The Farm of Seven Olive Trees

Rural traditional farmhouse set in olive groves with beautiful views
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A 150 year old farmhouse, restored to retain its original character, with beautiful panoramic views over olive groves and across the valley to the Parapanda mountain. The whitewashed house with low-beamed ceilings, nestles on a hillside, and enfolds you with a sense of tranquillity. Although fully modernised it avoids the sterility that can characterise recently renovated buildings, but has a den-like ambiance in which old - style interior fittings seem to merge organically with the walls and floor in traditional Andalucian fashion. The accommodation consists of the farmhouse and a little adjoining house, each with its own secluded terrace. There is a charming pool set in natural stone, and a 'wild' garden with pomegranate, almond and olive trees. The small town of Montefrio is only 5 min drive from the house where you can find all you need for your stay, and the magnificent city of Granada only 45km away.

Sleeps 2 - 10 people. The property sleeps up to ten people and we let it as such, but it can also be rented as
three self-contained units, each with its own kitchen, bathroom and private terrace.

Cost: 300- 1100 Euros per week depending on the time of year and amount of rooms needed.
Please contact:
Margaret Cook:
Email: margaretcookster @
Tel: +44 (0)191 2851384
Mob: +44 (0) 7792620175

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What people are saying:

Author Helen Walsh, of 'Brass' fame, describes the Farm of Seven Olive Trees in "Where I'd rather be...", The Guardian , 24th September 2005. She says " It clings to the flank of a jagged mountain and looks down into a sprawling expanse of olive and almond groves. There's no TV, no telephone and, come nightfall, you can hear the mountain winds rasping down the vent of the wood-burning fire in the sitting room. It really is magical." Click here for the full article .

From the guestbook:

"We have enjoyed the charming house, it's surrounding landscape, and historically rich neighbouring cities and towns. We loved the fireplace and the house is very cosy making it the perfect home from home. An oasis from the busy city!" - Nina, Chris, and Mill from Amsterdam.

"I can honestly say thet we couldn't have enjoyed our holiday at La Catalina any more than we have... Staying here has almost certainly spoiled all future holidays. It has everything we wanted - peace and quiet, stunning views, a lovely pool, a town nearby and many places well worth visiting. - (unreadable) and Gill

"What a fantastic spot! A wonderfully relaxing casa that demands laziness in spades." - "The Cheltenham Brigade"

"Brilliant place. so peaceful and private, with the beautiful town nearby... I've enjoyed it much more than a beach holiday - no crowds and the only job to do each day has been to go and buy bread." - Zac, Brook, Clea, Izzy, Jez, Alex, Barbara, Stu

"Truely the best holiday I have had to date!" - Kat and Ryan, Edinburgh

"After 2 idyllic weeks in this beautiful little house - we are very sad to leave. We've been very happy here... It's so peaceful... Thanks Margaret and Geoff for this little slice of heaven! - Jeannie and John

The Sierra de Parapanda. This massive outcrop of calcareous rock is the highest place in the Montefrio area ( 1604 metres/5262 feet). You can drive or walk up to the lunar landscape of its summit for sweeping views of the entire region

The Sierra de Chanzas, Sierra de Tejada and Sierra de Almijara. Mountainous areas of olive groves, rolling hills and pine woods characterize the beautiful Subbeticca landscape. Limestone cliffs provide a rich environment for flowers and plants. Built on spectacular rocky gorges and within easy reach of Montefrio are the towns of Priego de Cordoba and Alhama de Granada

The cave houses of Guadix are a fascinating excursion , and the quieter stretch of coast west of Malaga and before Torremolinos is within easy reach, should you want a day at the beach.