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CASAS RURALES/ ALMERIA province
Casas Rurales Picachico are located at Loroya in Almería, one of the most impressive provinces in Andalucía where you will enjoy the warmth and comfort of our houses, the peace of our environment, our friendly local people as well as our typical Andalusian gastronomy. Laroya is a lovely and mysterious small village of 85 inhabitants. It has a very picturesque mudejar church from the sixteenth century.
You can choose from 5 completely different houses, all beautifully decorated, from a one bedroom house to the bigger ones where you can comfortably stay with up to 6 people. Enjoy your meal in our Restaurant Mesón Acacia. On the Menu you can find tasty typical meals based on the Arabian gastronomy, elaborated with ecologic products.
Telephone: +34 950128689 Mobile: +34 676755018
HOTELS / MALAGA province
Cortijo de las Piletas is a country hotel located in the heart of Andalucia. Only 12km. from the picturesque town of Ronda, in the Natural Park of Grazalema, the Cortijo allows visitors to explore a great variety of natural environments, both on the property grounds as well as the surrounding areas. Beautiful patios and gardens surround the house offering cosy nooks for our guests to relax in harmony with nature. We look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable stay with us.
Telephone: +34 605 080295 Fax: +34 951 230603
Hotel Los Castaños is a small rural hotel of quality, more like a "riad" really. We are located in Cartajima, a small (pop: 100) traditional mountain village (one of the famed pueblos blancos) 17 km from Ronda in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda. Cartajima is close to the cultural delights of this bustling town yet far enough away to experience authentic Andalucia. Our seven ensuite king-size/twin rooms range from stylishly economic to purely luxurious. A perfect base for birdwatching or chilling while we pamper you.
Telephone: +34 952180778 Mobile: +34 696081354
Molino del Santo is the perfect base in the Ronda area for birdwatchers who like their creature comforts. Environmentally friendly. Good and interesting local food, the ideal spot to please the less ornithologically-committed other half!!! Dippers frequent the stream alongside our terrace, golden orioles and bee-eaters abound and eagles and vultures scan from above, amongst many, many other species in this beautiful area. Open to non-residents every day for meals (best to reserve), snacks, bar and cafeteria service.
Telephone: +34 952167151 Fax: +34 952167327
Hotel Restaurant Bandolero is a small, charming family run rural hotel & restaurant tucked away in Júzcar, the only blue village in Spain and one of the seven small villages of the Upper Genal Valley in the Ronda Mountains. Júzcar is surrounded by four natural parks splendidly full with nature, La Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve, Grazalema Natural Park, Los Alcornocales, Sierra Real Bermeja, as well as the Genal Valley itself, all excellent locations for walking and bird watching. Hotel Restaurant Bandolero offers tapas and creative cuisine along with the creature comforts of country living with eight spacious double rooms decorated in a rustic style, bar-restaurant and terrace, lounge, out-door swimming pool with terrace and stunning views of the facing valley and mountains. Hotel Bandolero is also very well situated to visit other popular locations in & around Andalusia such as Fuente de Piedra, Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Marbella, Jerez de la Frontera, Ubrique, Seville and the many white villages in the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga and Seville.
Telephone: +34 952183660 Mobile: +34 648092242
CASAS RURALES / MALAGA province
Finca de los Alamos is a stunning country property, set amidst acres of oak woods and rolling fields, conveniently located for the town of Ronda, enjoying breathtaking views of the mountains of the Sierra de los Nieves. The property has extensive grounds in which to walk in total peace and quiet – sandy tracks lead through tree lined valleys, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Country house with 10 bedrooms. 1.200square meters formed by two spacious modules around a patio and two more bedrooms in the patio. All the space form one house to be used as a whole or half. Separate housekeepers house. Maid service and organised activities available . Lovely typical Spanish decoration. Antique furniture. Countryside around the house with 135.000 square meters belonging to the property. Perfect for walks, bird watching, mountain bike and riding. Telephone: +34 610287242
Arthur´s Vineyard is a Casa Rural in the heart of the Axarquia, Andalucia. This is an ideal bird-watching centre with far reaching views over Lake Vinuela, and is under one of the main autumn migration routes for Raptors such as Black Kites, Honey-Buzzards and Griffon Vultures. The Casa Rural is very central for visiting sites such as the Guadalhorce in Malaga, The Charca de Suarez and, of course, the nearby Sierra Tejeda. Arthur´s Vineyard has six en suite twin/double bedrooms, breakfast can be included and the price for a twin/double room is from 55 euros per room per night. We have a two bedroom apartment for those wishing to be self catering.
For further details please contact Carol Smith. Telephone: +34 951167019
APARTMENTS / MALAGA province
Comfortable, self-contained first floor apartment for rent. A short walk from Fuente de Piedra lake. Minutes from local amenities. Sleeps up to five or six at a push, plus travel-cot. Ideal for birding base. A short stay of up to three nights costs just 100 euros. Off-road parking or secure parking with payment of key deposit. Not suitable for elderly or infirm. No pets. Smoking not permitted inside the apartment, but there is a roof terrace. For more details visit the web site.
