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Accommodation / Affiliated Members
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CASAS RURALES / GRANADA province
Casa de la Luz in Bubión and Casa Launa in Pitres are two nicely decorated self catering houses for 4 till 6 people.
Located in two whitewashed moorish villages of the Alpujarras of Granada province at 1300m altitude, close to the Sierra Nevada National Park, both apartments are ideal for walking, birdwatching and enjoying silence.
The houses are fully equipped and also prepared for winter.
Granada city is located at some 75km and the Meditarrenean See some 50km.
Further details you can find on our website
Telephone: +34-958763900 and mobile number +34-628631616
HOTELS / MALAGA province
Cortijo de las Piletas is a country hotel located in the heart of Andalucia. Only 12km. from the picturesque town of Ronda, in the Natural Park of Grazalema, the Cortijo allows visitors to explore a great variety of natural environments, both on the property grounds as well as the surrounding areas. Beautiful patios and gardens surround the house offering cosy nooks for our guests to relax in harmony with nature. We look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable stay with us.
Telephone: +34 605 080295 Fax: +34 951 230603
Hotel Los Castaños is a small rural hotel of quality, more like a "riad" really. We are located in Cartajima, a small (pop: 100) traditional mountain village (one of the famed pueblos blancos) 17 km from Ronda in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda. Cartajima is close to the cultural delights of this bustling town yet far enough away to experience authentic Andalucia. Our seven ensuite king-size/twin rooms range from stylishly economic to purely luxurious. A perfect base for birdwatching or chilling while we pamper you.
Telephone: +34 952180778 Mobile: +34 696081354
Molino del Santo is the perfect base in the Ronda area for birdwatchers who like their creature comforts. Environmentally friendly. Good and interesting local food, the ideal spot to please the less ornithologically-committed other half!!! Dippers frequent the stream alongside our terrace, golden orioles and bee-eaters abound and eagles and vultures scan from above, amongst many, many other species in this beautiful area. Open to non-residents every day for meals (best to reserve), snacks, bar and cafeteria service.
Telephone: +34 952167151 Fax: +34 952167327
Hotel Restaurant Bandolero is a small, charming family run rural hotel & restaurant tucked away in Júzcar, the only blue village in Spain and one of the seven small villages of the Upper Genal Valley in the Ronda Mountains. Júzcar is surrounded by four natural parks splendidly full with nature, La Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve, Grazalema Natural Park, Los Alcornocales, Sierra Real Bermeja, as well as the Genal Valley itself, all excellent locations for walking and bird watching. Hotel Restaurant Bandolero offers tapas and creative cuisine along with the creature comforts of country living with eight spacious double rooms decorated in a rustic style, bar-restaurant and terrace, lounge, out-door swimming pool with terrace and stunning views of the facing valley and mountains. Hotel Bandolero is also very well situated to visit other popular locations in & around Andalusia such as Fuente de Piedra, Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Marbella, Jerez de la Frontera, Ubrique, Seville and the many white villages in the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga and Seville.
Telephone: +34 952183660 Mobile: +34 648092242
APARTMENTS / MALAGA province
Comfortable, self-contained first floor apartment for rent. A short walk from Fuente de Piedra lake. Minutes from local amenities. Sleeps up to five or six at a push, plus travel-cot. Ideal for birding base. A short stay of up to three nights costs just 100 euros. Off-road parking or secure parking with payment of key deposit. Not suitable for elderly or infirm. No pets. Smoking not permitted inside the apartment, but there is a roof terrace. For more details visit the web site.
Telephone: +34 952735292
Villa's / MALAGA province
Luxury Villa to Rent in the Serrańia de Ronda and Grazalema. You will find around 250 species of birds in the Serrania de Ronda, a marvellous area for all bird lovers. Right on the doorstep of Villa Casa Sonańa you have sightings of local eagles, vultures and enjoy listening to the owls calling at night!. Villa Casa Sonana is a unique and impressive holiday Villa. Sleeping 8 persons very comfortably in 4 bedrooms all with luxury en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi throughout and a large private pool, it truly is an amazing property. It is situated in 7 acres of private land on the edge of the Ronda Mountains, offers uninterrupted vistas from every angle and offers guests true seclusion and a taste of ‘The Real Spain’. The natural parks of Grazalema, Sierra de Las Nieves and Los Alcornocales are all within easy reach and local guides can be arranged.
Telephone : + 44 (0) 77 70 320 884.
