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ZM 34

2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 or 4

Unhurried Andalucia, a place at peace with itself

Comfort and excellent facilities compliment the peaceful, unhurried lifestyle at this quality holiday villa with great views to the distant, snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada ...

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Review Icon"Had a wonderful time at your property. Made very welcome by the owners. Felt we were staying in a home rather than in a holiday villa. Loved the area and never tired of the view. High light was “The Mosque” at Córdoba. Had a real “wow” factor. "

Previous Guest (Sep 2014)

Review Icon"Lasting memories, amazing views, ever so relaxing. Thank you for making our first family visit to Spain so successful, we loved everything. "

Previous Guest (Sep 2014)

Review Icon"What a gorgeous week we have spent here in such a beautiful area. We have felt so much at home here and have had much needed rest."

Previous Guest (Aug 2014)

Review Icon"May you be blessed with many years of peaceful retirement sitting under your figs, olives and almonds. "

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

7 m x 4 m, 1.50 - 1.75 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 : 1,110 € per week.

Sleeping 4 : 1,220 € per week.

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Villa Description

So, so peaceful

The south facing views extend far and wide across patchwork fields and rolling hills of olive trees to the highest peaks of Sierra Nevada beyond.

This quality holiday home enjoys an authentic, rural Andalusian setting, a great place just to "be".

On the hillside above the little and very traditional pueblo of Ermita Nueva in the province of Jaén, the south facing views extend far and wide across patchwork fields and rolling hills of olive trees to the highest peaks of Sierra Nevada beyond.

So, so peaceful, it's a view which is impossible to ever tire of.

The property makes best use of this wonderful vista, which can be enjoyed from the lounge, from both bedrooms, from the front terrace and from the swimming pool which is situated just behind (and above) the house.

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

Leafy shade

A magnificent, 400 year old oak tree overhangs the front terrace, a place to enjoy outdoor meals, a leisurely barbecue and, no doubt, a sundowner or two.

The rural tranquillity is enhanced by the leafy shade and seclusion offered by the magnificent, 400 year old oak tree which overhangs much of the front terrace, a completely private space to enjoy outdoor meals, a leisurely barbecue and, no doubt, a sundowner or two.

There are some steep drops here, so care should be taken with young children or anyone with wobbly legs.

Inside, all is spacious, comfy and cool. It's an attractive home which, although recently built, offers charm as well as excellent facilities. The owner is constantly adding extra little touches and improvements, both inside and outside.

The attractively decorated and furnished living / dining room / open-plan kitchen extends along the entire length of the house: at one end, the fully equipped kitchen, at the other, the comfortable living space.

Spacious, comfy and cool

An attractive home which offers charm as well as excellent facilities. The owner is constantly adding extra touches and improvements, both inside and outside.

Upstairs (please note that the stairway is not railed) are the two attractive bedrooms, one double bedded, one with twin beds pushed together. Both are spacious, both have beamed ceilings, both enjoy the wonderful view.

Not a bad place to wake up to the early morning birdsong! There are TV's in both bedrooms, as well as the living room downstairs. The second bathroom, which has a tub as well as a shower, completes the distribution.

Throughout, furnishings are of good quality. It is equipped down to the very last detail with satellite TV, mosquito nets on all windows, an independent freezer (as well as a fridge, of course), dishwasher, WiFi etc and air conditioning in the two bedrooms.

At an altitude of 1,000 metres, summers are warm and sunny here but pleasantly comfortable.

By the pool

Situated just behind and above the house on the next terrace up, the swimming pool is a lovely, south-facing sun trap, views extending far and wide.

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

Steps lead up the bank to the swimming pool which is located just above and behind the house. A lovely, south-facing sun trap, the terrace surround is equipped with sunloungers and a sunshade. Almost all of it is completely private, not overlooked by any other property.

Ermita Nueva is a 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.

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.

A wealth of wonders

Just below the village lies the main Granada to Córdoba road, so from here it's easy to visit either of these great, historic cities. And much more besides ...

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. More or less tourist-free, here you will be doing your shopping in Real Spain!

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.

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.

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: The 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 really lovely area of pretty villages set amongst rolling hills and mountains.

Priego de Córdoba (30 minutes away), is delightful and dignified, a convivial provincial town with a beautiful historic centre. A perfect example of Andalucía at its most refined and authentic.

So there's a wealth of wonders to explore in this lovely part of Andalucía, far away from the ex-pats and sun seekers on the Costa ... which is what staying here is all about ...

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Entrance terrace, partly shaded by a 400 year old oak tree (furnished)
  • Living / dining room / kitchen (separated off by a bar-top)
  • Bathroom (shower only)
  • Gardens and grounds

First Floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (some channels in English; also German, French etc) in the living room and in both bedrooms
  • DVD
  • Hi Fi
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Central heating in the bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Air conditioning in both bedrooms
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  • Double glazing (with mosquito nets on all windows)
  • 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)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (7 m x 4 m, 1.50 - 1.75 m deep)
  • Pool terrace (with lighting)
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Front, dining terrace (with lighting)
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from April to October each year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from May to September, inclusive)

Care should be taken with young children and anyone with wobbly legs as there are some steep drops in places and because the stairs have no balustrade

The main road is two kilometres from the house. Very occasionally, but only when the wind blows from the south east (which is unusual), from outside the villa one can be slightly aware of the rumble of traffic in the distance

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

 

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). Additional maid service is available on request, for a supplement

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZM 34

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 4
per week
Prices are the same throughout the year 1,110 € 1,220 €

ZM 34

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.

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, 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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