One of the largest cavehouses in the world, this fabulous property has a unheated 'endless' pool, large Moorish hot tub & plenty of bedrooms & bathrooms for large family get togethers. Decorated with fine art/antiques, near Geothermal pools & castles - Note we charge extra per guest staying after 2.
Note - we charge according to the number staying - so 2 people included in base price, then a small supplement for extra guests. Just put in the number staying in the box on the right - babies under 2 don't count.
Guardian Newspaper 'Top 40 Places to Stay in Europe' says
'this vast cavehouse is like the den of a rather discerning hobbit. It has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, several reception rooms and a kitchen - and all are stuffed with antiques and art. Modern additions include an 'endless pool' (you swim against a current) and a large hot tub with views over the plateau. There are geothermal pools, wine and tapas 10 minutes' drive away.'
Our luxury cavehouse is a wonderful place for a group gathering in the sun - an unforgettable house. It sits in a beautiful mountain landscape that enjoys c320 days of sunshine a year, in Granda province, Andalucia. It's an area known for its traditional culture and geothermal pools, but if you want to stay home you have your own 'endless spa pool' (with pumps so you swim against the current) and a large hot tub with mountain views. You can sleep up to 20 but the internal configuration still makes it suitable, and comfortable for smaller groups of 4>8 people as there are a choice of receptions of different sizes.
Local 'adventure' firms can organise days out paint-balling in the mountain forests, on treetop 'zipwires', archery, 4x4 off-road treks, guided mountain walking, caving and minibus 'cultural' tours. Kids will love the sense of freedom (they can roam freely from the house, exploring the caves etc), the pools and the forest adventure park, or (if they wish) feeding the goats and horses with our housekeeper, Monique.
Inside you'll find an remarkable and beautiful interior in what is probably the largest cavehouse in Spain (or the world?). This ancient home, cut from the local stone has three large reception rooms, many bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a well-equipped large kitchen. Dining table can seat up to 18. You won't be short of space inside or out.
An entire house and exclusive use of the hot tub. On occasion the pool is shared with one smaller property, but as the pool is located approximately 5 metres from terrace there is no disturbance when staying.
WIFI is available and included, as is fuel for the woodburners (typically only required in January and February). There are also storage and electrc radiators if required. The beauty of cavehouses is they maintain a constant temperature (around 15C) all year round, even before heating. So no airconditioning is required. Bedding and towels are provided - just bring food and drink!
Babies - we have one cot and new mattress and one high chair in the house. Bring own bedding for cot.
The Blue Room - decorated in a lavish, almost Baroque style. Woodburner.
Kitchen - two ovens, dishwasher, washingmachine, two large fridge freezers, toaster, kettle, local granite worksurfaces and artisan sinks
Dining Room - with dining table to comfortably seat 14, woodburner and original bread oven. Direct access to patio.
Salon - an 18m (60') long socialising space with its own bar.
The Snug - a reception room near the bedrooms with a Moorish bench, and collection of religious icons
Master - double with own direct access to terrace and large en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 - twin with own direct access to terrace and large en-suite shower room
Bedroom 3 - single
Bedroom 4 - double
Bedroom 5 - double
Bedroom 6 - Family Room - large room with one double and two singles, and woodburner
Bedroom 7 - Double - directly en-suite
Bathrooms - There are a generous 6 bathrooms to the 7 bedrooms. Nobody is far from a bathroom. All the bathrooms are of a generous size and contain toilet, bidet, washbasin and shower.
Endless spa pool - Heated 01 October > 31 Marc, but available all year. The pool is a top-of-the-range spa pool with spa jets and pumps so you can swim against the current (if desired). Has lighting. Children must be supervised. It is possible to use as a standard pool, without the jets and pumps (recommended for children).
Various outdoor eating areas including one large table and outdoor cooking grill for al-fresco dining.
Spa Hot Tub - a large 6 seater (one lounger) hot tub spa with 60 jets. Good quality, imported from USA. Great mountain views.
Garden terraces including several outdoor eating areas with seating and tables, sun-loungers, and a large grill for outdoor cooking.
Parking for 7 cars.
Interaction with guests
The housekeeper for La Veranda lives just 4 doors away and speaks English, French, Polish and Spanish.
Other things to note
Local 'adventure' firms can organise days out paintballing the in the mountain forests, on treetop 'zipwires', archery, 4x4 off-road treks, guided mountain walking, caving and minibus 'cultural' tours. Kids will love the sense of freedom (they can roam freely from the house, exploring the caves etc), the pools and the forest adventure park, or (if they wish) feeding the goats and horses with our housekeeper, Monique.
Adults must take responsibility for children around the pool, hot tub and garden terraces.
Pets are welcome but never on beds or sofas
Smoking is not permitted in any of our properties.
You have exclusive use of the hot tub though on occasion the pool is shared with one other much smaller neighbouring property.
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I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.
I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.
My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.