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Rural Farmhouse With Exclusive Use Of Pool Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Orce, Nr. Huescar, Baza Region, Granada Province Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location In The Heart Of Real Spain

Cortijo Romero is a lovingly restored, fully furnished, self catering farmhouse, with exclusive use of a small private pool, in the heart of the stunning unspoilt countryside of rural inland Andalucia in Southern Spain.

Set on the very edge of the small village of Venta Micena, near Orce in the province of Granada and with far reaching views to the mountains, the house is in a beautiful location. Inside the ceilings are high and the rooms are airy and spacious. Because of the thick stone walls the house remains pleasantly cool in the summer with no need for air conditioning.

There are three bedrooms, a large sitting-room with wood burning stove, a good-sized dining room, a character kitchen containing another wood stove, and a spacious bathroom.

Outside are enclosed courtyard gardens containing trees, flowers and a variety of herbs, within easy picking distance of the kitchen! There are also some large terraces with many flowers in pots, a covered dining area with table and six chairs, a built-in barbecue and the completely private pool.

A rustic table at the front of the house is a great place to watch the changing light on the mountains and observe the wildlife. To the side is a tree filled field, perfect for picnicking. The property also has the benefit of free wifi.

The house is in a very quiet location with just the sound of birdsong and the occasional distant bells of the goats. There is a summer bar within walking distance, normally open from July to September, which is a great place for a cold beer or a glass of wine and a chance to mingle with the friendly locals.

Ten kilometres away, in Orce, there are shops, restaurants and bars, where free tapas is served with every drink. Orce has a weekly market, a castle and a museum of prehistory. Just outside the town of Orce is a large spring fed freshwater swimming pool where you can swim with fish. Entry is free and there are poolside bars.

There are great walks from the house into the surrounding hills and the possibilities for mountain biking are virtually endless.

Cortijo Romero is available all year found and is a fantastic place to celebrate Christmas and New Year with views to the snow capped mountains.

We do not have many reviews with Owners Direct as we are new to this site but we do have some with TripAdvisor.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/GR/01087

David Edwards
Member since: 2014
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About David Edwards

Resident in Spain since 2002. Owner of 2 holiday properties in the area.

David Edwards purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ursula & Fransisco, Almeria August 2014:

We've been 6 unforgettable days in Cortijo Romero. We needed to rest & relax and this place was better than we thought it really. The owners greeted us with fresh bread & some apples. The sound of birds, the own house, the silence, the garden with different plants & flowers, the place where the swimming-pool is, the long walk every day, the tranquillity, the people, ... Over all everything was charming and lovely. We recommend visiting Cortijo Romero & you won't forget it. We promise to return in winter. It has to be beautiful. Greetings. Fran y Úrsula.

Darren, Karen & family, Cornwall - August 2014:

After a long drive through spectacular scenery, the welcome we received including freshly baked bread and various jams & local wine was much appreciated. The recently renovated traditional farmhouse was cool, comfortable and furnished with a fusion of Spanish and Moroccan styles with lots of shady outdoor space for lounging and eating. We made good use of the small pool which was cleaned early every morning, the owners were discreet but always on hand if needed and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. Although peaceful and remote, during the summer there is a friendly little bar within 2 minutes walk where you can have a beer and chat to locals, and you can pick up anything else you need in Orce which is a 10 minute drive away. All in all a great holiday in excellent accommodation surrounded by a stunning and unique landscape; a great taste of authentic Spain!

Naomi, Julian & family, London - July 2014

If you want to chill out and get away from it all this is the place to go.

The booking was simple and the directions provided were excellent.

We stayed during July with our four children, all aged 18+.

The property is in a small hamlet so a car really is a must, but if you want to get out, there is plenty to see and do.

The property is all on one level, inside the house, although there are some steps in the garden and to the small rooftop plunge pool.

The owners have taken great care to renovate the property to an excellent standard, whilst retaining as much of the original character as possible.

The market visits local towns on different days of the week so you can get fresh food daily.

Nearby (10 mins) there is a "Fuencaliete" (hot spring) which runs at about 18 degrees. It is clean and pleasant and you can enjoy swimming with the native residents (fish).

In the evening, a visit to Pedro's bar (approx 50 meters away) is a must. This is far more of a social enterprise than a commercial one. Meet the locals and enjoy a beer or a coffee. If you can speak Spanish it will help a great deal, but if not you will still be made welcome.

Take a look at the Cortijo Romero page on Facebook and look at the aerial view taken by our son from his Radio Controlled Plane.

