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The local area around Aracena is special. The mountains of the Sierra are all around and the pantano or lake adds to the scenery. The countryside is exquisite and for those who love Spain, the special qualities of the area wll not be missed. There are short, medium and long walks, easy, hard and testing walks, but all take you into the Sierras and end with a local tapas! We have walked many Senderos (mostly old mule trails) across the hills, where the black pigs stroll through the oak trees behind the drystone walls and you can reach up and pick the fresh figs.Or if you prefer, take a half or full day horse ride through the mountains, its great fun. In the villages family run bars offer freshly prepared tasty Spanish meals and snacks. In our village there are 7 small bars which serve the best local pork you will have ever tasted as well as home grown salads and vegetarian tapas.So take a flight to Seville from . London Gatwick or Stansted and Dublin, to Faro or Malaga from London, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands or Liverpool or Jerez with Ryanair, and you can enjoy the best of rural Spain in just a few hours.
We love Spain and want to ensure you cannot wait to return.
In July and August we offer the opportunity of having breakfast and dinner in your cottage - traditional fresh Spanish food, with a small choice of dinner 5 days a week. You can even learn how to cook typical Spanish food. Please see further details below

Where to go
Aracena is a small provincial town with the obligatory town square where you can sip coffee or something stronger and watch the world slip by timelessly. There is a superb castle on the top of the hill and the grutas or caves underground. Or take a trip to Seville and you will find you will not have enough time to see the city. The cathedral, the third largest in the world is breathtaking and a ride around the city in a horse drawn cart will take you to the Plaza de Espana and through beautiful gardens in the city centre. Isla Magica is a fun trip for adults and children alike. AND you can shop till you dro p......! Or with your car, take the time to travel the Sierras and find small unspoilt villages where the locals are friendly and the tapas so fresh and tasty.

Where to eat and drink.

Eating in

July and August – real opportunity to enjoy real Spanish cooking

If you want to relax and forget about cooking and washing up during your stay here in rural Spain, why not take advantage of eating quality Spanish food in your own cottage. In July and August we are offering you the opportunity of inclusive daily Spanish breakfast and evening meals for five nights of a week. Freshly cooked from all fresh ingredients prepared in traditional the Spanish style. The local pork here is amazing and tastes and looks more like good quality beef than the pork you are able to buy in the rest of Europe. Each pig in our region lives wild among the tall cork acorn trees and roots around for the abundant acorns that give them their unique flavour. Or try the famous tortilla made with fresh vegetables and truly free range eggs. Each night you will be offered a small choice of alternative Spanish dishes, served with local bread, free from additives and freshly grown salad.

Sample Menu

Solomio in whiskey – a juicy pork fillet marinated in whiskey, garlic and thyme and served on a bed of caramelised apple, accompanied by tomato, onion and oregano salad and Spanish potatoes

Or perhaps

Gambas en ajo – fresh large prawns seasoned and cooked in garlic butter, served with fresh green salad and Spanish omelette

Or even

Berejenas San Jacobo – A speciality aubergine or eggplant dish cooked with goats cheese and local jamon. (Jamon can be omitted for vegetarians). This dish is particularly tasty with home made tomato salsa and roasted potatoes Spanish style.

All topped off with custard fruit or perhaps Spanish rice pudding

You choose which menu and which days you would like to sit back and have dinner prepared just for you. We can handle most dietary needs, so just let us know in advance what you prefer or perhaps would like to try.

The cost of renting the house and enjoying the catering for any week in July and August is £400 for two people and £470 for three people.

Eating Out
Corteconcepcion has 7 bars and three restaurants as well as two small supermarkets. The food in one of the restaurants is to die for and there is another restaurant on the road to Corteconcepcion that is only open at weekends and is always packed to the gunnells. The region around Aracena is famous for the black jamon which is exported worldwide. Cured and sold in the village you really must try some and you'll never be satisfied with ham slices again.
Aracena has many varied and reasonably priced tapas bars as well as some sensational restaurants for secial occasions.
The choice in Seville is outstanding but we can give you good recommendations.


A truly rural holiday in the hills of the Sierra de Aracena. Great food, stunning scenery, fabulous walking trails, friendly locals and bars. and a beautiful fully equipped village cottage. Just relax


Property type: Village house

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed, 1 cot
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning - Throughout property
Open fire
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Shared garden


Suitable for
Pets (Please provide description of pets before booking is confirmed)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
8th January 2016 to 31st May 2016 4
8th January 2017 to 31st May 2017 4
8th January 2018 to 30th April 2018 4

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 30th April 28 Days 10%
1st October to 31st December 28 Days 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st July to 30th September 20 Days 15%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 28 Days 15%


Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Energy costs All year usage

Paid locally

Wood for wood burner All year N/A £25.00 per week

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 0.02km
  • Nearest restaurant: 20m
  • Nearest supermarket: 7km
  • Faro Airport: 135km
  • Malaga Airport: 180km
  • Seville Train station: 85km
  • Aracena: 7km
  • Granada: 200km
  • Jerez: 90km
  • Malaga: 180km
  • Faro: 135km
  • Seville: 85km


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28 out of 28 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 16 August 2014 with Family
Outstanding property in an outstanding unspoilt part of Spain. Tremendous hosts who became family friends by the end of the holiday.
Stayed Tuesday 17 September 2013 with Couple
Spent an amazing week in this idyllic corner of Spain. Fran and Mike are just the best hosts ever and their little cottage is the most wonderful place to stay. If you want to chill out and slow down the pace of life here is where you need to be. Thanks Fran and Mike for your help and advice, we arrived as strangers and left as friends. Look forward to coming back again soon.
Stayed Tuesday 11 October 2011
The owners went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible, meeting us on arrival with cold beer/wine and providing some basic groceries and fresh veg from their own garden, as well as excellent advice and information on how best to explore the area. The accommodation is full of character, and is fitted and decorated to a good quality standard. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival. We stayed 3 nights in October 2011, paying just £125 which I considered to be outstanding value for money. It makes a perfect base to explore the local area.
Stayed Monday 05 April 2010
So many good reviews have gone before it is difficult to find something new to add. I would describe Fran & Mike as the perfect hosts. The property is very comfortable. The food in the area is wonderful, especially the local pork which is a must try. The scenery is outstanding. The weather is warm. There is some splendid wildlife and lovely walks. I guess you could say what more do you want. Clearly not for those who want partying and nightlife. But if you like good, healthy living and the outdoors this is superb. This is a part of Spain that the tourists seldom see and is described as the real Spain. So different to the vision of crowded beaches and drunken louts. So refreshing to see such contented and friendly people who stick to their traditional values. If you want to understand Spain this is a good place to be and Fran & Mike will help a lot to increase your understanding. In summary I had a wonderful time and have already booked to go again.
Stayed Monday 07 September 2009
This was exactly what we were looking for. A chance to discover "real" Spain, not somewhere where everything is the same as at home but the sun shines. The actual property was larger than it appears in the photos and the quality of the equipment was great. The hosts (Fran and Mike) were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother. The Spanish lessons were a big help The village is great, you will receive a wonderful welcome from the locals, especially if you try to speak Spanish. Walking around the national park you can go through the whole day and only meet one or two people. If you want nightclubs, John Smiths, Fosters, and a fast pace of life this is not the location for you.
Stayed Sunday 21 December 2008
A wonderful property in a wonderful town. The owners were more than hospitable and we really enjoyed the insights into the area which they provided. We look forward to returning to Evaristo Perez someday soon!
Stayed Saturday 16 August 2008
Lovely area very helpful owners. ideal base to explore and the food in area delicious. Property very interesting. Drive is easy and relaxing but car is essential. Real Spain
Stayed Monday 31 July 2006
Our stay at Evaristo Perez was part of a driving tour which took in stays in Granada, Seville and the Algarve. A hectic and wonderful time, but this part of the holiday was specifically designed to chill out - relax, read, catch the sun and do very little. Evaristo Perez was just right - we became reclusive and it was wonderful! Fran and Mike were perfect hosts - always concerned that everything was ok, always helpful and never intrusive. When we did venture out, we used the base to visit Cordoba and Jerez, plus the immediate countryside and the house was the perfect place to return. We would unreservedly recommend this property and hope one day that we might return.
Stayed Saturday 03 June 2006
Fran & Mike (the owners) were GREAT. (Sorry guys that this took so long to write - Sue's fault). It was everything we wanted, peace, quite, great comfort, no other English speakers, fantastic location and all capped off with great company. We miss Scooby Doo - the greatest dog in the world (we took him for a walk every night through the olive groves and finished off with a long cool beer at the bar on the entry to the village - forgot its name), fats - the fattest, laziest cat in the world and the others we also miss. Fran and Mike took us and introduced us to the locals in the main bar on the first night and finished our week with a barbecue (top stuff mike). The Sierra is a must see in your life time, and this is IDEAL to set off from. We highly recommend and hope to get back. Ah well Fran, back to the football.............
Stayed Wednesday 01 February 2006
We were fortunate to spend all of February in Evaristo Perez.All aspects greatly exceeded our expectations. The property was much more spacious than we thought from the web site and absolutely everything we could want had been provided. The welcome basket was especially appreciated after a long journey.Fran and Mike, our Hosts, were very special people and always available to ensure that we got the most from the very friendly village and the amazing range of entrancing walks. Many thanks to them.We would love to return at some stage.
Stayed Monday 05 December 2005
