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Granada Geopark

Sierra de La Sagra

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

Junio en Sierra de la Sagra

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.

Otoño en la Sierra de Granada

Autumn in the mountains

In autumn, the yellow leaves of the poplars and walnut trees turn the landscape completely yellow, and you will be able to see the gathering nuts, foraging for mushrooms, and listening to deer rutting and the roar of the fallow deer.

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.

Enero en Sierra de La Sagra
Sierra de la Sagra

In Spring

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.

 

primavera en Sierra de la Sagra
primavera en Sierra de la Sagra
Abril en Sierra de la Sagra Granada Murcia y Jaén
Marzo en Sierra de la Sagra
primavera en Sierra de la Sagra

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Otoño en la Sierra de Granada

Astronomy workshops

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.

Senderismo en Sierra Sagra

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.

Rutas en 4x4 Sierra de La Sagra

4×4 routes

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?

La Berrea

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.

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Contact us at

    Carretera de La Sagra s/n GR-9100. Postal Code: 18820, Puebla de Don Fadrique. Spain.

    Molino Sauco - Hammam IconSauco Mill - Hammam

    Crt.de la Sagra, GR-9100, s/n, Puebla de Don Fadrique

    4.9 48 reviews

    • Avatar Teresa Sanfrancisco ★★★★★ one month ago
      We have spent a spectacular weekend, the Molino Sauco is located in a privileged enclave in the Sierra de la Sagra. The house is very cosy and comfortable with everything you need and the Hamman has made us disconnect. ... More We have seen many deer on our hunting trip. The staff Margarita and Javier are very friendly and helpful and the owners are great hosts. The stay is short so we will try to come back soon.
    • Avatar Maria Jose Fernandez Gomez ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      It is a wonderful place...
      The cortijo is beautiful, spacious and with all the details to leave you open-mouthed. The hamman gives it a special touch.
      The owners are very attentive and friendly.
      It is a peaceful place close to one of the most important
      ... More most beautiful villages in Spain!
    • Avatar angel fernandez ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      This weekend we spent a few days in Molino Sauco with the family. A spectacular place surrounded by nature and animals on all sides. We come from Mallorca where there are very nice places but I loved the landscape of the valley. ... More is a magical place. The house is well cared for and very comfortable. Very grateful to Omar and Alejandra for welcoming us and showing us around. A special mention to Javier we made an unforgettable excursion with the children and thank you for the details you had with the little ones.
    • Avatar Veronica m p ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      More than a rural house it is an experience, to be able to go for a walk, to pick walnuts and blackberries, to see deer and wild boar...to enjoy nature.
      The attention of the foreman and his wife was exceptional, kind, attentive, good people.
      The house a lot
      ... More more beautiful than in the photos and cosy.
      The detail of the bathrobe is a highlight.
    • Avatar Francisco Javier Sanchez Bellon ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      We went the whole family to spend a weekend, all a luxury. The house is spectacular, everything is very clean and cared for to the smallest detail, both inside and outside areas and of course the star of the house the hammam and the sauna top it all off. ... More the work EXPECTACULAR. They offer a route to explore the surroundings and see lots of deer, wild boar, mouflon totally recommended for both children and adults an unforgettable experience. The owners and those responsible for all this so in perfect condition are unbeatable all the girl who attended us lovely and Omar a crak and as not javier in charge of making the route around the environment a lovely person. Thank you very much to everyone for being so kind and attentive to us. Without any doubt we would come back to molino saúco because it leaves you wanting more. Best regards and thanks for everything
    • Avatar Silvia Alberola ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      Beautiful place with a special charm. Surrounded by nature.
      The house is spectacular, all the rooms are well cared for in every detail.
      A unique experience. To repeat.
      The staff are always attentive to your needs.
    • Avatar ana belen gonzalez gomez ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      An experience to remember, surrounded by nature, the house could not be more beautiful .... We did the route to see deer, wild boars etc. and wonderful, the managers of the farm super friendly and take care of everything to the smallest detail, many thanks for your visit. ... More thank you for making this weekend unforgettable.
    • Avatar Sonia Morales ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      Last weekend we celebrated our wedding in this spectacular rural house, one of the best decisions we have ever made. A place full of charm.
      It has been a dream weekend. And it has been thanks in large part to Margarita
      ... More and Javier, the people in charge of the maintenance of the finca. From the beginning they treated us as if they had known us all our lives, friendly, close and willing to help us in everything. Not only did they have the house impeccable, but they also had details that touched us.
      - On a previous visit to the rural house, in one of the many conversations, we mentioned to them that we loved the almond trees and their blossoms. Last Friday, when we arrived there, we found several rooms decorated with a pretty little vase of almond blossom branches.
