As so many visitors to Spain head to the coast or the famous towns and cities it is unsurprising that an area as beautiful and interesting as the subbetica is largely unknown. Flanked by the two main motorways speeding people to the beaches and golf courses, you could easily miss it. Perhaps the fact it is not an obvious choice for tourists explains part of its charm But if you do choose to explore the region, make La Era your base, or if you need a a break and want to stay somewhere really special, book. The owners have created an oasis of calm and rustic elegance, we were made to feel so welcome, the food was superb, the decor exquisite. The owners, Davinia and Raoul, care deeply about their region, its character and products, its sustainability, evident in the cooking and decoration. The morning we left we were served a wonderful breakfast and commented on the superb hot cinnamon rolls, a local delicacy. When we left, Raoul drove ahead, through the village, until we tracked down the baker's van so we could get a packet of the rolls. Somehow, I don't think you can find that kind of care on the Costa del Sol. La Era - A truly delightful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the "Hospederia la Era",in the Subbetica Mountains Natural Park, on the foothills of the Sierra del Albayate, where people once worked on the land with humility and lived on hopes and dreams, you can now enjoy our hospitality, tranquillity and friendship. Come and discover Andalusia. There are many reasons to visit, so many more to return.Our rooms, all with their own personality, greet you with the warmth and the charming tradition of Andalusian architecture, heritage of our Roman and Moorish past. Earthenware hand-made floors, authentic tiles and clay wash hand basins, lovingly restored wooden beams ... A harmonious blend of patrimony and all the comforts of our time: fully-equipped bathrooms, TV, Wifi, heating, air-conditioning ...Our restaurant radiates tradition: our homemade cuisine encapsulates Mediterranean textures, aromas, colours and flavours. Our Extra-Virgin Olive Oil with AOC, pillar of the Mediterranean diet, bonds our love and respect for the land, through an ever growing presence of organic products.Our wine cellar offers you a wide selection of Spanish "Appellations d'Origine" as well as cheeky local or regional suggestions.Relax, enjoy your stay with us.Comes the summer: cool off in the swimming-pool, get to know the surrounding area through bike rides or hiking trails, feel the magic of an evening on the moon-lit terrace ...When the seasons turn, there's just nothing like a friendly chat by the fireplace in one of our spacious lounges, a good book in the library corner, a guided visit to the olive grove during harvest (from November to February) or a tasting session of our liquid gold: discover our Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the "Appellation d'Origine Priego de Cordoba ", rewarded for its taste and quality year after year worldwide.Discover Andalusia: From our central location, you can visit the main attractions in the region without sacrificing the pleasure of a peaceful stay in our house. You'll be back in time for dinner.Explore Nature: Ancient olive groves alternate with Mediterranean forest in the heart of Andalusia: a thousand paths to walk, a thousand scents to perceive.Surprise yourself with Almedinilla: One of the most spectacular natural settings of the Subbetica region, where the successive encounters and clashes of different cultures that came before us is reflected in our rich legacy. With English-speaking guides, visit the Iberian settlement of Cerro de la Cruz, the Roman Villa "El Ruedo", declared of Cultural Interest and the Archaeological and Historical Museum, housed in one of the most emblematic buildings and sceneries of the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hospederia La Era Spain/Almedinilla