Velkommen til vores 'hjem hjemmefra' i Andalusien! Cueva Sonrisa er et dejligt 2 etagers hulehus beliggende i Galera, der beskrives som en af de smukkeste landsbyer i dette område af Spanien. Unik til vores hul er ovenpå altan fra soveværelset, hvor du kan nyde udsigten over dalen og over til Sagra, det største bjerg i det sydlige Andalusien. Dette er 'ægte Spanien', hvor du er langt fra de højeste turistområder i Costas og livets tempo er afslappet og uheldig.
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Cave House i Galera, i nærheden af Huescar, Baza, Granada-provinsen, Andalusien, Spanien - Stille og uspoleret beliggenhed, 5 - 10 minutters gang til The Village
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- 16. okt. 2018
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 14 dage inden ankomstdato.
Really impressed with our "Cave". Every amenity we needed and the views were spectacular.
I would definitely recommend this "Cave" and Galera. The cave had everything we needed and the little welcome pack waiting for us was much appreciated as we arrived at midnight. The cave was cool at night in the extremely hot temperatures so we all slept so well as the area is so peaceful too. The village of Galera feels very undiscovered but the locals are very friendly and the prices of their food and drink are so reasonable There are many beautiful views and lots to do and see too. The owners left a folder full of information which we used every day to discover something new. Don't be put off by the drive from Murcia airport as the roads are quiet and everything is well sign posted. Can't wait to go back!
Thank you so much for your lovely review, Debbie! We try very hard to make the cave a 'home from home' for our guests so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Ein tolles Haus in einer faszinierenden Landschaft. Das war unser erster Eindruck.
Man sollte sich aber überlegen, ob man sich diese wunderbare Gegend wirklich im Sommer anschauen will. Die Temperaturen sind selten unter 40°C und die Bach und Flußläufe alle trocken. Das Haus hat allerdings die traumhafte Eigenschaft kühl zu bleiben und bietet alles, um sich wohlzufühlen.
Und man muss wissen, das ohne Auto gar nichts geht.
Wer aber Ruhe und Natur sucht, ist hier absolut richtig.
Many thanks for your lovely review, Dorothea! I agree it gets very hot in the middle of summer and this year we’ve had a heatwave as well! Nevertheless I’m delighted you found the cave remained cool and comfortable for you. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lovely area again soon! Fran
A beautiful village with a wonderful house.
Delighted!! There is no better word to describe our stay, the treatment was lovely, and when we got to the house we were already fascinated, We had a welcome kit with some things to eat, the beautiful house, the only thing was that the TV did not pick up signal but we had films!! The town is also beautiful, without doubt next year the safest thing we will repeat.
My family and I recommend it 100%!
Thanks for everything Fran!
Many thanks for your lovely review, Ana. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Fran
Cueva Sonrisa - An absolute gem of a home with chilled out surroundings and stunning views.
What an amazing holiday experience. Our first impression was the scene of beauty of the surrounding mountain and valley of cave houses from what would be our front door for the next fortnight. The Turner home did not disappoint, attention to detail was perfect, the home is like a treasure trove, a home from home, absolutely everything you thought you needed on holiday is there, the cave itself is fully contained ( even down to the fly swats which amused Scarlett for hours on end, fascinated by wasps, jump hoppers (crickets), ladybirds and ants) so thank-you Fran. We were sure we would have to go out and do a big shop straight away but our greeting of supplies including a lovely bottle of local red wine allowed us time to chill, explore and settle in after a lovely though long drive from Malaga airport. (Would recommend Granada airport). We hit Galera during a heatwave so the cool rooms in the cave were perfect to stave of the intense heat for our family including our young pale skinned granddaughter, Scarlett but we found we were just happy to relax in our surroundings and not have to travel too far even though we had the hire car. The local public swimming pool and adjoining Hotel Galera owned by Jack and Alicia included one of the 3 local restaurants which were ample during our stay, all food was freshly cooked, real Spanish tapas, freshly made with every drink. The highlight of the Galera year is the 5 day Fiesta in August so we were able to enjoy partying with the locals and savour real Spanish community and family time. Flamenco, live bands, blues, local religious tradition and lots more. They certainly know how to throw a party.
