Private villa with pool and lovely views in Aracena, Spain

Sierra de Aracena, Andalucia Property Ref: HA20
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    5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 10
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  • Property Ref: HA20

Total privacy at a handsome villa with terraces and a large pool, in glorious seclusion and yet only 5 minutes from attractive Aracena. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 6 to 10.

Booking information for HA20

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm (but there may be some flexibility when possible); Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • Please take into account that there are a number of exterior steps, and that for this property to be suitable for toddlers, the pool & terrace area would need to be blocked off, this is possible, but would need to be arranged.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Strictly no smoking indoors at this property.

  • When the entire property is booked in low season at the small party rate "sleeps up to 6 people", the pool apartment remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for HA20

  • The changeover day is flexible, but one day is normally left between bookings.

+ Booking information and changeover day for HA20

Booking information for HA20

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm (but there may be some flexibility when possible); Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • Please take into account that there are a number of exterior steps, and that for this property to be suitable for toddlers, the pool & terrace area would need to be blocked off, this is possible, but would need to be arranged.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Strictly no smoking indoors at this property.

  • When the entire property is booked in low season at the small party rate "sleeps up to 6 people", the pool apartment remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for HA20

  • The changeover day is flexible, but one day is normally left between bookings.

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Summary

Total privacy at a handsome villa with terraces and a large pool, in glorious seclusion and yet only 5 minutes from attractive Aracena. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 6 to 10.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    5 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    6 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 10

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet (limited due to rural location); Satellite TV (a few programmes only in English); DVD; Music system; 3G mobile cover; Private swimming pool (10 m x 4.5 m, 1.10 to 2 m deep); Sunloungers and outdoor furniture; Pergola with sunshades; Barbecue.

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Electric oven; Fridge-freezer; Dishwasher; Microwave; Electric mini-blender; Electric sandwich toaster; Kettle; Coffee maker; Hand-held stick blender; Food processor.

Practicalities
Washing machine & dryer; Iron & board; Hairdryer; 4 woodburning stoves; Oil-fired space heater; Gas heaters; Cot & highchair available; All bedding and towels included, including pool towels; Private parking.

Notes on Facilities
A small paddling pool for infants is available on request.

Main house layout

All on one floor
Open plan kitchen/dining/living room; Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom): Double bed (Queen-size) with en suite shower room/WC, own door to terrace and wood stove ; Bedroom 2: Double bed (Queen-size) with en suite bathroom (shower over bathtub/WC), open fireplace and access to main terrace; Bedroom 3: Twin beds with en suite shower room/WC; Bathroom; Utility room.

Exterior

Furnished, shaded dining terrace and brick-built barbecue.

Pool apartment layout

All on one floor
Open plan living / dining room / kitchenette; Bedroom 4: Twin beds (beds can be pushed together) with en suite shower/WC. Bedroom 5: Twin beds (beds can be pushed together) with en suite shower/WC.

Exterior
Terrace with swimming pool; Flower gardens; Private parking.

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Overview

"Worth it for the view alone", a repeating client here told us.

Just before you arrive at the market town of Aracena, on the road that links Sevilla with Portugal, a good one-kilometre track takes us to the top of a small hill, where we find this attractive, traditional villa and its irresistible views.

It is totally private, overlooked only by the occasional vulture and the rare black stork, tranquil in an idyllic setting. The property is well-equipped. 

The main house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms can be rented on its own, or together with a self-contained poolside apartment below (the apartment is never rented separately: your privacy is guaranteed).

The swimming pool is large and an awning is erected on the pool terrace to provide shade during the hot summer months.

A plastic pool for infants can be set up on the main terrace on request.

The main accommodation feels like a real home, airy and bright under high ceilings, and it's pleasantly decorated, posters of old Seville bullfights patterning the kitchen wall.

It’s evident that this is a much loved place to stay, not just well furnished but stocked with inviting collection of books and local information (we will also send you comprehensive and up-to-date information on Aracena and area).

A huge terrace looks way south over the hills and is quite spectacular, a real delight.

There are three bedrooms in the main house. The Master bedroom is spacious, up just a few steps from the kitchen area and with its own door to the outside world. It has a large window with breathtaking views: we’re sorry our photos don’t show this, but it really is beautiful to wake up to in the morning. The bedroom also has a wood stove for the colder months.

There is another bathroom for communal use near the living area.

