Villa SA10E 2 bedrooms, sleeping 5

From €1,240 To 1,300/ week

Majestic throughout the seasons

Set in an area of outstanding beauty, in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena, one of six cottages that offer excellent accommodation and wonderful facilities in an amazing location

At a glance: bedrooms: 2, sleeping: 5 || Distance: 1.5 km from town || Walk to town: 15 minutes

Leave all sense of stress behind

Treat yourselves to this wonderful part of Andalucia

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, amidst cork oak and chestnut trees, in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena – These six stone-built cottages could not be in a more stunningly beautiful location. The cottages crescent around the garden, looking out to the lush Alajar valley and gorgeously green hills of the Sierra de Aracena beyond.
The six cottages are built in traditional rural style from all local materials,  the thick walls from local stones, the warm terracotta floor tiles,   the chestnut beamed and planked ceilings all locally obtained, the decor a cleaver mix of local and antique furniture.
Inside, each cottage is a welcoming little home, comfortable, neat and tidy, furnished and decorated in keeping with its country-cottage style. Each has a furnished terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy your lunch or a late dinner under the stars. The gardens all around resplendent with flowering shrubs, plants spilling out of terracotta pots, flowers, overhanging trees….heavenly nature all around. The exuberance of vegetation around the cottages secures privacy between them.

Shared facilities include the lovely 11 x 5.5 meter swimming pool with sun loungers and deck chairs, walled and gated to make it secure for children. And also an artificial grass tennis court (please bring your own equipment)…And plenty of outdoor space!

This is an ideal point from which to explore and discover this most beautiful part of Andalucia. Surrounded by great walking, cycling and riding country, with lots of pretty villages to explore, the closest is Alajar, with a great selection of bars and restaurants just a short walk away. This is a nature-lovers paradise like no other!

….And if you wish to venture further afield you again meet with a wide range of option:
The lovely town of Aracena and its famous caves (Gruta de las Maravillas) is just a twenty minute drive away. Doñana wildlife sanctuary, on the coast of Huelva, is less than two hours  away. If you want a taste of the city, Sevilla, one of Spain’s most beautiful is also less then two hours drive – or you can hop across the Portuguese border at Rosal de la Frontera, just one hours drive from name just a few.

La Tortuga is all on one level, entering through a chunky old wooden door into an entrance hall and through to a spacious living area. Divided into two spaces –  on one side the living room with comfortable chairs and sofa arranged around the beautiful old stone fireplace. To the other side, a dining table stands by the large bow window that provides wide views of the world outside. The high-beamed ceilings, the large windows, beautiful terracotta tiles – the attention to detail – the locally sourced furniture, antiques, recycled materials…It is obvious that this has been a labour of love!  The pretty tiles in the well equipped kitchen add a little extra touch of colour. This cottage has two bedrooms, one double bedded and one with three single beds. Both the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms (shower only).

The cottage enjoys a large inviting furnished terrace, an ideal place to savour your alfresco meals or for savouring the first rays of sunlight shining across the valley or the last rays in the evening and the amazing display of stars across the night sky-

Six property estate - Alájar - Huelva - SA10E_04
Six property estate - Alájar - Huelva - SA10E_05
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Layout and Amenities

 All on one floor

Open plan living, dining room and kitchen
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower)
Bedroom with three single beds and en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower)


  • Tv (Spanish Channels)
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Open fireplace in the living / dining room / kitchen
  • Underfloor central heating in both the living / dining room / kitchen and in the double bedroom -Not in the triple room
  • Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Cot (linen is supplied)


  • Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine

 Outdoors and other facilities (shared with the other five cottages)

    • WiFi Internet
    • Barbecue Terrace
    • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
    • Highchair available (on request)
    • Selection of DVD’s and music CD’s (which can be taken to your cottage)
    • Outdoor Chess table , Boules, Outdoor tabletennis.
    • Gated and walled filtered swimming pool (11 m x 5.5 m, 1.4 m – 2.0 m deep) with pool shower and furniture
    • Small paddling pool and sandpit
    • Tennis Court with artificial grass and night lighting. Please bring your own racket, shoes etc.
    • Mountain Bikes are available for rental (minimum 4 days rental)
    • Walking itineraries available
    • Donkeys can be hired on an hourly basis for guided treks through the countryside.
    • Grounds & gardens (including vegetables to try)
    • Car Park
Villa Notes
 Property Information

Rental start and finish days for this property are flexible –

During high season minimum stay is one week, at other times a minimum stay of 4 nights is possible

The swimming pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October, weather permitted.

The owners have five very friendly, well behaved dogs who are around and about the gardens. This is lovely for dog lovers but  not recommendable for those who are allergic to dogs

No smoking please.

Outdoor Chess table , Boules, Outdoor table tennis.

 Services Information

Bed linen and towels are changed once a week.
All bathrooms consist of a shower, toilet and basin.
All the houses have a television and DVD player.
Bed linen and towels are provided, but please bring towels for swimming.
The bedrooms have air conditioning.
Babysitting can be arranged on request, payable locally.

Villa Prices

2021 Season Dates Price
per week
per 2 weeks
2nd January to 25th June 1,240 € 2,480 €
26th June to 3rd September 1,300 € 2,600 €
4th September to 31st December 1,300 € 2,600 €
Security Deposit: €250 (Held against your card during your booking)

2022 Season Dates Price
per week
per 2 weeks
Prices pending — € — €
Security Deposit: €500 (Held against your card during your booking)

Additional Price Details

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Contact our team for further help:

Telephone: 0034 858 70 12 11


When is this villa available?

If you need further help or information about availability then please contact us.

Where is this villa?

Location (time estimates are for driving unless otherwise stated)

A short walk from this cottage along country lanes lined with stone wall, takes you to the village of Alájar (around 1,5 km)

Other villages nearby: Aracena 20 mins; Valverde del Camino 55 mins.

Beaches: Punta Umbría 1 h 50 mins; Isla Cristina 2 h.

Sevilla 1 h 25 mins; Huelva 1 h 35 mins; Jérez de la Frontera 2 h 20 mins; Córdoba 2 h 50 mins; Málaga 3 h 35 mins; Granada 4 h; Faro (Portugal) 2 h 35 mins.

Airport information

Sevilla (SVQ) 1 h 30 mins; Faro (FAO, Portugal) 2 h 30 mins; Jérez de la Frontera (XRY) 2 h 10 mins; Málaga (AGP) 3 h 30 mins.

What do guests say about this villa?

Many thanks for the warm welcome, our third visit to this property. We love been very comfortable in the house with its underfloor heating. As usual dogs were good company on our walks.

Jerry and Phil

More about this region

Sierra de Aracena

The Natural Park of Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche is in the most westerly part of Andalucía, in the province of Huelva. Here the landscape is of green woodlands, mountain streams and pretty white villages. Sevilla is little more than an hour's drive away so it's surprising that this region is almost unheard of outside Andalucía. With surprises at every turn—Templar castles, caves, fiestas and gastronomical delights—this corner of Andalucía is uniquely beautiful and wholly original.


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Villa Registration Code: CR/HU/00083