HOTELS / CADIZ province
La Botica de Vejer guest house is an ideal base for nature tourists, particularly for those interested in ornithology and birdwatching. Vejer is located within the region of La Janda, an area of outstanding ornithological value due to its strategic location as part of the Gibraltar Strait area and close to large natural parks as well as to La Janda. From the rooftop terrace of the hotel, which offers a spectacular view over the area, you can easily observe species such as kestrel, lesser kestrel, spotless starling, swallow, common and pallid swifts, which nest in the surroundings of the hotel.
Telephone: +34 956450225 Mobile: +34 617477636 / 610778879
10% discount on our rates to all members of ABS
Hotel Restaurant Al Lago is is a family run rural boutique hotel and restaurant, close to Ronda.
Overlooking an azure lake below the picturesque pueblo of Zahara de la Sierra. One of Spain's heritage "white villages" and part of the "rutas de pueblos blancos". Zahara sits in the dramatic landscape of the "Sierra de Grazalema" a protected nature reserve popular for hiking, birdwatching and paragliding.
In the well establised restaurant, we are now using locally sourced ingredients to re-create rustic Andalucian cuisine with a contemporary touch. All meals can be enjoyed out on our terrace, which stares over the wide reaching lake and off into mountains dotted with olive trees.
Interiors are strikingly simple with a focus on understated luxury; large comfortable beds, crisp linens, polished natural plaster walls and soothing earth tones. Each room has wrought iron French doors opening onto balconies with views over the lake.
Telephone: +34 956123032 Mobile: +34 662052553
Hotel La Torre is situated on the main N340 just west of Tarifa and provides comfortable rooms with an en-suite and a free breakfast. Dinner is also available. There is free wifi in all rooms. With ample free parking this is an ideal base especially for birders visiting the nearby top sites of Tarifa for raptors, Los Lances beach and the delights of both La Janda and Barbate. Bolonia is a short journey away so the hotel can be used as an ideal base for a short birding break. Hotel Restaurante La Torre can be found at Km 77.2 on the N340 and contact the following for more details. 10% discount on our rates to all members of ABSTelephone: +34 956 68 99 90
CASAS RURALES / CADIZ province
Casa McCallion is situated in Cadiz Province, on the ridge of the Sierra del Cabrito midway between Algeciras and Tarifa and just a short walk away from the Alcornocales National Park. We offer a range of accommodation including en-suites with breakfast rooms that can provide bed & Breakfast and self-contained apartments including private gardens or patios. The gardens themselves attract a range of small birds and the house is centrally located for visiting the nearby raptor viewing points at El Algarrobo and Cazalla. Gibraltar is not too far away to the east and the birding hotspots of La Janda and coastal observations points such as Los Lances and Bolonia are close by to the west..
Further details and costs can be found by Tel: +34 956688177 Mobile: +34 615340027
Huerta Grande Province Cadiz “ ESTRECHO” Strait of Gibraltar
Huerta Grande`s self-catering cottages and wooden log cabins are spread out within a 7 acres of woodland
Our 7 acres are nestled in a narrow gorge canuto that carries the sound of fresh water throughout the grounds. These canutos conserve a sub-tropical habitat unique in Europe: a dense foliage of rhododendron, laurel, ash, birch, oak, and even a rare species of carnivorous plants. Huerta Grande is a little way inland, roughly halfway between Gibraltar and Tarifa. During the bird migration months you will struggle to leave the Huerta Grande car park as raptors fly past. You can spot black kites, honey buzzards, Egyptian vultures, griffon vultures, and with a little bit of luck, the magnificent Ruppell´s Vulture. At night, sitting in the café terrace, you will be captivated by the Beater call as it crosses the Strait.
In Huerta Grande you will find peace and tranquillity. There is a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi and a lovely outdoor terrace, a swimming pool and we can offer meals and Pic-Nics for groups. We can organize transport, specialised Bird guides, Whale and Dolphin watching and short trips to Morocco for hiking or Birdwatching
Tel 0034 956 67 97 00 - Spanish only: 0034 659 483 458 - Spanish, English and German: 680 483 458
Casa Alcornocales is situated in Alcalá de los Gazules the Capital town of the Alcornocales Natural Park. Alcalá is in the Cadiz Province, midway Algeciras and Jerez de la Frontera. We offer self-catering accommodation and bed and breakfast. We have four en-suite bedrooms all with individual beds that can be arranged as singles or doubles. We can accommodate eight people and can provide a full meal service if required. We also have a large roof terrace with spectacular views over the natural park and of course a good view point to spot migrating birds. The town is also known for its resident population of lesser kestrels. We are centrally located for visiting the nearby birding hotspots of La Janda, the Gibraltar Straits and coastal observations points such as Los Lances, Tarifa and Bolonia; all are under an hour away. Please contact me direct for further information or visit our website.
