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Restored 17th Century Watermill in Beautiful Location with Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Watermill near Grazalema Andalucia - Situated in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

The mill, El Zurdo a restored 17th century watermill is situated in an outstanding valley in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park between Grazalema, a picturesque and lively pueblo blanco (approx 6km) and the dramatic historic town of Ronda (approx 15km). El Zurdo, meaning left handed, was the only 1 of the 13 mills in the valley which turned anti-clockwise. It sleeps up to 6 people and is in a secluded rural position at an altitude of 600m private and separate from the nearest neighbour El Pastor

,. The mill has been sensitively restored and retains most of its original features such as the mill race, grinding wheels and crane gantry. It is simply furnished in a rustic fashion and was featured in the Spanish magazine 'Casa y Campo'. El Zurdo is partially built into the cliffs of a small gorge and has a natural plunge pool and waterfall which is perfect for swimming in on hot summer days

The accommodation is simple and typical of farmhouses and mills in the area; not much has changed from 50 years ago when they were worked and lived in. We have installed what we consider to be the basic necessities (electricity, running water, flushing loos, showers, refrigerators, cookers) but have tried not to let them spoil the very special Spanish character.

To reach the mill, you first follow a short bumpy track into the parking area. You then cross the river over a small bridge and walk down the path to the house.

You enter the sitting/dining room and two steps up take you into the mill room where you will find the grinding wheels and crane gantry. The latter was used to replace worn stones, which were then used for flooring.

The kitchen is a step down, which is equipped with refrigerator, cooker, breakfast table, worktops and double sink

There are two bedrooms upstairs, each containing a double and a single bed. The shower room and toilet are outside across the patio. From there a path takes you to the river (which powered the mill), where a waterfall has created a natural plunge pool.

This mountainous area is perfect for walking, cycling and bird watching. Scops Owls, Golden Oriels, Griffon Vultures, Black Kites and Bee Eaters have all been spotted close to the mill. Guided walks are popular with visitors.

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Neilson
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018


Grazalema Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Restored 17th Century Watermill in Beautiful Location with Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Rien ne manque dans cette maison de vacances, retirée dans un charmant sous bois avec cascade

  • 5 of 5

La Sierra de Grazalema, le charme de cette maison rustique mais confortable, l'environnement, les propriétaires...tout est au top. Merci Jack pour ton accueil chaleureux et tes gentilles attentions.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Fijn huis,praktisch ingericht, prachtig gelegen!

  • 5 of 5

Fijn huis, heerlijk rustige sfeer gelegen in prachtig natuurgebied. Fantastisch mooi!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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verkoeling in de wildernis

  • 4 of 5

Prachtige, wilde plek naast klaterende rivier. Ideaal voor verkoeling bij hete dagen. Helaas was ons verblijf aanvankelijk koud en vochtig door het tegenvallende weer.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Mooie authentieke woning midden in de natuur

  • 5 of 5

Verblijven in de watermolen is avontuurlijk en aangenaam. Het huisje zelf is goed verzorgd en prettig ingericht. Het sfeervolle witte dorpje Grazalema is vlakbij en daar is alles te krijgen wat je nodig hebt. De omgeving is prachtig, rustgevend en mooi groen.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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