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Overview

Casa Sofia is situated in an elevated position in a very attractive rural setting amidst an orchard of almond trees in hilly countryside. From the house there are stunning panaramic views of mountains across a beautiful valley visited by a variety of birds including birds of prey.
The house is equipped to a high standard. There are two bedrooms, both with air-conditiong/heating, two bathrooms, fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area. The lounge features picture windows with views across the valley. The lounge has a wood burning stove, satellite television, and a hi-fi system . The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped. The lounge and kitchen have air-conditioning/heating. The domestic hot water is provided by solar panels, so it is virtually cost free, and there is ideal water pressure for showering. Access to the property is excellent, on sealed roads. Wifi broadband internet access is provided.

Family heated swimming pool/poolside kitchen
The family heated swimming pool is situated to the side of the villa. The surrounding area is beatifully paved with hand crafted stone mosaic. The poolside kitchen building beside the pool is spacious and well equipped with a fitted kitchen, gas barbecue, oven, grill and a microwave oven. Dining table and chairs for five people are provided for eating inside or outside. The wooden pergola offers a shady area. There are spectacular views from the poolside building across the swimming pool towards the surrounding countryside. There is another terrace with a table and chairs for eating outside just near the kitchen door. The two terraces are connected by a path to facilitate access for wheelchair users.

Our village
The village of Villanueva De La Concepcion is a lovely, friendly, safe place where guests may enjoy the lively, festive traditions of a typically vibrant Andalucian village. Within short walking distances there are traditional bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and other facilities, such as the recently constructed municipal swimming pool, a large pool in grass lawn surroundings with its open air bar with views towards the Torcal. El Torcal National Park, with its unique natural limestone sculptures and various walking routes, lies above Villanueva and is 10 minutes away by car. Beyond El Torcal the beautiful historic town of Antequera with its many ancient churches, distinctive architecture and prehistoric caves is a 25 minute car journey from Villanueva. El Chorro Gorge, Cordoba, the White Towns, Seville, Granada and Gibraltar are day trips by car. Malaga and Malaga Airport are approximately 45 minutes by car and the drive to Costa Del Sol resorts takes about one hour.

Summary:

A beautiful, secluded house with a private heated pool, air-conditioning, internet & outdoor kitchen/dining facilities in an elevated setting of outstanding natural beauty with excellent access roads.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in The additional bed is a fold up Zed bed., 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 5 in the dining area
Room for 5 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
TV Languages in English, Spanish
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Dimensions 7m x 4m, Depth 1m to 2m, Solar heated
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (There are no stairs. We have a guest who uses a wheel-chair, who is returning to Casa Sofia. Please ask whatever you require, and we will give you the relevant information.)
Pets (Please give us relevant information about your pet(s), so that we can decide whether your pet(s) will be accepted.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
13th April 2015 to 3rd November 2015 3

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 11 Months 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 7 Days 5%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 1 Months 20%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Damage Deposit All year N/A £250.00 per booking

Paid locally

Energy saving measures: we have reduced our rental rates, in order to charge guests for the amount of electricity they consume at the same cost as we pay the utility company, currently 0.17GBP/ 0,21 E All year N/A £10.00 per booking

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
School of Painting: Tutor: Nalini Cook, practising artist and professional. Enjoy the stunning views, relax and paint in beautiful Andalucia! Use the medium of your choice, or try a new technique: watercolour, oil, pastel, acrylic paints, sketch pads, canvas. All Materials, tuition, use of studio and light lunch included. All year Occupancy: per person £60.00 per person per night

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Art classes with Nalini Cook, trained tutor and professional artist, in her studio near Villanueva De La Concepcion. Spend a day either individually, or in a small groups, learning and producing artwork. Light lunch provided. The price is less per person if the booking is for a small group. All year Occupancy: per person £60.00 per person per night

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Cleaning the house All year hour

Paid locally

A variety of home made curries and breads: curry is 7GBP per portion and bread is 1GBP per loaf All year portion

Paid locally

Excursions and transfers: e.g airport pick up/set down costs 30GBP All year trip

Paid locally

Spanish lessons: either for individuals or for small groups; the cost per person is less for small groups. All year person per hour

Paid locally

internet UK tv All year N/A £1.50 per night

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 2km
  • Nearest supermarket: 6km
  • Gibraltar Airport: 169km
  • Seville Airport: 188km
  • Antequera: 25km
  • Granada Airport: 100km
  • coastal resorts: 50km
  • Seville: 115km

