For those of you following our adventures in cave land we have, not one, but two pieces of exciting news to tell you.
If you recall we originally purchased a wonderful, awesome and peaceful cave that needed a total reform within the area known as Cuevas de Luna (Caves of the Moon). The plans I had for that cave were endless. However, as life sometimes does, we went off at a tangent. We purchased a second huge cave which had already been fully reformed nearby in Puente Arriba. We soon fell in love with this cave and the land that surrounds it (or should I say them!). We have almost completed the transformation of turning our one cave into two caves – One side for us and one side to rent as a holiday let. All we needed to do to this rental side was yaso (plaster), fit a kitchen and do the final touches to the large lounge and bedrooms. It already has two fitted bathrooms (one ensuite) and a lovely log burner within the lounge.
Now we are at the stage where the whole cave has been yesoed and the kitchen has been built so we are close to having the cave ready for guests. We must wait for our rental licence before we can advertise and that is somewhere in the process within a Granada government office as we speak so we should be up and running for next year. The rental cave will be known as Cueva Limon (Lemon Cave). Here is a taster to what the kitchen will look like. Once the painting is complete, we have bright material at the shelves and the washing machine is in place I will quickly update with better pictures.
For those who would like to experience a different kind of holiday, cave living is certainly a great idea and if you are one of the 98% of the human race that has not had this experience I urge you to consider this as a holiday choice. You may very well get hooked like John and I.
The cave will have access to 2 large and private roof patios and a front patio (shown above) for guests to sit and watch the sun rise from behind the hills and over the river. There will be sun beds, hammocks and tables and chairs for those that enjoy the outdoor living as we do. We would also be happy to share our own gardens with our guests where you can enjoy table tennis and boules.
To take advantage of the many wonderful sights and interesting places to visit in the area we can organise 1/2 or full day tours to suit your needs. If you are considering buying a property we do urge you to tour around with someone that has a little knowledge of the different areas and we are always happy to pass on our own experiences to help you make the right choices for you.
As soon as the interior for the rental cave is ‘dressed’ I will update with more detailed pictures. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For those of you that thought we were mad to buy a cave in the first place…… we’ve gone and done it again! Well, to be precise – we have just purchased 6 caves in all. We are now an 8 cave family!
These caves are 5 minutes from our home and already have a licence in place for holiday lets. The caves are very different to our own and have a Spanish feel to them due to design and decoration. We have a little work to do with yeso, lights and accessories but again, we should be up and running by early next year. As we speak I am preparing a website for these caves so watch this space. They will be known as Cuevas de la Paz (Peace Caves).
I will be happy to provide pictures of the interiors and any other information as soon as we are at the stage when I feel that we are ready to show the world.
If anyone would like the experience of staying in a cave please get in touch. You will have a holiday to remember – promise. There is so much to see in the area from abandoned caves, fresh water swimming pools, beautiful cave villages and not forgetting the many mountains that surround us. Whether you walk, bike or travel by car there is something for everyone. But… don’t forget to stop and say ‘hi’ to the local shepherds whilst they attend their goats. I am always amazed at how the goats are herded by the shepherd and especially the dogs – usually by a nod of the head! I am thinking of recruiting one of our local shepherds to train our 3 rescue dogs. We need it!
As soon as the interior is ‘dressed’ I will update with pictures and share the new website for these beautiful caves. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.