An enchanting family cottage
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: 4 || Distance: 1.5 km from town || Walk to town: 15 minutes
Relax by the pool, stroll into town or hike in the Sierra
Discover some of the best kept secrets 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 Alajar..to name just a few.
The last, but not least, of these six lovely cottages is La Zoya. A two bedroom two bathroom cottage with delightful views overlooking the vegetable gardens and down to the river.
The cottage is all on the ground floor, double wooden doors enter from the terrace under the shade of the lush vegetation outside into the hub of the house, an inviting open plan kitchen, living and dining room. It has an open fireplace, a comfy sofa and chairs, a small dining area and a well-equipped kitchen with all you will need to prepare your meals. As with all the cottages, everything is warm, welcoming and decorated in its delightful rustic style.
From the living area, steps lead down to the twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower only). The double bedroom is reached from the living room and also has an en suite bathroom (shower only).
Layout and Amenities
All on one floor
Open-plan living, dining room and kitchen
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower)
Steps down to twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower)
- Tv (Spanish Channels)
- Dvd player
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms
- Open fireplace in the living / dining room / kitchen
- Underfloor central heating throughout
- Iron & board
- All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
- Cot (linen is supplied)
- Gas hob (5 rings)
- Electric oven
- Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
Outdoors and other facilities (shared with the other five cottages)
- 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
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.
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.
|2021 Season Dates||Price
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||1,240 €||2,480 €|
|Security Deposit:||€250 (Held against your card during your booking)|
|2022 Season Dates||Price
per 2 weeks
|Prices pending||— €||— €|
|Security Deposit:||€500 (Held against your card during your booking)|
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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.
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.