About the property
- Villa5112 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
6 bedrooms (5 ensuite) - 1 with disabled facilities and 6 bathrooms / toilets
The villa at Alcaucin: set in the rolling landscape of the Andalucian hills, within easy reach of the sparkling city of Malaga and the beaches of the Costa del Sol, the villa at Alcaucin is the perfect base for your holiday. Email us for enquires and our website. Whether you want to take your extended family for a bit of fun in the sun or need a spell of rest and recuperation, the villa has a wonderful swimming pool (one of the largest in the area) surrounded by tile and stone, Spanish style, and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The large, relaxing living room is equipped with a wide screen TV, DVD player and satellite, there’s a well equipped kitchen and dining room if you fancy cooking - with a BBQ located near the kitchen, and with 5 ensuite bedrooms and one additional bedroom not en suite, there’s plenty of room to spread out. So, is it a glass of wine by the pool, or a night out sampling local restaurants and bars. We are now more eco friendly with solar panels providing ample hot water.
Celebrity approval: The villa has been built with a great deal of love and care. Every detail has been designed from scratch and the early photographs show a bare plot of land where we literally built from the ground up-wards.
We hope you'll respect that the villa is a no smoking premises. The pool is the largest private pool in the area and has been designed for exercise swimming as well as recreation. Many celebrity's and professional people have already stayed in the villa and the villa is known locally as 'Villa Grande' - 'The Grand Villa'. There is great privacy!
Amenities: The largest indoor shopping Mall in Southern Spain is only 15 minutes drive away. So, as well as great local shopping, guests can avail themselves of great designer shopping. The mall has one of the largest supermarkets(amazing fish counter) in the area.
The nearest beaches are only 20 minutes drive away. The nearest aqua park is close to the shopping mall. A terrific 18 hole golf course is 20 minutes drive away.
Close by: A drive through the mountains is well worth while and within 90 minutes you can find yourself in the historic and sparkling city of Granada. A further 20 minutes drive and you have the fantastic Ski resort of Sierra Nevada. Many locals make the trip up there for some great 'sunshine' skiing.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 1, 2018
About Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith and family live close to the Campsie Fells in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Graeme Smith purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Graeme Smith chose Alcaucín
We fell in love with the area and wanted to be close to the spectacular Sierra Tejeda Natural Park. We bought the land in 2002 and then designed and built the villa from the ground up. It is spacious but unpretentious. We are very proud of our large selection of fruit trees.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the quiet, rural nature of the villa. The lovely quiet evenings often under clear sky. Sun during the day and stars at night. We like to walk into the village enjoying Vino and Tapas in very local Spanish bars taking in the stunning views.
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Fantastic Xmas 2017 stay
We have stayed at this splendid villa before but never at Christmas and New year. It was great and we were pleasantly surprised and how many sunny days we had. Nighttime can be cool but there is a wonderful Spanish style open fire which is really cosy - and heats the whole villa if needed.
The sheer size of the villa and the grounds is impressive. Its always possible to find a quiet moment somewhere either in the villa or garden. The rooms are large and spacious and even with a full house it never feels cramped.
The main road finishes in the village of Alcaucin so no car noise and the villa is beautifully quiet - especially at night. Its easy driving here with very little traffic. Being next to the national park the air quality is exceptional which is very appealing as we love a healthy lifestyle.
There is a great circular walk that brings you back to the villa in about 45 mins - the views and air are great. The walk will certainly get your heart pumping.
The villa has a great internet connection and a huge flat screen TV.
At night standing on the balcony or patio with the lights off the night time vista of stars on a clear night is awesome.
If you are looking for night life, loud music and the bright lights the villa may not be your best choice. This is very much the real Andalusian Spain and within very easy reach of Malaga airport. A hire car is a must.
We are delighted you enjoyed your Festive season visit to our villa. Its surprising how pleasant the temperatures can be in Andalusia at this time of the year. Lots of Sun too. Hopefully you will visit again soon.
The villa was fantastic, very spacious, clean and well equipped.
The villa was excellent. It was clean, spacious and well equipped. The pool was a very good size and the kids loved it. The location was really good and the views were spectacular.
The village of Alcaucin is really authentic.
Overall a very relaxing holiday. I would recommend to anyone who wants a really relaxing holiday.
Not an area of Spain that we'd been to before, and a bit of a hidden gem. Alcaucin is a small and picturesque hilltop village with a decent selection of bars and restaurants. Perfect for a wander in the evening for a bite to eat etc.
The villa is set slightly down the hill from the village, meaning a bit of a steepish 10/15 min walk up to the village, but with the resultant benefit of a downhill return home in the evening. There is a small car park at the end of the village for those not wanting to walk.
The villa itself and its setting are superb, a great vista from the patio of the surrounding hills and the valley. Olive who takes care of the villa was very friendly and welcoming, and is a mine of information regarding the village and local area.
