Comfortably modernized farmhouse with astounding views over Sierra Castril natural park. Sublime walks from your door; canoes, canyons, swimming, cycling. 10 minutes to charming market town. Log fires and central heating and well-equipped kitchen. Take a look at You Tube: 'Castril Cortijo El Villar' for film of the house and area.
A thick-walled old farm cottage providing 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, store room and shower room all on ground floor. 124m2 in all. Set in a one acre garden with outdoor dining space, olive, nut and fruit trees and rocky promontory with spectacular views.
This is a ground floor apartment. The upper apartment (see "A Perch in Sierra Castril") shares the garden - but there is plenty of space. If you would prefer complete privacy, book the whole house for 5+ people; see the separate listing for "Castril Cortijo El Villar".
We're not there but will be available to help by phone or email. Carmen, our Spanish-speaking housekeeper, will make things ready for you and guide you to the house. Detailed notes in English, Spanish, French and Dutch are provided. If you speak Spanish, the kind neighbour will answer any questions.
There is plenty of outdoor space including level terraces, but this is a hilly area. there is a sheer drop from rocky edge at the far side of the garden, so children and pets need careful supervision.
There is a narrow tarmac road right to your front terrace and space to park two cars.
We ask that, if you smoke, you do so outside. The garden has steep rocky edges, so young children need to be supervised.
We have a biological waste system so ask guests to be careful what goes down the loo.
Water shortages sometimes happen. We have a 1000 litre reserve tank which should see you through, but ask you to use water carefully.
We leave basic supplies in the house (our own olive oil, a few spices, detergents, loo rolls, toothpaste and razors...) and you are welcome to use them. It would be kind of you to replace anything that runs out for the next guest's sake.
I divide my time between York, where I have another holiday flat (New Walk Coach House) and lovely Castril. We love walking in the mountains and swimming in the lakes. On our travels, we've come to appreciate the comfort and freedom of holiday homes. That's influenced the way we host this place. It can be used as a 4bedroom house or two smaller apartments, so we have listed three options.