Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, mountain cottage with private pool. Sleeps 7

La Majada Alta is situated within a National Park, and stands in several thousand square metres of private grounds in an exceptionally beautiful area of mountains and lakes. The cottage is ideal for those who will enjoy the relaxing sounds of goat bells or the call of the eagle owl or the sight of eagles drifting overhead. This is also an ideal base for the more active visitor who will find satisfaction from the beautiful walks, the lakes, the white villages, the famous gorge at El Chorro, or the fantastic limestone formations at El Torcal.

If you believe in magic you will love La Majada Alta cottage.


The beach resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella (Costa del Sol) are around 1½ hour drive from the cottage. The Atlantic beaches of Tarifa are approx 3 hours.


Antequera Golf is 30km or 40 minutes drive. Alhaurin Golf is 45km or 50 minutes drive.


The ski resort of Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada is open from Christmas until the end of April. The lift system is fast and modern with gondolas and 4 man chairs and skiing is up to 3000m with varied runs and a possible 1000m descent. You can be on piste in less than 3 hours from the cottage.

We are registered with the Junta de Andalucia: VTAR/MA/1057

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR /MA/1057

Colin and Francesca Dean
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , wash basin
  • Bathroom 1: Large bathroom with full size bath, walk in shower, toilet, wash basin and bidet. Fully tiled Bathroom 2: En suite shower room to family bedroom. Toilet, shower enclosure and wash basin. Fully tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 1: family room with 1 double and 1 single bed. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
Kitchen: Electric oven, 4 burner gas hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee percolator, juicer, toaster. Plenty of cupboard space and fully equipped for 7 guests. Living Rooms: Kitchen with adjacent dining room, central fireplace and exposed beams. Sitting room with 2 sofas and 4 armchairs. TV with video and satellite. Portable radio/cassette/DVD player. Wood burning stove and exposed wooden beams throughout. WIFI INTERNET Cleaning/towels/ linen/maid service: All linen and towels, including pool towels are provided with a change at weekends. Final cleaning is included with a mid week service by request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

94% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful finca in a breathtaking location.

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my husband & myself stayed here for an idyllic week at the end of September and almost don't want to review it as its the kind of place you want to stay a well kept secret!

From initial inquiries to the end of the holiday the owners Colin & Francesca were fantastic hosts, always contactable and extremely helpful.

The Finca is beautiful and really well equipped, comfortable beds & aircon in all the bedrooms. The outside spaces & the pool area are all overlooking stunning open landscape & amazing geological rock formations which are a home to vultures, eagles & Ibex making for interesting watching.

Although well equipped enough to make this a relaxing pool side holiday I would highly recommend getting out & about. The Caminito Dey Rey is an absolute must but there are also plenty of well marked walking trails in the area. There are also several historical & geological sites close by and many interesting towns & villages within driving distance.

The other thing to note is that the Rocabella restaurant is a convenient 1.1k walk away from the Finca if you don't fancy driving to eat out.

All in all this is one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in and I would highly recommend it for anybody who likes an active holiday or just wants to spend a chilled out week by the pool. Thankyou Colin & Francesca.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen and Guy, Stuart and Valerie, Thank you all so much for staying at La Majada Alta cottage and for taking the time to write such a brilliant review. It was a pleasure to meet you briefly and your father, Stuart, was an inspiration to the older generation. We understand he wanted to walk the Caminito del Rey twice !! Many thanks for the 5* review which is appreciated by all of us. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

You will not regret booking your holiday here

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 2 adults & 3 children, 13,10 & 8 and have spent 2 weeks in La Majada Alta.

Colin and Francesca are excellent hosts, from the moment of booking and throughout the holiday itself they are helpful, knowledgeable and easily contactable, whilst never intrusive.They arrange for a family member to guide you to the cottage from the village and show you round so there's no stress and there is a lovely welcome pack.

The cottage itself is a real home from home, beautifully decorated, spacious, with everything you could need and more. The air con in the bedrooms works fantastically well, so no sleepless nights. Showers are powerful, there are plenty of bath towels with extra towels for use by the pool. Laundry and bedding are changed weekly and Colin will text you to let you know the time the ladies are coming. The pool is fantastic, and cleaned regularly, there are lovely outdoor seating areas, full sun or dappled shade.