If you want somewhere clean and comfortable, where you can chill out you will have to look very hard to better this property.
Sep 2014
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Granada Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms with double beds and one with two single beds. A cot is also available.
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Outside: At the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden leading to the patio and terraces where there is a covered eating area with table and chairs accommodating 6. There is a large purpose built barbecue with tools. On the upper terrace is a small private pool for exclusive use of guests. The pool size is approximately 2.5 x 4 metres and should be usable from 1st May until 30th September. Four sun loungers are provided with large sunshade. A further covered area has a small table and two chairs. To the front of the property is a large rustic table with uninterrupted views to the mountains. To the side the land has many trees and guests are welcome to picnic and help themselves to fruit etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels including pool towels are supplied.


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Rural Farmhouse With Exclusive Use Of Pool Mountain Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Very neat, clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very pleasant and relaxing. Our hosts David and Simon made us very welcome and went the extra mile to make us feel at home. The accommodation is spotless. I would recommend this holiday accommodation if you are looking for relaxation with beautiful surroundings and views of the mountains. We will of course be returning.

Trevor and Irene Jones.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Simon and David are amazing hosts they welcomed us with homemade bread and a bottle of wine. Every day in the morning they've cleaned the pool between 8 and 9. They are always up for a friendly chat but othervise you don't really see them. Great place, really quite location ideal for those who are planning on a relaxing vacation. There are many things to see in 30 mile radius. The house is really easy to find mind you Venta Micena is really just few houses. The pool is good size the outside area includes two BBQs 1 big 1 small and two big sized tables as well. We could choose a good selection of board/card games for the evening entertainment and there are plenty of books, dvds and tv channels avaliable. We could also use the free WiFi . Overall is a brilliant place for family holidays if you like the laid back spanish lifestyle and the breath taking scenery this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rugby, UK

A special place to kick back and slow down

  • 5 of 5

Cortijo Romero has a unique charm. The journey there was an adventure through Spanish terrain we had not previously encountered. Arriving at the house we found a perfect oasis. The space in the house and outside allowed for enjoyment of sunshine and welcome shade when needed; the private pool a lovely bit of luxury.

We enjoyed exploring Orce- a very small but pleasant place to have a drink and watch the world go by- or wait for the shops to open - opening times not being very specific!

Juanjo grocers provides a little treasure trove of food.

The natural swimming pool just outside Orce was a hit with the kids. Castril was also a great place to visit to walk along the waterfall and cool off in the open air swimming pool.

The house was a perfect place to enjoy a hot August week in absolute peace; the evenings are so quiet- only the sound of goats being herded in the distance.

We loved it- if you like the photos you'll love the reality.

The hosts are welcoming, discretely available to help if required but left us in peace to enjoy the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful house in a beautiful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and stars!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Beautiful house in stunning, peaceful surroundings. Everything was thought of and there were so many lovely touches in the house, it made us all feel so welcome and relaxed. Clean, comfortable beds, well equipped and hosts who were not at all invasive but always there if We needed anything! Perfect! So glad we found it and we will always remember those stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome at Cortijo Romero and soon felt very much at home.

Our hosts were helpful and friendly, never intrusive, and helped to make our stay a real pleasure. We enjoyed their thoughtful welcome gifts ... a loaf of bread, a large chocolate cake, a pot of jam and a jar of chutney (all home made), and a bottle of wine....but more importantly we enjoyed meeting them, and their tips about where to go and what to see were invaluable.

We stayed for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see something of a very particular part of Spain.

The countryside is stunning with lots of opportunities to go for leisurely, or more strenuous, walks. The local towns and villages are well worth a visit too.

The Cortijo itself is full of character and beautifully restored. In the heat of early summer the house remained wonderfully cool and, of course, we had the garden and pool to enjoy.

We found the property to be spotlessly clean, and very well equipped for a comfortable and relaxing stay.Everything we needed was supplied,

We will certainly recommend Cortijo Romero to our friends. If you want a comfortable stay in 'real Spain' this is the place to choose!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure having you as guests in Cortijo Romero.
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Car: necessary


In Orce there is a large free spring fed swimming pool with bars where you can swim with the fish.

Lake beaches at San Clemente are 40 minutes drive away, Negratin is a little further. The nearest sea beaches are 1 1/4 hours drive away at Aguilas.


Granada airport is 160km, Almeria is 190km, Murica San Javier 210km, Alicante 215 and Malaga 250km


Orce 10km , Galera 18km, Huescar 25km, Maria 25km, Baza 55km and Granada centre 150km

Further Details:

Venta Micena has a summer bar within walking distance. Orce has 2 banks, 2 small supermarkets, butchers, fish shop, green grocer and a good selection of bars/restaurants. Orce has a weekly market on Tuesdays and there is a market everyday somewhere within driving distance


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 20% is required a the time of booking. The full balance is due 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on days and times of arrival and departure depending on bookings.

Notes on prices:
For 1 or 2 guest occupancy there are reduced prices.
We offer discounts for longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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