Finca la Rana Verde is just perfect for me, located 3 or 4 minutes walk from a village (and train station) and yet you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Studio Paqui was great! very comfortable bed, with everything I needed and two terraces. The pool was lovely and with only two studios and one self-catering room there were never too many people, in fact I had it to myself most of the time as the other guests seemed to be always going hill walking or horse riding or whatever. It's a great base for DRIVING to other white villages in the area, (or taking the air-conditioned train) Gaucin is lovely and not far, but for fortress castle, the most impressive I came across was the Castillo at Castellar to the west.Oh should says hosts were perfect, spoke fluent English and very full of info and advise about the area.