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On a hillside overlooking olive groves, this is a beautiful cottage in a quiet location with great views. Jane, the owner, was welcoming and really helpful. The photos pretty much do this place justice - it really is a delightful spot, well located for local towns like Montefrío, but also for longer trips. We had two day trips to Granada and Córdoba. Its also a great place for just relaxing. The cottage is well equipped with most facilities and kitchen utensils etc that you need. The decor is rustic and totally appropriate, so don't expect space-age gadgets, and the interior is suitably quirky (including low-hanging beams for tall people to watch out for!). The twin room is off the main double bedroom, and the other double bedroom and bathroom is separate from the main house (by about a 10 foot walk, not totally isolated), a configuration that could work well for families or groups. As well as the pool area, there are effectively three other terrace areas for seating and/or dining, on three levels. Whilst we had fine weather, it was too cool to try out the pool on our trip. I'm sure it is great in summer. We also appreciated the log burner on chilly spring nights.
This is a really great place to stay, and I'd happily return if we were revisiting the area.
After arriving in Malaga airport, we hired a car from the airport and began our journey to the paradise that awaited us!
The journey took us around an hour and 15 minutes in total. Very straight and easy road to Loja and then a narrower but perfectly simple ascent up into the beautiful, olive tree laiden mountains.
We arrived at the casita to the welcoming sound of peace of tranquility.
The casita itself ticked both boxes; traditional but with all the modcons; airconditioning, television, cooking facilities etc. It was clean, welcoming and had everything we needed.
The private pool area was simply idyllic! The view was captivating; looking out across the mountains of olive trees was just perfect. The pool was clean, cool and refreshing and just what we needed after a day of exploring!
Surrounding the casita are a number of walks, which are clearly signposted. In the evenings, we loved to walk and watch the sunset over the mountains.
We took the car and ventured to some nearby towns and villages; all of which were beautifully unspoilt and captured Spain at its finest. Iznajar was one of favorites; the lakes, the views (again!) and the gorgeously quaint cafe sat at the top of the mountain side village!
As well as the beautiful villages that are sunken into the valleys or sat atop mountains, it was brilliant to be able to explore nearby cities! Grenada was only an hours drive away where we got to explore the captivating Al Hambra! An absolute must see!! We also got a train from nearby town Antequera to explore Seville!
If you're looking for tranquility, stunning views and close proximity to explore quintessential Spain then I couldn't recommend this place enough!
Thank you so much to Sue for making us feel so welcome.
We certainly will be returning!