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Spacious Country House with Private Pool & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms with air con. Five bathrooms. Countryside luxury in old Andalucia

Loma La Parra is situated at the heart of Andalucia's most beautiful areas of mountains and lakes and set in several thousand square meters of private land, between two protected areas of extraordinary natural beauty, El Chorro and El Torcal and just 30 minutes from the famous, spectacular walkway, "el caminito del rey" or Kings Walk. Local activities include, horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, walking, water sports on the lakes, arial sports, sightseeing and shopping and golfing in nearby Antequera. Within easy reach are Malaga, Granada (the Alhambra and snow skiing), Cordoba and Seville, the coast and Gibraltar. Alternatively, just relax, soak up the sun and enjoy your peaceful surroundings; the views, the village life, the house, pool, barbecue and gardens.

Golf: Antequera Golf is 20 kms or half an hour from the villa.

Alhaurin Golf is 30 kms or 40 minutes away.

Both are in the mountains with spectacular scenery.

There are may more courses on the coast one or two hours away.


The Costa del Sol's beaches are 30 miles away which takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. The better areas are Fuengirola and the smaller beaches around Marbella.

A 2 to 3 hour drive will take you to the Atlantic windsurfing beaches around Tarifa.

Skiing: The Province of Granada is home to Andalucia's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and its local ski resort, Sol y Nieve.

There is an excellent, modern, lift network, good access, skiing to 3000 metres, and vertical descents of 1000 metres. Open from Christmas to the end of April, the resort is 2.5 hours from the house.

Further details: Outside.

The private swimming pool measures 11m x 5m. There is an exceptionally spacious, tiled surround for sunbathing, a pergola shade and spectacular views to the mountains.

The nearby summer kitchen and barbecue with stone table and outside seating for 12 guests is the focal point for your outdoor dining.

There is a separate covered terrace with wooden pillars and beams, and a pine table to seat 10, plus a sofa and two armchairs.

Eating Out.

In the village there are many bars and a few restaurants There are supermarkets, a chemist, a doctor, butchers, bakers, take away pizza and roast chicken and a market every Thursday. There are banks with cash machines. Antequera, less than half an hours drive, is a superb shopping center with many restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.

We are registered with the Junta de Andalucia: VTAR/MA/00565

More Details

Colin and Francesca Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Álora in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. 2. bath with shower over plus toilet and basin. 3. bath, walk in shower, plus toilet and basin 4. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. 5. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. All are fully tiled.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The Green Room - 1 Double Bed , En Suite Shower Room
    The Blue Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite Bathroom
    The Tower Room - 1 Double Bed , En suite Bathroom
    Eastend - 2 Single Bed , Adjacent Shower Room
    The Loft - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , En suite Shower Room
  • The green bedroom: Double bed and en suite shower room. The blue bedroom: Double bed and en suite bathroom. The tower bedroom: Double 4 poster with en suite bathroom. The loft bedroom: 1 double and 2 singles with en suite. Eastend bedroom: 2 singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Kitchen: Beautifully tiled with exposed wooden beams and breakfast table, views to the pool and stable door to the terrace. The equipment includes: fridge/freezer, electric oven, four plate ceramic hob, dishwasher, deep fat fryer, coffee maker, mixer, juicer. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, ironing facilities, extra drinks fridge, larder space. Living Rooms: Sitting room with two sofas and two reclining armchairs. The TV receives English freeview channels plus dozens of radio programmes and there is a DVD player. The dining room has a large pine table to seat 10 diners. There are exposed wooden beams and garden views. Other: Summer kitchen and barbecue with stone table in the garden. Covered terrace leading from the lounge and kitchen with sofa and armchairs and pine table to seat 10. Views to the pool and beyond. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: All bed linen towels and pool towels are provided and changed every week. Cleaning midweek and on departure.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Spacious Country House with Private Pool & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Unas vacaciones inolvidables!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Colin and Francisca!!

Hemos pasado unos días maravillosos en Loma La Parra, éramos un grupo muy grande, con varios niños y la distribución de la casa, así como la amplitud de todos los espacios hizo que nuestra estancia fuera perfecta! Disfrutamos mucho de todos los ambientes de la casa, sobre todo los exteriores ya que nos hizo muy buen tiempo, y los niños no perdieron la oportunidad de darse sus primeros chapuzones del año en la piscina!!! Además, los alrededores y el pintoresco pueblo de Valle de Abdalajis fueron buenos aliados para cuando quisimos dar una vuelta! Gracias por manteneros siempre en contacto, resolviendo todas las dudas y peticiones que teníamos, y muy en especial, quiero hacer extensivo este agradecimiento a Mari, encantadora y siempre dispuesta a ayudar, que durante todos los días de nuestra estancia estuvo atenta y localizable! Gracias!!!! Estoy segura que nos volveremos a ver muchas veces más!!! See you very, very soon!!! Regards, Katia

