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COUNTRY HOUSE NEAR MALAGA WITH HEATED POOL. CENTRAL TO GRANADA CORDOBA AND SEA

Tony Runham

Speaks French, English, Spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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COUNTRY HOUSE NEAR MALAGA WITH HEATED POOL. CENTRAL TO GRANADA CORDOBA AND SEA

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Casabermeja - Mill Cottage Torcal Vista

2 en suite bedrooms, sleeps 4

Mill Cottage is 30 minutes from Malaga in rural Andalucia. Casabermeja and Villanueva de la Concepcion, traditional small towns with bars, restaurants and shops are under ten minutes away by car. The house is a converted olive mill with beamed ceilings, terracotta tiles and an original feel to it. It also has air-conditioning in the two bedrooms, central heating and a large heated pool. Visitors usually comment on how comfortable the beds are. In fact the whole house is comfortably but not over-fussily furnished. Both bedrooms are en suite, one with WC, bath and shower and one with WC, bidet and shower. The beds can be arranged as singles or doubles as required. The kitchen, our guests have told us, is unusually well equipped. As well as satellite TV there are plenty of books, games and DVDs. Mill Cottage is an excellent base for relaxing, swimming, walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring Andalucia. Malaga is within easy reach, and there are fast road connections to the beaches of the Costa, Marbella, Granada, Cordoba and Ronda. Traditional hill-top white villages such as Almogia and Comares are also easy to get to.

The house has a large private terrace where you can relax, have a barbecue and enjoy the views of the mountains and the spectacular El Torcal Natural Park. This terrace looks down on the pool, a generous 10 x 5 metres and heated when necessary. There are large sunshades and plenty of room for sunbathing. We can provide a key to the pool gate for guests with small children. The whole area is, in fact, very child friendly and there are some toys and a paddling pool available. There is plenty of space around the house for children to play in and explore. From the lower terraces you can go through the gardens and wander down the track to the river to listen to the frogs and find the turtles. You might also see egrets, herons and, if you are lucky, a couple of eagles. You can walk on from there into the surrounding hills.

A full information pack is provided. This includes everything you need to know about the house itself and local information such as bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and local activities. There are some excellent walks which start from the house, and details of these are provided. We can also drop you off or pick you up. We also have two adult mountain bikes for hire. Horse riding and rock climbing are available locally and there are golf courses in Malaga and Antequera. Antequera is not well known but it is an attractive city with a Moorish castle, many fine churches and a famous bull ring. If you want to go further we provide information and maps of nearby tourist centres such a Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Marbella and Malaga.

Mill Cottage is ideal for a visit at any time of the year.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tony Runham (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks French, English, Spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
Owner Submitted Review
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

A magic place. We are so impressed by the 'grand design' of Torcal Vista. Linda and Phil

Does exactly what is says on the tin. Thank you for finding the real Spain and creating a delightful holiday home. Ian and Ruth

Kids thought the pool was great. Happy to play in it all day. Smashing time had by us all. Kevin, Tracy, Chloe and Jake

Our first 'family' holiday has been fantastic. Thanks for all your helpful advice and little extras that helped Ben enjoy his first holiday. Anthony Beverley and Ben

Feel as though we have only scratched the surface of this part of Spain. Kathy, Neil, Bethan, Julia and Michael

We had not expected the area to be so beautiful with mountains, grassy plains, meadows awash with spring flowers and superb views from winding mountain tracks. Antequera and and Almogia were stunning and further afield we loved Ronda and Granada. Vanessa, Stuart, Molly and Lucy
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

A really lovely place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
The description is very accurate - a very well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, fantastic pool, nice air-con in the bedrooms to aid sleeping; feels far flung but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Lovely goat farm in the valley, amazing starry skies, lots to see and do. Car essential, satnav useful. The property is very clean and well maintained, and the owners are nearby, helpful, friendly and unobtrusive - just what we wanted.
I would definitely recommend this property, and hope to return one day.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

