Fuenteheridos is a well-known beauty spot in the heart of the Sierra de Morena. The pretty village has a magnificent fountain called the “Fuente de Doce Canos” or Fountains of Twelve Cannons. Set in the town square it is said to pump two million litres of water every day. The Plaza Mayor is surrounded by quaint tapas bars which are convenient for visitors staying in self-catering holiday rentals in Fuenteheridos. Fuenteheridos has a prosperous history and several interesting landmarks due to its marble quarries which supplied Seville with stone.
The wooded countryside around Fuenteheridos rentals is ideal for walkers and those looking for a quiet peaceful area to chill out. Altogether there are 600 miles of signposted trails in the area linking pretty whitewashed villages and hamlets. The GR41.3 is a beautiful trail through the chestnut trees to La Nava or follow the popular PR A-48 to Las Presa for a dip in the river. Enjoy scenic drives, biking, walking, wildlife spotting and horse riding in the area. Hunting and fishing in local streams can also be enjoyed nearby. The Embalse de Aracena, a local reservoir, offers swimming, pleasant beaches and picnic areas beneath the shady oaks.
The town of Aracena is just 10 km from Fuenteheridos holiday rentals. It has a ruined castle and a large church, the Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The 15th century Cabildo Viejo, the former town hall, is now the tourist office and has excellent displays and information. The spectacular limestone caves known as the Gruts de las Maravillas, or Caves of Marvels, are just outside Aracena. The 12 caves stretch for 1200 metres with dramatic limestone formations and underground lakes. A visit to Seville is sure to be a highlight with its cathedral and Torre d’Oro.
Holiday villas in Fuenteheridos enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is during the winter months, particularly in December which has around 121mm (5 inches).
The nearest airport is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km north east of the city and about 105 km from Fuenteheridos holiday villas. It is served by Ryanair from various European cities along with Air Europa and Iberia which offer mostly domestic flights. Average flight time is 2Â½ hours from the UK. Faro Almeria (FAO) Airport, just over the border in Portugal, is a little further away at 203km. Faro has lowcost flights from the UK with many budget airlines. From Faro it is an easy drive along the E1 to Huelva Province.