      - Thanks to them, we were able to have our photos taken in private places on the estate, next to a fence with horses and in beautiful gardens.
      - They decorated a big 4X4 with flowers to make the entrance to the welcome cocktail. Marga made me a bouquet of flowers, a detail that I really appreciate.
      - The 4x4 route that Javier organised for us was great. We all enjoyed it, from my nephew to the older ones. Before the departure he explained to us the animals we were going to see (mouflons, mountain goats, roe deer...), the characteristics of their horns, how to know their age through their antlers, etc... It was a pleasure to be so close to the animals.
      In addition to all of the above, they were on hand to welcome the crockery hire company, the chef and the waiters. We had to contact them several times, one of them, because the hairdresser needed an extension cord, in 5 minutes Javier was there to help us. We sincerely thank them for all their effort, dedication and care.
      And what can we say about the Molino Saúco... A rural house far above the majority. The rooms are impressive, the hot water pool (hamman) is crazy, the rooms have personality and are spacious, the facade and surroundings are very well kept and beautiful. At the foot of the house there is a stream, having a drink sitting in the armchair at the entrance with the sound of running water in the background is priceless. A different and tastefully decorated rural house.
      We would also like to thank Omar for the treatment received and the owners of the property for giving us several bottles of wine, made with grapes from their own vineyard.
      If you are looking for an intimate and special place to celebrate your wedding, this is the place for you.
      PS: I am looking forward to receive the photos from the photographer to show you in pictures what I have mentioned through my words.
    • Avatar Ana Martinez ★★★★★ 11 months ago
      We spent Christmas Eve at Molino Sauco and it was a Christmas like a movie.
      The photos on the website do not do justice to the house that took our breath away in person!
      It's all beautiful, a marvellous environment, a house with all luxury.
      ... More We were surprised with the Christmas decorations.
      The children had the time of their lives and we highly recommend the excursion to see the deer.
      The workers on the farm are top-notch!
      We left there looking forward to booking again for next Christmas and hopefully to return for a few days at another time of the year.
    • Avatar Ana Garzón Hidalgo ★★★★★ one year ago
      We are delighted ♥️!!!
      The house is beautiful, huge and with a wonderful hamman with pool. We had a fabulous weekend with our children and our pets!
      The house is very clean, equipped with everything you need to spend the night.
      ... More It is located in a farm where you can see deer, fallow deer, mouflon, etc....
      Margarita and Javier are charming and willing to help you with anything you need.
      We will definitely come back as the weather was not with us and we couldn't walk around much... although having that Hammam... we didn't suffer much😁.
      Thank you very much
    • Avatar Angeles Garres ★★★★★ one year ago
      We went for a family weekend and rented the whole house. Everything was perfect, but the star of the house is the indoor pool...a marvel!!!!
      The water is great, the temperature is ideal, the decoration is just right and the light is just right.
      ... More gave it the final touch. Both children and adults loved it.
      The spaces are spacious and well equipped to spend a few days with all the comforts of home.... We are sure to repeat !!!!!
    • Avatar Paula Salinas Martín ★★★★★ one year ago
      It is a wonderful place, located in a spectacular setting. On the way, the deer were already welcoming us and when we arrived, the house took our breath away. Every detail has been thought of with love, every room is special and different. ... More and the feeling is like being at home. The best thing, without a doubt, is being able to enjoy the best company next to the fireplace in the large lounge (although the Arab baths are not far behind). An experience I would repeat a thousand times.
    • Avatar Carlos Balboa ★★★★★ one year ago
      The weather was not good but no problem when you have a house like this.
      Everything was perfect, very clean and equipped with everything you could need.
      The house is very large, tastefully decorated and with a Hamman for relaxation.
      ... More impossible to forget.
      Javier, one of the people in charge of looking after the house, was very kind and attentive to us.
      We will definitely come back.
      Thank you very much
    • Avatar Eloy Molina López ★★★★★ one year ago
      A unique experience, enjoy nature at 100%, for photography lovers like me it is the most special place you can go to take pictures. Every time is different, the light is magical, the accommodation is unique, the most unique you can visit. ... More Enjoying seeing animals in the middle of nature and relaxing in the lodge is 100% rewarding. The owners and the people who run the lodge are fantastic...no words 🙌
    • Avatar Pilar H L ★★★★★ one year ago
      Impressive.
      This house is SPECTACULAR in every sense of the word: the dimensions, the decoration, the exteriors, the facilities (with an incredible hammam), and the location in the middle of nature, where you can see the deer passing by, is the perfect place to live.
      ... More air-conditioned where you feel like in an Arab spa).... Every detail, from the kitchenware (very complete and each piece more beautiful), the fireplaces already prepared and the wood oven, the rooms... you can see that it is cared for and worked with care and enthusiasm. The same goes for the owners and all the staff, they are charming and available at all times.
