Village house, Alcala de los Gazules Andalucia
The Accommodation which is close to the village centre consists of:-
The ground floor HAS a small shower room with WC and flight of stairs to:-
The first floor with a well equipped kitchen, ample cupboard space, an electric hob and oven, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster and electric kettle
On a slightly different level is a comfortable lounge with 2 large sofas, English Satellite TV, French doors overlooking the street below.
Leading off from the lounge is a separate dining room.
The spacious 2nd floor bathroom is equipped with a tub, shower attachment, WC, bidet and hand washbasin and has lots of cupboard space.
3 steps leading to the two double bedrooms both equipped with chests of drawers and wardrobes one has a king size bed and the other has two single beds.
The top floor has a corridor with storage space, tumble drier and additional fridge. A door leads to the outside terrace where you will find a gas barbecue and furniture for outdoor entertaining and lounging.
Alcalá de los Gazules is a typical mountain village with a long and interesting history, spanning many centuries. It was declared a historic and artistic site in 1984 and has many interesting buildings, including the main church of San Jorge, built in the XVII century on the site of the Moslem mosque. Nearby is an old convent, which is now used as a school. The ruins of a castle which was built in Roman times and destroyed by the French are also close to the church.
Its people are friendly and welcoming and around the 3 main squares and within the maze of narrow alleyways and steps there are many individual shops, supermarkets, tapas bars and restaurants. You will find a childrens playground behind the largest square.
There is a permanent market which opens daily, selling fresh local produce. The local cuisine is well known throughout the province and a speciality include cheeses, egg dishes with locally grown asparagus and is best known for its game dishes, including venison, wild boar, partridge, pheasant and rabbit.
Alcalá de los Gazules is on the edge of Los Alcornocales National Park, famous for its cork oak forests, where the cork is collected by traditional methods to supply the wine industry. The park lies in the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga, 14 towns and villages border the area. Alcalá, however, is the only village which is completely contained within the conservation area. Because of the many natural spring sand narrow river valleys (canutos), the area has developed its own micro-climate which encourages an abundance of flora and fauna, many of which are said to be unique to this area. There are red deer, roe deer, foxes, mongooses, otters, polecats and weasels. Birdlife includes eagles, vultures, falcons, owls and sparrow hawks
Alcala de los Gazules
The house is situated in Alcalá de los Gazules, which is one of the andalucian Pueblos Blancos. Together with Medina Sidonia, Paterna de Rivera, Benalup and Vejer de la Frontera, Alcalá lies on the famous Bull Route. One of the large attractives squares is within short walking distance, sit relax and see the world go by, or enjoy some local caught game in one of the local specialised restaurants.
The property is a typical village house, conveniently situated within walking distance of all amenities. The main living accommodation is centred on two floors of the 4 storey building with the top floor a roof terrace with attractive open views of the surrounding countryside, mountains and a lake.
The location is ideal for touring the Los Alcornocales (Cork oak forests) National Park which is well known for its flora and fauna and is popular with birdwatchers and walkers. The airports of Gibraltar and Jerez are equidistant with the beaches of the Costa de la Luz (30 to 40 mins drive), while Málaga and the Costa del Sol are also within easy travelling distance
Views over the National park , lakeas and parts of the village