Telephone Helen: +34 956420487 Mobile: +34 605524624
Casa Zambra This spacious townhouse has an open plan living room/dining room and kitchen with lots of character. The kitchen leads onto a secluded patio. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms) Another flight of stairs leads to a roof terrace with amazing views over the countryside. The house has reverse air con/heating units and a wood pellet burner so it is comfortable to use for summer or winter breaks. WIFI throughout the house (including the patio and terrace).
Olvera is known as “the King of the Pueblo Blancos” (white towns) and it was declared a Protected Area of Artistic and Historical Importance in 1983. It is a friendly town with a population of around 10,000 and has all the amenities you will need to enjoy your holiday.
The area is very popular with bird watchers - the most important site close to Olvera is The Peñón de Zaframagón, one of the largest Griffon Vulture colonies in Europe and home to a pair of Bonelli’s Eagle.
Casita Alegria -
Jimena de la Frontera - sleeps 2.
Our beautiful holiday home is on a quiet street near the Moorish castle and is within easy walking distance of all amenities.
The accommodation occupies the top floor of a traditional town house and is comfortable and well equipped. There are reverse air con/heating units and open log fire so is suitable for summer or winter breaks. There are stunning views over the countryside from the terrace and from inside the house.
Jimena de la Frontera is surrounded by the Alcornocales national park and the countryside is beautiful and varied with numerous walks (many from the village itself). It is also an ideal area for bird watchers.
BED & BREAKFAST / HUELVA province
Casa Annette - Bed and Breakfast. Come and stay in the heart of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, in its prettiest village, Cortelazor La Real. Situated in the Sierra Morena, 100km northwest of Seville, we are perfectly placed to be used as a base for seeing the whole spectrum of Andalcian bird life. The Sierra lies athwart the spring and autumn migration routes and is particularly rich in raptors. Although slightly more than 100 km away, a daytrip to the world famous Doñana National Park is more than feasible. In addition to its wildlife, the area offers numerous well signposted walking routes and is justly famous for the standard of its cuisine. The village itself has amenities to suit every taste, but within easy driving distance there are the regional capital, Aracena, with its world famous cave system and a staggering variety of bars and restaurants to fit every taste and pocket; the water springs of Fuenteheridos; the viewpoint at the Peña de Arias Montano and the 10th century mosque at Almonaster La Real.
Telephono: +34 699756764
Appartments / HUELVA province
Costa Luz EL Portil Apartments offer you anything you could need to spend the perfect birding holidays. They are all modern and functional apartments. With soft and nice decoration. Wide windows to let the marvellous natural light in. Great terrace with views over the sea and golf courses, where you can have an unforgettable dinner with family or friends while you watch the sun set. If you prefer you can ride your bike all around the area where the landscape will surprise you and make you fall in love with this coast of Costa de la Luz.
Quite and secure building, just beside the natural area called "Laguna del Portil", where bird watching is one of the most popular activities.
HOTELS / Sevilla province
Hotel Fivegates is in the Villa Ducal of Osuna in the Seville countryside. Osuna is a small town of great architectural beauty and heritage and is surrounded by agricultural fields, olive groves, steppes and lagoons that allow the co-existence of different habitats and the proximity of other Ornithological attractions, barely an hour away, making it a prime destination for bird lovers.
Telephone: +34 954820877 /+34 626620717
Hostal Fivegates has 14 rooms with a capacity of 22 guests, free WIFI, air conditioning, and very comfortable beds with en-suite bathrooms. Guests share a common living room and kitchen to create an atmosphere where you can feel at home and which you can enjoy as a group, or privately. There are all the facilities available to self-cater for your own needs. Osuna has many bars and restaurants if you prefer to eat out.
CASAS RURALES / Cordoba province
Pasada Niña Margarita, Aldea de los Villares, Priego de Cordoba
A rural complex of 6 apartments with bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and a common room with fireplace and small bar for the use of guests. 200 metres away is the rural house that we call “La Huerta” which has 15 beds spread over 4 bedrooms, a large living room with fireplace, kitchen and 3 bathrooms. The area is very quiet, surrounded by several mountains including the highest in Cordoba province and lots of birds. Only on the local feast day of San Isidro, the local patron of the village, will you hear any noise.
Web site: www.casadelasubbetica.com
Further details and costs can be found by Tel: +34 957704054 Mobile: +34 638281362
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