Telephone: +34 952735292
Web site: http://paulc.es/piso
HOTELS / CADIZ province
La Botica de Vejer guest house is an ideal base for nature tourists, particularly for those interested in ornithology and birdwatching. Vejer is located within the region of La Janda, an area of outstanding ornithological value due to its strategic location as part of the Gibraltar Strait area and close to large natural parks as well as to La Janda. From the rooftop terrace of the hotel, which offers a spectacular view over the area, you can easily observe species such as kestrel, lesser kestrel, spotless starling, swallow, common and pallid swifts, which nest in the surroundings of the hotel.
Telephone: +34 956450225 Mobile: +34 617477636 / 610778879
10% discount on our rates to all members of ABS
El Convento is a small charming hotel located on the edge of the Rock on which Arcos de la Frontera has been built. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views over the river valley Guadalete. Thanks to its location it is easy to observe birds like Lesser Kestrel or Booted Eagle from the main terrace. Most rooms have their own terrace; very enjoyable for observing birds or just to relax and enjoy the scenery. Arcos de la Frontera (declared as National Historical Monument in 1962) is very well situated for visits to nearby Nature Reserves and also for cultural visits to the Cities of Jerez and Seville.
Telephone: +34 956702333
Hotel Restaurant Al Lago is is a family run rural boutique hotel and restaurant, close to Ronda.
Overlooking an azure lake below the picturesque pueblo of Zahara de la Sierra. One of Spain's heritage "white villages" and part of the "rutas de pueblos blancos". Zahara sits in the dramatic landscape of the "Sierra de Grazalema" a protected nature reserve popular for hiking, birdwatching and paragliding.
In the well establised restaurant, we are now using locally sourced ingredients to re-create rustic Andalucian cuisine with a contemporary touch. All meals can be enjoyed out on our terrace, which stares over the wide reaching lake and off into mountains dotted with olive trees.
Interiors are strikingly simple with a focus on understated luxury; large comfortable beds, crisp linens, polished natural plaster walls and soothing earth tones. Each room has wrought iron French doors opening onto balconies with views over the lake.
Telephone: +34 956123032 Mobile: +34 662052553
La Sacristia dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the heart of the old town of Tarifa. The house has been renovated and converted into a comfortable and charming style posada boutique. Consisting of ten double rooms in the main building, each of them with with their individual style, and there are others throughout the old town including suites and apartments located in historic buildings, each maintaining the unique style and quality of La Sacristia. Relax in our therapy room, delight a delicious dinner in our restaurant, taste our cocktails, visit our boutique ... these are some of the services that La Sacristía offers you. For further details see below.
Telephone: +34 956681759 Fax: +34 956685182
CASAS RURALES / CADIZ province
Casa McCallion is situated in Cadiz Province, on the ridge of the Sierra del Cabrito midway between Algeciras and Tarifa and just a short walk away from the Alcornocales National Park. We offer a range of accommodation including en-suites with breakfast rooms that can provide bed & Breakfast and self-contained apartments including private gardens or patios. The gardens themselves attract a range of small birds and the house is centrally located for visiting the nearby raptor viewing points at El Algarrobo and Cazalla. Gibraltar is not too far away to the east and the birding hotspots of La Janda and coastal observations points such as Los Lances and Bolonia are close by to the west..
Further details and costs can be found by Tel: +34 956688177 Mobile: +34 615340027
Email: www. Casamaccallion.com Web site:
VILLAS / CORDOBA province
Casa Girasol is situated in breath-taking olive groves in the mountainous heart of rural Andalucia between the ancient and historic cities of Granada and Cordoba at the gateway to the Subbetica National Park.
Debbie and Jay offer you a casa-rural teaming with rustic charm married to breath-taking vistas and old fashioned comfort.
The one bedroom, self catering accommodation sleeps 2 and has a well equipped kitchen, large bathroom and living room that opens out onto a sun terrace with above ground plunge-pool in the middle of its own olive grove.
Accommodation is only €32 per couple per night for a minimum three night stay and includes a welcome tray of wine, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter and when laying permits, our own free-range eggs!
HOTELS / HUELVA province
Hostal La Fonda Del Rocio is located in the center of El Rocio, at walking distance to the Marshes of Doñana National park. It is the perfect place to stay for bird watchers during their visit to this part of the Huelva Province.
The 20 rooms are clean and very well equipped with all amenities to ensure that your stay will be comfortable (even free Wi-Fi in all the rooms). The atmosphere is very friendly. The breakfast is served in the hotel, for lunch or dinner there are several good restaurants nearby. El Rocio itself is a special place to visit, which you will never forget. Very good value for money.
Ask for the excursion which the hotel can organise for you.
BED & BREAKFAST / HUELVA province
Casa Annette - Bed and Breakfast. Come and stay in the heart of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, in its prettiest village, Cortelazor La Real. Situated in the Sierra Morena, 100km northwest of Seville, we are perfectly placed to be used as a base for seeing the whole spectrum of Andalcian bird life. The Sierra lies athwart the spring and autumn migration routes and is particularly rich in raptors. Although slightly more than 100 km away, a daytrip to the world famous Doñana National Park is more than feasible. In addition to its wildlife, the area offers numerous well signposted walking routes and is justly famous for the standard of its cuisine. The village itself has amenities to suit every taste, but within easy driving distance there are the regional capital, Aracena, with its world famous cave system and a staggering variety of bars and restaurants to fit every taste and pocket; the water springs of Fuenteheridos; the viewpoint at the Peña de Arias Montano and the 10th century mosque at Almonaster La Real.
Telephono: +34 699756764
. Website: – www.CasaAnnette.com