El Vihuelo is a wonderful, old Andalusian estate at the foot of the Sierra de Cádiz. The tranquility of the surrounding countryside makes it the perfect place not only as our base, and the starting point for our interesting riding tours and excursions in the area, but also for relaxing afterwards.
Location and surroundings
El Vihuelo lies within the two well-known nature reserves, „Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema“ and „Parque Natural de los Alcornocales“. It is not far from the white village of El Bosque and is surrounded by old olive trees, holm oaks and extensive pasture land, where not only our horses but also the typical red Andalusian cows, the retintas, enjoy life in the open.
The countryside is full of variety and riders have everything they could possibly wish for: unspoiled mountain scenery, secluded valleys, green forests and spectacular rock formations on the one hand on the way to Grazalema and Ronda, and the undulating pastures, extensive olive groves and cotton fields, eucalyptus woods, small rivers and emerald green reservoirs on the other hand towards Arcos de la Frontera. Once again, the many faces of Andalusia will surprise you. If you love nature and peace and quiet, this is your paradise. Its unique location – secluded and peaceful but nevertheless central – offers plenty of possibilities for both riding and excursions.
The old 19th century oil mill has been completely renovated in the last few years, sparing no cost and paying great attention to detail, and transformed into a casa rural. It was important to keep all the old elements so that none of its original character was lost. Every day you can discover old relics from the past which add to the charm and uniqueness of the finca. El Vihuelo combines the originality of the past with the comfort of modern times, all under one roof.
The finca is comprised of several buildings in which the six bedrooms and apartments, as well as a cosy breakfast room and lounge area, are to be found. The spacious grounds have been lovingly designed using typically Mediterranean plants. There are many little corners for quiet moments and large terraces to relax on and enjoy the unique 360° view. You can cool off in the swimming pool during the summer months and watch the vultures nesting in the steep cliffs of the mountain opposite the pool. El Vihuelo is a unique place for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside.
Rooms and apartments
There are 6 rooms in all, 4 doubles and 2 good-sized apartments, furnished and decorated in Spanish style with a loving attention to detail. They all have an ensuite bathroom and shower, television and heating or fireplace. Service includes cleaning on a daily basis, bed linen and towels. WLAN is available free of charge in communal areas such as the lounge.