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La Cueva - El Sol

Village house with 1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and shared pool in Guájar-Faragüit, Spain

From €406 per week

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Selfcatering in style. Experience Andalucian countrylife in a very comfortable, rustic-elegant village house and enjoy the original, solarheated jacuzzi-pool set in a cave.

Overview

You enter EL SOL from the cool patio and find yourself in the openplan kitchen and diningarea.The whole house is furnished in an authentic and very tasteful style.The furniture and all other woodwork are carpentermade,the floors are of local terracotta,all the ceilings have wooden beams and some even reeds that we cut ourselves down by the river.The reed is tied with handmade esparto(a string made of local grass).All windows have mosquitonetting.The kitchen is fully equipped and is blue,the cozy eating area goes over into a warming peach.A bright and big staircase leads up into a comfortable livingarea,where we used a lot of riverstone,terracotta and wood,the colour peach adds to the rustic ambience.A sofa and another sitting corner invite you to relax. In winter you might want to cuddle up in front of the glassdoored woodburner. We also offer Sat TV and a radio/CD player and a small library.From here a door leads to the bedroom with its joining bathroom.

BEDROOMS:

A spacious and bright staircase leads up into the livingarea which through a step is divided into an upper and lower area.In the upper part you will find a pull-out couch of high quality which can be very easily converted into a comfortable doublebed.From the lower part a door leads into the bedroom, which has got a big doublebed.The wooden beams on the cealing give it a very rustic touch.This room, as well as the joining bathroom are kept in a cooling blue.In between bedroom and bathroom we put an antique stained glass window in order to achive that mentioned flow.The mattresses and bedding are of high standart. In summer we provide fans and put mosquitonettings over the beds to guarantee a peaceful sleep.

BATHROOM:

As mentioned, the bathroom is attached to the bedroom.It is big and has a window out to the patio which provides a lot of light.The combination of the woodenbeamed ceiling with reeds,the wooden beams over window and door,the terracotta floor and the blue and white tiles make it a very pleasant and rustic wellness – room.The sink is sunk into black slate and into the mirror above reach some riverstones which gives it a special touch.The shower is big with 90x100cm and an integrated shelf offers lots of room for your showerutensils.The 2nd bathroom is reached from the patio and is shared with the guests of La Estrella.It also has got wooden beams on the ceiling and over door and window and is painted green with green and beige tiles.Here you will also find a washingmachine,iron and ironing board.

Surrounding countryside, village and La Cueva
The 3 Guajar-villages, of which Faragüit is the biggest, are nestled in a very fertile and green valley,surrounded by mountains.Sometimes the Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyaplantations reach up to the top of these mountains.The Moors left behind the acequias(wateringchannels) that criss cross the valley and thanks to which it is so wonderfully fertile.These white Andalucian villages have actually been overlooked by tourism despite their proximity to the sea.Down to the coast,the beach and the next golfcourse it is 20mins,to Granada 1hr.,to the skislopes 11/2 hrs. and to the Alpujarras 45mins.Faragüit offers everything you might need,a colourful weekly market on Saturdays,a bar/restaurant with good homecooking from the area,a bank/ATM,a few bakeries,supermarket,doctor,faramcy , besides traders that offer veggies, fruit and fresh fish from their cars.La Cueva is situated in a carfree alleyway and therefore very quiet.You can park as near as 200m away.

Approaching La Cueva you already feel the special flair of the place!The whole property has a certain flow,a matching colourcombination,reoccurring decorations,cozy corners and lots of light.Entering from the alleyway you come into a cool and cozy patio with 2 Moorish sittingcorners and lovely well scented plants,all kept in a pleasant tone of terracotta.The house consists of La Estrella and El Sol,both share the patio with its Moorish sittingcorners,from here some steps lead up to the cave into which we set a refreshing, solarheated Jacuzzi with its waterfall.Next to it we converted an old stable into another showerroom with toilet,sink and washingmachine.A spiral staircase leads up to the roof top terrace(100m2) with amazing views over the whole village that´s surrounded by the Guajar mountains.Here you find 2 shady pergolas with more Moorishsittingcorners,deckchairs,sunumbrellas,hammocks and a BBQ.

