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ZX 25

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/10

Laughter, life and love

This is the philosophy of the young family who own this villa. The happy atmosphere of the house will add to your family's perfect holiday in the sun.

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Bedrooms

3 (2 doubles, 1 tripple bunk beds).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 1.3 m - 2 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, accessed by a 1 km track in good condition , 4 km from La Viñuela in the Axarquia region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 1,600 € to 3,100 € per week.

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Villa Description

Beautifully restored

This house was found after a long search by the owners. They fell in love with it and took it under their wing.

This is a purpose-built holiday home with a  difference. The young Belgian owners have recently bought the house and totally reinvented what was originally a conventional “Costa del Sol” holiday property. The house has been transformed into a lovely home with luxury facilities ideal for all seasons.

The villa is set atop a sunny hill, the gardens and grounds extend down into the olive groves and orchards of a variety of fruit trees.

From this vantage point you can fully appreciate the wonderful surroundings, rolling hills encompassing the local towns, the mountains and lake in the distance.

Chic and contemporary

The decor is stylish yet at the same time relaxed and comfy.

Take a few steps up to the front porch overlooking the pool and you go straight into the open-plan living-dining room.

On entering the house, you notice the ambience straight away - it has a really pleasant 'feel'. The rooms in the house are all on one level so it's ideal for family members who have difficulty with a lot of stairs.

Originality and elegance combine to enhance the quality of the living space – this is a lovely room, very light and attractive but still very homely. There's space enough to accommodate 8/10 guests around the magnificent dining table, or on the comfy sofas in front of the rustic brick  fireplace. The space is perfect to gather with friends and family, cooking and dining together.

The pool is where it all began

The house began with a promise ... a promise more than kept.

The swimming pool was a promise to the children of the family after their mother's runaway success with an exhibition ... an exhibition, but for other people's children! Once the show was over, their pool idea could become a reality. After a long search, this was the last house they saw before having to go back to Belgium. Despite the villa needing attention, the family couldn't stop thinking about it, sometimes even dreaming about it, and so the decision was made.

The swimming pool is in front of the house and measures 8 x 4 metres and can be closed off for safety. Next to the pool is an attractive solarium with comfy cushions and shade from the sun - a real oasis of calm. There is also a two-storey wooden "tree house" hideaway looking out over the hills which older children no doubt would love to make their own.

The villa has a fabulous outdoor kitchen with a barbecue. What could be better than cooking up an al fresco lunch, cold beer in hand, while listening to all the splashabout fun in the pool.

The indoor kitchen is sepated from the dining room by a wide counter-breakfast bar. This main attraction, with all the amenities, has obviously been designed by someone who loves to cook. It has a five-ring quality SMEG cooker, state of the art kitchen equipment, hand picked crockery and lots of worktop space.

Great care has been taken with every detail of the villa. From the design of the house itself, to the materials used, the owners have taken pride in every aspect. They have designed and created this home in keeping with their original dream.

Panoramic views

Every room has a terrace and every terrace has a spectacular view of the surrounding Axarquia hills.

All rooms open on to the terraces that surround the house and there is a terrace for every occasion – one for breakfast, one for lunch, one for afternoon siesta, another for dinner - and all with beautiful views. The garden has bright flowers, succulents, palms and conifers in keeping with the climate.

From the living room an archway leads to the three bedrooms and bathrooms.

At the end of the passageway is the master-bedroom. it is not a large room but is decorated with tasteful simplicity in warm, neutral colours – there is a wall to wall wardrobe – and French windows leading to a partially covered terrace. The en suite shower room, connected by an archway, is decorated in warm yellows and golds, one of the walls in stone, matching the colour scheme. The shower is walk in.

Clever use of space

All the rooms have been designed and decorated to give the maximum feeling of space and and light.

The middle bedroom is the children's room. Two cleverly designed bunk beds, with two pull-out lower beds,  make a total of six standard single beds. Although there is not much floor left to spare, no space has been neglected. Through clever design, every corner has been put to good use: there is a TV and PlayStation in the closet.

The third bedroom is double, again decorated with simple elegance, the white walls with dark beamed ceilings, a splash of colour from the fabrics. Here the en suite shower room is decorated in shades of grey.

The third bathroom is a full bathroom with a shower over a bathtub, decorated in pastel colours warm and inviting for a long, relaxing bath in the colder winter months.

Axarquia, a holiday heaven

Delight in the sun, light and air of this Mediterranean location.

The Axaquia area is real, unspoilt, rural Spain. If you are looking for a slower pace of holiday with a focus on outdoor activities like walking and picnics and visiting authentic white villages, then this is the place for you.

Most of the economy comes from agriculture although tourism is very gradually becoming more important. Olives and almonds are the main crops, and as for livestock you may have to stop your car to let a herd of goats cross the road. The region is not touristy and you may have to brush up on your Spanish a little more than you would on the coast. But the local people are very friendly and there's nothing that can't be sorted out with a smile. Children are particularly welcome and made a great fuss of.

Lake Viñuela is close by and this picturesque stretch of water, although man-made, is a lovely spot. You can swim and hire kayaks as well as have lessons in dinghy sailing.

There are lots of picnic places by the lake, but with barbecues, do take care to follow the signs as to when and where you can cook - for fire safety, especially in the summer, there are designated barbecue areas.

