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Enchanted Cottage in the Woods
This is an enchanted cottage in an area of spectacular and unique beauty in Spain. The sound of rushing water in the nearby stream, and songs of birds from daylight to dusk contributed to a very relaxing stay surrounded by nature and much more green than I had expected (the area is noted for its high rain fall). Goats, sheep and cattle dot the countryside. I loved the large and well-equipped kitchen and outdoor patio where we ate every night. We appreciated the extra care with which this place has been put together: moorish screens, local woolens on the bed, moroccan rugs and blankets, modern bathroom with lots of light and heated towel rack. The nearby village of Grazalema is charming. Bring hiking boots, poles, rain gear and sun gear, sweater, water shoes (for the grotto) and a good book (no TV here but we did listen to classical radio station). You definitely need an SUV-type car as there are back roads that are rutted and paved surfaces drop off to driveways and unpaved roads that would bottom out a regular passenger car. While the paved roads are in good condition, they are very narrow with lots of switchbacks and views from steep mountainsides. The area is popular with motorcyclists. This is an area of extreme incline in local roads, hiking trails and the site of the village. The cottage is accessed by rocky path and the cottage is on several levels, so you need to be fit enough to do stairs and steep hills. The local tourist office in the village was very helpful in providing suggestions for hiking trails. We. could easily have spent a week or more exploring trails and other nearby villages and are seriously considering returning next year. The longer we stayed, the more it grew on us. This property is only an hour and a half from Sevilla. It would be a perfect place for a family vacation or to come with another couple for a rustic stay in the country.
Dear Shawn Thank you very much for the review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes
Deze ruime vakantiewoning op de lokatie van een oude watermolen ligt op een prachtige plek beneden in een dal aan een rivier. Daar stroomde tijdens ons verblijf in april behoorlijk veel water omdat het de dager ervoor flink had geregend. De woning is zeer stijlvol ingericht, voorzien van open haard en gaskachels (tijdens ons verblijf nodig in de avond). Geschikt voor mensen die van een afgelegen lokatie houden met veel ruimte rondom het huis. Wij kwamen om te wandelen. In de omgeving zijn diverse plekken om te starten met wandelen, vaak binnen kwartier te bereiken met auto. Voor winkels moet je naar Grazalema en de toegangsweg naar het huis is een beetje stijl en hobbelig.
Our first stay in Andalusia and straight to number one. First of all Jack is an quick and clear responder, which is something I like when I am booking for a holiday. Than the cottage, which is absolutely astounishing. What a great spot with private waterfalls and natural plunge pool. After crossing the sill of the house, the atmosphere sucks you straight into the Andalusian vibe. Everything you need for having a great holiday is in place. Cosy rooms with nice beds , great bathroom and in kitchen where even the spices and condiments were provided. Than the surroundings. Sierra de Grazalema is a great place for hikers, bikers and natur-likers. Superb! Although we were there in the dry season, so 4 of the best walks (La Gargante Verde, Llanos del Rabel, El Pinsapar and El Torreón) were inaccessible due to risk of forest fire, but there was more than plenty left. We would recommend the combination of Llanos del Endrinal, Puerto de las Presillas and Camino de los Charcones, absolutely stunning. And than the people at Grazalemos , they are all kind en polite. They don't speak English very wel but with hand , feet and a smile you 'll get everything you need. Especially the lady at Ecologica , she was so nice!
So thank you Jack , Maru and anyone else who is involved, we had the holiday everybody wishes
Jeroen Spruyt and Ilja Vooren (NL) 22/06/'18 - 29/06/'18
Absolutely amazing setting and property
This place really has to be seen to fully experience. The walk down the trail from the car park and across the foot bridge makes it feel like you are entering a fairy tale. The house itself is well appointed and has everything you could need. Our kids had a great time playing in all the nooks and crannies around the property. It should be noted that another VRBO property (the other restored mill you can search for) is directly above this property. If someone was staying there the immense privacy that the trail in provides would be compromised. Although I still think the various outdoor sections of the the house would still allow you to be by yourself. All in all, the place was amazing and the highlight of our trip to Spain. It did rain a lot in mid April which we now realize is pretty normal. The bedrooms got kinda cold at night due to the weather but the electric blankets more than did the trick. The electric heaters and fireplace upstrairs kept that portion of the house cozy. I'd like to come back for a month later in the spring!
Idyllic, peaceful and perfect!
What a fantastic week we had staying here with our 3 children (11-17). Communication with Jack before our stay was great and we arrived late Saturday night to be met at taken to the villa, which was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. Waking up the next morning, we were astounded at the surroundings- the stream gushing through the grounds and the plunge pool, the trees and wildlife- it is a fantastic, peaceful hideaway. The addition of wifi was super for our teens, who also loved the plungepool and exploring the stream and rocks.
The villa is really well furnished and decorated, and the shower is amazing. Constant hot water too, and the washing machine was useful especially as clothes on the airer dried overnight.
Definitely need a car as it is 20 mins to the village along quite windy roads, but I'm a first time driver abroad and managed fine. Grazalema itself is a delight with numerous really good restaurants and bars, and the square is super to sit with a drink and relax. We visited Ronda and Seville, both were superb- had many plans to explore further but the villa was so peaceful we chose to sit on one of the several patios , read and just enjoy the surroundings.
We loved the dragonflies, geckos, and lizards that we saw, and the little bat that slept each day under the house as we walked to the plungepool. Part of the house is built on huge rocks- it's spectacular!
Highly recommend this villa, we would love to return.
Thank you Jack for sharing this lovely home.
We are very happy that you had such a good time and enjoyed the house and surrounding valloey and villages. Thank you very much for your stay.
Sehr schön gelegen. Zustand wie beschrieben.
Für Fahranfänger nicht geeignet, da es nur über zahlreiche Serpentinen zu erreichen ist. Liegt mitten im Biosphärenreservat Grazalema. Selbst von der Terrasse aus sind Geier, Bienenfresser, Fledermäuse zu beobachten. Für Ornis und Naturliebhaber sehr zu empfehlen.