Molino Rio Alájar

Alájar, Huelva
+34 959 501774
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€138 - €220
per night
€900 - €1500
per week

Beautiful cottages, donkey rides, a popular pool and restaurants to walk to. Dutch Peter knows all the walks in this heavenly valley!


6 places


Sleeping from 2 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€138 - €220 per night

€900 - €1500 per week

The Experience

Rustling leaves and birdsong: it’s as bucolic as can be. Come for the peace, the famously delicious ham and, in November, the mushrooms. This gentle complex of stone cottages seems as much part of the natural scenery of this secret valley as the cork trees that surround it. Each has its own terrace, each is finished to exacting standards by Dutch owners. Peter, a keen walker who once strode from Amsterdam to Santiago de Compostela, has written a local guide; he and Monica are ever ready for a walk and a chat. The larger houses have underfloor heating, rafters and log fires, and steep stairs to upper sleeping areas, and each dwelling is beautifully modern: tiles from Seville, woven rugs, painted ironwork beds, warm colours. You are welcomed with a bottle of wine. There’s a communal area with books, guides and a guest kitchen, and the gardens are grassy and beautifully kept. It’s heaven for families: donkey rides and a popular pool (open April to the end of October), trees to climb and restaurants you can walk to (in cobbled Alájar). Portugal is over the border… but you may not wish to venture far.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from €138
Weekly price
from €900
Mountain bikes €20 per day (check owner website for more details).
1 House for 4
From €2204 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €2204 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €2204 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 2
From €1381 bed1 bedroom
1 House for 2
From €1654 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 5
From €2205 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
16.00 - 19.00
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Weekend prices: Aguila, €330. Buho, €275. Cigueña/Conejo/Tortuga/Zoya, €440.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals available on requests, 3 courses with wine, €25. Restaurants 10-minute walk.


What a beautiful spot up in the mountains. We stayed in La Tortuga with our 18 month old and it was so relaxing and peaceful. We were encouraged to pick tomatoes, peppers, figs and herbs from the garden whenever we needed them. The pool is a gorgeous spot but then everything at Molino Rio Alajar is beautiful. We would love to go there again.


We had a wonderful week at Molino Rio Alajar. There was plenty to do on site for three boys. The cottage (El conejo) was clean and well equipped and we particularly liked the log fire in the evenings. Details of local walks were available, clearly explained and way-marked and were a great way of exploring the local area and trying out several delicious local restaurants. Peter Jan and Monika could not have been more friendly and relaxed about everything. A real holiday.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter Jan Mulder

  • Reina de los Ángeles 8 Sep: One of the most traditional pilgrim celebrations on the Arias Montano Rock. This magical spot, where the well-known humanist and chaplain of Felipe II retired back in the 15th century, is attended by a mass meeting of pilgrims.
  • Organised walks with clear directions and maps - choose from a variety of routes highlighting the best scenery the local area has to offer. Bird watching tours available with a local English speaking guide - Donana nature reserve is a short drive away.
  • Organised unique week of cycling enjoying an extensive and complex network of public roads that link the towns and villages, making the Sierra de Aracena a privileged environment for mountain biking. We offer the possibility to rent mountain & E-bike.
  • Great place for foodies - this region is famous for its Iberican ham, goats cheeses, chestnuts, mushrooms, honey and a wide variety of local fruit in season. We will recommend the best places to sample these in local restaurants.
  • Host of places of interest - Grutas de Maravillas ( a top tourist destination in Spain, Mesquite in Almonaster - one of the oldest mosques in Europe, La Pena de Arias Montano - a place of local pilgrimage with spectacular views south - to name just a few.
  • We offer a Gourmet Walking Week in the Sierra de Huelva - A week of the best the Sierra has to offer: walks through beautiful scenery, sampling some of the best local food and making some of the local delicacies yourself. See website for details.