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, but not heated.

Changeover day for RD13

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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from €960 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; Electric hot griddle.

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.

Notes on Layout
The house is attached to another block, but this is unoccupied and only used as storage space.

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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

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

Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
€960
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
€1,080
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
€960
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
€960
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
€1,080
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
€960
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
£857
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
£964
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
£857
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
$1,129
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
$1,271
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
$1,129
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
AU$1,553
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
AU$1,747
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
AU$1,553
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -8
01 May 201801/05/2018 22 Jun 201822/06/2018
CAD$1,462
23 Jun 201823/06/2018 24 Aug 201824/08/2018
CAD$1,645
25 Aug 201825/08/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
CAD$1,462

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, but not heated.

Changeover day for RD13

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Christine | July | 2018

We had a fantastic holiday at the villa. Blue skies and very warm temperatures everyday. The villa was well equipped with almost everything you realistically need on holiday including thoughtful things like washing up liquid and salt and pepper. Paco, the handyman was lovely, although it would have been good to have been told the name of the villa rather than just its reference code, which would have saved some confusion when we arrived in Grazalema. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, some Ikea style fleeces in the bedrooms would have been good to supplement the sheets provided, our children found it cold at night. Equally, cushions for the sunbeds and the dining chairs would have made the holiday even more enjoyable. Would recommend the villa to anyone looking for a real chill out holiday. The walk up to the village along the ancient way only takes about 15-20 minutes (or 5 minutes by car). There are lots of lovely inexpensive food shops and restaurants/cafes selling local produce. Rhonda and Seville are definitely worth a visit, as is Zahara La Sierra. The mountain road has amazing views but go the longer way round if you don't like driving hairpin bends!"

Rustical Update

We have added the name of the property to the directions we send, and passed to the property manager the suggestions to have cushions for the sunbeds and chairs.

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Louis | August | 2017

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 | 2017

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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Harry | August | 2015

We loved the house and had a wonderful time. A couple of minor things with the kitchen equipment: The orange squeezer mentioned in the listing is very difficult to use because the base container is not rigid enough to support the squeezer. For us freshly squeezed orange juice is one of the small joys of being in on holiday in Southern Europe so this was a minor but significant irritation. Someone kindly left an electric kettle for us in a carrier bag outside the front door a few days into our stay. (Not asked for, but perhaps they simply guessed that being British we would live on tea!) It would have been useful, but unfortunately it did not work from the start. We did also have a concern about the position of the kitchen bin: it is placed under the gas hob. When bending down to use it while cooking I was aware of how close my hair came to the naked gas flame on the hob. I have short hair and advancing baldness, so perhaps not a big risk for me, but the possibility of a horrible accident for someone with longer hair is not totally remote. Finally, as two families occasionally going our on ways, it would have been very useful to have had a second set of keys.  I hope the observations above are helpful.

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