A fortified mountain town declared a national monument, which dominates the vast scorched plain below, giving spectacular views and an amazing sense of history in its whitewashed alleys and squares.
Numero 6 Calle Castillo is a series of original rooms radiating off an inner courtyard and a garden with vine, orange tree and a small pool to temper the unforgiving summer sun. Sleeping 6 to 7 in four bedrooms it is a charismatic, rambling old house with stone floors and beamed ceilings, a cave and a well. There is now a new additional double room at the top with en suite shower that opens directly onto the roof terrace; which means that the house can now accommodate 8 persons, There is also a kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, bathroom and shower room, a dining room and living room complete with television, wi fi, dvd and books. All of it decorated in a style befitting its origins. Enjoy the evening sunset on the roof terrace with distant views out to Africa. Due to there being steep outside stairs and a roof terrace, plus no way to close off the pool, the house is not really recommended for toddlers and very young children.
Also as the weather cannot be guaranteed please be aware that before May and after August, there may be some rain. The house is not centrally heated as its built from the 12C and is grade 1 listed and although we have plug in radiators, and 2 woodturning stoves it is essentially a very old house that we have tried to preserve and restore, but like any old house can suffer from the odd leak or draught in heavy rain. we would advise that if you are seeking warmer climates during these times, to be aware of this. However, it can be sunny and bright and around 20C even in Nov Dec, Mar and April.
But the real joy of the place is that it puts you in the heart of this genuinely welcoming community, in the most fascinating part of southern Spain. This area has not been spoilt by tourism, is authentic and atmospheric with vast areas of virgin national park.