Sierra de la Sagra
Surroundings of the Saúco Mill House
El Molino Saúco is located in the municipality of Puebla de Don Fadriquein the north of the province of Granada, right in the middle of the Sierra de La Sagra (Special Area of Conservation), at about 1,400 m above sea level, in an environment dominated by Mediterranean woodland, which has recently been approved for classification as a Natural Parkand which is part of the Geopark of Granada, declared a as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2020.
The Granada Geoparkdeclared a World Geopark by UNESCO in 2020, has 4,722 km2 of 47 municipalities belonging to the regions of Guadix, Baza, Huéscar and Montes, and extends over an exceptional territory in the central sector of the Betic Mountains surrounded by some of the highest mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Sierra de la Sagra or Sierra Nevada. The geology of the region has conditioned the life and culture of its inhabitants from prehistoric times to the present day.
These are inhospitable lands of singular beauty, which safeguard a significant and unique part of our geological heritage on the European continent, which, with the universal language of rocks, leaves no one indifferent to those who come to learn about its fascinating history. Here you will find more information, maps and guides of the territory. If you are already convinced to come and visit this unique place, we recommend this handbook of good advice. internships for visitors.
Fountain of the Holes
Specifically, the Elderflower Mill is located in the valley of the Barranco de los AgujerosIt is isolated from any other house or passageway, allowing you to enjoy a unique experience of relaxation and contact with nature. It is isolated from any other house or passageway, which allows you to enjoy a unique experience of relaxation and contact with nature.
A stream runs next to the house, coming from the water source "Fountain of Holes and its carbonate rocks, belonging to the Sierra de la Guillimona, which, downstream, gives rise to the Barbata River. This is the largest source of water in the province Most of the flow is channelled to supply the Comunidad de Regantes de la Comarca de Huéscar, and a small part forms the stream that forms the boundary to the east of the estate, the murmur of which fills the surroundings of the Saúco Mill with life.
Beautiful in all seasons
Sierra de La Sagra in Summer
The house is nestled in this valley, surrounded by large centenary walnut trees, poplars, willows, elder trees, and holm oaks, which give the house a cool and pleasant atmosphere to cope with the high summer temperatures.
The fruits of the forestThe blackberries, like the blackberries, will delight guests at the end of the summer, and its light pollution-free sky makes it the perfect place to enjoy the sun. ideal to enjoy the Perseids.
Autumn in the mountains
This is also the time when the grapes are harvested from the estate's vineyard plots, the wines are fermented and the blends for the new vintages are made.
Winter in Sierra de La Sagra
Every year, during the winter, there are several snowfalls, mainly between January and February. This is the time to enjoy the warmth of the spacious and cosy interior spaces, the large fireplaces, and the central heating, produced by a biomass boiler from the environment in a sustainable way.
In addition, the blossoming of the estate's almond trees leaves us with some very beautiful images at this time of year.
Sierra de la Sagra
During the spring, the greatest explosion of life takes place, the flowering of numerous wild plantsaccompanied by the activity of different types of butterflies. Wild animals give birth in their lambing crates, and we can see groups of rays, fawns, and the young of mouflon and fallow deer.
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Sierra de La Sagra
What to do in Sierra de La Sagra
The location of the Molino Saúco is a special place for astronomy loversThe low level of light pollution makes it possible to observe an incredible starry sky.
Taking advantage of this situation we organise astronomy workshops for all audiences, both for amateurs who want to get started, families and friends who want to enjoy a night of stargazing, as well as those interested in astrophotography. All the necessary equipment is provided by our astronomy experts.
Hiking and adventure sports
The Sierra de La Sagra is also a paradise for the hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, mountain biking and other adventure sports enthusiastsThe estate itself allows you to follow routes along its trails, and outside the estate you will find an ideal environment for these sports.
The ascent to the peak of La Sagra (2,383 m above sea level) has become one of the main attractions in the area for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts.
Come with us on a 4×4 safari-route and discover the hidden fauna of the Sierra de La Sagra. Nature in its purest form: deer, mouflon, wild boar, fallow deer and many more.
A natural environment rich in flora and fauna that we will be happy to show you.
Are you a lover of photography? All the photos you see on the website have been taken during this kind of routes, Are you up for it?
Discover the rutting season
In season During the rutting season (September-October) we organise routes to see the deer performing their calls and courtship and mating rituals.
A natural spectacle impressive that we recommend to see at least once in a lifetime.