Cave House in Cortes de Baza, Granada, Andalucia - Edge of quiet Village
Ordinary holidaymakers who got the villa/house bug from renting of others. Young family on buying but kids grown up now. Only the one property, so not professionals. Just want to share what we enjoy with others and pay for the upkeep of the pool.
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Cortes de Baza
Although very rural and quiet we are on the edge of a village with all facilities. The surrounding area has plenty off beautiful countryside and bigger towns, for shopping. Most nearby villages have markets once a week. This is a very rural community and you will definitely get to live as the Spanish live. In fact we recommend it for maximum appreciation of the area. We fell in love with caves. They are all very individual. Although it does seem to be a love/hate thing as, far as peoples views are concerned over cave living, it will always be an experience
What makes this House unique
Your own private pool is a definite plus. Although not all year round we can say it is good for June to Sept and May and Oct are for hardier pool users. The cave is cool in Summer and cosy in winter, a constant 19 deg. A wood burner makes it even cosier off season. Relax and take in the view.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Outside only please
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Authentic Spanish Gem
Property is as described, but so much more comfortable than expected. Located in a great area for exploring Negratin, Castrill etc.
Barry, Helen (and Mario in Spain) made the trip easy to book and arrive and responded promptly to our silly questions!
The pool was a godsend for our two kids with temperatures outside in the high 30c’s!
We had no problems with flies/insects, probably because the goat farm below was very quiet.
Happy for a cave house experience
Truly a place to talk about. Lovely, clean pool on a terrace that surrounds the front of the house...I mean cave! Very well equipped, clean as could be, all sorts of books to check out. Must say, inside it is a little too dark and still for me. The biggest problem was the hordes of flies that prevented us from enjoying the outdoors and even the indoors as they came in through the beaded door any chance they could. Please consider the time of year when staying here.
Great place plenty to see nearby pool fantastic
Wonderfully cool inside despite high thirties outside. wonderful relaxing location and quirky cave dwelling made it even better. Loved it
Another lovely stay
Our second visit in this lovely unusual cave house. Complete with its own private pool and a pleasant stroll from a friendly nice little village, this house has something for everyone. The owners, Barry and Helen, are super helpful and very quick to answer emails. Perfect base for a relaxing family holiday.
Peaceful, A Gem, with views!
This was our third Cave House holiday, but the best so far! Very comfortable, clean and homely. Beautiful area with stunning scenery on the edge of village, within walking distance to local shops. Limited eateries locally, but Lake Negratin's lovely restaurant within 30 minutes was our favourite. Great communication and detailed directions from Barry, made our arrival trouble-free. We intend to return!
Fantastic! Clean, well equipped,Great pool, safe
Amazing Cave House with fantastic views and a great pool with lots of outside space and plenty of furniture to chill out on.
The cave is very spacious and the double bed which we used was very comfortable.
Clean and very well equipped. Best property we’ve stayed in loved it.
The coast of Almeria is approximately 1.5 hour drive away.
Car hire is essential.
Granada Airport - 1 hour
Almeria airport - 1.5 hours
Malaga airport - 2 hours
Alicante airport - 2.5 hours
Murcia airport - 2.5 hours
Cortes de Baza has 2 small supermarkets, a bakery van, 5 or 6 bars and restaurants and a new village pool. It is situated in an area surrounded by diverse natural beauty and wildlife; offering peace and tranquillity. Within a few miles there are green valleys, white deserts, limestone gorges, Moorish castles, green and blue lakes, natural spring fed swimming pools and pine forests. There is excellent hiking and rock climbing, in the Sierra Castril Valley and the Sierra de Baza (both about a ½ ho
Cortes de Baza: The cave is situated on the edge of the village, with very easy walking distance to all amenities: large village pool, choice bars and places to eat etc., choice of supermarkets and other shops, petrol station. Saturday market selling clothes, crockery, watches, jewellery etc. Historic church.
Galera: 10 miles, swimming pool, La Zalona restaurant and others.
Orce: 20 miles. Castle, museum and archaeological site, shops, restaurants, wonderful natural spring swimming pool (with fish in the pool!) with bar & restaurant.
Huescar: (Market town) 4 miles, shops, restaurants. Swimming pool (with fish in the pool).
Baza: 10 miles-Large town, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, discos, antiques.
Granada: 95 miles, Historic city, Alhambra Palace, cathedrals, etc.
Zujar The thermal baths at Zujar are renowned for their healing qualities. The water is directly from Lake Negratin and is a constant 38 degrees. At the restaurant you can enjoy a meal and stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Guadix is well known for its troglodyte area. This is an area full of cave houses dating back many centuries, strange and quite unique houses built into the rock face. The houses are made from caves with superficial concrete frontages being built on. The whole hillside is dotted with them, some of them palacial inside.