Close to Alora and the amazing Caminito Del Rey, Casa Los Olivos is a spacious and very comfortable country house full of rustic charm in the Guadalhorce Valley. In addition to the Caminto del Rey, (book on line) listed in the top 5 things to do in he world by lonely planet,there is sport climbing at El Chorro and water sports at the Ardales Lakes. For walkers there are countless walks in the most beautiful mountains, hills and valleys to suit all levels of interest and fitness. Only 3 km from Álora, 40 minutes from Málaga airport and the Mediterranean Sea it offers an ideal holiday location of extraordinary diversity and rural Spanish charm.
The house has traditional Spanish rustic features and is equipped to the highest standard of modern convenience making it suitable for a family or two couples and is built to wheelchair standards.
The large living and dining area has a vaulted beamed roof, terracotta floor, wood stove, TV via Internet (bring your HDMI connector) and guests mobile devices like iPads and tablets the full range of UK tv. DVD and CD player. Books and DVDs are available and Wi Fi internet access. The kitchen is open plan and fully equipped. The pool has a gated enclosure for child safety, pool toys provided, secluded garden to rear, lots of garden furniture. There is a table tennis table - great fun for all. All you need to feel at home: We provide a welcome pack so you have a snack and something to drink on arrival, and for late arrivals we ensure there is something for breakfast. We also provide essential larder items and kitchen basics . There is an excellent local cook - see www.cocinadehacho.co.uk. Alex offers cookery classes followed by lunch on the terrace with the most amazing views, or will prepare a meal for delivery to you at Casa Los Olivos. A local massage therapist can be arranged.
There are board games, books, DVDs etc. A range of pool toys is available - and the table tennis table provides hours of fun. The pool has a covered pergola which provides shade all morning through to about 3 pm. The terrace is east facing, and the private garden gets afternoon and evening sun and has lovely views over the valley. The top terrace gives you amazing views over the valley to El Torcal and to El Chorro.
Activities: country sports, water sports, tickets to The Alhambra and the Picasso Museum - we can arrange lots of activities and sports in advance of your stay. Cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, And climbing are the most popular sports in this area. Walking, bird watching, touring the white towns and exploring the Guadalhorce Valley - there truly is something to suit everyone in this rural location - including easy access to Cordoba, Malaga, Ronda, Granada and the wonderful countryside of Andalucia. The new AVE means Madrid is only 2 1/4 hours away (cheapest if booked in advance on the internet) and if you are here for a longer stay we recommend a trip to Tarifa for whale watching, a tour up the coast of the Costa de la Luz - a stop over in the beautiful Vejer de la Frontera, a visit to the amazing Jerez - the bodegas and the Andaluz Equestrian School, and return via Arcos de la Frontera and Ronda. We can organise excellent accommodation at amazing prices in Vejer and Arcos. We can also arrange for spanish cooking classes with lunch nearby or meal deliveries - ideal for the first or last nights of your stay.
Improvements: We are always working on improvements since June 2010 we have done extensive external work around the pool with hard landscaping and a covered outside area where there is a table tennis table. in 2015 we finished the top terraces, and have swing seat with fantastic views across to La Huma, El Torcal and over the Guadalhorce Valley.