A comfortable country house situated in the Natural Park, Sierra de Grazalema.
Betania has been recently renovated to a very high standard to create a superb family home in one of the most beautiful valleys, la ribera de Gaidovar, in the area.
3 double bedrooms
3 complete bathrooms
Beautiful house, recently restored, in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Sierra de Cádiz: La Ribera del Gaidovar, 3km. from the village of Grazalema. Offering off road private parking
It is designed to enjoy the immense nature that surrounds it with large windows and doors opening onto the patio and porch and is set in extensive grounds with olive trees and sheep, boarded by the river Gaidovar
On the ground floor, , a large open space has been created, where you will find a practical kitchen with all the utensils and high quality appliances, the dining area and two living rooms facing east and west. And a downstairs washroom with wc.
The first floor consists of three double bedrooms, with beautiful views. Two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is a third bathroom of the hallway. There is a laundry room with washing machine/dryer, iron and ironing board
The house is very comfortable, cheerful and quiet, cool in summer and equipped for winter days with underfloor heating and wood burning fireplaces.
Outside, there is a patio facing the river, with several flower beds and aromatic plants where you can enjoy views of the surrounding countryside. This is connected to the second patio, with a porch and a large table for outdoor dining. It has a fountain made with an old millstone and access to the parking area.
The Betania is ideal for couples, group of friends or families.
In La Betania you will find guides and information to take advantage of all that our village offers and enjoy unforgettable days in an atmosphere of peace and nature.
Services and common areas
Bed linen and towels are provided. Wood stoves, fire wood is supplied for your first night, after each bag cost 7 € ) underfloor heating, large screen TV, tourist information. Free access to WiFi internet.
Attention to guests and arrival
Previously we will arrange the arrival time and send information about the meeting place. Once accommodated, we will be happy to help you in whatever you need.
La Ribera del Gaidovar is an historical enclave, nestled in the Natural Park and close to the town of Grazalema. For centuries, the flour mills and olive oil mills of the Ribera of this river have been operating, when the area was quite populated and there were still rural schools. At the end of the 20th century, the activity of the last mill of Ribera ceased. Other buildings that can be seen in the valley are small farms and bodegas, ( the area was a major wine producer up to the end of the 19 century).
Grazalema is a beautiful and small white village of the Sierra de Cadiz, which retains much of its architecture and traditional ways of life. It is located in a privileged enclave within the Natural Park with a diverse fauna and flora and unforgettable landscapes. A small town, with an original architecture very well preserved and very interesting anthropologically, such as the Toro de Cuerda in July, or the historical recreation of "Los Bandoleros", near the end of September.
The gastronomy, very natural, is based on local products, Payoyo cheese being one of the best in Spain, the Iberian pig raised in freedom, pata negra, as well as the consumption of game, partridge, deer, rabbit and so on.
Of interest are the ecological oils and wines made in the mills and nearby wineries and the leather work that is made in the neighbouring town of Ubrique.
In winter the snow arrives to Grazalema for a couple of days and it creates a beautiful white landscape. Autumn and spring are the best times to hike through the numerous routes that link the white villages. There are specialized companies for horse riding, hang-gliding or cycling. Archaeological, oenological and gastronomic visits can also be made. In summer the nights are cheerful and fresh with numerous terraces open until well into the night. There are many places to swim and refresh, the Municipal Pool, Arroyo Molino, El Pantano, not to mention the nearby coast of Malaga and Cadiz. There is also a growing interest in cycling and in one of the nearby villages one can hire good quality touring and mountain bikes
How to get around
We have four airports nearby: Malaga, Seville, Gibraltar and Jerez de la Frontera
Grazalema is only 30kms from Ronda, a monumental and romantic town, whose visit is obligatory and in its surrounding area are small wineries of the most sought-after wines of the Sierra. There are two daily buses to Malaga that pass through Ronda.
Seville, Cadiz and Malaga, are approximately 2 hours away. By car.
The centuries-old wineries of Jerez de la Frontera and its famous Andalusian Horses are only an hour away.
We require a minimum stay of three nights.
There are recycling bins in various parts of the village and at the exit to the road from La Betania to Grazalema.
Pets are not allowed
Smoking is only allowed outside
Arrival time is generally after 16:00 and departure on the last day before 11:00