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El Cachete

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Farmhouse | 13 bedrooms | sleeps 25

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This beautiful converted farmhouse comfortably sleeps up to 25 people, making it the perfect getaway location for larger groups of family or friends or a spectacular venue for a special event. A secluded oasis in the heart of the Andalusian countryside, the house overlooks its own olive groves, with a large 20m private pool and a lovingly tended traditional courtyard garden full of fragrant herbs and flowers. There are sun terraces on each side of the house (with a bbq and outdoor pizza oven), and plenty of outdoor dining space for the whole group. Inside there is a central bar/sitting room area with a piano,dvd player, mp3 speaker connection and a table football table. Outside there is a table tennis table by the pool, 2 mountain bikes, and a yoga platform a little way from the house. There are a range of single/twin/ double rooms all with en-suite facilities (except the children's dormitory).

The local area is famous for its natural beauty, with rolling hills criss-crossed by a network of tracks, dotted with little villages, and full of wildlife. The nearest village (offering local cafes, shops and bars) is just a 5 minute drive away, and the historic town of Loja is 15 minutes away. For some authentic Andalusian culture or to visit the famous beaches of the costa del sol, the bustling ancient cities of Granada and Malaga are both less than an hour away. Alternatively we can bring the culture to you with organised flamenco/paella nights at the house...

Size Sleeps up to 25, 13 bedrooms
Nearest beach Malaga 70 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Granada and Malaga 70 km, Nearest railway: Loja 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 13 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 10 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (10), Cots (1), Dining seats for 25
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Given the age of the building, many of the rooms at El Cachete have original features (and some eccentricities!), in general the rooms are simple but comfortable in the Spanish style with terracotta floors and whitewashed walls. There are a variety of doubles/twins and single rooms all with small ensuite shower rooms and bathrooms (some with balconies), plus a domitory suitable for kids. The master bedroom is more luxurious, with a balcony and direct access to the pool via its own private staircase. There is a large large central living room with a bar area, TV/dvd and speakers with ipod connection, a piano and a table football table. There is a well equipped kitchen, with professional stainless steel food preparation areas, a large electric cooker, fridges/freezers and a dishwasher etc.

El Cachete is more than just a rental property, at times throughout the year this is our family home so it is full of books, games and music that you are welcome to enjoy when you come to visit. We hope you feel as at home here as we do!

Further details outdoors

The house can sleep up to 25 people in the following room arrangments: 4 singles, 6 doubles (one being the master bedroom), 3 triples. There is one child's cot. All rooms bar 2 (that share a bathroom) have ensuite toitets and showers. The rooms are simple but comfortable in the Spanish style, with whitewashed walls and terracotta tile floors. All bed linen and bath towels are provided in the rental price.

The house sits on a gentle hillside overlooking its own 100 acres of olive groves, with a spectacular (20m) swimming pool in its own walled enclosure adjacent to the house. In the swimming pool area there is plenty of sunbathing space around the pool, two lawns, a water fountain and a table tennis table. A beautiful awning supported by antique Indian pillars provides much needed shady areas during the midday sun. Next to the house there is a lovingly maintained couryard garden full of flowers, herbs and box hedge walkways, and a water fountain. To the back of the house (where the sun sets) there is a terrace with a small water fountain, a barbeque and outdoor pizza oven, and tables to accommodate the whole group at mealtimes. . A short distance from the house there is a yoga platform. There are 360 degrees of stunning views from the house over the olive groves and up to the mountains of the Sierra de Loja in the distance.

Further details

Prices for the week include all bed linen and bath towels, and the daily services of a cleaner and pool maintenance man, and the cost of cleaning at the end of your stay. A complementary welcome pack of food and drink basics is also included.

Optional Extras not included in the price:

- Paella night (20 euros)

- Flamenco/jazz performance from local musicians

Changeover day: guests may take possesion of the property after 4pm on the day of arrival, and are kindly asked to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. Please consider this when booking your flight.

