Villanueva del Rey is a pleasant village between Belmont and Espiel. It is tucked away in the hills amidst cork forests and olive groves in an undeniably beautiful part of Andalusia. Holiday rentals in Villanueva del Rey are the perfect antidote to stress in an area noted for its delicious cuisine. It is well supplied with supermarkets, shops, restaurants and a bar.
La Jeria nature reserve is within easy reach from your holiday rental in Villanueva del Rey. Hill walking, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing and hunting can all be participated in and hiking trails and cycle routes abound in this scenic area. The Sierra Boyera reservoir is about 15 km away and has swimming, watersports and fishing opportunities. The area is a delight for those who enjoy nature spotting and wildlife. Sample the local cuisine which is represented by partridge, gazpacho, sausages, ham and tasty cold cuts. Hare, rabbit and wild boar are also used in traditional hunting dishes.
Belmez is a former mining town which is noted for its Moorish castle. Steep steps cut into the rock face are the only access to this castle, perched on a rocky pinnacle. Be prepared for dizzying views from the top and an almost vertical ascent. A little further afield from your Villanueva del Rey holiday rental is Fuenteovejuna with its modernist palace, Casa Cardona. The neighbouring Villanueva de Cordoba is famous for its cured hams. Explore the narrow streets and discover the town hall, public baths, Old Court and the Parish Church of San Miguel with its beautifully crafted roof and granite arch. The old Hermitage in the town has a number of small chapels and decorated vaults.
Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August with almost zero rainfall. It is slightly cooler in the mountains than on the coast. In the winter season there is more chance of rain and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F). The quieter seasons of March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to Villanueva del Rey holiday rentals is Seville (SVQ) Airport which is 190 km away. It has daily flights from cities all over Europe with cheap airlines such as Ryanair. Malaga (AGP) Airport is also within easy reach, about 226 km away which would take about 3 hours to drive. This busy airport is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe and Ryanair among others. A hire car is essential to reach Villanueva del Rey and for exploring the area.