Self-catering Cottages | Andalucia | Aracena | near Seville | holiday cottages | with pool
Find out more about the self-catering cottages at our Bed & Breakfast near Aracena, Seville, Andalucia, Spain in the Sierra de Aracena National Park. Set amongst a chestnut and cork-oak forest we operate as a family B&B and self-catering holiday cottages. We run cookery courses, photography courses, creative writing retreats and fitness retreats. Hiking trails and stunning views.
Holiday cottages near Aracena, southern Spain. Holiday lets with pool. Private holiday cottages with pool near Seville.
Our holiday cottages are perfectly situated in the grounds of our estate, in the middle of the Sierra de Aracena National Park. Peacefully secluded, yet minutes from local Andalucian pueblos and only 75 minutes from Seville.
We have two completely separate self-catering cottages in the grounds. Each has its own small private pool. Cottages sleep 4 and have well equipped kitchens, with electric ovens and gas hobs. In the local market town there is a good supermarket, with an excellent fish counter (8-10 mins by car). There is also an excellent fishmonger, butcher and baker.
In all our houses we provide a list of recommended local eating places and shops, as well as information on fiestas and ferias.
You are welcome at certain times of year to book in for dinner at the main house, subject to availability. Jeannie has cooked and catered in Hong Kong, London and Edinburgh before coming to Spain 30 years ago. She will serve you wonderful Mediterranean food, well prepared. Her recipes are available in our cookbook.
La Casita de Platero Self-catering Cottage
This used to be the old stable where Platero, our donkey lived. When a neighbour bought him from us to keep his other donkeys company, we converted his stable and loft into a lovely holiday house. Outside the house there is an orchard meadow with old apple trees and fig trees. We sometimes have the sheep nearby and you will hear the tinkle of their bells as they graze. There is a high stone wall around the pool and garden area. An old mule trail runs from behind the house, providing a convenient track for walkers, linking you to Los Marines (20 Mins) or Fuenteheridos (40 mins) two charmingly typical white-washed pueblos.
There is a small private swimming pool (3m x 5m) which is perfect for cooling off on those hot lazy summer days.
La Casita de Platero has a good 3G mobile signal, and you will find an iPod dock ready to take your favourite music.
Inside the Casita de Platero, the cosy sitting room has a wood-fired stove (logs are provided) and offers comfortable chairs and sofas.
The large eat-in kitchen has a marble work-top, electric fan oven, gas hob, dishwasher, and clothes washer. There is an extendible kitchen table that seats eight, in case you feel like asking the neighbours in to eat with you!
The double bedroom has a king-size bed, and an en suite bathroom with tub/shower, handbasin and WC.
The twin room has an en suite walk-in shower, handbasin, and WC. All the bedroom furniture is handmade and hand-painted in Seville.
La Casita de Luis
La Casita de Luis is an old farm cottage, once part stable and part home. It is probably several hundred years old, built of stone and adobe, and white-washed in the typical Andalusian style. All the bedroom furniture is handmade and hand-painted in Seville. Outside the house there is an orchard meadow with old apple tree, and quince trees. We sometimes plant alfalfa there, and have the sheep nearby, so you could hear the tinkle of the sheep bells as they graze. It is a great place for bird watching and for looking at wildflowers.
The cottages has a small private swimming pool (3m x 5m) in a sunny spot to one side of the house for a refreshing plunge on a hot summer's day!
There is a stone built barbecue on the patio, perfect for alfresco lunches of grilled fish, or Iberian solomillo.
La Casita Luis has a good 3G mobile signal.
The sitting room is large and has a wood-fired stove (logs are supplied) with comfortable sofas and chairs.
The eat-in kitchen has a marble work-top, fridge/freezer, toaster, microwave cooker, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, and a clothes washer. There is an extendable kitchen table which seats eight.
There are two bedrooms. On the first floor, the twin room has an en suite bathroom with tub and walk-in shower, a handbasin, and a WC. The double room on the ground floor has an en suite, with walk-in shower, handbasin and WC. (This bedroom has a ramp access to the living room and kitchen, and also opens directly out onto the patio overlooking the quince orchard.)