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Rural Andalusia villa with WIFI private pool & breathtaking panoramic views

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Villanueva del Rosario - Cortijo Los Pelaes

5 Beds, 2 ensuite bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, sleeps 10-11, 378 sq/ m with WIFI

Originally 2 rural houses Cortijo Los Pelaes has been sympathetically rebuilt to the highest of specifications using a blend of old and new Andalusia styles. With 378 sq/m of internal space & 4 private terraces it offers luxury holiday accommodation for 2 families in complete comfort.

The house has been furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and provides a true 'home away from home' experience, a 9m private pool with stunning mountain as the backdrop and a expansive paved pool surround and garden terracing. The cortijo is approached up a short track which sees minimal traffic other then the occasional farmer on his tractor. Olive groves and mountains make up the scenery with the village of Rosario in the distance. Rosario has all the necessary amenities including petrol, bank, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, tapas bars and restaurants.

It you are looking for a peaceful rural getaway in Andalusia - the 'real Spain'- Cortijo Los Pelaes this is the place for you . We also have WIFI if you need to be connected whilst away.

Coast Beach: We are 30 mins north of Malaga and the busy tourist destinations of Costa de Del Sol. Waterparks, beaches, Scuba diving, international boutiques and nightlife abound.

Skiing: Only 1 hours drive and you reach the skiing worlds best kept secret - Sierra Nevada. As Europe's most southerly ski resort with extensive snow making machines you will enjoy sun drenched skiing with views of the Atlas mountains in Africa. The season runs through until early April and ski schools in Sierra Nevada speak English and are very friendly. The owners can recommend suitable establishments.

Outdoor activities: The local countryside affords the traveller great opportunities to discover Spain's wildlife, bird life and fauna. The landscape is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

In summer you can climb the second highest mountain in Spain; El Veleta @ 3335m in the Sierra Nevada range.

Flamingos and storks breed in the surrounding lakes. Trout fishing and caviar can be found in nearby Riofrio or you can simply climb the mountains in front of the property or just wander the endless olive groves.

The owners will happily advise.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Alyson Bayley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Alyson Bayley

We are Family of four based near London. We love Spain.....and return as much as we can. Ian was brought up on The Balearic Islands and so has a connection with all things Hispanic speaking the language fluently. Our boys are 12 and 16 and have grown up experiencing holidays in Spain and enjoying the villa as their playground with its pool, pool table, and space to run around safely and securely.

Alyson Bayley purchased this villa in 1998

Why Alyson Bayley chose Antequera (Costa del Sol)

After traveling extensively both for pleasure and for business we have come up with our dream holiday location with home from home comforts. When traveling with friends, family and extended family we feel its important that everyone is catered for and has the space to relax and enjoy without feeling cramped, and always having to compromise on space, rooms, beds and facilities.

What makes this villa unique

'Home from home' unlike so many rental properties Los Pelaez is equipped to high standard with everything you would find at home. The kitchen boosts a dishwasher , microwave and Siemens double oven. The picturesque location with mountain views are breathtaking and at night you can experience a wonderful clear nights sky to star gaze. A rural property, but yet easily accessible to all that Andalusia has to offer historical cities, food, wines, beaches etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful holiday in a wonderful villa-paradise! Arrival date 27/6/2015.

We were a party of 10 who enjoyed the most amazing 11 nights in this beautiful villa. The villa was a short drive from Malaga and we arrived to the most spectacular views.

The property was spotless and well equipped for a party as large as ours, and there was ample room for us all.

The pool was fantastic and the children and adults enjoyed this immensely in the warm Malaga sun.

Rob, the manager, answered our queries very promptly and he and his wife were welcoming and friendly.

We would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property and I'm sure we will be back again in the future.
Jun 2015
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Rural Andalusia villa with WIFI private pool & breathtaking panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

A really great villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is large and beautiful. 5 bedrooms, pool, table tennis, pool table, wifi, garage. Really good.

There is a downstairs bedroom in case needed and air con throughout.

The local town is OK but worth driving 20 minutes further afield. Some really great sites and sights.