About this location

The Andalucia region

The province of Granada is characterised by a breathtaking diversity of scenery from the fertile coastal plains up to the awesome mountain range of the Sierra Nevada, dotted with beautiful lakes, and dramatic rocky outcrops. Likewise the many tiny traditional villages, towns and cities of the province offer a fascinating glimpse of Spanish culture. There is something for everyone in the province, whether you are a nature lover, interested in Spanish culture and nightlife, or a shopaholic. The capital, Granada city, in particular is a must, with its narrow winding cobbled streets and teashops, and the unforgettable Alhambra Palace (a designated UNESCO world heritage site) a unique monument to the Moorish occupation of Spain.


Set midway between Granada and Malaga (approx 1 hour from both cities), El Cachete is very accessible but feels a million miles away from modern living. Set in olive groves with views to the Sierra de Loja mountains and the snow capped Sierra Nevada the farm provides a haven for wildlife and a wonderful base for walks, cycling and general exploring.

There are lots of local sites of interests and activities to keep everyone occupied. Kayaking on the nearby Iznajar lake (20 mins away), trekking in the Sierra de Loja (20 mins away), a visit to the Loja waterfall (10 mins away), a visit to the ancient white hilltop town of Archidona (10 mins away), a visit to the Antequerra wolf park (40 mins away), or the awesome limestone formations of El Torqual nature reserve (1 hour away). Have a look at the local attractions page of our website for links to more information about the activities in the area.

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Review 1-10 of 12

9 Sep 2014


"Best venue yet for our family!!"

This villa had everything! Fantastic pool with good shade when needed; lovely grounds; really efficient kitchen ( once we found the lights!!); brilliant welcome pack ( loved the Spanish omelettes); ve… More

8 Sep 2013


"Fabulous venue in magical and peaceful environment"

El Cachete is a special place where we had a fantastic yoga holiday. Gorgeouspool, table tennis, bikes and a great selection of books and games to while away the hours. The house has been empathically… More

28 Aug 2013


"27 have fun in Spanish farmhouse"

Fantastic relaxed facility providing hospitality and comfort for a large group of family and friends.Birthday celebrations for two of the party were unforgettable and the owners who organised the even… More

26 Aug 2013


"The best villa we've rented"

We and four other families, with kids aged 2-15, spent a fantastic week at El Cachete in August 2013. The welcome pack of food and drink was amazingly generous, and Molly - JIm's daughter - an at… More

24 Aug 2013



in a beautiful setting, with lovely views of the mountains of andalucia. Very spacious, even with a large group theres enough nooks and crannies to find some peace. Well decorated with all the ameneti… More

21 Aug 2013


"What a delightful place to stay. Definitely hope to be back soon."

We were lucky enough to spend a week at El Cachete in June this year on a wonderful rejuvenating yoga retreat. This amazing villa is simply but tastefully furnished, with all the facilities you could … More

21 Aug 2013


"mystical magic mountain retreat"

Was a great house, lots of space and a playful layout, and the swimming pool was very big compared to ones I have been in the past. Our host Jim was very helpful and put us in contact with all the bes… More

21 Aug 2013


"The perfect oasis for everything: laughter, silence, connection, solitude, play & peace."

We hosted a yoga retreat here in June and El Cachete surpassed our expectations! The villa itself is arranged and decorated with such thought and care, which lends itself to being a real 'home aw… More

20 Jun 2013


"I will return some day! It was the most fabulously relaxing holiday I have had in a long time."

I was invited to attend a friends 40th birthday party to a villa in Spain with a bunch of his close friends and family, but had no idea just what I was in for.On arrival we were greeted by the lovely … More

27 May 2013


"A truly fabulous week at El Cachete"

Having just returned from a week at El Cachete celebrating my 40th birthday, I have to tell you not to pass by on the opportunity of staying here!In all, 22 of us stayed at this stunning villa and all… More

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Calendar last updated:01 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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