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Casa Sofia was a real country retreat. The views were fantastic and the villa had everything we needed. Unfortunately we did not have very good weather so left the villa in search of sunshine. Very good book selection! It was definately rural so don't expect to walk in to town for an evening meal, town is a 15 minute drive which I had not envisaged. If the weather had been good it would have been perfect!
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Review Submitted: January 4, 2011 Date of Stay: January 2011 Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Sofia. It was one of the nicest places weve stayed - fabulous views, well equipped and furnished (we did our own cooking and everything we needed was there), super pool (just warm enough to swim at New Year), and very pleasant owners, who were friendly and helpful but also sensitive to our privacy. Barry met us late at night after a delayed flight, and they had shopped for us so there was no pressure the next day. His bread is very good and the villa is decorated with Nalinis artwork which I liked very much. We explored some of the local area - great walks in El Torcal, El Chorro and nearby national parks, all within an hours drive. The nearest town, Antequera, is interesting (moorish castle, churches and dolmens) and attractive, with huge supermarkets (the supermarket in the nearby village is quite adequate though). Casa Sofia is also a great place for relaxing and doing very little - we read a lot and played games, and had it been warmer we would have used the pool a lot more. A car is needed for getting around as its about 10 mins drive to Villanueva de la Concepcion (where the shops are). We would very much recommend the villa. Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway Did you find this review helpful? Yes No Helpful votes 5/5
"Casa Sofia was just what we had hoped for, a beautiful house situated in a place of outstanding beauty. We wanted a relaxing quiet holiday and everything we wanted was catered for""Casa Sofia has provided a very relaxing base where we have enjoyed watching the sunsets over the hills and following the progress of the goat herd and his flocks""We loved Casa Sofia. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. Nalini and Barry were wonderful. Enjoy your stay. We did!""If you have a chance while at casa Sofia, spend a day with Nalini doing an art workshop. It doesn't matter if you have no art experience- I didn't!. It's a wonderful way to spend a day, experimenting with the materials, having 1-1 attention and art tips and appreciating the beautiful surroundings. I now have my very own painting of the Andalucian hills to take home and remind me of my stay at Casa Sofia""Casa Sofia is just fabulous. It was more than we hoped for, clean, fresh, well cared for. The beds are excellent which is very important to us. The rest of the furniture is nice and comfortable too and everything is in top- notch condition .The kitchen is just right and well fitted. The views from the house are simply stunning. Every day is a whole new view and every sunset is spectacular. I will happily recommend this self-catering property. Casa Sofia and the Cooks get 5 stars in our personal ratings""We have enjoyed the view plus the peace of the valley. We shall miss the bells of the goat herds, sighting of birds of prey, watching the sun go down with a gin and tonic and our evening barbecue s"."We were last minute guests to this wonderful place and I cannot begin to tell you how glad I am that Casa Sofia was available. Barry and Nalini Cook are wonderful hosts and could not have been more helpful to two strangers who showed up from America. This place with its wonderful views, quaint small village and friendly people was a great place to base all our excursions from""We really loved staying at Casa Sofia with its marvellous views and beautiful original paintings .Even on the very few cold winter nights we had, we were snug and cosy in front of the log fire.""We spent a lot of time enjoying the pool with the family. Barry and Nalini are the friendliest people you are likely to meet. They are very helpful with local customs and knowledge. Nalini's home-made curries and Barry's bread are a must!"
Comments written by visitors to Casa Sofia" Casa Sofia was just what we had hoped for, a beautiful house situated in a place of outstanding beauty. We wanted a relaxing quiet holiday and everything we wanted was catered for"" Casa Sofia has provided a very relaxing base where we have enjoyed watching the sunsets over the hills and following the progress of the goat herd and his flocks"" We loved Casa Sofia. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. Nalini and Barry were wonderful. Enjoy your stay. We did!"" If you have a chance while at casa Sofia, spend a day with Nalini doing an art workshop. It doesn't matter if you have no art experience- I didn't!. It's a wonderful way to spend a day, experimenting with the materials, having 1-1 attention and art tips and appreciating the beautiful surroundings. I now have my very own painting of the Andalucian hills to take home and remind me of my stay at Casa Sofia"" Casa Sofia is just fabulous. It was more than we hoped for, clean, fresh, well cared for. The beds are excellent which is very important to us. The rest of the furniture is nice and comfortable too and everything is in top- notch condition .The kitchen is just right and well fitted.The views from the house are simply stunning. Every day is a whole new view and every sunset is spectacular. I will happily recommend this self-catering property. Casa Sofia and the Cooks get 5 stars in our personal ratings"" We have enjoyed the view plus the peace of the valley. We shall miss the bells of the goat herds, sighting of birds of prey, watching the sun go down with a gin and tonic and our evening barbeques"." We were last minute guests to this wonderful place and I cannot begin to tell you how glad I am that Casa Sofia was available. Barry and Nalini Cook are wonderful hosts and could not have been more helpful to two strangers who showed up from America. This place with its wonderful views, quaint small village and friendly people was a great place to base all our excursions from""We really loved staying at Casa Sofia with its marvellous views and beautiful original paintings .Even on the very few cold winter nights we had, we were snug and cosy in front of the log fire."" We spent a lot of time enjoying the pool with the family. Barry and Nalini are the friendliest people you are likely to meet. They are very helpful with local customs and knowledge. Nalini's home-made curries and Barry's bread are a must!"

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Located in: Spain
Joined: February 2003