Easter holiday break April 2010

  • 5 out of 5
Sally and Tony were very welcoming and especially kind and helpful to us when we found ourselves unable to return home due to the Icelandic volcanic cloud.
The cottage was clean,simply but well furnished and thoughtfully equipped. We particularly enjoyed the spacious and comfortable beds and the warm heated swimming pool.The cottage was set in very lush picturesque countryside with the nearby river sporting turtles,herons and a wonderful array of plant and animal life.The unusual El Torcal limestone formations provide a beautiful and impressive backdrop. It was only about 20mins from Malaga and thanks to excellent motorway access;Grenada,Cordaba and Seville were all within an hour's drive-so lots to see if you wanted to.
Our children spent most mornings in the pool and it was easy to keep an eye on them from the terrasse outside the cottage.Equally we were able to lock the gate to the pool knowing that our 3 yr old couldn't get access at other times! Use of the washing machine meant we were able to travel light.
We pre-booked our palace slot at the Alhambra online and really enoyed Grenada but also spent time looking around Malaga(Picasso Museum and Alcazabar) and Antequera.Eating out can be inexpensive,particularly at lunch-time (NB 2-4 pm) but the menus tended to be similar. Fine for eating out with the children whilst managing to down a bottle of Rioja!
Sally and Tony are charming and create a very relaxed atmosphere.They are obviously very capable and enthusiastic partners in making their home and surrounding grounds attractive and comfortable.
We found this cottage idyllic and would certainly recommend it to families and friends of any age who prefer relaxing-reading- walking-cycling and swimming to the hustle and bustle of a coastal resort dont want a sea view.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
4

A cosy little cottage

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed here in the depths of Andalucia’s winter, which gets surprisingly cold at night. That said though, we were kept delightfully comfortable in the cosy environment that is contained within this fully central heated cottage.

The accommodation really is well equipped with everything you will need for cooking, no matter your standard or palate, and anything that you are missing, there is no doubt that hosts Tony and Sally will be able to provide it for you.

In a previous review someone mentioned the beds being comfortable, and they were that and more, while the shower was piping hot and of more than acceptable power.

Obviously with it being winter we didn’t get to experience the pool, but even in this off-season time, the whole property was neatly maintained and presentable.

Tony and Sally had all the basics in for us when we arrived, fresh bread, milk, tea and coffee etc, enough to get us through the first night and that was really appreciated.

There are some delightful walks in the area and we spent several afternoons meandering along country lanes and enjoying the stunning scenery in the area. Even in winter, the days can be beautifully sunny with temperatures up around 20 degrees. Nights are cold though in Jan and Feb.

There’s not that much in the line of shops, bars or cafes within walking distance of the place, although you can have fresh bread delivered every day. A car is essential and the nearest shop is about ten minutes drive in Villanueva de la Concepcion.

Mind you, Malaga is only 20 minutes away, so while you’re remote here, it doesn’t mean you have to rough it.

We’re only a couple, but we did say several times during our three week stay that it must be a super place for a family to spend a bit of quality time together in the summer.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

A wonderful sunny holiday

  • 5 out of 5
I cannot say enough about our magical two weeks at Mill Cottage, we loved every moment and do hope to return in the near future. The cottage itself is absolutely lovely, totally charming and very comfortable. Sally and Tony provided a very generous welcome pack on arrival which was a huge help and much needed. The rooms were lovely, the air-con made such a difference at night and we all slept very well because of it. It was also great to have two bathrooms as it was a little space from the kids! We loved the surrounding area and did lots of exploring, El Torcal was spectacular one cool morning and we loved wandering around Antequera and Malaga too. Granada is probably my favourite and the gardens at the Alhambra are a must. We also ventured to the beach, there are loads to choose from and Tony was very helpful in guiding us towards the quieter more child friendly ones. If you are bringing kids to Mill Cottage they will love it, they even got to pick watermelons with Tony and Sally and help with the "pool jobs" which they loved.
We would totally recommend a stay at Mill Cottage, it is a little piece of paradise and just makes for a wonderful, magical holiday. Thank you Tony and Sally!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house near Malaga with heated pool. Central to Granada Cordoba and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p71360
+34 952118797
Casabermeja Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
Cardiff
5

A truly amazing place!

  • 5 out of 5
Mill Cottage was recommended to us by another property owner when he couldn't accommodate us in 2007 and boy are we glad he did! The website and photographs really do not do this wonderful place justice. We have now stayed here four times and have already booked for August 2012.

