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Nigel Taylor

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Almunecar - COUNTRY HOUSE ALMUNECAR.

IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES. SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY..

IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES SLEEPS 8 COMFORTLY. Beautifully restored Andalucian Farmouse 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. Your rental car should be 1.4 litres plus to cope with the hills. IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES. SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY.

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...We do recommend that your hire car is at least 1.4 litres to cope with the hills.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. We also have a small vegetable patch with tomatoes and onions. You are welcome to pick these fruits and vegetables 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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nigel Taylor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Almunecar, Spain

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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p81755
+44 07702678250
Almunecar Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
Essex
5

Family of 4 have a blast

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
We have just spent two lovely weeks in Nigel and Blashka's fabulous accommodation in Almunecar. We wanted rustic and remote and that's exactly what we got. The drive up the mountain was an experience first time around (!) but we soon became used to it and after a while it became something to look forward to - especially at night where your only guide are your headlights and the incredibly bright stars.

The natural surroundings of the farmhouse make it like no other place we have stayed in before and it felt like we were truly in Spain, as opposed to a holiday resort/town. The beaches are in easy reach and the beach at Cantarrijan was a real delight. The drive up and down the mountains to Granada and back were intimidating and yet humbling at the same time - they are quite something to behold. (The absence of any road or air traffic at the farmhouse is like a breath of fresh air.)

Nigel's house is in a perfect location for those who wish quiet and solitude but who fancy the odd day trip out and about. The house itself is comfortable and well equipped and the pool was a welcome treat at the end of a very hot day!

Regarding Billy The Cat, he is becoming slightly more friendly and craves affection. We fed and watered him every day and he very much enjoys being in the company of people. However, he is still a feral cat and you should be careful not to crowd him. He is a very welcome addition to the farmhouse and like the prior guests, we would implore the next guests to continue to feed him.

Blashka makes the most incredible fig jam and if you are lucky enough you will get to sample this.

Nigel and Blashka's warmth in receiving us as guests was very welcome and we would very much recommend the farmhouse for a holiday. Just to sit outdoors late at night with no lights, a bottle (or three....) of wine, and stare at the stars, the outline of the mountains and listen to nature's voice - is worth every penny. Definitely somewhere that deserves a return trip.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vicky......Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to write this review........Its going to be my featured one as it sums up exactly the essence of a holiday at the house....Totally chilled in a lovely location, and yet in touching distance of many lovely beaches and locations. You are welcome back at any time. Nigel.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p81755
+44 07702678250
Almunecar Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
Just to say that we really enjoyed our short stay at this property. It was ideal for us as we wanted a relaxed time and there was plenty of space for the children to play and explore. If you want a rural-type holiday, although within touching distance of the beaches ( 20 minutes ), then this was ideal. Thanks to Nigel and friends for all your help. Jhnathen Bennett and family.
Owner's Response: Thankyou jonathen.so pleased you all enjoyed your short stay.
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p81755
+44 07702678250
Almunecar Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
Devon UK
1

Not in any way like photos ..Damp & Smelly..

Not in any way like photos ..Damp & Smelly..
  • 1 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
Views were stunning ,however had there been a video of the roads to the property we would never had booked.. extremely narrow with sheer drops in places.in words EXTREMELY DANGEROUS..a 20 minute journey..
Property was Rustic and in no way like photos of listed property, the property was run down, smells of damp, 2nd bathroom was totally un-usable, bedding (ie) some pillows were stained and had mildew ..Toilets stated please don't flush paper ..place paper in bin provided (whats that).Bathroom that was in operation had been newly painted and actually stunk ..
other than that kitchen was operational and okay..TV was ancient and was not satellite as listed..beds were old and squeaky and totally un comfortable..
I would in no way manner or form recommend this property it was not :
a. As listed description
b. Totally run down and in no way maintained..as numerous walls were filled and were awaiting painting etc..pool was green and smelt etc etc
c. Customer service ..there was none
d. Would we recommend ..NO
If there was a means of getting my money back I would and I think it only fair to mention we were booked in for 7 nights and left after 3 once we had found other suitable accommodation..
You book this property at your peril
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p81755
+44 07702678250
Almunecar Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
5

