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HOUSE WITH CHARACTER AND CHARM IN A RURAL PEACEFUL SETTING 30 MINS FROM MALAGA

Chrystine Macphail

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks English, Spanish
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Chrystine Macphail

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 December, 2014
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HOUSE WITH CHARACTER AND CHARM IN A RURAL PEACEFUL SETTING 30 MINS FROM MALAGA

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Almogia - Casa Galesa Cottage

2 Double Bedrooms both en-suite mountain view, 5km from the Village of Almogia.

In the heart of the countryside this beautiful renovated cottage is ideal for those of us who just want to spend time chilling out. We are situated a few minutes drive over a country track, yet close to a good surfaced road. The Cottage can sleep 4 people as it has 2 Double Bedrooms and also a Double Sofa Bed in the living area. The surrounding area has an abundance of wild flowers in the cooler months and also has Carob, Almond, Olive and Fig trees. The Cottage is of typical Andalucian style and has been furnished to a high standard. We are off the beaten track so this is why it has all the benefits of peace and quite, privacy and the setting is so peaceful this is a real countryside experience. Both bedrooms have mobile air conditioning units. If you are interested in Bird Watching as the area around our cottage is a great place to spend time watching the different types of birds flying about and even building their nests in the porch. Have a look at this webpage www.birdwatching-malaga.com for some ideas of what you can find in the Malaga region.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chrystine Macphail (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 December, 2014

About Chrystine Macphail

Both my Husband and I are from South Wales, we decided to move to Spain in 2005 after finding our beautiful peaceful little piece of heaven. We find the way of life here is so laid back and peaceful who would not want to move here. We have been here for nearly 10 years now it has been an experience getting the cottage renovated and our own home built, it hasn't been an easy journey but we have no regrets. There is no hustle and bustle, get up when you want, go to bed when you want, relax by the pool all day with a glass or 2 of vino, it is really our chill out place and we decided to put our cottage out for summer lets so others could come and enjoy and experience what we have, and hopefully you will like what you see.

Chrystine Macphail purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Chrystine Macphail chose Almogia

We visited the area of Almogia for the 1st time in 2004, we had never been to mainland Spain before. We fell in love with the area around our cottage and house which are both set in a small valley surrounded by wildlife, Almond, Olive, Carob and Fig trees. Whilst looking at the area we spotted both properties which were once ruins and walked through wild lavender and many other beautiful flowers and wild herbs, the scent was unforgettable. We spent the 1st year renovating the cottage and building our own house. It is peaceful here green and lush in the Autumn, Winter and Spring months and to sit watching all the different species of birds fly about, see the fox who lives on the mountain opposite us, watch the wild boar roam and for the last few years we have seen a family of Mouflon pass our home, it is a joy to watch. We are secluded yet only a few mins drive from a good surface road and only 5km from Almogia. We have found our little paradise here and want to share the experience with others. We are so pleased to have found it.

What makes this cottage unique

We are situated in a small valley and have a river that runs around the cottage during the winter months if we are lucky enough to get rain, our man house is on top of a mountain and we have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and sometimes see the local goat herder climb up the mountains in front of us. We see eagles fly over regularly in summer but we do have a solo eagle who lives in a tree that will grace us with his presence, who would not love to be in a place like this. We have hammocks everywhere so we can chill during the afternoon or enjoy a glass of local vino whilst watching the sun go down. HEAVEN.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Christine and Dave, I think I have already written some friendly sentences about your house and our week in Almogia on the Homeaway-Page. But maybe I did something wrong. I will try again and be sure: We liked you (Dave) and your dogs and the region very much. I think we will come again one day – a little bit later in the year, so that we could use the pool and the weather would be better. Thank you once again for all your efforts and a good season!

Best wishes and greetings, Anja, Franz and Johannes
Apr 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
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House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

Super place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very pleasant stay in this cottage. It's a very nice cottage in beautiful surroundings, far away from the bussy life. Very kind and helpfull owners. We made very nice daytrips: Granada, Torremolinos, the zoo in Estaposa, butterflyhall in Benalmadena, village Comares, Ronda, Malaga etc. The village Almogia itself is also typical Spanish and we were lucky to be there with a village festival. We combined our daytrips with some swims in the pool. We can really recommend this place! Located not far from the Malaga-airport is also a plus. Have a good holidays!!!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cecile, Ron and Family,

Thank you so much for your lovely review about our cottage. We are so pleased you all had a lovely time and were able to visit many places around the area during your stay. We enjoyed having you all to stay and hope that one day you will visit us again.

Best Wishes.

Chrystine and Dave Macphail
business
House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

Perfekte Erholung + Ruhe!

  • 5 out of 5
Das Farmhaus liegt ruhig und abseits vom Tourismus. Der Ort Almogia ist ca. 30 Minuten von Malaga entfernt. Almogia ist der ideale Ausganspunkt für Ausflüge zum Strand oder in die Berge. Ein Auto ist notwendig. Im Haus selber ist alles vorhanden, was für einen gemütlichen Urlaub nötig ist. Dieses Ferienziel ist ideal für Menschen die vom Alltag abschalten möchten. Dave und Chrystine geben sich wirklich alle Mühe den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your lovely review we really do appreciate your comments. We hope that one day you might come back to stay with us again. Many Thanks

Chrystine and Dave Macphail
business
House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

A wonderfull holliday in a top little cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed nearly 3 weeks in that wonderfull cottage. Everything was clean and in good shape. There was a great pool, that we had for ourself. We loved the dogs, which where really nice. Everythings was quite near, the sea or historical monuments. All in all we hope to come back soon.
Thanks Dave and Christine for all of that,
Anna, Lisa and Barbara Germany
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
Hagen
5

Our holidays in Almogia

  • 5 out of 5
Our time in Almogia was wonderful!!!
Christine & Dave are so helpful and they are very friendly to us.
The pool ist very nice & perfect.
The dogs are great!!!

