Nineteenth century restored house on the slope of a volcanic caldera.
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Está prohibido fumar en el interior de la casa.
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Peaceful and secluded. Amazing views in a restful escape.
Stunning setting in the mountains with fabulous views from the terraces at Casa Catina beside Tejada. A lovely welcome from Catina herself showing us around her well appointed house. It had all we needed for our escape from busy life. Fabulous weather with the house remaining cool by day and cosy at night, but watch the mosquitoes!
Breakfasts on the front patio looking out to Roque Nublo in the morning sun and barbecues on the back terrace as the evening sun sets on Roque Bentayga. A winding walk up to Tejeda for a great choice of eating places. Great cake shops in the village and the local Spar is perfectly adequate for other needs.
Great walking in the hills around with paths marked out in the Rambling Roger book of walks in the house. Worth taking good walking shoes or boots and walking poles for the more adventurous circuits.
The roads can be challenging to drive, but worth the effort to see a beautiful island from this great central location, especially if you want peace and seclusion away from the busy tourist beaches.
We leave refreshed and rested and would certain return here for another escape at the end of winter.
Well-equipped, comfortable cottage with fabulous views
As previous reviewers have said, the photographs don't do the place justice. We really enjoyed being there. It had everything we needed, including ability to play our music over stereo system and great wi-fi. An electric radiator in the sitting room would be ideal for convenience. We had perfect weather in the daytime - not a cloud in the sky and in the 20s - but a little chilly at night (February). Radiators in all rooms bar the sitting room. The firewood, helpfully provided, gave us a great blaze one night but only by using most of the kindling to get the temperature high enough to burn the sap-filled logs). That's really a minor issue; the place is great. It's a long way down the zig-zag track (just keep on going!) but only 10-15 minutes walk into Tejeda. We ate at the Texeda brewery (twice) and the Casa de Caminero and thought they were great.
Wonderful place to stay
This is a great location and house itself is perfect if you like somewhere quiet. The views from the patio are stunning and the pictures don't really do it enough justice - you really have to see for yourself.
It's a fairly short walk up to the town, but far enough out to feel secluded.
The owner was really good at keeping in touch and met us at the house to explain how everything worked, you don't get that level of engagement from many.
A wonderfully relaxing holiday in the mountains surrounded by stunning scenery
The house has been lovingly restored by the family and they had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and special. We didn't want for anything but if we had I am sure Catalina would have been happy to help. The views from every window and door are stunning. The house is situated on the terracing inside an extinct volcano. The scenery is dominated by Roque Bentayga but you can also see the more famous Roque Nublo from the front of the house. There are some great places for walking and places to see. It was so lovely to sit on the terrace and look out on such an amazing landscape that we ended up staying in the mountains for the week walking and enjoying this very special place and didn't go down to the coast at all.
The house is situated on terracing below the town of Tejeda so although we had no near neighbours we were not isolated. We could look over to the houses and farmed terraces further along. Tejeda is a beautiful mountain town and a stop off for tours during the day but is quiet in the evening. The house is accessed by a zig-zag road that is mainly made up but not tarmacked. When we first arrived we passed it not believing it could be the road we needed but Catalina and her husband met us at the top and led us down. We got up and down the road in a rental car without damage but decided against driving down at night! Instead most nights we took the steep walk up to Tejeda (about 10-15 minutes)and ate in the town. There are a dozen or so restaurants but no other nightlife. Everyone was friendly and several people in the cafes and restaurants speak English and German but it is useful to know even a little Spanish. Overall we had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. We loved the house and especially its situation - but it is not for those with young children or problems walking.
Judith and David have been wonderful guests. They have a lot of sense of humor and are super charming. The house was very well maintained and very clean. I hope we see you again here. Thank you very much. C
Lovely house in a marvelous environment
The house and Tejeda were perfect for our hiking holydays. We enjoyed our stay very much. Catalina and Catina were very helpful and responsive. In summary: we had a great time!
Même avec le froid et le mauvais temps que nous avons subit les premiers jours, nous avons profité entièrement de nos vacances à Tejeda.La maison est spacieuse, bien équipée et les radiateurs électrique nous ont bien sauvé. Nous avons surtout apprécié la situation tranquille et la vue sur les 2 roques.
Tejeda is located inside a volcanic caldera. It is a village awarded with several prizes: Most beautiful town of Spain and Maravilla top Rural. It is located within the Nublo Rural Park and World Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO). From the landscape point of view it is a unique spectacle of a landscape of volcanic erosion. The house is located between the main rocks of the island: El Bentayga, which was a sacred place for the original inhabitants, as witness the archaeological sites it keeps. The Roque Nublo, geographic landmark with a high symbolic value. Monolith of almost 90 meters clothed by a vegetation of pine forest. Sea of mountains perfect for sports, hiking, climbing, mountain biking etc. It is 45 kilometers from the coast (the road is winding and mountain port, it takes about an hour and a quarter to reach the beaches or the capital of the island). The village, whitewashed, is very quiet. There are bars and restaurants, swimming pool, health center, pharmacy, library and a small supermarket.
Casa Catina is located in a privileged place. It has all the advantages of total privacy without being very far from the village (800 meters by which you access by a private lane). The house of the nineteenth century, has been restored respecting its shape and the original materials (wood and stone of the area) adapting it to make it comfortable and comfortable.
It consists of two floors, in the above is the attic, a diaphanous space divided into two rooms, one with two single beds and another very comfortable space with a sofa to read or nap. This penthouse communicates with the floor below through a small staircase (children's eye, no rail) that communicates with the living room with its small library and fireplace. A master bedroom, a bathroom and a comfortable kitchen complete the property. Outside, two courtyards, one at the main entrance, and another that communicates with the kitchen and which leads directly to the ravine and the boiler with barbecue. A garden (300m) with a small orchard and a wooden platform is the best place to enjoy the wonderful sunsets or to contemplate the spectacular starry sky. The house and the area are perfect for rest.