Cortijo Paco - El Ferrer
Rental licence: VTR/GR/01211
Cortijo Paco is a three bedroom house at the entrance to village
Sleeping up to eight people, free Wifi
It has excellent panoramic view of the surrounding hillside, from its two terrace
El Ferrer is set in the hills and has very little light pollution an excellent place to star gaze
El Ferrer is a tiny 200 year old village in Sierra de Contraviesa (foothills of the Alpujarra Mountains). It's situation, 2 kilometers up a newly surfaced road in the valley of Barranco Ferrer ensures peace and tranquility. As the road stops in Barranco Ferrer there is no through traffic, making it a safe and carefree location for all the family.
There is no local transport to the village, so hiring a car is essential for getting here and exploring once you have arrived.
The village is about 7 km (10 minutes drive) from the coastal town of Castell de Ferro, with its beaches, bars and restaurants for those who want to relax by the sea, but is also in the heart of the mountains for those who enjoy walking, bird watching and quiet relaxation.
All but a couple of the 20 houses in this once abandoned village have been restored and renovated over the past 20 or so years. The combination of rural peace and quiet in the mountains and proximity to the coast makes it a great place for those who wish to visit for a holiday and those who live here on a permanent basis.
Cortijo Paco has wooden beamed ceiling throughout and a spacious open plan kitchen/diner and lounge.
The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob and grill, electric fan assisted oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, fridge freezer and washing machine.
There is an array of crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans.
Within the lounge area there is a TV with Spanish stations together with some English stations, a DVD/BLUERAY player and IPOD docking station.
For the colder months there is a gas fire and also a wood burner.
Fans for the summer months
The main terrace is accessed via the kitchen door and is a great plan for entertaining with a charcoal BBQ should you wish to cook outside, table, chairs, sun-loungers and parasols all provided. During the summer months the small Jacuzzi is a perfect place to cool down.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one twin and one single, which will take an extra bed, if required.
Both rooms have clothes handing/storage areas, bedside tables, lamps, mirrors and fans for the summer and electric radiators for the winter months
The main bathroom with shower over the bath, sink and toilet is located on the ground floor.
Stairs leading from the entrance hall with its huge old wooden sofa, coat rail and mirror takes you up into second floor lounge.
This lounge has a wood burner and a gas fire and portable fans there is a second TV and DVD player.
With more than adequate space for two extra beds within this room should you total 8 guests (There is a small additional charge)
Main bedroom with en suite shower room leads off this upper lounge
This bedroom has ample storage for clothes, mirrors, lamps, portable fan and electric radiator
The second terrace is accessed through a low door from this lounge. It has tables and chairs and parasol, with great views.
For a nominal charge you can have the use of a swimming pool and hot tub within the village