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La Olivia is a beautiful village house, large and spacious with the rare facility of a lovely secluded garden, patio and barbecue area. The house was beautifully renovated many years ago which makes it feel original, the many windows give a feeling of space and tranquillity. The ground floor has a large airy living room with adjacent dining area, both with wonderful views through the large windows over the village, the furniture is all lovely traditional Ronda Olive wood. All rooms have beamed ceilings and the sitting room a lovely open fireplace. There is also a kitchen with further access to the garden and a cloakroom. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (sleeps 4 or 6 with annex). The house is perched at the very top of the village, the garden backs on to the National park and deer come up to the garden. The bars, shops and restaurants are a few hundred meters away,..
Review: This place was exactly what I wanted. It sounds negative to say its a "typical" or even "cliched" offering but so what, its exactly what you would expect from the textbook Pueblo Blanco. Some basics - it's well managed by local people and Linda's communication is fast and friendly. Everything went smoothly. The house itself is quite big, nice bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. A lot of living space broken up into little corners and nooks! The bonus above most similar places I've seen is the very private garden, small but just enough to avoid the sun and sit quietly with a book and eat, drink and generally be merry. Perched as high up in the village as it is the views are ridiculous. The work out you get marching up, down and around the village will alleviate the guilt from drinking extra wine and nibbling lovely tapas! I'd recommend it to families, groups of friends or even a place to escape, to focus on some work (creative or just requiring no interruptions!) The proximity to Ronda is great but don't forget all the great walks and sights in all directions. The caves are amazing and depending on when you go you might get the place to yourself! Lots of walks to do and Linda's little guide book is spot on, in particular the "zigzag-path" to Ronda is one of the best I've done, go right to the base of the gorge and climb up to be rewarded with all Ronda has to offer.
My wife and I have holidayed in white villages across Andalucia in the past few years and La Olivia is definitely among the very best houses we have stayed in. Stylish and comfortable inside, a beautiful garden for sunbathing and dining, a peaceful and tranquil setting and, from the front terrace, fabulous views over the village and the surrounding countryside. What more could you want? Montejaque is without doubt the friendliest villages we have ever stayed in and we will definitely be returning as soon as possible.
David and Ann, Scotland
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A charming and totally peaceful house with a great feeling of space. A really pretty enclosed garden and lovely views from front terrace. Tastefully furnished in a simple rustic style, the property had everything we needed. We look forward to our return.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property - If you are looking for a typical spanish village, surrounded by beautiful countryside then look no further. We took our 12 year old daughter, although she did enjoy days out and the use of the local swimming pool, she did moan every time we had to walk back to the house due to the fact it is all up hill (very steep). Still, she is much fitter now! We hired a car which we had to leave parked in the village as it is not possible to drive to the property (too narrow and too steep - a 'Smart' car would be ideal). Parking was never a problem and once parked it is not too far to the house - 10 minute walk approx but all up hill. Hardly anyone speaks English so if you speak Spanish a huge advantage. Everyone is friendly and all Tapas bars and resturants in the village are extremely good value for money. We found when we travelled to Ronda and Puerto Banus/Marbella we paid at least double and the food wasn't that much different, perhaps a few more frills but that's it really. We all went horse-riding - this was absolutly fantastic, unbelievable views. We visited many places. We would recommend Ronda, Grazemala and if you are horse crazy a trip to Jerez where you can watch Andalucian stallions perform to classical music and then view their stables and grounds (this is a must). If you do not hire car then there are plenty of local walks along goat trails, high in the mountains, where you are surrounded by panaramic views and Griffin Vultures flying above amonst other varieties of birds. Caving is close by this we enjoyed also.
We would return and stay in the same property.
My family had a relaxing but fun week in this lovely house.
Lots of walks (some more like scrambles following goat tracks and
scaring griffin vultures) many trips to taps bars both in Ronda (Traga
Tapas is a must!) and in the village ( the bar in the refurbised hotel
is great), BBQs for lunch on the terrace (we even managed to cook
paella on it) and in the evenings relaxing by a big log fire...what more more can you ask for?
A great place to chill with enough to keep you occupied so
you can never be bored! Notable were the walks, the swims in the river
and the tapas bars in Ronda. We also had a trip to the beach. The
house is lovely, light and airy and with a great range of places to
eat , catch the rays, read a book or just have a gin and tonic.
Montejaque is one of the beautiful white villages of Andalucia. It is located 15kms 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 stall in the supermarket with incredibly cheap fresh fish.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
PAYMENT TERMS ARE 20% ON BOOKING, REMAINDER 6 WEEKS BEFORE STAY.
Olivia can be combined with the annex La Parra to sleep a further 2 for £ 50 a night or £120 per week.
The price quoted includes a charge of E10 for meet and greet, E 20 for laundry and towels, E64 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% deposit is required on booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival. payment is by bank transfer