Rural cottage with private pool within a quiet, wooded organic farm

Galaroza, Aracena, Andalucia Property Ref: HA11
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Self-catering rustic cottage 15 mins from Aracena. For country relaxation, outdoor living, swims, rambling and riding. Sleeps 4.

Booking information for HA11

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from 01 June - 30 September, weather permitting. 

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

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Summary

Self-catering rustic cottage 15 mins from Aracena. For country relaxation, outdoor living, swims, rambling and riding. Sleeps 4.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    1 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 4

Enjoyment
Flat screen TV; CD/radio; Board games; Small private pool (4 m x 2.5 m; 1.20 m deep); Terrace furniture; Barbecue (subject to forestry fire-risk restrictions).

Self-catering
3-ring gas hob; Oven; Microwave; Toaster; Coffee maker; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Woodburning stove; Fan (on request); All bedding & towels provided (except pool towels).

Notes on facilities
This property does not have central heating.

Layout

Ground floor
Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen; Bathroom (shower over full bathtub); Outside covered porch with fenced off garden.

First floor
Bedroom 1: double bed; Bedroom 2: twin beds (large single beds) which has no door and is open-plan with a small living area. 

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Overview

This stone-built cottage in the heartlands of western Andalusia has the simple, rustic charm one associates with genuine country living.

It's located within a large organic farm, where it occupies its own undisturbed, forested corner with woods and a private swimming pool: it's a very tranquil spot.

The owner, a friendly and hospital chap, lives a five-minute walk from the house where he is on hand if needed. He and his family live off organic farming and sell small quantities of lamb, seasonable vegetables and chestnuts.

This location is suitable for nature lovers, for families with energetic children who like to play in the countryside, and couples looking for an unpretentious, homely hide-away. The smallish swimming pool has been integrated within the terrain, 50 metres from the house.

Here you can splash about feeling very much part of the surrounding nature.

The cottage has its own intimate character with wood ceilings and floors and terracotta tiling. It is furnished simply, some original touches in the decoration making the house feel welcoming. Windows fill the upstairs area with light and offer views to lovely countryside.

The house is generally open-plan, and this applies not just downstairs but also to the the twin-bedded area, which is open to a small sitting area at the top of the stairs. The double bedroom next to it is, however, a separate, private room.

The bathroom is downstairs, along with the main room which comprises living and dining areas and kitchen.

By the house entrance is a fenced-off garden area with a shaded, furnished terrace, providing an inviting spot for breakfasts and other outdoor meals with the company of birdsong or the deep silence of the forest.

Two things mark the Sierra de Aracena out from the rest of Andalusia: the good temperatures all year round, and a vibrant nature that one would not normally expect in such sunny climes. It is thickly forested and, while mountainous, it is not rugged. Gentle rambling options abound around its little villages and woodlands. Horse riding is another excellent way of getting to know this area of outstanding beauty.

Spring and autumn are ideal seasons to visit. In spring the whole scene is so overrun with wild flowers in a veritable explosion of colour over the hillsides. And autumn brings a very different crop: this area well-known as the richest in Spain for wild, edible mushrooms.

Summer is all about relaxing in the natural setting and swims.

Cottage HA11 has a woodburning stove here, which probably heats the house well, but that there's no central heating and we'd be wary of suggesting the cottage for winter holidays.

Gourmets shouldn't miss the local, free-range, acorn-fed, Iberian cured ham, one of the world's top delicacies. This beautiful, unspoilt area is home to the semi-wild, roaming pigs and neighbouring Jabugo is famed all over Spain for the quality of its hams.

It always nice to get to know a local village aside from the need for shopping or desire to eat out, and guests will find little Galaroza at walking distance, just over a kilometre away. If you need to connect to internet at some point during your stay, a public centre in Galaroza has WiFi, and Aracena 15 mins away, has café-bars with WiFi.

Aracena town also has shops, terraces to sit out, restaurants a-plenty and even some night liife in its own rural way. Above Aracena is a castle but the most curious highlight is hidden underground: an extensive grotto with stalagtites and stalagmites that all ages will enjoy visiting.

For other days out you might like to try Almonaster la Real for a 10th century mosque that survived the Christian reconquest, And there's a train you can take through the old mines at Rio Tinto.

The border with Portugal is just 40 mins away and famed, vivacious Seville is an hour.

Our Aracena Guide for clients (we'll send you the latest up-to-date version before you travel) contains our tips for the best holiday ideas here.

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Location

Setting

Woodlands in a fertile valley

Location

Located in open countryside, very close to the village of Galaroza. Access along an uneven country lane, but suitable for an ordinary car with care.

