A simple, traditional, Andalucian former olive growers cottage in a beautiful location in the Parque Natural de Sierra Cazorla. Set in its own olive grove below the majestic mountains, Casa Azul is a place to escape the city and relax in the natural surroundings of rural Spain. Sleeping 8 it's full of character, quirky charm and style. Great for sports enthusiasts with hiking, cycling and horse riding on your doorstep, or go explore some of the many beautiful historic towns nearby - Ubeda, Baeza, Cazorla, Castril.
Casa Azul is set in just outside the tiny village of Aldea de Cuenca near Hinojares. The mountains of the Sierras de Cazorla rise steeply behind it while the land to the south falls away into the famous olive groves of the Jaen region. This area is the biggest producer of some of the best olive oil in the world and there are a number of artisan producers nearby where you can buy delicious oils. Aldea de Cuenca is a traditional farming village - very quiet with friendly locals who like a chat. They are mostly olive farmers but there are some livestock too and if you're lucky you'll hear the lovely sound of the bells on the sheep and goats as they graze on the mountain slopes behind the house. Its also a great place for watching wildlife; Griffon Vulture and Golden Eagle will soar high above you on the mountain face while lower down in the olive groves the Hoopee Bird will go about his daily business.
The old property is simply furnished in keeping with its history. In winter it is heated by two woodburners and heaters while the thick stone walls, small windows and mountain location means it maintains a reasonable temperature during the hot summer months.
The accommodation consists of the following:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with;
Double sofa-bed and woodburning stove,
Large dining table for 8
5 ring gas hob and oven, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, granite worktop
Moroccan "snug" with sofa - a small room where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the kitchen/lounge. Great for a bit of peace and quiet!
"The Boot Room" with antique woodburning stove and rocking chair
Utility Room with washing machine, sink, iron and drying rack.
Bathroom - with shower, basin and wc
Master bedroom - antique double bed plus single bed, ensuite shower room,
Bedroom 2 - large room with 4 single beds
Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
Parking for 5+ cars
Stone terrace with inbuilt BBQ
Terraced olive grove and fruit trees
Dining table and chairs for 6
4 x lounge chairs
The place is your own for the duration of your stay so along with the entire house you've got the outside terrace and olive grove to call home. This is not a holiday complex, it is, and feels like a real home.