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“A delightful house in a beautiful rural setting” The photographs on the website convinced us to choose Cortijo Romero for our two-week holiday but when we arrived it was clear that even the photos don’t do the property justice - everything seems much more spacious when we were there. The house has been beautifully restored and comfortably furnished and was immaculately clean throughout. We were amazed at the extent of the private courtyard which offers a beautiful garden, covered dining area, patio, swimming pool and sunbathing area; we spent many happy hours there enjoying the tranquillity of the property’s location.
There are no restaurants in Venta Micena (there is a bar but this was closed during our stay) but this was not a problem for us as we prefer to cook our own meals. The kitchen is well equipped with pans and utensils, and the four-ring hob/oven meant that our culinary creativity was unconstrained! There is also a good-sized barbeque in the garden if that’s your catering preference.
The market visits different towns in the area each day of the week which was ideal for buying all of our fruit and veg, supplemented by fruit and almonds from David and Simon’s garden and fresh herbs from the cortijo’s own private courtyard garden. There are two small supermarkets in Orce (10km) but we preferred to go to a larger supermarket in Huescar (25km) which offered a wider selection of goods and was on the way to a number of the great locations we chose for our days out.
There are so many places to visit and so much beautiful and varied scenery to enjoy within 40km of Cortijo Romero but we would thoroughly recommend: 1) visiting Castril and doing the loop walk which starts and ends at the gorge; and 2) driving the tiny road north from Huescar to Las Santas and then taking the Los Collados road around La Sagra mountain and back to Huescar.
In summary this is a superb cortijo set in a peaceful location, surrounded by fields and mountains; we couldn’t get enough of the view from the front of the house towards the Sierra de Maria Mountains. Thanks to David and Simon for their hospitality which helped to make this such an enjoyable and memorable holiday for us.
from £139 / night
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