Do you have a sense of adventure? Love the great outdoors?
Welcome to Casa Azul, my quirky holiday cottage villa in northern Andalucía
Set within the Parque Natural de Sierra Castril, Casa Azul is a traditional Spanish cortijo (rural cottage) in a truly spectacular location overlooking Embalse Portillo and the surrounding mountains. If you’re looking for somewhere extraordinary, this is the place for you.
The cortijo itself offers quality, spacious, two-bedroom accommodation for a maximum of 7 guests. A former olive worker’s cottage, it has thick stone walls and antique furnishings. It’s simple yet stylish, with an open plan kitchen/diner/living room and traditional wood burning stove. Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms – one with a double bed and the other with a double and a single bed. In the lounge the sofa bed provides further sleeping for 2.
But the best bit? A 5-minute walk from the house takes you to a secluded lakeside bathing spot. The crystal clear waters with their amazing azure glow will provide you with the best bathing of your life: this really is a special location.
The charming town of Castril with its traditional whitewashed cottages and narrow cobbled streets is a 10-minute drive or lovely 30-minute walk through the olive groves. There are lakes, valleys, pretty mountain villages and historic towns all just waiting to be explored. This is rural Spain at its best. The pace of life is slow. English is rarely spoken, but you will always find a friendly welcome.