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Castaño del Robledo, Andalusia, Spain

Host: Danny G.
Published October 13, 2021

Listing closed for this period

General description

  • Main home
Andalucian rustic mountain house, renovated, cosy interior, around 200 years old.. Electricity! Water! (These bills are paid for by us), heating for the rooms is provided. Spacious living room, bedroom and kitchen. Additional bedroom, bathroom and outdoor Patio space. House includes two cats, one older, Female, one younger, neutered Male. Sky and Pistacho are very affectionate and like company. They live in the Kitchen and outside. The Kitchen is upstairs, you can see the door at the top of the stairs in a photo.
We are looking for sitters who like animals and nature. Also to be available now and for a 3 month period for sitting. This is an exchange, care of house and animals ls in exchange for a place to live. As stated, we pay local taxes, water, electricity. Internet is provided!
Castaño del Robledo is a quiet mountain village in the province of Huelva. Population about 150, there are 2/3 bars, pharmacia, 2 butchers, one shop. Daily bread delivery into the village. It is better if you have a car but not essential. Nearest public transport is FUENTEHERIDOS. 10 km from Aracena, 100km from Sevilla.
This is the heart of the Sierra, you will not find a more beautiful place. Walking, foraging, history, architecture, Jamon.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • 2 cats
Essentially you have to love animals! Our cats, Sky and Pistacho are very friendly. Sky is a female cat, a little older and may need a little more cleaning up after. They live in one room of the house - the kitchen and there they can access the patio outside.

Pistacho is a neutered male who likes to roam, he is more domesticated than Sky. Both are rescue cats.

We will provide the food or reimburse you for the food you purchase, with a receipt.

Sky is an older cat is incontinent. Please be a person who likes animals and is ok with cleaning after them and looking after them.

Daily feeding routine - they love to eat food and will ask you all day, there will be lots if food, for a little bit whenever they want.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • Less than 20 m² (210 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
Hi, please research Castaño Del Robledo and take a look! it is set in the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche. Nestled in-between three peaks, this is the highest elevation village in the province of Huelva. there is 1 shop for groceries, 1 pharmacy, 2 bars, the daily bread delivery is around 11am.

Our home is renovated but still very RUSTIC! built over 200 years ago. It is warm and cosy. we have lots of heaters and we pay the bills for the house so you can keep yourselves and the animals warm! We do have a wood-burner/stove in the kitchen (you would have to get the wood to burn, there is a lot to find in the mountains or you can buy it) but we do not use the stove very much, it makes the room very hot! The kitchen is upstairs and it is the hub of the house.. there are 2 bedrooms, one downstairs - master bedroom with a joining bathroom, one bedroom upstairs with a toilet/shower aswell! The living room is 20 m2 with lots of comfy seating.

Please consider, this is a quiet place, for a single person you must like your own company!
It might be a better opportunity for a couple. It is not the easy life in the mountains, it is very beautiful and a challenge.

You will have to manage the house and keep it clean and free from damp, we have heaters to keep it warn and a vaccum cleaner to help you! You will have to clean up the patio of garden debris and animal debris!

We have outdoors space, a patio downstairs, a terrace upstairs and a walkway with lots of plants and pots to look after. This is important for us, we need you to care for the garden, water taken from the tap is ok for this.

There is another house attached, you will have to check this for watering plants on the balcony and in case there is a water leak from the big storms. It is important to make sure this building is dry and looked after.

The closest City is Sevilla, you are also 60 km from Portugal. We don't mind if you go and explore and leave the animals for 1 night or 2,

The nearest bus stop from Sevilla is 4km away in the next village of Fuenteheridos, this village has a small supermarket, bars, restaurants, a post office and a bank. The nearest town is Aracena, this is 10km away. It might be better for you if you drive a car, but it is not essential.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 5 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Regional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
We have a big collection of books to keep people entertained intellectually, or maybe spiritually, or with cookery, or gardening, or maybe a crime novel to perk your interest. We display a lot of artwork - paintings in the house made by Becca. We also have a large DVD collection and TV/DVD player. We can also discuss the internet connection, please specify if you need it.
You will find this a great place to forage herbs, fruit and mushrooms, with some local specialities!
The real luxury is the campo surrounding the village, you are in the most beautiful place, Castaño del Robledo - Shangri-La Existe is a sticker you might see on a local car. There are not many of them! the population of the village is about 150, it is very quiet and very local, with some characters to meet.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
People come to this village for walking holidays - Senderismo - most weekends there will be people walking through the village, relaxing in the plaza, sightseeing El Monumento, the village itself is listed for heritage purposes, it is very traditional Andalusian. also it is for the lovers of Jamon, this is the home of Jamon Serrano, Pata Negra, there are as many butchers as bars (2) selling the local delicacies. Do not worry if you are vegetarian! there is lots of foraging and seasonal natural bounty that springs from the ground! Setas / Mushroom season is upon us, swiftly followed by the castaño / chestnut season. Also some Walnuts if you are lucky!

Castaño del Robledo, Andalusia, Spain

21292 Castaño del Robledo, Huelva, Spain

Available

From Monday 2021

To Monday 2022

firm dates

Home-sits over

Host

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Danny G.

Registered since 28/09/2020

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