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Villa El Torcal, La Higuera, Villanueva De La Concepcion.

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Antequera, Spain

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From £575 per week

Villa to rent in Antequera, Spain

Rustic, but modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom private villa, set in an old olive grove. With a private large electrically heated pool, gated for safety. Located in La Higuera. Air conditioned, WIFI,

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

2018.. a new restaurant with fabulous views, right in front of the main gates if the villa! Occasionally having live flamenco.
The Villa is in the Hamlet of La Higuera, within the National Park of El Torcal, a rock formation once under the sea and was inhabited by dinosaurs, having a free visitor centre and a spectacular wildlife reserve.
La Higuera has two shops and a tapas bar, the main shop is also open on a Sunday. The play park with tennis, table tennis, football, basketball and childrens swings, gym and slides, is opposite the villa. Directly from the villa are plenty of various walks and an information site providing details to local history and what wildlife to look out for on each walk. So to from the top of El Torcal, but you will need to drive there, unless you are professionals! It is possible to get to the El Torcal summit directly on foot from the villa. La Joya, is a small town 2km from the villa and has five tapas bars / restaurants, a couple of shops, chemist and bakeries, one of which will deliver fresh bread and pastries daily to you if required. Also La Joya boasts the hotel Fuente del Sol, which has spectacular views, horse riding and various pamper treatments are available to non residents, as is the restaurant and cafe. Villanueva de la Concepcion, the town of El Torcal, is 6km away and has many shops, banks and tapas bars/ restaurants etc. The villa comes fully equipped, including WIFI, Bluetooth sound system, which also takes a USB so bring your own music!, it also has switchable speakers for outside. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Newly installed this year is a new water heating system, so there is plenty of pressurised hot water- yes, in Spain! It is a 200ltr tank, we also have a 1000ltr reserve tank. SO ALL THE WATER PRESSURE ISSUES ARE NOW ADDRESSED! The villa has two pushchairs, high chairs, cots and door gate if needed. For winter guests there is a log burner with logs available from the local shop. There are plenty of shaded areas around the villa, and a pergola near the pool. Ample seating, tables and loungers are provided, so to is an outside cooking ring and barbecue. The TV has Spanish tv and an Amazon fire stick, so you can get netflix etc, for live UK TV you will need a VPN. The villa has an array of wonderful flowers and fruit and vegetables, all for your use, these include, bay tree, various herbs, lemons, oranges, apples, grapes,pears, plums,lettuce, onions, tomatoes,broad beans, peppers,artichoke and melon. At the rear of the garden is a chicken coop, so fresh eggs are also available. A twenty minute drive takes you to Lobo Park, a wolf sanctuary and visitor centre, the ancient capital of Antequera is a must visit, 10 minutes further on from Lobo Park. In Fuente de Piedra there is the largest flamingo colony in Europe, the Spanish lakes and El Chorro gorge are close by, the coast is a one hour drive. Further afield is Granada, Ronda, Cordoba and Seville. Im sure I will have missed lots out, so please feel free to contact me at anytime. I can arrange the best value car hire, or local taxi`s.
At the villa there is also a 24 hour contact locally for any problems.
NEW FOR 2016, ELECTRIC POOL HEATING!!
Thank you for reading. Martyn

Rental licence or registration number: CTC2019047069

Reviews

This villa has 13 verified reviews.

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10 out of 13 people recommend staying here

Large Group from Dewsbury, United Kingdom Aug 2018

We had an excellent time at this property. The place is awesome,has swimming pool and an amazing garden with fresh vegetables which we used to cook for meals. Very friendly and helpful people around.definitely go there again. Recommended!!!

From Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom Dec 2007

Dear fellow villa - renters

We enjoyed our 2 week holiday in Spain over the Xmas and New Year very much. Our expectations were exceeded overall, the villa and area were excellent value for money and I will be recommending the holiday to friends.

Martyn did all he could to make our stay comfortable even going so far as to buy an extra high chair and travel cot for our twin babies and leaving a decorated Christmas tree for us. He gave us great ideas of places to go and visit and coupled with the equally helpful Christabal in Spain (the maintenance man) we were very well looked after indeed.

The villa itself was lovely, comfortable and homely, with all the modern appliances we needed and safely gated for our babies. Our elder daughter also loved feeding the chickens and rabbits in the garden and we all tucked into the fresh bread and cakes that were delivered daily.

The villa is in a beautiful part of Spain, we really enjoyed the mountains, relaxed way of life and friendly people, and went for many walks around and about in the El Torcal Park and villages. We also explored a lot of Andalusia and got out to day trips to Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Malaga and more besides. We were lucky with the weather at this time of year too. After a rainy start, it was sunny every day and always at least 15 degrees.

Thanks again Martyn for a great trip!

Christine, Paul & Family.

