Beautifully kept mid-range Andalucia villa with all the ingredients

El Torcal, Malaga, Andalucia Property Ref: AX26
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
  • Poll
     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AX26

Ideal for a couple or a small family, this very complete villa looks out onto one of Malaga’s prettiest landscapes. Nicely located for day trips to Andalucia highlights and beaches. Sleeps 2 to 6.

Booking information for AX26

  • 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.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AX26

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Booking information for AX26

  • 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.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • In winter months a reasonable amount of firewood is provided for your stay. Extra firewood is available on request, payable locally.

Changeover day for AX26

  • The changeover day is Saturday from late May to mid-October and flexible at other times.

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Summary

Ideal for a couple or a small family, this very complete villa looks out onto one of Malaga’s prettiest landscapes. Nicely located for day trips to Andalucia highlights and beaches. Sleeps 2 to 6.

Facilities

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

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; TV in conservatory (limited satellite channels); TV in living room (Spanish channels); DVD; CD player; Shaded dining terrace; Barbecue; Private, gated swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.10 – 1.90 m deep); Pool shower; Sunloungers; Shaded pergola with table & chairs.

Self-catering
3-ring induction hob; Electric oven; Microwave; Kettle; Coffee machine & cafetière; Toaster; Sandwich maker; Wine cooler; Juicer; Scales; Dishwasher; Fridge-freezer; Gas-fired barbecue.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Hairdryer; Ceiling fan (Bedroom 1) & portable fans; Central heating (powered by glass-fronted fireplace); All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Cot & Highchair (on request).

Extras
In winter months a reasonable amount of firewood is provided for your stay. Extra firewood is available on request, payable locally.

Layout

All on one floor
Large conservatory with sitting & dining areas; Kitchen with utility room; 2nd Dining / Sitting area; Bedroom 1: Master double bedroom (bed is 1.50 m x 1.90 m) with en suite bathroom (hydromassage bath tub with shower over, WC); Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom (beds are 0.90 m x 1.90 m); Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom (beds are 0.90 m x 1.90 m); Bathroom (shower, WC, bidet).

Exterior
Parking area / patio; Reception; Pool area with furnished terraces; Barbecue area.

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Overview

There are certain holiday properties that we feel totally confident about and this is one of them. Carefully and thoughtfully looked after by a very amiable local couple who are aware of professional standards and what our clients are looking for, it provides just about everything you might have at home and often miss on holiday, unless you opt for a luxury-priced villa.

Details such as extra pillows, a special bowl for popcorn, even a sewing kit, often a Spanish omelette and bottle of wine as a welcome: a lot of consideration goes into making your stay here a very satisfactory one.

The house is not particularly large (we thought four people would be more comfortable than six), just very well put together.

Neat and well presented, the villa is welcoming, cheerfully decorated and better equipped than most properties in this range, especially in the kitchen, which has a Smeg fridge.

Access is easy, along a short dirt path. Electrically-operated gates open to a carport for two cars.

The accommodation is all on one floor, of easy access from parking and also very easy to pass from indoors to the exterior terrace, and so suitable for everyone irrespective of mobility. 

Safety for children is built into the design, too. A bright conservatory lounge (most people’s favourite spot) has sliding glass doors which open it up to the pool terrace, but children don’t need to be watched because the opening is gated in its entire length: very convenient for parents with little ones.

There are three bedrooms. They have insect-netting, shutters, curtains, wardrobe space and bedside lamps.

Bathrooms are of boutique hotel standard.

When we visited in November 2014, new viscoelastic mattresses had just been bought for the Master bedroom and one of the twin bedrooms. A sitting test found them to be very comfy and the same went for the armchairs in the sitting room.

The sitting room is cozy, as you can see in the photos, and it’s the conservatory lounge looking out to the pool that’s most used for dining in or watching TV. The windows have blinds that you can lower if the sun is strong.

The pool terrace not only has a shaded pergola (furnished for four people), it has a tremendous, unspoilt view out west, all the way to the Sierra de las Nieves.

You’re unlikely to tire of gazing out over those rolling, olive-planted hills. The sunsets looking west are a treat (see photo gallery).

If you want to cook out on the terrace, a gas-fired barbecue is provided.

Check the location on the map and you’ll see why there are other good reasons why people like coming here.

It’s close enough to Andalucia’s star attractions without being too far from the coast and beaches, 45 minutes to the south.

Directly north is the Natural Park of El Torcal, where signposted walks guide you through the unworldly landscape of its granite massif.

Just the other side of El Torcal is Antequera town, unusually rich in churches and other historical monuments. It also has some sophisticated restaurants.

Venture further and you come to major cultural attractions: Granada, Cordoba and Seville, all within day trip reach. Granada’s Alhambra palaces, Cordoba’s ancient mosque, Seville’s Giralda tower and fiesta spirit are unrepeatable.

Closer still is Malaga, where the Alcazaba fortress and Picasso Museum will interest many, while others will vote for the Mediterranean beaches.

