Finca | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Our villa has been newly redecorated and refurbished; a rustic style combined with modern elements has given the villa a simple and fabulous new look. The property has a fully equipped kitchen, baby equipment and toys.
But the best part of this property is the outdoor space:
The very large patio sweeps 360 degrees around the finca, allowing for different views towards the mountains, our olive groves or the view stretching across to the village of Olvera castle. You can enjoy sitting in either the sun or the shade. The size of the patio and the property is perfect for large families, who can all sit together enjoying the villa, or for some quiet times away from the group, there is plenty of space to sit alone and relax enjoying the environment. The patio is very secure, it is fully enclosed and the pool area also has its separate and secure enclosure, meaning parents with young children can relax.
For those who like to cook outside, I am sure our fully equipped BBQ and pizza oven, along with our fresh herb garden, will satisfy the most enthusiastic chef. We have cookery books in English and a food dictionary to fully help you enjoy the flavours of Spain in this beautiful part of Andalucia.
A holiday taken here is a holiday spent unwinding and relaxing with home comforts in the sun. No need to venture out, but simply enjoy being with your friends and family as you experience a rural and traditional Spain.
Please note, the villa is not completely isolated, the B road is approx 200 metres away providing easy access to the towns.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||90 minutes drive, approx.|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga, Jerez or Seville|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
Olvera is just one of the "Pueblos Blancos" - "White Towns" of Andalucia, all are characterised by the whitewashed walls, most frequently set in amongst the sierras.
The main towns and villages to visit when staying in and around Olvera are:
Zahara de la Sierra - it is next to a reservoir. You can hire canoes and swim during summer time.
Garganta Verde and Ermita de la Garganta - This is an amazing walk from the Grazalema area, there are caves with stalactites and stalagmites
Puerto de las Palomas - right at the very top towards Grazalema, stop here for some breath taking views
Grazalema - A gorgeous little town.
Villaluenga del Rosario - the highest of the White Towns and also one of the prettiest
Benaocaz - this is an Arab town with the remains of a fortress
Ubrique - the largest of the White Towns
Benamahoma - contains the Fuente de Nacimiento of Majaceite river
El Bosque - trout fishing and hang gliding can be done here.
Algodonales - a traditional 16th century town with some Roman ruins. Paragliding and paramotor schools here.
El Gastor - Balcón de los Pueblos Blancos with an interesting church
Setenil de las Bodegas - a stunning village built into the rocks and an Arab fortress
Alcalá del Valle - has megalithic standing stones nearby
Arcos de la Frontera - Interesting town perched on a cliff - Baroque churches
Bornos and Villamartín - Huge reservoir and Roman ruins
Cortes de la frontera - the Pileta Paleolithic Cave paintings.
Vejer de la Frontera - for something much further afield, Vejer is a stunning, Moorish, town on the Costa de La Luz.
El Chorro - a 90 mins drive into the Malaga region is well worth the journey. The lakes during summer time are the perfect place for a swim, or to hire a pedalo. The terrifying "Camino del Rey" is also here.....see it and imagine the workers making this treacherous journey.
Inland Andalucia is an undiscovered beauty of Spain. The mountain villages are still seemingly untouched by the passing of modern times. The villages are built around sturdy, stable rocks giving protection from the blistering sun. With no respite of the sea, the mountain villages have taken on a very different shape to the tourist ridden areas of the coastal towns of Spain. This is old Spain, which slowly succumbs to the modern Europe, in which the old men have swapped their donkeys for beaten up old mopeds, yet they still use the same old straw panniers The farmer still ploughs his field with horses and the daughters still take heed to secrets of cooking and parenting from mothers and grandmothers. The age of technology will not overwhelm this area for many years yet.
In short, the History of Andalucia is rich and still very much alive amongst the current generation.