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ZM 19

5 bedrooms, sleeps 4 to 10

Character and tradition given a new lease of life

A wonderful old flour mill and bakery renovated by the grandchildren of the last miller, a genuine showpiece of times gone by ...

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Review Icon"We had a lovely stay at the Mill. The owners were wonderful hosts. Easy to communicate with, friendly and helpful. We were four adults and five kids from 1 - 5 yrs old. Even though it was up towards 40 degrees celcius during most of our stay, the Mill kept a comfortable temperature as long as we followed the owners' guidelines. There is no AirCon, but still the Mills natural construction kept us comfortably cooled (only assisted by two fans on the hottest days). The main building is large and comfortable, but for us the greatest plus was the small kitchen-house and the pool-area. This is where we spent almost all our time. Wonderful in the morning, through the day and after the kids had gone to bed. We recommend the Mill and would love to go back. "

Previous Guest (Jul 2015)

Review Icon"We spent a wonderful week in the old mill. The owners are wonderful hosts. The mill is well equipped, well maintained and has lots of charme. With temperatures around 40 degree the pool was our favourite place during daytime. As we liked the place so much we did not travel around a lot but we will definitely come back to do so...thanks again for a great week which we will always remember ! "

Previous Guest (Jun 2015)

Review Icon"We spent a wonderful week in the old mill. The owners are wonderful hosts. The mill is well equipped, well maintained and has lots of charme. With temperatures around 40 degree the pool was our favourite place during daytime. As we liked the place so much we did not travel around a lot but we will definitely come back to do so...thanks again for a great week which we will always remember ! "

Previous Guest (Jun 2015)

Review Icon"The owners met us at the place. They were very friendly, helpful and full of stories about how the mill worked in the old days. The place is very charming, full of antiques and pieces from the flour milling days yet is up to date with tasteful art on the walls and several kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining options. There is a wonderful hike following the steam down to the nearby town which also boasts a great gourmet restaurant. This is altogether a great get away place for an extended family or group of friends. "

Previous Guest (Apr 2015)

Review Icon"Wow, this place is fantastic. The owner made us feel really welcome and was so friendly. The house is a great getaway in the middle of the Andalucian hills but we had no trouble finding it. We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunshine but with the open fire and plenty of chopped wood, the house would have been perfect in colder times to. The kitchens were really well stocked, the beds and pillows were really comfortable and the rustic charm of the place made it a unique, exciting and relaxing place to be. The pool area was having some work done but the owner had ensured the workmen were not there during our stay. My friends and I would definitely book the mill again! "

Previous Guest (Apr 2015)

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Bedrooms

Five (two doubles, three twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

10 m x 5 m; 1.20 to 2m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 4 km from Algarinejo in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

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Price

Sleeping 4 from 910 € to 2,150 € per week.

Per additional person from 90 € per week.

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Villa Description

Gentle beauty

Eagles, owls and thrushes fly the blue skies above rolling hillsides dotted with a million olive trees. There is mile upon mile of beautiful landscapes to discover.

Until just a few decades ago this 17th Century water mill and bakery provided bread for the local community for over 300 years. Now, after a painstaking renovation carried out by the grandchildren of the last miller, it has been given a wonderful new lease of life.

An old Andalusian country house, it now provides accommodation for up to ten people in a truly unique environment. Set in five acres of its own land (crossed by a river that collects the waters from Sierra Albayate), here the gentle beauty of this part of Andalucía combines with the equally relaxing tempo of Spanish country living.

Geographically located between two Natural Parks, the "Parque Natural de la Subbética Cordobesa" and the "Parque Natural del Poniente Granadino", all around there is mile upon mile of beautiful landscapes to discover.

History, tradition and charm

A 17th Century water mill, it has been given a wonderful new lease of life by a careful renovation carried out by the grandchildren of the last miller.

Wherever possible, the original structure and workings of the mill have been kept, so a real sense of history remains. In fact the entire lower ground floor still houses all the old milling machinery where guests can wander at their leisure.

These fascinating relics from the past have been faithfully respected and combined with a sensitive restoration of the house using original and natural materials such as wood, clay, forged iron and hand crafted ceramic tiles.

The result is a very special mix which combines 21st century comfort with history, tradition and charm.

Access to the house is through a vine covered walkway bordered by flowers, plants and ivy covered walls. It’s a lovely spot to while away a few hours and the owners, knowing this, have provided comfortable cane sofas and chairs. This is just one of the many relaxing spots in this charming, tranquil property.

