks, spending your time exploring the surrounding area or partaking in some of the many activities on offer (horse riding, biking and walking are just a few).

In a glorious pastoral scene with lovely views over the rolling hillsides of El Poniente (dotted, of course, with a million olive trees), there's not another house anywhere near.

Yet access couldn't be easier, along a ½ km farm track which is shared only with the occasional tractor. It's a pleasant walk into town from here (1½ km kilometres from the property; 30 minutes to town, although longer on the way back as it's uphill and quite a climb).

The farmhouse is set in an acre of natural woodland garden which rises up the hillside behind the property. Wildflowers, including cistus (rock roses), wild crocus, narcissus and three types of wild orchid grow among olive trees and holm oaks.

Pure Bliss

"The area is true, untouched, beautiful Spain and Montefrio has to be one of the most picturesque towns anywhere on the planet!"

Tucked into the hillside, the uninterrupted views are beautiful, across countryside which gently rolls across the horizon. Sunsets are marvellous here.

A terrace stretches the full length along the front of the house with three sets of French doors opening from the living room and kitchen.

The terrace incorporates a shaded pergola, a perfect spot for al fresco dining, overlooking the pool and beyond to the hillsides. The built-in barbecue is alongside.

The attractive swimming pool (9m x 4m) and sunbathing area, with its quality wooden sunbeds and big sunshades, are accessed by a few steps leading down from the terrace.

The remainder of the front garden is given over to olive, almond and fig trees which are incorporated into the landscaped surround.

A lovely house

"The house itself is of the highest quality, very well appointed, stylish and spacious with all mod-cons".

Inside, all is calm, serene and very spacious. Floors are marble, walls and ceilings painted white, neatly setting off quality furnishings under lovely wood-beamed ceilings.

It's an airy house which remains cool even in mid summer. With a wood-burning stove in the living area and central heating throughout, it is also an ideal villa for winter lets.

The kitchen is spick and span, with lots of work space and everything you may need to prepare your meals (including a split level double oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher and larder fridge). "A fantastic fitted out kitchen", was one client's comment.

It's attractive and very well appointed, a kitchen where you will enjoy cooking. There is a small breakfast bar and French doors opening to the dining terrace outside.

Excellent quality

"Perfect. A whole week of eating dinners on the patio, reading by the pool or in the hammock, playing backgammon, enjoying wine and the scenery".

An archway leads through to the big living / dining room. This is a very impressive room under its double height, timber-beamed ceiling. Two sets of French doors open to the terrace.

Sofas and other casual chairs are gathered around the woodburner. There is a flat screen satellite TV (Free-to-view) and DVD player. Reference and cookbooks, novels, DVD's and board games are here for you to enjoy. A lovely wooden dining table comfortably seats eight/ten.

The sitting room leads through to a twin bedroom with an en-suite walk-in shower room. This has access to its own private terrace.

On the other side of the kitchen, the study is furnished with a good quality double sofabed, making it fully functional as a fourth bedroom, if required. Behind is an en-suite shower room which also extends through to the utility area, (washing machine, iron and board, and a small freezer).

The other two bedrooms are upstairs. The twin bedroom has an en-suite walk-in shower room. The master bedroom has a super king-sized double bed, double balcony doors - which make the best of the wonderful view - and a huge bathroom with both a walk-in shower and bath tub.

Beyond, the gallery which overlooks the living room below offers a quiet space for reading and relaxing. This bedroom also has its own private sunbathing terrace.

It's a house of excellent quality, decorated and finished to a high standard. Simple yet stylish, one client described it as "achieving a perfect balance between homely and chic whilst all the time retaining its distinctly Spanish feel".

Other accolades include "spacious and comfortable, homely, first class, stylish, immaculate, characterful and ... just lovely!"

A most enjoyable stay

"We went for a couple of walks, and our friend went horse riding. Head to the top of the facing mountain. Take a bottle of bubbly! Views are breathtaking".

The owners were determined to make their home here in Spain a bit more special than the average holiday home … in this they have more than succeeded. And every year they make an improvement here, another there. It just keeps getting better and better.

The plaudits from clients keep coming in. Here is a small selection:

"Wow! This property is gorgeous, amazing! It has been built to a fabulous standard and is very spacious. We loved our trip and had a wonderful time".

