Casita de las Estrellas is a very spacious split - level single-storey cottage located in the old Moorish quarter of the village known as Barrio Nazari. Originally a very small cottage which has probably been on the site in excess of 100 years, we have sympathetically extended it to provide the current luxurious accommodation. Although only a one bedroom cottage, this is certainly not short on space, it has one very large bedroom with an en-suite shower/wet room. The Lounge/ Dining area is also large and spacious with double doors opening onto the patio garden. The Kitchen is small but well equipped with everything you may need to prepare meals. The cottage is furnished as our home in Spain, so all fittings and furnishings are of the highest standard. It's pretty private patio garden provides an ideal place for 'al fresco' dining, reading, or just relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere. It is just a short walk (5 mins) down to the village square, and within about 3 minutes you can be at the 'Mirador' which provides stunning views over the village and surrounding mountains.
Hi we are Ian & Patricia, The photograph shows us at the Casita, dressed in our costumes for 'The Battle of the Bridge' a wonderful event that takes place over a weekend towards the end of October, The village steps back 200 years to celebrate a point in its history when the local people routed Napoleon's soldiers. A great event when Montejaquenos and visitors join together to commemorate the battle. We first came to Montejaque in the early 90's and loved it so much that we decided to buy a house here. We are now retired and love to spend time in Casita de las Estrellas, but when we aren't here we would love to share it with you. We enjoy walking in the area, it is so beautiful and there are walks to suit all abilities. Walking also allows us to indulge our other pleasures of bird watching and wild flowers - so all in all it is the perfect place for us. Patricia is an artist and she finds lots of inspiration for her paintings in this part of Andalucia. We have lots of friends in the village so when we stay it really is home from home.
Patricia Lane & Ian Bradley purchased this cottage in 2003
When we first had the opportunity to buy the casita we fell in love with its character, and its position in the village. We love the peace and tranquility - but we can be in the village square to enjoy the bars etc. in less than 5 mins. After we bought the casita we were able to acquire a small plot of land at the rear which gave us the opportunity to sympathetically extend as well as providing us with a delightful and very private patio garden. For us the village and the casita are our little slice of paradise :-)
Our part of the village is very quiet and tranquil, and is still much as it was years ago. Local people going about their daily lives as they always have. No-one hurries and they always have time to pass the time of day. Even if you don't speak the language - an 'Hola' from you will always be returned with a greeting and a smile. Try it and see :-)
We stayed for a week in May with glorious weather and fantastic scenery. We did a lot of walking and the wild flowers at this time are amazing! The cottage couldn't have been better. It is well equipped, and so comfortable with a beautiful sunny patio where we had breakfast every morning. May thanks!
Throughout the year Montejaque is an ideal location for bird-watching; Griffon Vultures soar overhead daily, and several raptors species nest and breed here. The spring & autumn migration gives sightings of many birds not normally resident in the area. For botanists spring and early summer is an absolute joy with many wild flower species including several orchids.
Inspiring scenery and quaint local houses provide limitless subjects for artists to capture the essence of this lovely area.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Minimum Stay 4 nights, Please contact Owners for price of stay for less that 1 week - or additional nights
25% Deposit payable on booking, Balance of rental due 6 weeks before arrival date