Cloud House Farm
Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, Cloud House Farm is a beautifully secluded, wonderfully exclusive eco-retreat. Wake to the sounds of nature, relax on the edge of lush green forests and make unforgettable memories exploring this picturesque region of southern Spain.
With two luxurious yurts to choose from - each cosy enough for a couple yet spacious enough for a family - experience the unique chance to soak up Andalucia in a little piece of Mongolia. Within each canvas-topped, felt-lined, hand-crafted wooden frame, you'll find wooden floors, real beds and even a selection of bespoke storage pieces by local craftsmen - so you won't miss any of the luxuries of home during your stay.
Wake to the awe-inspiring sight of the Genal Valley when you stay in the Woodland Yurt, or pick fresh oranges straight from the surrounding trees at the Orange Grove Yurt! Whichever you choose, both are cocooned within this Mediterranean cork oak forest, each thoughtfully positioned to afford as much privacy as possible.
Each yurt comes with its own private terrace, each one featuring a number of additional facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Cook up some tasty tapas in your private outdoor kitchen - a purpose-built prep bar offering some of the most spectacular views imaginable! There's also your own shower room (with an eco-loo!) to discover, as well as a lovely pergola for relaxing in the shade. You may even find a hammock or two for pure chill-out sessions among the trees!
Inside, the relaxation continues. Both yurts feature a comfy double bed, topped with inviting linen and soft cushions, as well as attractive potted palms that bring the outside in. And once the kids are tucked up in the fold-out futon beds, you can all look forward to the most magical nights gazing at the stars through the central roof window above! You'll also find your yurt has the added luxury of solar-powered electricity, providing enough juice for the lights, iPod dock and your various chargers.
When you're not relaxing on your terrace or dreaming sweetly in your yurt, there's much more to discover at Cloud House Farm. Go wild on the rope swings, set off on a hike to discover Sierra Bermeja, or try your hand at some futuristic solar cooking! Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the many river pools in the area (Venta San Juan is even deep enough for cliff jumping), or take a trip in the saddle that suits you best - horse riding or mountain biking!
You'll also find yourself surrounded by the most wonderful flora and fauna for really getting in tune with nature. Listen out for woodpeckers, owls, cuckoos and partridges, keep a keen eye for bee eaters and golden orioles, and look to the skies for glimpses of griffin vultures. You might even hear the snuffling Iberian boar or be lucky enough to spot the local deer that make the forest their home.
If you do feel the need to touch base with civilisation, be sure to explore the nearby village of Genalguacil - a pretty community of white-washed buildings, dubbed the jewel in the crown of the Rio Genal Valley. Enjoy a taste of local life at Las Cruces, one of the best restaurants Genalguacil has to offer. And for even more bustle and vibrancy, a daytrip to see the spectacular gorge of Ronda (1-hour drive), or the worlds 3rd largest church in Seville (a 2.5-hour drive) should be on the cards!
Or you could simply spend your whole visit in perfect peace, quiet contemplation and personal meditation, tucked away in your oh-so-tranquil yurt haven. Whatever you choose to do, your stay at Cloud House Farm is sure to leave you feeling on cloud nine.
Things to note
A welcome pack is included in the price, which includes essential breakfast items, plus bottled water, wine, cool packs and basic cooking provisions. Children under 2 are accommodated for free and a free travel cot is available on request. Children aged 3-17 plus additional adults are welcomed and are charged at €10 per person per night which includes extra welcome pack provisions. Minimum stay 4 nights in low season and 7 nights in high season. €50 cash deposit will be requested on arrival at Cloud House.
Cloud House Farm donate €2 from each nightly booking to their nominated charity "SOS Children's Villages" to help sponsor the childrens village school for orphans in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Tried and tested
"Thank you Dan & Juss for an amazing visit, The yurt has been beautiful as have the views.
Day 1 was spent exploring local river pools and swimming amongst fish/frogs and snakes.
Day 2 was spent at Estepona beach enjoying the wonderful weather and cool sea.
Day 3 was spent at another river pool where we came across more fish, snakes and even a turtle.
Day 4 we spent at Caminito del Rey which has some of the most gorgeous views and was truly spectacular-we would highly recommend.
All in all our time here has been fantastic and we don't want to leave. Thank you again!"
Aimie & Josh - July 17
"Thanks Dan & Jus for an amazing 4 days in the Orange Grove Yurt. We've loved cooking our own tapas and being surrounded by silence.
Our favourite things:
*Walking up to San Juan river pools
*Walking up to Genalguacil and exploring the beautiful village
*Local wine in Gaucin-delicious
*Star gazing in the deck chairs-we saw the International Space Station
*Uncle Rico & Maddie's regular visits.
We're sad to be leaving!"
Joey & Sarah - Sept 17
"Unlike all others I was alone at the Cloud house Farm and had two wonderful weeks at the Orange Grove Yurt. Now that it's over, I feel recovered and relaxed more than I have been for a long time. Dan & Juss have created a magical place to forget the stress of everyday life away from mass tourism. It was a great pleasure to be your guest. You have given me a great holiday, which I will remember for a long time. Looking forward to coming back someday."
Karl - July 17
Region: Genalguacil, Andalucia
Cost (from): £61 per night
Sleeps: 4 per yurt
Bathrooms: 1 per yurt
Minimum stay: 4 nights (low season)
Property ref: 562
FacilitiesBoth yurts sleep up to 4 (2 adults & 2 children), double bed, childrens futon beds, bedding & towels provided, solar power & lighting, communal solar fridge, iPod dock, solar charging points, games, books, magazines, bespoke furniture & storage, private outdoor kitchen, private outdoor shower room, wooden decked platform, shaded pergola, seating area. WiFi is available by the farmhouse.
River pools, cliff jumping, wild swimming, hiking, gardens, bird watching, horse riding, villages, beaches.
At a glance
- Tranquil eco-friendly yurt retreat in Andalucia's Rio Genal Valley
- Two solar-powered yurts available, each with real double bed and futon beds for children
- Perfectly positioned for sensational views and ultimate privacy
- Private terrace with outdoor kitchen
- Private shower room with eco-loo
- A range of outdoor activities available, including rope swings and river pools
- 20 mins from nearest villages (Genalguacil and Benarraba); 1 hour from Ronda, 1 hour from Estepona, 2.5 hours from Seville