This luxurious well equipped villa is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with simply stunning views over Lake Vinuela, the surrounding mountains and our own olive grove. The view is more fascinating than a sea view. The villa is perfect for a getting away from it all holiday and is in a very peaceful location on a plot of 5000sq m. With over 300 days sunshine a year, it is beautiful in all seasons, particularly for those who enjoy walking in glorious countryside, (or simply sitting looking at the views, glass in hand!). A wood stove and additional heating will ensure an off season break is very comfortable. The villa is just over 15 minutes from the coast & has good access. A number of excellent restaurants are nearby. The well maintained south facing private pool has wide steps (perfect for lounging on to cool down). It is an easy drive to Nerja & other towns like Granada and Seville. The fiestas in the local villages are an experience not to be missed, see the real Spain!
Interior: Hot and cold A/C in all 3 bedrooms. A feature of the lounge is a very high ceiling keeping the room cool, a wood burning stove, logs and additional heating. If you ever tire of the glorious weather and scenery outside, inside is satellite TV, DVD, video , Hi-Fi and Ipod dock. The fully fitted kitchen is a real home from home with a fan oven, electric hob, combination microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, tea pot, blender and an extensive array of crockery, unbreakable patio-ware and cooking utensils. A door leads from the kirchen onto a terrace that has been recentltly glazed. This provides a wonderful room to eat in or relax, particularly in the slightly cooler evenings in the winter. The views from this room are superb. A patio door leads from the lounge onto the terrace. The master bedroom also has double doors onto the terrace..a wonderful view to wake up to! All linens are provided including beach / pool towels. Broadband access is by cable or WiFi to guest's equipment and is free.
Exterior: There are 2 porches and extensive terracotta sun terraces surrounding the pool and a pergola, with dappled shade. The property is set in 5,000 sq metres. Beneath the villa is the original olive grove with over many mature trees. Fig trees can be found on the back perimeter and guests are welcome to pick the fruit when ripe. There are 6 sun beds with cushions, 4 side tables. For dining there is a dining table and chairs,. Ash trays are provided for use outside the villa. There is ample parking. There are normally pool inflatables left in the villa and there is a set of boules. The shower by the pool is lovely and warm where the sun heats the water tank.
There are some professionally written leaflets detailing local walks, incorporating detailed text, sketch maps and photos. The walks vary from 2-3 hour walks around the lake edge to 9 hours walk up into the mountains! (for the brave and hardy!).
Unlike some other properties in this area of Spain there is no need for a 4 wheel drive car to access the villa.
The Area: Although very peaceful and secluded the villa is not remote as a couple of English residents live nearby, always eager to help. All around the property are paths leading to some glorious walks through unspoilt countryside. On the opposite side of the lake is a National Park which is widely used by walkers and ramblers.
The mountain villages are well worth a visit to see the real Spain.
There are a number of wonderful restaurants and bars within a few minutes drive, all offering very good value and extensive menus. Miguel's ( Venta El Charco), up in the white village of Los Romanes does the most amazing steaks, the best we have ever tasted. It is a must do, every time we visit the villa. Let us know if you ever taste better !
There is a wonderful shopping mall. InGenio. with a hypermarket, Eroski, within a 15 minute drive. Here you can buy an amazing selection of food, including an extensive fresh fish and sea-food counter. Leave yourselves loads of time to spend there. There are also many fashion and accessory shops, a Dunnes, Casa and a C&A's