- Cave Houses
- Houses / Villas
- Village / Rural
- Hot Tub
- Swimming Pool
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
A beautiful three bedroom cave house with private pool and hot tub set deep in the countryside of Andalucia, Spain, in the village of Benamaurel. Cleverly designed with modern interiors and wonderful views of the Sierra de Cazorla. The perfect retreat for a group of family or friends.
This is cave dwelling with a contemporary twist! Renovated throughout there are some wonderful features in the cave house. The walls are an indication of the history of the caves - in the master bedroom you can see where the water level used to be millions of years ago when the whole Altiplano was underwater, and in the living room you can see the shells, fossils and crystals among the layers of rock in the walls. Cueva Helena is in the north of the Granada Province in the village of Benamaurel. It is in the Baza region of the Altiplano of Granada, 723 metres above sea level. The area is reminiscent of Tolkein’s ‘Hobbit’ landscape, with many dwellings being caves, carved out of the rock face.
Beautiful countryside to explore in the vicinity. The surrounding area is alive with nature, being within very close proximity of three Natural Parks: the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Cazorla. Also close by is the Negratin lake and the Jabalcon hills, making this one of the most beautiful natural spots in Andalucia and indeed in Europe. Castril is a 30 min drive from Cuevas Helena heading towards Sierra Cazorla Mountain range. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. There is a village market every Friday, when the place comes alive with visitors from all around. Unlike the busier coastal areas, very few people here speak English, making the experience more truly Andalusian. You could head into the Sierra Nevada (1.5 hours), or visit the city of Granada and the world famous Alhambra (1 hour).
Granada and Almeria airports are approx 1 hr 20 mins away. Alicante and Malaga airports are approx 2 hr 20 mins away. Detailed directions provided on booking.
Granada / Almeria
The rooms are all carved into the caves allowing them to stay lovely and cool in summer, and maintain their warmth in winter. The master bedroom has an ensuite wet room and shower, and its own log burner. There are then two twin rooms, one en suite, and an additional family wet room and shower. The comfy sitting room has a log burner, large TV, Apple TV, Bose surround sound, Nintendo Wii (with games for all ages), family board games, DVDs and books. Cot and highchair available. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining table seats up to six.
Outside there is a large terraced area with tables and chairs. There is a children’s play area, and outdoor table tennis table, a swimming pool and seven seater hot tub which has been positioned to make the most of the far reaching mountain views.
A welcome pack of essentials can be provided at an additional cost, as can a continental breakfast, which includes bread, cheese and hams, preserves, tea or coffee and juice, which can be delivered to your cave.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit required on booking. Minimum two night stay. Concierge service available. Check in from 2pm. Check out by 11am.