Andalucia accommodation on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema

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Responsible tourism: Andalucia accommodation on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema

Environment

A WAY OF LIVING:
We support the idea of ecotourism not only by offering a vacation accommodation in a natural surrounding but also by following the criteria, as much as we can, of responsible and sustainable tourism by trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society and local economy.
Many of our guests choose our place because they are interested and concerned about this idea. We invite you to share our little paradise with us and enjoy the hospitality of the nature and space that surrounds us.
We strongly believe that life should be easier than it is, that is why we try to live as simple, basic and “eco” as possible.

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN:
We have two acres of vegetable organic garden growing all kind of vegetables and fruits at our farm. All our farming is based on using nothing else but earth, sun, water and manure for growing. We refuse any kind of herbicide, chemical fertilizers or pesticide on our soil: our chicken and insects do the job for us.
We, following the organic idea of variety and recycling, work on taking from the nature what it is: compost, from our vegetables and other organic stuff will go to the ground again, and in the meantime we use the manure from a local cow organic farm.

BUILDING RESTORATION:
In the renovation of the house, natural local materials where used and existing features preserved rather than replaced.

FOOD:
We offer dinners as request. All ingredients are either homemade, homegrown or caught locally, and we try to eat as seasonal as possible.

ENERGY:
To reduce the impact on the environment, we rely on solar panels for our hot water and on a pellet stove for our heaters. We run the whole house on 3.3kw and hoping our guests act responsibly by minimizing their use of electricity. Nearly all of our lighting is with energy saving light bulbs.

WATER:
Through the middle of our farm runs a river which provides acequias (irrigations channel water) dating from Arabic time, water that we use for the house, our plants and vegetable garden without having to use electricity, just gravity. Our waste water goes through an organic septic tank

WASTE:
We provided full recycling and composting facilities for all our guests. In our kitchen there are always 4 containers: organic, paper, plastic and tin, and glass. The organic will go to our chickens or to be composted, and the rest will go to a recycle point that we have to deliver ourselves.

CLEANING:
We use environmentally friendly products for the laundry and cleaning the rooms. All washing is done at low temperatures. We provide clean sheets (at the beginning of the guests stay) and recycled loo roll.

Community

We live in a rural area, where everyone knows each other and that makes things easier. It is a philosophy of living, not consuming away from where we live and trying to be of a benefit to our local community. Most of our fruits and vegetables come from our garden. Those items that we cannot obviously grow are mostly bought locally.
We buy all our supplies preferably from independent traders where ever possible.
We promote local businesses, restaurants and shops, by encouraging our guests to explore and immerse themselves into the local culture by dining at local restaurants, visiting markets and buying gifts from local artisans and producers.

We invite you to share our little paradise with us and enjoy the hospitality of the nature and space that surrounds us. We, our house and garden will welcome you, it is not just words. That is why we will always be open to any suggestion you might have in order to ensure your vacation is a personal and unforgettable experience. WELCOME AND THANK YOU.

Landscape

We help the local wildlife by encouraging foxes and rabbits in the country, small birds and vultures in the sky, fishes and otters in the river, bees, thousands of insects. We plant certain bushes that we know attract the “good” insects who are necessary to develop a natural ecosystem.

ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Many of our guests choose our place because they are interested and concerned about the natural environment. We do give information as well as we are happy to learn from our guests. We cook for our guests who require so, so dinners are also a good opportunity to get to know us closer.
We invite you to share our little paradise with us and enjoy the hospitality of the nature and space that surrounds us. We, our animals, our house and garden will welcome you, it is not just words. That is why we will always be open to any suggestion you might have in order to ensure your vacation is a personal and unforgettable experience. WELCOME AND THANK YOU

17 Reviews of Andalucia accommodation on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema

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Reviewed on 24 Sep 2018 by

The most memorable part of the trip was the incredible kindness & thoughtfulness of the owner, Gonzalo. He went out of his way to make my 7 night stay relaxing, worry-free. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2018 by

Lovely shady garden with lots of running water in a beautiful, peaceful setting. There were many places to sit and enjoy the ambiance either with or away from the other visitors... Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Apr 2017 by

Wonderful calm and atmosphere of 5 moons. Superb. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2016 by

The children absolutely loved the river, pure, fresh, clear, with a lovely knee deep pool, early morning and late afternoon swims were amazing. Also, Gonzalo cooking an amazing paella for all the guests to eat together Read full review

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by

Its a beautiful area for walking Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2012 by

It is simply a really nice place to visit, with a wonderful creek flowing through the yard, many places to relax and think, great natural food, and perfect hosts...It was perfect for us. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jun 2012 by

Beautiful area, welcoming hosts and a wonderful home away from home...Very much enjoyed our time at the farm - feel very relaxed and would visit again. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2012 by

I loved this little farm and the people who run the B&B. It was in a lovely spot by a stream...I loved my time in the area of the B&B. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2011 by

The warm friendly welcome and hospitality that carried on for all our time there...Would liked to have stayed there forever! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2011 by

La casa es fantastica, los alrededores maravillosos y sus propietarios hospitalarios. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Apr 2011 by

AWESOME! It was exactly what we were looking for...a relaxing place from which we were easily able to explore and hike in the beauty of this region of Andalucia...We really enjoyed our hosts and the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2011 by

Absolutely wonderful - we had a delightful time. Highlights were the olive harvest (see above), "proper" Spanish breakfast with Gonzalo & Anja and their children, Anja's excellent cooking, cycling the Via Verde and walking the local hills. We were made to feel almost like members of the family. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2011 by

We had a really lovely time here, and could have stayed longer. We would love to return one day. The surrounding countryside and villages are simply stunning, and have a very special atmosphere. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2011 by

We loved this place and would love to go back, thank you to Anja and Gonzalo for welcoming us and giving us pointers and introductions! The journey there is breathtaking also and the Natural Park area beautiful. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2011 by

We were happy that our children enjoyed playing together with their 3-year-old boy, Merlin. In this large natural space, there are many things to do for children too. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2010 by

Most memorable were the friendly owners, lovely river and heaps of inspiring ideas for your home! They're so clever! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2010 by

This vacation is really for someone wanting to experience the local lifestyle. You feel like you are staying in a friend’s home. You have full access to your own kitchen, you eat eggs, veggies and olive oil from the farm. This is about as far as you can get from staying in a hotel. Read full review

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