The villa is in a sparsely populated neighbourhood of villas set a discreet distance from each other. The villa enjoys good privacy, with a 5,000 m² belt of land around it, but you can see other houses aways off, so we wouldn’t call it secluded.

The nearest facility is a little supermarket 7 minutes walk away. Other shops, a bakery, and bar-restaurants are less than 10 minutes’ drive in two nearby villages. Have a full meal or choose from a list of tapas: it’s an informal, interesting way of dining.

A top-class fish restaurant and major shopping are to be found in Casabermeja half an hour from the villa.

The villa owners live just 10 minutes away and are on hand should need them, although they do all they can to ensure that you already have everything you need to make the holiday go very well indeed.

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Location

Setting

Farmlands at the foothills of Torcal mountain range.

Location

Small hamlet halfway between villages of Villanueva and La Joya. The access to the property is good, along a very short dirt track.

Hamlet of Higuera 7 mins walk
One small supermarket
Villanueva 7 mins
Bars, restaurants, supermarkets.
La Joya 7 mins
Bakery, restaurants
El Torcal mountain range 12 mins
Beautiful walks
Antequera town 30 mins
All facilities
Malaga coast 45 mins
Beaches
Granada 1 hr 20 mins
and Alhambra Palace
Cordoba 1 hr 30 mins
and Mezquita
Seville 2 hrs
Historic city
airport Nearest Airports
Malaga (AGP) 50 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs
Gibraltar (GIB) 2 hrs 10 mins

Prices

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

Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
€560
€560
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€690
€750
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€990
€990
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€690
€750
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€560
€560
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
€690
€750
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
€560
€560
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€690
€750
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€990
€990
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
€690
€750
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
€560
€560
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
€690
€750
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
€560
€560
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€690
€750
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€990
€990
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€690
€750
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€560
€560
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
€690
€750
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
€560
€560
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€690
€750
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€990
€990
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
€690
€750
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
€560
€560
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
€690
€750
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
£494
£494
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£609
£662
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£873
£873
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
£609
£662
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£494
£494
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
£609
£662
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
£494
£494
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
£609
£662
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
£873
£873
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
£609
£662
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
£494
£494
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
£609
£662
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
$658
$658
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$811
$881
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$1,163
$1,163
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
$811
$881
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$658
$658
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
$811
$881
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
$658
$658
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
$811
$881
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
$1,163
$1,163
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
$811
$881
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
$658
$658
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
$811
$881
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
AU$861
AU$861
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$1,521
AU$1,521
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$861
AU$861
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
AU$861
AU$861
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
AU$1,521
AU$1,521
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
AU$861
AU$861
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
AU$1,060
AU$1,153
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201705/01/2017 31 Mar 201731/03/2017
CAD$846
CAD$846
01 Apr 201701/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$1,496
CAD$1,496
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$846
CAD$846
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-6
05 Jan 201805/01/2018 31 Mar 201831/03/2018
CAD$846
CAD$846
01 Apr 201801/04/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
CAD$1,496
CAD$1,496
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 31 Oct 201831/10/2018
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134
01 Nov 201801/11/2018 18 Dec 201818/12/2018
CAD$846
CAD$846
19 Dec 201819/12/2018 04 Jan 201904/01/2019
CAD$1,043
CAD$1,134

Booking information for AX26

  • 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.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AX26

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AX26

Booking information for AX26

  • 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.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • In winter months a reasonable amount of firewood is provided for your stay. Extra firewood is available on request, payable locally.

Changeover day for AX26

  • The changeover day is Saturday from late May to mid-October and flexible at other times.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Sarah | August | 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The location is spectacular and lots of interesting places to visit close by especially El Torchal. The owners were lovely and helpful. The villa very well kept, clean and well equipped. We all loved the swimming pool. This was our first time with Rustical Travel and we were happy with the service and all the information that was provided. We would highly recommend AX26. Thank you."

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Hayley | August | 2016

The villa was absolutely beautiful. Perfect for a small family or couple (like us) plenty of room and the outside space was so lovely. The views are amazing and the pool was much needed in the Spanish sun :) Would definitely stay here again."

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Andrew | May | 2016

Lovely secluded villa.. Excellent value for money. Cool house but sun room perfect as doors slide open so can enjoy heat but not be in it. Owners very helpful and replaced a sun shade/canopy. Good enough supermarket and restaurants in nearby village although you have to remember Spanish opening times! Slightly noisy dogs around but bedroom window shutters ensure peaceful sleep. Just loved standing beside the pool admiring the views. Even saw a hoopoe flying passed! Would highly recommend this villa if you want seclusion and rest. Rustical Travel very helpful in all preparations etc."

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Neil | August | 2015

Lovely villa in the countryside - everything provided for a relaxing stay and the views were amazing. Good location for visiting surrounding towns and villages but a car is a must!"

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Anonymous | November | 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you for the tortilla and the wine. What a beautiful location, the nature, the views, and the quietness.

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Anonymous | October | 2014

We enjoyed the charming house, the beautiful views and our boys were brave enough to have a daily jump in the swimming pool.

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