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BEAUTIFUL RURAL COTTAGE, POOL, KAYAK, LAKE, MARBELLA & PUERTO BANUS10 MINS DRIVE

Lucinda Norreys

Speaks French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

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Lucinda Norreys

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BEAUTIFUL RURAL COTTAGE, POOL, KAYAK, LAKE, MARBELLA & PUERTO BANUS10 MINS DRIVE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Istan - La Palmera

A family holiday house for nature lovers,10 mins from Marbella in National Park

With glorious mountain views and a glimpse of the lake, the architect designed house stands in 2 acres of wild gardens, within a terraced orchard of olive, almond and fruit trees. It is situated halfway between Istán and Marbella, above the lake (Embalse de La Concepción) and below the carretera de Istán.

The private and tranquil La Palmera is reached via the scenic winding mountain road and an unmade private road. A steep drive brings you into the wonderfully untamed garden, bright with wild flowers in spring and home to 47 olive trees and 42 fruit and almond trees. Informal footpaths twist and turn through the grounds to the private pool with poolside bar. Some 100 metres from the cottage, a track from the house leads to the shore of the lake, which is visible from the bedrooms and higher terraces. Inside, La Palmera has a country style kitchen/dining room with access to one of the outside terraces for outside dining, a sitting room with an open fire and large French windows, which lead out onto the south facing terrace. A large shower room is also provided on this floor. A spiral staircase leads to the upper floor with three bathrooms tastefully furnished in cool colours. The master bedroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom, and a full suite bathroom for the other two bedrooms, one twin, one double. To the front and back of the house are large paved terraces. A few metres away in the garden there is a guest house containing a fourth bedroom with two double bunk beds. The house has TV and is fully equipped for holiday rentals with no shared facilities.

Note: A kayak is available for use on the lake by private arrangement with the owners.

10 minutes drive to Marbella and Puerto Banus and also the rural village of Istan.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Lucinda Norreys (Owner)
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About Lucinda Norreys

Lucinda Norreys moved to Spain as a child and was brought up on a farm in the Spanish countryside, living between Andalusia and Chelsea London. Born into an international family, her Cuban mother, a writer and her late American step father,a sculptor and painter, she grew up in a home filled with well known personalities of the time. After working in New York and London, Lucinda returned to Marbella to raise her own family in 2002. After 13 years and prompted by a desire to recreate her own rural childhood, she moved with her two young sons to the beautiful village of Istan. Inspired by the dramatic landscape and eager to share this with close friends, she began purchasing houses in the village, renovating and renting them. It was during that period that she discovered the jewel that was to become La Palmera.

Lucinda Norreys purchased this villa in 2002

Why Lucinda Norreys chose Istan

Nestled against the hillside, with a spectacular view of the Embalse de Concepcion, a magnificent fresh water reservoir, this charming cottage captured her heart. Surrounded by mango, olive, almond and citrus trees, the house offered limitless potential to become a very special home. Its proximity to Marbella, Puerto Banus and several elegant beaches, as well as picturesque mountain villages meant there was plenty to do, whatever the season.

What makes this villa unique

4x4 Jeep tours of the National Park which includes, quad bikes, aqua-skipping, canoeing, lake tours, canyoning and fishing.

You can also Hire 4 wheel drive bicycles Motor Bikes or Quads in Marbella for the duration of your holiday.

Yacht Hire in Marbella

For hiring Jet Ski, motor boats, sailing, pedal boat and water skiing.

Here is a site that explains what Istan has to offer and the beautiful walks in the National Park Sierra de las Nieves

The Istan Town hall website.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Malaga Airport, 75 minutes drive
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
The Ferry Algeciras to Tangiers, 90 minutes drive
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Malaga, 75 minutes drive
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E15 coastal motorway, 10 minutes drive
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Puerto Romano Beach , 10 minutes drive
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Los Jarales Hotel, 5 minutes drive
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, 150 minutes drive
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Aloha Golf Club, 10 minutes drive
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Manolo Santana Tennis Club, 10 minutes drive
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Istan, West Costa del Sol

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Autumnal season
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes There is a special winter rate which is monthly, this rate does not include bills of electricity, water, firewood or the maid. It is available for a long 6 month winter rental. A deposit is taken of 2 months rent.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Istan in West Costa del Sol

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Top floor of the main house one en-suit bathroom with bidet loo, sink and bath with shower. Top floor second full bathroom with bidet, loo, sink and bath with power shower. Lower floor third bathroom a walk in wet room with bidet, loo, sink and power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom with en-suit - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with en suit bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Share bathroom on same floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Share bathroom on same floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Child Bed
  • Master bedroom with King size bed and en-suit full bathroom Second bedroom with King size bed Twin bedroom with two single beds with share full bathroom on the same floor. Outside main house a small garden house with two sets of bunk beds for children over the age of 8.There is a wet room shower room downstairs in the main house for the use of the bunkhouse and also for people coming in from swimming, the lake or beach.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • caves
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • ski
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • paragliding
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • snorkelling
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • caving
  • equestrian events
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf is local 10 mins away, Aloha Golf Club Tennis is also local with a choice of two courts on municipal in the village of Istan plus a heated indoor municipal pool and a large outdoor pool. The other Manolo Santana (Wimbledon Champion tennis court with gym and paddle tennis courts plus pool, membership can be given for one week.
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