The cave-house is on the edge of the village of Fuenta Nueva, seven kilometres from the historic town of Orce in north-eastern Granada. The town has a Moorish castle and a fascinating museum, plus a beautiful old church, and there are shops, banks, bars and restaurants, as well as a weekly market.

The highlight of the year in Orce is the cultural festival in August. For a typical programme click here

Orce town

Twelve kilometres in the other direction is the unspoilt wilderness of the natural park of the Sierra de Maria. This is a dramatic landscape of forests & mountains, which rise to a height of over 2000 metres. There are numerous tracks and pathways where you can walk for miles with little likelihood of meeting other people.

For an interactive map click here

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Twenty minutes drive away is the regional centre of Huescar, another historic town with a greater range of shops , busy restaurants & bars. This is an ideal place to sit outside a street cafe and watch the world go by, or relax in one of the many bars where free tapas are served with every drink.

A bustling market every Thursday fills the streets and squares and is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of 'real' Spain.

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To the north is the vast natural park of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, another region of forests & mountains, famed for its wildlife. Between Huescar & the park is the highest mountain of the area, La Sagra and there are signed footpaths to the top, should you have the energy.

A drive in any direction will take you through stunning scenery and you will encounter little other traffic.