Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
El Cobertizo is an amazing unique shabby chic farmhouse with a Moroccan influence offering total privacy, all day sun and al fresco dining with a roof top sea view. We are located just a twenty minute picturesque drive from the beach into the hills overlooking the lush tropical valley of Los Banuelos once favoured by the Phoenicians. Quiet, peaceful and totally private this is the 'stuff of dreams', the 'real Spain' where the sound of goats' bells still tinkle over the hills.
It is easily accessible to La Herradura, Salobrena, Nerja, Malaga and Marbella or a visit to Granada, the Alhambra and local markets for bargain hunting, Otivar water falls, day sailing from Marina del Este and many excellent restaurants for eating out. The villa benefits from its own private 10.5 meter pool. Four rooms all on one level have access to the spacious terraces and pool with stunning mountain views. With four double bedrooms the villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. Suitable for families getting together, small groups of friends and great for a couple too - it is one of those homes which offers flexible accommodation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almunecar 9.5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga or granada 63 km, Nearest railway: Malaga (no railway in our area though) 63 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is a really amazing unique and flexible home - we have four double beds (one a super king) two huge sofas and extra single mattresses so we can be very accommodating. There are two small but perfectly formed bathrooms one with a shower/loo, one with a bath/loo and and outside shower room. Two hot water tanks so plenty of hot water. A/C and fans in every room, two TVs with SKY Freeview, a shady kasbah overlooking the pool with ipod station plus a book and music library. One small tabby cat - Tigger - to feed please - she is ten years old, independent and can be kept out of bedrooms and living rooms if required.
|Further details outdoors|
There are two outside dining areas - one beside the pool and gas BBQ - one on the roof with stunning sea and mountain views. The tiled pool is crystal clear with night lighting. There are numerous terraces filled with plants and trees - sun beds and lounging areas. Fantastic hiking right on the doorstep - many birds: bonelli eagles, hoo poos, bee eaters, swallows, finches and many more.
The pool is 10.5 x 4.5 and around 1.6 metres deep throughout and is NOT fenced
(I would not recommend this house for young children who cannot swim if not constantly supervised)
We can provide a small blow up plastic paddle pool.
There is a small pet domestic cat named Tigger who requires feeding please!
Comprehensive welcome pack provided on arrival including food, wine, beer, condiments, washing and dish-washing powder and cleaning supplies, bug repellent (ask for full inventory) ,
'Seagull' drinking water filter system so no lugging up bottles of water
Swimming pool maintenance throughout your stay
Terraces and pool area are private
English-speaking representative (me!) on hand to answer any questions and help you in any way
The Costa Tropical region
Granada! What a fantastic vibrant university city - home of the 'eighth wonder of the world' the Alhambra Palace and close to the Sierra Nevada mountain range (beautiful in summer too) and of course the region of mountain villages known as Las Alpujarras, famous for their unique mini-ecology, clinging to the southern flanks with deep, sheltered tropical valleys and gorges which run down towards the Mediterranean.
Less than an hour's drive and you reach the old fishing port of Motril on the Costa Tropical. (There is stunning country route taking you instead through Otivar with her waterfalls and through the village of Jete to Almunecar, Marina del Este and La Herradura (horseshoe bay) on the coast) - just 15 minutes from Nerja and an hour and a half from Marbella!
Los Banuelos is a 20 minute breathtakingly beautiful drive into the hills and mountains behind Almunecar town where there is truly something for everyone - restaurants, shops, a picturesque marina, sailing and watersports, hang gliding, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, trekking, a bird park and much more. Many historical sites, art galleries, local artisans' exhibits and cultural venues including a Roman fort, aquaducts, Phonecian fish farms, caves and museums.
The Costa Tropical has 19km of coastline and over 20 beaches; some are hidden coves, some designated for naturists, many have plenty of beach side cafes and restaurants with lively tapas bars and night life. Enjoy real Flamenco in authentic surroundings or just relax. Almunecar is a 50 minute easy drive from Malaga or Granada airport. Our house in the mountains is totally private but not isolated. We are surrounded by olive groves, mangoes, lemons and avocados - in these tough economic and difficult times the Spanish are returning to their roots - happy industrious families farming their land, re-terracing their hills with the sound of singing and laughter reverberating - especially at weekends when they visit their cortijos.