A fascinating room

With its old stone floors, original wooden flour sieves and other antiques, it's easy to imagine how this room was a few decades ago - a hive of activity with a wonderful smell of bread filling the air.

The house opens into a long kitchen / dining / sitting room with a large fireplace. It was in this room that the flour was once sifted and the bread baked. The original oven is still there and in working order - shine a torch through the old metal door and you can see the enormous dome shaped, brick-lined structure behind.

It's a fascinating room, full of character and charm. With its old stone floors, original wooden flour sieves lining one wall and other antiques, it's not hard to imagine how this room looked a few decades ago - a hive of activity with a wonderful smell of bread filling the air.

The owners can offer you the unique experience of learning how to make flour and bread - just ask.

The first of the double bedrooms (accessed from the ground floor kitchen / living room) has its own en-suite bathroom. Light and airy, with a beamed ceiling and tiled floor, it is furnished with an iron bedstead, antique lights and switches and colourful paintings.

All the bedrooms follow a similar style but each has its own flavour, style and colour scheme. The attention given to even the smallest of details is evident throughout the house.

Upstairs, there is a twin bedroom with a traditional cane lined ceiling. From here you cross a small hallway to access a cosy little sitting room and another open-plan kitchen / dining area.

Bright and cheerful

Antique lamps, ochre and cobalt-blue walls, cane ceilings and colourful paintings combine to give the old building an artistic, cheerful flourish.

With ochre walls, cobalt blue furnishings and a lovely old wooden dining table and chairs, these cheerful rooms have a distinctly Mediterranean feeling. The artistic layout of the kitchen with its hand made tiles may look rustic but it has also been fitted with good quality appliances, all in a traditional style, of course.

The remaining three bedrooms (two with twin beds and one with a double bed) are all located off a long corridor with a bathroom at the far end.

Please note these three bedrooms (and the twin bedroom located across from the sitting room) all share this bathroom, which has a bath as well as a shower.

Beyond the kitchen lies a vine covered cobbled terrace, complete with outdoor dining table and chairs. A small but well maintained lawn extends beyond and takes one through to a romantic and rambling garden with walks down to the river and to an orchard full of fruit trees.

Everything under the sun

The well equipped poolside with its outdoor kitchen and built-in barbecue has all one needs to enjoy the gorgeous Andalusian sunshine to the full.

From the main terrace you can also climb some iron stairs to access a small roof terrace which has lovely views that extend over the entire property and to the gentle countryside all around.

The most recently developed area is the front garden. Here you will find the large 10 m x 5 m gated swimming pool - perfect for those with toddlers. At one end of the pool a shaded terrace area is complete with outdoor sofas, TV and DVD, and a large built-in barbecue.

There is everything here for outdoor living under the gorgeous Andalusian sun. A proper outdoor kitchen includes an enormous fridge to keep all the food and drink you will need for your daily barbecues … and, alongside, the large family dining table (with bench seating) enjoys shade under its canopied pergola.

Classical Andalucia

In the centre of Southern Spain, here you are more or less midway between Córdoba, Málaga and Granada, each of these fabulous cities within easy reach.

Should you feel the urge to venture out from the peace and tranquillity of the house and grounds, you will find a wealth of places to visit. Located deep in classical Andalusian countryside, in the centre of Southern Spain, it is more or less midway between Córdoba, Málaga and Granada, each of these fabulous cities within easy reach.

Other places of interest and beauty well worth a visit include Ronda, The Sierra Nevada, El Torcal Natural Park (near Antequera), Antequera itself and Las Alpujarras.

Nearby Algarinejo is a peaceful little country town with a population of 4,000. It is a town of farmers and olives are the main source of income. Other artisan activities here include homemade cheese production and wicker work.

There is now an excellent restaurant in the village.

To the east, there is the whitewashed market town of Montefrío, perched high on its impressive rock, and to the north, Priego de Córdoba, known as the "Baroque Jewel", a delightful, energetic and flourishing little town.

Iznajár is another must-see village, sitting on top of a rocky outcrop which towers up from its very own "inland sea". It's like an island rising from the waters. Views are amazing, over the 32 kilometre-long lake, the Embalse de Iznájar (also known as The Lake of Andalucia). Safe bathing and water sports are enjoyed on its sandy Valdearenas Beach.

