La Cueva came into existence by joining a ruined house,a very neglected chicken pen and a total ruin.We renovated everything with lots of dedication and love to the detail,trying to incorporate local materials like wood,stone,reeds from the river,esparto(local woven grass) and terracotta.
The result are 2 holiday homes,both very rustic, as one unit with lots of Moorish charme,but at the same time extremely comfortable with all the amenities.La Cueva (La Estrella and El Sol ) is situated in the biggest of the 3 Guajar villages,20 mins from the coast and 1 hr from Granada.This is still a living white Andalusian village of mainly small farmers.Cool off in the solarheated Jacuzzi set into a cave with a waterfall,read a book in the pleasant patio or enjoy the magnificent views from the roof top terrace,where you have a choice of 2 shady pergolas.Or rock in one of the hammocks and let life go past.This place is as idyllic as it sounds,just lean back, relax and enjoy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Salobreña 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granada 55 km, Nearest railway: Granada 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
From the lower floor a very happy and bright staircase leads up to the living area,which is split into two levels.In the higher part is the pull-out-couch of high quality,which can very easily be converted into a comfortable doublebed.From the lower part a door goes into the master bedroom with a big doublebed.
|Further details outdoors|
Approaching La Cueva you already feel the special flair of the place!The whole property has a certain flow,a matching colour combination,reoccurring decorations,cozy corners and lots of light.Entering from the alleyway you come into a cool and cozy patio with 2 Moorish sitting corners and lovely well scented plants,all kept in a pleasant tone of terracotta.
We greet all our guests personally, unless we are away ourselves. Also we clean ourselves, which guarantees a very high standard of cleanliness. We speak English, Spanish and German and some French.
Directly from the house start short and also longer walks to explore the local mountains.A bit further on you will pass through a small gorge and then come to Guajar Alto, the smallest of the 3 Guajar villages.Wander along the different muletracks past and through Mediterranean Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyagroves.
Enjoy the almond blossom that starts in February and succumb to the perfume of the orangeblossom(El Azahar) in March.Watch the farmers in the plantingseason or at harvesttime.The nearest beach is 20 mins away and a little bit further you will find still rather untouched and romantic coves.Granada with its famous Alhambra,its charming,Moorish Albayzin and its quaint old town is only 1 hr away.The cozy and original villages of the Alpujarra with its cristalclear streams,refreshing riverpools and the snowcovered 3000m mountains always invite you to hike and explore and are only 45 mins away.Come,relax and enjoy!!
The 700 year era of Moorish-arabic culture has left its traces all over Andalucia.The mountainterraces with its mentioned acequias(waterflows) surround the whole valley.Many of the cultivated produce stem back to the Moors.This influence you will also taste in the local cuisine,the nearly daily eaten migas with sardines or papas a la pobre f.e.
The famous airdried ham of the Alpujarra,the different mountaincheeses or the varied fish and stew dishes.All these specialities very often you can sample as a (free) tapa that comes with your(alcoholic)drink.Start you day with a café con leche up in the bar and experience like this the local coffee culture.Ask us about the local handycraft and we´ll point out workshops that make pottery,woolweavings,leatherweavings,leatherclothing or woodcraft.Enjoy Andalucian mucic and experience the bubbly happiness of the locals, who can´t sit still when they hear a Flamenco!OLÉ!
Only 20 mins from us, down on the coast, we have a great golfcourse with a magnificent setting,between Motril and Salobreña. Golf with the sea in your back and the snowcovered 3000m mountains of the Sierra Nevada in front of you.In Salobeña another golfcourse will open soon and yet another halfway to Granada.
In the wintermonth you really are lost for choice.Or you go down to the empty beaches and stroll along the sea or you go to Granada to soak up some culture and do some shopping or you go up to the Sierra Nevada to go skiing. Actually you might do the lot in one single day!!! The skiarea of the Siera Nevada is the most modern skiarea in Spain and the one with the most sunhours in Eurpoe. Snow is guaranteed, it offers long and wide slopes (up to 86km!), very affordable prices and a very pleasant ambience a true international skiresort! Of course all equipment can be rented up in the resort.
The 3 Guajar-villages, of which Faragüit is the biggest, are nestled in a very fertile and green valley,surrounded by mountains.Sometimes the Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyaplantations reach up to the top of these mountains.The Moors left behind the acequias(wateringchannels) that criss cross the valley and thanks to which it is so wonderfully fertile.
These white Andalucian villages have actually been overlooked by tourism despite their proximity to the sea.Down to the coast,the beach and the next golfcourse it is 20mins,to Granada 1hr.,to the skislopes 11/2 hrs. and to the Alpujarras 45mins.Faragüit offers everything you might need,a colourful weekly market on Saturdays,a bar/restaurant with good homecooking from the area,a bank/ATM,a few bakeries,supermarket,doctor,pharmacy , besides traders that offer veggies, fruit and fresh fish from their cars.La Cueva is situated in a carfree alleyway and therefore very quiet.You can park as near as 200m away.
This somehow overlooked little jewel offers something for everybody.Away from the tourist hussle-buzzle on the coast, you take a dip into rural Andalucia,here you will experience how time seems to have stood still.Swing in the hammock and soak up the village noises,the mules that go past a few times daily or Jacinto the local fishmonger as he shouts “VAAMOOOS PECAAOOOO”(come and buy fish) or the veggieseller “ NIÑA PAPAS..”.
Or take a refreshing dip in the cave Jacuzzi a very original place to while a day away.In the evening take your favorite drink,sit up on the terrace and watch the moon rise or set or on moonless nights explore the milkyway or count the shooting stars, always with a secret wish. This place is as idyllic as it sounds!