Cottages Spain 2022-2023

Lovers of the sun and sea will absolutely love Spain. Balmy temperatures and long beaches are not hard to find here. With famous dishes such as tapas, paellas and gazpacho, Spain is the place to be. Most of the Spanish regions differ per culture, language and climate. In the North West, the rainy fishing villages dominate the coast, together with historically and culturally important cities. Whether in the South East of the country, a much more pleasant climate with a lot of recreational activities that are flooded with tourists are present.

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Cottages in Spain

Lovers of the sun and sea will absolutely love Spain. Balmy temperatures and long beaches are not hard to find here. With famous dishes such as tapas, paellas and gazpacho, Spain is the place to be. Most of the Spanish regions differ per culture, language and climate. In the North West, the rainy fishing villages dominate the coast, together with historically and culturally important cities. Whether in the South East of the country, a much more pleasant climate with a lot of recreational activities that are flooded with tourists are present.

The location

Located in the extreme southwestern part of Europe, Spain is bordered by Portugal from the west and France from the northeast. It is bounded by water as well, the Mediterranean Sea to the east and southeast and the Atlantic ocean to the northwest and southwest. This is why it is known as one of the warmest countries in Europe. Spain's largest city is Madrid, known as the cultural center for the past hundred years. Natural wonders of Spain can be found on the coast of Bermeo, eastern Pyrenees of Navarre, Levante, and many more. With Nature.house, you can find holiday homes in almost every region of Spain!

Why book a cottage with us in Spain?

Looking for visiting Spain with your friends during your weekend breaks? Or perhaps a longer vacation with your family? Nature.house provides different options for spending your holidays in Spain, from big villas, to small chalets and much more, all with a variety of facilities to meet your needs. Booking a cottage in Spain will bring you close to the flora and fauna around you.

Our vacation homes on Nature.house are all situated in the most beautiful places in nature. From your accommodation, you can go straight to kayak in the nearby waters, visit nature reserves, hike on mountains and forests or swim in the sea. Yeah, that's right! Our cottages are located near these places so that you can get the most out of the natural surroundings. Either you prefer to relax or want to hurry for an adventure, on Nature.house you can find the best match for you!

The beautiful nature of Spain

Flora

The climate diversity in the regions of Spain makes two very distinct types of vegetation. The Cantabrian area is known for its luxurious vegetation with abundant deciduous forests. The most known presence is oak, followed by lime trees, chestnut trees, elm trees, ash trees, maple trees, and hazelnut trees. Many of these trees can be spotted from your holiday house. This area also has plains covered in the dense Atlantic thicket, formed by heather, ferns and gorse. Well-known beech also grows in medium mountains and there are fir trees in the cooler areas of the Pyrenees and the Penibetic system. The other largest area of ​​vegetation in Spain has been shaped by a dry, summer climate. It hosts two groups of vegetation. The first one includes the plateau and the Iberian saddlery, the second group includes the vegetation of Mediterranean Spain, characterized by uncultivated land and few forests in which the dominant species is the evergreen oak, invaded by the introduction of the pine at different stages. In the plateau, it is also possible to spot evergreen oak and cork oak forests and in drier areas such as the Ebro valley, Extremadura, and La Mancha, there are abundant thickets, dotting the landscape with small bushes. The steppe is a common feature in the west of Andalusia and Levante. You will be surrounded by beautiful vegetation and vineyards to walk through. If you haven't been to an agriturismo holiday yet, this is your chance to meet the farming culture firsthand and live like the locals.

Fauna

Due to Spain's climate diversity, Spanish wildlife includes European, Mediterranean, and African species of animals. The most common mammals are wolves, foxes, wildcats, lynxes, deer, Spanish ibexes and wild boars. Spain is also an important stop point for flocks of migratory birds on their journey to and from Europe and Africa. When visiting Spain, you can most likely spot ducks, flamingos, herons, cranes and bustards. Plus, you can spot numerous species of prey birds such as eagles, bearded vultures, hawks, owls and goshawks. Spain's rivers and lakes make home to a wealth of different varieties of fish and boast an abundance of species such as - trouts, tench, and barbels. There are Spanish cottages available near lakes and rivers as well. Spain has over 200 endangered species, including flora, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Catalonia, a place with stunning natural diversity has a total of 18 Natural Parks and one of them is called Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. You can also visit the Doñana National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Andalusia. It is home to a diverse variety of biotopes, such as lagoons, marshlands and dunes. The park holds more than 500,000 waterfowl during the winter period.

What can you do when you're staying in a Spanish holiday home?

