Private 2 bedroom country villa with large pool and pretty gardens

El Torcal, Antequera, Andalucia Property Ref: AX14
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    2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
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  • Property Ref: AX14

A genuine restored Antequera farmhouse with wonderful views and pool in unspoilt Andalucian countryside. You have use of a local hotel for tennis, WiFi, restaurant, spa baths. Sleeps 4.

Booking information for AX14

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit and a fee apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX14

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Booking information for AX14

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit and a fee apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX14

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Summary

A genuine restored Antequera farmhouse with wonderful views and pool in unspoilt Andalucian countryside. You have use of a local hotel for tennis, WiFi, restaurant, spa baths. Sleeps 4.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 4

Enjoyment
TV (limited satellite channels only); DVD; VCR; CD/radio; Private swimming pool (8.5 m x 4.5 m, 1.40 - 1.90 m deep); Pool shower; Sunloungers; Sunshade; Covered patio & porch area with garden furniture and barbecue.

Self-catering
4-ring gas hob; Elecric oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Kettle; Coffee machine; Toaster; Juicer; Hand-held stick blender; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Central heating; Glass-fronted fireplace; Fans; Hairdryer; Cot on request; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Private parking.

Extras
Welcome snack provided.

Notes on Facilities
Free WiFi is available to this villa's guests at a nearby associated hotel, along with a restaurant service, spa facilities and tennis court hire.

Layout

All on one floor
Living room; Kitchen with dining area; Bedroom 1: King-size double bed and en suite bathroom (shower only)/WC; Bedroom 2: Twin beds and en-suite bathroom/WC (shower over bathtub).

Exterior
Furnished terraces; Dining corner and covered barbecue area; Pool area and small lawn.

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Overview

It's hard to believe that this was once a ramshackle old building where a local shepherd spent the summers with his herd.

The house comes with the extensive original estate, where the shepherd's goats used to roam, planted with olive and almond trees, and the area remains a quiet, farming community, but the transformation into a charming two-bedroomed holiday villa is complete.

With the added attraction of a beautiful 8.5-metre swimming pool, the holiday home is well set up for a relaxing Andalucia holiday.

It is outdoors that one appreciates what a fabulous location this is. The setting – amid rolling hills against a backdrop of El Torcal Natural Park –is gorgeous.

The restored house retains the original terracotta floor and beamed ceilings. Thick stone walls remind you of the age and solidity of the house and maintain excellent temperatures all year round. Although just in case you need them, there are ceiling fans, too. The villa is comfortable for four people and guest-friendly, all on one floor.

The kitchen is simple but adequate for self-catering.

Both bedrooms have good size beds.

There's plenty of terrace space and a porch from which to enjoy the scenery and the mature gardens. You can sit out and dine in a shady corner by the house.

The pool is a good size for proper swims and there's genuine privacy in the pool area, where you'll find a small side lawn.

You're quite off the beaten track here. The villa's fenced grounds are contained within an area that has the feel of genuine working farmland, with a few horses around, and the views are truly wonderful. Beginning at nearby hills, they encompass the high rocky mountains of the Sierra de Las Nieves, El Torcal, the forest-covered Montes de Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance: from here you are looking south over a significant area of the province of Malaga.

Some will be attracted by the fact that the property is located right by El Torcal, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a variety of options for walking and enjoying its unique, rugged scenery, lakes and rivers. If the summer sun is strong, there are short walks.

The location, although thoroughly secluded and far, far away from large towns and traffic, is in fact well suited for visiting Andalucia's most famous cultural cities. For day trips you could choose from Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Closer than these, just 25 minutes away, Antequera town makes for a very agreeable visit, combining maybe historical monuments such as the Roman baths with a nice lunch, or shopping for fresh produce at the old covered market.

A significant extra offered at this property is the opportunity to make use of the facilities at an associated spa hotel that's some 15 minutes drive away. By paying for what you wish, as if you were a hotel guest, you can play tennis, arrange horse riding and enjoy the spa baths and treatments. There's a restaurant and free use of WiFi Internet here for you as Rustical Travel clients, whether you wish to use other facilities or not. The reception staff speak English and can help answer any questions you may have about the area. When we last visited, the Hotel restaurant was offering a meal delivery or pick-up service.

Banks and other restaurants are 8 minutes away in Villanueva de la Concepcion with simple shopping and there's a bar closer still in La Higuera village less than 2 km away. Local restaurants are inexpensive, often with with good traditional food but unadventurous. For eating out in style, you're best advised to make the trip to the busier Antequera town.

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Location

Setting

Farmlands at the foothills of Torcal mountain range.