Where to go, What to do
This somehow overlooked little jewel offers something for everybody.Away from the tourist hussle-buzzle on the coast, you take a dip into rural Andalucia,here you will experience how time seems to have stood still.Swing in the hammock and soak up the village noises,the mules that go past a few times daily or Jacinto the local fishmonger as he shouts “VAAMOOOS PECAAOOOO”(come and buy fish) or the veggieseller “ NIÑA PAPAS..”.Or take a refreshing dip in the cave Jacuzzi a very original place to while a day away.In the evening take your favorite drink,sit up on the terrace and watch the moon rise or set or on moonless nights explore the milkyway or count the shooting stars, always with a secret wish.Or visit us over at La Rueda for a chat and some coffee and cake.This place is a idyllic as it sounds!

Directly from the house start short and also longer walks to explore the local mountains.A bit further on you will pass through a small gorge and then come to Guajar Alto, the smallest of the 3 Guajar villages.Wander along the different muletracks past and through meditarrenean Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyagroves.Enjoy the almond blossom that starts in February and succumb to the perfume of the orangeblossom(El Azahar) in March.Watch the farmers in the plantingseason or at harvesttime.The nearest beach is 20 mins away and a little bit further you will find still rather untouched and romantic coves.Granada with its famous Alhambra,its charming,Moorish Albayzin and its quaint old town is only 1 hr away.The cozy and original villages of the Alpujarra with its cristalclear streams,refreshing riverpools and the snowcovered 3000m mountains always invite you to hike and explore and are only 45 mins away.Come,relax and enjoy!!

Rental licence or registration number: VTAR/GR01172

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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

Gudrun Sif

Family from Reykjavik, Iceland Jun 2019

We had a wonderful time in La Cueva in Guájar Faragüit. The boys loved the pool /jacuzzi in the cave, we relaxed on the terrasse and took small promenades in this beautiful town in the Andalusian mountains. I dream of staying at La Cueva again.

Rachael

Rachael from Rachaelbevilacqua@hotmail.com

Delightful property, very well furnished and maintained. Located in a traditionally Spanish mountain village with local amenities. Excellently located for access to the coast (15 mins), Sierra Nevarda (1 hour) and Granada (30 mins). Advisable to hire a car. Hosts incredable helphul and welcoming.


5 other reviews

Lauriane Feb 2022

Excellent séjour dans ce havre de paix façonné minutieusement, un logement de rêve situé dans un village hors du temps.

Antonio Dec 2021

Sólo estuvimos cuatro días pero muy a gusto. Gracias Stefan y Naomi. Volveremos seguro, a probar el jacuzzi.

Hayley Dec 2021

This place is incredible! We loved our time in Guajar Faraguit. If you’re looking for a quite and beautiful mountain village to relax and spend some time in nature, this is the spot! The wood stove was so cozy and warm. If you come in the winter just be prepared to pay a little extra for firewood to heat the apartment. There was a small electric heater but was not sufficient to heat the whole space. Muchas gracias, Stefan. Esperamos regresar en el futuro!

Raquel Nov 2021

Stefan y Naomi son unos anfitriones excelentes y muy amables. La comunicación ha sido muy buena, ágil y fluida, respondiendo con rapidez a cualquier consulta. La casa es preciosa y se nota en cada detalle que la han hecho con mucho amor, conservando en su construcción la esencia y el arte tradicional de la zona, incluso recuperando el buen saber de oficios ya casi desaparecidos como el de los esparteros. La casa tiene rincones maravillosos, con una pequeña piscina abierta en la cueva, plantas muy bien cuidadas, la terraza es una gozada tanto de día para disfrutar del sol como por la noche para contemplar el cielo estrellado. La casa es amplia, cómoda y espaciosa; cuenta con todas las comodidades necesarias para disfrutar de unos días de calma y relax. Además, la ubicación del pueblo es muy estratégica, ya que está cerca de la costa, de las Alpujarras y de Granada ciudad. Hemos pasado unos días inolvidables y sin duda volveremos. Muchas gracias, Naomi y Stefan, por vuestra amabilidad. Hasta muy pronto :-)

