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Charming village cottage in one of the famed white villages

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom cottage to sleep 3 in the old part of Montejaque near Ronda

A cozy white cottage tucked away in a corner of the beautiful village of Montejaque retaining its original charm and a get away from it all feel. The views from its roof terrace are as good as it gets. The house lies at the top of the beautiful old village close to the start of the national park, so very easy access for long scenic walks. An ideal place for a peaceful break - walking, birdwatching, sightseeing and relaxing. The cottage has one bedroom with a double and single bed and adjacent bathroom, a sitting/dining room on the ground floor with a wood burner for the chilly winter evenings with an adjacent kitchen. A spacious roof terrace is accessed from main stairs, it is behind and above the house. The bars, shops and restaurants are a few hundred meters away, and the communal pool a little further.

Property Manager
Linda Woolterton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian, dutch
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just to let you know we had a great time in Montejaque - what a beautiful place and the cottage really is charming - the views from the roof terrace are fantastic. We really enjoyed walking in the area and managed to do the walk to Ronda via the 'zig-zag' path (train back!), walks to both the Pileta caves (amazing) and the Gatos caves (dipped our feet in but not brave enough to swim - the water was so cold!), and also a couple of walks to Jimera de Libar (train back again!). We ate in the Patio and also the Casitas, both very good, and also enjoyed a late night drink in the 'barrel bar' - we thought we'd earned it after all the walking Emoji One good find for us was Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar - my husband Martin is a craft beer fan and this bar had craft beers from all over the world (and very friendly owners) - hence why we went back twice! Everyone kept telling us how good El Muelle at Benaojan station is but unfortunately they are now on their Autumn opening hours so were closed on the evening we tried to go - maybe another time! After Montejaque we had 2 nights in Cordoba and 2 nights in Granada so a perfect end to the holiday.

Thank you so much
Sep 2014
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Montejaque Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The cottage has a double and single bed in the same room. We have an almost identical cottage next door which has a twin room if preferred.
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
The pool is a public pool in the village. there is also lovely swimming in rivers and rock pools nearby The cottage has a roof terrace with fabulous views, the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or evening drinks. There is a cozy wood burner for the cooler spring and winter evenings.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Charming village cottage in one of the famed white villages
average rating of 4.3 based on 12 reviews
Hamilton, On.

Cute cottage in a quaint village

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has essentials for an extended stay. We arrived to experience a lively annual festival. The village square is a great place to meet visitors and locals.

Be prepared to carry your luggage up some steep paths!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the village linda
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Een klein authentiek huisje in een prachtig gelegen dorp ingesloten tussen berglandschap.

  • 3 of 5

Voor mensen die goed ter been zijn en niet terugdeinzen voor een stevig 'klimmetje' een leuke vakantieplek.

Het eenvoudige huisje vertoont wat achterstallige service.. ligstoel kapot, lampen defect, klein en ongemakkelijk zittend bistrosetje.. maar je voelt je wel een inwoner van Montejaque. Er hangt een gemoedelijke sfeer en het dorp is zeker niet overspoeld door toeristen.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you felt that the cottage needed some service. We in fact put in a new kitchen and updated the bathroom very recently. I was not aware that some items were broken and will ensure this is resolved. I hope this did not spoil your stay am glad you liked the village Linda
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Lovely cottage in beautiful mountain village

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in September and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely in a traditional way with lots of rustic charm, and the views from the roof terrace are amazing. The cottage itself is cosy and comfortable, ideal for a couple, with everything we needed for basic cooking - we thought it was really excellent value for money.

The owner was very friendly in all communications and helpful in providing us with lots of local information on tourist attractions, walks, restaurants, etc.

The village itself is lovely with several shops and a beautiful village square with a variety of places to eat and drink.

We did not have a car but found it fairly easy to get around - we took the 9am bus to Ronda a couple of times and got the bus or train back. The area is fantastic for walking - we walked for miles and were able to get back from both Ronda and Jimera de Libar by taking the train to the neighbouring village of Benaojan and walking from there - about 3km but be warned very steep! Montejaque itself and the surrounding area are very hilly so if you love walking its fine but if steep hills are a problem then a car would definitely be necessary.

A note about the village swimming pool - apparently it is only open during school holidays so was closed when we were there - I think it closed sometime around the 2nd week of September, not sure when exactly in the year it re-opens.

Overall the area is amazing with lots to do - we combined our trip with visits to Gibraltar, Cordoba and Granada - all by public transport which is cheap and easy to use. Montejaque is a great place for a relaxing getaway and the cottage is charming and great value for money.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and very envious how energetic you were. But you can also be just as lazy as you like in Montejaque! Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
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Spanish break

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic break. Perfect location. Lovely village, friendly atmosphere. Would definately stay again, although a fan would have been helpfull.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halden, Norway

Budget cottage in a charming location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for budget accommodation as a base for our travels around Andalucia and this little cottage turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The cottage was well-equipped for our daily needs. Although we were there during the hottest time of year, the cottage's location in the upper part of the village meant that we got a cool breeze during the night. The living area's location on the ground floor with its back wall underground, ensured that the inside temperature is significantly lower than outside during the hottest part of the day. There is also a charming little terrace on top of the house and it was wonderful to sit there when it got cooler in the evenings and listen to sounds and chatter drifting upwards from the village.

Montejaque itself is absolutely charming! The locals, along with the inhabitants of neighboring Benaojan, organize processions and festivals throughout the spring and summer primarily for themselves. But they do not mind at all when tourists drop in to partake of the jubilance. We mostly shopped and dined in the village itself, but occasionally treated ourselves to something fancier in Ronda, 15 minutes by car.

There is no end to what can be done in the region. There are numerous, well-marked trails through the Grazalema natural park as well as many white villages scattered throughout the mountains (Gaucin, Zahara, Algodonales). There are also several locations worth visiting within a 1.5-2 hour drive, such as Gibraltar, Malaga, Seville, and Costa del Sol. Cordoba or Granada are only a leisurely 3-hour drive away. We plan on going back to the same place when the weather is cooler to take more advantage of the outdoor life.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bien

  • 4 of 5

Une maison agréable et bien située pour visiter les villages blancs.

Nous y étions début aout et le village est très actif. Des activités, concerts et autres spectacles tous les soirs.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had an enjoyable stay Linda
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Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
San Pedro
Car: necessary

Montejaque is one of the beautiful white villages of Andalucia. It is located 15 km from Ronda and lies in the Grazalema Natural Park. The village has a long history reaching back to the time of the conquest by the Moors. It is built on a rocky hillside above a valley of sunflower fields, olive groves and vineyards.

In this traditional Spanish village you will, like us, soon feel part of rural Andalucian life where it is so easy to relax and enjoy a peaceful time away from the pressures of modern life. As you walk to your house you follow steep, winding streets which thread their way between whitewashed cottages, whilst a few steps further on the edge of the village, sheep and goat bells can be heard as the animals meander about the surrounding hillside.

Moreover the 21st century has bought some changes so albeit you can not beat the traditional tapas there are several delightful restaurants, bars, shops even a fishmongers with incredibly cheap fresh fish.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% is payable on booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
The price quoted includes a charge of E10 for meet and greet, E 10 for laundry and towels, E30 for cleaning, E13 per week for gas bottle and in the winter E5 one bag of wood for the open fire, the balance is the rental

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.