|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
New to the holiday rental market for 2015 season – Rural townhouse in traditional white village location with superb panoramic views.
Our property, Casa Tierra (Highland House) is in the mountain village of Montejaque which is situated in the Sierra la Gralema National Park. Montejaque is a picturesque village with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The village has retained its authentic rural charm and is the perfect place for a “get away from it all” holiday. The historic town of Ronda, with its breath taking El Tajo gorge and bullring, is a 20 minute drive away.
Casa Tierra is a three bedroom modern townhouse which is part of a small complex on the edge of the village. This allows an uninterrupted panoramic view of the mountainside. The complex has a private communal pool and Jacuzzi and beautifully maintained gardens.
Our house is well equipped and includes air conditioning, WiFi and British Terrestrial TV. Downstairs there is a luxury fitted kitchen (hopefully containing most of items you are likely to need for your stay), a toilet/cloakroom, and a lounge/diner which gives access to a private terrace and the pool and gardens. Upstairs are the three bedrooms and family bathroom with an over bath shower. Two of the bedrooms are doubles (one of which can have either twin beds or a super king-size bed). The third bedroom is smaller and would be more suited to a child.
Due to our property being in a mountain village it is sadly unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.
John & Mandy Grant
John & Mandy Grant purchased this house in 2012
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The house is light & airy, very well equipped and the terrace & pool catch plenty of sun until about 5pm. Parking is right outside the front door and there are shops in the village for essentials. The owners also left a welcome pack of some groceries as a starter, thank you. There is tv and some dvds but we never managed to get the satellite British tv working,(not a problem, too much else to do).
There are several bars and restaurants in the village offering tapas or full meals.
We had several walks direct from the house and a few that we started from Grazalema. If you are intending to go for day walks you will need to take your own maps. A local told us about a short walk up a mountain called Coros, just past Grazalema, starting from the Puerto de las palomas. There's a car parking area by the mirador and if you walk up the track on the car park side you get to look down over the valley and watch the vultures wheeling around beneath you....spectacular, take binoculars.
Ronda is worth a visit as is the nearby cave with ancient cave paintings. The dry reservoir on the road up out of Montejaque was a bit of a scramble but the damn and surroundings were astonishing.
If we decide to return to this area we would certainly be happy to stay here again.
This was our fourth visit to the lovely village of Montejaque, and this was by far and away the best place that we have stayed - clean, well-stocked, spacious, and in one of the few places in the village where parking is easy! The pool is just perfect for lazy days with the family and never really seems to get busy.
The village has all you could need once you've stocked up in the supermarket in Ronda (although John and Mandy make sure there is a very welcome pack of bread, cheese, milk and wine on arrival), with some small food stores dotted around, two little bars in the main square and a good pizza/pasta restaurant nearby. Since our last visit, there are more waymarked trails around the village itself providing the opportunity for some evening walks post-tapas and pre-sangria. As ever, all of the folk in the village are very friendly and appreciate any effort to speak Spanish, especially when spoken by children.
Others have mentioned the proximity of Ronda, and we have been to Grazelema before, but this time we took in the amazing scenery of Zahara de la Sierra, another white village about 20 mins drive away, where there is a 16th Century lookout tower that stands above a turquoise blue lake. On the way back, call in at La Playita - a man-made beach on the shores of the lake with swimming, activities and barbecue areas.
All in all, a great place to stay - the consistent 5 star reviews don't lie. Thank you John and Mandy for letting us borrow your house, and we hope to return again in the not too distant future.
5 of 5
5 star. We stayed for a 12 nights in August in this lovely house, the house itself is spotless and John and Mandy have furnished it to a very high standard with all the comforts and accessories you will need for a comfortable and relaxing break, the kitchen is equipped will all mod cons including dishwasher and washing machine. The shared pool is just a few steps away from the patio area which on some days you could have all to yourself.
The village of Montejaque is lovely and all the locals are very friendly and helpful, it has a few small restaurants and small shops which have all you will need. Further afield the beautiful Ronda is around 25 mins away where you can find plenty of supermarkets and restaurants, nearby Grazalema is also worth a visit and Seville is around 1 ½ hours away. Thank you John and Mandy we will look forward to visiting again in the near future.
We had a fantastic 11-day stay here and would agree with the other reviewers that the apartment is very well furnished and equipped with everything one could need. Montejaque has the basics including some restaurants and it's a 20 min drive to Ronda where there's larger grocery stores and excellent eateries. The pool is shared with the other houses and everyone is very friendly. Great place to chill and explore from.
We stayed for a fortnight in this delightful spotless house in a new development with all amenities. The owners have fully furnished it to a very high standard and had thought of everything to make the stay comfortable, and luxurious, from quality linen on super comfortable beds, brand new leather sofas to an extremely well equipped kitchen with thoughtful and plentiful supplies of dishwasher tablets and soap for the washing machine. Everything is clean and brand new.
Broadband internet and English television channels were also an unexpected bonus. The lovely shared pool and landscaped garden wasn't busy despite it being August and high season and we often had it completely to ourselves which was terrific. We were able to park conveniently outside the front door and the house is a short walk into the village centre where we found a selection of restaurants and bars and small supermarkets. The Casita restaurant is much favoured but our absolute favourite was a small friendly family run restaurant, EntreAscus with delicious fish, prawns and steak at a very reasonable price in the village square just by the water fountain.
One can drive to Ronda in less than 30 minutes which is well worth a visit, not just for the larger supermarkets. The vista is stunning. Ronda is beautiful with its historic Gorge and the Bull Ring and the museum is fascinating. There is plenty to see and especially paint if you an artist, plus super Tapas to eat!
Tarifa, on the coast, is an hour away and has fabulous long wide sandy yellow beaches for kite surfers and windsurfers as well as for swimming. Plus a number of fab restaurants to choose from. One can easily nip over to Gibraltar and Morocco for the day. We also explored neighbouring Pueblo Blanco towns too which can be reached relatively easily along the mountain roads. We loved it!
Spent two wonderful weeks at this lovely townhouse in the pretty village of Montejaque. The house is very comfortable, and it was great for my two kids to have their own room! Everything you could need is in the house, with the added bonus of English TV ( ourselves living in northern Spain this was quite welcome!)
The outside and pool area is lovely and even in the middle of August was never too busy.
Montejaque is a lovely village, we were there during their fiestas where there was a great atmosphere. All the locals are very friendly, most of whom can be seen in the evening sat outside their houses watching the world go by. Lots to do around the area, some good walking to be done from the village. So much to see and do that I wish we'd been there for three weeks! Highly recommend this place and would very happily return.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Change over day would normally be Saturday's for a minimum of 7 days, please contact owner if you wish to rent for a shorter period or have a different arrival day, these may be considered.