Beautifully renovated cottages in a "shabby chic" style. Four adopted dogs who will steal your hearts (and your food), goat bells tinkering in the distance, donkeys braying for attention, this is an animal lovers delight. Big, fat Iberian pigs can be seen everywhere feeding off acorns. You can then go and eat them (the pigs, not the acorns) in the local restaurant once they have been turned into the local jamon (ham). Monica and Peter are helpful but not "in your face" hosts. There when you need them. We were lucky to have been holidaying during the two day festival which takes place at the shrine at La Pena. Beautiful women and girls in flamenco costumes, the men on horseback looking equally attractive. Four children riding bareback on a horse (obviously no Health and Safety tzars here). We chose to take the 7 am bus from Alajar to Seville twice so we could have long lunches, returning on the 4pm bus back which is an ideal way to see the countryside. The only reason we have not given Rio Molino five stars is the 400 metre drive towards the estate. It is very narrow with walls either side ... not for the faint-hearted and certainly not for a seven-seater. Shame, as we had a really lovely and relaxing time and visited some beautiful villages which are untouched by mass tourism.
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