This villa is exceptional, a fabulous blend of classy European modernity and beautiful Far Eastern furnishings in a glorious setting ...
"I just wanted to say that the villa was absolutely superb - probably the best we have ever stayed in - marvelous location and the fittings and furniture all great. The owners were also incredibly friendly and helpful. Would recommend without hesitation"
"What a wonderful place to spend a holiday - gorgeous house and gardens, fabulous scenery and of course, the crystal clear pool!! What more could you ask for? We have just spent a week here but wish we were staying longer! It has been so relaxing that we skipped the sightseeing and just chilled out by the pool - much to our children delight! Thank you so much for sharing your house with us, we absolutely loved it and hope to come again. "
"Thank you for a great week at your lovely villa. We all enjoyed the holiday and the weather. Very impressed by the Rustic/Contemporaneous design of the villa and interior. What more can we say but thank you."
"Just had the most enjoyable and relaxing holiday. It is not every week that our family of five can pass a whole week in the same house without a cross word. We can only put this down to the tranquil and luxurious vibe that is here!"
"What a beautiful and restful place to spend a week. The house and garden are so well designed; simple and elegant. It felt like staying in a Boutique Hotel! We have loved the daily sounds of bees, goats' bells and bird song. We will be leaving rejuvenated and "blissed out" by our time in your glorious house. Thank you."
"I write this having just about reluctantly finished our packing before hitting the road/track at sparrows tomorrow! Thank you for "lending" us your lovely house for these last two weeks. It has been a joy and you have been wonderful "landlords"! Once here it is hard to leave. I remember reading that on the Rustic Blue website and I can see why. It is an idyllic location. We have enjoyed many an evening watching the light change over the mountains and the valley. You have both designed and created a fabulous holiday home and I wonder that you can bring yourselves to share it with others! It is the perfect blend of Spanish tradition and modern comforts and technology. We have had a very happy and comfortable time here."
Three (two doubles, one twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
L shaped, 8 m x 4 m, 1.45 m - 1.80 m deep plus childrens part, 3 m x 2 m, 0.7 m deep
In open countryside, 7 km from Comares in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).
Sleeping 4 from 1,430 € to 2,210 € per week.
Sleeping 6 from 1,560 € to 2,210 € per week.
A little lane runs from the spectacularly situated village of Comares through delightful countryside to the market town of Colmenar. Ten minutes along the way is where you will find this magnificent villa, a wonderful haven of peace and tranquillity set within its own three acre estate of almond and olive dotted hillsides.
Less than an hour from Málaga, it is beautifully rural here and completely private too, with views extending far and wide across a delightful vista of hills, dales and distant mountain ranges.
It's a lovely spot, one where only the soft sound of clinking goat bells or the breeze rustling through the trees will interrupt the pastoral serenity.
The villa does this location proud, too. Built to the owners exacting specifications, it demonstrates a flair for design and furnishing which is exceptional.
The result is fabulous, a villa which combines the best of traditional and modern comforts, one which blends together classy European modernity with some outstandingly beautiful furnishings from Bali and other exotic Far Eastern locations.
One enters from the garden which surrounds the villa (there's maple, jacaranda, magnolia, red plumb and false pepper trees, to name but a few) through lovely "Alhambra style" wooden doors to the entrance lobby.
To the right this opens to a large, stylish and superbly equipped kitchen. The owner has a great passion for cooking and this is reflected in the way she has designed and equipped it.
There is plenty of working space as well as everything you need to create highly imaginative dishes, should you wish to.
An L-shaped room, the kitchen opens through to the dining area which comfortably seats six around its wooden table. Double doors also open to an outside dining area under the shade of a cane awning.
This is a lovely space to take your meals al fresco, with bench seating and wrought-iron chairs around an antique Javanese circular table. There's soft lighting for those romantic evenings and splendid views of the mountains through it's big "open" windows.
Both the entrance hall and the kitchen / diner also open through to a delightful living room. Light floods in from the huge picture window (and with surrounding mountains and distant villages to look out to, it's quite a picture!), setting off elegant white sofas which are arranged in front of a beautiful Chinese wooden chest which serves perfectly as the coffee table.