For a change of scenery, the house is a mere 30 minutes' drive from the beach of Torre del Mar, a sandy beach, ideal for children. There are other beaches in both directions, all with different characteristics, you're bound to find one you like. The variety of seafood to try is a real attraction along this coast.

For a day out in a Spanish city, Málaga is only 50km away. This lovely city is often overlooked by visitors, and it's worth making the time for a stroll around its old town, taking in one of its many museums and art galleries or visiting its historic monuments.

Inland, Antequera is a city to be recommended with its rich history and many examples of fine architecture.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Living room/Dining room
  • Kitchen
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  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 2 doubles (en suite with walk in showers)
    • 1 triple bunks (total 6 single beds)
  • Bathroom (full bath)
  • Covered dining terraces
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  • Pool-side kitchen
  • Garden and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD /Radio / CD Player
  • Selection of books and games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Woodburner fireplace in the living room
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms (see price notes)
  • Portable fan
  • Washing machine, iron and board
  • All linen is provided (pool towels are included)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot and highchair (Cot linen is not supplied)

Kitchen

  • Electric oven
  • 5 Ring gas hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery
  • Small utility room with Fridge/freezer &
  • washing machine

Outdoors

  • Swimming pool, chlorinated (8 m x 4 m, 1.3 m - 2 m deep) with night lighting
  • Outdoor shower
  • Solarium, sun beds, sun shades
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  • Outdoor kitchen area with barbecue and sink
  • Dining and garden furniture
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  • Gardens with sand pit and ping pong table
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in summer months, but please ask.

Linen change is once a week, on Saturday during a two-week stay.

Children welcome, they will find a "tree house" and the private outdoor play area large enough for children to play football and other games.

There is also a good selection of tips and information about local activities and places of interest for both adults and children

Please, no smoking in the house.

No pets, please.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 7th January N/A N/A
8th January to 30th March 1,600 € 3,050 €
31st March to 29th June 2,100 € 4,050 €
30th June to 31st August 3,100 € 6,050 €
1st September to 2nd November 2,100 € 4,050 €
3rd November to 21st December 1,600 € 3,050 €
22nd December to 4th January 2019 3,100 € 6,050 €

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2019 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

Electricity for air conditioning is charged at a standard rate of 0.20€ per kwh, paid locally on departure (metered separately).

Security Deposit

A 600 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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Accessed by a 1 km track in good condition , 4 km from La Viñuela (most facilities)

Location

Aaccessed by a 1 km track, 4 km from the village of La Viñuela (small supermarket, butcher, baker, grocery, doctor, dentist, bars and restaurants) in La Axarquía region.

La Viñuela 4 km (10 mins); Vélez-Málaga (all facilities) 17km (20 mins).

Torre del Mar (El Ingenio shopping mall) 20 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 25 mins; Caleta de Vélez (Baviera Golf): 24 km (30 mins); Rincón de la Victoria (Añoreta Golf): 38 km (40 mins)

Nerja: 40 km (40 mins); Málaga 54km (50 mins); Antequera: 100 km (1½ hrs); Sierra Nevada: 160 km (2½ hrs)

Granada 1¾ hrs; Ronda 1½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs; Sevilla 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 1hr; 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

  • Nearby La Viñuela is a small town with a population of some 1900. Set at the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda and dominated by La Maroma, the highest mountain in Axarquia (2068 meters)
  • Nearby, the spectacular canyon of the River Almachares and the Cave of La Fajara are worth visiting.
  • 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.
  • Pretty beaches make this the ideal place for a family outing. Pine trees add to the sense of tranquillity and the feeling of being at one with nature, while they provide the perfect habitat for many different species of birds.
  • Picnic areas have been set out, complete with barbeque facilities, offering splendid views across the placid waters. They are only occasionally disturbed by small boats, which add a fitting splash of colour to the surroundings. All of this set against the majestic backdrop of the nearby mountains.
  • Torre del Mar is the closest seaside resort and boasts one of the longest, and certainly one of the widest, beaches on the coast. Running parallel to its 4 kilometres of sandy beach is a splendid promenade with a wide walking area, cycle lane, grassy areas, play areas for children and, of course, numerous restaurants (including some excellent fresh fish and seafood), chiringuitos (beach bars) and other watering holes. It is very Spanish in character although, as with most places these days, you will find quite an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. For the young at heart, there's plenty of night-long, night life too.
  • The esplanade extends all the way to the fishing port and marina at La Caleta de Velez. This area has not yet been developed and it remains very much a working port.
  • 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.
  • Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, the town has managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario and tourist boom in some Costa del Sol resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged from its sleepy fishing village days of old with narrow, winding streets, its whitewashed houses overflowing with geraniums.
  • 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 prestigious guitar competition takes place annually in July with free concerts taking place on the patio of the Palacio del Marqués de Beniel. More controversially, Vélez also holds legalised cock-fighting every Sunday when crowds of aficionados arrive to place their bets.
  • Further a field, 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.

Activities

  • There are many sporting activities on offer around the shores of Lake Viñuela, 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.
  • La Sierra de Tejeda which rises up above 2,000 metres, offers a wealth of wonderful nature and walking possibilities.
  • 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 (1½ hours away) although there are plenty of others closer by.

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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La Viñuela

At the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda,  grew during the 18th century around a building called La Venta La Viña, which fed and watered weary travellers en route between the coast and inland Granada

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