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Lovely Andalucian Townhouse In Villananueva De Tapia

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Just off the main square sits this jewel of a town house with private swimming pool. Step through the massive wooden doors and you will find a cool, comfortable and spacious interior.. Recently renovated in traditional Andalucian style on three floors yet having every modern convenience. The sunny, furnished pool area is a real suntrap and there is a lovely shaded 'chill' out area at the end of the enclosed rear garden, the ideal spot for taking a well earned siesta during the hottest part of the day. The property is situated at the very centre of this attractive white 'pueblo' of the Antequera region. Step outside and shops, markets, banks and bars are a short stroll away. Long hot summer nights bring the local community out on the streets creating a lively family atmosphere particularly at fiesta time.


Owner
Nigel Watt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Nigel Watt

Born in Manchester England in 1955. Now a retired ex company director living in East Yorkshire and the Peak District.

Nigel Watt purchased this house in 2006

Why Nigel Watt chose Antequera (Costa del Sol)

I bought this property in 2006 as a renovation project as I love inland Andalusia. Villanueva de Tapia is a typical Andalusian pueblo close to the excellent motorway system providing easy access to some of the most beautiful and historic cities in Spain. The house itself was in a very sad condition which I have attempted to renovate in a sympathetic Andalusian style with hints of the areas Moorish heritage.

What makes this house unique

What struck me about this house was the amount of land at the back which is most unusual to find in a house of this type and position. The views to the rear are outstanding as was the layout and potential of the building itself. Its proximity to all facilities was and is an added factor.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villanueva de Tapia in Nororma

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1st Floor - Toilet , Highchair stored here
    En-suite 2nd floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hairdryer and towels
    Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hairdryer and towels
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 ground floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 ground floor - 2 Single Bed
    Master bedroom 2nd floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed is double
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning, DVD player/TV and fitted wardrobes. Master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Reviews

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Lovely Andalucian Townhouse In Villananueva De Tapia
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
5

Fantastic house, lovely pool, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Spacious and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable. Pool and garden were relaxing and well maintained and the barbeque area was the icing on the cake. Pepi, who manages the property, was friendly and helpful. The bar next door didn't bother us at all. Whilst you could hear a bit of noise in the evening, for us it gave the village a sense of life and community. It also serves great food and drinks at very reasonable prices and we found the locals charming. Overall a real gem and we would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Andalucia Adventure

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house. It is centrally located in Andalucía so you can access Seville, Cordoba and Granada with a 1:30 to 2 hour drive. The kitchen was well stocked with staples so all you need to worry about is the food you want to prepare. Their are 3 local bars on the street that are a lot of fun to meet the people of the town. Would go again in a heartbeat. Thank you Nigel

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic townhouse, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

Nigel's Townhouse is near the borders of the areas of Malaga, Granada and Cordoba, in the heart of the olive production that dominates the surrounding hills. The setting is village more than town, in a good way, typically tranquil - although our stay coincided with a 3 evening festival of traditional song and poetry which filled the street outside with happy locals. The village is big enough to have general stores that was very friendly as well as pizza, bar etc. Just beyond the village many dusty tracks lead into the olive trees, many officially for walking/hiking for anyone who can take the heat or is investigating in cooler months.

We wanted to give our children a snapshot of real Spain, without everything automatically translated into English and during our 10 day stay at the villa we enjoyed the local flavour, the nearby lake - diving from a pedallo into the clean cool waters - and also went cultural in visits to Granada and Malaga central. We also hiked in El Torcal, 50 mins away in the car and a spectacle that was quite breathtaking. Antequera, near to El Torcal was also well worth a visit. Of course the seaside is also quite accessible, and we did a day at a water park - though we preferred the gentle buzz of the beach at the lake just 15 mins away by car.

As to the Townhouse itself if was as pictured, stylish, well furnished, comfortable beds, very well functioning galley kitchen, more than enough bathrooms, good showers, plenty of towels, sunbeds for the pool, BBQ, good Wifi... we have nothing other than praise for it, for Nigel, and for his local help in the shape of Pepi.

From booking through to departure we felt like everything had been thought through carefully for our benefit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Spanish townhouse in a very Spanish village

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse, village and area were all beautiful and the weather amazing. While being in the heart of the village took me a few days to get used to, once settled we felt very relaxed, chilled and part of village life. Eating out with the locals in the evenings and exploring nearby Iznajar and it's amazing lake, was a wonderful experience. The views in the morning from the balcony were fantastic. We will certainly visit the area again and would certainly stay in the townhouse.

It can be a little noisy in the mornings and evenings but that's just part of village life and we embraced it - wonderful week! Thanks Nigel 👍☀️🕶🍷😎

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house for relaxing family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable spacious house with lovely pool in garden. Located in centre of traditional non-touristy village.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely village house with great pool

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 7 day stay at this lovely village house. The house and most notably the pool area was really well-maintained, and everything worked - it sounds a pretty basic requirement, but it's such a delight in a rented house when absolutely everything does work. Staying in mid-August, we can vouch that the aircon is very effective in the bedrooms, and the airflow in the other parts of the house ensures it's comfortable enough. We were slightly surprised at how small a village it is (compared with other Andalucian villages we have stayed in), and the food shops, consisting of one small general store and two greengrocers and a butchers, seemed to have very limited opening hours that we struggled with throughout, especially as we arrived on a Saturday evening. But the smallness of Villanueva de Tapia is part of the charm, and supermarkets are only a 15 minute drive away. There are also 4 small bars almost adjacent to the property, with tables in the street which from 8am (in August) are populated almost entirely by old men chatting loudly, and then from 8pm until 2am they are joined by families of all ages, eating and drinking and chatting even more loudly. It's all very jolly and friendly and full of local colour and atmosphere, and one can join in or else close the windows and shutters to effectively seal off most of the noise. A great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Mosque of Córdoba
Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs
Alhambra
Torcal de Antequera
Seville
Seville Cathedral
Museo Picasso Málaga
Granada
Antequera
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Bar Buheo
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Antequera Golf Antequera
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A-92M
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Hotel Rural La Paloma (tapas bars in village)
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Valdearanas on Lake Iznajar
Car: necessary

Villanueva de Tapia is a small village of 1700 inhabitants situated just off the A333. It is typical of the white villages of the Antequera region of Spain. It can be reached via an easy 1hr drive from Malaga airport passing through rolling hills studded with olive groves and cereal fields. The village is quintissentially Spanish and moves to the ryhthms of rural working life. In the village itself can be found banks, grocery stores, pharmacy, butchers, general store and fruit market. There are a number of local bars serving tapas and typical Spanish fare. Nearby lie the towns of Archidona and the hilltown of Iznajar overlooking its manmade lake. The fascinating and historical cities of Granada, Malaga, Cordoba and Seville all can be reached on an easy day trip via the extensive motorway system.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villanueva de Tapia, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Shoulder Season
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£770
£3,410
 
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
£2,170
 
 
Shoulder Season
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£770
£3,410
 
 
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£580
for 4 nights
From
£145
£1,015
£4,495
 
 
Shoulder Season
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£770
£3,410
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 24 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
£2,170
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£770
£2,170
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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