About Molino La Ratonera
Our unique, charming private estate features two water mills, a 16th century mill tower and a 6-metre waterfall and is set in a lush river valley.
Located in the northwest of the province of Granada, in the heart of the rural interior of Andalusia.
Next to the river and the waterfall is the old water mill from 1894, where you will find the bar, reception and our private accommodation.
There are also six independent guest accommodations on our property, all restored with attention to detail, love and care.
Andalusian charm has been preserved throughout and each property has its own private outdoor space.
At the front of the property is the eco-friendly kidney-shaped swimming pool with pool terrace and sun loungers.
In the lower water mill you will find a library and a fitness room.
A short distance from Granada, Malaga, Seville and Cordoba, the rural location provides a haven for wildlife and an excellent setting for walking or birdwatching. Despite its tranquillity and seclusion, it is the perfect holiday location as it is well connected to the most popular cities in Andalucia and the popular villages of Iznajar, Algarinejo and Zagra.
The ground floor of the Mill House houses restored mill machinery and has a private bar for our guests.
Outside the Mill House is a large paved courtyard and to the side is the original mill arch containing the restored mill wheel. This courtyard is shaded by two mature vines and here is a terrace with built-in barbecue.
We have a total of 6 rental properties with a total of 12 bedrooms - each has its own private outdoor space:
El Cortijo (the original mill owner's house), is opposite the mill house and has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 comfortably.
La Palomera (the Dovecote) is a ground floor house with 2 bedrooms for 4 people and is adapted for use by disabled guests.
La Panaderia (the Bakery) is a spacious apartment with elevated views over the waterfall. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4 people.
El Granero (The Granary) is a comfortable apartment with a shaded covered terrace, ideal for the height of summer. It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4.
La Cocina (the Kitchen) has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2. It is spread over 2 floors, with the living room/kitchen/dining room on the first floor.
La Casita (the Cottage) is a spacious studio with separate bathroom and own kitchen and sleeps 2.
Swimming pool: kidney-shaped pool of 13m x 5m with a low-chlorine water-disinfection system with ultraviolet light, sun loungers and a nice shaded area.
Estate: Surface area of over 12,000 square metres.
Adjacent to the mill is a 100-metre stretch of land on the river side with hammocks shaded by willows and fig trees and ideal for birdwatching.
Much of the estate is woodland of holm oaks and as such is a haven for wildlife and a variety of birds.
There is broadband internet and WIFI in all houses.
Water comes from our own well and there is purified drinking water in every house.
The mill can be reached by a newly paved road from the nearest town Zagra, about 3 kilometres away. The mill is only 30 minutes away from the nearest large town, Loja, and the A92 motorway. In Loja you will find all the shops and services you need.
Local services: Zagra has bars and restaurants, an excellent small supermarket, banks with ATMs. There are also daily medical services, a dentist and various shops. In summer, the large public swimming pool and restaurant is open and is a popular meeting place for locals.