"Thank you for your assistance in booking a fabulous holiday in Montefrio. The property was perfect for a quiet two weeks away from home. We will not hesitate to book again."

"We had the most amazing holiday. The house is so lovely and it was definitely a highlight. We feel so privileged to have spent time in such a lovely place and location. I love Montefrio, such a pretty town.

A happy holiday

"The villa itself is extremely comfortable and very stylishly decorated. All the utilities were first class. Large and roomy with plenty of space for everyone".

Everything about the place was perfect. I really cannot fault it at all. A whole week of eating al fresco dinners on the patio, reading by the pool or in the hammock, playing backgammon, enjoying wine and the scenery without distraction.

Oh and we had a full moon while we were there so got to watch it rise up over the hillside each night. Spectacular and something I have never seen quite like that before".

"It is a really beautiful home. It has central heating and an open fire, which really topped it off as it can be a little cold in Spain in February. Decorated to a high standard inside it felt really homely".

"The area is true, untouched, beautiful Spain and Montefrio has to be one of the most picturesque towns anywhere on the planet! The house itself is of the highest quality, simple yet stylish and spacious".

Just like Tuscany

"The beautiful, uninterrupted views reminded me of Tuscany - but without the bus loads of tourists!"

El Poniente Granadino is still an agricultural area, rural and very pretty. The people are friendly and the lifestyle remains unhurried; welcomes are warm and genuine. The area is rich in bird life and three of the more unusual species you may see in the garden are hoopoes, azure winged magpies and golden eagles.

Montefrio itself has a trio of extraordinary beautiful and impressive churches and a very relaxed, easy style. It's a charming little rural town, well worth a visit (just five minutes drive away). It offers everything you need, small shops, some beautiful buildings and a friendly atmosphere.

Aside from the local shops (butchers, fish shop, greengrocers) and supermarkets there is the excellent cheese factory, which sells local cheeses, marinated olives, hams, olive oil and local wine.

I wish I was there now !

"You can walk to the nearby town of Montefrio. It is lovely as you walk down the hill, you can see the view of the town ahead".

There are many bars and restaurants in Montefrio and we cannot mention all by name, but closest to the house is Meson Coronichi which opens at lunchtime (only), Tuesday to Sunday. It is run by Sr. and Sra. Lorca who prepare the local produce beautifully.

A 20 minute drive through the countryside will take you to the main Granada to Córdoba road, so from here it's very easy to visit either of these great cities. And, in a different direction, you will arrive quickly at the motorway which heads south to Málaga and west to Sevilla.

Mediterranean beaches on the Costa Tropical are 90 minutes drive south. Attractive little resort towns include Salobrena, La Herradura and Almuñecar. Nerja with its 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water is just a little further.

Top class skiing is also approximately one and a half hours drive away in the spectacular Sierra Nevada. This can be excellent but avoid weekends, when the Granadinos swarm up from the city!

On the southern slopes of the mountains, Las Alpujarras offers amazing walking, horse riding and mountain biking.

There are also lovely walks, of course, closer to home.

Very centrally located in Andalucía, this is an ideal location for adventures beyond its boundaries. It is also a very relaxing place just "to be". A lovely property which is universally loved by our clients who have stayed there.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Living room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • 1 twin bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower room and access to its own private terrace
  • Study with double sofabed; through to en-suite shower room / utility room
  • Part shaded terrace (furnished)
  • Gardens & grounds

First Floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower and bath tub) and private sun terrace
    • 1 twin bedded with en-suite walk-in shower room
  • Gallery (overlooking the living room)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV located in the ground floor twin bedroom (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD
  • Denon Sound System (CD's and iPod connectivity)
  • Selection of Books, DVD's and board games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Glass fronted wood burning stove in the living room
  • Central Heating
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Electric Double Oven
  • Gas Hob (4 rings)
  • Larder fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (9 m x 4 m, 1.4 - 1.9 m deep) with underwater lighting
  • Pool terrace
  • Dining terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades, hammock
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (brick)
  • Garden and 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)

Please, no smoking indoors

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season

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

Firewood is included in the rental price in winter months

Bike hire (road or mountain), horse riding and maps for walking (on your own or accompanied) can be arranged. Please enquire.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZM 10

