Unusual cave house in private setting, at the edge of the quiet picturesque rural village of Cortes de Baza, with its wide, orange tree-lined streets situated north east of Granada. It is not unusual to see tractors parked outside peoples houses while the farmers have their lunch. The local farmers are olive and almond growers and goat herders. The cave is deliciously cool in summer, cosy in winter. Well appointed with modern appliances and the luxury of an exclusive private swimming pool (Apr to Oct only) and terrace. Impressive view of Jabalcon mountain and rolling hills. Good location for day trips, walking or lazing by the pool. Take advantage of the cheap midweek Ryanair flights. Please note: Penultimate weekend of August is fiesta season in the village.
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- Min. Stay1 - 3 nights
Cave House in Cortes de Baza, Granada, Andalucia - Edge of quiet Village
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- 20 Sep 2018
Ordinary holidaymakers who got the villa/house bug from renting of others. Young family on buying but kids grown up now. Only the one property, so not professionals. Just want to share what we enjoy with others and pay for the upkeep of the pool.
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Cortes de Baza
Although very rural and quiet we are on the edge of a village with all facilities. The surrounding area has plenty off beautiful countryside and bigger towns, for shopping. Most nearby villages have markets once a week. This is a very rural community and you will definitely get to live as the Spanish live. In fact we recommend it for maximum appreciation of the area. We fell in love with caves. They are all very individual. Although it does seem to be a love/hate thing as, far as peoples views are concerned over cave living, it will always be an experience
What makes this House unique
Your own private pool is a definite plus. Although not all year round we can say it is good for June to Sept and May and Oct are for hardier pool users. The cave is cool in Summer and cosy in winter, a constant 19 deg. A wood burner makes it even cosier off season. Relax and take in the view.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great place plenty to see nearby pool fantastic
Wonderfully cool inside despite high thirties outside. wonderful relaxing location and quirky cave dwelling made it even better. Loved it
Another lovely stay
Our second visit in this lovely unusual cave house. Complete with its own private pool and a pleasant stroll from a friendly nice little village, this house has something for everyone. The owners, Barry and Helen, are super helpful and very quick to answer emails. Perfect base for a relaxing family holiday.
Peaceful, A Gem, with views!
This was our third Cave House holiday, but the best so far! Very comfortable, clean and homely. Beautiful area with stunning scenery on the edge of village, within walking distance to local shops. Limited eateries locally, but Lake Negratin's lovely restaurant within 30 minutes was our favourite. Great communication and detailed directions from Barry, made our arrival trouble-free. We intend to return!
Fantastic! Clean, well equipped,Great pool, safe
Amazing Cave House with fantastic views and a great pool with lots of outside space and plenty of furniture to chill out on.
The cave is very spacious and the double bed which we used was very comfortable.
Clean and very well equipped. Best property we’ve stayed in loved it.
Lovely property in a quiet secluded location
A perfect place to relax. Homely. Would love to visit when the weather is hot enough to use the pool. Great collection of books.
First guest of season "teething problems"
Owner advised us some painting had been done and not to worry about smell on arrival. Arrived Friday lunch time. Cave was cold and damp. Smelt of wet plaster. Dehimidifier was on in thr main bedroom. No glass in woodburnet (it was on top of it and broken). No gas cylinders in gas heater or cooker. Door to cave wouldnt lock... only gate... so added to draught. Numerous emails to owner resolved some issues. Unable to use woodburner until Monday night. Local agent replaced glass but not screw so diy.... brought some wood.... but no saw and broken axe. Bathroom was damp and mouldy. Extractor in there didn't work. Owner said he was coming straight after us and it was first guest teething problems. The cave was not fit for habitation and should not have been let until plaster/ paint was dry. Cold and wet weather didn't help. Owner was let down badly by local agent. Am sure it is lovely in the summer...great location, friendly village and great pool... but it was too cold and damp to appreciate anything...and not being able to lock the door didnt help feeling safe and cosy.
Phew! Here it goes.
No excuses for the work not being finished to a correct standard. We were assured everything would be ready and we assumed it was. We tried to improve things and came a cropper with timing. Its all finished now.
Gas Bottles: One full gas bottle provided immediately, and prior to the agreed arrival time. Second gas bottle provided as soon as I'd convinced local agent of importance of extra heating. The gas bottle could have been switched between appliances for the short time between, it isn't too difficult and you might have to do it occasionally under normal circumstances anyway. It was probably the coldest week of the year for the area (they had snow!) and uncommon for that time of year. Maybe the couple were not prepared for this. After all, they had asked for the pool to be prepared earlier than we recommend.
Heating: Cave is 18 deg constant. Thermometer in cave confirms this. Because of this minimum heating is usually required and wood burner rarely needed. There was an electric heater already provided but apparently this was not adequate. We have provided a second electric heater for future use.
Wood Burner: Glass was probably broken during work, and no one knew about it. Couldn't fix it till Monday as nobody working over weekend. There were still useable sized logs when we arrived, as well as larger ones, maybe we were lucky!
Door: Managed to shut it and lock it when we got there. Admittedly it was stiff so needed a bit of force. We will get it planed if it hasn't already shrunk in the better weather.
Bathroom: Looked OK when we got there?and pretty much as pictures?
Dehumidifier: There is one in main bedroom. We set it away before guests arrive because the main bedroom is windowless and the cave is locked up,and caves need to breathe. This is why many caves only have curtains and not doors. They get the ventilation when you are living in them. We have put a door on for privacy and so while its locked up we want to keep it in perfect condition for you.
Think that's everything.
The coast of Almeria is approximately 1.5 hour drive away.
Car hire is essential.
Granada Airport - 1 hour
Almeria airport - 1.5 hours
Malaga airport - 2 hours
Alicante airport - 2.5 hours
Murcia airport - 2.5 hours
Cortes de Baza has 2 small supermarkets, a bakery van, 5 or 6 bars and restaurants and a new village pool. It is situated in an area surrounded by diverse natural beauty and wildlife; offering peace and tranquillity. Within a few miles there are green valleys, white deserts, limestone gorges, Moorish castles, green and blue lakes, natural spring fed swimming pools and pine forests. There is excellent hiking and rock climbing, in the Sierra Castril Valley and the Sierra de Baza (both about a ½ ho
Cortes de Baza: The cave is situated on the edge of the village, with very easy walking distance to all amenities: large village pool, choice bars and places to eat etc., choice of supermarkets and other shops, petrol station. Saturday market selling clothes, crockery, watches, jewellery etc. Historic church.
Galera: 10 miles, swimming pool, La Zalona restaurant and others.
Orce: 20 miles. Castle, museum and archaeological site, shops, restaurants, wonderful natural spring swimming pool (with fish in the pool!) with bar & restaurant.
Huescar: (Market town) 4 miles, shops, restaurants. Swimming pool (with fish in the pool).
Baza: 10 miles-Large town, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, discos, antiques.
Granada: 95 miles, Historic city, Alhambra Palace, cathedrals, etc.
Zujar The thermal baths at Zujar are renowned for their healing qualities. The water is directly from Lake Negratin and is a constant 38 degrees. At the restaurant you can enjoy a meal and stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Guadix is well known for its troglodyte area. This is an area full of cave houses dating back many centuries, strange and quite unique houses built into the rock face. The houses are made from caves with superficial concrete frontages being built on. The whole hillside is dotted with them, some of them palacial inside.
Booking Notes: 25% deposit payable. Balance 55 days prior to arrival plus £100 breakage deposit. Breakage deposit returned within 14 days. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. Arrival after 3pm Departure before 10am