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ZM 33

2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 or 4

One of Andalucia's best kept secrets

This classy villa, in the most delightful of settings, achieves an old-time Spanish "hacienda" feel, exuding elegance and grace ...

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Review Icon"A note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at this villa last week. The location and its quality are superb and the owner is a delight. I have stayed in many cottages / villas over the years in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain and this ranks up there with the best. "

Previous Guest (May 2014)

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 5 m, 1.6 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, just above the village of Ermita Nueva in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Jaén).

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Price

Sleeping 2 from 680 € to 1,350 € per week.

Sleeping 4 from 810 € to 1,620 € per week.

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Villa Description

The best we have stayed in

A client wrote, "Many thanks. We had a great time in Spain. The villa is the best we have stayed in".

Superbly situated on the hillside above the little hamlet of Ermita Nueva, this is a delightful holiday villa.

The view from here is inspirational, across the patchwork of fields in the valley below to the mountain ranges of Jaén and Granada beyond, culminating in the dramatic, snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada.

It is the most delightful of settings, a place very much at peace with itself.

This situation was the deciding factor for the English owner (who has created some very beautiful houses in Spain during her 45 year love affair with the country) when she chose to build her home here.

Spacious and very comfy, it's a lovely home which, although newly built, achieves an old-time Spanish "hacienda" feel, exuding elegance, grace and class.

Warm and friendly

There are original works of art everywhere and some fabulous antiques too. But it's no design museum, it's a happy and fully equipped home.

There are original works of art everywhere, and some fabulous antiques too. But it's not a design museum: it's a completely equipped and functioning house, warm and friendly, the owner's favourite place in all Andalucía.

There is private parking at the end of the driveway which leads off from the little country road.

All on one level, one enters through an attractive, plant-filled central patio. The beautifully decorated and furnished main room extends along the entire length of the house: at one end, the fully equipped kitchen; at the other, the comfortable living space, with the dining area in between.

Thick walls and double glazing keep it beautifully cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter. And just to make absolutely sure, there's central heating throughout, as well as the cheering open fireplace around which the sofa and armchairs are arranged.

A real gem

"We loved the rural location and the way it's nestled on the side of the mountain with views of olive groves, amazing blue skies and the Sierra Nevada. Stunning!"

Doors open to to a lovely, covered veranda with seating and dining alfresco, a great place to relax, listen to the birdsong and gaze across the swimming pool below, over the olive groves and cornfields in the mid-distance to the magnificent sweep of mountains beyond. There are worse places to be in the world!

From the main room, there is access to the master, double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom.

The second, twin bedroom (which also has an en-suite bathroom) is accessed from the central patio, thus creating its own independence.

Steps lead down the bank to the azure-blue waters of the swimming pool just below the house. The terrace surround is equipped with sunloungers and a table and chairs. This is a gorgeous, south-facing sun trap and, as elsewhere on the property, is completely private. There are no near neighbours.

Ermita Nueva is a charming rural hamlet famous for its delicious, plump cherries as well as its olives. Still an agricultural area, the people here are friendly and the lifestyle remains unhurried.

A 'must-see' city

Granada is a city of classical beauty and incredible herritage, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.

As yet, few tourists have found their way to this part of Andalucía and welcomes are warm and genuine. The village boasts a little (but very well stocked) supermarket, a bakery and a bar.

Just below the village lies the main Granada to Córdoba road, so from here it's very easy to visit either of these great cities. Granada is just 40 kilometres to the south (little more than half an hour away by car), with Córdoba some 120 kilometres to the northwest.

Granada is, of course, a must-see city. A city of classical beauty and incredible herritage, the jewel in the Spanish Crown which is ideal for city breaks.

The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Renaissance Cathedral; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.

It was perfect!

"We loved the rooms, elegantly furnished and the beds were extremely comfortable, hallelujah!"

Córdoba too, is another wonderful place to visit. Once the largest city in the world, the thriving capital of Al-Andalus, the Moorish kingdom in Spain, it's very picturesque and the Mezquita is one of only a handful of man-made places in the world which literally takes your breath away.

There are some fantastic places to visit around and about, too: Montefrío and the surrounding rural beauty of the Poniente Granadino lies to the southwest of the house, a region which leads naturally on to the Subbética de Córdoba, another lovely area of pretty villages set amongst rolling hills and small mountains.

Priego de Córdoba (30 minutes away), is delightful, a perfect example of 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.

