El Cortijo

Registered rural holiday accommodation number VTAR/GR/681

This lovely old building used to be the home of the mill owner but had been derelict for 15 years. It has now been restored, retaining many of the original features to provide luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

The mill owner's house

The master bedroom with ensuite All the upstairs bedrooms have stunning views down the valley and have high, beamed ceilings. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and on the same floor there is a further double bedroom, a twin and a full bathroom.

Downstairs there is a well equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining room and a further room which is furnished to be used either as a television room or a double bedroom. The sitting/dining room looking through to the TV lounge

The large private terrace is accessed from the kitchen.
The terrace viewed from one of the bedrooms

View the slide show to look round the house.

Rental rates - El Cortijo

Daily One week Two weeks
High season - from 18th July to 6th September. 110/122 770/856 1386/1540
Mid season - from 21st March to 17th July and 7th September to 31st October. 95/106 665/739 1197/1386
Low season - all other times 82/91 574/638 1033/1148

These prices are for up to 4 guests. For larger parties an additional 4 guests may be accommodated at 13 per person per night high season, 10 mid season and 8 low season.

The weekly rates are per property, based on up to four people sharing, self-catering and include bed linen, towels and gas/electricity. The towels provided are for use in the house and not for the pool or sunbathing. You should bring your own pool towels or alternatively you may hire them at 4 per person. The house has a TV receiving Spanish television and DVD player and fully equipped kitchen including an extra tap supplying purified drinking water. The fridge will be stocked with the basics for your first breakfast. A hair dryer is supplied.

Part week bookings of 4 or more nights are welcome and we offer a 10% discount on bookings of 2 weeks or more. Rentals may start on any day to suit our guests.

You may pay by cheque, bank transfer, PayPal or by credit card.

The house rental starts at 3:00pm on your arrival day.

The house rental finishes at 10:30am on your day of departure. If we have a same day turn round you will be asked to vacate your house by 10:30. If we do not have more guests arriving that day you will be able to extend your stay on payment of a 20 late occupancy charge applicable after 11:00.

The house is accessed on level ground from the parking area and internally there is a steep staircase with handrail.

When you arrive you will be asked for a 50 breakage deposit which will be returned before you leave less any deductions to cover the cost of breakages.

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We have a choice of properties available which includes 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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Walking and other activities

Molino la Ratonera is an ideal walking centre as it is located on a network of tracks. We offer a range of self-guided walks to enable your group to explore at its own pace. We provide detailed instructions with distance, duration, historical information and maps to enable you to enjoy this beautiful environment. Click on short walks and long walks to download our guides. We have a number of mountain bikes together with helmets for guests to use free of charge and have put together a selection of rides. Click on cycle routes to download the guide.

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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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