Rebecca Sep 2021

We have had the most wonderful time at Stefan and Naomi’s house. The attention to detail and loving design (including the dots of colourful tiles as you climb the stairs), create a beautiful environment from which to explore all that the region has to offer. The surrounding area provides the opportunity for lots of interesting hikes. The village is beautiful and the local community was warm and welcoming and it was lovely to be able to chat with the adjoining guests on the shared roof terrace and beside the delightful cave pool. Thank you both for a fantastic stay. Would jump at the opportunity to return and would recommend to all. Simply perfect!

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 15km Nearest bar 300m Nearest restaurant 2km Nearest ski lift 45km Nearest supermarket 2km Granada airport 60km Malaga/Almeria airports 110km Beaches 20km White villages of Alpujarra 40km Alhambra - Granada 50km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 15km Fishing 45km Golf 15km Horse riding 45km Scuba diving 45km Skiing 45km Swimming 1km Water skiing 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Museum 45km Shopping 10km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 16 August - 2 December 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 December - 11 December 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 12 December - 23 December 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 24 December 2022 - 8 January 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 9 January - 31 March 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 April - 16 April 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 17 April - 4 December 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 5 December - 10 December 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 11 December - 22 December 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 December 2023 - 7 January 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 8 January - 16 August 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 28% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • The above prices are for 2 people per night.For each extra person we charge € 8.00 per night.

    €9.00 per night, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 January - 31 January: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 February - 28 February: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 March - 31 March: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 April - 30 April: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 October - 31 October: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 November - 30 November: €4.00 per night, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood for the woodburner, for which we charge on site according to quantity used. The price quoted is only an indication as it depends on how much is being used.

    1 December - 31 December: €4.00 per night, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed in in the livingroom, 1 cot

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Shared pool with solar heating

Entertainment

CD player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 4, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Shared garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Pets

Extra information

La Cueva came into existence by joining a ruined house,a very neglected chickenpen and a total ruin.We renovated everything with lots of dedication and love to the detail,trying to incorporate local materials like wood,stone,reeds from the river,esparto(local woven grass) and terracotta.The result are 2 holidayhomes,both very rustic,with lots of Moorish charme,but at the same time extremely comfortable with all the amenities.La Cueva is situated in the biggest of the 3 Guajar villages,20 mins from the coast and 1 hr from Granada.This is still a living white Andalusian village of mainly small farmers.Cool off in the Jacuzzi set into a cave with a waterfall,read a book in the pleasant patio or enjoy the magnificent views from the roof top terrace,where you have a choice of 2 shady pergolas.Or rock in one of the hammocks and let life go past.This place is as idyllic as it sounds,just lean back, relax and enjoy!!!

Stefan

Average rating from 4 reviews

Private Owner From Orgiva, Spain Member since Jan 2007

What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Felix and Tammy.(He,Austrian, she,British;cats, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us. We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced? Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!! Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in,who in the meantime has dies. After which we ook in 3 young kittens and now see the world through their eyes. Things like food flying around in the form of birds, dangers everywhere, like small dogs and motorbikes. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…when we had recovered we bought another old ruin in the centre of Orgiva and did it up, finishing it in 2017.All 3 properties La Rueda and La Cueva and El Garzopo turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.

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What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Felix and Tammy.(He,Austrian, she,British;cats, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us. We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced? Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!! Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in,who in the meantime has dies. After which we ook in 3 young kittens and now see the world through their eyes. Things like food flying around in the form of birds, dangers everywhere, like small dogs and motorbikes. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…when we had recovered we bought another old ruin in the centre of Orgiva and did it up, finishing it in 2017.All 3 properties La Rueda and La Cueva and El Garzopo turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.