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El Morusco, huge views, perfect mountain walks, beaches & exploring Andalusia

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Description: Built designed & decorated by a sculptor & painter, 'el Morusco' is a unique, romantic holiday experience. It is a semidetached house that has been carefully designed by the same owner to maximise privacy to both properties.

There is a 9m long 1.2m wide & 60cm deep plunge-pool to cool off in that is set in a sunken garden that looks North to the mountains. Every detail of the house has been treated as art, from the polished concrete, wood & pebble inlaid floors to the hand furbished stainless steel & glass shower. Much of the furniture & all of the sculpture & painting is made by the artists. The house is situated in the foothills of the Almijara mountains that form part of the Sierra Nevada range. It looks across the olive groves & vineyards to Frigiliana a whitewashed mountain village & Nerja on the Mediterranean coast. Malaga airport is less than an hour away, & the city of Granada is only 100 km from Nerja.

For those guests interested in sharing their holiday experience with friends or family, the neighbouring house is "la Bolina" property 74801 which has an unusually shaped black infinity pool that takes in the 360º breath-taking views.

Situation: "el Morusco" sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are windy & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.

Frigiliana: Frigiliana is a beautiful whitewashed mountain village 6 km. from the coastal town Nerja. The old town dates back to the Phoenicians, the narrow cobbled streets wind between white terraced Moorish houses. The village sits on the edge of a mountain reserve that boasts many wonderful walks. Both towns offer numerous restaurants, bars & other entertainments.

Winter: From October through April there is always a possibility of rain, but now the chance of it is so remote, that we have come to welcome it when it does. It is a perfect time of year for those who enjoy the mountains, walking or exploring the surrounding towns & cities. Granada’s Alhambra, Seville & Cordoba loose the unbearable heat of summer & you have the tourist areas basically to your selves. Christmas & New Year are normally sunny & all of the restaurants are open, although most work with reservation on the festive nights. The Spanish celebrate New Year on the street, it begins with spectacular firework displays in every city, town & village & festivity continues well into the next morning. Spring here begins in February with the almond blossom & yellow clover that line the roads. It’s a good time to visit the little villages around our area & in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. If you are into skiing, the Sierra Nevada is famous for its slopes & is less than 2 hours away.

More Details

Owner
Robert Harding
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Robert Harding

Maggie & I (Rob) are British born artists & arrived in Spain after crossing Africa from South Africa by car in 1978. We adopted Andalusia, its traditional architecture, its tolerant, outgoing, openly friendly people , it`s amazing countryside of mountain & sea & like to imagine that Spain has adopted us. Our only son was born in Málaga in 1992 & now studies art in Granada.

Why Robert Harding chose Torrox

We bought the view & reformed the house for it.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Torrox around the Axarquía

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A blue well fitted bathroom with a high pressure shower, large mirrors & a washing machine set into the wall.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The double bed is a very comfortable, firm 135cm x 200cm. A spacious bedroom with lots of light, the bathroom on suite & a walk-in, mirror door cupboard.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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El Morusco, huge views, perfect mountain walks, beaches & exploring Andalusia
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

A magical place💫 Private , peacful and so so pretty! Surrounded by art and nature ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Peace, quiet and beauty all around. We had such a great time . Barbecues under the stars, swims under the sun! An inspirational place , the house is breathtaking with most gorgeous surroundings . Only half hour from the coast where you can stock up in all your supplies . Our fantastic hosts were kind enough to even let us walk there dog☺️ We will be back some day for sure.

Ireland

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the house, the views and the owners of the property were great. A light and airy home filled with the owners sculptures and paintings which continue outside. The perfect place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was about to click send for a review request from Patric when the review arrived. Many thanks amigo.
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5

Wonderful Mediterranean bolt hole in the mountains..

  • 5 of 5

Stunning house in fantastic setting. Would definitely recommend/book again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Pure Entspannung und Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Das Objekt liegt in den Bergen über der Stadt Torrox mit Blick auf das Meer und in einer ganz ruhigen Lage. Die Anfahrt war etwas abenteuerlich (für uns Großstädter), aber Dank Rob´s Beschreibung super zu finden. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man für einen erholsamen und entspannten Urlaub benötigt. Der Pool war super und hat uns zum Abkühlen an heißen Tagen eingeladen. Rob und Maggie sind tolle Gastgeber und haben uns bei jeder Frage helfen können. Wir planen jetzt schon einen neuen Besuch in dem Objekt und empfehlen es gerne weiter.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our great pleasure Wolfram & Bettina.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Ders Robert,

We had a wonderful relaxing time.

What a beautiful place to stay. The view in the mountains is astonishing.

The house is equipped with everything we needed. And it is a mix from traditional Andalusian Style and the Art Robert has created.

The Pool is an absolutely eye-catcher and it fits perfekt in the environment.

From Torrox you can reach most of the spots (Malaga,Grenada) in 1 or 2 hours.

But most of our time we spent at the house´s garden.

Thank you Robert

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein herrliches Plätzchen zum Entspannen

  • 5 of 5

El morusco ist ein wundervoll gelegenes Häuschen mit ganz besonderen Charme. Wir haben uns sowohl im hübsch gestalteten und eingerichteten Haus, als auch im kleinen, wilden Garten sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir würden es jederzeit wieder buchen. Einziger Kritikpunkt: das Kochgeschirr könnte ein bisschen hochwertiger sein (Besonders die Pfanne geht gar nicht).

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
malaga
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
los caracoles
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Algeciras/tangiers
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
torre del mar, baviera golf
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
malaga
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
los caracoles
Nearest Ski
139 Kilometres
granada sierra nevada
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
torrox

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Torrox,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
sep oct nov
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£76
£535
 
 
december 1
1 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£472
 
 
december 2
23 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£76
£535
 
 
jan feb mar
8 Jan 2019 - 25 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£472
 
 
april may
26 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£76
£535
 
 
jun jul aug
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£256
for 3 nights
From
£85
£598
 
 
sep oct nov
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£76
£535
 
 
dec 1
1 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£472
 
 
dec 2
23 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£76
£535
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pets would have to be well behaved & are not allowed on furniture so please supply your own bedding for it. Pleas be aware that the property is not fenced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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