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Mountain Retreat - Classic Cave House In Stunning Countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Self catering 'cueva' (cave) building, set into the mountain with some rooms carved into the rock and other more conventional buildings added on. As can be seen in some of the photographs the building is above the level of the clouds in spectacular countryside.

The area is popular with hikers but car hire will be necessary but is very easy to arrange at the airport, about an hour's drive away.

The accommodation is suitable for up to 6 person groups and is located in the mountainous region of Galdar in North West Gran Canaria, a 30 minute drive from the Galdar itself which has all the energy of a traditional Spanish town with restaurants and cafes.

There are three rooms cut into the rock with a separate double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom as out buildings. Unless you're familiar with such constructions its initially hard to visualise. But an experience to relish.

In the case of the Mountain Retreat the 'rooms' are linked by a paved routeway, very like a conventional flat except the corridors are outside. One of the bedrooms is also the main living area but with two curtained bed alcoves cut into the rock (both double beds). Outside there's a separate double bedroom of modern conventional construction as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. In addition there's a dining cave, with a separate barbecue area.

Perhaps what is most memorable though is the small garden, featuring a listed Dragon tree, and the spectacular views, above the clouds.The peace is absolute. The countryside astounding. When one walks there one understands the passion of the great explorers of the past.

NB. Please do be aware though that the property is high up which means that in the Winter (November to April) temperatures are low for Gran Canaria, typically 14 degrees during the day dropping to 8 degrees at night. Inside the cave though the temperature is warmer than the outside (as it retains the mountain's heat) and there is a calor gas heater.

Prices start at just £20 per person per night and are even less when 7 nights or more are booked.

ABOUT THE REGION

NORTHERN GRAN CANARIA Northern Gran Canaria is an area steeped in history and Spanish culture. The capital is Las Palmas. The former capital was Galdar. Nothing on the island is particularly far away as Gran Canaria is only 40km across.

Attractions in the Las Palmas and Galdar include its architecture going back hundreds of years. In Galdar you have the world-famous Painted Cave discovered around 1900 and built by the island's aboriginal people before the Spanish conquest. Guided tours are available in English, German, French and Italian as well as Spanish. There some beautiful sandy beaches, secluded beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the North Atlantic is to be had at Sardina.

As well as the island's attractions there are ferries to nearby Tenerife taking as little as an hour, from Agaete which is close to Sardina (5km) and which depart every couple of hours.Probably what this area is best known for is its peace and tranquillity, its stunning scenery and views of the Ocean and the mountains, its unusual flora and fauna unique to these islands. The light makes it popular with artists and photographers. There are few tourists and English is not spoken here. It is a far cry from the bustling south.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My wife and I have been coming to this region of Gran Canaria for over 25 years. We love the area and the people. We decided to buy this property for our retirement. Our background is social work. We live in London where I am from. My wife, Trish, is from County Galway in Ireland. We are nearing retirement now.

Speaks English, Spanish

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Location

From the Owner

The views from the garden are stunning, overlooking the valley of Agaete and it's port, pine forests across the ravine and Mount Teide on Tenerife in the distance. Living and sleeping in a real cave, eating out al fresco in the garden, going trekking, visiting the villages nearby and towards the centre of the island.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Las Palmas (Gando) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saucillo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ageate at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Las Palmas at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : GC2 at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saucillo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sardina at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

GRAN CANARIA'S MOUNTAIN REGION

The cave house is located above the level of the clouds in a stunning and magical location in the village of Caideros, which has a supermarket with an ATM and the nearest bar and restaurant is 5km away in Saucillo.

What this area is best known for is its peace and tranquillity with stunning scenery and views of the Ocean and the mountains. Its flora and fauna also is unique to the islands.

There are many interesting and exciting walks and areas to explore. Information on these is to be found in the mountain region's main tourist information centre which is just 15km away from the Cave House in the town of Artenara, the island's highest town.

A taste of what the island has to offer can be found in the following video: https://youtu.be/8VpWUuChTGo

Unlike the more tourist driven South Northern Gran Canaria is steeped in history and Spanish culture. The capital is Las Palmas. Nothing on the island is particularly far away as Gran Canaria is only 40km across but a car is essential. These are very reasonably priced and can be picked up from the airport (from just 115 euros for a week).

Attractions in the Las Palmas and Galdar include its architecture going back hundreds of years. In Galdar you have the world-famous Painted Cave discovered around 1900 and built by the island's aboriginal people before the Spanish conquest. Guided tours are available in English, German, French and Italian as well as Spanish. There some beautiful sandy beaches, secluded beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the North Atlantic is to be had at Sardina.

As well as the island's attractions there are ferries to nearby Teneriffe taking as little as an hour, from Agaete which is close to Sardina (5km) and which depart every couple of hours.

The light makes it popular with artists and photographers. There are few tourists and English is not spoken here. It is a far cry from the bustling south.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£260
for 7 nights
£260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is no credit card facility at the apartment so remaining fee must be paid in cash on arrival, or by bank transfer by arrangement in advance.
Brochures with information on the local area and how to get there can be supplied on receiving booking deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Peace and tranquility, away-from-it-all, ideal for photographers, artists, country-lovers and a whole host of others too!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • forests
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is an external construction, as well as its shower there is an external shower on the terrace.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, This bedroom is in a specially built building.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, This is inside the main cave next to the main living area.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, This is inside the main cave next to the main living area.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The nearest sandy beach is at Sardina 15km away.

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