Charming pretty cottage in the countryside
About the charming pretty cottage:
This charming pretty cottage is tucked away between the rolling hills and fields. A place where shepherds wander with their flock of goats and farmers pick their delicious “treasures” of olives and almonds at harvest time. The owners fell for this beautiful place many years ago and they have transformed the once decayed little house into a charming pretty cottage. You can enjoy the outdoors and the lovely garden which the owners have created. The pool area offers breathtaking views and invites you to float around all day.
Under the large covered porch you can relax or enjoy your meal, in the evening it is the perfect place to dine by candlelight and watch the breathtaking sunsets. In winter you can close the porch completely with folding glass curtains and the pool can be heated to a pleasant temperature so you can linger in the blissful winter sun. The cottage is accessible by a farm road about 800 meters away from the main road. The nearest village of Villanueva de la Concepción is a 15 minutes drive from the cottage, there you will find a supermarket, bakery, butcher, bank, medical center and a few restaurants and bars.
In the vicinity of the cottage:
The cottage is centrally located so besides from a lovely stay in the cottage you can also take day trips to beautiful cities such as Antequera, Ronda, Cordoba, Granada, Seville or Málaga with at the end of the day a delicious drink or snack at the beach. In the vicinity of the cottage you will find a lot of diversity in nature, where nature lovers, hikers, climbers and mountain bikers can go out and explore the surroundings.
The cottage is not far from the natural park El Torcal with its fascinating rock formations. A unique surreal landscape where you can enjoy a stroll in beautiful flora and fauna. Or maybe you want to visit the nature reserve Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. A large salt lake where flamingos and dozens of other migratory and breeding birds winter, it is the only domestic breeding ground for pink flamingos outside of Africa. Of course a day of excitement and adventure around the lake at Ardales and El Chorro gorge could also be among the possibilities. An area with the famous path called Caminito del Rey and where the adventurous can climb or paraglide.
At this place between the olive and almond groves you can enjoy the ultimate of a relaxing holiday in Andalusia.
Layout of the cottage inside and outside (all the rooms on the ground floor):
- large living room with open kitchen and dining area
- 1 bedroom with 1 double bed (160 cm wide / 200 cm long) and wardrobe. En suite bathroom with sink, toilet and shower
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds (per bed 90 cm wide / 190 cm long and beds are able to move apart) and wardrobe. En suite bathroom with sink, toilet and shower
- large covered porch with seating and dining area, the porch can be fully used in winter by closing it off with folding glass curtains
- swimming pool (not fenced) of 8 by 4 meters (optionally heated) with terrace and outdoor shower, 4 sun loungers and umbrellas
- garden and terraces
- on-site parking
- tv (satellite) (UK channels)
- cd / dvd player
- wifi internet
- ceiling fans and portable fans available for cooling
- central heating (optional)
- hob (gas)
- electrical oven
- coffee machine
- refrigerator and freezer
- washing machine
- iron and ironing board
- 2 hairdryers
- charcoal barbecue
- kitchen, bed and bath linen provided
The cottage is located in the countryside, a 15 minutes drive from Villanueva de la Concepción in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga).
Antequera: 40 minutes
Málaga: 50 minutes
Granada: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Ronda: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Cordoba: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Sevilla: 2 hour and 15 minutes
Check our calendar for availability at the bottom of this page. Bookings for this property are on request. You can use the form at the bottom of this page.
€ 1.197,- per week
€ 171,- per extra night
€ 1.351,- per week
€ 193,- per extra night
Low season: 4 January 2020 to 3 April 2020, 19 April 2020 to 27 June 2020, 5 September 2020 to 19 December 2020
High season: 3 April 2020 to 19 April 2020, 27 June 2020 to 5 September 2020, 19 December 2020 tot 3 Januari 2021
The minimum stay is 7 nights. The rental period is standard per week and from Saturday to Saturday. In consultation with the owner, flexibility is possible with regard to length of stay and arrival and departure days. Feel free to inquire about it with your application.
– kitchen, bed and bath linen
– wifi internet
– final cleaning
– optional: pool heating € 150, – per week (paid cash on arrival to the property manager)
– optional: central heating € 150, – per week (paid cash on arrival to the property manager)
– arrival from 16:00 hours. When arriving at the property after 21.00 hours arrangements will be made so you can enter the property. The property manager will not be present at that time but will meet you the next morning at the house. Optional: if you want the property manager to meet you the same evening after 21.00 hours a late arrival supplement of € 40,- has to be paid in cash on arrival to the property manager
– departure before 10:00 hours
– swimming pool is not fenced and cannot be closed for children
– pets are not allowed
– smoking is not allowed inside the house, only outside on the porch
The security deposit is € 325,- and you pay this with the remaining amount of your booking. If no damage has occurred, you will receive the security deposit back within 7 days after departure from the cottage.