All around, the spectacular countryside of El Poniente and the Subbética Natural Park. Eagles, owls and thrushes fly the blue skies above rolling hillsides dotted with a million olive trees. It's glorious countryside!

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

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Distribution

Lower ground floor

  • The old milling machinery is housed here

Ground floor

  • Vine covered entrance walkway (with furniture)
  • Living / dining room / kitchen
  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room

First floor

  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen / dining area
  • 4 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 3 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Cobbled dining terrace (furnished)
  • Roof terrace (furnished) accessed by a external stairway from the terrace below

Pool Area

  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Shaded dining area (furnished)
  • Shaded barbecue terrace (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (some channels in English; also German, French etc)
  • DVD
  • CD Player / Radio
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Electric radiators or underfloor heating
  • Double glazing
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Gated, filtered swimming pool (10 m x 5 m; 1.20 to 2m deep) with underwater lighting
  • Pool shower
  • Pergola dining area
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Dining terrace
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (brick)
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from May to October inclusive. It can be opened earlier on request.

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday throughout the whole year

Please note that the owner is only available to meet you on your day of arrival from 4pm until 9pm

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

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZM 19

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 4
per week
Sleeping 10
per week
1st January to 16th June 910 € See Notes *
17th June to 1st September 2,150 € 2,150 €
2nd September to 31st December 910 € See Notes *

ZM 19

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 4
per week
Sleeping 10
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

*2017 Low Season Bookings - there is a discounted 4 person price as shown above. For each additional person up to a maximum of 10 please add 90 Euros per person per week.

In High Season, there is no reduction for smaller parties.

Security Deposit

A 200 Euro deposit is payable on arrival (in cash to the house owner). This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 4 km from Algarinejo (basic facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada)

Location

4 km from Algarinejo (basic shopping, bars, restaurants) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

Priego de Córdoba 25 mins; Iznájar 30 mins; Montefrio 30 mins; Rute 35 mins; Loja 40 mins.

Granada 1¼ hrs; Antequera 1¼ hrs.

Torremolinos (Mediterranean beaches) 1½ hrs; Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1¾ hrs.

Malaga 1½ hrs; Córdoba 1½ hrs; Ronda 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 1¼ hrs; 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

  • The picturesque white village of Iznájar is half an hour from here, the southern gateway to the beautiful rolling hills and olive groves of the Subbetica Natural Park. Sitting on top of a huge rocky outcrop which towers up from the breathtakingly blue waters of the Embalse de Iznájar, the largest lake in Andalucía, it's a magnificent setting.
  • Views from the top of the town are sensational, over the surrounding countryside - rolling hillsides clad with olive groves as far as the eye can see - and over the vast, beautiful lake (32 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide) which fills the wide valley floor of the Genil river on both sides of the village.
  • Also known as the Lake of Andalucía, it hosts water sports and fishing and has its own beach (in summer) at Valdearenas where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes or learn to sail.
  • Its beautiful, clear blue waters are safe for children to swim or play in and there's sand to lie on. It tends to be busier on Sundays but is usually very quiet during the week, even in the height of the season.
  • Head north to Priego de Córdoba (18 km away), a lovely town which is Andalucía at its most refined and authentic. A dignified, convivial provincial town with a beautiful historic centre and more than its fair share of marvellous baroque churches. All around, the spectacular countryside of the Subbética Natural Park.
  • To the east, the white village of Montefrio (21 km away), with its high-towered church, suddenly appears through a gap in the mountains, resembling a ship sailing across rolling waves of hills. All around there is mile upon mile of wonderful, peaceful countryside. Time slows down here, for everybody.
  • A little more than an hour 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.
  • To the south west, Antequera is another very pretty town with an almost medieval air and a history to match. So much more than just another sleepy, sun-soaked 'pueblo' of Southern Spain.
  • Mediterranean beaches on the Costa del Sol are 90 minutes drive south.

Activities

  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the hillsides and little villages of El Poniente on foot, horseback, or bicycle.
  • The beautiful lake (32 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide) which fills the wide valley floor of the Genil river on both sides of the Iznajár hosts water sports and fishing and has its own beach at Valdearenas where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes or learn to sail.
  • There is a chiringuito (summer bar) on the beach and a couple of bar / restaurants just above.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is 1¾ hours drive away.

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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Algarinejo

As rural and peaceful (some would say sleepy) as any little town can be, it provides for the farming community in its beautiful, olive-covered hinterland …

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