Rustic private villa with pool in Grazalema Natural Park, Andalucia

Grazalema, Ronda Mountains, Andalucia Property Ref: RD13
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    4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 8
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  • Property Ref: RD13

A simple, rustic villa with gated swimming pool in one of Andalucia's best walking holiday destinations. Sleeps up to 8.

Booking information for RD13

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for RD13

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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from €865 to €1080
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Summary

A simple, rustic villa with gated swimming pool in one of Andalucia's best walking holiday destinations. Sleeps up to 8.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 8

Enjoyment
TV (Spanish channels only); Private swimming pool (7 m x 4 m x 1.2 to 2 m deep); Sunloungers.

Self-catering
4-ring gas hob; Microwave (no oven); Kettle; Coffee maker; Simple toaster; Manual juicer; Fridge freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Open fireplace; Electric radiators; Pool shower; All bedding and towels provided; Private parking.

Notes on facilities
Due to forestry regulations, barbecues are not permitted during summer months.

Layout

Ground floor
Reception; Kitchen; Open-plan living / dining room with open fireplace; Bedroom 1: Double bed; Bedroom 2: Twin beds; Shower room/WC.

First floor
Gallery living room; Bedroom 3: Double bed; Bedroom 4: Twin beds; Bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub).

Exterior
Gated pool area; Hillside grounds; Parking.

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Overview

Below Grazalema village, where a quiet road unwinds through the spreading valley, this farmhouse sits alone surrounded by rugged terrain.

In bygone days, the house was a dyer's cottage where the spun wool was given colour. Grazalema is well-known in Spain for its fine ponchos and blankets, especially prized by horse owners. Although restored for a quite different use, the property's traditional character remains evident.

The house really comes into its own in summer, when it maintains a refreshing coolness within its thick stone walls. Even when the sun is at its height, inside it is cool, still and relaxing.

Some of the furnishings have seen better days and the decoration is quite antiquated, but the villa accommodation represents a good and inexpensive self-catering option for anyone wanting a holiday home in the Grazalema countryside with good privacy and a swimming pool.

The high-ceilinged cottage has two rustically simple but spacious floors and on each floor you have a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

We thought the villa best suited to six people on the whole, although the the kitchen, simple but adequate, is equipped for eight people and there’s a dining table large enough for all of you to sit round.

Outside, there's a brushwood-shaded patio and a swimming pool which can be gated for child-safety.

Generally speaking, the property is safe for children, who can explore its bouldered landscape planted with olive and fruit trees. A neighbouring sheep farm (just stroll over) is an opportunity for them to see the year’s new lambs.

The property is a short 2 km drive from Grazalema. A 15-minute walk along a nearby path, which has been in use since medieval times, is an alternative shortcut to the village: uphill there and downhill coming back. Remember to take a torch if you’re coming back at night.

Grazalema in the western province of Cadiz is one the most beautiful villages in Andalucia, enhanced by a secluded location within its own Natural Park, an area of outstanding beauty.

This well-kept village has real charm, a very relaxed place with a decent variety of restaurants and bars with terraces. It lies in pride of place at the heart of the protected parkland and represents an excellent choice for a relaxing or walking holiday.

Visiting Grazalema is always a very agreeable experience. 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.

As for the Natural Park: it's a marvel with a rich biodiversity. For us, this is one of the most interesting and satisfying natural areas of Andalucia. The green and rocky hills offer some of the best treks and walks we have discovered in Southern Spain, its gentle yet craggy slopes inviting ramblers of varying fitness to roam and explore.

There are also caves and natural caverns below the surface: you can delve into Grazalema’s secret subterranean limestone world of rivers and lakes at the Cueva del Gato (Cat Cave). If you intend to venture far in, though, it’s advisable to explore with a local guide.

For excursions by car, you have the opportunity to get to know the other Pueblos Blancos (white villages), and historic Ronda is just half an hour away.

A choice of four Andalucia airports within a radius of 2 hours represents a surprisingly good transport network for this unspoilt natural location.

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Location

Setting

Rugged valley below mountain escarpments in the Grazalema Natural Park.

Location

In open countryside of Natural Parkland, approx. 200 m from quiet road, 2 km from Grazalema village and less than 15 minutes walk via medieval pathway.

Grazalema 15 mins walk
Most facilities, spa baths
Ronda 35 mins
Historic town
Cadiz 1 hr 40 mins
 
airport Nearest Airports
Jerez (XRY) 1 hr 15 mins
Seville (SVQ) 1 hr 45 mins
Malaga (AGP) 2 hrs
Gibraltar (GIB) 2 hrs 10 mins

Prices

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Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
info€960
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€1,080
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€960
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Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
info€960
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€1,080
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€960
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
info£831
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
£935
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
£831
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
info$934
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
$1,051
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
$934
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
infoAU$1,398
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
AU$1,573
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
AU$1,398
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201701/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
infoCAD$2,105
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
CAD$2,369
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
CAD$2,105
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction

Booking information for RD13

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for RD13

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Louis | August | 2014

We had an excellent stay at RD13 - it was comfortable, in an excellent location, comfortable with an excellent swimming area. Probably one of the best and closest walks is the circular one that starts at the Camp Site just above the village and goes clockwise around the base of the Penon Grande, which is the large mountain that overlooks the town. The path heads up to the Puerto (Pass) de las Presillas, to the road at Pueto del Boya and then by a foot/cycle path that parallels the road back to the Campsite. This is 7 kms, involves a climb of 300 metres, is easy to follow with signposts at junctions and with information boards at a number of interesting features en route. This was also our morning run. The road surfaces are surprisingly good, even in the remote mountainous areas. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Not sure what we will do next year but do you have any villas in between the Picos d'Europe and the north Spanish coast?"

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Rebecca | July | 2013

An absolute gem of a property in a fantastic location. It was described as being rustic and I guess it is, but with oodles of charm and it certainly wasn't lacking in comfort. A lovely rural setting only 5 minutes drive (or a 20 minute walk) into the delightfully Spanish village of Grazalema. Thoroughly recommended."

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