The property isn't that far from the airport and is easy to find (and the roads are all well maintained so no surprises when driving at night). The cottage is very clean and bright, extremely well equipped and air conditioned which in the height of Summer is a godsend. As for the pool......... AMAZING! The terraces are perfect for relaxing and the gas BBQ is in constant use when we are in situ.

The scenery is fabulous and there are lots of nice walks if you are that way inclined (I would rather lie on a sunbed and relax!). It is an ideal location for golfers too - as my husband will testify! - and Antequera golf course isn't too far away and is relatively inexpensive for a round (book online before you go for deals).

The nearest small town of Villanueva de la Concepcion is only a few minutes drive away and has some lovely little restaurants. There are some small supermarkets also and a pharmacy, medical centre, post office etc. If you want more variety Antequera is not far away.

I cannot recommend Mill Cottage highly enough, Sally and Tony Runham are fantastic people, kind, caring, generous and they really cannot do enough for you. Visit as a holiday maker, leave as a friend.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Casabermeja on A45
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Arroyo Coche
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Lugar de Pepe
Car: necessary

Mill Cottage is an eight minute drive from both Casabermeja and Villanueva de la Concepcion. These are traditional small Andalucian towns. They have shops, small supermarkets, banks, chemists and medical centres. Typical Spanish bars offer excellent tapas and the restaurants have good quality meat and fish dishes including Spanish specialities such as paella and migas. Villanueva has its annual feria in August with music, dancing and food and craft stalls and Casabermeja has a famous flamenco festival in July. The house is a 20 minute walk from Arroyo Coche, which has a small bar/restaurant, a village store and a baker. The Torcal Natural Park, famous for its wonderful limestone scenery and spectacular views, and the Mountains of Malaga are both close by. You can also drive to El Chorro and the Guadalhorce lake district. These are lovely areas for walking, bird watching and swimming. The lake at Fuente de Piedra is a famous site for watching large numbers of flamingos.

Beyond El Torcal, Antequera is a thirty minute drive from the house. It has churches, convents and historic buildings, a castle and ancient dolmens. There are tours of Antequera available including a lively tour of the restored Moorish castle. It has several supermarkets and all types of restaurants including one in the bull ring. Malaga, a lively resort, is nearby. It, too, has historic sites from the Roman period onwards including the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba, a fine bullring which is also used as a concert venue, excellent tapas bars, restaurants, some by the beach, cinemas and good shopping centres. Among the many galleries and museums are the famous Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Gallery. You can lose yourselves in the lanes of the old city around the Cathedral and enjoy a tapa or a drink while you get your bearings. You can also tour in a horse and cart or an open top bus.

The beaches of the Costa del Sol are a half hour drive away. Here you will find waterparks, funfairs, zoos and a crocodile park. Granada, with its world famous Alhambra Palace, is a little over an hour away as is the magnificent Mesquita in Cordoba. Good road links mean that Seville, Ronda and Marbella are also within reach. There are also bus and train links to these cities from Malaga and Antequera. Other attractions include old hilltop villages, beautiful mountain scenery and botanical gardens.

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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
4 night minimum stay
£328
for 4 nights
From
£82
£570
 
 
Autumn/Winter
4 Oct 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
£232
for 4 nights
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£58
£405
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking.
The remainder must be paid no later than 8 weeks before arrival. We are only able to refund payments on cancellation if we subsequently get another booking for your reserved period. A damage deposit of £100 is payable at the beginning of your visit. This will be returned at the end of your stay on condition that the property is left in good order
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Each bathroom is fully tiled and finished to a high standard.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a king sized double bed which can be split into two large single beds, reading lights, bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers and mirror. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Bedroom 2 has two standard single beds which can be arranged as a double, reading lights and an attractive traditional wardrobe and drawer unit. It has an en-suite shower room with bidet and WC. There is a travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Torcal Vista is a traditional Spanish finca. The Olive Mill has been lovingly restored to preserve its original character. Everybody comments on the views from the terrace and the comfortable beds. The property is equipped for 4 people plus a baby. A pet will be considered for long term renters only. The private pool is sometimes used by the owners when guests are not using it.

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