Andalucia villa near Malaga, Spain

Description of Andalucia villa near Malaga, Spain

This is an authentic Spanish Cortijo, a restored, whitewashed country villa with terracotta roof and floor tiles, surrounded by a wide veranda with flowering jasmine, bougainvillea and grapevines overhead. The villa has a huge swimming pool and breathtaking panoramic views looking out over Lake Vinuela and towards the Mediterranean Sea, and is completely private and undisturbed.

The house sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children, with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an enormous open-plan kitchen dining area and a comfortable living room.
The décor is traditional Andaluz, with wooden beams in the high ceilings and handmade ceramics and tiles. There are lots of quirky individual touches, including some antiques and original art and a collection of miniature perfume bottles.

On the front terrace under the grapevines is an outdoor summer kitchen with barbecue and Moroccan mosaic tables with seating for 8 – a really beautiful setting for dining alfresco or under the stars. At the back of the house is an enclosed courtyard with more seating. There are gardens with jasmine, bougainvillea, wisteria and roses and in amongst the olive groves are 11 huge old Holm Oak trees, as well as pomegranate, peach, quince, apricot and almond trees.

It’s a great place to get away from it all, just lazing by the pool, dipping into the well-stocked library and cooking in the wonderfully equipped kitchen or on the barbecue. For a really relaxing experience we can also arrange an Aromatherapy massage upon request.

If you’re feeling more active and energetic, we can organise excursions and activities including horse riding, guided walking tours with picnics provided, and mountain biking, as well as reservations at the nearby Alhambra Palace and Malaga’s Picasso museum, both an hour’s drive. We can also recommend some wonderful local restaurants and tapas bars serving regional specialities at very economical prices.
If there is anything else we can do to make your stay more comfortable just let us know – we are always happy to help!

This is a nature lover's paradise, with abundant birds, butterflies and wildflowers. There are idyllic country walks from right outside the door, horse-riding at the local stables, kayaking on the Lake, oranges and avocadoes delivered by mule to the door and the sound of goat bells echoing in the hills.
Tranquil, secluded and private, off the beaten track yet within easy reach of local shops, tapas bars, restaurants and beaches, and only an hour from Malaga airport.

We are available for summer holiday rentals every year from 1st May to the end of October.

Our weekly prices vary by season and include all utilities, free Wifi, welcome pack and lots of little extras.
May and June €1149
July and August €1699
September and October €1149

To make a reservation, please check our AVAILABLE DATES, then send us an email and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Rooms, food and facilities

Sleeps up to 6 adults, plus baby and child.
- 3 double bedrooms with ceiling fans and hairdryers
- Cot, folding bed, platform bed and high chair available
- 2 bathrooms
- Large open-plan Kitchen Dining room
- Living Room with flat screen TV, DVD and stereo
- Library of books, films and music
- Free Wifi
- Safe
- Kitchen appliances: dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave - plus toaster, juicer, blender, kettle
- Large private Swimming Pool – 10 x 5m - with 6 sunbeds and pool terrace
- 3 acres of grounds, mature gardens and more than 300m of terraces
- Outdoor furniture: tables, chairs, sofas
- Outdoor Kitchen with Barbecue and Sink

We provide all essentials for your stay, including bed linen, towels, beach towels, maps, welcome pack, a safe for your valuables and free WiFi.

We welcome small children and can provide a portable extra single bed, cot and high chair, as well as books, films, games and diversions for children of all ages. Small children can play safely within the walled courtyard, with lockable gates to stop children from wandering off to the swimming pool unaccompanied.

The caretakers are on hand to offer help or advice if required, and if there is anything else you might need during your stay just let us know - we will do our best to organise it!

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How to find us

The accommodation is located in the region of the Axarquia, inland Costa del Sol, in Andalucia, Southern Spain. The villa is halfway between Malaga and Granada, 25 kms inland of the towns of Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar on the Mediterranean coast. The nearest village is Periana which is 5kms distance.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We have a farm of almost 3 acres, mainly olive and almond groves but also eleven beautiful old Spanish Holm oak trees, the acorns from which we give to our neighbour to feed his pigs! Another neighbour brings his herd of goats to graze in spring and summer, cutting down on strimming and keeping the grasses and wildfowers under control.

We look after the land ourselves, harvesting our own olives and almonds, and are members of the local village Olive Oil Cooperative. We grow our own fruit trees and grow berries, herbs and vegetables using the eco-friendly “square foot gardening” method, and all of our produce is organically grown using natural fertilisers and treatments.

We have 5 solar panels which produce all of the hot water for all of our guests.

We make our own compost and recycle our “grey” water (the water from sinks, baths and showers), and all of our rubbish is recycled at local recycle points. Our land is a haven for wildlife, we have 2 swallows’ nests on the property and throngs of other birds, bees and butterflies, attracted by our fields of wildflowers in spring and by our gardens and herb beds throughout the year.
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The Impacts of this Trip

We bought our Spanish country house in the Andalucian hills in 2001 and spent a year renovating it and updating it. All of our work has been done by local workers and artisans in keeping with local style and using locally sourced materials such as terracotta roof tiles and hand made Granadian ceramics and stained glass lighting.

We buy free range eggs and goats milk from our neighbours and operate a tool share agreement with a group of locals, allowing us to pool our resources for jobs like strimming and chain-sawing.

We take an active part and are involved in campaigning to look after our local environment - we successfully stopped an open pit quarry by lobbying the national ombudsman.

We provide a house book for our guests with local reference materials and recommendations for local businesses including shops, bars and restaurants. We have close links and good working relationships with our local tradespeople. We also provide Spanish grammar books and dictionairies to enable our guests to communicate in Spanish.

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Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the situation and set up and facilities of the villa Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the quiet, the view!!!, the spectacular pool and the amazing spaces to relax in. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the views of mountains from the pool and seeing lots of geckos Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2018 by

A perfect location for a relaxing holiday in a lovely villa with a stunning location. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 May 2018 by

Most memorable was the beautiful view from the house, the comfortable furnishings, the brilliant book & dvd collection and the wood fires, all of which made us feel so at home and quite glad of the rain for giving us an excuse to cosy up together and read. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2014 by

We really felt that we got to know this area of southern Spain thanks to our hosts. Really great time. We'd love to go back. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2014 by

You couldn't ask for a more idyllic location, or more welcoming hosts. Shane met us at the villa when we arrived and gave us a quick run through the basics, while Bea would always let us know when she was around to water the plants (twice during the week), a much appreciated sign of the type of consideration they show towards their guests. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2013 by

The peaceful setting, serene surroundings and the warm and gracious hospitality of our hosts, Shane and Bea, are our fondest memories. From the moment we arrived until the minute we left, two weeks later, we rarely thought of our hectic, fast-paced life back home. Read full review

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