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Overview

MonteMateo is an estate of 1 Hectare approx. situated in the Natural Reserve of La Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche to the north of Huelva. The property is next to Galaroza, one of the most beautiful villages in the area. Galaroza is 3 km away and Navahermosa (a tiny hamlet) is only 1km.

In Winter the climate is mild but sometimes wet with cold nights and in the Summer it is hot and dry in the daytime and cool at night. The abundant vegetation and surrounding hills make it much cooler in the Summer than in other areas of Andalusia.

The estate is situated in a sloping, sleepy valley protected from the winds and more importantly, south facing. The house, which sleeps six, is surrounded by a huge garden that comprises olive groves, cork trees, a pear orchard and various bathing pools.



the house
The two storey cottage which sleeps 6+2 is completely new and fully furnished. It comprises a dining/drawing room with fireplace, TV and stereo, a fully-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, two double bedrooms and one room with four single beds, with linen, two bathrooms (including towels), a 60 m2 veranda and a terrace.

The house has been built according to the traditional rustic style of the region using materials of the best quality – solid wooden beams, solid chestnut window frames, terracotta floor tiles and double glazing for efficient insulation.

The covered veranda is east facing – making the best of the morning sun and stunning view. The veranda terrace is beautifully paved using a typical local method found only in the sierra. The spacious terrace is south-facing and has a barbecue and a pergola which can support a vine to provide a cooling Mediterranean shade.



Amenities
The nearest village for shopping and supplies is 3 km away and the main town is only 12 km away. Seville airport can be easily reached and is only 100 km from the house, Jerez airport is 180 km or alternatively Malaga airport is 300 km. The nearest Portuguese airport is Faro and this is 150 km.

The house is connected to the mains electricity and water supply. The new Swimming pool is 6x4 Mts. with filter system. The pool is shared between the two houses

The maintenance of the Garden and swimming pool is provided by the owner.

Summary:

Country house located in a Natural Reserve, huge finca 1Ha, private garden and swimming pool, sleeps 8, great views.

Facilities

Property type: Country house

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (This house enjoys spectucular views of the Sierra de Aracena. Early morning provides a misty picture of the craggy mountain sierra while in the evening you can sit on the terrace and marvel at the stunning variety of flor and fauna.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Pets (Deposit of 50 Euros required)

Sports and activities

Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sports Center
Tennis

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 15.10.2013


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st October 2014 to 19th December 2015 None set No 7

Discounts and extras

Discounts

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Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Firewood in winter time 1st January to 31st January N/A £7.28 per night

Paid locally

Firewood in winter time 1st February to 28th February N/A £7.28 per night

Paid locally

Firewood in winter time 1st March to 31st March N/A £7.28 per night

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Firewood in winter time 1st November to 30th November N/A £7.28 per night

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Firewood in winter time 1st December to 31st December N/A £7.28 per night

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Faro (Portugal): 200km
  • Malaga: 350km
  • Jerez de la Frontera: 180km

Reviews

2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 03 June 2006
This property is absolutely great if you enjoy nature and peace. - We spent all the week outside in the pool or outside at the terrace. Could have been nice with better furnitures at the terrace! We need to warn future guests: Be aware of a little dog that lives at the property, - you are responsible for feeding and watering the poor little animal. - This is NOT a good place to stay if you dont like dogs or if you have kids who are scared of dogs !!!!! We are still wondering what happens to the animal when the house is empty? This is a discusting way of treating pets!
Owner reply:

Glad that you had a good stay. With regard to the little dog, if only you knew the whole story.This little dog was left and abandoned near the house - that is a terrible way to treat a pet. As previous guests fed the dog, so he stayed! Don´t worry he was looked after by the housekeeper and the neighbours. We have found the dog a home so he won´t be at the house anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for helping take care of the abandoned dog. Regards

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Stayed Saturday 27 May 2006
All members of our party ( 2 adults 2 children) were very happy with the property, the facilities and the location. The house is very comfortable with ample seating indoors.Hoowever the outside seating could be arranged better particularly around the pool-side in terms of seats, tables and available shade. The setting of the house is beautiful with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. In all a very relaxing house and location.

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About the owner
Owner score 81
Calendar updated: a year ago
Last logged in: 5 months ago
Located in: Spain
Joined: November 2005