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Casa Cerretillo, Traditional Rural White House with all the Modern Luxuries

Bedrooms 3
Space 21 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House on El Cerretillo, Nr. Algarinejo, Poniente de Granada - South Facing Pool and Patios in Tranquil Location Among the Olive Hills

Casa Cerretillo is a beautifully maintained, spacious, detached rustic house, with hints of the region’s Moorish past. It is nestled on El Cerretillo with uninterrupted and stunning views of the rolling olive hills, Mount Tinosa and the village of Algarinejo. Being situated along a short track just above the road means this quiet position is easily accessible. Enter from the private driveway into fully gated south facing patio and private 10x5 metre pool with sun terrace, this is a wonderful place to feel closer to nature whilst still enjoying all the creature comforts, TV and DVD player available (NB very limited channels only available on SAT TV). Enjoy the local flora and fauna - walking, cycling, riding, birdwatching (& almond blossom appreciating!). With the historical city of Granada only 1 hour and Iznajar lake and beach 30mins away and many historic villages locally - you get the best of both worlds. This 3 bed house with separate kitchen, dining room and lounge is perfect for a romantic get-away or family holiday.

Ursula and Mark
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Ursula and Mark

Hi, I'm Ursula living in Essex, England with husband Mark, our son George, now 7 and dogs Bacco (who we rescued from Spain) and Scarlett.

Ursula and Mark purchased this house in 2004

Why Ursula and Mark chose Algarinejo

The house is actually owned by my Dad who bought the house after coming to the area and seeing the view from my old ramshackle Cortijo about 10KM away. I spent a year in Spain refurbishing it all for him and we originally conceived it as a tiny B&B retreat where I could offer my holistic treatments but the arrival of both the recession and of George 9 years ago changed our focus slightly!

I fell in love with the area because the countryside is so beautiful and has incredible views and is still so undiscovered by tourists in general.

What makes this house unique

Our guests tell us that its an instantly relaxing place and that it feels very homely - helping you to feel like you instantly belong there! You can enjoy the lovely patios and private swimming pool in the hotter months.

The house is cosy in the winter and the cooler months - with a heating system (something that most houses don't have in southern Spain) as well as a wood burning stove where you can cosy up with a good book or watch some DVDs or TV. Its also a great base for walking - just head straight out from the house, or take a short trip into the village or to the Sierra Subbetica near Priego de Cordoba - we've seen some fantastic wildlife and birds of prey there.

We're proud of our eco credentials - we were the first house in the area to get solar panels and all the hot water is providing from the panels on the roof of the house.

We love to pick the almonds, figs, apricot and olives if we're there and enjoy the almond blossom in February/March. Please feel free to pick the fruit if you're there during late summer/early autumn. Please leave the nuts as they are not edible almonds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know we had a great week at your house in Granada. It was in a beautiful location and from our experience of renting holiday homes you definitely go the extra mile to make guests feel very comfortable. We would definitely love to stay there again. Cathy and family.

The house was everything we had hoped for and more. It was very cosy and we really felt that every detail had been thought through so that we had all the essentials for a comfortable stay in self catering accommodation - really a home away from home- but in quite extraordinarily stunning surroundings and the wonderfully private pool was just perfect for us too. Rachel.

Ursula, we absolutely loved staying with you in Casa Cerretillo: the house is so authentic and beautifully restored and furnished, yet very comfortable. Your house with its lovely surrounding scenery, the local walks and the nearby white villages was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy Andalusia! - Sjoerd and Martine (from Holland).
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Algarinejo in Subbética

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 21 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Naranja Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Amatista Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Spacious bathroom with bath
    Azul Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Naranja - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom. Can also be twin. Cot on request
    Amatista - 2 Single Bed , Can also be a double bedroom. Cot on request.
    Azul - 1 Double Bed , Standard double bedroom with en-suite via private staircase
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All our rooms are simply and stylishly furnished with windows onto the south facing patio – Our guests tell us that they sleep better than they’ve ever slept before! Excellent quality bed-linen and towels are provided as well as hairdryers and basic toiletries. Green Creds: The whole house is temperature controlled using the energy saving heat-pump and fan-coil system which provides a 'natural' room temperature (Around 17-21 degrees). Plentiful hot water is provided by our solar panels (the first in our area). Children: We can provide a cot or extra bed if required. We also have highchair, baby easy chair, bottle sterilizer, infant playmat and stair gate. Please request these when making your booking. Understairs cupboard providing iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Herbs and spices provided (we kindly ask that you replace what you finish). Outside: We have a beautiful south facing walled patio planted with grapes, honeysuckle, jasmine, lavender and geraniums with seating and tables for dining and relaxing and intimate views of the olive hills across the valley. Our south facing 10x5 metres pool and sun terrace offers uninterrupted views. Sun loungers and parasols also provided. Enjoy picking the figs, pomegranates, almonds and apricots from around the house when they are in season.


