This is a fantastic location for walking cycling or just relaxing, the Via Verde or green Way is the route of the old railway that used to pass Serón from Guadix to Aguilas which has been made into a cycle path.
Above Serón you can find the observatory at Calor Alto proof of the light clarity and beautiful clear skies making it perfect for star gazing.
Just below is the old mining village of Las Menas where iron ore used to be mined and a cable car brought iron ore down to the station of Serón to be transported to the coast, some of the original buildings have been restored and there is a lovely bar and restaurant where you can enjoy meals and tapas and admire the beautiful views. The Junta de Andalucia has created a walking route around the valley to explore the old mine workings and buildings.
Serón itself appears to be a sleepy white Spanish village with a thirteenth century tower standing guard over the town and a seventeenth century Church providing sanctuary, until the local fiestas start then it becomes a lively 24/7 party with dancing and entertainment.
The Ham Fiesta or Fiesta de Jamon on the first weekend of July showcases the ham companies of Serón with cutting competition as well and all the companies provide all their products to try. People come from all over.
Seron cheese is a new award winning company producing many different flavoured cheeses which are readily available in all the local supermarkets.
Luckily Casa Tranquila is a little way out of the town thus giving a welcome respite from the fiestas.
You can swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub or catch the rays on the patio and absorb the tranquillity or spend some time enjoying the amazing array of different birds that are around the area and in the summer the beautiful Bee Eaters that appear in May till October.
Days out from Casa Tranquila can be made to the beautiful city of Granada to explore The Alhambra Palace one of Spains most visited attractions. (Tickets usually need to be booked in advance.)
Another day out could be a visit to Lake Negratin at Zujar with its breathtaking turquoise coloured water with bars and restaurants overlooking the lake. This trip could be combined with a visit to the weekly market at Baza which dates back to Roman times. There is a lovely church and museum with many interesting artefacts.
Every day of the week there is a local market in the villages around Serón where you can pick up fresh and locally produced products.
Serón has plenty of bars serving tapas and raciones or a “menu del dia”. The local Jamon and cheese and jamon products “embutidos”. Meat cooked over hot coals is a local speciality of one of the bars, pork being a favourite.
What we have to offer here..
Each apartment has its own patio to enjoy a meal or friends can get together in the outside kitchen by the pool.
This is where our guests usually entertain themselves and meet up for an evening meal.
There is a dining table and 6 chairs. Gas cooker and 5 burner hob, Microwave, toaster and kettle and fridge There is a gas plancha /grill provided for your use.
There are 2 sofas with 2 chairs to relax on with a stereo system for you to play music.
There is an 8m x 4m swimming pool with a cover to maintain that warm relaxing water temperature. By the swimming pool is a small changing room with shower and toilet so you can spend the whole day outside without having to go to the apartments.
We also have a hot tub which is available to relieve those aches and pains from doing nothing!
There are a selection of sun loungers and benches or tables and chairs with shade to enjoy the views across the valley to the hills in front of us.
We can accommodate most combinations of groups, singles, families, couples, friends, if you would like to change the double beds to singles this can be done by prior arrangement.
All bathroom and pool towels are provided.
Hairdryers in all the bathrooms. T-towels and washing up liquid are provided in all the kitchens. There is coffee and tea, sugar and milk as well. For anybody arriving on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday we are able to purchase some basic commodities by prior arrangement.
Usually depending on the time of year there is home grown produce available for the guests to help themselves.