A cosy cave with a sunny garden "Cueva Oliva"


Cave hosted by Julian

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 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.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Travel cot
High chair

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4.76 out of 5 stars from 177 reviews


Where you’ll be

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'

Hosted by Julian

Joined in August 2014
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During your stay

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.

Julian is a Superhost

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Pets are allowed

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