Description of this holiday home in Andalusia
This former watermill from Moorish times is in the midst of nature. It’s a robust and comfortable house with thick walls that keep the heat outside and in cooler periods, keep the warmth in the house. Above the house there’s still the original wall that used to guide the water to the old millstones; the millstones are still on view in a space beside the house. On a higher terrace (so safe for little children), an ancient water basin has been transformed into a 6x6 m swimming pool, that can be used from the beginning of June until the end of September. From the swimming pool and the terrace you’ll have unobstructed views on the valley. In front of the house is a partially covered terrace with magnificent views of the valley and the Sierra de Alhamilla. At the side of the house is another terrace in the shade of a palm tree. The terrain around the house gradually merges with the sparsely vegetated landscape with almond trees, olive trees, agaves and a single palm tree and a few old cortijos (farmhouses).
Surroundings of holiday home Cortijo Los Arcos
A mountain road leads to the village of Nijar at a 3 km distance. The last 200 meters to the house are via a country road. From the house you can go for beautiful walks; e.g. walk to Nijar over a magnificent mule path, past the old watermills, or opt for a 20 minute walk to the small village of Huebro on a slightly higher level. Huebro has one bar/restaurant that serves regional dishes, such as Patates a la Pobre (potatoes with onion and long green peppers). Nijar is a charming village known for its ceramics and tapistry made in the region. From here it’s a 30 minute drive to the beaches of Cabo de Gata nature park. Half an hour by car also takes you to Almeria.
Layout of this holiday home in Andalusia
Basic but fully equipped open kitchen, lounge and dining section, a few steps up take you to the hallway with bathroom (with a bathtub, shower, toilet and washbasin) and three bedrooms; one bedroom with a double bed and two bedrooms with 2 single beds each. Extra shower room with washbasin and toilet. The swimming is away from, to the side of, the house.
• Usage of the heating will be charged separately.
• Fair warning: house is very remote, the last few kilometers the road is bumpy and rough, less experienced drivers should take this into account.
• The nearest airport is Almeria (LEI), this is a fairly small airport. Alicante airport (ALC) is 3 hours away, this also applies to Malaga (AGP).
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