The Old Mill Jabugo

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Villa/House Quirky Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space

This beautiful five-bedroom country villa, set in a nature reserve in northwestern Andalusia, is a gem of a place. Originally an olive mill, it has been lovingly converted yet still retains much of its original charm and character. Colourful mosaics and a stylish wrought iron door extend an elegant welcome to the property with stairs leading to the vast kitchen on the first floor. Well-equipped and drenched in natural light, the kitchen is a sociable space with an eight-seater breakfast bar and a 10-seater hardwood dining table. The large corner sofa also invites you to sit and chat with friends and family while soaking up the views of the glorious valley.

From the kitchen, red-tiled flooring sweeps through to a high-ceilinged sitting room. Adorned with artefacts from various parts of the world, including rugs from South America and pictures from India, it's the perfect room to relax in. On chilly nights, grab a book from the adjacent library and curl up on the leather sofa in front of the fireplace. There’s even under-floor heating for additional comfort! One of the bedrooms is located on this floor and features a king-size bed, built-in cupboards, an en-suite shower room and more glorious views. Three other bedrooms are located on lower levels and can be accessed via the hall. All are light and airy with unfussy decor, whitewashed walls, and shuttered windows.

While the interior is effortlessly serene, the outdoor space is simply magnificent. With three terraces and a rolling hillside, there's plenty of space to enjoy. Start the day with a coffee on the upper east terrace while watching the sunrise over the treetops, then plunge into the swimming pool. Afterwards, enjoy a game of petanque on the private pitch or cool off in one of the dipping pools. There's even an orchard if you fancy picking your own fresh figs, pears, and oranges. Alternatively, you might want to take it easy on a sun lounger and enjoy the sound of birdsong in the surrounding oak and olive trees.

After a day of fun and relaxation, congregate on the western terrace for some enchanting sunset views over the town of Cortegana. Later, feast al fresco at the large dining table and watch as the stars light up the sky. This is a magical place for those seeking rest and relaxation. However, there are amenities nearby, with the small town of Jabugo just a 5-minute walk away. Jabugo is famous for its ham, and you can sample it at the local bars, restaurants, and shops.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Parents should note that the villa has two open dipping pools with depths of one foot and three foot, and a swimming pool, so children must be supervised at all times
  • There are a number of stairs both inside and outside the villa and there's a long track down to the pool, so it's not the best for those with mobility issues
  • A car is highly recommended to access the property and explore the local area

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

The Villa

Located near the quaint town of Jabugo, this beautiful, five-bedroom country villa, set in a nature reserve in northwestern Andalusia, is a gem of a place and the perfect option if you're looking for a rural paradise.

First Floor (going down)
- Entrace hallway with glass and iron inner door
- 'Chestnut' room: bedroom with king-size double bed, two built-in wardrobes, and en-suite shower room

Ground Floor
- 'Mark Wilkinson' kitchen: spacious kitchen including utilities with high ceilings, 8-seater bar, 10-seater Australian hardwood dining table, large corner sofa, coffee table, and 'views to die for' over the wooded valley
- 'Sitting' room: large, comfortable room with high ceilings and fireplace, shower room and toilet, and stairs leading to the 'Musician's Gallery' which contains a single bed, and Smart TV
- 'Library' room: bedroom with single bed, built-in cupboard, and large collection of holiday reading
- 'Cork Oak' room: large bedroom with king-size double bed, dressing table, two built-in cupboards, en-suite shower room, private doorway onto the upper terrace

Second Floor (going down)
- 'Holm Oak' room: bedroom with views of the valley, four poster king-size double bed, dressing table, built-in cupboards, and en-suite shower room

Third Floor (going down)
- 'Mill Wheel' room: spacious bedroom with four poster king-size double bed, sitting area, high ceilings, side room, view of pétanque pitch and woodland, and en-suite shower including the 'loo with a view'

Exterior Grounds
- Approximately 10 acre property in four fenced-in areas and surrouned by dry stone walls
- Private gate and driveway with secure garage for 4 cars halfway the driveway
- Private swimming pool (depth: 2 m) with 3 ladders, 2 showers, 4 parasols with mobile charging ports, 8 sun loungers, 4 wooden table, and 2 lilos, surrounded by walls with built-in lights
- Casita backing onto the swimming pool, containing a fridge and basin for preparing food and drinks, massage table, and log burner for colder winter nights
- 'Alberca' water storage tanks, dotted around the property - two are beside the villa and have been converted into filtered and chlorinated dipping pools, the other two are used for irrigation on the property
- Three terraces connected to the villa with various seating and dining options
- Orchard with a number of pear, orange, fig, and other fruit trees (specific tree information, including in what season they ripen, is available in the villa Welcome Pack)
- Petanque pitch at the bottom of the house

