2 Bedroom Country Cottages in Spain, Andalucia, Alajar
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Horse Riding
- Babysitting available
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Situated among wonderful mountain scenery in Southern Spain, amidst cork oak and chestnut forests, the cottages of Molino Rio Alájar provide a comfortable retreat in a unique Spanish setting. Pool, tennis court and gardens to relax in.
There are six houses on site, each sleeping from two to six people, with terraces for outdoor dining in spring or summer and fireplaces for cozy winter evenings. A short walk from your cottage, along country lanes lined with stone walls, takes you to the pretty village of Alájar with its white houses and winding, cobbled streets. Some of the bars and restaurants stand out for their cosiness and character. High above the cluster of white houses towers la Peña de Arias Montano, a craggy cliff with a sixteenth century hermitage set on its peak.
A short walk takes you to the village of Alájar with several interesting bars and restaurants. High above is la Peña de Arias Montano, a craggy cliff with a sixteenth century chapel on its peak. Aracena, the main town is only twenty minutes away. It boasts a fine thirteenth century Templar church and the Gruta de las Maravillas, an impressive limestone cavern. Spain's largest wildlife sanctuary and a World Heritage Site, the Coto de Doñana National Park, is within reach. One of the last wild areas of Europe, visited by a great variety of migrating birds, and home to wild lynx. Seville, Mérida, and Huelva are within a drive of just more than an hour. Donkeys can be hired on an hourly basis for guided treks through the countryside. The Dutch owners of the Molino have a sound knowledge of the area and detailed walking routes and itineraries are available.
Nearest airport is Seville, 100m km. Use of private car recommended, but there is a bus service twice daily from Seville. Take the A66 towards Mérida and then N433 towards Aracena and Portugal. Frm Aracena, take the A470 to Alajar anad follow signposts from the main road.
Seville 100 km
Nearest Train Station:
Almonaster-Cortegana 15 km
Nearest Bus Stop:
Alajar 2 km
The larger houses sleep four to six people and have underfloor heating. Sitting/dining room with fireplace, open kitchen, a bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The kitchen has a five-ring gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave and stainless steel cookware, cutlery and crockery, plus ironing board and iron. In the living-room there is also a TV and CD/DVD player. Music and movies can be borrowed from the common room, where there is a good collection to choose from. This communal room has a sitting and dining area in front of an open fireplace. All bedrooms have air conditioning (as of 2016).
Guests can enjoy a large pool (available from early May to mid September), all-weather tennis court and colourful gardens where they can relax and enjoy the pristine Sierra air. The tennis court is bordered by fruit trees and with views of the surrounding mountains. Please bring your own tennis kit and equipment. At night the court can be illuminated for a small fee. Lessons are available. Outside on terrace you will find a barbecue. Guests can pick their own vegetables from the garden and firewood is provided in the houses. Extra firewood is available for 10 per barrow.
The Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Criss-crossed with ancient paths, some dating from Roman times, the area is a green oasis even during the hot Andalusian summer. The Molino is an ideal point from which to explore this magnificent region.
Conditions of Rental
25% deposit (non refundable) secures the reservation. The rest is payable one month before arrival. Bed linen and towels provided. Baby sitting, extra firewood (apart from the normal allocation), telephone use are charged separately. A babysitter is available at 10 per hour. Minimum stay two nights. During July, August, Christmas and New Year, minimum seven nights. Extra bed 10 per night. Fee for pets 5 per night.