Cavehouse + WIFI nr pool at Galera

House - Entire home/apt · Calle Sevilla, Galera, Huéscar, Andalusia 18830, Spain
Greg

Traditional Andalucian cavehouse, sleeps 6, beautifully restored, with fantastic mountain views, WIFI and just a short walk to pool, restaurants, shops, cycle path etc. Two bedrooms (both en-suite), open fires, outdoor dip bath, restored 2014.

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Traditional Andalucian cavehouse, sleeps 6, beautifully restored, with fantastic mountain views, WIFI and just a short walk to pool, restaurants, shops, cycle path etc. Two bedrooms (both en-suite), open fires, outdoor dip bath, restored 2014.

The Space

Perez de Hita, Galera - a traditional Andalucian cavehouse with original features, fine mountain views in a conservation village, and c.320 days of sun a year. WIFI included free! You can walk to a swimming pool.

Just bring yourselves, food and drink. The bed is made (100% cotton linen), towels are provided, as are teatowels, a new dishcloth at every changeover, washing up liquid, liquid soap, first few toilet rolls, first basket of logs for the fire (winter months), and the kitchen is equipped. There's even free WIFI - All you need to do is relax :)

Note - my calendar is correct and 'live' - you can book in instantly, no need to ask if the calendar is correct.

There isn't much not to like about this part of Spain; fantastic and varied landscapes, friendly people, great regional food at fair prices, and weather that almost always brings a smile to your face.

Perez de Hita is in the heart of the conservation area at Galera, the most celebrated of the Andalucian cave 'towns'. The council here strictly controls development, restricting any new building, and making sure that any changes to existing houses doesn't detract from the character of the neighbourhood.

We chose Perez (over the many over-modernised cavehouses) as it retained good original C19 features such as the fireplaces and alabaster kitchen sink, and also because it was one of those houses that feels good from the moment you arrive 'home'. It sits on a very quiet dead-end road high enough up the hill to get the fine mountain views, but still close enough to walk into 'town' (some would say 'village') for lunch, wifi, or a dip in the municipal open-air pool.

Late evening arrivals are fine as we have a keycode access system.
The beauty of these caves that even in the heat of August they remain deliciously cool inside without any need for fans or air conditioning, and in winter when it snows they remain a constant 14>18 degrees even before you light the fire. Trips out will include freshwater bathing lakes, geothermal pools, many pretty towns, or to the Alhambra in Granada, which remains one of our top 5 buildings after decades of seeing the greatest architecture of the world. Perez is a simple, relaxing place to stay. It faces south so you migrate to the patio at the front and watch the colours change on the mountain landscape as the day progresses. It started life as two cavehouses, so internally you have the privacy of two 'wings' making it ideal for two couples. Why not time your holiday to coincide with one of the local fiestas?

The property is heated by two fireplaces, and additional electric heating in winter - cavehouses maintain a constant temperature year-round

Inside:

Lounge with working fireplace
Dining room with table for 6
Kitchen with working fireplace, induction hob, extractor, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, combination microwave/grill oven
Bedroom 1: Double bed, en-suite off
En-suite shower room 1: with Moroccan type shower
Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed, en-suite off
En-suite shower room 2: large shower

Outside:

Patio to front with tables to catch morning and evening sun
Ample parking for four cars

Free wifi available in several places in the village within walking distance, including bar/restaurants that open late. Pool in easy walking distance.

Pets welcome - I just ask not to allow them on the beds or sofa thanks. This is actually a great place if you have a dog as open mountain walking starts at the door.

Guest Access

Complete traditional cavehouse with patio (with outside bath) for your exclusive use. Parking.

Interaction with Guests

Very little though there is a local property manager and housekeeper.

The Neighborhood

Probably the loveliest part of Spain - many local lakes, bathing beaches, historic towns and great food. Mountain walks from the door!

Getting around

There is - buses from airports to Cullar or Huescar. However you'll probably find a car useful.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $474 /week
Monthly Price: $1761 /month
Cleaning Fee: $88
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
  • Greg was very helpful and easy to get in touch with during our stay in this cosy cavehouse. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it. Having said that, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The cave gets quite cold and there are only two small radiators (but there are also two fireplaces which help). At the moment the hob in the cave is pretty annoying. There is only one stove and it burns everything (temperature regulation is totally useless). If you are planning a weekend with eating out in the warmer months this can be a great place. However, Greg has promised to replace it later on this spring.

    There is nothing like eating breakfast with the view outside of the cave or bathing in a thermal baths in the region.

    December 2013
    Greg
    Response from Greg:

    Hi - glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for your comments. :)

    Normally I'd leave logs for the two open fires for winter stays...(but you booked last minute and arrived same afternoon which is why I gave the Euro 60 discount). I promise with the fires lit it's very snug. I will look into the induction hob (new in summer 2013).

    all the best

    December 2013
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I'm an architectural historian and founder of travel company Under the Thatch - I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays. I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales, and have written several books and TV series on archiecture in the UK. I live my partner and our dogs in Donegal, Ireland. I speak English, Welsh and Polish.
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