|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 for summer. 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. Please note the cottage does not have a pool but guests are very welcome to use the owners pool during their stay which is only a couple of minutes walk away. Please see the photograph of the owners pool area.
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
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.
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.
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
Nous avons passés un agréable séjour. Nous remercions Dave pour son accueil.
Toujours présent et à l'écoute en cas de besoin.
We had an amazing time at Casa Galesa, returning visit after 7 years and bringing along friends. The cottage is cosy and feels like authentic Spanish house, all necessary things are there, even a grill on the porch.
Christine and David made us feel like at home, they went above and beyond to make sure we had everything, even filled the fridge with groceries according to prior agreed list, since we arrived on Sunday and shops were closed. The hosts' dogs also made us feel welcome, always greeting us on arrivals and departures. Already miss them!
The weather in mid February is still chilly and we wished it was warmer, but if you would like to experience the blooming hills filled with white and pink almond trees, then February is the right time.
Staying in a beautiful and rural place like Casa Galesa we made lots of day trips to most nearby attractions and cities. We visited Granada, Cordoba, Antequerra, Ronda, even went as far as Gibraltar. If you are a nature trail lover, then half an hour drive to El Torcal is a must, it was our best time of all vacation spent there.
Overall it was really great to come back to Casa Galesa and Andalucia and feel like home!
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!!!
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.
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
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
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|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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