Only downside is a couple of windy days with wind tearing up the valley but nothing that detracted from the place at all.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A Jewel in the Crown of Andalusia

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical week at Cortijo Los Pelaez with our Family. We were greeted by the housekeeper and her husband who effectively provided us all with a conducted tour. The house is very well equipped and the furnishings are wonderful. We were quickly able to relax around the beautiful swimming pool and take in the most spectacular views . Over the coming days we became very proficient at using the table tennis and pool table facilities. As a tennis fan we were able to watch the tennis grand slam at Roland Garros. Do make use of the excellent outside BBQ facilities.

We had four grandchildren with us aged from 7 years old down to 3 months. It was heaven for them and there was absolutely no need to go in search of beaches and sandcastles as everything was here at the Villa. The nearby Village is pretty and well worth a visit. A small supermarket sells everything that is required but larger supermarkets within 30 mins drive provide a wider range for the "big shop". This Villa "touched the spot" with all 12 of us and with wall to wall sunshine we had an absolutely wonderful week. Thank you Alyson and Ian.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and had a great time. We were 4 adults and two children. The house was very nice and we specialy enjoyed the pool and the pool table. Big spaces both indoors and outdoors. We stayed the first week of May. Our only bump in the road was that the weather was a bit up and down. You need a car to stay here. I would go back but maybe a week or two later or so. So you could relax more at the pool. Everything from booking to stay was very easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A fantastic villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa more than lived up to the description on the website and the facilities were excellent. We all enjoyed the outside eating area and the pool and the kids used the pool table and table tennis extensively.

The villa spotless and when the wifi went down it was reset very quickly (and was fast compared to wifi we have experienced elsewhere)

We would certainly recommend it to others and if we come back to Malaga would have no hesitation in booking it again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Quiet, Lovely House in a Quiet Lovely Town

  • 5 of 5

We were somewhat leery about staying in this town because we thought it would be too far from everything. We were pleasantly surprised. This beautiful, clean house is situated on a hill with gorgeous views of the mountains. The kitchen is very large and well stocked. The pool was perfect and very clean. We did not want for anything. The location is perfect. Not too far from the beaches (1/2 an hour by car), about an hour from Granada and Ronda and 1/2 hour from Malaga. There is a billiard table and a ping pong table and an outdoor seating area where we ate all our meals, and we cooked almost every night. There is place to barbeque as well. The house was very comfortable for our 10 person retreat. We tried making mojitos one night but the local grocery store had no mint. Much to our surprise our kids found fresh mint in the garden while looking for a lost ball. Mojito night was salvaged! For a larger grocery shopping store you must drive about 15 minutes, but the store is huge. Air conditioners worked great as well as the washer and dryer. The local town was quaint. We enjoyed doing our local shopping there. Not a bad wine in the store. We went to one bar for tapas and enjoyed ourselves. The home is very very quiet and off the beaten path so there is absolutely no noise whatsoever at night. Overall, we had a very relaxing time. We would go back and highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Lovely house in great area

  • 5 of 5

Los Paleas is a fabulous house, with all the amenities you need for a relaxing holiday set in a lovely garden in a great area.

The drive from Malaga airport was easy and took about 40 minutes .

The house was spotlessly clean on our arrival and the villa managers were there to greet us as arranged.

We were 2 families holidaying together and the house had more than enough space for essentially 7 adults and one child - we could even have fitted in another family with younger children and not felt squashed.

We had 3 teenagers in our party and they were kept entertained with the pool, table tennis, pool table and the playstation. The Wifi also got a thumbs up.

The area has lots to offer, the local village meets all day to day needs, we did just one supermarket shop at the start of the holiday and then topped up locally - the local baker and butcher were both really helpful and put up with our rubbish Spanish. Local bars, restaurants and pizzeria were all very good and cheap compared with british prices - we rarely spent more than £10 per head including wine, and could walk home after a few glasses of the local red.

The villa is not on the tourist route so you feel that you are seeing the real Spain. Highlights of our stay included swimming in the turquoise lakes at Ardales, karting at Campillos and watching the Vuelta as it passed through Malaga. We also went to Gibraltar but didn't enjoy it - too much like Blackpool with sunshine, Tarifa, which was lovely and unspoilt and Jerez -the equestrian show was fab if you like horses. The coast is about 30 minutes away in Malaga but we preferred our own pool with magnificent mountain views to fighting a space on the beach.