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
7th January to 7th April 1,230 € 2,460 €
8th April to 26th May 1,390 € 2,780 €
27th May to 7th July 1,610 € 3,220 €
8th July to 25th August 1,980 € 3,960 €
26th August to 22nd September 1,610 € 3,220 €
23rd September to 13th October 1,390 € 2,780 €
14th October to 15th December 1,230 € 2,460 €
16th December to 5th January 2018 1,390 € 2,780 €

ZM 10

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

Notes

Firewood is included in the rental price in winter months

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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In open countryside, 1½ km from Montefrio (most facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada)

Location

1½ km east of Montefrio (most facilities, basic shopping, bars, restaurants etc), the last 500 metres down a good, unmade country track, in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

Granada (all facilites) 45 mins.

Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 1½ hrs; Nerja 2 hrs.

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs; Las Alpujarras (high mountain walking etc) 2 hrs.

Malaga 1½ hrs; Córdoba 2 hrs; Ronda 2½ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 45 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ 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

  • Driving west from Granada, the white village of Montefrio, with its high-towered church, suddenly appears through a gap in the mountains, resembling a ship sailing across rolling waves of hills covered with low lying, gnarled trees … those trees that produce the green-gold that the whole world desires.
  • The steep streets wind they way up a craggy escarpment, dotted with thickly white-washed houses, up to the 16th century church which sits imperiously above the town, built within the remains of the arab fortress as a symbol of the victory of Christianity over Islam. Everywhere there are great views.
  • Perhaps because of its situation, far removed from conventional tourist venues, or maybe out of the townsfolk's innate sense of hospitality, travellers can be sure of a warm welcome here.
  • All around there is mile upon mile of wonderful, peaceful countryside. Time slows down here, for everybody.
  • Signposted off the road to Illora, about 7 km east of Montefrío, is an intriguing and unmissable archaeological site, the Penas de los Gitanos, "The Cliffs of the Gypsies", famous for its many prehistoric tombs scattered in a spectacular landscape of white cliffs, gorges and meadows.
  • Just 45 minutes away, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • Córdoba too, is a must-see city, once the largest city in the world, the thriving capital of Al-Andalus, the name used to describe Moorish Spain which extended throughout almost all of the Iberian Peninsular.
  • In its heyday it was considered the Mecca of the west. The Mesquita of Córdoba is, along with Granada's Alhambra Palace, the finest example of Islamic Art in the western world, the grandest and most beautiful mosque constructed by the Moors in Spain. It's one of only a handful of man-made places in the world which literally takes your breath away.
  • Quite apart from the Mesquita, there's much more to discover in Córdoba. It's very picturesque, a town to stroll around. You will come across little squares, peaceful courtyards and balconies overflowing with bougainvilleas. The aroma of lemon blossom, the exuberant colours of the flowers, the cool trickle of a fountain. It's a beautiful town, Córdoba.
  • If wonderful mountain scenery is your thing, then head for Las Alpujarras. Between the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, this is a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and some of the most splendid scenery imaginable. From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is 1½ hours drive away. This can be excellent but avoid weekends, when the Granadinos swarm up from the city.
  • Mediterranean beaches on the Costa Tropical are 90 minutes drive south. Attractive little resort towns include Salobrena, La Herradura and Almuñecar. Nerja with its 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water is just a little further.

Activities

  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the hillsides and little villages of El Poniente on foot, horseback, or bicycle.
  • The Embalse de Los Bermejales is a wonderfully peaceful, beautiful place to spend some time. The water quality is amazing, very clean and warm, almost like swimming in bath water, a safe place for children to swim. Stocked with fish - mainly barbel and carp - throw in a piece of bread and all hell breaks loose!
  • Canoeing and boating (anything that hasn't got a motor is permitted) as well as swimming and fishing can be enjoyed here.
  • And, of course, here you are well placed to travel to the ski resort high in La Sierra Nevada.

The Area

El Poniente

The western frontier of "Al-Andalus", the old Moorish Kingdom of Granada, it's a region of great natural charm and welcoming people …
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Montefrio

A charming, little rural town (pop: 6,000) in a dramatic setting, it has a trio of extraordinary beautiful and impressive churches and a very relaxed, easy style .…

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