Best kept secrets

"It was very peaceful and there was plenty of space for all of us. I think this villa is probably one of the best kept secrets in Andalucia".

Just five kilometres from here is Alcalá La Real, a Moorish fortress town dominated by its magnificent 15th Century hilltop castle. These days it's a more work-a-day, unpretentious and authentically Spanish market town, with a handful of quite decent (and very reasonable) restaurants.

This is a beautiful home in a lovely Andalusian setting, a great place just to "be". At the same time, it's also a great place to come home to after a day out exploring the great historic cities and countryside joys which are so close at hand.

As one of our clients said, "Many thanks. We had a great time in Spain. The villa is the best we have stayed in".

Another wrote, "I am writing to let you know my family and I had a wonderful holiday. The villa is a real gem. We loved the rural location and the way it's nestled on the side of the mountain with views of olive groves, amazing blue skies and the Sierra Nevada. Stunning!

It was perfect, very peaceful and there was plenty of space for all of us. We loved the rooms, elegantly furnished and the beds were extremely comfortable, hallelujah! I think this villa is probably one of the best kept secrets in Andalucia".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Living / dining room / kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
    • 1 twin bedded with en-suite bathroom (shower only, no bath tub), accessed from the entrance patio
  • Covered terrace (furnished)
  • Planted entrance courtyard
  • Pool terrace, gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (Canal+)
  • DVD
  • Hi Fi
  • WiFi internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

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

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 5 m, 1.6 m deep)
  • Sun beds
  • Dining terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (Traditional charcoal)
  • 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)

The house is full of antique furnishings and so not suitable for young children (under 12) in our opinion

The owners' pet cat will undoubtedly by around and about so this is not a property suitable for those with an allergy to cats.

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season, but are flexible during winter rentals

Prices are inclusive of central heating costs and firewood

Prices are inclusive of a starter pack of essential groceries etc.

Maid service is provided weekly (inclusive in the price)

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZM 33

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
sleeping 4
per week
1st January to 31st March 680 € 810 €
1st April to 7th April 950 € 1,080 €
8th April to 23rd June 1,150 € 1,350 €
24th June to 8th September 1,350 € 1,620 €
9th September to 20th October 1,150 € 1,350 €
21st October to 27th October 950 € 1,080 €
28th October to 31st December 680 € 810 €

ZM 33

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
sleeping 4
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

Prices are inclusive of central heating costs and firewood in winter.

Until the end of March 2017, there is a further 10% discount for bookings of 1 month or more.

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, ½ km above the hamlet of Ermita Nueva (basic facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Jaén)

Location

½ km above the small village of Ermita Nueva (basic facilities); 5 km from Alcalá La Real (all facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Jaén).

Montefrio 30 mins; Priego de Córdoba 40 mins.

Granada 45 mins; Jaén 1 hr.

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1¼ hrs; Salobreña (and Mediterranean beaches 1½ hrs).

Córdoba 1½ hrs; Málaga 2 hrs; Ronda 2½ hrs; Sevilla 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 45 mins; Málaga 2 hrs; Sevilla 3 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

  • For shopping and, perhaps, a quick look around, Alcalá La Real is 5 km from here. A Moorish fortress town dominated by its magnificent 15th Century hilltop castle (this is well worth a visit), these days it's a more work-a-day, unpretentious and authentically Spanish market town. It has a handful of quite decent (and very reasonable) restaurants.
  • Head west from Alcalá to Priego de Córdoba (40 minutes 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 marvelous baroque churches.
  • All around, the spectacular countryside of the Subbética Natural Park, a beautiful land of rugged hills and deep valleys, spectacular scenery and a thriving ecology. A vibrant and vivacious landscape, it is both robust and melodious at one and the same time. Some of Andalucía's most delightful 'pueblos' are to be found here.
  • To the south west, this landscape merges into the equally beautiful Poniente Granadino with the small town of Montefrio at it's centre. And mile upon mile of wonderful, peaceful countryside. Time slows down here, for everybody.
  • A little more than an half 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.
  • In the opposite direction, 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.

Activities

  • Walkers will enjoy exploring the olive dotted hillsides and little country lanes around and about on foot.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada (clearly visible from Ermita Neuva), there is, of course, top class skiing is 1¼ 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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Alcalá La Real

An authentic, Spanish market town (pop: 21,000) dominated by its very impressive 8th C fortress, the scene of frequent battles between Moors and Christians …

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