Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Almunecar - Jasmine Country Cottage.
Spacious house, suits groups, families or couples. Experience the real Spain.
Beautifully restored Andalucian rustic house, set in the hills above the historic and picturesque coastal town of Almunecar. Located on the coast between Malaga and Granada. Almuñecar is an 18 minute drive away from the house.The road to the house winds up through the valley with beautiful views.
There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, both with showers. There are 2 large terraces with plenty of room to take the sun all day.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area and a large living room. Also an outside BBQ which is the original bread oven. There is a 4.6 metre (15 feet) diameter plunge pool. 1.2 metres (4 feet) deep to escape from the heat when necessary. The walls of the house are 0.5 metres thick, with coolness inside in the summer months..
There is an ample roof terrace with a cooking and eating area
About the local area:: THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IS IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES AND SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY.This is a rural type holiday as the setting is peaceful and in the Andalusian hills above Almunecar. The road up to the house is a 10 minute drive on tarmaced road winding its way slowly up into the hills with spectacular views...The village at the bottom of the hill is called Torre Cuevas and has a small well-stocked supermarket If you want a bigger ' shop ' there are 3 large supermarkets in Almuñecar itself. The town has retained its Spanish flavour unlike Nerja and other towns along the coast. This is why people come back time and again.you can spend the day sitting at various cafe / bars and restaurants watching the locals go about their business. The house itself has a unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity and evenings can be enjoyed just sitting outside on one of the 2 terraces, enjoying your evening meal and a glass of local wine and listening to the sound of the local bird life.
About the house itself:: THE HOUSE IS IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES AND SLEEPS 8, COMFORTABLY.The house was originally split into 2 parts as 2 families lived there. These people lived from the land and the fruit trees on the hillside. These trees are still there and we are slowly restoring the irrigation system that ' drip-feeds ' the trees. There are mangos, oranges, nisperos and avocados as well as grapes. You are welcome to pick these fruits to eat fresh with your meals. There are also 12 almond trees ( almendros ) which give a lot of nuts in season.
The house inside has been lovingly restored to a good standard (see the photos) with the 3 original fireplaces still in place. The chimney in the salon is working and provides a fantastic heat in the winter months when the nights can be colder. The walls of the house are up to 0.5 metre thick and provide excellent insulation from the hot weather. There is a roof terrace with views down the valley with the Mediterranean in the distance.
Local fiestas and fairs: We have included a few photos of one of the local fairs. There are fiestas almost every week and they are all very colourful and give a taste of the local culture which is unique to Andalucia. If you want to know what fairs are and events are on in any given week ,send us an e-mail and we will send you details of events for that period.
We are also offering guided walking holidays from the property........please visit our website for more details.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Nigel Taylor
Well-travelled Hertfordshire man. I have lived in Spain for 20 years. This part of the coast is quite unspoilt and very Spanish, so it suited as a place to settle and enjoy the quieter life. I've spent my life in the construction business, so when I had the opportunity to buy and fully restore the property, I jumped at the chance because of its unique location at the top of the valley. I haven't regretted it.
Nigel Taylor purchased this house in 2005
Why Nigel Taylor chose Almunecar
Its beautiful location.
What makes this house unique
The nature.Its like living in a nature reserve with the birdlife.also the quietness, especially at night and in the evenings.