El Viejo Molino

Jabugo, Huelva
+44 782 50 76 316

Country house set in a secluded valley in a nature reserve, with walks from the door and the small town of Jabugo just over the hill


4 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This converted olive mill has been creatively designed and most of the bedrooms are separate from each other so you’ll feel quite private. Lola, the property manager greets you and can arrange horse-riding, guided walks, star-gazing and mushroom picking.

A very large welcome pack includes bread, wine, cold meat, eggs and marmalade – quite enough to have a light supper and breakfast before you go out and shop. Jabugo is a five-minute walk and has a host of tapas bars and restaurants, or you can drive seven minutes to Bar Camacho in the village of El Repilado for one of the best fish restaurants in the area.

A terrace overlooks a couple of old water mill ponds for cooling off and has views spanning the valley to rolling hills beyond. Bird watchers and nature lovers will be happy walking the trails and may spot a deer.

El Viejo Molino - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Cooking in the very sociable and well-equipped kitchen/dining room
  • The fabulous views
  • The well looked-after garden, with two very original pools to cool off in
El Viejo Molino - Gallery

You should know

  • The house is connected by steps
  • The bedrooms are on different levels


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
After 3pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €250
Weekly price
from €1750
Damage deposit
1 House for 7
From €2504 beds6 bedrooms


An absolute gem of a place, in a little known area but it´s proximity to a small town and its secluded position in a hidden valley makes it very unique. Given the spacious bedrooms which are on different levels, a perfect place for a large group or family to share living rooms but can easily retreat to their own space with a small garden terrace... a perfect holiday home away from the crowds!

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is in the middle of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its birds and wild mushrooms. Nearby Jabugo is the headquarters for several large cured ham companies – Cinco Jotas has a tour ending with tapas and Sanchez Romero Carvajal has a very good restaurant.

Local points of interest from Nick Blackwood

  • Jabugo is an old town of some 2,500 people renowned throughout Spain for the quality of its smoked ham, "Jamon iberico de bellota". Visit the most famous of the factories for a wonderful tour, Cinco Jotas and Jamones Eiriz
  • El Viejo Molino is in a Parque Natural, hilly walking country of cork oaks, holm oaks and chestnuts. Hot in the summer, but with a breeze often blowing through, the old Mill's thick walls retain the cool of the evening
  • The countryside invites walking, from easy to the longer more strenuous hikes, mountain biking and bird watching. The birds include Black Vulture, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Golden Oriole and many other wonderful species to attract the avid birder
  • Surrounding villages tell of a Moorish past with each village celebrating a number of fiestas into the early hours. Charming restaurants abound and the finest pork found anywhere is not to be missed
  • The Rio Tinto mines, in operation since well before Roman times, still produce a range of minerals, and are well worth a visit
  • And further afield, and easily reached, are the great Spanish cities and towns of Andalucia: Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Cadiz and Jerez


Nick Blackwood

Angie and Nick have a love of Spain and its people. They are the children of diplomats and their family has lived, holidayed and worked in countries all over the world. Their daughters refer to El Viejo as their ‘happy place’, and their grandchildren are the next generation to begin to enjoy the home.