Location

Down a fairly even 1.6 km track in open countryside, close to a very small hamlet (with small supermarket).

La Joya less 5 mins
Bar, restaurants, bank, basic shopping
Villanueva de la Concepcion 8 mins
Most facilities
Antequera 25 mins
Historic town
Malaga coast 45 mins
Beaches
Granada 1 hr 30 mins
and the Alhambra Palace
Cordoba 1 hr 40 mins
Historic town
airport Nearest Airports
Malaga (AGP) 50 mins
Granada (GRX) 1 hr 15 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
€655
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
€825
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
€1,125
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€825
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
€655
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
€885
Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
€655
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
€825
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
€1,125
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€825
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
€655
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
€885
Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
£583
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
£735
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
£1,002
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
£735
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
£583
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
£788
Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
$776
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
$978
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
$1,333
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
$978
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
$776
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
$1,049
Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
AU$1,018
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
AU$1,282
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
AU$1,748
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
AU$1,282
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
AU$1,018
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
AU$1,375
Sleeps up 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
CAD$987
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
CAD$1,243
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
CAD$1,695
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
CAD$1,243
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
CAD$987
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
CAD$1,333

Booking information for AX14

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit and a fee apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX14

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AX14

Booking information for AX14

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit and a fee apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX14

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AX14

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YOUR REVIEWS

Keith | October | 2015

Our stay at the villa was great, far from the madding crowd. If your looking for piece and quiet this is the place most of the time, be prepared for the goat herder walking the herd in front of the gate and the farmer just over the rise tending his fields."

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Roy | July | 2015

If you wish for a quiet relaxing holiday away from it all – This is the place to choose. But be prepared it is a little off the main road. We had a terrific holiday at this lovely villa, sitting out around the pool reading and taking in the stunning views over the mountains. The Villa is well equipped and spacious enough for four people – all that you could wish for. The local villages – have a number of bars and restaurants to choose from. I found the local people to be incredible friendly and helpful – but be prepared to try out your language skills. The detailed driving instructions provided by Rustical Travel – with photos – took us straight to the villa. This is a Villa that I would love to return to and stay for more than seven days. “Thank you Rustic travel for a fantastic holiday in a tranquil setting”."

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Michael | March | 2015

The situation of this property and its view to the sea are superb - provided you are happy to be well off the beaten track (as we are). It should be pointed out to guests, however, that, if they want to use any of the facilities of the Hotel Fuente del Sol, it takes half an hour to drive there along steep and twisty roads. We enjoyed our stay very much (in spite of the weather - it was March, after all). Apart from one or two minor suggestions about equipment and the clarity of the instructions for the TV, which we wrote down on the feedback sheet provided in the property, we had no complaints at all."

Rustical Update

To enjoy the hotel facilities while staying at AX14, there is a short way from AX14 to the hotel that is 1.7 kilometres, normally 5 minutes driving. Driving to the hotel by La Joya village takes longer, less than 15 minutes in our experience.

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Chris | September | 2014

Great accommodation and location, lovely touch of wine and essentials food hamper. Would have liked some local information, map, directions to shops, opening times,local walks directions to hotel for wifi and tennis! Unfortunately we were unable to get the television to work. A visitors book would be a nice touch."

Rustical Update

We agree. For our part, we have now put together a local guide for the area to send to people coming to this villa, and the property managers are working on a housebook to provide the more specific information suggested here.

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Jane | August | 2014

The house was perfect us. Quiet and secluded location with beautiful views. The house was well equipped with a great bbq and outside dining area. The pool was a good size and the garden was delightful - I'll remember the fresh figs picked from the garden and the scent of rosemary and lavender in the air. Would definitely recommend this property to others."

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Neville | August | 2014

This property was the best of the four we stayed in during our four week tour of Spain. Whilst it's a bit of a mission to get there it is well worth the drive. The property is surrounded by farm land and elevated so that you can observe majestic scenery from every location on the property including the swimming pool. The privacy is the best attribute and to be able to drive to the beaches on the Malaga coast, small towns like Rhonda and then cities such as Serville all within 2 hous is amazing. The farm house includes every thing you need and its only a short 40minute drive to Antequera to stock up on groceries. The local resort which gives you free access to the internet is fanastic,the staff are extremely helpful and are always full of suggestions, especially two non Spanish speaking Kiwis. Any one wanting to emerse themselves in Rural Andalucia needs to visit this property."

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Guy | August | 2013

This house was one of the most beautiful houses we've stayed in. The garden is lovely and the view down to Malaga amazing. There was everything we needed, a lovely clean pool (very important), perfect outside/inside BBQ.

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