      The only bad thing was having to leave.
      We will repeat.
    • Avatar Alberto Tortosa Soria ★★★★★ one year ago
      Wonderful experience! The house is very large, nicely decorated, the Hamman with Sauna is amazing, the common areas both outside and inside are super nice for family meals ... The fully equipped kitchens (best in the world!) and the kitchen (best in the world!) are very well equipped. ... More than at home). The four-wheeled route they offer is highly recommended, and the area (and the farm itself) offers the possibility of hiking activities in the mid and high mountains. The staff treated us as if we were part of the family and you can tell they enjoy the project.
    • Avatar ALANDA HERNANDEZ SERRANO ★★★★★ one year ago
      Fantastic country house with great attention to detail. Surrounded by a spectacular natural setting. The house has a large living room with large windows overlooking the Hammam, where you can bathe in winter and summer with very hot water.
      Various
      ... More of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Outside there is a play area for children. In addition, during your stay you can enjoy the wonderful views and animals of the area such as deer, wild boars, foxes, etc....
      All in all a very cosy place for a getaway with family or friends.
      We will definitely repeat!
    • Avatar Alfonso Rosales ★★★★★ one year ago
      Great weekend in the middle of nature. The house is secluded with plenty of space in the surrounding area and close to a river.
      *Points we liked very much:
      -High heating for a very cold weekend (appreciated)
      ... More not to skimp on these things).
      -General cleaning.
      -3 lounges or rooms where you can be or have different atmospheres.
      Huge wood-burning stove for cooking.
      -The rooms and bathrooms are very well equipped and tastefully refurbished.
      -Huge Turkish bath and sauna inside the house, which allows you to take a bath at any time without having to go out of the house (this is what we liked the most).
      -Treatment of the landlords, including the route we took to see and feed the local wildlife including deer, wild boar...
      *Negative points:
      -Not having the time to repeat more weekends...
    • Avatar Juanra Gomez Garcia ★★★★★ one year ago
      We spent a weekend there and it was an incredible experience. First the environment, a beautiful landscape in the Sierra de la Sagra. Then the house, with lots of charm and all the comforts. The Turkish bath was a delight, we didn't want to leave. ... More And to top it all off we went on an excursion with the owners and were able to see several herds of deer just a few metres away... a real treat.
    • Avatar Cristina Sabariego Almazán ★★★★★ one year ago
      I went to this rural house in the middle of the Sierra de la Sagra with some friends and we couldn't like it better. From the location, decoration and treatment of the landlords.
      The house has a very nice Arab bath and is ideal to enjoy with friends. There is
      ... More a high garden where the sun always shines and barbecues can be held.
      We also went on a trip to the mountains and they let us feed the deer and goats. It was amazing to be so close to these animals.
      It is worth mentioning that despite being a remote place in the Sierra, the internet connection in the house is good and I was able to work from there.
      We will be back!
    • Avatar pablo polo ★★★★★ one year ago
      Fantastic rural house very cosy located in the Sierra de la Sagra, is a huge enclosure in which you can make routes through the mountains. The house is totally isolated where you can completely disconnect.
      Highlighting the experience
      ... More The unique opportunity to be within metres of wild deer and the incredible swimming pool right next to the main hall, I have never seen anything like it.
    • Avatar Pilar López ★★★★★ one year ago
      We liked EVERYTHING. The house is spectacular and they have taken care of every detail: every room, the different lounges, the bathrooms, the hammam -impressive and a luxury to take a relaxing bath with a very successful Arabian atmosphere-, the hammam is a real luxury. ... More and charming exteriors designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
      The natural environment in which the farm is located is unbeatable. The owners and staff are charming and have been attentive at all times. You can tell that they have dedicated time and care to make the accommodation beautiful and their guests have the best possible experience, and they have not skimped on quality and facilities. We have yet to return in winter, because it must also be incredible.
      We will repeat in this what is undoubtedly THE BEST COUNTRY COTTAGE we have ever stayed in. Thank you very much for everything.
    • Avatar Maria Mb ★★★★★ one year ago
      A dream place, everything was beautiful. I would repeat a thousand times! You disconnect from everyday life as soon as you enter. It is immense... the nature is beautiful... the house is a marvel. Recommended 100%
    • Avatar Virgilio Martínez Mateo ★★★★★ one year ago
      Exceptional country house on a country estate in a nature reserve. In addition to top quality accommodation (including heated swimming pool, all types of food in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms), what is really unique is the environment that ... More (you can't get any closer to nature) and the guided tour inside the estate where you can enjoy the local fauna and flora just a few metres away.
      P.S.: Running in the middle of nature surrounded by deer, mouflon and the occasional fox is priceless.
    • Avatar Maria Luisa Cortés ★★★★★ one year ago
      Spectacular house in the middle of nature. Exceptional treatment from the owners and a wonderful experience feeding the deer and wild boar.

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