Cascading water and birdsong
Relax on a sunbed in the lovely garden at La Pozailla, close your eyes and immerse yourself in the sound of the river cascading over the rocks. If you're feeling slightly more active, see how many different types of birdsong you can identify....
Pop up to Grazalema
The nearest village to La Pozailla is beautiful Grazalema, which nestles into the mountains of the stunning Sierra de Grazalema natural park. Here you will find restaurants galore, fascinating little shops, historic buildings and a traditional but thriving atmosphere.
See The Andalucían Horses Dance
Jerez is an easy drive from La Pozailla. Visit the Royal Equestrian School and see the lovely show 'How The Andalucían Horses Dance'. You can book tickets in advance, so you don't have to queue.
Stand on the stage of a Roman theatre
The remains of the Roman town of Acinipo are not far from the house. The theatre is particularly well preserved and it is an amazing experience to stand on the stage where Roman actors performed so very long ago.
Try the famous local cheese
Grazalema and the nearby village of Villaluenga del Rosario are homes of the famous artisan 'Payoyo' cheese, named after the Payoya goats from whose milk the cheese is made. Go along and sample few varieties and choose one to enjoy at an al fresco meal on La Pozailla's lovely terrace.
Head for the beach
La Pozailla couldn't be in a more rural environment but some of the best beaches in Europe are only an hour and a half's drive away, on the Costa de la Luz. Spend the day soaking up the sun on a soft white sand beach which is washed by the azure Atlantic, before returning to your country hideaway.
Watch the birdie
The Sierra de Grazalema is a paradise for bird watchers and also for photographers. Guided 'birding' and 'wild flower' tours are available in this area and you won't want to go anywhere without your camera.
Sevilla is the capital city of Andalucía and it is well worth a visit. Enjoy the fine architecture, ancient buildings, great restaurants and tapas bars, and smart shops. You can take a tour on an open-topped bus, a horse-drawn carriage or a boat along the river, or just explore on foot.
A day in Ronda
Ronda is about half an hour's drive from La Pozailla. It is famous for the deep and very impressive gorge which divides the town into two parts, and there are some amazing views over the mountains and countryside. Well worth a visit.
Walk by the water
La Pozailla is very close to the 'Ruta de los Molinos Harineros', a lovely and interesting walking route which runs beside the river and past various old flour mills. In fact, before being completely modernised, the house used to be the cottage of one of the millers.
There are over 30 different species of wild orchid to be found in the Grazalema National Park area. Some can even be found on the doorstep of La Pozailla, particularly in springtime and up until June.
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