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Fans available
- Underfloor heating in all rooms
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Highchairs (own harness needed), cots, baby bath, and babygate available
- Shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner provided in bathrooms

Tourist Registration Number: CR/HU/388


About the surrounding area of The Old Mill Jabugo
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Old Mill Jabugo is located in the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche National Park in northwest Andalucia. Surrounded by oak, olive and fruit trees and overlooking a valley, the stunning landscape is the real drawcard here. There are a number of walking trails in the area, and bird watchers can enjoy spotting goldfinches, woodpeckers and white storks. Alternatively, explore the surrounding area on horseback or spend an afternoon mushroom picking in the woods.

From the villa, a track leads to the small town of Jabugo. Famous for producing the finest ham in the world (jamon de bellota), be sure to stop at one of the local restaurant or tapas bars to sample the delicious cured ham. Afterwards, follow the Casita de Ladrillo hiking trail from the town centre. It’s a short walk, and children will love discovering the houses (casitas) of the three little pigs that are placed along the way.

Spain's Moorish past is evident in the surrounding towns of the Sierra, and there is plenty to see and do in each one. For a day out, head to Aroche. Close to the Portuguese border and 25 minutes by car from the villa, this pretty town is dotted with whitewashed houses and has an impressive medieval castle and church. Be sure to stop at the local museum and discover prehistoric and Roman artefacts that have been discovered in the surrounding area.

From Aroche, a 12km walking trail leads to Cortegana. It's a delightful walk through nature, and you’ll spot plenty of birds on the way, including tits, eagles and (if you’re lucky) the rare black vulture. Cortegana is one of the larger towns in the area and boasts a thirteenth-century castle that dominates the hilltop. Climb to the top, and you’ll be rewarded with one of the best views of the Sierra.

Aracena, the main town of the Sierra, is also worth a visit and is a 25-minute drive from the villa. Situated in the heart of the national park, the town is famous for its cave system (Gruta de las Maravillas). Take a guided tour inside the caves and be amazed at the chambers, lakes and impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Back on ground level, the thirteenth-century castle and beautiful Gothic church are also quite magnificent.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Seville Airport

(120 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Huelva

(120 km)

Nearest Train Station Jabugo-Galaroza Station

(7 km)

Nearest Town Jabugo

(1 km)

Nearest City Huelva

(102 km)

Nearest City Seville

(110 km)

Nearest Restaurant Las Bellotas

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar El Biri

(700 m)

Nearest Supermarket Express Supermercado - Casa Miguel

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Corta Atalaya

(42 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Old Mill Jabugo is an ideal place to enjoy family time. Young and old children will love the natural surroundings with rolling hills and treetops extending as far as the eye can see. Kids can spend time splashing in the pool, cooling off in the dipping waters, playing ping pong, and trying their hand at petanque. If they fancy fresh fruit, they can even pick their own apples, pears, oranges, and raspberries in the orchard. During the day, they can run free through the 10 acres of land, climb the oak trees and spot the woodland birds. In addition, there are plenty of walking trails in the nature reserve, or they can explore the surrounding area on horseback. Three terraces and a barbeque area mean family meals can be enjoyed al fresco, and come evening, the covered terrace is the perfect place to gather and watch the sun dissolve behind the castle in Cortegana.

Inside, children will love the vast space and interesting decorations from around the world, including antique English chests and pictures from Australia. They can also enjoy having their own room and en-suite bathroom. The nearby village of Jabugo is a lovely place to spend an afternoon and is a 5-minute walk from the villa. Famous for its ham, the whole family can relax at one of the small restaurants and sample the cured meat. For an otherworldly experience, it’s a 25-minute drive from the villa to the caves at Aracena. Take a guided tour inside and be amazed at the chambers, lakes and impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Back on ground level, children can explore the town’s thirteenth-century castle and Gothic church.

