2 Bedroom house in small complex with swimming pool. Shops and bars short walk
About Martyn Nicholson
We live near the English Lake District and enjoy cycling, walking, climbing and the great outdoors. We also enjoy travelling and used to do home exchange when our children were young. Carole is retired and Martyn is MD of a house building company
Martyn Nicholson purchased this House in 2005
Why Martyn Nicholson chose Montejaque
We bought the house because we both like 'real' Spain, the 'great outdoors', and to be near places of interest. Easy access from Malaga, Seville, Jerez and Gibraltar airports was also important. Having Ronda just down the road is also a great benefit for when we want anything for the house and Carole likes all the shoe shops as well! It's a great place to wander around in the evening when the locals come out to parade. I visit once a year with my rock climbing partner and we enjoy climbing at the many quiet crags from 10 minutes to an hour or so away. Our two boys who are in their 20's also sometimes make it across for some climbing. When Carole and I visit we enjoy some great walks in the mountains and valleys. Our favourite time of year is May and June when the wild flowers are amazing.
What makes this House unique
We are only a couple of minutes from our village's main street which has several small shops selling pretty much all you need including good fresh produce. There is one hotel and quite a few bars offering tapas or a meal. We equipped the house to a good standard for our own enjoyment rather than as a basic holiday home. Air-con is important on evenings at the peak of summer, although we prefer to sleep with the window open if its not too hot. The pool is a real bonus. We like to spend the day out and about and get back for late afternoon for a couple of hours by the pool. Our lemon tree seems to fruit all year round and you are welcome to pick some for your gin and tonic! If you fancy a trip further afield there are trains to Cordoba and Granada or an easy drive to Jerez or Seville. We have installed wifi at the house for free use of our guests
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fantastic place. Very helpful manager whe resonded to a query straight away. Will hopefully return.
Hidden in the hills. A wonderful oasis in a town full of interesting and genuine Spanish people (our second week was in Nerja where we saw the opposite!). My daughters were never out of the pool and and we couldn't stop looking at the mountains. Probably the best place we have ever stayed and we hope to return. Very relaxed and trusting host who sent relevant information in good time and sent the house keys well in advance. This is a rare thing and when you are flying your family abroad then driving though Andalucia it is nice to have that kind of security.
Some of the recommended places to see/eat are really worth a look. particularly the restaurant by the train station just out of town. When we were there we hit a festival which was amazing to watch.
Brilliant place to find. Many thanks for letting us stay.
Glad you had a great time at our house in Montejaque and many thanks for your warm words. It really is a lovely village made even better by the friendly locals. We are heading for dinner ourselves tonight at Molino del Santo and really looking forward to it
Stunning scenery, peaceful, the real Spain
Just returned from Montejaque after a weeks stay. It surpassed my expectations. The scenery is simply stunning, the village peaceful, clean and safe with friendly locals and very cheap tapas. We will most definitely be returning. Martyn provided us with lots of information about the area and accommodation which was very helpful, communication was great .
I highly recommend staying in this property
Glad you had a great time in Montejaque!
Lovely accommodation at a perfect location.
The cottage is situated on a small site in a lovely village. The cottage is very well equipped- kitchen appliances, washing machine, hairdryer, sun beds, outdoor furniture, barbecue. Communication with Martyn, the owner, is very good. The gardens are very well kept.
Hi Janice. Many thanks for your review and kind words. I hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed the bird watching in Andalucía
Perfect place for a quiet gateaway
We stayed at he Casa de Limon for 5 days after spending some time in a seaside resort in Malaga. Montejque is an hidden gem nicely positioned between mountains and yet very close to some of the best towns and places Andulucia has to offer. Its has plenty of nice paces to eat( open till late) and all the basic amenities The house is perfect for a small family and had everything we needed for the stay. Martyn had already provided tons of suggestions and tips about the accommodation, the local area and as well as things to do nearby. Also he was a text/email away when we needed more directions or options about things to do. Couldn't get any better. We couldn't do a lot of trekking/ hiking as had a toddler with us, but very keen to come back. A perfect place if you want to be amidst the nature but still have a modern accommodation and a friendly host !!
