Stairway To Heaven
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Townhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Delightful, newly renovated townhouse situated beneath the church in old Olvera. Comfy lounge on the ground floor with fully equipped & fitted kitchen incl. washing machine, fridge & cooker, DVD & CD player/radio. Sofa-bed, chair & breakfast-bar with seating in lounge. Well stocked bookshelf for readers, plus large selection of CDs, DVDs & audio books. There is a full picnic set for days out. Full set of crockery, glasses, cutlery etc plus fully stocked store cupboard to make self-catering easier.
Lovely wrought iron staircase up to 1st floor bedroom which has a double bed, storage (wardrobe & chests of drawers) & en-suite shower room. All bed linen, towels, & beach towels are included along with hairdrier. Door from bedroom out onto small terrace with table & chairs, perfect for that early morning cuppa! From here, you have another spiral staircase up onto the large roof terrace, complete with table & chairs, loungers, wine fridge & shower with stunning views of the surrounding area. The ideal spot for catching the sun, or sampling the local wines. There is heating for the cooler winter evenings & a fan for the long hot summers!
Car hire at the airport is cheap, but pick-ups can be arranged if preferred, as well as welcome packs if required. Buses also run from Malaga to Olvera dependant on flight time. Someone will be there to meet you on arrival at the house (English & Spanish spoken) & to help with any queries. There are lots of bars & restaurants in Olvera, as well as a Municipal Pool in summer (June-Sept.) & swimming at Lake Zahara 20 mins away, with its stunning surroundings & man-made beach. Lots of other pools in surrounding towns & campsites, all of which are open to the public. Also worth a visit is Ronda (approx. 40 mins) for shopping & sightseeing at the fantastic gorge. A little further & well worth visiting are Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz & Jerez. Olvera is approx. 70 mins from Jerez airport, 90 mins from Malaga or Seville all served by low-cost airlines. Also can easily be reached by bus from Ronda, Seville, Jerez etc.
We are supported by a friendly, multi-lingual management team who live in Olvera & will be able to assist you if necessary during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||65 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 110 km, Nearest railway: Ronda 50 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Andalucia region
Discover Andalucía: From Granada to Cordoba, Cadiz to Seville, Spain's Andalucía boasts an overwhelming wealth of scenery, culture and history.
Spain's most southerly region is the true home of typically Spanish experiences. Bullfighting, tapas, flamenco, the guitar itself, all began in Andalucía and remain deeply embedded here. Other aspects of Spanish life take on their most extreme forms here: Andalucian fiestas are the noisiest and most colourful (can you hack the pace of Seville's Feria de Abril?), Easter processions (Semana Santa) have more pageantry, the summer heat is more broiling, the people are at their most vivacious, fun-loving and family-oriented.
Andalucía is the proud home of Spain's most famous building, that bejewelled diadem of Islamic architecture, Granada's Alhambra, as well as other marvellous relics of medieval Islamic Spain. The region also has a lesser-known but as fabulous heritage of cathedrals, palaces and castles from later eras. Contemporary Andalucía is ever more cosmopolitan and fashionable, with towns and cities like Córdoba, Cádiz and Málaga full of hip boutiques and hip bars, stylish restaurants and pumping nightlife - pulsating with life while maintaining their historic charm.
Andalucía is a land of surprises and contradictions. Away from the mass-tourism resorts you'll find some of the most pristine beaches in the country, while inland are green hills, white villages, huge nature reserves (one-fifth of Andalucian territory is under environmental protection), and the snowcapped highest mountain range on the Spanish mainland, the Sierra Nevada.
Deeply traditional yet ready to seize the modern world, Andalucians always live life to the full. Few visitors to their land fail to get caught up in the fun.
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Situated in the historic village of Olvera, one of the famous 'Pueblos Blancos'; traditional and tranquil, but also a perfect base to explore the magnificent mountains of the Sierrras de Cadiz, with the walking, cycling & bird-watching paradise of the Via Verde on the doorstep. 20 mins from Lake Zahara, with its stunning surroundings & man-made beach.
The house is in Olvera, situated North-East of Ronda, located approximately 1 to 1½ hours drive from airport such as Malaga, Sevilla, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera and Gibraltar. We are within easy reach of the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz & also approximately ½ an hour from the historic town of Ronda. The railway station in Ronda provides excellent links to both the coast and the major cities, including Granada, Córdoba, Malaga, Sevilla & La Linea de la Concepción.
Olvera is a great base for a break in the Real Spain – a wide range of activities are available within easy reach and are suitable for all ages; for the adventurous and the lazy alike! There is something for everyone. Things to do locally include:
Water-Sports, Bird-Watching, Walking, Cycling, Horse-Riding, Fishing, Climbing, Paragliding, Hang-gliding, Wildlife and Sites of Natural Interest, A range of National Parks and Innumerable Sites of Historical and Architectural Interest
Olvera is one of the 14 recognised Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) of Andalucia. It's a picturesque, friendly town of about 10,000 inhabitants, perched on top of a hill and can be seen for miles around. It boasts a beautiful Neo-Classical Church (Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion) at the summit in the Plaza de Iglesia. Adjacent to the church is the completely renovated and restored Moorish Castle, together with the Castle Museum and gift shop & local Tourist Office.
The views from everywhere in Olvera are amazing. Particularly recommended are the panoramic views from the top of the Castle.Below the Church and inside the castle walls you will discover the smallest of streets untouched by modernisation, where mules and horses are often still used for transportation!
Moving down from the Church and Castle you will discover the Plaza de Andalucia which contains a magnificent modern waterfall. Above the waterfall can be found The Waterfall Gardens and a small aviary, complete with peacocks; at the top is the Mirador ('Beautiful View' or look out point).
Proceeding down through the town there are a variety of small parks, plazas and viewing points where you can sit, rest, chat, while away the time. There are friendly and welcoming bars and restaurants to suit every taste offering great value for money and the local cuisine is delicious everywhere. The local shops provide everything you need; from daily requirements to gifts and local produce. Olvera is well known for its excellent olive oil; it is still the main source of agricultural income in the area. Rows of Olive trees can be seen for miles in any direction.
Olvera is sited at the start of one of Spain's Via Verde's (Greenways). These are great ways to explore the countryside that you would not otherwise get to see. There are over 60 different routes throughout Spain, 12 of which are in Andalucia. The route from Olvera to Puerto Serrano stretches for 38 kilometres and has been described as 'possibly the most beautiful Via Verde in Andalucia'. It follows the path of a long abandoned railway line. For more information visit www.andalucia.com or visit the local tourist office.
The Ferias and Fiestas are not to be missed , We would be happy to help you to organise a whole range of activities if required.
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24 Mar 2014
"A great base to explore rural Andalucia"
My wife and I spent a fortnight in early Spring staying in this fantastic property. We had a wonderful time in this comfortable and easily maintained townhouse.The property is situated in the attract… More
11 Nov 2013
"Glorious views in renovated town house perfect for two at the top of this Spanish town"
Liked the Moroccan style and open plan room - thank you for sorting key access for us. We had great weather for Nov so nice to use spiral staircase to breakfast on top patio.… More
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