The city of Seville is an hour-and-a-half drive away and worth a visit. Full of impressive Moorish architecture and historic buildings, it is also home to an aquarium and huge amusement park. Kids can view the sharks in the walk-through glass tunnel at the aquarium and experience the thrill of white-knuckle rides at the park. Those with a head for heights can even ride the water rollercoaster with its vertiginous drops. Younger children might like to stop and feed the doves at Plaza de America or experience a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city. After all that activity, be sure to grab a bite to eat from one of Seville’s many tapas bars or pizza-and-pasta joints.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Potty
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • A welcome pack of locally-sourced produce, including the mill's own olive oil, is included in your booking.
  • A chef, flamenco dancers, and musicians, are available on request, and at an extra price. Please enquire with our Concierge team.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3 pm.
Departure time 11 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season. 4 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted inside the house nor outside on the property grounds.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen do's, and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
Other Ts and Cs Guests should be aware that whilst there is a barbecue available to use, it is illegal to operate between June & October, due to risk of starting wildfires.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 £1,488 £1,860 £2,604
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,042 £1,302 £1,823
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £1,488 £1,860 £2,604
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,042 £1,302 £1,823
Mar 29th 2025 - Nov 2nd 2025 £1,488 £1,860 £2,604
Nov 2nd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £1,042 £1,302 £1,823

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 €1,617 €2,021 €2,829
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,132 €1,415 €1,981
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €1,617 €2,021 €2,829
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,132 €1,415 €1,981
Mar 29th 2025 - Nov 2nd 2025 €1,617 €2,021 €2,829
Nov 2nd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €1,132 €1,415 €1,981

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 $1,749 $2,186 $3,061
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,225 $1,531 $2,143
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $1,749 $2,186 $3,061
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,225 $1,531 $2,143
Mar 29th 2025 - Nov 2nd 2025 $1,749 $2,186 $3,061
Nov 2nd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $1,225 $1,531 $2,143

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Without doubt, we would recommend this property

    on 14/12/2022

    The house was gorgeous! It is very well maintain and has all the commodities needed to have a great stay there. We relaxed and disconnected from work - it was ideal!

    The house has everything of high quality, especially the kitchen appliances! Excellent!

    The views are precious and the nearby town is quite near so you can walk around and interact with the friendly locals. Along with infinite walks to do and to enjoy the nature.

    Without doubt, we would recommend this property. We had a great weekend and we slept very well! Very comfortable beds, large roons, a spectacular living room with a fireplace, all created the perfect atmosphere to relax in.

  • Ojalá podamos volver muy pronto

    on 28/10/2022

    The Old Mill Jabugo es un alojamiento espectacular, por su enclave privilegiado, las terrazas son maravillosas, te sientes totalmente en contacto con la Sierra. Y en su interior encontrarás un alojamiento decorado con muchísimo gusto, rústico pero muy cómodo, con estancias amplias pero muy acogedoras. Una hermosa cocina completamente equipada, unas camas grandes y cómodas, con baños en cada habitación y un salón con chimenea maravilloso.

    Hemos pasado unos días muy felices, ojalá podamos volver muy pronto

  • In any case, what a wonderful home!

    on 20/10/2022

    The owners have created a beautiful and very spacious home from an old Olive mill – the open views to the sunset from the terrace and the new swimming pool make this ideal for family groups to relax and enjoy the national park and local attractions within easy distance of Seville. October was a great time to visit to enjoy the last of the warm weather before a British winter.

    The property manager was very helpful and her messages were good. We thought the chef was a total star and we were sorry there wasn’t a bigger adult group of us to share that experience and, if we return, we would ask for her to cook again if possible.

    We visited the caves in Aracena (impressive) and we also had a day trip to meet friends in Seville for lunch… which was pleasant too. The 5J tour/ham experience was good.

    It’s an area we knew nothing about at all before. Indeed I’d not been to Madrid or Seville and to drive between was great really.

    In any case, what a wonderful home!

  • It's been fantastic…

    on 21/07/2022

    It’s been fantastic … your beautifully restored and renovated mill. It’s now a fantastic luxurious villa with everything that we needed for an excellent holiday.

    The location is superb. We’ve been around to the small villages, lunch in Portugal, seen the cave (in Aracena), been on the Rio Tinto mining train and seen the mines. Joined the festival with the locals and been on the ham and wine guided tour in town. We loved it all.

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