Peaceful stay.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
We had what we were looking for, a nice stay in a lovely rural property.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The house is ideal for those who want a quieter holiday in a beautiful rural situation, but at the same time, only 18 minutes drive from the beaches and town. The house has sun all day, so is in an ideal spot.
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES..SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY. WI-FI.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p81755
+44 07702678250
Almunecar Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
5

Can´t wait to come back...

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
We have had wonderful three weeks in Nigel & Blashkas house & can´t wait to go again. The area is perfect for quiet & relaxing holidays on the terrace with barbecue & wonderful views. The surrounding nature is perfect for walking-tours and the next beach is not far (ca. 10km) for a swim. Almunecar has lots of good shopping facilities & is still very spanish & not too big - but to be honest - we have always loved to be back on "our hill" :-) . The drive to the house is mountainous but total reduced-traffic & even with a Seat Ibiza 1.4+ we had no problems to cope with the hills. We have loved to use the pool & the cozy house. The house & the kitchen was clean and well equipped & the internet connection worked fine all the time. Nigel & Blashka have been very friendly & helpfull - before, during & after our holidays - thanks for that! The most time we have enjoyed the outdoor living but Nigel had even arranged lots of german TV programs for us - great for a nightcap with the latest news from home.

We will be back as soon as possible to that wonderful nature... - hope that we can make it in September/October latest.

We have made friends with a lovely little straycat which was coming to the house & we want to ask the next guest to support the cat with some food & water - we have left some in the house. He won´t bother you - he´s just a little bit scary! Thank you!

Frauke & Gert
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Location

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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Malaga, Granada
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Nearest attraction is the historic and beautiful town of Almunecar: narrow streets, dinky shops, typical unspoiled Andalusian town. Visit the castle dominating the town and the Roman ruins and viaducts. Explore the beautiful beaches and restaurants and tapas bars. There is something for everyone here with the new Aquarium the latest place to visit. Also the local food market open every day for fresh produce and the weekly flea market, boot sale. One hours drive away you have beautiful Granada with the Alhambra Palace and Moorish architecture. 20min away the famous recently discovered caves at Nerja with the worlds biggest stalagmite - a must see. The whole coast is dripping with places to visit and is not spoilt with the over- development that is found south of Malaga. There are a large variety of restaurants at very reasonable prices, as well as the local Andalusian cuisine there are menus from all over Europe including a very good Indian restaurant in the town. Also live flamenco.

Other Activities: Birdwatching and hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and caving, paragliding, windsurfing, sightseeing and historic sights most outdoor activities

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Almunecar, Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
SPRING 2014
1 Mar 2014 - 31 May 2014
2 night minimum stay
€80
for 2 nights
From
€40
€260
€1,000
 
 
JUNE
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
2 night minimum stay
€110
for 2 nights
From
€55
€400
€1,500
 
 
JULY
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014
2 night minimum stay
€130
for 2 nights
From
€65
€500
€2,000
 
 
AUGUST
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€602
for 7 nights
€602
€2,300
 
 
SEPTEMBER
1 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
€1,500
 
 
AUTUMN
15 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€300
for 7 nights
€300
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €20.00
Notes We take payment in GB Pounds or EUROS.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almunecar in Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Sunbed
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
  • naturist beach
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • live theatre
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • bay fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkelling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • caving
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
Notes:
We have just had a good internet connection installed...........So bring your laptop and stay connected !.....There is no extra charge..............Its great to be up in the hills, away from all the stress, in beautiful surroundings.........but still connected to the outside world...It seems surreal sometimes.........Its a definite plus !
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