Malutka Fairy's House of Dreams
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Cave house | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Named by the Sunday Times as one of Europe's finest holiday properties, and the only Cave House in their Top 50 'Sensational Villas' list!
The Guardian (travel section 23/08/2014) says:-
"We arrive at dusk, while it's still light enough to tell that Malutka's Andalucían Grotto has a spectacular view. The street is on a ledge of rock, high above the town of Baza. From the terrace, we look across the scorched flatlands of the Altiplano de Granada towards the hazy hills of the Sierra de Castril. The air is scented with jasmine. There are tortoises in the garden. Fairy lights dangle from a vine."........"We open the front door and step inside the hill. First is a tiny rock-cut salon, bright with tiles and glass and mirrored textiles. Beyond is a little dining room, an old-fashioned parlour with a fireplace and a small kitchen. We think at first that there's only one bedroom, but when I open a vividly painted door which I thought was a cupboard, I find two more.All the rooms have been scooped out of the rock. They are whitewashed and womb-like, with low ceilings, Arabic arches, carved niches, bumpy walls and pick-marked surfaces. As a welcome, Malutka has lit dozens of lamps and candles. The whole place glitters with colour and flickering light."....................
This unique and enchanting cave house is a fantastic grotto which has been sympathetically restored and enjoys a quirky, homely interior that our guests love. Full of natural character, charm and style, the house has been furnished and decorated throughout in a rustic, ornate Andalucian/Moroccan style that makes you feel instantly at home. Great for families and affordably priced. Staying here is a magical experience and will be a holiday to remember.
Inside is a 9-roomed cave (surprisingly light and airy!) and upstairs are two roof terraces ,one with a dip tub to cool off when sunbathing and both with stunning views.
To the front of the property is a vine-covered patio with a table & chairs and a gas barbecue.Special features of this property include a tortoise garden,a miniature fairy grotto hidden within the wall of the interior,decorative mosaicing on walls and floors and many hand crafted artistic features and soft furnishings.
The house is situated in the Cuevas del Cerrico (cave house quarters )above the traditional Spanish town of Baza. From the front, its elevated position affords fabulous views over the town to the countryside and mountains beyond; whilst the back of the property borders onto rural land.
Although the cave house quarter has all the advantages of a sleepy village, it is only a 10-minute walk from the bustling town centre. Here one can find a plethora of tapas bars, restaurants, shops and several decent sized supermarkets. There is an open air market every Wednesday and a car boot sale on Sunday.The nearest bar, bakery, grocery shop, green grocers and chemists are only a 5 minute walk away.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are several pony trekking centres, bicycle hire, the beautiful Lake Negratin (with thermal baths) and the Sierra de Baza national park. This area is also a bird watcher's paradise. Larger towns,seaside resorts and, of course, the historic city of Granada are all within easy reach
The Cave House is an ideal base for exploring Andalucia, although once you've experienced the cosy interior, you may decide to hibernate with a good book and a decent Rioja.
Cave houses enjoy a constant temperature year round of 16>22 degrees - cool in summer and snug in winter.
We are close by and available to help with anything that our guests require,whilst being totally respectful of their privacy.
A variety of tourist information, in the form of books,leaflets and personalised local recommendations is provided to ensure you have all the information at hand from day one to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.
Before choosing your alternative accommodation, check the items on this list:
WiFi - FREE!
Heating - FREE!
Satellite TV - FREE (and we still receive BBC1,BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 )!
Hot water - CONSTANT and FREE!
Collection from bus station - FREE!
Welcome pack of groceries - FREE!
Use of washing machine and tumble drier is included in the rental price. We also provide washing powder.
Other extras that we provide FREE are : toilet rolls, liquid hand soap, kitchen roll, tin foil/cling film, washing up liquid,tea bags,
sugar,oil, vinegar,condiments,selection of herbs & spices, selection of sauces &
relishes and a bowl of fruit.
NOTE: For the comfort of all guests smoking is only permitted in the courtyard garden and the two external terraces.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
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4 Oct 2014
Gorgeous property, full of character and thoughtful details provided by Malutka and Colin. The welcome was wonderful, we felt like we were visiting old friends from the moment we arrived, even though … More
12 Jul 2014
"Amazing Amazing Amazing..........."
Amazing amazing amazing.......I stayed with friends last week for two days in the 'house of dreams' with Matluka and Colin, what a amazing cave house and amazing hosts. All I can say is seei… More
10 Jul 2014
"Unique, Enchanting and Magical Stay"
We stayed in this wonderful cave house for two nights and spent a memorable, amazing and thoroughly enjoyable time. It is the most interesting cave house we had ever stayed in with so many special tou… More
16 Jul 2013
the hosts were very helpful and friendly the cave very warm and comfortableits very close to Granada who you can visit the Alhambra palaceclose to lake nagretin amazing to swimlots of shops aroundwe l… More
25 Jun 2013
"It is the "House of Dreams"!"
I have stayed at Malutka Fairy's House of Dreams many times and sleep so well that I always dream vividly! The Cave House is beautifully decorated with sumptious fabrics and exotic artefacts that… More
12 May 2013
"Unique Holiday experience"
A cave house situated in the hills of Baza, Andalucia. The home is definitely unique and different from any place we had ever stayed. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 single, two terraces (one a roof terrace), which you climb a ladder to get to, where you'll find views of the mountains, the whole of Baza and beyond. A great place to relax and remove yourself from everyday city life. The owners are incredibly accommodating, as they live right next door, they were around to answer any questions or requests we had. Definitely recommend this for those who wish to relax and recoup.
Thank you for your kind reviews, both here and in our visitors book. We continually strive to make improvements (based on our visitors comments and our own observations) and to add extra quirky details. So, it really makes our day when our guests tell us how much they appreciate our efforts and that they have enjoyed their stay. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to do whatever we could to make your holiday a memorable experience - of the best kind! You will always be most welcome at Malutka Fairy's Grotto. How lovely it would be to greet you here again one day.
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