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Andalucia, Spain  (# 19943)
 Traditional very private country Cortijo for rent
  Andalucia vacation rentals Property ID 19943  

Major City: Almeria
Distance: >100 km

Type:   House
Area: Mountain

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 20
Baths: 2
Size: 250 Sq M

Internet: No
Pets OK: Yes
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Cortijo Rio Claro with mt. Muela to the side

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Name: Nick & Claire Gill

Phone: +34 669 172761 (Mbl) or +34 950 068048 (Hm)

Languages: English + hablamos un poco de Español

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VacationsFRBO Member Since: 2006-10-23

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Cortijo "Rio Claro" (River Clear) is set within the "Sierra Maria -
Los Vélez Parque Natural" in Andalucia, with stunning views over the
mountains "Mahimon" and "Muelar". It is only 3kms from Vélez Blanco
yet the locals call it tranquilo due to its private and secluded

The house is set in the ideal location for either an adventure or
totally relaxing holiday vacation for eco-friendly tourists. Guests
are "spoilt for choice" with walking, cycling, endless scenes for
painting, and naturalists have an abundance of wildlife including
regular visits overhead from Golden Eagles and Griffon Vultures
(flock of 78 maximum seen so far!). There are even walks to the tops
of both the mountains mentioned above from where you can see
hundreds of square miles and as far as the Sierra Nevada mountain

The view whilst relaxing on the terrace in front of the cortijo is
breathtaking and unspoilt. In fact, although there are some 5 or 6
local Spanish living nearby, only one other house is actually
visible from the cortijo! Sit on the terrace of an evening and gaze
at the Milky Way whilst listening to the sounds of Cicadas and, in
the spring, Frogs from the stream at the bottom of the grounds. In
the almond and olive groves (part of the 6 acres of land with the
property) we even regularly get Nightingales singing and Bee Eaters
frantically playing together.

Construction is traditional with exposed beams and thick stone walls
keeping the inside cooler in the summer months. The property is
divided into 2 separate and completely independant units, but is let
exclusively i.e. if your needs are such that you only require one of
the 2 parts of the cortijo, a discount is given and the other unit
IS NOT let to anyone for the duration of your stay. You will have
complete privacy.



Larger Unit 1 (3/4 bedrooms sleeping up to 13):
The left hand end of the property has its own front door leading
into the lounge/kitchen with log burner, hob unit, double sink and

The dining room/4th bedroom (double) is accessed from the lounge and
will be set prior to your arrival as per your requirements.
The large bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin
is part way up the stairs leading from the lounge.
Upstairs is bedroom 1 (double), bedroom 2 (twin/2 small doubles) and
bedroom 3 (triple + double pullout bed/settee)

Smaller Unit 2 (2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6):
The right hand end of the property has its own front door leading
into the lounge/kitchen/diner with open fireplace, hob unit, double
sink and fridge.

Bedroom 1 (double) is accessed from the lounge.
The bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin is part
way up the stairs leading from the lounge.
Upstairs is bedroom 2 (4 singles or 1 double and 2 singles).

Notes on Accommodation:
The properties are serviced by mains water, bottled Butane gas for
cooking, water heating and fridges, and Solar Power for lighting. A
power inverter is installed in each unit for laptops, mobile phone
chargers, shavers and other low power equipments. A generator is
available for larger electrical loads if required and by prior
arrangement. There is also an outside kitchen/utility room used for
Bar-B-Q equipment, extra table and chairs and an oven for guests of
unit 1.

Both units are fully prepared prior to your arrival with bed linen,
tea towels, towels etc which are changed weekly. Please bring your
own beach towels if required.



This area is mountainous and unspoilt and is there fore ideally
suited to the family who want to explore the region or who value
there privacy when on holiday. We also get a considerable number of
bookings from two or more families who want to holiday togeter but
who still value their 'own space' requirements.

The local Village of Velez Blanco has numerous restaurants and
cafe/bars along with a castle, convent and a moorish church, all
worth visiting. There is also a municipal park which is beautifully
set overlooking the Blanco Valley and has a pool, play facilities
and a restauant and bar area.



Please use the link to my personal website for full details though basically the rate varies from 400euros/week out of season for just one unit (the smaller) to 800euros per week high season for both units. There will in most cases be a breakages deposit and we require 25% payment with booking and the remainder paid 4 weeks prior to arrival.


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