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A cosy cave with a sunny garden "Cueva Oliva"

SuperhostGuadix, Andalucía, Spain
Cave hosted by Julian
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 bathrooms
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Outside our cave house, 'Cueva Oliva', there is a lovely terrace with olive trees and grape vines. Inside there are two bedrooms - one double and one twin - as well as a full kitchen, sitting room with open fire and a bathroom with shower.

The space
Cave homes are a traditional feature of the amazing town of Guadix, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Today hundreds of people still live in them, enjoying cool in summer and warmth in winter. Our lovely cave combines this tradition with modern features, including a full kitchen with dishwasher, a bright bathroom with shower.

This cave is next door to the one listed as 'Subterranean style & sweeping views' and if you are a large group you could book both for more space.

It has a beautiful large outside terrace, with bbq and garden. Inside there is a bright room with a dining table, a separate sitting room with log fire, a well-equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Guest access
Guests can use the full space and enjoy the views and tranquility of the outside space.

Other things to note
We have wifi in some rooms in the cave and outside,

There is a good 3G mobile signal outside caves and you can find bars and restaurants in town with wifi too.

We supply an initial basket of wood, if you wish to use the fire and there are electric heaters too for winters. Caves are naturally cool in summer and warm in winter.

Licence number
VTAR/GR/01737
Outside our cave house, 'Cueva Oliva', there is a lovely terrace with olive trees and grape vines. Inside there are two bedrooms - one double and one twin - as well as a full kitchen, sitting room with open fire and a bathroom with shower.

The space
Cave homes are a traditional feature of the amazing town of Guadix, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Today hundreds of people still…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Iron
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Essentials
Heating
TV

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Guadix, Andalucía, Spain

There's nowhere else quite like this on the planet - in a good way. The cave district of Guadix overlooks this historic town and is slowly being discovered by adventurous visitors like you. Our neighbours are friendly and there are lovely local places to eat. Beaches, mountain walks and the city of Granada are all an easy drive away.

As Matthew Parris wrote in The Times about this cave (URL HIDDEN) has acquired refurbished bedrooms, wood for a fire whose chimney pokes from the hilltop above, a quarry-tiled floor, a washing machine and a coat of whitewash.

We look out over a kind of badlands, a moonscape of dry clay hills, grotesquely eroded by time. Our cave stands among a veritable honeycomb of inhabited burrows, above a hot, dry, once-Moorish town called Guadix, on the lower slopes of the snow-flecked Sierra Nevada. The town bakes under by the pitiless stare of a July sun.

But our burrow is cool. You know why, in theory: only a few metres into the Earth’s crust the temperature is fairly constant, warmer in winter and colder in summer. In practice the effect is astonishing. In our little bunker-bedrooms we need quilts; step out on to the hillside and you’re hit by a wall of heat and blinded by the light'
There's nowhere else quite like this on the planet - in a good way. The cave district of Guadix overlooks this historic town and is slowly being discovered by adventurous visitors like you. Our neighbours are f…

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Joined in August 2014
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Mónica, who looks after the caves and speaks good English, will meet visitors and is happy to answer any questions. I'm mostly in the UK and happy to help with questions - but Mónica will respond to messages from this site.
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