Selfcatering in style. Experience Andalucian countrylife in a very comfortable, rustic-elegant village house and enjoy the original, solarheated jacuzzi-pool set in a cave.
From the road you come into a patio, from where you enter La Estrella.The whole lower floor is open plan. First you come into the fully equipped kitchen part which is kept in a very pleasant green.It goes over into a cozy and comfortable eating and livingarea with a wooden beamed ceiling with reeds.Everything here,as well as in the entire house throughout is very comfortably furnished,with made-to-meassure furniture from the carpenter and with lighting that enhances the rustic and cozy feel of the place.In the cooler month you might want to cuddle up in front of the glasswindowed woodburner. We also offer SAT TV and a CD player/radio.The floors are of local terracotta.Thanks to a watersoftener the water is nice and soft.
The bedrooms are upstairs.The masterbedroom is kept in a cooling blue and has wooden beamed ceilings.A small step leads up into an alcove, where you find a singlebed,this joining room can be closed off with a thick curtain.In this annex we set an antique stained glass window,which goes out into the landing of the starircase in order to give everything more light and that mentioned flow.This bedroom goes into the attached bathroom, which in fact is also attached to the other bedroom with a separate door.The 2nd bedroom is kept in an old pink,has a doublebed and a door goes out to a balcony from which you can overlook the patio and the cave-jacuzzi.The mattresses and bedding are of high quality. In summer we provide fans and hang mosquito netting over the beds to guarantee ahealthy and peaceful sleep.
This in a cooling blue painted bathroom can be entered from both bedrooms.It has 2 windows and is therefore very bright.Like the whole house so it too has a wooden beamed ceiling with reeds and a terracottafloor the tiles match the paint and are blue and white with terracotta insets.The shower is with 90x90 big and has a integrated shelf for all the showerutensils.The sink is set into black slate and has a lot of space aound it,into the mirror above reach some riverstones, which give it a special touch.Of course we provide towels.The 2nd bathroom is off the patio and is shared with the guests of El Sol.Here you also find the washingmachine,an iron and ironing board.
Surrounding countryside, village and La Cueva
The 3 Guajar-villages, of which Faragüit is the biggest, are nestled in a very fertile and green valley,surrounded by mountains.Sometimes the Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyaplantations reach up to the top of these mountains.The Moors left behind the acequias(wateringchannels) that criss cross the valley and thanks to which it is so wonderfully fertile.These white Andalucian villages have actually been overlooked by tourism despite their proximity to the sea.Down to the coast,the beach and the next golfcourse it is 20mins,to Granada 1hr.,to the skislopes 11/2 hrs. and to the Alpujarras 45mins.Faragüit offers everything you might need,a colourful weekly market on Saturdays,a bar/restaurant with good homecooking from the area,a bank/ATM,a few bakeries,supermarket,doctor,faramcy , besides traders that offer veggies, fruit and fresh fish from their cars.La Cueva is situated in a carfree alleyway and therefore very quiet.You can park as near as 200m away.
Approaching La Cueva you already feel the special flair of the place!The whole property has a certain flow,a matching colourcombination,reoccurring decorations,cozy corners and lots of light.Entering from the alleyway you come into a cool and cozy patio with 2 Moorish sittingcorners and lovely well scented plants,all kept in a pleasant tone of terracotta.The house consists of La Estrella and El Sol,both share the patio with its Moorish sittingcorners,from here some steps lead up to the cave into which we set a refreshing , solarheated Jacuzzi with its waterfall.Next to it we converted an old stable into another showerroom with toilet,sink and washingmachine.A spiral staircase leads up to the roof top terrace(100m2) with amazing views over the whole village that´s surrounded by the Guajar mountains.Here you find 2 shady pergolas with more Moorishsittingcorners,deckchairs,sunumbrellas,hammocks and a BBQ.
Where to go, What to do
This somehow overlooked little jewel offers something for everybody.Away from the tourist hussle-buzzle on the coast, you take a dip into rural Andalucia,here you will experience how time seems to have stood still.Swing in the hammock and soak up the village noises,the mules that go past a few times daily or Jacinto the local fishmonger as he shouts “VAAMOOOS PECAAOOOO”(come and buy fish) or the veggieseller “ NIÑA PAPAS..”.Or take a refreshing dip in the cave Jacuzzi a very original place to while a day away.In the evening take your favorite drink,sit up on the terrace and watch the moon rise or set or on moonless nights explore the milkyway or count the shooting stars, always with a secret wish.Or visit us over at La Rueda for a chat and some coffee and cake.This place is a idyllic as it sounds!
Directly from the house start short and also longer walks to explore the local mountains.A bit further on you will pass through a small gorge and then come to Guajar Alto, the smallest of the 3 Guajar villages.Wander along the different muletracks past and through meditarrenean Olive-Orange-Avocado and Chirimoyagroves.Enjoy the almond blossom that starts in February and succumb to the perfume of the orangeblossom(El Azahar) in March.Watch the farmers in the plantingseason or at harvesttime.The nearest beach is 20 mins away and a little bit further you will find still rather untouched and romantic coves.Granada with its famous Alhambra,its charming,Moorish Albayzin and its quaint old town is only 1 hr away.The cozy and original villages of the Alpujarra with its cristalclear streams,refreshing riverpools and the snowcovered 3000m mountains always invite you to hike and explore and are only 45 mins away.Come,relax and enjoy!!