|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Outstanding conversion of a traditional Andalucian Cortijo / Finca with fabulous views to Alora´s ancient Moorish castle. Close to local shops, bars & restaurants. Easy access to Alora train station with direct line to Malaga and onto the Costa Del Sol beaches & links north to Seville, Madrid and Barcelona. Stunningly converted to delight anyone choosing to holiday here. 5 bedrooms, one with luxury en suite facilities including a body turbo shower system. Very spacious living room, 42' LCD TV & UKTV, 2 receptions, massive dining hall, fully fitted kitchen, three bathrooms. The property has an abundance of charming traditional features, such as exposed brickwork, original exposed beam ceilings and rustic furniture. Outside there is an extremely spacious terrace, fabulous 9 x 5 swimming pool, covered pergola, sun lounger’s, dining table and chairs and a very large fully enclosed garden area with its own lemon grove. The ideal self catering family summer holiday villa.
The villa is only a short distance by car or train from El Chorro where you can visit the world famous Camino Del Rey, Caminito Del Ray - The Kings Walk - a spectacular open walkway throught eh El Chorro Gorge. The train station is under 5 minutes from the villa.
Explore: Explore the stunning Andalucian countryside or visit some of the other nearby whitewashed villages and hill towns offering a wealth of excellent restaurants, bars and shops. Take a trip to the new Casabermeja Spa offering therapeutic treatments and spa facilities. Why not visit the nearby wolf park - it really is amazing !! The El Chorro Gorge and El Torcal National Park can be reached in 10-15mins by car. There is also the local train station offering a direct service to El Chorro or into Malaga. Take a trip to nearby Marbella and the world famous cosmopolitan capital of chic - Puerto Banus. There are numerous beaches in this area including a nudist beach at Cabopino...if you dare! You can also take part in various water sports such as waterskiing, paragliding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, deep sea fishing and speed boating. If this seems like too much hassle to you, then why not relax on the terrace or sip a cool refreshing drink by the pool and gaze over the Andalucian countryside.
Relax: Sip a drink whilst reclining on your sun lounger and looking out at the stunning Andalucian countryside. Not thirsty, then how about lying in the shade under the Moroccan style pergola. Feeling hot ? .. simply slip into the beautiful cool water of your luxury private pool and relax whilst looking upwards towards that perfectly clear blue sky. This is not a dream, its you, enjoying yourself at Cortijo El Puente. You can choose whatever you want to do, whether it's relaxing around the villa, sunbathing next to stunning pool area, wandering round your own lemon grove or venturing deep into the heart of the Andalucian countryside and maybe chatting to the locals. This traditional part of Spain is full of charm and you will be welcomed with a smile from the locals. It's your holiday...make the most of it. With a fanastic swimming pool, 5 bedrooms, great location in the Costa Del Sol, this is the ideal villa for that special family holiday or for a 'get away from it all' break.
Out and About : Within easy reach is Malaga with its newly opened Picasso exhibition as well as excellent shopping, tapas bars and restaurants. Granada is 90 mins away with its unique Alhambra, Rhonda (60 mins), Cordoba, famous for its Mosque and Seville with its stunning old town (2 hours) are all worth visiting along with El Torcal, prehistoric landscape Antequera (40 mins)
Local outdoor activities include hill walking, bird watching, mountain biking, quad biking, and horse riding. The villa is the perfect base for touring the very best of Andalucia and for visiting the many excellent restaurants in the surrounding area and the beautiful lakes of El Chorro are just a short drive away or 7 minutes by train. We are approximately 30 minutes from Malaga airport and the Costa del Sol beaches or the cosmopolitan city of Malaga.
We are also just 20 minutes from the famous beautiful natural park.
Took the opportunity to have a few days away pre xmas and new year and this was just the ticket. Quiet, relaxing area in a gorgeous villa and pool.
Spent days picking lemons off the lemon trees !! and watching TV. Occasionaly logged onto emails with the free WiFi. Everyone should do somehting like this once a year. It was bliss.
Having just returned from our gorgeous holiday villa, its only right that we should let everyone know what a fantastic place it is. Sometimes pictures do not do villas justice and this is most certainly true of this villa. The decor really is great - we found it to be rustic but very tastefully done - with some lovely features and touches that made you go "Awww".
February weather was okay, but most definitely better than back in the UK so we cant really complain. The local village may not be to everyones taste as its more traditionally Spanish thatn a lot of the other tourist places on the coast, but if you want a bit of laid back traditional Spanish life, then this is the sort of place for you. One of the things we really liked is that there were lots of places to go and eat, all within a 5 to 10 minute walk. No high street chain stuff here, just good old tasty local food, whihc may not be to everyones taste, but then why come to a lovely village like this if all you want is fast food and traditional british grub.
Unfortunately the weather wasnt warm enough for us to enjoy the pool, but we more than made up for that by lying round it in the sun..
To sum it all up... gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous
Getting a break in January was a godsend and this was an ideal place to visit for a bit of peace and quiet.
The house was fabulous and very well fitted out. There was nothing more we could have wished for.....
