6 independent reviews for Sierra de Grazalema organic farm in Andalucia

Reviews for Sierra de Grazalema organic farm in Andalucia

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review 24 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

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. There is not just one exciting part - my entire stay was exciting. What a beautiful location, and the village of Zahara de la Sierra is fabulous. I rented the apartment and absolutely loved it - cooking in my own kitchen, relaxing outdoors in the many garden areas.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

To me one week was not enough - if you are looking for a relaxing stay in the Spanish countryside, staying on a beautiful, tranquil farm, then I suggest that you stay for at least 2 weeks.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so - it was nice to buy locally sourced fruits & vegetables.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was the experience of a lifetime - one I would most certainly repeat.

review 22 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

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. The house is also lovely with thick walls and small windows keeping it cool, simple but comfortable rooms and a well equipped shared kitchen. The property is ideally located for exploring the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park with many lovely villages within 45 minutes drive.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you want meals to be provided, check when you book as Gonzalo is not able to provide them if he is there on his own. This was not clear when I booked and wasn't a problem for us, but might be for others. You need a car to get around as it is in a very hilly area so although the village is quite close it isn't really practical to walk there. If you want to walk in the central area of the park, much of it is closed between June and mid October so bear that in mind, but there are many local walks which can still be done.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the property is environmentally friendly as far as possible and we ate and shopped in the local towns.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We had a fabulous time and spent many hours relaxing in the gardens especially over breakfast and in the cool of the evening. Gonzalo was a great host and provided anything we wanted.

review 9 Apr 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Wonderful calm and atmosphere of 5 moons

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

There is self catering available but the meals Gonzalo cooks are great. No need to bring wine only beer if you want one. Good walk direst from the farm.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes- local produce, and water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Superb

review 12 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

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

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you want to go self catering, note that there isnt too much to buy in Zahara itself. There is a larger supermarket in a village about 15 minutes away

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Amazing, the accommodation has become a real paradise for us, and the children cannot stop talking about it

review 14 May 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Its a beautiful area for walking

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We used the accommodation as a base for walking, but also travelled to Seville for a day, and to Ronda. Centrally located for trips to Jerez and Cadiz too, but also ideal for days out in the local area, walking or enjoying tapas!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We used the restaurants in Zahara and Grazalema.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A nice place to stay. We were there in April, and the owner was away when we arrived and the place was charming but tending towards neglect. However, the owner started tidying the garden on his return, and was very friendly and helpful.

review 4 Jun 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Beautiful area, welcoming hosts and a wonderful home away from home.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Sit back and relax, enjoy the sounds of the stream running next to the house. Make some time to enjoy the countryside and swim in the wonderful lake just a few km's away.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Everything is recycled, farm is run on solar power, wonderful organic vegetable garden, chickens for fresh eggs, olive oil also made at the farm. We would agree that the hosts reduce the environmental impact with what they do on the farm and that the support conservation in the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very much enjoyed our time at the farm - feel very relaxed and would visit again.

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