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ZX 45

6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

High in the hills with views over the Med

Two adjoining holiday villas (each has three bedrooms) with style and character, they enjoy a fabulous vantage point overlooking mountains and sea ...

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Bedrooms

Six (three doubles, three twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 3 m, 0.9 - 2.0 m deep

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Location

In open countryside, 2 km from Comares in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

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From 1,500 € to 3,000 € per week.

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Villa Description

A splendid panorama

South facing, both villas open to the swimming pool, dining terrace and to the splendid panorama of mountains, sun and sea which unfolds in front of them.

This splendid property is, in fact, two adjoining villas, the original "Casa" and an equally impressive "Casita" built alongside. Each sleeps six and therefore offers a splendid combination for two families looking to holiday together whilst retaining a degree of independence from one another.

Barely twenty metres or so away from each other, they are separated by attractively planted little terraces and a few steps. South facing, both open to the inviting swimming pool area, a huge dining terrace and to the splendid panorama of mountains, sun and sea which unfolds in front of them.

The property is just below the pretty village of Comares, which perches in spectacular fashion on top of its fortress-like rock face. A short, three minute drive down a secluded track from the village brings you to this haven of peace and tranquillity set within its own 2½ acres of grape, almond and olive producing land.

Andalusian charm

With their inherent good taste and quality craftsman's skills, the English owners have carefully created a really lovely home.

The views from this fabulous vantage point are superb, taking in broad sweeps of mountain terrain both to the east and west; these mountain ranges open up in the south to a broad stretch of the Mediterranean coastline.

It's a special location and the property offers quality to match. The English owners have both imagination and style and it shows, everywhere.

With their inherent good taste and quality craftsman's skills they have carefully created a ovely home, one which is comfortable and fully functional yet retains all its Andalusian countryside charm.

In such a beautiful spot as this its inevitable that there are other properties around, dotted about here and there on the surrounding hillsides. But (apart from a little cottage that has a view of one side of the casita) there's nothing which overlooks the property. Here your privacy and seclusion is guaranteed. And there's no passing traffic to spoil the tranquillity.

Calm and tranquil

The lovely natural light enhances pretty rooms, all subtly colourful and cheerful, tastefully decorated and furnished.

La Casa

The original house, "La Casa" is an imposing building on two floors. Steps down from the private parking area above the property bring you along a neatly planted back terrace which leads on to the first floor entrance at the back of the house.

One enters directly to the spacious, fully equipped kitchen / dining room which has a calm and tranquil feel to it, the lovely natural light enhancing the room's soft colours under its high, beamed ceiling.

Furnishings include a splendid, antique wood-burning stove and beautifully crafted dining table and chairs. A large window looks down over the swimming pool and double doors open to the shaded verandah / terrace which runs along the entire length of this first floor … just one of many places here where the magnificent, 180 degree vista opens up around you.

Tasteful

The living room is finished with attractive antique furnishings, satellite TV, a music/CD system, books and games.

From the kitchen, a passageway leads on to the three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin bedded. They are all pretty, subtly colourful and cheerful, all tastefully decorated and furnished.

The master bedroom (with king-sized double) also opens to the first floor verandah and has its own en-suite full bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a large bathroom (with walk- in shower, no bath tub) between them.

Stairs go down from the kitchen to a spacious and very welcoming living room on the lower floor. With its beamed ceiling, terracotta floor tiles and its dark, cherry-red and white walls its a delightfully calm and comfortable space.

Three matching sofas are gathered around a coffee table in front of the fireplace and the room is finished with some attractive antique furnishings, satellite TV, a music/CD system, books and games. It's all very tasteful.

Double doors open to the lower terrace area in front of the house. This is another extensive space, with bench seating under the shaded terrace which runs the length of the property, opening to an al fresco dining area with a wooden table (comfortably seating twelve) under its vine covered canopy (it is planted with three types of grapes).

There's a barbecue at one end; at the other end the terrace leads round, past a huge palm tree, to the swimming pool and sun deck with its loungers and sunshades.

Rustic style

"La Casita" alongside is more rustic. Each of the rooms has its own character, colours and style and is equally attractive.

La Casita

More-or-less all on one floor, "La Casita" alongside is equally impressive. One enters to a pretty, rustic style living / dining room, casually comfortable with a sofa and easy chair, a glass fronted wood-burning stove in the corner, a dining table (for six) and TV / DVD and music players. A furnished sun terrace runs along the front of the living room.

At the far end is a decently equipped kitchen which, in turn, leads through to a little, furnished side terrace under a cane awning.

This is one of the few parts of the property which can be overlooked as there is a neighbouring cottage approx. 150 metres away across the fields. But with so many other, completely private outdoor spaces to choose from, it's of little, if any, consequence.

Soak up the sun!

There's plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine or to find a bit of shade. And beyond is that wonderful view, down to the coast and across the sea.

Three steps up from the living room takes one through to an attractive little sitting area (with another fabulous antique wood burner and a beautiful mosaic tiling). A bathroom and a twin bedroom lead off.

Three more steps up will take you to the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, another twin bedroom and another bathroom.

As elsewhere in the property, warm colours and pretty furnishings have been used. Each of the rooms has its own character, colours and style and each is equally attractive.

Outdoors

As mentioned above, both houses open to the swimming pool and surrounding sun terrace. The pool is 8 m x 3 m, easily accessed by wide steps at one end.

Properly Spanish

Comares is a a village with authentic character and spectacular views, still quiet and far enough from the coast to remain properly Spanish.

There's plenty of space all around to soak up the sun or to find a bit of shade if and when you prefer. The whole terrace area is either walled or railed so is completely safe. And beyond is that wonderful view, down to the coast below.

