About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Surrounded by olive groves, this lovely Andalucian country house is just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Montefrio with its many shops, bars and restaurants, two beautiful churches and a castle that perches dramatically above the pretty white-washed town. Situated down a well-maintained track (absolutely no need for a 4x4), this light, airy and comfortable house sits centrally in its level two acres (fenced and gated) and is secluded but not at all isolated.
On the ground floor there is one double bedroom; a bathroom; and a large, open plan, ‘L’ shaped room with well-equipped kitchen, sitting room area with doors onto the terrace, two sofas and a wood burner, and a large dining area also with doors onto the terrace.
On the first floor there are three further bedrooms: one with a super-king sized bed and ensuite bathroom; one with a double bed; and one with twin beds (that can be pushed together if required). There is also a family bathroom on this floor.
The house is equipped with crisp, white linens, all bedrooms have fans and there is heating if you are visiting in the winter months when the evenings are chilly.
In the vast garage, accessed via the house or the terrace, there is a washing machine and a further fridge/freezer.
Outside, there is an enormous terrace with a shaded area for dining. Accessed via this terrace is a further bathroom for pool users. From the terrace, steps (gated for safety) lead up to a raised pool area with further terracing, 8 sun loungers and a shaded area. There are lovely views of the olive-studded surrounding hills from the pool terrace which is sun-soaked from dawn until dusk.
To one side of the house there is a large open area, ideal for kicking a ball around or playing Boules or Badminton. To the other side, close to the kitchen window (handy for passing out beers and sausages), there is a stone-built barbeque in a shady spot under the trees.
Beyond the pool area there are fruit and nut trees and an area planted with vegetables for part of the year. Through the summer, expect the local farmer who tends the land to regularly leave presents of melons, peppers or tomatoes for you on your terrace.
The delights of Montefrio, lazing by the pool or walking the many fabulous routes in this area may well take up all your time. However, the house is also perfectly located to explore Andalucia: lively Granada and the famous Alhambra is less than an hour away; historic Seville, with its many attractions, including its pretty, flower-bedecked Jewish quarter, and equally historic Cordoba, with its beautiful Mezquita, are both an easy day trip either by train or car. Skiing in the Sierra Nevada is possible within an hour and a half; and if you MUST have a beach, you’re spoilt for choice on the south coast (1 hr 30 mins) or, much closer to home, there’s the soft, sandy beach at Iznajar Lake (20 mins) where you can also take out a canoe or pedalo. You’ll find golf easily accessible near Granada, a wolf sanctuary at Antequerra, along with the El Torcal Nature Reserve, and there’s a chocolate factory to visit at Rute - all just a taster of what the area has to offer.
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- Mar 29, 2018
My husband, Rupert, and I live just outside London and have three grown up daughters. Ru is an antiquarian book auctioneer and I, having had a career in magazine marketing, now have a business of my own teaching children to touch type. We are a good few years off retiring but are beginning to have more time to spend abroad now that the children are only periodically living at home.
Clare purchased this House in 2015
Why Clare chose Montefrío
We have always wanted a sunny bolt-hole of our own. We considered France (Ru speaks French well) and Italy (where we've spent many lovely family holidays) but settled on the south of Spain because of the mild winter climate. We explored extensively and then came across Montefrio and fell in love with the town and its warm and friendly inhabitants. It is big enough to be really useful and enjoyable and small enough to be unsophisticated and very thoroughly Spanish. The house itself appealed because of the pretty, rural views, the flat land (with the opportunity to grow our own fruit and veg should we ever be lucky enough to live here semi-permanently) and the proximity to town (local wine sampling an option without the need to drive). We knocked the house about a bit to achieve spacious and comfortable living and have tried to maintain some of the Moorish character that influences Andalucia in its decoration.
What makes this House unique
In anticipation of grand-children visiting (very much thinking ahead here), it was important to us to have a pool that was safe. Being raised, ballustraded and gated not only gives the pool area full sunshine all day long but it also means it is child-proof and therefore worry free. It was also important to us that we have neighbours (though not close ones and not very many of them) to avoid feeling isolated and one of these neighbours is the lovely Fransisco who looks after our land.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic rural house with private pool for a family holiday
House is perfect for a large family holiday. Great layout, very comfortable with very well equipped kitchen including a paellera which we made good use of! Nearest town is Montefrio, which we fell in love with! Very Spanish and people extremely friendly. Recommend visiting Cafeteria Elena for morning coffee and churros! The bar Los Canarios for a drink and tapas and also Casablanca for good tapas. Alcala la Real and Priego de Cordoba are worth visiting and really recommend making the drive to Cordoba. El Caminito del Rey is well worth the drive to Malaga but not for the faint hearted!! We love this part of Spain and will most definitely be returning!!
It was a pleasure having your family to stay - you left the house wonderfully clean and tidy - and I'm so glad you found it comfortable and well equipped and a good base from which to explore. Great list of recommendations - thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back at any time - remember the house is fully heated and has a log burner too so perhaps a winter stay when lots of lovely, long walks in the sunshine (but not the heat of summer) are a real joy.
Lovely spacious property with great pool and views.
We had a lovely holiday at Casa Puente Romano, in late July. The house interior is clean, spacious and very tasteful, and it had everything we needed and more. The pool was great - newly done, and plenty big enough for our three teenage boys to have great fun in. There are lovely views (the hills are a bit bigger and more impressive than they look in the photos). There were friendly contacts to meet us, and on hand locally in case we needed anything during our stay. Montefrio is a 5 minute drive away. It's pretty, with several cafes, and we found everything we needed in the supermarkets. Granada is about an hour away; the Alhambra and city both lived up to high expectations. We also particularly enjoyed visiting the fortress at Alcala la Real (about 25 mins away). We'd certainly recommend this property.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and it is wonderful to hear from our very first guests that the house and area lived up to high expectations. We hope to welcome you back another time.
Additional information about rental rates
Over the Christmas and New Year period i.e. Sat before Christmas to Sat after New Year, High Season rates and minimum stay apply. If renting for less than 7 nights, a cleaning charge of £85 per stay is payable in addition to the nightly rental quoted.