The accommodation is spacious and well finished. We were a party of 11 (6 adults & 5 children), and at no time felt like we were on top of each other..
The pool is large, and was a welcome relief when the temperature started soaring in the early afternoon. All bedrooms had A/C which was a blessing on a couple of very warm nights.
There are plenty of poolside sun beds and tables and chairs dotted about the patio area. The shaded wooden veranda beside the pool was a lovely spot to laze and soak in the views.
The outdoor BBQ worked well and is conveniently located close to the kitchen.
All in all a marvellous location and a great holiday retreat. Many thanks to Catherine and Graeme for a friendly, very efficient rental booking. Would highly recommend.
We are so glad you enjoyed our villa. It always makes us very happy when guests make the most of the property and the location. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Have a great summer. Catherine and Graeme
Amazing stay in a beautiful town & beautiful villa
Like many of the reviews on here mention, this is a truly beautiful villa set away in the Andalucian hills which offers great views and sunsets over the hills. The villa is laid out in spacious grounds and is very well presented - it's nicely decorated inside & out and comes with everything you need for a great stay. We loved the outdoor BBQ and easy access to the kitchen. The neighbour Olive who maintains the villa while the owners are away is great, she's incredibly helpful and friendly, but also does a great job cleaning and preparing the villa for guests. The pool is a nice size and very well maintained (Antonio cleaned it twice in a week), there's also plenty of inflatables to keep the kids (and adults) happy. It's a short drive to Nerja if you want the beach or Frigiliana for a day trip, it also passes the big supermarket on the way back if you need to stock up for the evening. The town itself is beautiful, a short walk helps work off the calories, then there's plenty of bars to enjoy a drink (€1 wine, €2 big beer) to put them back on. Sadly Carlos from el Rancho was away on his holidays so this place was closed, but it's just a reason for us to come back! We would absolutely recommend staying here and will be recommending to our friends/family who want a totally relaxing break. Although we were a fairly small group this place could handle 12 people + and still not feel squashed, there's so much space.
So glad you enjoyed our villa. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back.
3rd visit - will be back for 4th!!
Great place at the road end and delightful Spanish village of Alcaucin, and then the start of the national park. Magnificent house with a large pool boasting 360deg open views which change colour until the sun sets.
This was my third visit, could only manage Monday to Friday but felt like longer due to the relaxed pace. Visited a couple of the local restaurants and bars, and excursions to mountain villages and beach at Velez Malaga.
Highly recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed.
It always pleases us the amount of guests who return again and again. A sign they love the villa as much as we do.
Wonderful Villa in Wonderful Location!!
This was our second visit to this superb villa in a magical location! Views are incredible with stunning sunsets!! Pool area is well equipped with comfortable loungers and tables and chair to allow and view of the 360 degree panorama.
There is a fantastic area for outside dining and a large barbeque which makes for great al fresco evenings. Alcaucin is a very nice little typical village with a couple of nice restaurants and bars if you can tear yourself away from the villa.
Could not recommend enough and would recommend anyone to enjoy this stunning villa and location.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience. We are always grateful when guests love the villa and share their feelings about their visit.
The villa is 11 years old and has been built in a Nature Reserve near the village of Alcaucin. The fact that the road stops at the village is one of the reasons why your visit will be so peaceful and relaxing. No traffic noise. The village is a couple of minutes by car and ten minutes walking - uphill to get there - great coming back down!! There are 8 restaurants and bars in the beautiful Andalucian village of Alcaucin - and many, many others locally. See
Other Activities: relaxing
Antequera golf course is Situated in the Cerros de Granada 650 meters above sea Level in the spectacular natural park Torcal , the monumental center of Antequera The course is 6600 yards , par 72, 18 holes.
Granada Club de Golf is 8 km from the city center, in the area known as Las Gabias. Magnificent views of Sierra Nevada and the city of Granada, near Granada airport and 50 km from the coast.
Anoreta golf course is a good challenge for all players whatever level. With a pleasant design surrounded by trees and water that enhance the natural beauty. The 7th hole with it's sea views and the 17th par 3 surrounded by a large lake and spectacular green. It is 6016 meters long.
La Dama De Noche golf course, the most original course on the Costa del Sol, it can almost be considered a links as it runs along both sides of the river floodlit throughout allowing night games.
Ski: Sierra Nevada ski resort is 2 hours drive away. Through beautiful Spanish countryside and then Granda city.
Additional pricing information
Long term rentals are anything over 4 weeks. Terms for long term rental negotiable. Bookings for 2 weeks and over in July/August enjoy £100 discount. The villa is available from 3.00pm on your arrival day. We ask that you vacate the villa by 10.00am on your last day, to allow time for the villa to be cleaned and ready for the next guests