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The village of Ojén

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 10km

Casa Granadillos is a three-storey village house that sleeps up to four people. On the ground floor there is a kitchen fitted with modern appliances, dining table and chairs, as well as a compact and simple bathroom. On the next floor there is a large comfortable living room with two sofas, one of which is a double sofa bed. Heading up the next flight of stairs you will find the bedroom furnished with a very comfortable king-size bed, large fitted wardrobe, and plenty of storage.

From the bedroom there are stairs to the roof terrace with stunning panoramic views across the roof tops of the village towards the mountains and down to the Mediterranean.

Tastefully decorated and furnished throughout by its English owners, Casa Granadillos is a tranquil haven where you can unwind and relax in comfort.

Towels and linen are provided, and the house is serviced weekly. In the kitchen you will find a washing machine, tumble drier, electric cooker and hob, microwave oven and fridge-freezer. Satellite TV, DVD, VCR and hi-fi are provided in the living room, and in the bedrooom there is a hair dryer and trouser press. Heating is also available on all floors for the cooler months of the year

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marbella 10 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 64 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ

The Andalucia region

Ojén is in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves, and is an all-year-round destination, with stunning scenery to explore by foot, bike or by car, and the beaches of the Costa del Sol just fifteen minutes away.

In the summer Ojén enjoys long hot days with temperatures averaging 30-35 degrees. August is normally the hottest month, when temperatures can often reach 40 degrees. Spring and Autumn usually enjoy comfortable temperatures of at least 20 degrees.

Even though the weather in winter can be unpredictable, there is still plenty to do and see in the area, and you can still enjoy days of bright blue skies, knowing that the house will remain cosy in the evenings with heating provided.

For several centuries Andalucia was ruled by The Moors and this is evident in many architectural features and influences in the local cuisine.

Málaga as Provincial Capitol is a wonderful example of unspoiled architectural heritage and careful restoration, with its stunning Baroque Cathedral, beatufully restored side streets and squares contrasting with the Alcazaba 11th Century Moorish fort.

Inland are many specil places to visit: The Ardales Lakes and El Chorro are less than an hours drive inland, with breathtaking views over the lakes and surrounding mountains; "The Raisin Route" or "Ruta De Las Pasas" takes you up into the mountains behind Málaga around the villages where the grapes are harvested and sun-dried, of which many are used to make the local Málaga Wine, a sweet rich wine that though normally is a dessert wine, is just as delicious chilled and served with a nutty piece of Manchego cheese.

For families needing to please young children there are water parks and animal parks near Fuengirola, and of course the miles and miles of sunny beaches along the Costa Del Sol.

Ojen

Ojén is beautiful "White Village" nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves. Its heritage as being situated beside the Almadán stream above the valley of the rio Real at an altitude of approx 200 metres, hemmed in by the Sierra Blanca and Sierra Alpujata. These may provide a clue for the Moors' determination to stay for such a long period, for both ranges of mountains have long been known as rich sources of talc, nickel, iron and lead. This mineral wealth put the area in the forefront of the Spanish industrial revolution of the 19th Century.

Ojén used to be famous for the production of aguardiente, an anise liqueur that once played a major part in the town's economy. This liqueur gained widespread fame abroad and was especially popular in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Close by, in the Serrania de Ronda, is the Refugio de Juanar. Originally the private hunting lodge of the wealthy Larios family, and a favoured retreat of King Alfonso XIII, this is now a hotel popular with tourists and hunters. The Serrania is still very much a hunting reserve where ibex, wildcats and eagles abound. It is also a favourite with ramblers and hikers who come to for the mountain air and the stunning views of Marbella and the coast 1000 metres below.

With its meandering side streets it is the ideal location to while away and relax, knowing that there are a number of excellant tapas bars not far away to gain refreshment and sustenance.

Ojen has many events through the year to enjoy. Many events revolve around the Church: Semana Santa or Easter, sees processions through the streets of locals carrying effigies of The Virgin Mary and Christ on the cross, First Communion sees young children dressed in white processing through the square to the Church to be blessed. At All Saints Day, this is a time for the locals to honour the dead of the village by dressing the graves in the cemetary with swathes of flowers. New Year celebrations see locals gathering in the square waiting for the bell to strike Twelve o'Clock as they swallow "Las Uvas de la Suerte" and January 6th brings with it the celebration of the Three Kings or "Los Reyes Magos", culminating in a procession of floats with local children dressed as the Three Kings throwing out sweets as presents to the waiting crowds.

In July there is an arts festival called the "Ojeando", with concerts, art exhibitions and special events, and the first Saturday of every August sees the annual Ojén Flamenco Festival bringing local and national Flamenco stars to perform both song and dance through the late evening and into the night.

To celebrate the Patron Saint of Ojén, Dionysius the Areopagite, the town holds the village "Feria" from 9th to 12th October each year. It consist of a fascinating series of events, such as processions, blessings, the election of the prettiest corner of the village, combined with a street party over 3 nights in the village square where local bands and artists play and sing through to the small hours.

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Review 1-4 of 4

17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Little piece of real Spain!"

Casa Granadillos is very conveniently situated just 8km from the centre of Marbella. This little town is full of charm and has numerous Tapas bars in the delightful town square (bar Diego is very good… More

14 Apr 2014

5/5

"Excellent relaxing break"

Casa Granadillos is a lovely little place, easily accessible with short journey time from the UK, very close to the facilities at Marbella and the coast, yet in the heart of a very authentically Spanish town, surrounded by mountains. Fantastic view to the sea from the roof terrace, comfy, welcoming bedroom and living room, really well equipped kitchen (I have knives and pans envy!) A stroll to several bars and restaurants, all serving good food at reasonable prices, so no need to cook if you don't want to. The owners and key-holder are friendly and really helpful, so a perfect stress-free week. Great romantic break for a couple.

27 Jan 2014

5/5

"A charming home in a delightful authentic Andalucian village"

If you want an Andalucian experience, have the comforts of home, enjoy the magic of the mountains and be close to the beach, this is certainly your best bet. Fabulous views, excellent walking area, g… More

26 Sep 2013

5/5

"Schöne Unterkunft - lieber typisch spanischer Ort"

Sehr schönes Haus in einem lieben, romantischen Ort mit netten & hilfsbereiten Einwohnern.Das Haus besteht aus 3 Etagen und einer Dachterasse, die durch eine Treppe (teilweise ein wenig eng und steil… More

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