You will be tempted just to stay home, self-cater and relax around the large sun-soaked pool terrace.

But there's plenty more to do from here. A 20 minute walk will take you up to the village of Comares, little changed over the years, still quiet and far enough from the coast to remain properly Spanish.

It's a village with authentic character and spectacular views, one which caters for basic everyday needs: you will find a supermarket, post office, pharmacy, two excellent restaurants, tapas bars and a couple of banks within its narrow winding streets.

Something for everyone

All the thrills and spills of the Med, meadows and mountains, little white-washed pueblos, the culture and history of Andalucia's great cities.

Further afield, the world famous La Alhambra in Granada is a must visit and the city itself is not to be missed, either.

Along the coast is Nerja, its heart being the spectacular Balcon de Europa, a magnificent promenade with sweeping views of the Mediterranean and small coves and beaches. Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water-skiing, scuba diving and sailing.

Another great day out and a favourite with many guests staying here is the Water Park at Velez Malaga, only 30 minutes drive away.

To the east of the property is the Natural Park, Las Sierras de Tajeda, dominated by the 2,080 metre high Mount Maroma. This is superb hiking country and its numerous steep crags make it ideal for aspiring rock climbers.

So, there's something for everyone around here. All the thrills and spills of the Med, meadows and mountains as far as the eye can see, little white-washed pueblos where life carries on in timeless tradition.

Not to mention the culture and mesmeric history of Andalucia's great cities.

Smaller groups can, if they wish, rent just one of the villas (please note that this doesn't apply in July and August). The other villa will be closed, guaranteeing complete privacy and exclusive use of the pool and grounds.

For details of renting just one of the villas (both have three bedrooms, sleeping six), click here for the original house, La Casa (two double bedrooms, one twin bedded) or click here for La Casita (one double bedroom, two twin bedded).

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

La Casa (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)
Ground Floor :

  • Kitchen / dining room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 master double (king-sized bed) with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath tub)
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower only, no bath tub)
  • Covered verandah (furnished) accessed from either the kitchen or from the master bedroom

Lower Ground Floor

  • Living room

La Casita (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)
Mainly on one floor :

  • Living / dining room (opening to a furnished terrace at the front, with access from there to the pool and terraces)
  • Kitchen (with access to a small furnished side terrace
  • A few steps up from the living room to :
    • Small seating area (with woodburning stove)
    • Bathroom (shower only, no bath)
    • 1 twin bedroom
  • A few more steps up to :
    • Master double bedroom (with en-suite bathroom (shower only, no bath)
    • Second twin bedroom

Outside

  • Extensive terrace areas (200 m2) with both open and shaded areas and outdoor vine covered dining facilities (seating 12)
  • Pool terrace and sun deck
  • Rear terrace (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment (in both villas)

  • TV (Only for watching DVD's)
  • DVD
  • Radio / Cassette / CD Player
  • Books, Jigsaw Puzzles, Board Games and Playing Cards
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  • WiFi Internet in both properties (bring your own laptop)

Amenities (in both villas)

  • Open fireplaces or wood burning stoves
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen (in both villas)

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

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 3 m, 0.9 - 2.0 m deep) cleaned twice weekly
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (gas)
  • Sand Covered 9 m x 6 m Boules Court (with steel boule balls)
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
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Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from April to September, inclusive)

Please, no smoking indoors

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday

 

 

 

 

A welcome pack (with a bottle of wine, a bottle of beer, tea, coffee, juice, milk, bread, butter, jam and olives etc.) is included

Additional services (cooking / housekeeping / baby sitting, ladies pamper days, horse riding etc. can be arranged on request (payable locally)

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZX 45

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 6th January 2,200 € 4,400 €
7th January to 7th April 1,500 € 3,000 €
8th April to 21st April 2,200 € 4,400 €
22nd April to 30th June 1,500 € 3,000 €
1st July to 1st September 3,000 € 6,000 €
2nd September to 22nd December 1,500 € 3,000 €
23rd December to 5th January 2018 2,200 € 4,400 €

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Special Offer

Special Offer: Summer Booking Discount

Offering a 10% discount for remaining weeks in July and August.

Weeks on offer: From 1st July until 26th August 2017

Offer Ends: 19th August 2017

Notes

Rentals for this villa are accepted on the following terms: (1) a non-refundable deposit of 25% will confirm the booking (2) the balance to be paid eight weeks before the holiday start date. There will be no refund of monies paid on cancellations after that date

Security Deposit

A 350 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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In open countryside, 2 km from Comares (basic facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Location

3 mins drive down a track (now concreted) from Comares (basic facilities, restaurants, bars, banks) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

Colmenar (most facilities, restaurants, bars, banks) 35 mins.

Montes de Malaga Natural Park 35 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 50 mins.

Málaga (all facilities) 55 mins.

Velez Málaga (all facilities) 40 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 45 mins; Antequera 1hr; Nerja 1 hr; Marbella 1¼ hrs.

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

Nearest Airports

Málaga 55 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

  • Comares, which perches in spectacular fashion on top of its fortress-like rock face is little changed over the years, still quiet and far enough from the coast to remain properly Spanish. It has authentic character and spectacular views, as well as catering for basic everyday needs: you will find a supermarket, post office, pharmacy, two excellent restaurants, tapas bars and a couple of banks within its narrow winding streets.
  • Colmenar is bigger, with all facilities, a bustling but friendly place. 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. 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.
  • 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 (1¼ hours 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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Comares

A pretty village which perches in spectacular fashion on top of its fortress-like rock face, it is far enough from the coast to remain properly Spanish…

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