The accommodation has an open plan design. The living area has seating for 7 people at any one time, but the dining table is large enough to seat 10 people comfortably.

The kitchen has a bar with two bar stools, just the spot to enjoy tapas or an informal drink while someone else cooks! The kitchen is fully equipped.

An outdoor reception with a built-in barbecue leads directly to the large terrace which overlooks the beautiful swimming pool area and has steps down it.

Down here, below the main house and facing the pool is an additional independent two-bedded apartment, available as an add-on (not rented separately) to sleep four more guests.

Our only doubt here is that people coming together won’t have identical accommodation. The self-contained pool apartment is a more modern, less rustical, purpose-built unit and doesn’t have the same charm as the main house but they are practical and pleasant. The fact that you’re right by the pool does make the apartment attractive.

It’s perfectly decent and comfortable, nonetheless, with its own living area and small kitchen.

Although this is the kind of villa where clients tend to stay in and just enjoy the place, there is much to do in the local area. Aracena town is unspoilt, genuinely Spanish, relaxed, and just 3 minutes’ drive away. The number of restaurants and café-bars is remarkable and we’ve done our best to narrow down it down to certain favourites in the local information guide we send you before you travel.

There’s a healthy balance in the area between local business, tourism and agriculture, not least of which is the rearing of black pigs, which roam the cork oak forests, feeding on acorns.

These pigs produce the famed Iberian cured ham that is prized all over the world. It’s particularly associated with the nearby village of Jabugo.

We get very positive feedback from our clients about the Aracena area. You can visit well preserved little villages full of character, castles, caves, go for walks in the Sierra… In Almonaster village you can visit the old mosque (see photo), one of very few that survived the Christian reconquest.

The natural richness of the area makes spring and autumn a real treat for flower lovers and mushroom hunters. If you’re not sure about which mushrooms are good to eat, you can simply choose a restaurant dish that uses them: they’re a local speciality.

Seville is just over an hour away and we recently discovered the magic of some of the Portuguese towns which are even closer, just beyond the Spanish border, so you have the chance to experience two different cultures. Crossing over into another country is always exciting for children, of course.

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Location

Setting

Hilltop in unspoilt countryside. Aracena region.

Location

Located in private grounds close to Aracena (all facilities), accessed by a 800-metre track, the last 300 metres of which are slightly steep but manageable in an ordinary car.

Aracena 1.5 km
Market town ,most facilities, grotto
Portugal 1 hr
 
Seville 1 hr 15 mins
Historic city
Atlantic Coast 1 hr 30 mins
Beautiful sandy beaches
airport Nearest Airports
Seville (SVQ) 1 hr 15 mins
Jerez (XRY) 2 hrs
Faro (FAO), Portugal 2 hrs 30 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,380
€1,560
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,960
€1,960
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€1,380
€1,560
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
€1,990
€1,990
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€1,380
€1,560
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€1,960
€1,960
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
€1,380
€1,560
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
€1,990
€1,990
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,380
€1,560
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,960
€1,960
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€1,380
€1,560
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
€1,990
€1,990
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€1,380
€1,560
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€1,960
€1,960
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
€1,380
€1,560
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
€1,990
€1,990
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£1,217
£1,376
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£1,729
£1,729
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£1,217
£1,376
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
£1,755
£1,755
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
£1,217
£1,376
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
£1,729
£1,729
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
£1,217
£1,376
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
£1,755
£1,755
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,621
$1,833
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$2,303
$2,303
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$1,621
$1,833
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
$2,338
$2,338
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
$1,621
$1,833
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
$2,303
$2,303
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
$1,621
$1,833
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
$2,338
$2,338
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$2,121
AU$2,397
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$3,012
AU$3,012
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$2,121
AU$2,397
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
AU$3,058
AU$3,058
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
AU$2,121
AU$2,397
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
AU$3,012
AU$3,012
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
AU$2,121
AU$2,397
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
AU$3,058
AU$3,058
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$2,086
CAD$2,358
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$2,963
CAD$2,963
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$2,086
CAD$2,358
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 05 Jan 201805/01/2018
CAD$3,008
CAD$3,008
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-10
06 Jan 201806/01/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
CAD$2,086
CAD$2,358
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
CAD$2,963
CAD$2,963
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
CAD$2,086
CAD$2,358
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 05 Jan 201905/01/2019
CAD$3,008
CAD$3,008

Booking information for HA20

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm (but there may be some flexibility when possible); Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • Please take into account that there are a number of exterior steps, and that for this property to be suitable for toddlers, the pool & terrace area would need to be blocked off, this is possible, but would need to be arranged.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Strictly no smoking indoors at this property.

