Ermita del Carmen

Historical beauty meets modern luxury at Ermita del Carmen, a fully refurbished 15th Century chapel located in the heart Andalusia. Surrounded by the natural wonders of the Spanish countryside, this was once the site of a Roman temple erected in honour of the goddess Venus.

Stepping inside the 500-year-old building, guests get to see how the architects have cleverly incorporated the majesty of the building into 21st Century living. A large open plan living area has big comfy sofas, TV, book shelves and fireplace on one side and then a dining table large enough to seat 8 people on the other. A fully equipped kitchen complete with fridge/freezer, oven and microwave leads off the room.

There’s also a comfy mezzanine area with a desk and further seating up from the living area. Upstairs there there are 3 bedrooms, all with views of the stunning natural park that surrounds the Ermita, and 2 bathrooms. There is also a double bedroom with its own ensuite.

Large glass sliding doors from the living room lead out onto the natural stone paved patios that can be found around the property. Here there is further seating for al fresco dining or enjoying an evening drink. The house is also surrounded by an olive garden and fruit and vegetable gardens that are harvested when in season. The trees can offer a great escape from the sunshine to sit back and relax under and when it does get too hot guests can take a dip in the 15-metre long salt water infinity pool.

The surrounding area is brimming with things to do for those who want to get out and about. Take a walk or bike ride in the Andalusian countryside, with the park around Ermita del Carmen offering plenty of routes to enjoy. And there are even a couple of bicycles available for guests to make use of. Or for those that want to relax a little more, discover the nearby villages of Carcabuey, Luque, Zagrilla, Zuheros or Priego and have a beer with the locals, or check out the tapas bars. For those who prefer the hustle and bustle the cities of Cordoba, Granada and Malaga are only an hour away and boast shops, cafes, restaurants and much more.

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