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Secluded Mountain Yurt Holiday by Tour Dust

Cloud House Farm listed with Tour Dust, the worlds premier Wilderness, Adventure, Culture holiday listing site.

This yurt holiday in Spain offers total seclusion in the Sierra Bermeja mountains an hour from the Costa Del Sol. A solitary yurt within 17 acres of farm land, accommodation is comfortable and comes complete with hammocks, river pools and breath-taking views.

About an hour inland from the sandy beaches of Andalucia’s Costa del Sol, lies the little-known Sierra Bermeja mountain range. Located so close to the tourist sites of this part of the Spain, the mountains hold many of Andalucia’s best kept secrets, with hills and valleys dotted with white-washed villages, fresh mountain streams and breath-taking views. The pace of life here is slow and relaxed and a far cry from the bright lights of the coast. Griffon vultures circle overhead, whilst sunrise brings stunning colours to the mountains, accompanied by the calls of cuckoos and hammering of woodpeckers. In the villages, local tapas bars serve regional specialities and people go about their business at a sedate pace.

Set in complete seclusion, on 17 acres of farmland, this yurt provides the ultimate relaxing and off the beaten track accommodation in an idyllic location. The farm enjoys a scenic setting in the mountains, with forests of cork oak, olive and chestnut trees, interspersed with orange and lemon tree groves. The yurt is in a peaceful setting, away from the farm buildings, with breath-taking views. When the sun becomes too much, there are hammocks set up in the shade. There are also fresh water streams at the edge of the farm, about a 20 – 25 minute walk away, where you can take a dip in one of the river pools to cool off.

Away from the tranquility of the farm, there are many places of interest to visit within easy reach. The stunning historical town of Ronda is about an hours drive, the beaches of Estepona are just over an hour by car and Seville is 2.5 hours away.

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Yurt Holiday in Spain : Responsible Travel

Cloud House Farm Yurt Holidays now listed with Responsible Travel “travel like a local”.

Set within 17 acres of a mountainous forest of cork oak, chestnut & olive the farm provides ample renewable wood fuel to fire the wood burning range in the farm house. The range in turn heats the house, allows food to be cooked & also heats the water. We have tried to minimize our non renewable carbon foot print and only rely on gas as a backup. The Farm in 100% off grid, an array of PV solar panels provide power to run all our electrical equipment. The yurt is also tied into this system.

Fresh water is gravity fed from the farms natural spring while storage tanks and rainwater harvesters help sustain the gardens throughout the summer. Wastewater is processed through a twin chamber septic tank and filtered through a gravel soak away. All grey water is recycled to feed plants, while our guests can enjoy using our outdoor eco loo, a compost toilet boasting spectacular views of the mountains across the valley.
We are currently applying for Organic status, our vegetable garden is only fertilized by using our neighbours goat manure (rocket fuel!), and we will not allow the use of any non natural cleaning product as it drains directly onto the Farm. All organic food waste is composted for use in the garden. Chicken manure is also utilized.
Half of the farm (some 10 acres) is left wild to encourage wildlife, offering a home to Iberian wild boar, deer, foxes, wild cats, kestrels, wood peckers, bea eaters & golden orioles to name but a few.

We encourage people to arrive by train from either Ronda or Cortez de la Frontera. Its possible to get a bus from Ronda to our local village Genalguacil or Benarraba from where we can arrange a pick up. Its possible to walk or ride to the farm once in the valley.

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Spectacular Hidden River Pools at Cloud House Farm

20 mins Drive from Cloud House Farm

20min Walk From Cloud House Farm - Roman Ruin Bridge River Pool

The Genal valley is literally bursting with some of the most spectacular river pools to be found in Andalucia.

This is the undiscovered eden of Spain, the fact that the Genal Valley is a hot favourite for Spanish tourists down from Madrid is no accident.

Secret hidden riverpools can be discovered while River Walking through the Rio Genal & Rio Almarchal, the latter of which boarders Cloud House Farm on its north side with pools as close as 10 minutes walk away!

These hidden gems can offer total seclusion, and a fabulous opportunity to encounter nature first hand.

Check out our Cloud Adventure page for more information, or alternatively visit Walk Andalucia for river routes.

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