Cueva De Almendros
About the home
Cueva De Almendros is nestled beneath the castle ruins on a narrow single track road. The nearest shop is only 2 minutes away. There are a further 2 grocery shops in the village which sell virtually everything.There is also a butcher, bakery and pharmacy Vist the local market on Sunday morning.The village of Bacor itself is situated amongst olive and almond groves at the foot of a hill. The autovia is just 10 minutes away so you are never very far from anywhere. For those of you who like walking there are detailed guides and maps available in the cavehouse, written by the owners who have tried them all. Bird watchers will able to see red hawks, redstarts, black wheatears, goldon orioles,griffon vultures and hoopoes, depending what time of year you visit.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Almeria, 120km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The cave house has two sitting rooms, 1 with a sofa bed and the other smaller has a log fire. There is a dining room and a separate dressing room. The bedrooms, dressing room, sitting rooms and dining room are in the cave and the fully equipped kitchen and bathroom are in the house part. The cave keeps a constant temperature of approximately 18 degrees therefore it is very cool during those hot summer days and warm during those cold winter nights. It has a large private gated courtyard with sun chairs and other garden furniture. All bedding and towels are provided. Cooker and hot water boiler run off calor gas which is included in cost of holiday. Electric and water included. Cots can be provided. There are books, DVDs and games available. No smoking indoors please and no pets on beds. There is a small charge for firewood in winter. Wifi available in village but not in cavehouse.
Further details outdoors:
Young children and pets will be perfectly safe playing in the courtyard as it is gated and fenced. Extra parking is available just outside. The views from the courtyard include Embalse Negratin and the hills towards Pozo Alcon.Table and chairs are provided together with a large parasol to keep that hot sun off you. We also provide a barbeque. There is a washing line, when needed.
The owners live in the village and will meet you on arrival to show you to your holiday destination and answer any questions you may have.
There will be a substantial welcome pack awaiting your arrival.
Maps, guides and other information available in the cave.
We reply to every enquiry even if we cannot accommodate you therefore if you dont receive a reply within 24 hours please contact us again.
We welcome pets but please do not leave them unattended in the cave house.
Non refundable deposit of 50 € per week is payable on booking and balance to be paid 8 weeks before holiday date.
A breakage bond is required on long term rents, which will be refunded at end of rental provided no damage has been done.
Long term lets are available please enquire for further information
If you require wood for the log burner we can supply this for you at an extra charge of 30€ per week. This is the only extra charge.
The Andalucia / Granada Province region
The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is just over 1 hour from Bacor and the snow capped mountains can be seen The historic city of Granada is only 1 hour away and offers much for you to see and enjoy. There are markets, musuems,galleries etc. Just wander around the old quarters or visit The Alhambra Palace. Next you have Guadix with its Saturday market, Cathedral and many many ancient buildings and cobbled streets.The nearest town Baza, only 20 minutes away has an enormous market on Wednesday and is not to be missed. Just 10 minutes from Bacor there are Neolithic burial sites. Visit the Thermal Baths at Zujar and sit in the warm water and look at the 13 Km Lake Negratin.
The Baza / Bacor Olivar area
As we have mentioned before but cannot mention enough the wonderful Turquoise Blue Lake Negratin is only 10 minutes away and offers so much. You can swim, fish, hire a boat or just relax and people watch. On the Freila side there are pedalos to hire. On the Cuevas De Campo side you can choose naturist or clothed areas to sit and swim or walk the old road which was hidden under the lake for many years and has just re-appeared due to the lack of water. There are restaurants and cafe bars all around so you have no excuse to be hungry or thirsty.
The village has many fiestas but the largest is in June. It lasts for 3 days and everyone is welcome. It is one large party from Friday to Sunday night when we have a large firework display which outshines many a city one.
How to get there
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Airlines: Ryanair, Monarch, Jet 2, Easyjet, Flybe and British Airways
Airports : Granada, Almeria, Murcia, Alicante and Malaga
Activities near Baza
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
06 Jan 2013
We are a family of 2 parents and 2 teenagers. The cave house was a delight - comfortable, well-equipped and wood-burning stove for chilly nights. Most of the buildings in the village are cave houses and chimneys, doors and satellite dishes sprout from the hillside. The village has a couple of bars, a good butchers, a small supermarket and another small village shop very near by. Restaurants are a short drive away, but mainly we cooked at home. The cave house lies at the foot of the castle ruins which provides great views over the village and amazing surrounding countryside. Great walks, in stunning countryside, especially around megalithic tombs overlooking spectacular gorge at nearby Gorafe. Easy drive up from Almeria - about an hour and a half. The owners, Violet and Roger, are friendly and helpful and have provided a helpful folder of info and activities. Great place and very unusual - we will certainly go again.
Thank you for your kind words about your stay in our cave house over Christmas. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you plan to return. Thats what we like to here. Yes there is plenty to see and do here and hopefully when you return we will find more for you to discover and explore.
Thanks once again.
19 Nov 2012
We booked the cave last minute with the intention of having a quiet relaxing break. The accommodation fitted the bill perfectly. The kitchen was well equipped and enabled us to cook regularly. The rooms were comfortable and during a couple of cold nights the wood burner was a real bonus.
Violet was very helpful and provided clear instructions to meet, collect the keys and take us to the cave. Good service. The location of the property does require a car to visit the local attractions but even without driving the shops in the village provide 90% of what you need (the bakery does great bread).
Overall I would recommend visiting if you want a quiet place to stay in a Spanish village and away from the usual 'Costa' holiday.
Thank you both for your wonderful comments. We love it when people say they enjoyed staying in our cave and in our village. It makes it all worthwhile. Hope to see you both again one day.
30 Aug 2012
What a welcoming and delightful place to choose for a holiday. The owners welcomed us warmly and left us a welcome pack of food/wine making it very easy to settle in quickly to the relaxed pace of life in the village.
We really appreciated the coolness of the cave especially as the temperatures outside were 40+ C.
We appreciated the information folder detailing all the local places of interest in the area. It is just a pity that it was too hot for us to do some of the walks available in the area.
We would particularly recommend the dolmens burial chambers at Gorafe as something different to see.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|All Year||1 Jan 12||1 Jan 13||€ 200||€ 30||€ 30||3 Nights|
|1 Jan 13||31 Dec 13||€ 200||€ 30||€ 30||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RENTAL RATES ARE IN EUROS AND IF CONVERTED TO STERLING WILL FLUCTUATE ACCORDING TO THE RATE OF EXCHANGE ON THE DAY OF ENQUIRY. THE CONVERSION RATES OFFEREDTO ABOVE ARE A GUIDELINE ONLY.
200€ per week all year round. Bedding and towels are included in the price. 30€ per week extra for logs in the winter months, if required.
From January 2013 the weekly rate will be 200€
Nightly rate will be 30€ for a minimum of 3 nights.
Long term lets are available for 1 month or more, please contact us for further information regarding terms etc. A damages bond will be required for long term lets and is refunded on day of departure following check of the property.
We reply to all enquiries within 24 hours, so you do not hear from us within that time please contact us again.Book
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