This original three bedroomed cave house (sleeping a maximum of six people) is a fantastic grotto which has been sympathetically restored and enjoys a quirky, homely interior that we love. Full of natural character, charm and style.
Named by the Sunday Times as one of Europe's finest holiday properties, and the only Cave House in their Top 50 'Sensational Villas' list!
The Guardian (travel section 23/08/2014) says:-
"We arrive at dusk, while it’s still light enough to tell that Malutka’s Andalucían Grotto has a spectacular view. The street is on a ledge of rock, high above the town of Baza. From the terrace, we look across the scorched flatlands of the Altiplano de Granada towards the hazy hills of the Sierra de Castril. The air is scented with jasmine. There are tortoises in the garden. Fairy lights dangle from a vine."........"We open the front door and step inside the hill. First is a tiny rock-cut salon, bright with tiles and glass and mirrored textiles. Beyond is a little dining room, an old-fashioned parlour with a fireplace and a small kitchen. We think at first that there’s only one bedroom, but when I open a vividly painted door which I thought was a cupboard, I find two more.All the rooms have been scooped out of the rock. They are whitewashed and womb-like, with low ceilings, Arabic arches, carved niches, bumpy walls and pick-marked surfaces. As a welcome, Malutka has lit dozens of lamps and candles. The whole place glitters with colour and flickering light."....................
The house has been furnished and decorated throughout in a rustic, kitsch Andalucian/Moroccan style that makes you feel instantly at home. Great for families, and affordably priced, staying here is a holiday experience to remember. Inside is a cave (surprisingly light and airy!) and upstairs are two roof terraces (one with dip tub - cold water supply only) both with stunning views and a patio to the front. Special features of this property include a tortoise garden with eight tortoises, a miniature fairy grotto hidden within the walls of the interior, decorative mosaicing on walls and floors and many hand crafted,Moroccan fixtures, fittings and soft furnishings.
The house is situated in the Cuevas del Cerrico (cave house quarters) above the traditional Spanish town of Baza. From the front, its elevated position affords fabulous views over the town to the countryside and mountains beyond; whilst the back of the property borders onto rural land, dotted with farmhouses and abandoned cave dwellings.
Guests rent the cavehouse, two roof terraces and the patio. All these spaces are for our guests private use.
There is a laundry room, with sink, washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board ( we even provide washing powder ) which is available to guests at all times.
The kitchen is very well equipped. In addition to supplying crockery, utensils, pots & pans and a variety of appliances, we also provide the following : Tea towels, washing up liquid, tin foil/cling film, cooking oil, olive oil, vinegar, tea bags, sugar, condiments, selection of herbs and spices, selection of sauces and relishes and a bowl of fruit.
Interaction with guests
We are close by and available to help with anything that our guests require, whilst being totally respectful of their privacy.
We are happy to email guests details of how to find us once they leave the motorway. If they have any problems locating the house, once they are in Baza, they can ring us on our landline and we will come to their rescue.
Other things to note
The roof terraces are accessed by a set of loft ladders.This may be a problem for anyone with mobility problems or for families with very young children.
For the benefit of our non smoking guests, the house is a no smoking zone. Smoking is allowed on the roof terraces and the patio.
Pets may be accepted - please enquire.
Please enjoy your stay. We live in the adjacent apartment so are normally around if you need any help or advice ,though always totally respectful of guests' privacy