Completely private country villa retreat with pool in rural Malaga

El Torcal, Antequera, Andalucia Property Ref: AX15
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    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
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     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AX15

The spacious farmhouse comes with a gated 8.5-metre pool, gardens, shaded outdoor dining, and views stretching over the hilly countryside to distant mountains. Local tennis, spa baths. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AX15

  • 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 will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX15

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Booking information for AX15

  • 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 will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX15

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Summary

The spacious farmhouse comes with a gated 8.5-metre pool, gardens, shaded outdoor dining, and views stretching over the hilly countryside to distant mountains. Local tennis, spa baths. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 6

Enjoyment
TV (limited Astra satellite channels); CD/radio; DVD; Private, gated swimming pool (8.5 m x 4.5 m, 1.50 - 2 m deep); Pool shower; Sunloungers; Furnished & covered barbecue area.

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; Hairdryer; Central heating; Glass-fronted fireplace; Cot on request; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Private parking.

Extras
Welcome snack provided.

Layout

All on one floor

Reception - dining room leading through to kitchen; Living room; Bedroom 1: Double bed, with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub) and doors opening onto terrace; Bedroom 2: Double bed, with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub) and doors opening onto terrace; Bedroom 3: Twin beds, with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub) and doors opening onto terrace; the terrace runs all around the house; the swimming pool area is practically on same level as the house.

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Overview

Splendidly private in its garden grounds and countryside seclusion, this attractive farmhouse offers satisfactory self-catering accommodation just twenty minutes from the historic town of Antequera.

The property sits on its own in over two acres planted with evergreen oaks and olives, at the end of a well-maintained but rural track. In 5 minutes you can be in La Joya village, where there are at least a couple of bars / restaurants, and a small basic supermarket.

Although you're well off the tourist track here, close by for walks and picnics is El Torcal Natural Park, where trails wind through amazing rock formations. Historic Antequera town is 20 minutes' drive, and Granada, Ronda, Cordoba and Seville are all within day trip reach.

The house is tastefully fitted out and furnished with comfort and a rustic aesthetic in mind, exemplified by a generous use of wood and terracotta tiles underfoot.

In our latest visit in October 2016, we found the house furnishings and style exactly as they were since we began to visit this villa10 years ago. Managed by a local hotel, the property is standardized to a satisfactory level of comfort.

We think it's very well suited to family holidays with small children: beautifully lawned gardens are gated from the swimming pool, and the generous interior and outdoor spaces are all linked together on the same level; interesting for anyone with reduced mobility.

The panoramic views from the pool area are outstanding.

Bedrooms have good large mattresses, en-suite bathroom facilities, ceiling fans and french windows opening to terrace and garden areas: an ideal arrangement.

There's a comfortable living area with a wood-burning stove. A high-ceilinged dining room communicates with a smart, country style kitchen.

It's not big on high tech. The TV is an old one and free-to-air channels have largely disappeared in Spain since the satellite was changed.

Whether indoors or outdoors, the country villa promises an outstanding rural experience. A furnished terrace runs around the whole house providing a changing view of the countryside.

The good-sized swimming pool is well positioned to offer bathers views of the tremendous landscape. The pool area is pretty much all on the same level as the house and terraces.

There isn't shade poolside, but there are a number of quiet spots to relax or dine in the shade, including an intimate barbecue area, and under the olive trees on the front lawn.

The surroundings are genuinely rural. You'll probably see more goats than people here. Nearby is tiny Los Nogales – like a ghost village, said one holidaymaker – and use of hotel facilities 7 mins away in La Joya. For the best restaurants, it's worth driving the 20 mins to Antequera town, well worth a visit in its own right so see its ancient dolmens, Roman baths and other monuments.

Those wanting to explore the most famous and interesting cities of Andalusia have the full line-up of Sevilla, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada all within reach for day trips. Not many locations can make that claim.

Bear in mind that you are in the Malaga interior here, so Mediterranean beaches are nearly an hour's drive. Closer to home, we recommend visits to the lakes at El Chorro, to El Torcal natural reserve and the narrow pass of Los Gaitanes.

A significant extra offered at this property is the opportunity to make use of the facilities at an associated spa hotel little more than 5 minutes' drive away. As clients of Rustical Travel, by simply paying for whatever you wish to use, you can play tennis (racquets and balls provided), arrange horse riding and enjoy the spa baths and treatments. There's also a restaurant. The reception staff usually speak English and will do their best to answer any questions you may have about the area.

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Location

Setting

Pastoral scenery, olive groves, goat farming area and foothills of El Torcal.

Location

Private location reached via a good track approx. 500 m from Los Nogales hamlet (no services).

La Joya 7 mins
Bar, restaurants, bank, basic shopping
Antequera 20 mins
Historic town, all facilities
Malaga coast 55 mins
Beaches
Granada 1 hr 20 mins
and Alhambra Palace
Ronda 1 hr 30 mins
Historic town
Cordoba 1 hr 45 mins
Historic town
airport Nearest Airports
Malaga (AGP) 55 mins
Granada (GRX) 1 hr 15 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs 15 mins

Prices

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

Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
€865
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
€1,045
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
€1,675
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€1,045
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
€865
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,045
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
€865
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
€1,045
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
€1,675
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€1,045
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
€865
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,045
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
£760
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
£919
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
£1,472
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
£919
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
£760
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
£919
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
$850
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
$1,027
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
$1,646
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
$1,027
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
$850
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
$1,027
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
AU$1,254
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
AU$1,515
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
AU$2,428
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
AU$1,515
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
AU$1,254
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
AU$1,515
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 18 Mar 201718/03/2017
CAD$1,858
19 Mar 201719/03/2017 10 Jun 201710/06/2017
CAD$2,244
11 Jun 201711/06/2017 16 Sep 201716/09/2017
CAD$3,597
17 Sep 201717/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
CAD$2,244
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 21 Dec 201721/12/2017
CAD$1,858
22 Dec 201722/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
CAD$2,244

Booking information for AX15

  • 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 will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX15

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AX15

Booking information for AX15

  • 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 will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AX15

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AX15

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YOUR REVIEWS

Graham | August | 2015

Generally very happy with the property and service Only minor things would be that the house was not that well equipped with kitchen implements and some of the appliances needed maintaining/replacing. A set of instructions for the house would also have been helpful - e.g. how to use fans with lights off- something that defeated us all week But overall, a very good week, thanks"

Rustical Update

We have on three different occassions spoken to the property managers about providing property instructions, we would hope these are now available at the property.

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Andrea | May | 2015

Very comfortable, we enjoyed the access to many beautiful places. I was most impressed with Ronda that is a perfect tourist place. Good parking, lots of good quality little shops, affordably priced and fantastic site seeing. You guys are doing a very good job!!"

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