The Farm of Seven Olive Trees
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 .
"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
"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.