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6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Peace and happiness are the order of the day

With acres of space and fabulous natural beauty all around, this converted farmhouse is a real home-from-home, offering comfort, delightful gardens and a gorgeous swimming pool ...

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Review Icon"We enjoyed ourselves so much last year that we came again. We were not disappointed! Many thanks to all who keep this lovely place so inviting for three generations of my family."

Previous Guest (Aug 2014)

Review Icon"What a fantastic vacation we had at your wonderful house! First a warm welcome by the caretakers, then discovering a place that far exceeded our expectatives. Great location so well planned and a pool area to die for. We love your personal style and sense of details and really appreciate all the hard work you have put into this place."

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

Review Icon"The end of a wonderful, sunny week. Such a comfortable villa, the views are amazing -just lying by the pool, taking it all in was perfection. We would definitely come back again"

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

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Bedrooms

Six (two doubles, four twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

10 m x 6 m, 1.0 m - 2.5 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside 7 km from Casarabonela in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From £1,050 to £2,950 per week.

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Villa Description

A proper family home

"We had a fabulous time. Perfect setting, we've enjoyed barbecuing, swimming in the pool and long walks in the beautiful countryside. A real family home."

This attractively converted farmhouse has a fabulous setting in a great location. In the midst of some of Andalucía's most glorious countryside, situated on the ancient trading route between Antequera and Ronda, it is an easy, 40 minute drive from here to Málaga airport.

On its own 30 acre hillside estate, it looks out to sweeping views over lush valleys to the magnificent mountain scenery beyond, the peaks of La Sierra de las Nieves spreading across the horizon as far as the eye can see.

It's as serene and perfectly peaceful as a place can be.

Accessed by a farm track (in pretty good condition) which winds through the beautiful countryside, it passes through the farmyard of your nearest neighbour, some ¾ km away, before climbing the gentle slope up to the villa.

'Real Spain'

"Thanks for the opportunity to see 'Real Spain', the views from this lovely farmhouse are breathtaking - we kept seeing new things every day!"

Here you are just 10 minutes drive from the whitewashed village of Casarabonela. Beyond, a fabulous road climbs high up and over the mountains before descending to Ronda, one of the most picturesque routes in Spain.

It's just a 50 minute drive away as are, heading south, coastal hotspots like Marbella and the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol. Even closer to hand is Andalucía's very own Lake District, an area of outstanding beauty, dramatic gorges and turquoise blue lakes.

With acres of space, privacy and beauty all around, the villa also offers a high level of comfort, delightful gardens and a gorgeous swimming pool. It's a perfect year-round escape.

Rebuilt by its British owners about five years ago, here you will enjoy the best of both worlds … real rural charm and proper modern comforts.

Perfection!

"A wonderful week of luxury, sunshine, great company in a stunning setting - it was absolute perfection!"

From the large parking area on one side of the villa, an extensive and well kept lawn sweeps around the front, dotted here and there with old olive trees, a big palm tree, a lemon tree, yuccas and flowering shrubs.

Flower beds add joyful colour to what is already a wonderful scene. There's nothing but beautiful hills and countryside all around.

The lawn extends on beyond the house, leading to steps which take you down to the pool and its wide terrace surround.

This is a magnificent spot, the big pool (10 m x 6 m) at its centrepiece, the views far and wide. There's a cane-covered al fresco dining area with night lighting at one end, the barbecue handily placed alongside. If you wish, it's easy to take the fridge from the apartment and plug it in here, to keep your poolside drinks deliciously cool.

Sublimely beautiful

"Watching white Egrets wheel above whilst I was swimming was a special experience, I loved the pool, we could not have enjoyed our 12 days more."

On the grass surround beyond the pool, a giant trampoline offers a bit of fun for more agile family members.

The less energetic will no doubt simply wile away happy hour after happy hour taking the sun on one of the quality sunbeds, drinking in the views beyond the flower-festooned, landscaped rock gardens that clamber up to the side. The pool has wide entry steps at the shallow end; at the other end it's deep, 2.5 metres. There is a pool shower.

At the side of the villa there's another terrace area, this one shaded by a mature grape vine. Here there is a ping-pong table.

Other things for the children to enjoy include, perhaps, a visit to the neighbouring farm to see their animals and there are also lots of children's games, books and DVD's indoors too. For those who prefer more sedate activities there is a boules pitch.

A wide, covered verandah runs along the front of the villa providing plenty of space for outdoor eating (there's a large wooden dining table seating 12 at one end) and there's another barbecue. Further along comfy wicker and wooden chairs offer another relaxing area.

Great weather, amazing views, sunsets, shooting stars …

Inside is every bit as good as outdoors. The huge, double height living / dining room / kitchen is casual, comfortable and has a great feeling of space.

A busy, bustling kitchen area at one end has all mod-cons including an American style fridge freezer with drinks dispenser, a huge electric oven and a 5 ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher et al.

The utility / laundry room which leads off to the rear has another fridge so you can keep well stocked up.

