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2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

A bright and modern countryside villa

This neat little villa has some lovely outdoor spaces and great views over the tropical valley and hillsides which surround it ...

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 2.0 m - 1.2 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 1.2 km from Cútar in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 510 € to 1,210 € per week.

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Villa Description

A natural paradise

This charming little country cottage is located deep in unspoiled countryside with superb views to the distant high mountains.

This recently constructed, quality country villa is located in the heart of the tropical valley of Benamargosa, a little more than a kilometre from the pretty village of Cútar.

It's a wonderful location, not just because of the inspiring views, but because the valley opens out not far from here (just beyond the village of Cútar) to the Mediterranean Sea.

This gives it a very special microclimate, with a cooling breeze taking the edge off extreme mid-summer temperatures and a pleasantly mild, maritime climate in winter. Being inland, the surrounding mountains protect the valley from the prevailing winds.

And, just to put the icing on the cake, the local village of Cútar (one kilometre away) is not just another pretty, whitewashed village hidden in the middle of nowhere, but a lovely, friendly place, too.

Cosy and intimate

Soft, discrete lighting, restored woodwork and a Moroccan influence to the decor add character and brings everything to life.

There are about 600 people living in the village, almost all of them working the fertile lands which surround the village, growing muscatel grapes, mangoes, lemons and avocados. The rhythm of life is relaxed and tranquil, in time honoured fashion.

So near - and yet so far - from the bustle of the coastal towns.

The house is fresh, bright and pleasant, with one or two traditional elements incorporated into its essentially modern design. These include wooden doors and ceilings plus the occasional rustic touch here and there adding a little bit of country character and charm. Neat and tidy, the decoration is simple but tasteful.

Under-floor central heating augments the wood burning stove in the living room to keep it warm and cosy in winter months.

As far as the eye can see

Views encompass six different mountain villages as well as the imposing range of the magnificent Tejeda mountains.

With fantastic views all around, outdoor life here is a treat. Choose between the little garden terrace, the shade of the porch, the suntrap which is the roof terrace, or the irresistible (gated and fenced) saltwater swimming pool with its surrounding terrace and loungers. A portable barbecue completes the outdoor picture.

And notwithstanding that there are two other houses in close proximity (one occupied by the property owners) there is a good feeling of privacy and tranquillity here.

Beyond the house there are plenty of possibilities to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle to the full. All around there's countryside which invites hiking and walking, bird watching ... relaxing.

The delightful hillsides remains virgin with few fences, ideal for a country stroll or two, and why not venture down to Cútar for a beer and a tapa in one of the two traditional bars there?

That little extra touch

Organic vegetables from the owners garden (season depending), organic honey and free-range duck eggs, organic olive oil and many other locally farmed products are available.

The owners are pleased to offer you fresh organic produce - mangos, avocados, oranges and lemons - from their own fields.

For other shopping, Benamargosa is a bigger village with more facilities, five kilometres from here.

There are several other very pretty villages around and about, all with authentic local character and, often, spectacular views. The timeless countryside of La Axarquía and the even more dramatic mountain terrain of the Montes de Málaga and Sierras de Tejeda National Parks are all close at hand, just waiting to be explored.

The magnificent 1,100 hectare El Torcal National Park is also less than an hour's drive from here (to the south of Antequera). A massive, Mars-like mountain of eroded rock formations, the imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes.

The nearest beaches are at Torre del Mar (40 minutes drive away), where traditional beach bars serve charcoal-grilled sardines and other great seafood.

Nerja is a little further east along the coast. More "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. And don't forget its amazing caves, a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite - and, in summer, some excellent classical and flamenco performances.

Further afield, Granada (and its world famous Alhambra Palace) is not to be missed. A little closer to home, Málaga has transformed itself over recent years into a vibrant and dynamic city well worth a visit.

Our clients are always happy here; one said, "the house and pool were lovely, the surrounding countryside beautiful and the owners were really helpful. Thanks, we had a great time!"