Galaroza 15 mins walk
Simple shopping, bars, restaurants
Jabugo 5 mins
Famous cured ham
Aracena 15 mins
Market town, grotto, most facilities
Almonaster la Real 20 mins
10th Century mosque
Portugal 45 mins
 
Rio Tinto Mines 45 mins
 
airport Nearest Airports
Seville (SVQ) 1 hr 15 mins
Jerez (XRY) 2 hrs 15 mins
Faro (FAO) , Portugal 2 hrs 30 mins

Prices

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Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€540
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€580
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€540
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€580
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€540
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
€580
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€540
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€580
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€540
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€580
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€540
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
€580
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£465
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£500
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£465
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£500
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£465
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
£500
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$502
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$539
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$502
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$539
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$502
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
$539
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$708
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$761
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$708
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$761
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$708
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
AU$761
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,019
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$1,095
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,019
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$1,095
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,019
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
CAD$1,095

Booking information for HA11

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from 01 June - 30 September, weather permitting. 

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for HA11

  • The changeover day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Irene | September | 2016

We stayed in this property for the second week of our holiday in Andalusia.The area was wonderful with fantastic walks,including one from the book Walking in Andalusia by Guy Hunter-Watts passing very close to this property. The villages and towns of the area are very pretty, we enjoyed taking the bus from Aracena to Seville and there was a great selection of restaurants in the area. The property is situated in a wooded area where birds and butterflies were regularly seen.It is so peaceful, quiet and relaxing,especially when lying in the hammock,reading with a glass of wine. The property is well laid out and we enjoyed the upstairs sitting area in the evenings.The owner Pepe was the perfect host, very helpful but unobtrusive. His gifts of delicious organic tomatoes, figs and honey were very appreciated.The property is rustic and we feel that perhaps some upgrading of kitchen utensils, furnishings and lighting would command a higher letting fee and enhance a lovely holiday experience even further. Thank you to Rustic Travel for all their help and advise and best wishes to our host Pepe and we hope to be back."

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Lesley | June | 2016

We had a wonderful holiday in Pepe's rural cottage in Sierra de Aracena. Pepe gave us an extremely warm welcome with a bottle of wine and a jar of his homemade honey. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the area. There are amazing treks around the countryside. I would definitely go back. The cottage is like something out of a fairy tale."

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Mary | April | 2015

Sierra de Aracena is a beautiful area. We loved the walking along the caminos. The views were fantastic and the wild flowers were stunning. Aracena is a lovely town and everything you need is there, especially a good Mercadona for self-caterers. The cottage is in a beautiful secluded location. The owner, Pepe, is very friendly and very kind - he gave us some honey and asparagus from his farm and he gave us firewood for the cold nights. The cottage is quite basic but it has a lovely fairy tale feel about it. One criticism is that it wasn't very clean - some attention needs to be paid to this. Also, the cracked plates should be replaced."

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Tony | September | 2014

Just a quick note to say that we really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was a perfect place to ""get away from it all"" and a perfect base for exploring the country around Aracena. The cottage was great and Pepe provided us with a nice selection of organic vegetables and eggs throughout the week which was a real treat to cook with. I would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to him. Thanks also to all at Rustical Travel for making transaction easy and providing us with extra information. "

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Kristina | August | 2014

I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on our holiday - the HA11 property was incredibly charming and comfortable, and the owner, Pepe, was most accommodating and helpful. There's one thing I need to mention to you, and that is about the directions to the property you sent . You'll need to amend them slightly..."

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Tracey | July | 2014

We had a wonderful holiday. The service from Rustical Travel was excellent, very personal. The cottage was very rustic and exactly what we wanted. Pepe the owner very kind and helpful and he had left wine and honey as welcome gifts. He even came with a wonderful basket of organic vegetables from his farm. We will definitely book with you again ps After we had booked the holiday and then some weeks later talking to a work colleague about where we were going and who with ... ... she too has a house with you guys .. what a small world!"

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Jaak | June | 2014

We had a fabulous time and Pepe was very helpful. We did have a bit of a problem finding the house and had to phone Pepe who came and took us to the property. We discovered that we had actually found it ourselves but as the name on the sign of the property wasn't the same as on your map and directions we were not sure we have found the right place. Nevertheless we all had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the house and area. Many thanks for all your help and information."

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Peter | June | 2014

A big thankyou from us both, we had a wonderful time (despite Easyjet leaving our bags in the UK). The accomodation was excellent and more than exceeded our expectations. the directions provided were perfect, as was the information for the surrounding area. We will definitely use Rustical Travel again when we next visit Spain, and have recommended you to numerous people. Again, many thanks Peter/Sharon"

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Sue | July | 2013

We would like to say a big thank you for all the help Rustical Travel gave us for our recent trip. We loved the location and the local villages and Pepe was just so friendly and helpful whilst discreet enough for us to enjoy the seclusion. The directions worked ok except for the numerous roundabouts on the outskirts of Seville - maybe it would be good just to include a note to that effect as it was quite stressful searching for the appropriate sign. We did use the sat nav as back up too but would certainly NOT have found the casa if Pepe had not come to meet us in the village! We will most certainly recommend your services to our friends and family and we may be back soon! With our best wishes"

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