The unspoiled nature of Spain offers a vast amount of activities due to the irregular landscape. If you're looking for the calmness of a small fishing village where time appears to have been frozen, a rugged mountain range, or beautiful beaches, Spain has it all. If you want to spend some quiet time in nature and exploring the wildlife, then micro camping can be your thing. Or do you have a passion for hiking? In Spain, you will find multiple hiking routes with spectacular views. Bring some snacks for your hike and have a picnic when you find the perfect view. Another option is to rent a boat and enjoy the magic of the calm waters or go kayaking.

In the province of Granada, home to Spain's highest mountains, you can visit various areas from your holiday house, including the famous Sierra de Nevada mountain ranges. Here you can try all kinds of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, skydiving, and climbing, to name just a few. Keep your eyes wide open if you're up for exploring the skies and landscapes of the Spanish capital from above by experiencing a paragliding activity in Madrid. You can also view the architecture of Plaza de Castilla from 600 meters high on a clear day! If you're feeling adventurous and brave enough, try some canyoning and explore the caves, cliff sides, and riding down naturally-formed rock slides on the coastal region of Costa del Sol.

Are you a cycling enthusiast? Cycle through beautiful natural landscapes and mountain reserves and quiet roads. There are many famous cycling routes in Spain for a gentle pedal. Bicycle lovers love to take the route along Canal de Castilla (The Castilla Canal). You can travel here by foot, horse or by barge from the Cantabrian coast. Another cycling route that is the most popular in Spain is Vía Verde de Ojos Negros, the longest of many former railway lines in Spain but now converted into cycling and hiking paths. It runs for 160 kilometers in two stages. It goes from Teruel to the inside of Valencia down to the coast. You will be surrounded by greenery so make sure to breathe in the fresh air as you cycle! If you like to dance and you are up to learn something new, learning the famous flamenco dance could be it! Visiting the famous white village in the area of Malaga or ancient cathedrals and architectural gems is also one of the many possibilities. Navarre is another place known to be the heartlands of cycling in Spain. EuroVelo Route 3 passes through La Rioja as well. Check our whole supply in Spain and choose your perfect holiday home!

Natural sites in Spain

Thinking of booking a last minute trip to Spain? Here is the list of the most beautiful places for you to visit during your trip.

Vigo, Islas Cíes

Vigo is a city in Galicia and it offers many beaches, however, it's mainly famous for the Cíes Islands or Islas Cíes. These islands are reachable by boat and visiting them is totally worth it. If you come to Spain in the summer, you would surely like to spend an afternoon or the whole day in these islands. Nature.house offers different accommodations in Galicia. Did you know that Islas Cíes were declared the only maritime National Park in Spain in 1980?

The Las Medulas, UNESCO site

Due to the ancient gold mines in its cliffs and hills, it was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Here, the Romans started exploiting the rich gold deposits during the 1st century; however, after 200 years, the mines were abandoned and did not see any industrialization since. This untouched ancient mines at Las Medulas is located near Ponferrada in Spain. Breathtaking landscapes, tunnels and bright orange rocks can be admired. If you're not interested in history, you can go on a hike and explore the same pathways that the Romans took nearly 2,000 years ago!

Teide National Park

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, the entire Tiede National Park is a unique treasure in which a beautiful array of shapes and colors is formed because of the volcanoes, lava flow and vents. Mount Tiede is ranked as the top ten most visited national parks in the world with over 2.5 million visitors each year. It is Spain's highest peak and you can also reach the top by cable car during summers to avoid the influx of crowds! So what are you waiting for? Did you know that because of the rock formations and craters, the landscapes are very similar to the moon? Prototypes of vehicles and instruments are tested here to be potentially used in moon exploration. The magnificent views of Mount Tiede and the unique aroma of flowers are waiting for you.

Weather

Variety is the main feature of the climate in Spain. During summers, temperatures exceed 20 ℃, you can find pleasure in a retreat by the private pool at one of our villas. The best time to visit Spain is either early autumn or late spring, if you prefer to visit the coastal areas. Northern Spain is hot in July and August, while central is best visited in October. The combination of Sierra Nevada's altitude and predominance of the Mediterranean means a good combination of relatively warm weather and mild winters. You won't need a full hat-gloves-scarf set unless you go skiing but a jacket or coat should be enough to keep you cozy, especially at night. Wear your sunglasses in sunny days and pack your summer outfits to enjoy the warmth.

So much to choose from!

With so many different landscapes and scenarios comes a variety of types of accommodation as well. You can go big and book a villa with many rooms and facilities, or go "tiny" with our tiny houses if you want a cosy feeling! If you'd rather go wild but with a touch of glamour, try glamping or a tree house and spend the evening start-gazing while sipping on glass of sangria! Some of our holiday homes offer saunas or jacuzzis while others will offer a private swimming pool and garden furniture. No matter what kind of accommodation you choose, every cottage is equipped with all the necessary to spend a comfortable and pleasant holiday. What are you waiting for? Choose your favorite nature house and enjoy Spain!

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