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Cortijo Hoya Grande - rural tranquility
Cortijo Hoya Grande - rural tranquility
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
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A chance to escape from everything...

No TV, no internet, no noise, just a beautiful environment with a warm welcome in an outstanding area of the Sierra Nevada natural park (limited electricity via generator).

Incredible walking, mountain biking, horse-riding or simply the opportunity to relax in a tranquil spot with a good book.

The owners built/renovated the property in 2006 and have lived here comfortably since then.

This is possibly your best chance to escape from almost everything!

The space

The cortijo is approximately 20 minutes' drive from Guejar Sierra (3km of mountain dirt road) and lies on the 1500 metre contour line. Full route and access details will be made available on enquiry.

We are in a remote location with limited electricity (petrol generator). There is a good mobile signal with occasional 3G for the less technologically independent.

We are animal lovers and have several dogs and cats, mostly rescued. Whilst we do allow pets as a general rule, please confirm with us beforehand that our property will be the right fit for your pet, and vice versa...

Staying at the cortijo is like stepping back into a bygone, simpler way of life - it can feel a little weird:)

Guest access

Access to tea and coffee-making facilities. Packed lunches/dinners available on request. Organised trekking, horse-trekking and mountain biking. Musical instruments extremely welcome. Photography tuition can be arranged.

Interaction with guests

We live close by in the bunkhouse and will be available 24/7. Amount of interaction is totally dependent on the guest.

Other things to note

Due to the isolated position, certain guests have been intimidated by the approach and the inevitable critters (from spiders to wild boar!). Potential guests would benefit from a mildly adventurous spirit:)

Free parking on premise
Indoor Fireplace

Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM

Due to the unique location of the property:
No non-organic material in the toilet.
Please be aware of the huge fire hazard - no naked flames.
Strictly no illegal drugs.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight of stairs to bedrooms/bathrooms
Pet(s) live on property - Dogs and cats living away from the main house
Amenity limitations - Limited electricity (petrol generator). No wifi. Limited water pressure.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Martin User Profile
October 2017
There are many reasons to choose an Airbnb, and this place ticks "beautiful views", "great mountain walks", "spacious accommodation", "relaxing and quiet environment", and "great for animal lovers" — among others. However, the most wonderful thing about Airbnb is when you get to meet hosts as great as Rosie and Graham, who are the most diligent and hospitable I have met in my many stays around the world. May all their future guests be equally as charming as they are!

Louise User Profile
August 2017
I'd had the pleasure of visiting this amazing place and meeting Rosie many years ago and was excited to return for a stay. It was just as incredible as I remembered but far more accessible and with many more comforts. The location is just amazing - you are so high up you feel like you can touch the clouds and the views down the valley and across the mountains are stunning. If you want to get away from the noise, breathe, relax and just 'be' then this is the place to go. Not my thing but for the sports-minded it’s also a great base for hiking, horse-riding and cycling. And, despite the remoteness, it's surprisingly easy and quick to get there. In the past we'd driven up a very rocky, dusty road but now most of the road is regular tarmac and there's just a short stretch up the hill and to the house that is still a bit bumpy. However, this is still accessible in a regular car (unlike some out of the 'out-of-the-way' places I've been where I've had to abandon the car for fear of damage)! As with anywhere remote, do follow the directions carefully as there aren't many signs. However, there is now a phone signal in the area so you can always call to check you're on the right path. Rosie was super helpful pre-arrival and her instructions were spot on. The house is rustic in style and has everything you need. There’s a large kitchen/diner, a separate lounge and two bedrooms upstairs, each with an en-suite. The larger bedroom has high, wooden ceilings and it's own sitting area. The beds were very clean and comfortable and towels and toiletries were provided. There were just two of us but the house could accommodate far more people. A spare torch is always handy as there isn't mains electric and the moonlight only goes so far. We thought it might be really hard to survive without electric - no fridge, no chargers, and no microwave! - but Rosie made suggestions of what to bring and has made a cold cupboard, has battery phone chargers and torches, etc. to hand. There is a gas cooker and running hot water so we were able to cook meals and were happy to sit quietly and read by lantern-light before bed. If you want to do more than while away the time under a cherry tree then there are the mountains all around you to explore – a short walk from the house we saw the three highest peaks in mainland Spain. Rosie agreed to let us take our dog and she had a great time exploring with us. There are dogs at the farm but they are all house dogs and well trained and ours played with them happily. They don't live near the house so we didn't experience any noise and weren't bothered by them. I'd definitely recommend a stay here to get away and recharge. The air is...

Seb User Profile
July 2017
A truly magical stay. Breathtaking views which I cannot begin to describe. The warmest of welcomes, lovely rooms. My only reservation was the vertigo which got the better of me on the way up the mountain, but it was so, so worth a few moments of anxiety. Wonderful walks with unspoilt views in every direction. An enchanting few days.

Laura User Profile
October 2017
Staying at Cortijo Hoya Grande was the most beautiful escape into the stunning surroundings of the Sierra Nevada. Away from hectic cities, with limited access to internet or electricity, we were able to completely immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the house and its location. The house has a great, large kitchen with everything you need. The wooden roof of the master bedroom, big windows and its ensuite bathroom including big bathtub create an extremely cosy atmosphere. Every evening we sat on the bench in front of the house, watching the sunset over the stunning view down the valley in between the mountains. Stunning hiking trails from the house with views on the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada or into the big mountains themselves. Rosie and Graham are truly the most warm, welcoming and helpful hosts we've ever encountered, who will make you feel right at home. You don't want to miss this place!

Güéjar Sierra, SpainJoined in May 2017
Rosie User Profile

Graham, my husband, and I are country bumpkins at heart... though Graham has an energy and dynamism that means he's, in his own words, a jack of all trades, with interests including photography, sailing, carpentry and computer stuff (I think that's the technical term). I'm more of the steadying influence type, enjoying listening to audio books whilst I work, reading, movies (bizarrely a bit of a zombie movie freak) and above all collecting stray dogs...

We moved to the Spain 12 years ago, then bought Cortijo Hoya Grande 10 years ago, and have been living there since then, with a steep learning curve on life in the Spanish countryside... It's been emotional...!

We both enjoy our solitude, but equally enjoy meeting new people and sharing our ridiculously beautiful area with them.

Our motto is expect the unexpected. On so many levels...!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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