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Traditional cave house in Fontanar, Jaen



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in Fontanar, Pozo Alcon, Nr. Cazorla, Jaen, Spain - Large, Secluded Country Cave House With Private Pool, Terraces And Stunning Views

A large, partial cave house, with stunning, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside as far as the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Baza and Jabalcón mountain. Situated close to the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, the house is completely private and unoverlooked. It is on the outskirts of an attractive Andalucian village (Fontanar). It is in an elevated position above a very quiet and little-used rural road. You can simply enjoy the peaceful and tranquil setting, swimming, sunbathing and relaxing at home or use as a base to explore. The house offers cool cave rooms in summer and has a wood-burning stove for cooler spring and autumn evenings. This property is a well maintained and much-loved second home and is also used regularly by its owners.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a Spanish-speaking English professional couple with a grown up family. This is our much loved second home in a delightful part of rural Spain. We offer this as a letting to like-minded people who wish to experience a real Spanish break.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I just wanted to say how much we adored both the house, the immediate area and the region. In spite of some tough competition, it has secured the Spain top spot for me. I have never stayed in such a beautifully kept holiday home".

Family of four - August 2014
Apr 2012
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and spent 2 weeks this summer at the beautifully located house. House and surroundings are well maintained, and the scenery while sitting at the pool, is perfect. Large fields with olive trees, and in the far distance you can see the mountains. You indeed have complete privacy.

The cave house is comfortable, and cool during the night. There are enough beds with great mattrasses. All you need in the kitchen is there.

Another nice thing with children is the availability of WIFI and a TV, which was nice during the Olympics.

I can truly recommend choosing Fontanar. Its a little village with the market on Monday. There are enough restaurants. Another nice thing is the fact that you are right in the middle of several natural parks with great lakes. Great swimming, kayaking. Food locally is superb and very affordable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cave house in a spectacular setting. The house is very cool and homely. The views from the terrace are amazing. We saw a royal eagle several times as well as hoopoes. The local area is very agricultural with donkeys, olive and almond trees in abundance. The added bonus of the daily bread and pastry van was much appreciated as well as the weekly fish van.

It is close too the national park and beautiful lakes for swimming. It is a great place for a peaceful and restful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We decided to buy this type of property in this location for several reasons. One of us is fluent in Spanish. It is located away from the crowds and expat communities. It has good communications links to airports, major roads, coast, ski areas and rural life. The area is essentially Spanish and offers the opportunity to mix freely with the local community in a relaxing environment. It is situated in a private, unoverlooked position on the very outskirts of Fontanar surrounded by almond and olive groves The property itself is a cave reform which has been completed to a high standard, blending the original build with the new. We have lovingly furnished the house with good quality new furniture.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Village at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Polo Alcon at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


Almería and coast 1hr 30mins

Inland beaches: Cuevas del Campo 20, Freila 30 minutes

Salobrena 2 hours

Málaga 2 hours 45 mins


Granada 1hr 15mins

Almería 1hr 30mins

Murcia 2hrs 30mins

Málaga 2hrs 45mins

Car hire essential


Pozo Alcón, 10 mins

Cuevas del Campo, 20 mins

Embalse de Bolera, 15 mins

Freila, 30 mins

Baza, 45 mins

Guadix, 45 mins

Cazorla, 45 mins

Úbeda, 1hr

Granada, 1hr 15mins

Further Details:

Fontanar village: two small supermarkets, two bars.

Pozo Alcón: Supermarket, cashpoints, market on Monday mornings.

The small town of Pozo Alcon has all amenities: bars, restaurants, community outdoor swimming pool with lawned areas, restaurant.

Cuevas del Campo: small town with a range of shops and market on Tuesday, outdoor community pool and restaurant.

Baza: larger supermarkets and shopping centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
29 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please pay 25% deposit on reservation. Balance 4 weeks before arrival. Payment preferred in pounds sterling, but Euros accepted. Please contact owners by phone or email for bank details. A refundable deposit of 50 euros is required on arrival and held against loss or damage to the property.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days and arrival times are flexible. Please contact owners by phone or email to arrange.

Neighbour manages property and pool and will welcome guests and give keys.

Payment by internet transfer or cheque. 25% deposit on reservation. Balance 4 weeks before arrival. Payment preferred in pounds sterling, but Euros accepted. Please contact owners by phone or email for bank details. A refundable deposit of 50 euros is required on arrival and held against loss or damage to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

In this area we enjoy spectacular scenery, a variety of local flora and fauna; local markets, bars and restaurants frequented by Spanish locals. From the house you have amazing, uninterrupted views of the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Baza and Jabalcón mountain. The house is on the edge of the Cazorla National Park which offers opportunities for swimming in lakes, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, away from the crowds. This is a peaceful location even at the height of the summer; a destination popular mainly with Spaniards but also visited by other Europeans.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious downstairs bathroom with large bath, shower, basin and wc. Ensuite upstairs bathroom (bedroom 1) with shower, basin and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (upstairs) ensuite with double bed Bedroom 2 (downstairs cave) with kingsize bed Bedroom 3 (downstairs cave) with two single beds Bedroom 4 (downstairs cave) with single bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large gravelled area with trees, covered patio, and pool area (3x6m private pool - summer use only). Stairs to very large roof terrace and barbecue. Garden table and chairs, sun loungers, spacious garage. The property has no immediate neighbours and is surrounded by almond and olive groves. It has uninterrupted views of the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Baza. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Please bring own towels for use around pool and beaches. The house is cleaned and beds made for your arrival. Other: Sitting room with digital flat-screen tv and DVD player. There is a good selection of DVDs, books, CDs and games for visitors' use. Unlimited, free Internet/wifi available from Easter 2015.

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