Countryside bliss

"The sound of the bells and the sight of the sheep running down the hill were a wonderful enhancement to this beautiful, spacious, comfortable home."

Next to the kitchen area, the rustic wooden dining table comfortably seats twelve guests, a couple more at a pinch.

Beyond, the room opens up into a big living area with comfy sofas and armchairs gathered around the coffee table in front of a massive log burner. Central heating and double glazing throughout the property augment this splendidly efficient stove making the house perfect for winter breaks too.

Light floods in from huge picture windows (3 metres tall) which extend high up the eight metre living room walls, designed to make the best of the amazing views. There is a music system and WiFi internet connection.

Decoration is simple and casual, entirely in keeping with its rural, rustic past and present: cosy and uncluttered yet stylish, with some lovely, eye-catching details which the owners have added to make it a real home from home.

Lovely memories

"We loved everything from the friendly people in the village to playing boules, swimming in the beautiful pool, watching shooting stars ... so, so beautiful."

Next to the living room there's a TV / Games room with Freeview satellite TV, a DVD player and a decent collection of DVD’s, plenty of children’s games and lots of books.

Beyond, a corridor leads through to the six bedrooms (including one which is a self-contained apartment) and four bathrooms.

All of the bedrooms have comfortable beds, good bed linen and ceiling fans.

The master bedroom is spacious and makes the best of the fabulous views, its large doors opening to the terrace and gardens at the front of the house.

Attractively furnished, it has a king-sized double bed and a smart en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower (with huge shower rose) as well as a bath tub.

A fabulous villa

"We have all had a lovely time; weather, walks, amazing views and great restaurants - we are already planning our next trip."

At the far end, the self-contained apartment is accessed from inside through one of the twin bedrooms but it also has its own external entrance from the side terrace (where the table tennis is).

For extra privacy it can be separated from the rest of the house simply by locking the door in-between.

It has a little sitting area with a wood burning stove, a compact kitchenette (with a 4 ring hob, electric oven, fridge and washing machine) alongside, and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower over the bath tub).

There are four twin bedrooms, each of them a good size, neatly but unpretentiously furnished. Each has its own colour theme.

One of them has an en-suite walk-in shower room (with huge shower rose), the other three share a bathroom between them. This has both a walk-in shower (again with a massive shower rose) and a bath tub.

The heart of Andalucia

If you want to venture further a field, to magnificent landscapes, Mediterranean beaches or to the great historic cities, you could not be better placed.

Around and about there's a wealth of things to see and do. Seven kilometres away, the pretty village of Casarabonela retains its traditional charm but is well served with shops and amenities. It has a population of 2,500.

You will find all your daily needs in the shops there, fresh vegetables, meat, fish, bread, as well as a chemist, a couple of banks and plenty of places to eat tapas and good local food.

There is fabulous mountain scenery to explore - as diverse as the lakes of El Chorro, only half an hours drive from here, the moon-like landscapes of El Torcal Natural Park near Antequera (an hour away), the stunning peaks of the Serrania de Ronda, the Sierra de las Nieves and the Grazalema Natural Park.

Anyone who enjoys walking, riding, swimming, canoeing or quad biking will be in their element here.

There are a number of golf courses on the coast, two within 40 minutes drive, Lauro Golf and Alhaurin Golf, both near Alhaurin el Grande.

The beaches, fish restaurants and nightlife of the Costa del Sol beckon beyond. And don't ignore Málaga itself, particularly the old town. The covered market and the Picasso museum are wonderful.

Wherever you head off to, you will return to a real family home in a perfect and very authentic Andalusian countryside setting. Here peace and happiness are the order of the day.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Kitchen / Dining / Living room
  • Utility / Laundry Room
  • Guest Cloakroom
  • TV / Games Room
  • 6 bedrooms :
    • (1) Twin bedroom (beds pushed together)
    • (2) Master bedroom with king-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower and bath tub)
    • (3) Twin bedroom
    • (4) Twin bedroom (beds pushed together)
    • (5) Twin (beds pushed together) with en-suite walk-in shower room
    • (6) Self contained apartment (accessed either from Bedroom 5 or externally from the side terrace) with double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub), small sitting area / kitchenette
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower room and bath tub
  • Various terraces
  • Gardens & grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • 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 CD's, DVD's, Board Games & Books
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Glass fronted wood burning stove in the living room
  • Wood burner in the self-contained apartment
  • Central heating throughout
  • Double glazing throughout
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  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron & board (and another washing machine in the apartment)
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • 2 Cots and a highchair available (on request) . Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Gas Hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • American style fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pots
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
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  • Extra fridge in the utility room
  • 4 ring hob, electric oven & fridge in the apartment

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (10 m x 6 m, 1.0 m - 2.5 m deep) with underwater lighting, accessed by wide steps
  • Pool terrace (part shaded)
  • Pool shower
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • 2 barbecues
  • Table tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Boules Court
  • Gardens & grounds
  • 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)

Please, no smoking inside

Note that the door between bedroom 5 and the apartment can be locked to create an independent, self-contained private apartment if preferred

The villa is is situated 4 km down a secluded rural track which is usually in good condition and easily negotiable in an ordinary car. In winter months a 4 x 4 may be recommended (contact us for advice)

Rentals for this property normally run from Friday to Friday.

