Our 4 bedroom ground floor apartment is located at the residential west end of Alhaurin el Grande,a bustling Andalucian town of 20,000 'Alhaurinos'.The town is only 25 minutes by car from both Malaga airport and the Costa del sol coastline.Just inland of the town is the Sierra de Nieves a national park,very popular for walking,and hiking .The town has upwards of 40 restaurants,many cooking authentic local produce. The town boasts many sports facilities including a year round covered swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches and basketball. The town is only 10 Km away from the pretty town of Mijas which also has the nicest outdoor swimming pool and restaurant in the area.The apartment has 2 terraces, one covered by vines in the summer months and one above in the sun. Both have stunning views over an orange grove to the sierra beyond. In the summer months the lower terrace is the scent of jasmine plants.The local town'feria' is over 5 days and the last weekend in May
Location: Alhaurin el Grande is 25 minutes drive from Malaga airport near the Sierra de Nieves National Park. The ground floor apartment is situated in a residential area of the town. At our end of town we have a village within a town right on our doorstep.There are a small selection of shops , two mini markets a fish shop, a bakery, a video library and a good restaurant with tapas bar and formal restaurant within two minutes walk. The busy area of town which has a large variety of shops, tapas bars and restaurants is approx 900metres from the apartment. Beyond that is the new covered municipal swimming pool and tennis courts. There are several taxi companies in the town and parking is always available at, or very close to the apartment. We can e-mail you a detailed restaurant guide, listing some of our favorite restaurants in the town
Local Attractions: The coast is roughly a 25 minute drive from the apartment. The pretty tourist village of Mijas is 10 km away and also contains a superb public outdoor pool. The cultural cities of Ronda, Granada and Antequera are within easy reach by car. There are golf courses (Lauro Golf and Alhaurin Golf) at either end of the town. Mijas Golf is 20 minutes away by car. The area is very popular with walkers as there are a number of National Parks within a short drive. The lakes at Ardales Park are well worth a visit as is the Chorro Gorge and the Limestone ridge at Torcal. In keeping with all Andalusian towns there are many festivals and fiestas (highlights being the annual town festival 'feria' at the end of May and the Easter week 'Semana Santa'). There are jazz and flamenco festivals on during the month of June.The town boasts over 20 restaurants many of them serving fresh fish and shellfish from nearby Malaga (our personal favourite is restaurant Sardina, a fifteen minute walk from the flat.).
Facilities:As we realise how popular it is, we have fitted wi fi to the apartment. We have negotiated a rate of 35 Euros, single,with a reputable local taxi company from and to Malaga airport for a maximum of 4 people with luggage.This reputable firm have an e-mail address and therefore we can book your taxi in advance. The apartment has two terraces overlooking an orange grove. The lower one has vines over the canopy above,a lemon tree, bouganvilia and two wonderful scented jasmine plants. We have a barbecue unit and JVC stereo system. The living room has a 21' television with combined DVD and VCR below.We have an automatic washing machine and combined microwave/ grill. At the end of our street is a shop which, at the weekend ,sells spit roasted herb filled chickens.The area enjoys a fantastic 320 days of sunshine a year but in the unlikely event of colder weather, we have just introduced a Hi-fi lounge off the lower terrace with a real wood fire. This is a lovely room to relax in. In the evening, pick a lemon from our lemon tree to add to your g+t or cocktail as you sit on our vine covered terrace enjoying the finca and mountain views.The two terraces are a very tranquil place to be in the evening when the scent of the jasmine is at its height. Alternatively, as the heat of the day receeds, go to our local tennis courts and enjoy a game of tennis or a swim in the adjacent covered pool. By popular demand we have installed a Samsung wall mounted air conditioning unit in the lounge