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

Chrystine Macphail

Speaks Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Chrystine Macphail

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

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 up to 6 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 watching he 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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Chrystine Macphail

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks Spanish, English
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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 24 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 24 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

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.
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

SIMPLY PERFECT

  • 5 out of 5
Home away from home!
Perfect surroundings and the Extremly well equipt cottage made for the most relaxing week I've had in years. David couldn't do enough to ensure all was perfect even walking me up the mountain on my first day an the dogs Lola,Otto,Pebbles and jazzy topped everything off.
Everything needed was there from garlic crusher to a hair dryer and everything in between. The bed an bathrooms are beautifully done an really comfy. Only negative I have is I was only there for a week!
Highly recommend an will hopefully be back soon.

Clare
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • 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)
5

  • 5 out of 5
"Had the most amazing stay. Peacefull and relaxing in a stunning location. Everything (no matter how large or small) was thought of. The cottage was fantastic and had everything you could ever dream of needing. Highly recommend this place and the hospitality and cleanliness was of the highest standard."
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • 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)
5

  • 5 out of 5
"Very clean. No noise at all. Surroundings were beautiful.The hosts were very helpful and supportive. The swimming pool was fantastic. Well clean and the pool side had lots of sun beds, hammocks and towels. The viws were spectacular. Excellent holiday."
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • 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)
5

  • 5 out of 5
"Everything was so lovely, decor, cleanliness but mostly consideration to details of what you need, eg hairdryer, mini oven, microwave, ice cube tray etc. Sorry did not have enough time to fully appreciate it all."
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Puerto de la Torre
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Almogia
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Almogia
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, A DEPOSIT OF 40% IS REQUIRED AND THE BALANCE PAYABLE 6 WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR CHEQUES. 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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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Almogia, Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 35
26 Jul 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 36
2 Aug 2014 - 8 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 37
9 Aug 2014 - 15 Aug 2014
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€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 38
16 Aug 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 39
23 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 40
30 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 41
6 Sep 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 42
13 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 43
20 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 44
27 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 45
4 Oct 2014 - 10 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 46
11 Oct 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 47
18 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Rate 49
31 Oct 2014 - 6 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
€350
for 7 nights
€350
 
 
Rate 50
7 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
€350
for 7 nights
€350
 
 
Rate 51
14 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
€350
for 7 nights
€350
 
 
Autumn/Spring
21 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€350
for 7 nights
€350
 
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
for 7 nights
€450
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 40% is required to secure the booking and the balance paid 6 weeks before arrival. If your booking is made within 6 weeks of your arrival full payment is required. Payments will be accepted by bank transfer or pay pal, details on request.
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
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • rural
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • American Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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 6
  • Both bedroom have double beds and en-suite shower rooms, all bedding and towels included.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking

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