A charming, self-catering traditional Andalusian townhouse accommodating 5 persons situated in the central part of Competa. Community swimming pool.
Competa is situated 650m above sea level and due to its moderate and healthy climate a lot of people prefer this area. Being situated some distance from the sea enables Competa to enjoy a very fine climate during the winter months. This old Moorish Town overlooking the Sierras is relatively free of tourism and still intrinsically Spanish in culture, bustling with local live. When you take a walk to Competa - which for centuries has been the capital of wine and resins - you will find yourself immediately immersed in all the charm of a village that, with its narrow white-washed streets and flower-covered balconies, appears impervious to the passage of time.
The village is very well served with an abundance of fine restaurants and bars each offering local cuisine or tapas at low prices. It has a communal swimming pool and possibility to play tennis. Competas inhabitants basically live from agriculture, especially wine growing, from which wines they obtain the "Moscatel wine" and "Uva Pasa" (Dry Grapes), both products internationally appreciates due to their excellent quality. Each year on 15th August Competa hosts a very famous wine festival called El Noche Del Vino (The Night of the Wine). At the end of July there is the annual Feria (country fair) which usually last a week when the local people hardly sleep at all.
For anyone who wishes to explore the foothills of Sierra Almijara the countryside surrounding Competa offers splendid views, excellent walking, bird watching and horseback riding. It is a good starting-point for excursions and hikers. The area is perfect both for walking in the mountains and relaxing on the beach. From December to April you can enjoy alpine ski sports in Sierra Nevada ski resort.
There are many places to visit around that offer a wide range of traditions, beauty, history, and amusements. The Alcazaba in Málaga, with the port and the city itself and the Picasso museum Córdoba, with its grand Mosque, Granada, with its incomparable Palace of the Alhambra or the beautiful gardens of Seville and, as a backdrop, the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada - are just some of the examples. In Nerja you should visit the most spectacular attraction - fascinating caves, located just three kilometres from the centre of town. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains. For the more adventurous, Madrid is only a 3-hour by trein away and Morocco is just across the Straight of Gibraltar.
Casa del Cielo Sereno is a traditional Andalusian village house that has been carefully restored with the preservation of the Andalusian ambiance and heritage. During the restoration we have kept as many original features as possible, including the antique tiled floors.
The house is situated in a quiet part of Competa, only 100 m from Plaza Almijara, the main square of the village. There you can find fresh food markets or visit many bars and restaurants which are central meeting points for the local people. The house is arranged on four levels including a south facing roof terrace overlooking the mountains and the sea. From the balcony on the first floor, you will have a beautiful view of the sea and the village and you can enjoy the sunshine to the late evening. The house consist of 3 floors (see drawings), can accommodate 6 persons and if necessary can be arranged into two separated units (~ 40 m2 and 50 m2). The kitchen and dining room is localized separately on the 1st floor. You can go on vacation with your best friends without compromising on privacy. You will find fully equipped kitchen with ceramic cooking plate, electric oven, microwave and big refrigerator. Washing-machine is situated on the 1st floor.
If you wish you can enjoy watching free-to-air satellite and local TV programs, listening to your favourite CD or DVD music. The village has a community swimming pool and a possibility to play tennis. The nearest golf court is only 25 min. drive away.