Old Stables Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The thatched stables are entered via a covered porch way with fountain, have a high beamed ceiling for coolness in the Spanish summer. A log fire burns for wonderful Andalucian winter months. It is rustically decorated, adding to the restored atmosphere of these reformed stables.
Inside there is an attractive living/dining area and a well equipped kitchen. There is a divan in the living area. Stairs lead to the open double bedroom which has en suite shower facilities. There is a small single bedroom which has a stable door to the garden, on this same floor (mezzanine).
Outside there are spacious stone terraces with a 6 x 3 metre pool, sun beds and BBQ facilities.
Old Stables Cottage is part of Las Limas Estate.
Las Limas is a designated casa rural near the village of Jimena de la Frontera in Western Andalucia. The villa is located within the boundaries of Los Alcornocales Natural Park which, at 170,000 hectares, is one of the biggest protected areas in Spain and the largest area of Cork Oak (Quercus suber) forest in Europe. Los Alcornocales has a wealth of wildlife and the area is famous for the spring and autumn migrations of soaring birds over the straits of Gibraltar.
Las Limas is an ideal base for exploring the Natural Park and further afield to the cliff top town of Ronda, the famous wetlands of Donana and the sherry bodegas of Jerez. The Barbary macaques of Gibraltar and whale-watching in the Atlantic from Tarifa are also in easy striking distance while the nearby white village of Jimena provides restaurants and bars and unspoilt Andalucian ambiance.
Whether you want to idle beside the pool, enjoy some of the best wildlife Western Europe can offer, learn about Spain's incredible history, experience Andalucia's vibrant culture or all of the above then Las Limas is the place to do it from.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sotogrande 37 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 43 km, Nearest railway: Algeciras 42 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Stables Cottage has a charming terrace/patio perfect for outdoor dining, BBQs, etc., or for simply basking in the sun or swimming in the pool. It is surrounded by natural gardens, in the midst of the Alcornocales Natural Park.
25% deposit requested upon booking. The rest of the rental amount is requested 6 weeks prior to arrival.
The Andalucia region
Andalucia is one of Europe’s most impressive areas of unspoilt and beautiful countryside. Activities and recreation are plentiful in this area of Andalucia, Spain.
Jimena de la Frontera, and the surrounding towns, have excellent local restaurants offering tapas and many Andalusian specialties, aside from the local dishes.
The unspoilt Atlantic beaches of the Costa de la Luz offer windsurfing, kitesurfing, horseriding, walking, scuba diving, sailing, whale and dolphin watching.
Jimena de la Frontera
Many places of interest are within a short day trip: Ronda (the gorge and old town), Seville, Cordoba (capital of the Moorish empire), Granada (the Alhambra), Jerez (sherry bodegas and Spanish Riding School). Aside from the more local towns of Gaucin, Castellar de la Frontera, Ubrique, Arcos, etc., and Marbella, Gibraltar and Tarifa on the coast.
- Spectacular bird migrations in spring and autumn.
- Flamenco, Fiestas and Ferias, start at Easter and continue into summer. Jerez Feria in May has to be seen for the Andalus horses and carriages.
- Abundant seafood: fresh lobsters, langoustines, fresh tuna, swordfish, turbot, sole, sea anemones and clams.
- A wide selection of fresh fruit (sub-tropical) and vegetables throughout the year.
- Golf, some of the best courses in the world nearby, plus others more and suitable for novices.
Jimena de la Frontera, a Moorish frontier town and stronghold against the Christians is topped by its imposing castle, and surrounded by the beautiful natural park of Los Alcornocales which extends from the Straits of Gibraltar to the high mountains of the Ronda Sierra and covers an area of 425,000 acres of wild country which is mainly mountainous and boasts views of the Southern Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans.
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