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Casa Cerretillo, Traditional Rural White House with all the Modern Luxuries
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

First Class holiday, the accommodations were situated is a beautiful location with views down the valley to the local town which was situated approximately 4km away just a nice walk, The town had a good supermarket with very helpful staff, there was a number of little bars for food and drink again with very nice staff, on arrival at the accommodations we were met by Mark who took us around the property making sure we were happy, the accommodations was nice and clean and well stocked with toiletries etc, outside the pool and patio area was again very clean and tidy with plenty seating areas and a good clean BBQ for a nice relaxing holiday in a first class location would defiantly recommend this property and would have no problem returning.

John & Lyn Cumbria

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and I'm delighted that you had a wonderful time. Thanks for taking your holiday with us. We hope to welcome you back another time! Best wishes Ursula
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Lovely location with great view

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week and thoroughly enjoyed this quirky villa. There was a really nice welcome pack on arrival - always appreciated after a day of travel.

We'd definitely return for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful private villa

  • 5 of 5

The photos really dont do this villa justice - its superb. Totally private and not overlooked with amazing views.

Don't come expecting 5 star luxury but the villa is clean, tidy and totally equipped with everything you could possibly want. 3 bedrooms all ensuite is a nice touch. Much appreciated welcome pack.

The local town is lovely and very cheap. Fantastic supermarket and a great 'sell everything' shop 50 yards from it.

The local bars are old Spain. Very cheap and a plate of tapas for every round of drinks.

The villa is definitely not for the infirm. there are lots of steps about adding to its charm.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing break in middle of three week trip to inland Spain.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped house away from it all. Once stocked up with provisions enjoyed peace and tranquillity around the pool

Plenty of shade and air conditioning essential in summer heat.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in the hills, fantastic views. Village an easy drive away. Will return.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back soon! Ursula and Mark.
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Very relaxing in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at Casa Cerretillo in summer 2016. If you are looking for a holiday off the beaten track, very quiet with great views with a good pool then this is the place for you.

This is a lovely old house that has been modernised very tastefully. It is on the side of the valley, very private and not overlooked. It is superbly well equipped and presented, the bathrooms are particularly nice.

There is plenty of space to relax, whether it is by the pool or in front of the house overlooking the valley where the view is of olive trees as far as the eye can see.

The pool was fantastic, big enough to swim properly in and well maintained.

We hardly saw another person the whole time we were there, other than the chap bringing his goats in each evening!

Algarinejo is only 10 minutes drive away and has a well stocked small supermarket and several places to eat. We enjoyed La Huella and the pizza place on the main square.

We felt no need to go very far on trips because it was so relaxing at the villa. However, if you feel the urge there are several towns within 30 minutes drive and Granada is about an hour away.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Cerretillo and returning for another holiday in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Local shops, restaurants and bars, 4Km away in village of Algarinejo

Granada and the Alhambra is 60min drive away.

Priego de Cordoba is 30mins drive

The coast is 90mins away.

Iznajar lakeside beach 30mins away.


Granada Airport is 50 mins drive.

Malaga Airport is 90 mins drive.

Car hire is essential.


Algarinejo with local shops, bars and restaurants and swimming pool is 10 mins drive or 40mins walk (down hill).

Priego de Cordoba and the Sierra Subbetica (with many archaeological sites) 30-45 mins drive.

Granada city centre/Alhambra is 60 mins drive.

Cordoba with the historic Mezquita is 90 mins drive.

Malaga is 90 mins drive.

Further Details:

Algarinejo has many rural walks which are lovely ways to explore the local, undiscovered countryside. It also has 2 banks, several grocery shops, bars. There is a Saturday market and a recently opened tourist information office.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Algarinejo, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer off peak
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Off-Peak
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
During July & August our changeover day is Saturday but at other times we can be flexible. Check out on the day of departure is 10.00 am and the house is ready for guests to arrive after 4pm. But we'll do our best to accommodate any specific requests!

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Rental available for 4 nights minimum. Long let deal available - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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