Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Canillas de Aceituno - La Zapatera
Large pool area, Rural location with private grounds.
La Zapatera is a large modern cortijo-style house in the midst of 20 acres of unspoilt Andalucian countryside. All rooms have interesting and different views of the gardens, terraces, courtyards and surrounding countryside.
Casa de las Pasas is a restored 110 year old cottage, 40m from the main house.
There are extensive gardens surrounding the 9m swimming pool and outdoor dining space. There is a large covered area giving shade throughout the day, built-in BBQ, fridge and dining tables.
La Zapatera sleeps 9 people in 4 bedrooms (plus a cot), and Casa Las Pasas has one bedroom but can accommodate up to 4 making a total of 13 (+ a baby). Both properties share the external facilities including the pool and garden areas.
In La Zapatera, there is the Hall (lounge and library 100 m²) with 2 sitting areas and access to the Fountain Courtyard and the Main Courtyard with its secret garden. The separate dining room gives access to the Fountain Courtyard as well as a separate terrace, all ideal for dining. The modern Italian fitted kitchen has a full range of appliances and equipment. There is a toilet on this floor and an utility room.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suite. 3 bedrooms are double/twin rooms and one is a triple bedded room.
Casa de las Pasas. This house is the original 'casa de campo' and is over 110 years old. It was hand built of stone by the grandfather of the previous owners and was their home during harvests and the preparation of raisins (pasas). It is 40 m from La Zapater.
Casa Las Pasas was fully renovated in 2010 to provide a comfortable, sunny cottage for up to 4 people (assuming that the whole party uses the main house for meals etc.). A terrace runs the length of the property with a shaded area provided in part by an ancient vine. The sitting room opens onto the terrace. There is a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, open-plan to the sitting room. The door to the double bedroom opens from the sitting room. The bathroom is spacious with new, quality fittings.
To the rear of the cottage the old wine pressing area has been renovated whilst beyond the terrace the recently restored raisin drying beds are surrounded by garden areas. A path leads to a shaded terrace under trees.A working holiday: The owners have restored a large part of the surrounding land and now harvest olives, almonds and vines. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the comfort of the house during their stay but are equally welcome to help with the various harvests and wine making at different times of the year.
Details for holiday chateau / country house La Zapatera, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Hilary Condy or Martin Collins chose Canillas de Aceituno
Canillas de Aceituno is on the edge of a national park and has a tranquil feel to it. We have owned a property here for nearly 20 years. During that time we have got to know the people and the area. When La Zapatera (it means the shoemaker's wife) came on the market we knew that it would make a wonderful place for a new house. We designed the house and used a local builder to construct it.