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Evaristo Perez. The property was spacious and very clean with everything you could want provided. Our hosts, Mike and Fran, were very helpful and friendly and we could not have asked for better accommodation. We would highly recommend this property for staying in 'real' Spain.
Stayed Monday 29 August 2005
We had a fantastic week at Evaristo Perez. The house exceeded our expectations and Fran and Mike were fantastic, friendly and really helpful. They provided us with loads of information about the local area and activities both before we arrived and during our stay. As a result we managed to go hiking and horseriding. We also managed several trips to the nearby lake and a day at the coast. In addition their tips for food in the local village were great! This is a beautiful, undiscovered bit of Spain and we'd definetly visit again.
Stayed Tuesday 07 June 2005
Superb, absolute value for money. Great part of Spain. Fran and Mike were brilliant. We hope to be back next year!
Stayed Saturday 30 April 2005
Old property re-designed to be modern, spacious and airy but still retaining the charm of its original features. Very well equipped, including access to books and DVDs. Totally private, yet within the village. Friendly owners who will give you any help you need. Excellent tapas served by several bars in the village. Wonderful walking in the immediate vicinity and around Aracena.
excellent accomodation both Fran and Mike made us feel very welcome, very friendly village, perfect area to stay and relax, could not ask for anymore. thank you to Fran and Mike for making our whort time with them so enjoyable.
Property better than photographs. Area beautiful. Hosts supurb...what more could you want for a fantastic holiday
The people of the village and the surrounding area were warm and friendly during our visit. The owners of the villa were as well! The villa is quiet, relaxing and very clean. The location is idyllic yet offered plenty to see and explore. The long walks on the beautiful senderos were especially charming. Highly recommended for those who are wary of "touristy" spots :)
Set in a beatiful, unspoilt village, the house is very well equipped and finished to a high standard. Easy to get to from Seville, all you need can be found in the village. Mike and Fran - the owners - make you feel more like you are staying with old friends, and their knowledge of the area and people is invaluable and freely given. We will definitely return!
Wonderful house, Mike & Fran are excelent hosts, the village is interesting, the local bar is very friendly, the other bars are local. What little walking we did was great. Would recomend it to anyone who wants to get away from it.
We enjoyed our stay at Evaristo Perez very much. The apartment was very comfortable and spacious. We loved the surroundings and the people in the village were absolutely nice to us. Last but not least, the owners of the property, Fran and Mike did make us feel at home from the instant we arrived. Definitely a place to come back to.
The Aracena region is a really beautiful part of Spain, and no.12 is a little gem within it. Mike and Fran are the perfect hosts - not at all intrusive, but there when you want something and really make you feel as if you've known them and their Spanish friends for years. So, thankyou Fran and Mike for a lovely week - see you again next year. Cheers. Kate and Graham wit a slight delay from March 2007:-)
We couldn't have asked for a nicer holiday. Not only was this place a piece of heaven but our hosts Fran and Mike were wonderful! If you have been lucky enough to come across this property, book it now, you'll have an amazing time and will discover a beautiful place that you can return to time and time again.
Very nice, clean, well presented, spacious and excellent value for money. Particularly good: great location in a rural part of the country, proper Spain! Fantastic hosts - exceptionally helpful and welcoming yet not intrusive. Not so great: on a town street, so sometimes a bit noisy; it's pretty high up, so when the nights are clear in winter it gets cold - well below freezing! Must be fantastic (i.e. spared the excessive heat) in summer!
The property was excellent value for money.Fran & Mike have thought of everything you would possibly want in a self catering property down to the very last detail. We felt we were treated more like friends than clients,given good information about the area taken on walks,social evenings within the villageand the wonderful barbeque you held for us to finish our holiday week off, all this sums up what very kind& generous couple Fran & Mike are,we will certainly return especially to see Scoobs Fats & co!
Very well equipped, comfortable, very spacious and cool. An excellent patio area as well.
Hola! Thanks guys! We had a great week. Sue was upset at the airport (saville) that we were leaving............Me, get me to the carling !!!!!! Fran, thank you. Mike, cheers. We had a, fantastic, break. And envy you. I (we) could go on and on, but the key was and is chill. We will be back. You have taught us both loads. Please, Please say hello to the village for us. Please say that 'us dirty english' are learning other ways - bit by bit. I fully entend to learn Spainish so Sue gets the right tablets..................................................... Find attached photots. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Tried to send photos, but I dont think I can send????? What address should I send to?
Lovely accomodation for a couple in a pleasant small village. Very friendly, helpful owners.
A very nice property with very friendly owners. We had a great week staying in the village of Corteconcepcion and would definitely be keen to visit again.
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Stayed 22 Mar 2005
Location is perfect if you want to be in heart of Spain, house-owners are nice and generous, we were as in our own house thanks to them. I will definetly recomend it to all who want to know what Spain is about!
Had a great time, the description of the property did not do it justice. The little extras really made it for us, the welcome basket, the dvds, the books and the charming terraced area and BBQ were used almost nightly. Will definitely come again.


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