Attractions local to Molino la Ratonera

Lake Iznájar


Lake Iznajar Loja
Lake Iznajar is 45 minutes from the mill and offers a beach, fresh water bathing and no crowds. The town of Iznajar stands on a hilltop almost entirely surrounded by the lake and is a true pueblo blanco - a white village - for which Andalucia is so famous. With its steep streets and miradors it is well worth visiting.
Loja is our nearest large town with good shops, an historic centre with narrow cobbled streets, two fine old churches and a castle.
During the week before Easter (Semana Santa) the town's narrow street are filled with remarkable processions in a style that goes back many hundred of years.

Alhama de Granada


Alhama de Granada Montefrio
Alhama is a gem with many interesting buildings, a deep gorge containing ruined watermills and hot springs dating from Roman times.
Montefrio is a delightful town with a church built on a rocky outcrop and the finest domed church in Andalucia.

Sierra Subbética

Priego de Córdoba

The Subbetica, ideal for walking Priego
The Sierra Subbetica is a mountainous region in the south of Cordoba province known for its scenery and good walking. Read more…. Priego is steeped in history and was once a centre of the silk industry. These riches have left it with fascinating buildings, gardens and fountains. Read more….


We have a choice of properties available including 2 four person apartments and the beautifully restored Cortijo which will comfortably sleep eight guests.

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The bar and terrace

The bar is located in the old mill room and still features much of the original milling equipment including the flour grinding stones. You can socialise with other guests enjoying the peace of La Ratonera with a drink in the bar or on the mill terrace. Imagine sitting under the stars on balmy summer evenings or using our communal barbecue.

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In the lower mill, dating from the 16th century, is the gym, library and tourism information centre while the favourite place for most guests in the long hot Summer days is the large pool which uses an eco friendly system to clean the water, reducing the chemicals required and making the water silky smooth.

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The hosts for 2019 are...

We are delighted to welcome Kirsten and Iwan as our new hosts. They are looking forward to greeting guests and ensuring their holidays go without a hitch. The hosts will be offering optional services such as meals on guests' arrival night, tapas nights or happy hours, all tailored to your requirements.

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Although offically part of the municipality of Algarinejo, the nearest village, 2.5 kilometres away, is Zagra with shops, banks, bars, restaurants, swimming pool and castle. Both Zagra and Algarinejo embody the charm of Spain as it has been for decades where friendly, easygoing people welcome you into their lives.

The area is known as El Poniente Granadino (the west of Granada) and is rich in evidence of Andalucia's Moorish past with castles and watchtowers (atalayas) ever present on the horizon.

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