  • When the entire property is booked in low season at the small party rate "sleeps up to 6 people", the pool apartment remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for HA20

  • The changeover day is flexible, but one day is normally left between bookings.

+ Booking information and changeover day for HA20

Booking information for HA20

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm (but there may be some flexibility when possible); Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • Please take into account that there are a number of exterior steps, and that for this property to be suitable for toddlers, the pool & terrace area would need to be blocked off, this is possible, but would need to be arranged.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Strictly no smoking indoors at this property.

  • When the entire property is booked in low season at the small party rate "sleeps up to 6 people", the pool apartment remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for HA20

  • The changeover day is flexible, but one day is normally left between bookings.

+ Booking information and changeover day for HA20

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YOUR REVIEWS

Janet | September | 2015

Lovely Finca with great views, the owners are very generous as they have a large collection of novels, cookbooks and guide books/ maps of the area. Aracena is a lovely small town very friendly, some great tapas bars. Ham museum is a must. Thanks to Rustical travel for you directions, good, although the photo of the turnoff to the Finca needs updating! Beautiful pool, well maintained, - and we ate fresh figs from the tree every day! Would recommend Rustical Travel to friends and family. Jan & Neil Sheffield England"

Rustical Update

The referred photo of the turnoff has been updated in the directions document for this property.

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Katherine | August | 2014

Excellent. Civilised house, nice people looking after it, many interesting books. Beautiful location with view across the hills, trees bursting with ripe figs, iberico pigs rootling around for acorns in neighbouring fields. Aracena is a delightful town with a pretty square where children play and families sit in cafes. Interesting villages around and the area is picturesque and unspoilt by mass tourism. Directions and help in general provided by Rustical were superb."

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Will | July | 2014

I just thought I would write and thank you for all your help with the villa in Spain. It was a wonderful location and we all had a great time. I particularly appreciate the personal touch, and having Maria come around to help us was above and beyond the call of duty so thank you very much indeed. Your company is fantastic and not only am I looking forward to going through you again next year, but I would also recommend you to all those I know are looking to rent a property for a short time."

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John | July | 2014

Excellent house and location for visiting the white villages and hiking. Aracena and surrounding countryside are fantastic - we hiked every day and spent a lot of time visiting the villages. Hill-top location was fantastic - the pool was loved by all. The outdoor shade cloth by the pool is a nice addition and makes it possible to use the area at all times of the day. The separate pool house was ideal for our three teenagers. Enjoyed the evening breezes and eating outside overlooking the view. The house was well stocked (thanks to the owner for having all the essentials already there) and had everything we needed for cooking meals - and we enjoyed the collection of fiction and non-fiction books. A lot of excellent information about the area was also provided - including restaurants to try in town. One small issue: we would have liked to be able to walk into Aracena from the house. Along the back fence there is a gate leading to a path which is heading in that direction; however the gate was locked and there was no key. If the path does lead into Aracena, would it be possible to provide a key for the gate, and to describe the walking path into town? Thanks."

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Jerry | September | 2013

HA20 has been one of the best houses we have stayed at over the years and we greatly enjoyed our 13 days. Perhaps it's a bit "plain" as a house, but it is thoughtfully laid out, comfortable and extraordinarily well equipped - we were still discovering items of cooking equipment in the last day or two. And we never tired of the view! Maria Angeles struggled patiently with my wife's imperfect Spanish, and kept us straight. Aracena is a special place and obviously a "proper" town in which tourism is thankfully not the main activity. We found your recommendations very helpful in starting us off, but could we suggest you add to your list the Taberna Rincon de Juan (recommended to us by local people for the quality of their tapas - to which we can attest) just around the corner from the main square on Avenida de Portugal. Our best meal (food plus ambience) was at Maricastana in Castano del Robledo - delicious food, lovely people, and lovely terrace. We enjoyed the differing qualities of the neighbouring villages and the surrounding countryside and, although we only had one lengthy walk, it was one of the highlights. We will return to the area and can only hope that you will expand your portfolio of properties in due course."

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