A welcome pack can be provided (payable on arrival). Details on application

Central heating is included in the price during winter months

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Prices and Seasons

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Notes

Central heating is included in the price during winter months

* During the low season periods indicated above, there is a special 6 person price of £ 1,050 per week.

Security Deposit

A 200 pound 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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In open countryside, 7 km from Casarabonela (most facilities) in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside (accessed by a 4 km farm track usually in good condition), 7 km from Casarabonela (most facilities, shops, banks, bars, restaurants etc) in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga)

Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins.

Ronda (all facilities) 1 hr; Antequera (all facilities) 1 hr.

Lake District of Ardales 30 mins; Sierra de las Nieves 30 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 1¼ hrs.

Torremolinos (and beaches) 50 mins; Fuengirola (and beaches) 1hr; Marbella (and beaches) 1 hr

Granada 2 hrs; Córdoba 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 45 mins; Granada 2 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

  • Less than 50 kilometres from Málaga and with easy access to all the Costa del Sol hotspots, this is a fabulous rural location with some of Spain's finest landscapes close at hand.
  • Seven kilometres away, the pretty village of Casarabonela retains its traditional charm but is well served with shops and amenities. It has a population of 2,500. You will find all your daily needs in the shops there, fresh vegetables, meat, fish, bread, as well as a chemist, a couple of banks and plenty of places to eat tapas and good local food.
  • There is an excellent restaurant even closer, at the end of the track to the farmhouse, Rural Caicune, which serves delicious food.
  • To the north lies an area of mountains, pine and eucalyptus forests cut by wide river valleys, of which the Río Guadalhorce is the most well known, a land of small farms, fertile fields and rural villages. This is the region known as El Chorro and the Lake District of Ardales.
  • At the heart of the region lies the white town of Álora (30 minutes away) built on three hills rising above the river. The scenery in the higher reaches of the valley, just to the north of Álora, is dramatic.
  • Garganta del Chorro is a huge natural gorge, 180 metres high, three kilometres long, spanned by an ancient iron bridge. It offers some very challenging rock climbing, walking and hang-gliding and is a favourite place for the extreme sport set.
  • A dam at the head of the gorge has created Andalucía's very own Lake District, three turquoise blue lakes bordered by pine forests. This is an altogether more tranquil retreat, a place to swim, fish and canoe or just to picnic by the lake shore or enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat at a local taverna. Wonderful terrain for walkers, too, with shaded paths through oak forests and olive groves and gentler, scenic routes along the shores of the lakes.
  • Take the fabulous mountain road from Casarbonela to Ronda ... which winds up, through and over the barren, rocky and almost deserted terrain of La Sierra de las Nieves (literally, the mountains of the snows). Some would argue it's the most beautiful National Park in all Andalucía. Once best known as a refuge for highwaymen and outlaws, the lack of human activity and endeavour within the National Park has paid rich dividends for nature: it now boasts an impressive array of both flora and fauna.
  • The trip is well worth it and, better still, takes you to Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain, with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring.
  • Another fabulous destination is El Torcal, just to the south of Antequera, a magnificent 1,100 hectare National Park of massive, Mars-like mountains of eroded rock formations. Here the imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes.
  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is just 50 minutes away. Resort towns Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella are all within an hour's drive from here. If you want to check out what the beautiful people are doing, with their designer shops and jet-set marinas, or just enjoy the sparkling sun, sand and sea, Marbella is the place to head for.
  • And don't ignore Málaga itself, particularly the old town. The covered market and the Picasso museum are wonderful.
  • Close to Antequera is the crossroads of Andalucía's motorway system with fast autopistas which will take you quickly to Granada, Córdoba or Sevilla.

Activities

  • For all nature lovers you have some of the most varied and beautiful terrain in all Europe on your doorstep. See above. Anyone who enjoys walking, riding, swimming, canoeing or quad biking will be in their element here.
  • Very challenging rock climbing, walking, hang-gliding and other extreme sports are available at El Chorro.
  • For golf enthusiasts, many speak very highly of the course at Antequera (an hour away). There are any number of golf courses on the coast, two within 40 minutes drive, Lauro Golf and Alhaurin Golf, both near Alhaurin el Grande.
  • All major water sports are also available on the Costa del Sol including water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

The Area

Around Antequera

At the crossroads of Andalucia, here you will find landscapes of striking beauty that have inspired generations of artists …
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Casarabonela

A delightful little town (pop 2,500) in the foothills of La Sierra de las Nieves with a layout which is pure Moorish, little changed over the decades. …

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