Cave house | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
I chose this property due to its location between Lake Negratin and the big town of Baza .
Everything you could ever need, be it in Zujar itself or Baza ( 10 minutes away ) is close at hand.
It's relaxed and friendly, and a world away from the Costas...and therein lies it's appeal.....to coin the phrase ' this truly is real Spain ' !
But whilst it is very tourist / holiday friendly....the area is a working area....so expect to see people about their daily lives .
That said, for all you may think about the Spanish and ' manana ' , they are up early and work hard, interpersed with endless coffees and small meals....haha.....you will always find the cafes and bars open and busy at 10-10.30 am and for lunch too...when everyone stops to eat !.....hence everyone is happy and healthy and live long lives here !
My cave is available to rent from March 15th......the property has 2 cave beds, lounge with woodburner ( logs or almonds )......huge shower and bathroom, and modern entrace / dining hall......with new kitchen / dining option. ( all new photos have now been posted )
It was fully re-built only 2 years ago, at some considerable cost and by the local Spanish expert cave builder, who has made a fantastic job of it .....I originally bought it as a holiday home for myself, but so many friends have shown an interest in renting it, that I thought I might as well do so, simply to cover costs, hence the low prices per week.
It is high up above the village thus affording lovely views to the front of the village ( 3000 inhabitants and everything for your daily needs ).....and to the rear, views of the mountain called the ' Jabalcon ' , a local landmark....which is walkable , and now even drivable , offering incredible views from its 1494 metres high summit of Zujar, Baza, and the local countryside......which is named the ' Altiplano ',
literally ' the high country.
There is a private front and lower terrace with wooden table / bench seating to enjoy your morning breakfast, and for sun lovers an upper terrace with all day sun, great views and again wooden seating . Further, off the stairs to the upper terrace there is a large room , but since it cannot access indoors, consider it a ' quiet space or storeroom for patio chairs, loungers and bbq , or bikes etc .
In cooler times logs or broken almond shells are stored here, extra to those handy , indoors by the woodburner.
The property is very comfortable, everything is brand new ( apart from some antique or rustic furniture bought by choice ) and is fully equipped for your holiday , be it 1 week, or 3 months.....there is a 2 metre high frost free fridge / freezer and lots of storage space.
All crockery, cutlery, cookware, and glassware is supplied new.
So too is all the bedding and towels......so all you need to do , is unpack and bring your beach towels and enjoy your holiday !
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Negratin lake 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granada, Almeria, Murcia, or Malaga 100 km, Nearest railway: Baza 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
Zujar is a special place , situated in a valley and has a history of Cave dwelling dating back 3000 years....it's even been featured on UK TV's ' A Place in the Sun ' ( I have the video ! )....delightfully close to the massive lake Negratin , it has many beaches offering pedaloes and canoes, or playgrounds for children...often there will be a nearby bar and restaurant, where you can use the toilets and buy your drinks or ice creams.
There are 2 Hot Spring natural Spas in Zujar, next to the lake....the Geothermal waters have healing properties for aches and pains, but just enjoy a lovely hot soak in the sun , 39C water temperatures :)
It's a great place to relax and unwind...to walk or swim , to shop or eat out....there are some great bars and restaurants in Zujar , or further afield Baza and beyond.
If you feel like a day out, try a trip to the Tabernas Desert - it is Europe's only natural desert - and will be known to you, whether you realise it or not, as it was the location for many flims, like Clint Eastwood's Fistful of Dollars ( and the series ) , also Indiana Jones etc.
Now it has been made into a themed area, known as Mini Hollywood......and it's a memorable day out, maybe taking part in a mock gun fight against the ' baddies ' ?
If you are a History buff....neolithic man have left his mark on many local places with an hour's drive .
For nature lovers....wow, this is the place ! ....walks, hikes, horse riding , wonderful flora and fauna.....expect to see Eagles flying on the higher north side of the lake...but closer to Zujar, why not walk up Mount Jabalcon , all 1494 metres of it ? ( you can cheat and drive it, too ! )
Known as the ' Altiplano ' ( the high country ) it has an almost endless landscape.....part lunar like, part forests, mountains and lakes and rivers with many natural waterfulls and rock pools .
The area is becoming steadily better known for its foods and wines.....and having tasted them , I can tell you they are great !
Never had a better white wine or eaten better sweeter lamb anywhere !
It's a Cave to enjoy, a village to explore, and an area to find almost anything that takes your fancy.
If the lake beaches are not enough, its not a long drive to the Coast and Mojacar, Aguilas, etc
But my bet will be , as most holiday makers, you'll want to enjoy the home, local area and soak up some sun, relax and enjoy good local foods....if so , you can't fail here !