It´s perfect in the mountains the bird`s and it is so quiet.
Thank`s for all; Our week was perfect!!!

Best Greatings Chantal & Jan
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your lovely review it was a pleasure having you both here we are really pleased you both enjoyed yourselves. Maybe we will see you both again in the future.
business
House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

Great family holiday, will definitely be back

  • 5 out of 5
What a great place for a holiday, the kids enjoyed the pool even Rowan learnt to dive whilst he was there, the hosts did everything they could to make our stay a pleasant one. They told us how to get to Aqua Land where the kids enjoyed the slides and the various pools, it was very hot there but it was 5 minutes from the coast and we spent our last day walking along the promenade. The hosts told us how to get to beach and where to go to get good food. We spent a lot of time around the pool at Casa Galesa as the kids enjoyed it so much. We will definitely be back again. The hosts have several dogs who were very very friendly and the kids got on very well with them, we would highly recommend a stay here at Casa Galesa.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review we are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us, hopefully we will see you all again in the future.
business
House with character and charm in a rural peaceful setting 30 mins from Malaga
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6112720
+34 -+ 952 11 02 28
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

Excellent location for half term February fun.

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Casa Galesa cottage for the February half term with the family meeting up from the UK and Austria. The location was magnificent and the mountain access track all part of the adventure. It is so quiet and peaceful that you get very close to what nature has to offer. The cottage was very clean, loads of hot water and with the table outside allowed us to eat outside---most days [it was February !]. Our hosts made us feel most welcome, supplied local knowledge and looked after us well. Our grandson [7 years] loved the dogs and quickly made friends.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet the Family from the UK and Austria we are really pleased they enjoyed their stay and chose to stay with us here at Casa Galesa.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Almogia
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Puerto de la Torre
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Almogia
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena
Car: necessary

Almogía's history stretches back to the remote past. Prehistoric cave paintings have been found within the municipality and remains from a Roman presence have also been uncovered in several locations. However, it was not until the Muslim era that the centre of the modern settlement was built around a castle, known locally today as the 'Torre de la Vela', of which very little remains.

In the Muslim period the Moors gave it the name Al-Mexia, which is believed either to derive from a Berber clan known as Al-Mexias or to have meant beautiful.We can send you directions and a map by e.mail, alternatively we can meet you at the airport and bring you here for a cost of 50 euros return journey to cover the cost of our fuel. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE 4 RESCUE DOGS. PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT MUST BE PAID BY BANK TRANSFER OR BY CREDIT CARD USING THE HOMEAWAY BOOKING SERVICE, A DEPOSIT OF 40% IS REQUIRED AND THE BALANCE PAYABLE 6 WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL. The pool is in front of the owners home and is a 2 mins walk from the cottage.

Why not spend some of your time exploring the unforgettable sites in the Andalucian countryside. If you are a bird lover we have a myriad of wild birds that fly around the area, the Hoopooe, Golden Oriole, Bee-Eater and Red Rumped Swallow to name but a few, there are plenty of areas to Photograph,Paint or just simply to walk around and take in some fabulous mountain views. Our Lake Casasola is now full again and many of the local people picnic here over the weekend, a few mins walk from the Cottage.There are also some interesting places to visit not to far from Casa Galesa. The Pink Flamingo Lagoon,Laguna de Fuenta de piedra natural reserve is the largest natural lake in the iberian peninsula offering a natural habitat to a whole host of birds, wildlife and waterlife. The actual lake is 6.5km long and the when the water level is at the highest it can cover an average of 15km surface area. This lake is very well known for the large flamingo population, second largest colony in europe. Drawn to this inland region as the lake has a high salt conetent and shallow for wading and feeding. The birds are protected and the region is monitored with an eco system in place. To maintain the population of the flamingos artificial islands have been created over the years in the lake which assits the flamingos natural breeding and reproduction process. A visitors centre has also been built with information and routes around the lakes for viewing areas mostly populated with the flamingos. Altogether over 170 different species of birds have been recorded in the area including bee-eaters, crested larks, yellow wagtails, stone curlews, great grey shrikes and hoopoes The Wolf Park, The El Torcal Mountains, The El Chorro Gorge and Man Made Lakes, The Beautiful Moorish Town of Antequera, Cordoba, The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Ronda and of course the Historical City of Malaga. Take a trip in a cable car to the top of the mountain in front of Benalmadena and take in the awesome sight, you can see for miles, dont forget to bring your camera and plenty of sunscreen with you. There are lots of things to do during your stay here, or you can just chill out with a cool drink in your hand whilst swinging in a Hammock. WE ARE ONLY 25 MINUTES DRIVE FROM THE COSTA´S. WE CAN NOW ARRANGE HORSE RIDING LESSONS WITH OUR NEIGHBOUR. DURING YOUR STAY FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL.

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Rates & Availability

From €400 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Almogia, Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

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Autumn/Spring
21 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
for 7 nights
€450
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Downpayment / Deposit requested 40% No breakage deposit required but any breakages during your stay must be paid for. Key pick up with owner

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Almogia in Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedroom have double beds and en-suite shower rooms, all bedding and towels included. A travel cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The cottage is cleaned to a very high standard before guests arrive, please leave the cottage as you have found it. If you would like the cottage to be cleaned after your departure then please let us know a few days before and we can arrange for this to be done for a fee of 50 Euros. Please inform the owners of any damages as these must be paid for before your departure.

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