The Zoya Residence

alájar, andalusia
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€215 - €220 per night (EUR)
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This refurbished stone cottage, one of six in a rural area of Andalusia, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children and is in a wonderful spot for sun worshippers and active families alike. Near to fantastic walking territory, it’s not just a rural retreat but caters well for families with a pool, games, bikes and plenty more on site to hire, including donkeys for guided treks.
The residence itself is a classic rustic cottage, with wooden beams, a sunny terrace with views and plenty of painted tiles. With a sunny terrace made for outdoor eating plus a spiral staircase leading to the kids room, it’s got plenty of character. Visit the pretty town of Alájar for food, attend local fiestas and festivals or explore the countryside nearby for a relaxing break.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

What we love

  • It’s a classic rustic retreat, nestled in the mountains of a natural park and with plenty of activities, lessons and things to do, including a pool
  • The vibrant colors, from the painted tiles to the bedspreads, are full of Spanish flair
  • There is underfloor heating in the winter months
  • Outdoor games include chess, boules and ping pong
  • Walking routes and itineraries of the local area are also available from the knowledgeable owners
  • The stone cottage is surrounded by gardens and has a raised terrace for alfresco dining and striped deckchairs for sunbathing
  • On the ground floor, there is a bright sunny kitchen with garden views and modern equipment, and a spacious living room
  • The kids twin bedroom is down a flight of stairs from the lounge and has an ensuite bathroom
  • The master bedroom is on the ground floor, leading from the lounge, with an ensuite bathroom also
  • There is a communal CD and DVD library
  • The terrace has lovely views of the river
  • There is plenty for kids of all ages to do

Things to know

  • The residence is 1.5 hours from Seville airport
  • Car hire is strongly recommended to get the most of the area
  • Bathrooms have showers, not bathtubs
  • Stairs are gated
  • Babysitting can be arranged
  • The unheated pool is open from May as long as the weather permits and has a gate
  • WiFi is available at the reception building only
  • Hybrid mountain bike hire is also on offer
  • There’s a tennis court on site (bring racquets and kit) and lessons can be arranged
  • Spanish language and Spanish guitar lessons are also available by arrangement
  • Towels are provided but guests are asked to bring swimming towels
  • The cottage has a TV, DVD player and a travel crib
  • Rates listed include 10% tax and are based on a weekly stay
  • The residence has few books, toys and games for kids
  • All bedrooms have Air Conditioning
  • There is a 7 night minimum stay in July and August
  • Weekly rate is €1215 September - June; weekly rate in July and August is €1275

Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
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  • Itinerary
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  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner
Peter M.
Member since November 25, 2013

1 review

Maria T.
Visited in May 2018
Molinos Río Alájar is a gorgeous traditional Andalucían Finca in a beautiful rural setting. Our casita was really well equipped and surrounded by gardens and wonderful scented trees. We travelled with my children, 2 and 5, and we loved the outdoor space and lifestyle. Great country walks, donkey rides, swimming pool, tennis, and the beautiful little village of Alájar which was a 15 min walk. Perfect for disconnecting from city life. Peter and Monica were amazing hosts, always happy to help us with everything we needed.

Alájar, Andalusia

Whitewashed cottages and mountain views

This pretty whitewashed village is one of the jewels in the Sierra de Aracena natural park, the largest park in Andalusia and is inland and in the mountains. It’s a great foodie spot, with restaurants and bars serving up the best of Andalusian cuisine.