– a deposit of 25% of the total amount is requested by booking. The remainder must be paid no later than 6 weeks before your stay
– when booking within the period of 6 weeks before your stay the total amount must be paid immediately
– up to 6 weeks before the arrival date a cancellation fee of 25% of the total amount
– from 6 to 4 weeks before the arrival date a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount
– from 4 weeks to the arrival date a cancellation fee of 100% of the total amount
Suzanne - June 2019
Another Slice of Paradise! This is our second visit and we are glad to say that is just as magical. Still a very comfortable home from home with a view to die for. Our weather was great and we got out and about a bit more this time to Cordoba, Malaga, Granada, Ronda...all wonderful ! Thanks again to you all! We will miss it more than we can say.
Federico - June 2019
Excellent place, view, swimming pool ... incredible energy and peace! Everything really excellent!
Sarah - August 2018
Many thanks for a wonderful third stay, our best yet! The cottage is an absolute tonic, peaceful, comfortable and perfect place. We never get tired of the views, the location is truly special. We will be back.
Joke - July 2018
The house is perfect, fully equipped, decorated with taste and local flavour. The swimming pool fantastic and if we could, we would have taken home the view. It takes some time to reach the village, but this was also one of the reasons we hired the house, we wanted to be in the middle of nature and this certainly was the case. We hope to return sometime!
Suzanne - July 2018
Private, tranquil, comfortable...a real home from home. Well equipped...everything is to hand. We loved it so much..I am about to book next year! Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven!
Jane - May 2018
Very quite and peaceful. Amazing views in a very beautiful part of Spain we hadn’t experienced before. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. We enjoyed having a couple of chairs outside to watch the fantastic sunsets and star laden skies, whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
Sarah - August 2017
We had a fantastic repeat stay and we plan to visit again next year.
Jasmine - July 2017
The villa was well equipped and had fabulous views. The weather was very hot and the pool was perfect for cooling down in. A fabulous villa and location and we would definitely stay again.
Sem - July 2017
Very well equiped house nurtured with love on a beautiful location. It is hard to find things that could be better.
Positives are all over the place. It is clean, well equiped kitchen, washing maching, bathroom for each room, great pool with lights and long enough to swim a bit, great view, very private. I think we will return again!
Simon - Augustus 2016
The perfect place for a quiet, restful holiday. Some days, we might hear 1 car, other days nothing apart from the bells of the odd Goat heard being walked across the hills. The property is beautifully maintained with wonderful gardens. The pool was glorious, perfect for a cooling dip! We saw golden eagles flying over the property and vultures in the nearby national park. A perfect restful place for a holiday, we will definitely be returning
Mike - July 2016
This was our third visit. We just love this house! It is beautifully situated with panoramic views over rolling hills. Here and there a goatherd on the field and occasionally you see an eagle in the air as you sit on the shaded terrace or by the pool. The house is tastefully decorated and is so light and airy compared to many Spanish homes. The kitchen had been updated since our last visit and has everything you need to cook indoors or outdoors. The country road to the villa is very accessible with a normal car. The local shops are only ten minutes drive and the large supermarkets in Antequera only 30 minutes away. There is plenty to do in the area. We especially enjoyed the walks around El Torcal. A book with tips is also present in the house. This year we also had a wonderful and relaxing visit. We are fortunate that we have been over the years to a number of large villas in Andalusia during our vacation but we think this one stands with head and shoulders above the rest. It just has the perfect blend of location, views, facilities, access and atmosphere for the perfect Andalucian holiday. Thank you, we had a great time.
Sarah - July 2016
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful holiday home. We had a truly lovely week, everything about the house is beautiful and we are already planning our next visit! The accommodation is superb with every detail thought of, and the pool and location are out of this world. Just perfect.
Mike - July 2016
We have just returned from our second stay there and couldn't think of a more pleasant or relaxing place to spend a holiday. The house is extremely well equipped. It has amazing views over the mountains and the peace is only broken very occasionally by the passing goat herds. If you can tear yourself away it provides a great base for exploring the centre of Andalucía, including our favourite day out at the recently re-opened Caminito del Rey (book before you go!). All in all, the perfect holiday spot.
Janet - June 2016
This was our second stay at this delightful house and we enjoyed it just as much as our stay last year. This truly is a home-from-home in terms of comfort and quality and the location and views are absolutely stunning. The garden improves each year and this year we were on-time for the first fresh figs of the season; delicious! The property is well managed right from the initial booking process through to the local house management and cleaning service.
There is very little to add to last year’s review of this wonderful property other than to say that we hope to visit again next year.
Sheila - May 2016
The owners of this property have created a comfortable homely property, with a superb garden. The views from the terrace are stunning, and swimming in the pool surrounded by the magnificent mountains is a magical experience. The property sits high over the valley and makes you feel as if the rest of the world is miles away.....it is so peaceful. Ideal for getting away from it all. The house is very well maintained and equipped. The owner provides excellent customer service and we would recommend it to all our friends. There are plenty of cities and towns within easy reach. The nearby nature reserve is well worth a visit. Details are all available in the information pack in the house. Tapas bars and restaurants are also within easy reach. Unlike many properties available for rent, this house feels like a real home and the garden the owners have created is a joy. Full of colour and beautiful roses! A wonderful property.
Hazel - April 2016
Very nice property set in stunning grounds with amazing views.