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Estimada Katia y familia, Muchas gracias para tu visita y estamos muy contentos de que Loma la Parra fue adecuada para ti y tu familia y que disfrutasteis de la casa y sus alrededores . Tu comentario es una maravilla y mas gracias todavia para los detalles que has escrito. Hemos pasado tu comentario a Mari, hermana de Francesca, que de verdad, esta siempre dispuesta a ayudar. Por supuesto , con mucho gusto esperamos que vuelvas a quedarte con nosotros .. Un saludo muy cordial, Colin and Francesca.
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beautiful house in rural Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week over Christmas in this house. There were 15 of us from 2 yrs old to 80 and there was something for everyone. The house is in a great location with many good days out close by.

The house has been built and furnished with great care and each of the bedrooms has character and charm. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking equipment and there are two fridges and a laundry room making it very straightforward to cater for large groups.

Colin and Francesca were very thoughtful hosts. They were in touch to ensure we had a perfect stay and on the occasion when we had a small issue they were on hand to help us resolve it.

I would definitely recommend the house for large groups looking for a place to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phillip and Hayley, Thank you very much for your Christmas visit and for your lovely review. We are so pleased your extended family enjoyed their holiday at Loma la Parra and as you so kindly say, the house does work well for large groups and family occasions. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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  • 5 of 5

We truly loved staying at Loma la Parra. The house is spacious and very well equipped. We each had our own bedroom and bathroom, a plus. The kitchen was everything we needed and we were able to do laundry, which is always a plus. But by far the best thing about the house is the patio/terrace and pool area. We sat each night on the terrace and had appetizers and drinks and talked about our day. We spent two pool days just relaxing and decompressing and they were the best!! We loved the town and Colin's recommendation to eat at Nescania turned out to be favorite for us. Colin was very responsive to our communications and so helpful with our planning. The highlight of our trip was the Caminito del Rey and Ardales Lakes, but we also enjoyed El Torcal, Los Arcos, Antequerra, and Ronda. The property is exactly as described and we could not have been happier. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Denise, Jeannie and friends, We were very pleased to welcome your group of very lively ladies from California to Loma la Parra.. It was fun to be in contact with you and we are glad we were able to make a few suggestions although you had just about everything well and truly covered. You got to see many, many places and still found time to enjoy the house and the village, so yes, it sounds like a perfect holiday ! Thank you for spending your holiday at Loma la Parra. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! Wish We can be back there already. Absolute Stunning house with a lovely pool and garden etc. Would recommend to anyone who wants a great holiday. The owner happily helped us with everything we wanted and needed.

Thank you! Really appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam and family, We want to thank you for your visit, your review and your kind words. Colin and Francesca.
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Great house, excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Loma la Parra is a lovely house, it's clean, well maintained, has great country views. The description given by the owners is an accurate and honest overview of the property and it is a great place for a family holiday.

Our family holiday - three genearations, age range from 9 years upwards - in July was superb, the weather was gloriously hot and Loma la Parra's excellent pool and barbeque were in constant use. Colin and Francesca were available (by phone) if needed but were otherwise non-intrusive. Having said that the information, advice and help they gave on the run-up to our holiday evidenced their intimate local knowledge and superb customer service... they are also very nice people !!!

A car is essential (well it was for us). Valle de Abdalajis is a mile or so away (downhill from the house) and has a couple of supermarkets, and local restaurants, but it's probably worth the half hour trip to Antequera for larger shops, including a hypermarket.

The property is well placed for lakes and walks including el Caminito del Rey - which is worth the effort.

I cant recommend this property highly enough. It really was a great place for a family holiday, the children loved it, the adults did too. Great house, great pool and excellent owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter and family, Many, many thanks for your cracking review !! Once again Loma la Parra seems popular for family gatherings across the generations and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your two summer weeks in Andalucia. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Wonderful, Wonderful genuine Spanish holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault anything! Spacious, clean, and generously equipped with everything you need to have a truly relaxing holiday! Excellent pool and BBQ house! Aircon brill in the bedrooms! Enjoyed by young and old!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Danny, Thank you so much for your comments. You were a party of twelve spanning three generations and we are really pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at Loma la Parra. We are only sorry that we are already booked for the dates you requested for next year. Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

El Valle de Abdalajis is a 5 minute drive. Antequera is 20 kms north and Álora is 20 kms south. Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Giraltar are just over 2 hours drive.

El Chorro gorge and the "Caminito del Rey" 10 kms.

Other Activities: Hang Gliding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Álora, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the property per week in EUROS.
A deposit of 20%, up to a maximum of €350 Euros, paid by bank transfer, is required with your reservation, (May be paid by sterling cheque for UK based guests.)
The balance is paid on arrival, in Euros .
Although we prefer a Saturday arrival and departure during the peak summer season, please contact us for other days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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