This is one of the very few houses that have a front patio, as almost all others have front doors directly on to the narrow street. Ours is tiled, has a small garden with roses, a wisteria and a brick built shed for storage.
The small entrance hall has a table and chairs, a ceiling fan and wood burning stove. From the hall there is the stairway hall with desk and bookcase leading into the main living room which has a ceiling fan, sofa, two armchairs, dining table and chairs and a bookcase. Even on a hot day, this room is cool.
The kitchen is well equipped with work tops and B and Q wall cupboards. As well as the normal stainless steel sink and draining board, there is a Belfast sink with hot and cold taps. There is a new oven, a ceramic stove with extractor fan over and refrigerator.
On the first floor there is a single bedroom with en suite, a main bedroom with ceiling fan and portable air conditioner. The original bathroom was an annexe reached through a small patio. The washing machine and dryer are in this bathroom which doubles as utility room. The small patio gets the sun for most of the day and clothes dry very fast. The passageway between the two rooms has a bookcase, clothes cupboard and the stairway to the top floor.
On the top floor to the rear, is a spacious bedroom/hobby room with sofa/double bed, coffee table chest of drawers. At the front of the house is a spacious open balcony with seating and brick barbecue grill. From here a beautiful view north across the valley towards Baena which can be seen in the distance. Looking south are the limestone cliffs.
Zuheros is one of the prettiest white wall villages of Andalusia, famous for its bats cave (Cueva de los Murcielagos). It dates from the time of the Moors, has a castle and is built on the side of a mountain. The views around are stunning.
The old railway track, about a 100 miles long, is below the village and is now used as a walking and cycling route and is very popular with tourists. There are also several hill walks out of the village.
Zuheros is located north of Malaga and takes exactly 1-1/2 hours drive from the Airport to the village via the AP46 and A45 motorways to Lucena then a good A road to the village. It is almost exactly half way between Cordoba and Granada which are both an easy hours drive from the village. Seville is also within easy reach for a day out and of course the coast is only 1-1/2 hours away.
The focal point of the village is the Plaza with the church and castle and Rafa's restaurant and bar. His outside tables are very pleasant in the cool evenings and mid-day sun. Down the road is the local rural hotel which has a very nice restaurant plus a large bar with an economical bar menu. At the top of the village where the bus turns, is Pacos bar, where we sit drinking glasses of red for 2 euros each.There is a mini supermarket and butchers, so it is possible to live without going out of town, but in Baena, a large town about 8km away, there is a Lidl and large Carrefour for the main weekly shop.