|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
From a distance, it is a typical pueblo blanco; a whitewashed village nestled between three rocky spurs topped by the ruins of a magnificent castle which has an interesting history.
Alora's castle was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule. In the 5th century the castle was virtually destroyed by the Visigoths, only to be rebuilt under the Moors; remnants of this era still remain, namely the decorative steel door and the traditional Arab mirador.
From the square, climb to the castle on foot, or go by car, to the cemetery from where you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Guadalhorce river basin. Among the tombs there is a small Gothic chapel. Monday is market day when the village becomes a lively mass of stallholders and shoppers. Alora's economy is based on agriculture, in particular the cultivation of tropical fruits, olives and grape vines.
The cuisine of Alora uses the traditional Mediterranean ingredients of olives, almonds and citrus fruits.
There are some delicious local dishes, including sopa porota, based on a garlic broth with croutons and a revuelta of scrambled eggs with spring onions and vegetables.
Castanets are just one of the hand-crafted items that are made in Alora and are one of the most typical instruments used for the traditional dance of the verdiales.
Alora's main fiesta is the flamenco festival which is held annually in June. Another popular traditional event is the Romería de la Virgen de las Flores which takes place in the middle of September and is one of the best places to enjoy, first-hand, the traditional verdiales.
6 persons / 5 Rooms / 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
The farm is an Andalucian cortijo in a lovely peaceful position with views of the mountains and the valley. Surrounded by olive and fruit trees, in typical Andalucian countryside.
It is an ecological farm with an organic vegetable patch, solar panels, water butts etc.
House on 2 levels, spacious, partly with sloping ceilings, fully renovated in 2008, stylish and romantic furnishings:
Living room with open fireplace and satellite-TV. Exit to the patio.
1 double bedroom with 1 double bed, bath/shower/WC and TV. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, freezer) with dining table. Heating, air-conditioning.
Lounge with open fireplace, library, electric heating and air-conditioning. Exit to the terrace.
1 double bedroom with 1 double bed, bath/shower/WC, TV, DVD, electric heating and air-conditioning. Exit to the terrace.
1 room with 2 beds, bath/shower/WC, TV, DVD, electric heating and air-conditioning. Exit to the terrace.
Facilities: washing machine. Reserved parking.
Swimming Pool (Private pool)
Distance to sea: 60 km
Guests are part of the project and are invited to live in the style of the house. There are 5 hectares of olive groves and 1 hectare of fruit trees, a large vegetable patch and a herb garden, giving fruit and vegetables that can be purchased directly. There are different animals such as sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits.
There is a sauna, tennis court, table tennis, bikes, petanque and archery target.
The keyholder can arrange trips to the El Chorro reservoir, the Sierra de la Nieves, El Torcal, horseriding, donky rides, wolf tracking, visits to the Ardales caves and many more.
Rustic, comfortable large working farm, 2 storeys, renovated in 2008. 8 km from the centre of Alora, 60 km from the centre of Malaga, in a secluded, quiet, sunny position, 60 km from the sea, in the countryside.
Private: natural state grounds 6 ha, garden, swimming pool (10 x 5 m, 01.01.-31.12.). Outside shower, pool house with fridge and hot plates. Tennis, table tennis, boules, garden furniture, barbecue.
In the house: sauna, massage (extra). Table-tennis, washing machine, bicycles available. Room cleaning daily on request (extra). House maid on request (extra). Cook on request (extra). Bread roll service, Motor access (500 m via unmade road). Parking (for 4 cars).
Hop 5 km,
Restaurant 2 km,
Bar 2 km,
Railway station Las Mellizas 2 km,
Sandy beach 57 km,
Bathing lake 20 km.
Additional electricity charges according to use, approx. 0.45 Euros/Kw
Exclusive of local charges:
Breakage deposit in cash: Payable in resort fixed price EUR 250
Please note there may be additional charges payable on arrival for the supply of bed linen, bathroom towels and the final cleaning of the property. You will be advised of these costs once your reservation is confirmed and prior to your arrival at your destination.
*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.