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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Cabra, Spain your home away from home

Cabra in Spanish means “goat” but the town was more likely named after the 10th century poet Al-Cabri than the animal. The town has an Arab heritage with a history dating back to pre-Roman times. It has a Moorish Castle and other interesting buildings, convents, palaces and churches making holiday rentals in Cabra the ideal base for enjoying this unspoilt area of Andalusia.

Things to Do in Cabra, Andalusia

Sampling the local cuisine is part of the pleasure of staying in Cabra holiday rentals. Take time to sit at a café in the Plaza de Espana and try the sweet pastels, bizcotelas and pestinos. The hearty local cuisine is delicious – just order “un plato tipico” to get the house specialty which will be a savoury meat and vegetable dish. Pleasant walks can be enjoyed along the former railway known as the Subbetica Green Pathway or in the nearby natural park. Explore the local parks to see statues of local heroes amidst the flowers and fountains of the Alcantara Romero Park. Stroll up the main street to the castle and look for the “Tizon” fixed to a column. It is said to be the sword of the legendary El Cid Campeador. Horseriding, nature spotting, kayaking and scenic drives are all available here.

Places to Visit Around Cabra, Andalusia

The Subbeticas Natural Park is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as hiking and climbing. The highest point in the mountain range is known as Andalusia’s Balcony for its magnificent views. Cabra has some excellent museums to visit or stroll around the Villa Viejo District. The Olive Oil Museum traces 2,000 years of history in making olive oil and the Archaeological Museum has remains from Roman villas including statues, mosaics and artifacts. The city of Granada with the amazing fortress and gardens of Alhambra is well worth the 108 km drive from your Cabra holiday home. In the opposite direction lies the city of Cordoba with its UNESCO listed Old Town set beside the Guadalquivir River.

Weather in Cabra, Andalusia

Andalusia holiday rentals enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August with almost zero rainfall. In the winter season there is more chance of showers and daytime highs average a pleasant 17-21°C (63-70°F). The off-peak months of March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.

Travel to Cabra, Andalusia

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Cabra is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is about 120 km away. This busy airport serves over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. It is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair which all offer competitively priced flights daily. A hire car is essential to reach Cabra but driving is easy along the new highways.

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                                                                                                      Wow, what a great visit with Judy and Chris. We can't say enough about the quality of the hospitality that we received from these two generous people. We travel at least a couple of times each year and we always stay in self-catering accommodations. This gîte was top notch. Judy had even left us with a much appreciated selection of basic food provisions, that were so welcomed, after a long flight and the drive up from Malaga. The marvellous weather and stunning scenery in this part of Spain only added to our enjoyment. We were thrilled to be in the countryside sharing, although briefly, the everyday lives of the Spanish people. Thanks Judy and Chris, you guys are amazing.
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                                                                                                      Fabulous Andalusian Villa - Highly recommended

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                                                                                                      We loved La Vesanilla from the moment we arrived and were greeted by Juan Carlos and his lovely wife and son. After an hour's drive from Malaga we were very grateful for the beer and tapas they provided when they met us on arrival! This villa is located among the finest rural locations of all of Andalusia. Set high up in the hillside, it has gorgeous views of Lake Iznajar and the surrounding olive groves. Be prepared for a bit of an adventure on the final approach as there's a steep climb up to the villa through an olive grove before dropping down the last piece of the driveway (but no need for four-wheel drive!). It's worth it though as, once through the gate, you enter into a separate secluded and tranquil world. The pool area is a sheltered sun trap in the afternoon and the main patio in front of the villa is perfect for a late lunch while enjoying the views. The night skies are very dark and perfect for after-dinner stargazing. It's ideal for groups of friends sharing (like us) or bringing the whole family. Kids would love it. We found it to be a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside, visiting Cordoba and Sevilla (longish but very easy drives), as well as nearby Iznajar, Antequerra and Rute. The villa is very spacious, comfortable and immaculately maintained by the owner and his family who are close by if needed. However, we found there was absolutely everything we needed during our stay. Oh, and we loved the traditional Spanish ambience of the property. Next time we come we'll stay closer to the villa as we now know there is much more to see in the nearby Subbetica region. Juan Carlos, thank you, we'll be back!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017