Beautifully restored old townhouse with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7) within a 5 minute walk of the historic town of Alora where there are plenty of Spanish town and shops.
Alora was featured in C4's 'Place in the Sun' in February 2016 as an ideal place to buy a property due it's history, location, Spanish culture and amenities.
Kitchen: New, fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle and juicer.
Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Ipod / iphone music dock.
Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40 inch wall mounted TV with access to UK TV, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, BT Sports and Netflix. Unlimited Wifi. 2 large sofas, one of which is a double pull out sofa bed and a foot stool.
Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer and all cleaning essentials provided. Other useful items including pushchair, beach equipment (inflatables, parasol) etc.
Bedroom 1 with double bed, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, large balcony with table and chairs overlooking the mountain views.
Bedroom 2 with double bed, ceiling fan, plenty of furniture and wardrobe. Views to the front of the house.
Bedroom 3 with single bed (travel cot / child's sleeping bars are also available) and ceiling fan.
En-suite bathroom from Bedroom 1 with walk in power shower and hair dryer.
Double sofa bed in lounge that can sleep an additional 2 people.
Bathrooms: Bathroom 1 with full size bath and shower over.
Other: Travel cot, high chair, child's bed guard, boxes of toys, beach toys and children's books. House well stocked for toddlers and children as we have 2 young boys ourselves.
Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen provided. Extra maid services can be arranged if required - call Nanci to arrange.
A welcome pack containing essential food and household items is provided to all our guests in case you arrive late and miss the supermarket.
Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove, garden, oven, fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine /ironing board, Internet WIFI, TV, room fans, ceiling fans, travel cot, high chair, 2 brick barbecue areas, private plunge pool (for sole use of guests), balcony, large roof terrace, back terrace area, outdoor seating, 2 double hammocks, sun loungers.
Suitability: all children very welcome.
Location Type: mountain town.
Large roof terrace with covered area and outdoor kitchen. 2 double hammocks, traditional brick BBQ and variety of garden furniture, cooking area and fridge freezer. Fabulous mountain and valley views.
Large balcony off the master bedroom with outside seating and table. Stunning views over the town and mountains.
Private back patio area with outside seating area, 2 sun loungers, brick barbecue, under cover seating area for outdoor eating. There is also a large plunge pool (not heated and is suitable for use May - Oct).
The nearest beaches to Alora are Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos all of which take 30 mins by car and 35 mins by train. Torremolinos is perfect for kids as you can park on the main promenade at no charge. Marbella and Puerto Banus beaches are also great but parking is typically 10 euros for the day in the main underground car parks and take approx 40 mins to get to. If you fancy going further afield, the infamous Trocadero beach in Marbella is within a 45-50 minute drive and has a beautiful restaurant/bar, kids club, climbing frame, free parking and toilet/shower facilities - perfect for enjoying the beach in luxury!
Cycling: Perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Bikes can be hired from Malaga or there is a fantastically stocked bike shop in Alora, which is just a 5 minute walk away from the house. It has bikes for hire and they also do repairs etc. English speaking, they are a fountain of knowledge and can suggest some great cycle routes in the area. Most of our guests take advantage of the scenic route up to the El Chorro lakes, where the finish of the La Vuelta race in August 2015 was. The race actually went through Alora and ended up at El Chorro and so this route is particularly well suited for those cycling enthusiasts.
There are some fabulous golf courses nearby – Lauro Golf, a 27 hole golf course and Alhaurin Gold, a 36 hole golf course are both 30 mins drive away.
2 hours drive from the skiing resort of Sierra Nevada. Granada is also worth a stop over.
Malaga Airport is 30-35 minute drive or 45 mins by train. Car hire is not essential as Alora has a very good train and bus service. Although we now always hire a small car as there are so many places to visit locally. Go to our website for further information on local activities and more pictures of the house.
Airport collection is also available upon request and provides a seamless transition from the airport to your accommodation. Jerry & Viv (our parents) will pick you up for 60 euros, whatever the time.
El Chorro and the lakes - 25 mins
Malaga airport - 30-35 mins
Malaga City - 35 mins
Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos beaches - 30 mins
Marbella - 45 mins
Trocadero beach, Marbella - 45- 50 mins
Puerto Banus - 45 mins
Gibraltar - 2 hrs
Sierra Nevada - 2 hrs
Nerja - 1 hr 10 mins
Alora has a large fully stocked supermarket, a modern sports and leisure complex and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool which is open throughout the summer months (June, July, August and the first week in September).
There is also a great pool/bar/restaurant (El Mirador) in the barriada (5 minute drive away) which serves delicious paella, has a fantastic pool area with superb views of Alora and the surrounding El Hacho hills.
Out of these months there is an indoor swimming pool which has been recently refurbished in Pizzarra a nearby town (10 mins drive).
Unlimited Wifi is provided to help keep in touch with the world and to avoid costly data charges on your smartphones. The Wifi WEP key is underneath the router in the front room for easy connection to all devices that you bring and is signposted on table under TV.