If you ever visit here, you will be spoilt for choice with local restaurants and tapas bars. We had at least 8 places all within 5 minute walk and the prices were so good, we only ate in the vial once during our stay.
Hopefully we will be back again later in the year and have another great break.
Thanks to Ray and Terry for their attentive service and help during our stay. Nothing was too much bother and they definitely aided us during the holiday.
Weather was glorious for this time of year - which is always a plus - the villa was superb with everything we needed already there.... All we had to do was bring in more food and drink.
The kids splashed about in the pool whilst we lay in the sun, safe in the knowledge that we could see them and that it was a private pool inside a large fully fenced garden / finca. You probably couldn't imagine w better place to have a family holiday if you tried.
Looking forward to coming back again next year.......
Went for a getaway with friends and this is just what we needed. Chilled out, great weather, sunny skies and plenty of lazing around.
None of us wanted to drive , so we got the train from the airport then on to Alora. Really simple and easy to do. Walk to villa from station is 10 to 15 minutes depending on how quickly you go. Wouldnt receommend doing the walk in the middle of summer if you have large suitcases. Best to get a taxi. Its not far, but I think the heat would be too much personally in the height of summer.
We had plenty of places to go to during the saty and as the prices were very reasonable, we didnt eat i once. Howver the kitchen had lots of space and all the appliances you could need. All we used was the kettle, microwave and fridge / freezer.......
Comfortable villa with satellite tv and all UK channels plus wifi - great to keep in touch with the office if you want to ( we didnt !)
If you go, I'd recommend the wolf park and go to the cost one day to have look around before coming back to the peaceful village of Alora
Just a short note to say what a great time we had. Weather was fantastic for February and the house was just amazing. All of us thouroughly enjoyed ourselves and the house is much bigger than it appears in the advert, so we were all delighted. Only comment would be that one of the bedrooms is fine for 2 children under 14 or so, therefore making the maximum capacity 8 adults and 2 children. I think the owner says this anyway, but just incase anyone wants it for 10 adults, its probably not going to take that many.
We had fabulous local food at Manhattan and a grat breakfast cooked by Lynne at Harveys / Jacks Tavern. Everyone liked bar DKnas in Alora - superb tapas and atmosphere.
All in all a wonderful holiday in a fantastic house in a stunning location. What more can I say !!
Having stayed in many villas over the past 20 years or so, I think I am able to see the wood from the trees and deliver an accurate assesment of any property I stay at !!
Well, this villa does exactly what it says on the tin....... It is a gorgeous old Spanish Cortijo - meaning a large majestic farmhouse type property - which has been renovated to an excellent standard and is located very close to the town, so those of you who are a bit daunted by driving on foreign roads need no worry, as you can walk to most places very quickly, or hop on the local bus if you want to go "up the hill" into the old town - note ** go into Alora, it is gorgeous**
Everything in the villa was to a good standard, my only small niggle ( it didnt affect me, but may do others) is that the villa could do with another air conditioning unit in the second or third bedroom. Again, this is my own opinion,as I found the temperature cool enough due to the very very think original stone walls.
When people go on holiday, it is easy to blame the small things and say these ruined their holiday, but as far as I am concerned, this villa was great value for money and its location could not be beaten. We were almost tempted by one or two other villas which looked as if they had magnificent views, but were " a few kilometers up a track" I am so glad we didnt take one of them, as this few kilometeres was a very scary road, and not for the fainthearted.
All in all a great place for a family or group of friends to visit. I will be back.........
Alora is a stunning white village around 25 min drive from Malaga airport in the Costa Del Sol. It is set near the El Chorro Gorge with its fantastic mountain range and only 10 mins drive from some of the best walking, climbing and outdoor activities that Andalucia has to offer.
The village itself has a quaint mixture of traditional Andalucian life plus some recently opened modern and cosmopolitan tapas and wine bars. There is a true laid back way of life in the town and you are always welcomed with a smile from the friendly locals. This piece of paradise is well served with low cost regular flights to Malaga Airport and from the villa you will be ideally placed to explore the true beauty of traditional Spain as well as mingle with other sun seekers on the coast if you wish to take a day out at the beach. Visit the true Spain and find Villages where time seems to have stood still. This is a great location for a family summer holiday with 5 bedrooms and a magnificent swimming pool.
Golf: Golf is available nearby at Alhaurin, which has 2 courses, or if you travel slightly further to the coast, there are many many more courses to choose from.
There are a number of Golf Clubs around the area. Listed below are only a few that are available.
Alhaurin Golf, Alhaurin El Grande - 20 minutes
Parador Malaga de Golf - 30 minutes
Both excellent quality, demanding golf courses.
In addition El Candado, Malaga -30 minutes
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£350|
Prices per week in UK pounds. Free welcome pack includes, wine, beer, washing liquid, dishwasher tabs, milk, bread, cheese, tea, coffee and sugar. We accept no liability for travel cancellations, delays, personal injury, theft, loss or conseqential loss of any kind including cancellations made by the owner. Payment by Credit Card / Paypal will incur a surcharge of 3.5%. All bookings subject to t&c's, available on request. E&OE. Prices are for a maximum of 8 people. For 10 people, add £100gbp.