The owners were very helpful during the booking process and the house has the feel of a family home.

We had a fabulous 2 weeks and would love stay again as there is much more to explore in the area.

I would highly recommend this house for your holiday and thanks to Alyson and her family for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rossario Village
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antequera Golf
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
km16, A92M
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Malaga provence
Car: necessary

The property is located in a typical white washed Andalusian rural village of Villanueva del Rosario surround by spectacular mountains and endless sweeping olive groves. Fiestas in August culminate in bulls running the streets. The historic town of Antequera is 20 mins away and has many attractions like its Bullring, Tapas bars, weekly market, the newly opened Antequera golf course, Wolf Park and El Torcal National Park. Archidonas 18th centrury Plaza Ochavada and monastry are 15mins. Malaga airport, shops and beaches are 30 mins away. Granada is 80 kms drive with its famous Alhambra palace. Only 1 hours drive and you reach the skiing worlds best kept secret - Sierra Nevada. As Europe's most southerly ski resort with extensive snow making machines you will enjoy sun drenched skiing with views of the Atlas mountains in Africa. In summer you can camp in the Sierra Nevada national park and walk to the peak 'Veleta' 3394m. Rio Frio, famous caviar and trout farms is 20 mins drive away.

Golf: Andalusia as a whole offers some wonderful Golf courses all within driving distance from Cortijo Los Pelaes. Closest is the newly opened Antequera Golf course which is located 25 mins drive and offers spectacular hilltop golfing with stunning rural mountain views and lush greens.

Ski: The Sierra Nevada mountain range and ski resort is the most southerly in Europe and can be reached within 1 hour drive from the Villa. With views of Africa and the Atlas mountains and the highest percentage of sunny days you will enjoy great skiing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villanueva del Rosario, Antequera (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
29 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

There are no local taxes but we do require a safety deposit of £250 against and damage and breakages, loss of keys or remote controls for garage etc. This is payable at final payment stage four weeks before arrival and refunded by the owner once satisfied that no charges have incurred up to four weeks after departure.

Other services including shopping, babysitting, extra cleaning, logs, taxis.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villanueva del Rosario in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 378 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , with 1.2m long bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs cloakroom with walk in shower. Services bedroom 5
    Outdoor washroom - Toilet , Outdoor for use when swimming with WC and wash basin.
    Pool shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor cold shower
  • All bathrooms have been finished with colourful and traditional Spanish tiles hand painted and high quality fittings. Bedroom 1 has a large double bath and walk in mosaic shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large en suite and private terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , stairs up to restricted height mezzanine sleeping area. Ter
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , On ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , en suite and private balcony, steps
  • Bedroom 4 has 1 double futon designed to sleep 1 teenager or 2 smaller children. There is a further sleeping area on a mezzanine level which is accessed via a steep wooden staircase (with banister and gate at the top). The restricted height mezzanine sleeping area has 2 single beds but we don’t consider it is suitable for children under 6 yrs old due to the steep stairs. The mezzanine level also gets hot during July and August as it is at the top of the house with heat rising during the day. The A/C just does not seem to cool it down very effectively during August. Three of the bedrooms all enjoy large private first floor terraces which are safe for children and have lovely views. Travel cot and high chair available on request. All bedrooms have independent AC/heating units. All windows have blinds, double glazed and built in mosquito nets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
We have WIFI? There is a wood burning fireplace in the sitting room which makes the house ideal for winter months. There is free view satellite TV with most English terrestrial channels, DVD player, PS2 with some games, CD and stereo system as well as a beautiful 7ft pool table. Lots of books, CD's, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. A high chair, booster chair, stair gates and travel cot are all available on request. Children are very welcome. The house has 4 large terraces, 2 on the ground floor and 2 off the upstairs bedrooms. The pool and garden area include 450m of non slip tiled terracing around the pool, indigenous garden areas with Cactus and bright flowers and a large fixed BBQ. Additionally there is a secluded rear 'Sevillia' patio, a outside laundry room with washing machine and dryer and a outside cloakroom and shower for use when swimming. Underground garage with remote control gates provides secure parking for 2 cars & keeps them cool in summer months.

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