Set amidst 24 hectares of almond groves and vineyards, 3,000 feet above sea level on the south facing slope of the Contraviesa, lies the splendid old and very special farm of La Jarilla, with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean and occasionally Africa. Originally two houses with assorted stables and barns tacked on over the last 200 years, it now consists of the owners house and three cottages, two of the self catering cottages are attached and interconnecting when required. The reconstruction has been carried out in keeping with the old Spanish rustic style architecture giving the property a unique and warm character. All the doors, windows and rejas ( window bars ) were reclaimed from all corners of Andalucia and vary in age from 50 to 250 years. The property is secluded and totally unaffected by neighbours. The farm consists of 3000 almond trees, 400 olive trees, 50 fig trees & 3 small vineyards producing 2000 litres of wine a year on the premises ( revenue details on request ). The self catering business has increased year on year since 2008 with more than 210 people staying here for a week or two this year.
There are 12 double bedrooms altogether with 8 bathrooms and shower rooms, distributed between the main house and three cottages, which have fully equipped kitchens, (2 oven oil Aga in the main house ), log fireplaces, satellite TV, Wifi, laundry and their own terraces. Situated less than two hours from the Sierra Nevada ski resort (www.sierranevadaski.com) it is ideal for country rentals throughout the year. Or indeed could be just a very private home for family and friends.There is a good 4 kilometres access track suitable for all types of vehicles with six inch clearance. Great riding country with endless long established mule tracks leading off in all directions. La Jarilla is an ideal retreat, perfect for resting and recharging ones batteries, offering extensive walking and birdwatching. There is a 6 x 12 metre swimming pool, pool house with kitchen/bar, a boule pitch and a full size minimum maintenance tennis court. There is also a 17 metre diameter helipad. 4 reception rooms - 12 double bedrooms - 8 bath/shower rooms - 4 fully fitted kitchens - main house has 2 oven oil Aga- 4 log burning fireplaces - 2 BBQ's - radio telephone, mobile telephone cover & wifi.