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ZM 26

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Everything a Spanish rural cottage should be

Rustic, rural and romantic, this cottage enjoys a location which is simply superb, a paradise of countryside silence and panoramic views ...

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Bedrooms

Three (one double, two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9.3 m x 4 m, 1.15 m - 1.85 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 1.7 km from Fuentes de Cesna in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

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Price

From 780 € to 1,080 € per week.

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Villa Description

150 years of character

A delightfully rustic farmhouse, it was built some 150 years ago and has been renovated by the grandsons of its former owners with care, skill and pride.

This delightfully rustic farmhouse was built some 150 years ago and has been renovated by the grandsons of its former owners with care and skill.

Its location is superb, deep in the heart of the rural, tranquil beauty of El Poniente Granadino. The views are both stunning and sweeping, encompassing the three provinces of Granada, Córdoba and Málaga.

Accessible from the little village of Fuentes de Cesna by a 1.7 kilometre track (in good condition), you drive through fields and farmlands to this little paradise of silence nested amidst hills carpeted in olive trees.

Morning Glory and roses clamber up whitewashed walls and over fences, an old vine covers one of the terraces adorned with ancient ceramic pots: everything is as it should be in a romantic, rural Andaluz cottage.

A rural idyll

Outside spaces, either in the shade of the covered terraces, on the lawned garden or by the lovely swimming pool enjoy wonderful, panoramic views.

The rustic feel has been retained throughout the house and some clever new uses have been found for the old farm implements.

Wooden doors and beams entwined with canes, nice mosaics in the entrance patio or around the mirrors, there are all sorts of charming little details. On the walls, paintings by a local artist add a colourful touch.

In summer, apart from the welcoming coolness of the house itself, you will have plenty of outside space to enjoy the panoramic views, either in the shade of the covered terraces, on the lawned garden or by the lovely swimming pool (which is fenced and gated making it an excellent choice if you have a young family).

During colder months you can savour a good book in a rocking chair by the fireplace (there's central heating too), and enjoy the comfy feather filled duvets and the warm wooden floors in the upstairs rooms.

Peace and harmony

A perfect place for doing nothing much at all, just absorbing the soft sounds and warm sunshine of the lovely countryside all around.

And, being in El Poniente, although in "the middle of nowhere" with nothing but rural peace and harmony to enjoy, it's nevertheless a very central location.

Bordering with three other provinces, Jaén, Córdoba and Málaga, it is situated at the heart of Andalucía, an ideal rural idyll from which to travel to many of the most beautiful areas of Southern Spain: the fabulous, historic cities of Córdoba, Sevilla and Granada, the high peaks of Sierra Nevada and the beaches of the Costa Tropical and the Costa del Sol.

The excellent and generally uncrowded motorway system makes all of them easy day trips.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the local area on horseback, by bicycle or hiking in the surrounding hills.

The heart of Andalucia

Bordering with three other provinces, Jaén, Córdoba and Málaga, from here you can travel to many of the most beautiful areas of Southern Spain.

Here you are just a few kilometres from the huge embalse (reservoir) of Iznajár. Also known as the Lake of Andalucía, it hosts water sports and fishing and has its own beach 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.

Nearby Fuentes de Cesna, is an authentic rural village (population 550), serving the local community in time honoured fashion. In other words, it's facilities are rather basic! There are a few bars and a supermercado or two where you can get a few groceries.

Further afield, Iznajár is a 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.

Here there are more shops and, in either Rute or Loja, there will be everything you need. There is now an excellent restaurant, one of the very best in the whole province, in Algarinejo, 14 km from here.

For something completely different, head north to Priego de Córdoba (25 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.

This is also a perfect place for doing nothing much at all, just absorbing the soft sounds and warm sunshine of the lovely countryside all around.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom (shower only, no bath tub)
  • Terraces, garden and grounds

First Floor

  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV
  • DVD
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices)

Amenities

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

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Gas / electric hob (1 electric and 3 gas rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Gated filtered swimming pool (9.3 m x 4.0 m, 1.15 - 1.85 m deep) with underwater lighting
  • Pool shower
  • Pool Pergola
  • Sun beds
  • Dining terrace
  • 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 May to September, inclusive)

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

 

 

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Prices and Seasons

ZM 26

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 23rd June 780 € 1,560 €
24th June to 25th August 1,080 € 2,160 €
26th August to 31st December 780 € 1,560 €

ZM 26

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

Security Deposit

A 100 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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In open countryside, 1.7 km. from Fuentes de Cesna (basic facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada)

Location

Accessed by a 1.7 km farm track (in good condition) from Fuentes de Cesna (basic facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).

Algarinejo 20 mins; Iznájar 30 mins; Rute 30 mins; Priego de Córdoba 30 mins; Loja 40 mins; Montefrio 45 mins.

Granada (all facilites) 1¼ hrs; Antequera 1¼ hrs.

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

Malaga 1¼ hrs; Córdoba 1¾ hrs; Ronda 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 1¼ hrs; Granada 1¼ 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

  • Fuentes de Cesna is tiny (population 550) and, let's be honest, not particularly inspiring. It was rebuilt, more or less completely, in the 1940's following floods which destroyed much of the old town.
  • Other nearby villages, both sleepy and slow, friendly and convivial are Zagra (population 1,000) and Algarinejo (population 4,000).
  • 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 (25 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, 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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