|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A cozy white cottage tucked away in a corner of the beautiful village of Montejaque retaining its original charm and a get away from it all feel. The views from its roof terrace are as good as it gets. The house lies at the top of the beautiful old village close to the start of the national park, so very easy access for long scenic walks. An ideal place for a peaceful break - walking, birdwatching, sightseeing and relaxing. The cottage has one bedroom with a double and single bed and adjacent bathroom, a sitting/dining room on the ground floor with a wood burner for the chilly winter evenings with an adjacent kitchen. A spacious roof terrace is accessed from main stairs, it is behind and above the house. The bars, shops and restaurants are a few hundred meters away, and the communal pool a little further.
Just to let you know we had a great time in Montejaque - what a beautiful place and the cottage really is charming - the views from the roof terrace are fantastic. We really enjoyed walking in the area and managed to do the walk to Ronda via the 'zig-zag' path (train back!), walks to both the Pileta caves (amazing) and the Gatos caves (dipped our feet in but not brave enough to swim - the water was so cold!), and also a couple of walks to Jimera de Libar (train back again!). We ate in the Patio and also the Casitas, both very good, and also enjoyed a late night drink in the 'barrel bar' - we thought we'd earned it after all the walking Emoji One good find for us was Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar - my husband Martin is a craft beer fan and this bar had craft beers from all over the world (and very friendly owners) - hence why we went back twice! Everyone kept telling us how good El Muelle at Benaojan station is but unfortunately they are now on their Autumn opening hours so were closed on the evening we tried to go - maybe another time! After Montejaque we had 2 nights in Cordoba and 2 nights in Granada so a perfect end to the holiday.
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We stayed for a week in September and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely in a traditional way with lots of rustic charm, and the views from the roof terrace are amazing. The cottage itself is cosy and comfortable, ideal for a couple, with everything we needed for basic cooking - we thought it was really excellent value for money.
The owner was very friendly in all communications and helpful in providing us with lots of local information on tourist attractions, walks, restaurants, etc.
The village itself is lovely with several shops and a beautiful village square with a variety of places to eat and drink.
We did not have a car but found it fairly easy to get around - we took the 9am bus to Ronda a couple of times and got the bus or train back. The area is fantastic for walking - we walked for miles and were able to get back from both Ronda and Jimera de Libar by taking the train to the neighbouring village of Benaojan and walking from there - about 3km but be warned very steep! Montejaque itself and the surrounding area are very hilly so if you love walking its fine but if steep hills are a problem then a car would definitely be necessary.
A note about the village swimming pool - apparently it is only open during school holidays so was closed when we were there - I think it closed sometime around the 2nd week of September, not sure when exactly in the year it re-opens.
Overall the area is amazing with lots to do - we combined our trip with visits to Gibraltar, Cordoba and Granada - all by public transport which is cheap and easy to use. Montejaque is a great place for a relaxing getaway and the cottage is charming and great value for money.
Fantastic break. Perfect location. Lovely village, friendly atmosphere. Would definately stay again, although a fan would have been helpfull.
We were looking for budget accommodation as a base for our travels around Andalucia and this little cottage turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The cottage was well-equipped for our daily needs. Although we were there during the hottest time of year, the cottage's location in the upper part of the village meant that we got a cool breeze during the night. The living area's location on the ground floor with its back wall underground, ensured that the inside temperature is significantly lower than outside during the hottest part of the day. There is also a charming little terrace on top of the house and it was wonderful to sit there when it got cooler in the evenings and listen to sounds and chatter drifting upwards from the village.
Montejaque itself is absolutely charming! The locals, along with the inhabitants of neighboring Benaojan, organize processions and festivals throughout the spring and summer primarily for themselves. But they do not mind at all when tourists drop in to partake of the jubilance. We mostly shopped and dined in the village itself, but occasionally treated ourselves to something fancier in Ronda, 15 minutes by car.