We did some touring around in the local villages of Orce, Huescar, Cullar though Galera just did it for us. We met a good few of the surrounding neighbours and though it's almost all Spanish speaking we even learnt a bit of Spanish, there are some UK neighbours who have made their homes in Galera, oh how I envy them, but having knowledge of respect and protocols from them enabled us to follow custom and hopefully treated the area with respect to the satisfaction of the Galerans.
Finally I wish Fran and her family many happy years of renting this beautiful character cave home and thank her once again for having us, we hope to come back again if she'll have us and I don't think you can get better recommendation than that.
Best wishes from Lucia, on behalf of the Collins family, Northern Ireland. xxx
Thank you for your lovely review, Lucia - always great to hear when guests have had a good holiday and makes our 'little touches' worthwhile. Of course we would welcome you back to our cave with open arms and hope to hear from you in the future! Fran
Perfect holidays in a perfect place!
Though I travel a lot, this was one of my best holidays ever. The case-house is charming and cosy , very well equipped and the views are just amazing, so as all the area. I've been there with my husband and two kids - 7 and 8 and we all just loved everything during this stay. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. All made in stone, so it has this special character and, what's important in Spain during summer - it's nicely cool. The owner thought about everything - there is a tv, wi-fi, cd and dvd player. Towels, table games, sunbeds, it's everything there. Galera village is less then 10 minutes walk - but it's a nice walk, through climatic streets. The village is also really nice and people are friendly. There is a public swimming pool in the village, surrounded with a small park. Galera also offers few restaurants and shops. If you want to feel a real Spain, you love nature and iddylic views, if you don't fancy crowded and touristic places and if you want to rest, you'll love the place. We don't usually go to same destination two times, but I think we will make an exception with this one...
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit! We love our cave and Galera/surrounding area so glad you did too!
Coast / Beach:
Galera er omkring 1. 5 timer kørsel fra strandene i Almeria, men tættere på hjemmet er Lake Negratin (40 min kørsel), med beach front bar / restaurant, og en bred vifte af vandsport på tilbud. Der er også en gratis foråret fodres swimmingpool 10 minutter væk fra hulen på vej til Orce, hvor du kan svømme med fisk hele året rundt! Den store pool i Galera er åben i sommermånederne.
Biludlejning er afgørende for at udforske lækkerier af det omkringliggende område og bjergkæder.
Galera ligger under 2 timer fra lufthavnene i Murcia og Almeria, omkring 1. 5 timer fra Granada lufthavn, og 2. 5 timer fra Alicante.
Huescar - 10 minutters kørsel
Baza - 25 minutters kørsel
Granada (Alhambra) - 1. 5 timer kørsel
Lake Negratin - 40 min kørsel
Sierra Nevada (ski) - 1. 45 timer kørsel
Dette hjørne af Spanien var et af de første, der bebos af mennesker (krav omkring de tidligste rester af mennesket at blive fundet her vrimler!). Stenalderen og neolitiske steder kan findes i nærheden (Tutugi stedet lige uden for landsbyen), samt resterne af en romersk lejr på bakken over Galera.
Fugleinteresserede og vandrere også elsker området, med det væld af omkringliggende Sierras, og kolonier af Griffin gribbe og ørne bliver jævnligt spottet kredser overhead.
Galera har et par små supermarkeder, slagtere, bagere og et par venlige barer og restauranter. Et marked er afholdt i landsbyen kvadrat hver onsdag, hvor friske, lokale råvarer kan købes og sladder udveksles!
Fester er en regelmæssig begivenhed, i det område, hvor de traditionelle fester og rekonstruktion har været uændret i hundreder af år.
Længere væk, den vidunderlige Alhambra og sigøjner kvartal i Granada er omkring 1 time 15 min fra Galera, og der er et stort bjergkæder med et væld af vandre- og vandreture muligheder inden for rækkevidde af hulen.
Booking Notes: Initial stock of firewood supplied - remainder to be purchased locally - details given on request pre-arrival and also in the information pack in the cave. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day. Notes on prices: Longer lets available with discounts on request.