Another exquisite import, this one from Bali, a stone carving of Mother Earth, looks down benignly over the room which has a delightfully calm, cool and serene ambience.
White predominates, perfectly setting off the lovely old terracotta floor tiles and other fittings which include teak cupboards from Indonesia and a more traditionally Spanish glass-fronted wood burning stove (not usable).
There is a CD player / radio which will also connect to your iPod or MP3 player. Lighting has been carefully designed to create subtle highlights in all the right places and includes gentle LED's which can be left on all night long, a very useful detail in a house one is not familiar with. There is WiFi internet access throughout the property.
All walls are double insulated and the windows are double glazed, thus ensuring that the villa keeps beautifully cool in summer, warm and comfortable in winter.
Whilst it is unlikely that you will ever be cold, there are convection heating panels in all rooms to keep everything nice and cosy.
In summer, the security blinds come in handy too; drop these down whilst you are out for the day and everything will stay as cool as a cucumber, whatever the temperature outside.
And all doors and windows have retractable mosquito nets built in, so you can enjoy the breezes which freshen up even the hottest of mid summer days. All three bedrooms have air conditioning.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, separated by a lovely shower room with a mosaic stone-tiled floor.
The double bedroom is painted in soft blue/grey and features a 2 x 1.5 m bed (which, like all the beds and bedding here is of the highest quality), antique wooden wardrobe doors and access to the rear terrace and swimming pool.
The second downstairs bedroom (painted in soft beige) has two single beds (which can be joined together if preferred) and it also serves as a TV lounge because the beds are equally comfortable as sofas.
The flat screen 32" Philips TV is wall mounted and connects to a DVD player as well as receiving Free to View UK channels via satellite.
The master bedroom is upstairs. And quite a bedroom it is too, starting at the doorway which is actually a wonderfully intricate temple carving from Bali. The double bed is a splendid Indonesian one. A balcony window looks down over the swimming pool and the room opens at the front to a fittingly attractive, large en-suite bathroom.
It's a beautiful bedroom suite.
There is also access from upstairs to a huge sun terrace with magnificent views of the countryside all around.
As cool, calm and delightful as everything is indoors, the magnificent pool and its surrounding terraces and garden will be most peoples favourite place. At the rear of the house, it is accessed through secure gates, so the whole area can easily be kept out of reach of young children.
A large shaded terrace runs along the length of the villa, looking out to the pool and sun terrace beyond. An ideal spot to sip your gin and tonic whilst watching the fun and frolics going on in the pool.
And if that all gets too much for you, the extra wide, built-in day beds are perfect for taking a little nap!
The pool with its beautifully tiled surround is L-shaped, with a child's shallow pool in the foot of the L (3m x 2 m) where the crystal clear water is just 0.7 m deep.
From here steps go down into the pool proper which is 8 m x 4 m and 1.45 - 1.8 m deep.
There's plenty of sunbathing space surrounding the pool, attractively planted areas beyond and hillsides of olives and almonds rising up all around. An irresistible spot.
There are several pretty villages around and about, the nearest being Comares, a village of authentic character and 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.
Further afield, Granada (and its world famous Alhambra Palace) is not to be missed. Another very popular day out is the Water Park at Velez Malaga, only 40 minutes drive away. Just a little further along the coast is Nerja with its sweeping Mediterranean views, coves and beaches of powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water-skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
An excellent location for getting around and about, beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see and … one of the most comfortable and relaxing villas in Southern Spain. One that offers exceptional quality and real class.
As one of our clients put it, "We would like to feedback just how wonderful our holiday was. The villa itself is exquisite and the most comfortable family villa we have ever stayed in! We highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants to get away from it all."
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
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday
Prices are inclusive of a welcome pack
Essential store cupboard items are provided
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Prices are dependent on the number of guests staying.
The villa is not available for rental in winter months.
A 500 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.
Accessed by a 1 km farm track in decent condition, easily negotiable in an ordinary car with due care (although one client did find it difficult in a people carrier)
7 km from Comares (basic facilities, restaurants, bars, banks) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).
Colmenar (most facilities, restaurants, bars, banks) 15 mins.
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.
Málaga 45 mins; Granada 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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