There is no end to what can be done in the region. There are numerous, well-marked trails through the Grazalema natural park as well as many white villages scattered throughout the mountains (Gaucin, Zahara, Algodonales). There are also several locations worth visiting within a 1.5-2 hour drive, such as Gibraltar, Malaga, Seville, and Costa del Sol. Cordoba or Granada are only a leisurely 3-hour drive away. We plan on going back to the same place when the weather is cooler to take more advantage of the outdoor life.
Montejaque est un très beau village blanc au coeur duquel il est bien agréable de loger. Il est moins touristique que Grazalema mais tout aussi beau. Les habitants sont chaleureux. L'appartement est confortable. Il a beaucoup de cachet. La terrasse sur le toit est bien agréable avec une jolie vue sur le village. Dommage que les chaises longues soient un peu rouillées. Il manque aussi des produits de base (il n'y avait ni sel, ni sucre, ni huile). La cuisinière est bien mais un micro-ondes serait le bienvenu ainsi qu'un égouttoir et un verre doseur. Il n'est pas possible de se garer devant l'appartement car les rues sont très étroites. Évitez à tout prix de vous engager en voiture dans le village. Rendez-vous Avenida de Europa et tournez à droite entre les maisons n°38 et 40. Suivez cette route. Au croisement prenez la descente à gauche (à droite ce sera pour une jolie balade). L'unique parking du village se trouve peu après. Malgré ces petits défauts cet appartement est un très bon choix, nous avons beaucoup aimé. Maria a été très disponible pour nous. Nous voulions arriver tôt le matin, et pensions devoir attendre l'heure à partir de laquelle on pouvait entrer dans l'appartement mais Maria nous a même proposé d'arriver quand nous voulions.
Een schattig, sfeervol huisje in een leuk dorpje, ruim genoeg voor twee personen.
En wat schoon was het! Ook het dakterras is behoorlijk ruim en had twee loungers, leuk uitzicht op het dorpje. De adelaars cirkelen boven je hoofd. We werden door een vriendelijke vrouw vanaf het pleintje naar de parkeerplaats en het huisje geloodst.
Wat we als nadelig hebben ervaren was het kleine tweepersoonsbed, het kleine bistro setje op het terras om op te zitten/aan te eten [ruimte genoeg voor een groter set!], en de kleine douche waardoor de tegels spekglad worden na een douchebeurt. Mijn man heeft een flinke smak gemaakt.
Het is zo leuk om 's morgens je broodje te halen en tussen de locals te lopen. Het supermarktje was goed gesorteerd en heel betaalbaar.
De omgeving is prachtig om te wandelen, Ronda dichtbij en Sevilla op ruim 11/2 uur rijden.
Es war unsere erste Unterkunft in Analusien. Das Häuschen mit Terrasse ist für 2 Personen optimal. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Leider hatten wir Pech mit dem Wetter, aber wenn die Sonne herauskam konnte man den Tag schön auf der Terrassse ausklingen lassen. Der Ort selbst ist sehr idyllisch mit vielen kleinen, verwinkelten Gassen. In der Umgebung kann man sehr gut wandern und die Natur genießen.
Montejaque is one of the beautiful white villages of Andalucia. It is located 15 km from Ronda and lies in the Grazalema Natural Park. The village has a long history reaching back to the time of the conquest by the Moors. It is built on a rocky hillside above a valley of sunflower fields, olive groves and vineyards.
In this traditional Spanish village you will, like us, soon feel part of rural Andalucian life where it is so easy to relax and enjoy a peaceful time away from the pressures of modern life. As you walk to your house you follow steep, winding streets which thread their way between whitewashed cottages, whilst a few steps further on the edge of the village, sheep and goat bells can be heard as the animals meander about the surrounding hillside.
Moreover the 21st century has bought some changes so albeit you can not beat the traditional tapas there are several delightful restaurants, bars, shops even a fishmongers with incredibly cheap fresh fish.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
20% is payable on booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
The price quoted includes a charge of E10 for meet and greet, E 10 for laundry and towels, E30 for cleaning, E13 per week for gas bottle and in the winter E5 one bag of wood for the open fire, the balance is the rental
20% is payable on booking to secure the booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival