9 Bedroom Country Residence in Spain, Andalucia, Otivar, Almuñécar

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Main house & chapel
9 Bedroom Country Residence in Spain, Andalucia, Otivar, Almuñécar
Pool & main tower Chapel interior Dining room Mirador for entertaining
Drawing room Double bedroom Bedroom suite Jacaranda
Tennis with a view... Kitchen Seen from afar
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Price: From £540 per night
One Off Places rating: 2 reviews (2 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
House / Villa
Property Setting
  • Mountainous
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
  • Culture
Exterior Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Maid Service
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
Activities
  • Beach within 30km
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf within 30km
  • Horse Riding
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Therapies
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Bedrooms
9
Conditions
  • Babysitting available
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Short breaks available
  • Suitable for events
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Guests
18
Catering
self-catering
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

This exquisite Andalucian country mansion is the perfect place for large family-and-friends holidays. This jewel of a property dates back to 1492 and is set deep in the heart of the Spanish hinterland in a private, quiet and peaceful setting. With luxurious interiors and beautiful gardens, this is no ordinary villa in Andalucia!

General Info

Palacete de Cázulas has been painstakingly restored into an outstanding country residence which is easily able to accommodate up to 18 guests in 9 bedrooms.  There is also additional accommodation on site if you have a larger group. With its own private chapel, it is also an idyllic setting for a wedding, with an al fresco reception in the Moorish gardens. It is also an ideal location for small business conferences and workshops or as a base for special interest groups (artists, yoga, clubs, film schools etc.). The property comprises the mansion where most of the accommodation is located, two separate cottages with three twin bedrooms plus ensuite shower/bathrooms in each, spacious ornamental gardens, private chapel, tennis court, several large terraces, outside summer bar/eating area, 30ft spring fed swimming pool (heating optional for winter/autumn use), separate dining hall (seating capacity 100 persons), all surrounded by magnificent unspoilt views of the hillside and valley.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

The Palacete de Cázulas is a convenient base from which to explore the area or undertake organized sporting or cultural activities. For sightseeing there is Granada with its dramatic Alhambra Palace (1 hour), the ski resort of Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada (1 ½ hours) or the Alpujarra mountains. The coast is only a half hour drive from the property. Those interested in more active pursuits will find a huge choice of local sports, from deep sea diving on the coast to hangliding in the mountains.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Cázulas lies in southern Spain’s Granada province, about 20km inland from the coastal town of Almuñécar. Nearest airports are at Málaga (100 km) and Granada (55 km). Approximately 1 hour's drive.

Nearest Airport:
Granada 55km

Nearest Train Station:
Malaga or Granada

Nearest Bus Stop:
Otivar

Nearest Ferry:
Malaga 100km

Nearest Restaurant:
Otivar( 5kms)

Nearest Beach:
Almuñécar (20km)

Nearest Shop:
Otivar

Nearest Market:
Almuñecar

Car Hire:
Advised

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The house has been elegantly and thoughtfully renovated so as to preserve its unique atmosphere and outstanding historical features, including some of the original furniture. Spacious entrance hall with 300 year old Sevilian wall tiles. Downstairs cloakroom, magnificent main drawing room with centre column, vaulted ceiling and original stone fireplace, library with telephone, fax and Wi-Fi internet connection available, day room/TV room with satellite TV, DVD system and VHS, timber panelled dining room with seating for up to 24 persons. Spacious country style kitchen with twin ovens, fridges, freezers, industrial dishwasher, walk in crockery cupboard, laundry, museum/games room with pool table, ground floor bedroom (No. 10) with twin beds and ensuite shower room, inner patio. All other bedrooms are on the first floor, they all have their own bathroom and are sumptuously furnished. There are two 3 bedroom cottages in the grounds which can be rented with the main house or separately.

Exterior Details
The ornamental Moorish gardens have been laboriously restored to their former glory offering guests the opportunity to wander or relax in total peace and tranquillity. Surrounded by centuries old palm trees, shady borders and colourful exotic plants. Ancient cypress hedges border an attractive swimming pool that is fed by a natural spring. Optional pool heating is now available by separate arrangement (usually only necessary from November through to April). The hard surface tennis court is located adjacent to the summer bar and terrace. There are several large terraces available. Children's summer house. The main terrace has magnificent views over the valley and the village of Otivar and is a superb sunbathing area!

Further Details
The Palacete de Cázulas is the ideal location to celebrate your wedding reception in the sun. Something a little different and more special. Local accommodation is available for additional guests and there is also a wide selection of hotels in Almuñecar where they can stay after your reception. You have exclusive use of the property throughout your stay .The property is let on a self catering basis with staff available as required. The gardens and terraces can accommodate up to 110 guests comfortably for the reception. The old olive mill is now a dining room with a seating capacity of 100 persons. The Chapel will seat up to 45 and a maximum attendance of 70 persons (the remainder standing). Services can be arranged through independent wedding co-ordinators who will be pleased to quote on all aspects of the day. Costs for weddings depend on the couple's requirements and will be quoted for on request. Makes a change from the standard villa in Andalucia! An airport collection service is available for up to 8 people at a time, and other local collections can be arranged - prices on application.

Conditions of Rental
The courtyard cottages are available when the Main House is full. Rental prices are quoted on a self-catering basis and the prices do not include cooking or extra maid service. Extra maid service can be provided at €8 per hour per maid and a cook at €12 per hour. All extra cooking or cleaning packages should be arranged in advance of arrival. Bookings can only be confirmed after we have received a 25% deposit. There is an optional Pool Heating charge of €375 euros per week (November to May). At least 2 weeks' notice required. There is an end of stay cleaning charge of €275 - 375 euros (depending on group size).  There is a winter fuel charge of €275 euros p/week, applicable November to March. The above extras are payable in cash on arrival. Full Terms and Conditions (The Rental Contract), on how to make payment, what we require as a breakage deposit and our cancellation policy will be provided when you confirm you wish to proceed. Short breaks also available.

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