Surrounded by the exciting landscape of the Grazalema National Park, this old farmhouse is genuinely rustic, both inside and out ...
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Four (two doubles, two twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
7 m x 4 m, 1.7-1.9 m deep.
In open countryside, 2 km from from Grazalema in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).
From 980 € to 1,110 € per week.
Grazalema is a delightful and very pretty village in a sensational setting, surrounded on three sides by the craggy limestone peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema.
A National Park, it's a part of Andalucia unlike any other and its rocky, rugged terrain is both spectacular and beautiful.
Below Grazalema village, the little country road winds slowly through the dramatic scenery on its way to Ubrique and Ronda, passing by the entrance track to the farmhouse which sits alone within it's own six hectares of olives, almonds, fruit trees and rugged, rocky terrain.
In bygone days, the house was a dyer's cottage Grazalema is well-known in Spain for its fine ponchos and blankets, especially prized by horse owners. Once upon a time, its thriving little wool factories exported their blankets around the globe.
Just a couple of minutes drive from Grazalema, by foot it's 20 minutes along a nearby path up to the village (uphill there and downhill coming back). Remember to take a torch if you’re coming back at night!
It's been restored by its local owners without in any way disturbing its history or country feel. It is genuinely rustic, both inside and out.
Although somewhat antiquated (some of the furnishings are well worn and have certainly seen better days), it's an inexpensive option for anyone wanting a holiday home deep in the majestic Grazalema countryside with complete privacy and a swimming pool.
There's certainly bags of traditional character. One of the bedrooms is sculpted around huge limestone rocks. A big, spacious house, it is decorated with old wooden furniture and farm implements from days gone by, in keeping with the old tiled floors and high, beamed ceilings.
Homely enough in its timeless, rural simplicity, there are two floors, each with a living area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen on the ground floor is, of course, simple and rustic in style but reasonably equipped. There’s also a dining area on this floor.
Outside, there's a brushwood-shaded patio and a 7 x 4 metre swimming pool which can be gated for child-safety. It's a tranquil location and you have loungers for sunny relaxation around the pool. Generally speaking, the property is safe for children, who can explore its bouldered landscape planted with olive and fruit trees.
And just up the little country road, one of the most interesting and friendly little towns in Andalucía with it's bars and restaurants, market days and lovely old buildings.
Grazalema is at the heart of the Natural Park - of the same name - and is one of the most beautiful of all the white villages.
In common with the other pueblos blancos (white villages), Grazalema contains some of Spain's most distinctive traditional architecture. Narrow streets of whitewashed houses, most of them with wrought iron rejas drop steeply down the hillside.
It's very pretty, relaxed and with real charm. They’re used to catering to visitors and you’ll soon find your favourite cafés or restaurant. The local cheese is a speciality and the asparagus soup is unique to the area.
It stands nearly 3,000 feet above sea level in the lee of the Sierra del Pinar. It's a setting, in the heart of the Grazalema National Park, as dramatic as can be.
Quite simply, it's one of the most beautiful tracks of mountain anywhere in Europe, with an astonishingly diverse flora and fauna. There are deep gorges, high peaks and some of Spain’s most attractive rural architecture.
All around are calcareous sierras of jagged peaks, gorges, chasms, faults and caves, underground rivers and deep canyons. The flora is enormously diverse, with thick forests of cork oak and Spanish fir (pinsapo) which is only found in the wild here and in the Ronda Mountains. In the skies, griffon vultures and golden, booted and short-toed eagles soar. The forests are the habitat of mountain goat, red deer and wild boar.
Green and rocky hills which offer some of the best treks and walks in Southern Spain.
For trips out, you are spoilt for choice here. Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just half an hour away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
Other wonderful towns and cities, including Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez, Cádiz, and Sevilla are not so far away.
Although, once you have discovered the timeless beauty all around you, maybe you won't want to venture too far.
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)
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday although start and finish dates can be more flexible out of high season
Remember to bring a torch if you want to walk to and from the village at night!
No pets allowed in this property.
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.
Costa del Sol 1½ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.
Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs
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