Many Thanks Tushar. Look forward to having you back sometime
Modest size but pefectly formed.
Montejaque is a fabulous small, rural, quite village in what can be called the 'Real Spain'. Far from the maddening crowds.....
Glad you enjoyed your repeat visit to Casa de Limon
A quiet picturesque location
The location was great for me and my son to go cycling in the local area. We found the accommodation very comfortable with all the amenities for cooking etc. The wifi worked well all week. The main bedroom balcony was really nice for sitting out on, especially later in the day when there was more shade. There were a couple of local shops within 2 minutes walk for bread etc, and there were plenty of tapas bars within 5 minutes walk. Sitting in the main square eating and drinking was very pleasant!
The area is ideal for cycling but very hilly! The trip out towards Grazamela through the cork oaks was beautiful.
I would remommend a stay at Casa de Limon and are likely to return ...
Many thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed our home and village. I did the same ride yesterday with our son and enjoyed the journey to Grazalema, a little tougher on the continuation to Puerto de las Palomas and then amazing alpine type descent to Zahara and super lunch at Al Lago as a reward.
Hope you visit again sometime
Special interest holidays:
We can put you in touch with activity companies locally including bird watching, adventure activities, guided walking, via ferrata, guided walks and mountain biking etc
We visit regularly and can offer advice on places to visit, places to eat, walks etc in the area.
Mountain bikes are available for hire in Montejaque or Ronda, with an English BCU guide if required
Approximately 45 minutes drive to the Costa del Sol at Marbella or 1.5 hours to the Costa del Luz.
Swimming lake with changing rooms, picnic area etc.,20 minutes drive.
Montejaque is easy to get to from the UK being only one and a half hours from the airports of Malaga, Jerez and Gibraltar. 2 hours from Granada. Car hire is recommended. There is a direct train service to Granada. A day trip to Morroco is possible.
We supply detailed driving directions
The historic town of Ronda which has many shops and old buildings is an easy 15 minutes drive from our home. We are located in the Grazelema Natural Park and many walks, outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities are on our doorstep. Trains from our local station can take you quickly to Granada, Algericas/Gibraltar as well as to Ronda.
Seville is around 2 hours away for a day or overnight visit. Jerez is only 1.25 hours drive and makes a pleasant day out- visit the Sherry bodegas.
Montejaque couldn’t be in a better location if you’re wanting to escape the Costa crowds. It’s a charming, traditional Andalucian ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) with some of the friendliest locals you’ll find anywhere in Spain. locally many leisure pursuits are available; walking, mountain biking, climbing, tennis, horse riding, bird watching. It’s set in the stunning mountainous scenery of the Serrania de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park with enormous potential for walking and a whole range of adventurous (and not so adventurous) outdoor activities. The nearby Caves at Piletta, where you can see early pre-historic cave paintings, are an absolute must – but don’t expect a slick guided tour and stylish gift shop. It’s much better than that! The village itself is a maze of narrow streets and there’s more than a few tapas bars and cafes to explore as well as some restaurants, this is a quiet, rural place – fast becoming a fashionable and slightly bohemian retreat for art and stressed Spaniards from the big cities. You won’t find too many English speaking people here, but the locals are always happy to welcome outsiders. You’ll probably spend quite some time in nearby Ronda. Although a busy tourist centre (and for good reason) Ronda is a wonderful place. Let it get under your skin. Here you’ll find restaurants aplenty, one of the oldest bull rings in Spain (well worth a look, even if you hate the idea of the ‘sport’) and Ronda’s main attraction, El Tajo – the enormous, stunning gorge. Linger on the Puente Neuvo and dare to look down into the gorge’s depths (trying not to think about the poor people who used to be thrown to their doom from where you’re stood). If you can drag yourself away from the snail’s pace village life of Montejaque or the buzzing atmosphere of Ronda, why not go on a day trip further afield, the magnificent cities of Granada or Seville. In fact, if you’ve got time, you could do both – arguably two of the most wonderful cities in Spain.