Mountains, flowers and wild boars
"La Escuela" is located in the tiny village of Cortijos Nuevos de la Sierra, (GPS coordinates 37,9774/-2,5821) at the foot of the imposing mountain "La Sagra" meaning "The Holiness" in Spanish. The village consists of 17 authentic Spanish houses, which are at the moment used as weekend houses by the local Spanish.
The gorgeous mountainous area borders the "Cazorla" nature reserve . In the reserve you can find rare flowers (for instance orchids), but also larger wildlife like wild boars, deer, foxes and a large variety of birds (like the large vulture, the eagle, the pied woodpecker, the golden oriole and the hoopoe). The nicely kept, but still pretty wild garden of "La Escuela", joins neatly to this wild and untouched environment. The area around La Sagra (Cortijos Nuevos included)
has been pronounced protected nature reserve in the spring of 2008.
Over a well maintained road, the village of Cortijos Nuevos de La Sierra is about 20 minutes drive away from the small town of Puebla de Don Fadrique. This picturesque little village has very good services, like a supermarket, a bank, an Internet café, several other shops, a church, a doctor and a primary school.