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower and bath tub)
  • Shaded Porch
  • Part shaded small terrace / garden (furnished)
  • Roof terrace, accessed by an external metal stair (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • WiFI internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Underfloor electric heating throughout
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  • Portable Fan
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Cot & Highchair (on request). Cot linen is not supplied
  • Safe

Kitchen

  • Microwave with grill (please note that there is no oven)
  • Gas Hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered saltwalter swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 2.0 - 1.2 m deep), gated and fenced
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool & terrace lighting
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (portable)
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday although start and finish dates can be more flexible out of high season

 

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

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Prices and Seasons

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2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
7th January to 7th April 510 € 1,020 €
8th April to 21st April 770 € 1,540 €
22nd April to 2nd June 640 € 1,280 €
3rd June to 23rd June 770 € 1,540 €
24th June to 25th August 1,210 € 2,420 €
26th August to 8th September 770 € 1,540 €
9th September to 22nd September 640 € 1,280 €
23rd September to 15th December 510 € 1,020 €
16th December to 5th January 2018 640 € 1,280 €

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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Security Deposit

A security deposit of 200 Euros is payable on arrival (to the house owner). This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay, subject to reductions for breakages or damage and for any firewood consumed (charged at cost price) during winter months.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 1.2 km from Cútar (basic facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Location

Accessed by a 500 metres track (quite steep in places but in good condition); 1.2 km from Cútar (2 bars, one bakery, daily van with fruit & vegetables); 5 kms from Benamargosa (most facilities, restaurants, banks, doctors) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Velez Málaga (all facilities) 35 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 40 mins; Málaga (all facilities) 1 hr.

Montes de Malaga Natural Park 45 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 1 hr.

Nerja 1 hr; Antequera 1¼ hrs; Marbella 1½ hrs.

Granada 1¾ hrs; Córdoba 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 1 hr; Granada 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2¾ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • Here you are just 20 km inland from the Costa del Sol. Torre del Mar is the closest seaside resort and boasts one of the longest, and certainly one of the widest, beaches on the coast. It is very Spanish in character although, as with most places these days, you will find quite an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. There is excellent fresh fish and seafood to be enjoyed, chiringuitos (beach bars) and other watering holes. For the young at heart, there's plenty of night-long, night life too.
  • Nerja is a little further east along the coast. Much more "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • The heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.
  • However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its magnificent caves - a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base. Located three kilometres out of town there are archaeological treasures galore including paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.
  • One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many fabulous performances (classical and flamenco) are staged during the summer. The International Festival of Music and Dance takes place in mid July each year.
  • Just inland from Torre del Mar is Vélez-Málaga, capital of La Axarquía. It is the centre of an agricultural region known for its strawberries and vineyards, which produce the muscatel grapes from which the famous Málaga wines are made.
  • If you are here on a Thursday, take time to wander around its weekly market, always an enjoyable experience. The 13th Century Moorish castle and the lovely old town are also worth visiting.
  • A great day out and a favourite with many of our guests is the Water Park at Velez Malaga.
  • From Colmenar, take the wonderful road through Las Montes de Málaga which winds through the forested hillsides down to the coast. Remote and peaceful, it's a gentle, hilly area criss-crossed by streams which have carved small valleys, extensively planted with pine trees and ancient Mediterranean species too, holm oak, corks and carib trees, making it an ideal habitat for the chameleons and other protected species of wildlife and birds of prey which reside here. The lovely scenery, and some great views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea below, can also be enjoyed on any one of numerous walking routes through the Park.
  • You are also well placed to visit the dramatic Sierra de Torcal (to the south of Antequera), a massive, Mars-like mountain of heavily eroded rock formations. The imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes.
  • Lake Vinuela is a man-made lake but none the less spectacular and picturesque for this. Its azure-blue waters are surrounded by rolling hills and a number of delightful villages including Canillas de Aceituno, Alcaucin, Periana and Riogordo. Close by, the villages of Comares, Competa and Benamargosa are equally charming.
  • Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • Antequera and, further a field, both Sevilla and Córdoba are accessable too.

Activities

  • There are many sporting activities on offer including horse riding, golf, hang gliding and walking. In the main these activities are offered by enterprising Brit's and other Europeans who have settled in the area.
  • Both Las Montes de Málaga and, to the east, La Sierra de Tejeda (which rises up above 2,000 metres), offer a wealth of wonderful nature and walking possibilities. Superb hiking country, the numerous steep crags of Tejeda also make it ideal for aspiring rock climbers.
  • Sailing and a variety of other watersports are available at the fishing port and marina, La Caleta de Velez. All major water sports are also available in Nerja including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
  • For golf enthusiasts, there are several excellent golf courses to choose from. Many speak highly of the course at Antequera (an hour away).

The Area

La Axarquía

Inland from Nerja and the Mediterranean, the hillsides of La Axarquía enjoy one of Europe's warmest and sunniest climates' …
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Cútar

A typical little hillside village of La Axarquía, (population 600), a farming community growing muscatel grapes, mangoes, lemons and avocados …

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