The property is nestled high in the mountains which affords spectacular views and complete seclusion as well as a variety of wildlife (not mosquitoes though, yey). It's location is perfect for exploring the surrounding small villages, The Camenito del Rey is absolutely worth the trip, but our favourite trips were to the the lakes. They are very busy at weekends and it is almost impossible to park (unless of course you are Spanish and then anything goes), but during the week it is quieter and you can spend all day there, the water is warm and clear for swimming in, there are pedalos with slides, canoes and paddle boards for hire and cafes nearby. Water shoes are useful as the banking around the lake can be steep and stoney.

All in all there is plenty to keep you busy or the option to do absolutely nothing in beautiful surroundings. Thank-you Colin & Francesca we have had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful place and amazingly responsive hosts

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely beautiful, as other reviewers say even better than the photos. The hosts are by far the most responsive and helpful I have ever encountered - for example, our fridge had some problems and to my surprise they were able to get it replaced almost instantly. The area in general is lovely - we spent most of our days visiting the nearby lakes at el chorro for swimming. Thank you very much to them for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie and Jason, Thank you so much for your visit and your very kind review. We always want our guests to be comfortable and happy so if something goes wrong occasionally we do our best to put it right ! Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Huffman, Texas

20 Minutes from Camino Del Rey

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Spanish Casita! It is 20 minutes from the Camino Del Rey. It is built on a hillside and has a lovely view over the valley. It was one of the cleanest rentals I have stayed at. The sheets were fresh and clean. There was plenty of firewood, however it is important to pick up meal supplies before arriving. We stopped at the Carrefour in Antequerra. Basic spices were provided-salt, pepper, etc. The directions were easy to follow. Our hosts were pleasant and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful mini honeymoon stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Colin and Francesca were amazing and helpful from the moment we booked to the moment we left. We were met in a nearby town after a beautiful drive from Marbella. And let me tell you, the views driving to the house are amazing, and somehow even better when you get to the villa itself. Colin and Francesca left us some lovely basic supplies in the fridge, even a bottle of bubbly ! Which we drank by the beautiful pool the second we unpacked. The villa traditionally decorated and very clean. It's extremely peaceful and tranquil.... and oh my the sunsets and sunrises will be some that we never forget! The hillside and mountain formations are extremely pretty. And one afternoon we even had the pleasure of seeing some wild Spanish ibex visit the pool - which was a surreal and wonderful moment being so connected to a herd of wild animals. Thank you to you both for truly making our stay one we will never forget!

Blair & Dara

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Blair and Dara, Thank you so very much for spending your mini honeymoon at La Majada Alta cottage. We got married on the south terrace quite a few years ago and your wonderfully descriptive review actually made us homesick !! Congratulations on your marriage and we hope you have good memories of your visit. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family holiday- firstly I echo a earlier r/v about the correspondence between the owner Colin and ourselves which was prompt and he went beyond the call of duty to access a guitar for our daughter whilst there, and gave us lots of useful information about the local area and the feria.

The meeting arrangements were clear and we were met to take us the last couple of kms.

The property itself and its surroundings were breathtaking- the pictures on homeaway and their own website gave us high expectations but it was actually even better in reality. Visits by the ibex, watching the vultures soaring, the sound of an eagle owl as well as the tinkle of the goat herds were daily occurrences and we were happy to spend a number of days by the immaculately kept pool and gardens.

Overall a fantastic place to stay and we would definitely consider booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and Lucy, Issey, Gabe and Mani, We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday at La Majada Alta and you were wonderful guests. We are also pleased you have already reserved with us for next summer !! That, together with the 5 * rating is the best reward for us so thank you very much. Colin and Francesca.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
El Chorro
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

We are 20km from the ancient city of Antequera which is at the hub of the routes to the historic cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Seville. From 1 - 3 hours drive.

There are interesting trips to nearby El Chorro Gorge, only 3km or El Torcal park about 40 minutes, and the lakes at 15 minutes. El Chorro railway station is 3km.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
23 Mar 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the cottage per week in EUROS.
A 25% deposit up to a maximum of €300,Euros secures your reservation with the balance to be paid on arrival, in Euros. Deposit may be by cheque in UK pounds for UK based guests otherwise by bank transfer in Euros.
Deposits are not returnable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question