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ZX 27

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Rest, relax and soak up the sun!

This neat and comfortable little cottage is situated among hillsides of olive and almond groves. The views are superb, whatever the time of year ...

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

approx. 5 m x 3 / 4 m; 0.8m - 1.6 m deep

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Location

In open countryside, 4½ km from Colmenar in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From £580 to £1,040 per week.

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Villa Description

A peaceful spot

"Just what we needed - a peaceful spot with lots of beautiful scenery, sun and open space; a fabulous place to relax".

Set in the peace and tranquillity of the Andalusian countryside, surrounded by olive and almond groves, this neat and comfortable cottage enjoys stunning views across the valley below.

Located only a short drive from the village of Colmenar, the property is 200 metres down a private drive, in the grounds of an old Andalusian farmhouse, but quite separate with its own independent space.

The main farmhouse (also available for holiday rentals, click here for details) is 60 metres further down the lane but is barely visible from the cottage. A wicker fence around the cottage garden hides it from view.

Designed and built with holidays in mind, this is a simple but neat, clean and comfortable holiday cottage.

Sublime nature

Situated among hillsides of olive and almond groves, overlooking a valley dotted with white villages, views extend far and wide.

Best of all, perhaps, is its location. Situated among hillsides of olive and almond groves, overlooking a valley dotted with white villages, the views extend across to the Tejeda mountain range and to the Sierra Nevada beyond, as well as to the coast of the Mediterranean.

It is a spectacular scene, whatever the time of year.

Although there are two other holiday homes accessed from this track, the sense of privacy is still great. It is a delightful spot to sit and relax, contemplating the fantastic views which spread out all around.

A haven of peaceful countryside calm, it is an ideal place to rest and soak up the sun!

Parking is alongside the cottage. Inside, the open-plan living / dining / kitchen area is both functional and a pleasant and welcoming space.

Starry, starry night ...

"We have loved our time here. Nightingales singing at night, cuckoos by day, a stunning display of stars, a moon you could read a newspaper by".

A twin bedroom with big windows and a double with french doors leading out to the pool terrace at the rear, and a bathroom complete the distribution.

Outdoor facilities include sun loungers, a barbecue and a shaded seating area for dining "al-fresco", complimenting the pretty, egg-shaped little pool (approx. 7 m long x 3 or 4 m wide). With sublime nature all around, it is a very welcoming spot.

The local village of Colmenar is only 4 km from the farmhouse. With a population of just over 3,000 it is largely untouched by the commercial tourism of the coast and continues a traditional rural way of life where the olive, almond and grape harvests are an important part of the social calendar.

That said, Colmenar can be a lively place at times and there is a good range of bars, shops and restaurants all of which are very welcoming.

Timeless countryside

There is lots to do nearby: pretty villages to explore, beautiful countryside and dramatic mountains, beaches of powdery sand and sparkling clear water.

The nearby villages and towns of Riogordo, Comares, Casabermeja and Alfarnate all have their own fiestas making this an ideal base from which to enjoy typical rural Andalusian life.

The Alhambra with its moorish palace dominating the magical city of Granada is a must-see for many while on holiday. Also worth visiting is the Albaicín, the old Moorish part of town with its lovely flower-filled alleyways and squares.

Málaga (and its airport) is just three quarters of an hour away and many other coastal resorts with their marinas, restaurants and exclusive golf clubs are within easy reach.

The nearest beaches are at Torre del Mar, about a 50 minute drive away, where traditional ‘chirringitos’ (beach bars) serve charcoal-grilled sardines and other great seafood.

Locally, outdoor activities include birdwatching (especially in spring), cycling, horseriding and walking in the beautiful Montes de Málaga pine forests and in the Torcal National Park.

Guest comments include, "beautiful place, amazing location. We have loved our time here. The bonus - nightingales singing at night (May), cuckoos by day, stunning display of stars, a moon you could read a newspaper by, and wonderful peace".

And "Just what we needed - a peaceful spot with lots of beautiful scenery, sun and open space; a fabulous place to relax".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Kitchen / dining room / living room
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (with king-sized bed). Patio doors open to the pool terrace
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Furnished terrace at the front of the cottage; furnished pool terrace and small garden at its rear
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Facilities

Entertainment

  • Flat screen satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD player
  • Selection of books and DVD's
  • Internet (bring your own laptop) on request

Amenities

  • Antique wood burning stove in the living room
  • Electric heaters
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  • Air conditioning in the living room
  • Portable fans
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & board
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Shared Amenities

  • Shared with the two other holiday properties:
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer (in winter). Located in the laundry room of the main farmhouse, 60 m away, (accessed from the outside)
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  • Childrens play area with tree house, trampoline, wendy house, sand pit

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Ceramic Hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (egg-shaped, approx. 5 m x 3 to 4 m; 0.8m - 1.6 m deep)
  • Pool / dining terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (charcoal)
  • Garden surrounds
  • 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)

The owners keep chickens only a short walk away which can be fed and fresh eggs collected

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season

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

 

Starter packs can be provided (on request) for your arrival eg. milk, local cheese and wines, bread etc (payable locally)

Extra maid services can be arranged upon request, (payable locally)

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Security Deposit

A 200 euro security deposit is payable on arrival to the house owner. This will be refunded in full at the end of your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 4½ km from Colmenar (most facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Location

4½ km (the last 300 metres along a track easily driven in an ordinary car) from Colmenar (Thursday market, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, banks, taxi service) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Montes de Malaga Natural Park 20 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 45 mins.

Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins.

Velez Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 50 mins; Antequera 1hr; Nerja 1¼ hrs; Marbella 1¼ hrs.

Granada 1½ hrs; Córdoba 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 45 mins; Granada 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ 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

  • The local village of Colmenar is only 4½ km from the cottage. With a population of just over 3,000 it is largely untouched by the commercial tourism of the coast and continues a traditional rural way of life where the olive, almond and grape harvests are an important part of the social calendar.
  • That said, Colmenar can be a lively place at times (when the local fiestas are in full swing) and there is a good range of bars, shops and restaurants all of which are very welcoming.
  • Immediately beyond 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. From Colmenar it's only a short 10 minute drive to the motorway network which links all the great cities of Andalucía.

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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Colmenar

Described by the locals as the "pueblo with a taste of honey", it's a pretty, bustling little market town, its 3,000 inhabitants going about their cheerful ways …

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