From Tampere, Finland Nov 2006

We had a small problem with the house. The water supply was poor in general and the supply
of gas for warm water broke regularly during shower. One had to be watching the gas when
one was in shower. On one day there were no water and we washed ourselves with the water
from the pool, which was luckily full. But, however, these little problems didn't disturb our holiday.
Other remarks for other visitors, which didn't bother us: Location is distant from main roads, which make the surrounding very nice and quiet but makes the travelling and seeing other attractions in Andalucia difficult.

From Voorburg, Netherlands Apr 2006

Pleasant, clean, big and convenient villa.
Good kitchen equipment, beds are spanish sized (1,90 m is to small for my 1,85 m).
The TV reciever (satelite reciever) and showerscreens need maintainance, but in general the villa is wel maintained.

Very helpful owner and groundsman.

Reply from Andalucia Villa

THE VILLA NOW HAS A VERY LARGE ENGLISH SATELITE WITH THE MAJORITY OF ENGLISH CHANNELS AVAILABLE. THE SHOWERS HAVE BOTH BEEN RE CURTAINED AND ARE NOW FINE. THE BEDS ARE SPANISH SIZE, BUT IT IS A SPANISH VILLA! 1.9M IS SUITABLE FOR MOST, I AM 6FT 1", AND THEY ARE FINE. THANK YOU, MARTYN

From Leicester, United Kingdom Apr 2006

We had a 9 night stay in August 2009, overall we were very satisfied with the property. The pool was nice and well taken care of (a little work is needed around the edges of the pool). The jacuzzi is now a frog pond and the sauna is not operational but that did not bother us as it was too hot to use either.

The staff were great but did not speak english but we managed to get by. The meals were good but and we did expect Thai food during our stay - however a pre-selec ted menu would have been great as we had a couple of people who did not like really spicy food and seafood. They cooked 3 different main courses so we got by but it was touch and go for a couple of meals. The mattresses need replacing in some of the rooms, they were like sleeping on concrete. The master bedroom was nice but it would be good if mosquito nets could somehow be added to avoid having to close up the front of the room and spray. That also applies to the annex rooms.

The internet connection was not the greatest but we got by with a little patience. The usb cable were a little rusted but still worked. You have to bring your own lap top though as there is no computer in the house but we knew that and were prepared. Air conditioning is only in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms but there was enough of a sea breeze to cool the living areas and master bedroom.
It was easy to arrange day trips and the boats, drivers were all on time. When the tide was out the long boats were unable to dro p us off at the villa but dro pped us at the next beach over, we were most impressed when the 3 staff walked around the rocks (carrying our wave walker shoes) to meet us and help us carry our purchases back over the rocks to the villa.

Overall, it was a good stay and I would stay there again but I would hesitate to say the stay was a "luxury" stay. The furniture is tired and frayed and some exterior painting is needed. The bathrooms were fine. Some boards games on site would have been good. Good value for money, great location and fantastic views, very friendly and helpful staff but not a 5 star standard.

Reply from Andalucia Villa

Due to the logistics of transporting provisions to our location we are unable to offer a choice of dishes from a menu but we do try to accommodate a range of tastes by providing a variety of main course dishes (at least 3). We will endeavour to meet individual tastes (such as vegetarian) if these are notified to us at the time of booking. Most rental villas are, of course, "self catering" and unstaffed. We try to enhance the pleasure of your stay by providing the services of staff and meals at no additional cost. The matresses are "Sealy Posturepedic" (see internet reviews) which are of high quality and designed for healthy rest but may be found to be too firm if one is used to sleeping on a "soft" matress offering less support. Again, this is a matter of personal preference.We have made bookings during the month of September unavailable to enable us to carry out some necessary re-decoration, renovation and replacement of worn items.

From Copenhagen, Denmark Jul 2005

We stayed here for two weeks in July 2005 and really enjoyed staying in rural Spain.

The area in which the house is situated is beautiful countryside and the drives to the local towns and restaurants can be quite breathtaking.

In the immediate vicinity, Villa Nueva de la Concepcion is a pretty little town with local vacilities like banks, small supermarkets, doctor, pharmacy etc as well as a few bars and restaurants. However, the real attraction is Antequera which is a beautiful, historic town full of attractions as well as facilities such as huge hypermarkets.

The house itself was perfect for us as we have a 3 year-old who likes to explore and thinks that he can swim! The pool is fenced, as are the grounds and we felt that he was very safe to explore. He enjoyed the turkey / chickens kept at the back of the house!

The house consists of one large living room / diner, good size kitchen, 3 bedrooms (one ensuite), large bathroom. The gardens and the swimming pool receive the sun all day round - some judicious moving of the garden furniture means that you can always find some shade, though. Even in the very hot recent temperatures, the house remained reasonably cool.

The house is well looked after by one of the neighbours and the pool is kept clean. The house is situated amongst a few others but is very private. Everyone we met, whether neighbours, restauranteurs, bar tenders etc was extremely friendly and was very patient with our broken Spanish!


4 other reviews

WE STAYED FOR SEVEN DAYS, EXPECTING TO BE A LITTLE BORED, AS WE WERE THERE IN FEB. FORGET THAT! WE HAVE NEVER BEEN IN LAND, BUT WILL NEVER NEED TO GO TO THE COAST FOR A HOLIDAY AGAIN. WE DID DRIVE TO THE BEACH, GOT RIPPED OFF FOR CRAP FOOD AND DRINK. WE WERE SO WELCOME UP HERE, WE RE BOOKED FOR SEPTEMBER. WE CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ANY HIGHER THAN 100% FANTASTIC!! THAN YOU. STEVVIE

WE WERE A LITLE APPREHENSIVE, WITH THE VILLA BEING A BIT OUT OF THE WAY, BUT IT IS NOT! WE LOVED IT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SPAIN LIKE THIS, THE KIDS WERE SO EXCITED AT THE PARK AND THE WALKS, THEY WERE NEARLY AS TIRED AS WE WERE! WE COULD NOT OF ASKED FOR MORE, WE AND OUR FAMILIES WILL BE BACK. THANK YOU MARTYN.

we have just come back and have booked again for september, the local park kept the kids busy for hours.there was more to do here than we thought, the log fire was on when we arrived, and we had a great time.

I CANT BELIEVE THAT PICTURES WOULD MAKE THE PLACE SEEM SO SMALL, ITS HUGE. THE NEIGHBOURING SPANIARDS COULD NOT MAKE US FEEL MORE WELCOME. WE HAD FRESH BREAD EVRY MORNING, EGGS FRUIT/VEG AND THE GROUNDSPEOPLE WERE SO INFORMATIVE AND FRIENDLY. THEY TOOK US TO A BAR WE WOULD NEVER OF FOUND AND I THINK WE HAVE MET FRIENDS FOR LIFE. WE HAVE BOOKED AGAIN TWICE THIS YEAR! YOU CAN ONLY EXPERIENCE SPAIN BY DOING IT THIS WAY. THE VILLA IS SO UNDERSOLD! SUSAN

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Location

This villa is:

45km from the nearest beach 100m from the nearest bar 100m from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 50km from MALAGA airport 5.6km from VILLANUEVA DE LA CONCEPCION 20km from ANTEQUERA 20km from GOLF ANTEQUERA NEW 18 40km from LAKES 2km from La Hoja

Local activities

Climbing 8km Fishing 45km Golf 20km Horse riding 2km Sailling 45km Sports center 1km Tennis 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Local food market 1km Museum 15km Night club 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 45km Theme park 45km Zoo 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Antequera, Spain
This villa is in the countryside near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 5 August 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 26 May - 31 May 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 4 September 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 September - 20 December 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2019 - 6 January 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 31 May 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 4 September 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 September - 20 December 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2020 - 6 January 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 31 May 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 4 September 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 September - 20 December 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2021 - 6 January 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 30 April 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Extras

Optional

  • PUSH CHAIR

    £0.00 per week, paid with booking

  • BABY COT

    £0.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 10:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 double sofa beds in lounge, 2 cots

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 8m x 4m, Depth 1.4m to 2m

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in Spanish, Local

General

Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

THERE ARE TWO LARGE TERRACES AND VIEWS UP TO THE MOUNTAINS AND COUNTRYSIDE. OUTSIDE LIGHTING AROUND THE GROUNDS THERE ARE 2 A TRAVEL COTS AND MAMAS AND PAPAS PUSHCHAIR. SOFA BED IN LIVING ROOM FOR EXTRA GUESTS. ALSO HAIR STRAIGHTENERS!

Martyn

Average rating from 13 reviews

Private Owner From Harrogate, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2004

I have been renting property in Spain, mainly on the coast ,since 1997, I now only look after property inland. I bought this villa to live in (eventually!) I love all aspects of rural Spain, though, still go to the coast for day trips. Having owned this villa since the birth of my daughter, (2003) we have encountered all sorts of problems, all of which I am pleased to help with. Be assured of assistance before, during and after your stay. If anything is not clear, please contact me. I hope you give this area a try, once you do, you may never go back to the coast. Thank you, Martyn

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I have been renting property in Spain, mainly on the coast ,since 1997, I now only look after property inland. I bought this villa to live in (eventually!) I love all aspects of rural Spain, though, still go to the coast for day trips. Having owned this villa since the birth of my daughter, (2003) we have encountered all sorts of problems, all of which I am pleased to help with. Be assured of assistance before, during and after your stay. If anything is not clear, please contact me. I hope you give this area a try, once you do, you may never go back to the coast. Thank you, Martyn

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