Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Rustic charm and all the modern conveniences, this spacious property offers everything you need for a great holiday base. Large bedrooms with ceiling fans, wood burning stove with vented heating to bedrooms in winter, open plan sitting/dining room, en suite bathroom to master bedroom and walk in shower and WC.
Both bedrooms have doors opening on to the large terrace. The large sitting room has beamed and vaulted ceiling, TV, Sat , DVD player etc plus games. Pool toys are provided. and there it a ping pong table. The beds are very comfortable, and the bedrooms have large built in wardrobes. The house has WI-FI internet access.
Casa Los Olivos is designed for ease of living, and fully wheelchair friendly. The spacious layout and furnishings mean the property is great for children and families, for two couples, for anyone with restricted mobility, in fact everyone. The property is popular we know, as guests come back year on year, which gives us great satisfaction as it means we are helping people have a great holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torremolinos 40 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Málaga 40 km, Nearest railway: Álora 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This is a really spacious house, and all furniture, furnishings, linen and equipment have been provided for comfort and ease of use. Remaining cool in summer and warm in winter, the house is well insulated and has mosquito netting or blinds to most of the windows.
The house is to full wheelchair standard, with wide doors, no corridors, spacious bedrooms and sitting room and wheelchair users are welcome. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who enjoy cooking. A library of DVDs is available and with WI-FI internet access its possible to be on holiday and still keep in touch with family and friends.
From February 2014 uk free to air tv channels are no longer received by satellite, however, we have increased our broadband speed and it is possible to get the main uk channels via the internet and some smart kit that connects to the TV. This is working pretty well so far, and we are improving the equipment so get it as good as it ever was.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool has comfortable loungers and sun shade, and is occasionally shared with owners. It is walled and gated for privacy and child safety. The pergola provides shade through the morning until about 4 pm. There is a large private garden to the rear of the house with great views across to El Chorro and El Torcal.
There are loungers on the terrace and a teak dining table and chairs. Access to the property is from the road, and there are no long tracks to negotiate. Depending on the season guests can use fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden.
Casa Los Olivos is to the rear of the old farm house.
The pool has access from Casa Los Olivos and whilst guests are using the pool the owners ensure their privacy. Whilst guests are away from the pool the owners may use it on occasion.
The Andalucia region
Álora is 40 km inland from the Costa del Sol near the famous climbing area of El Chorro at the head of the Guadalhorce Valley famous for citrus fruit growing. Famous for the warm sunny climate, the Arabic architecture and food, the moorish influences of the old towns, and the gentleness and welcoming nature of the Andalucian people, this is a wonderful place to visit and has something for everyone.
Transport via road or rail is excellent, and access to cities, sporting activities and wonderful beaches is really good. Malaga is underrated and the old town is well worth a visit - not only to see the Picasso Museum. The shopping is good too! Recommendations for day trips - Cordoba by train, Gibraltar by car, Nerja/Maro by car (just over an hour)
Álora is a traditional white hill town with winding streets, and lots of small shops, restaurants and bars. Just 12 km from the town is El Chorro with world class climbing attracting the best climbers. The Ardales Lakes are just a short drive through the national park - wonderful for swimming, hiking, cycling, and gentle walks. This is a beautiful area year round.
Andalucia is renowned for its Ferias, its festivals and holidays. Here we have a feria in July when everyone enjoys the holiday atmosphere, enjoys the dancing and singing with flamenco of course being the star performer. The nearby areas and villages all have their own ferias too, so there is plenty of enjoyment to be had. However, all year round there are excellent restaurants, many having large covered terraces for shady summer eating. In winter we celebrate the day of the kings on the 6th January, and we have holidays for 'Andalucia Day' and various saints days throughout the year. Any excuse really to get together with friends, relax and eat together and generally have fun.
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4 May 2014
"great wheelchair access"
I use an electric wheelchair and had no problems to move around in the large living room, wide hallways, generous baths (with roll-in shower) and the huge level courtyard and pool area. Since we had f… More
24 Jun 2013
I'm not going to do it! I'm not going to share the best holiday home we've ever found with you, we're going to keep it a secret and have it for ourselves! And anyway, how do you sc… More
2 Mar 2013
"A lovely hillside house with a charming host and hostess"
We're very glad we stayed at Los Olivos. Helen and her husband are charming and generous with recommendations of hikes and activities, and the mountain location is gorgeous and evocative. Visit t… More
1 Nov 2012
"....so glad we chose Casa los Olivos"
We had a fabulous week staying at Casa los Olivos. The accommodation itself is ideal . Fabulous comfy bed , a kitchen with everything you need whether just making snacks or cooking a full meal, a real… More
Ann it was a joy to meet you both, and so pleased that you had such a good holiday. We hope to see you again some time. all best wishes, Helen and Alan
27 Sep 2012
"Amazing property, everything was fantastic."
This property has everything, even the little extras like table tennis, wifi, t.v with freeview and a kitchen with every appliance or utensils you could want or need! There is a pool with the most comfortable loungers and sheltered area. There are some fantastic restaurants nearby, one that does tapas for 1 euro which are amazing. If you like a quiet location with fantastic views this is the property for you.
16 Oct 2011
We enjoyed a super week in Casa Los Olivos and didn't want to leave. The house is very clean, comfortable and very well equipped with a private garden and a lovely pool. It is such a relaxing place and Helen and Alan are superb hosts - very friendly and helpful but never intrusive. It is a lovely area of Spain with splendid lakes and mountains and thankfully very Spanish and not touristy. Alora is a nice town with everything you could need including an excellent train service into Malaga which proved to be an interesting city to explore. We very much hope that we can make a return holiday in 2012.
9 Oct 2011
"A lovely week in Spain"
My husband and I stayed at Casa Los Olivos back in June. We had such a lovely stay. The hosts were very friendly and gave us some great recommendations for nearby places to visit. The self catering accommodation was very comfortable and spacious but we spent most of the time lying around by the pool and having table tennis championships. Perfect!
3 Oct 2011
"Total Relaxation, Total Comfort, Totally Brilliant"
As parents of two young children the words 'family' and 'holiday' haven't exactly gelled in the past - but this was a really lovely, relaxing 'family holiday'. The accommodation is spotless and very well appointed - we didn't have to lug travel cot or car seats with us as they were provided - and having 2 bathrooms in the cottage was great. The location is beautiful with views of the mountains and the church in Allora. A safe pool (well fenced in and locked when not in use) meant we could let the kids run around the garden without worrying. Enjoyed the outdoor table tennis and the many comfy places around the villa to enjoy that sundown G&T. We went into Allora (which feels Spanish rather than touristy) a couple of times to eat and thanks to the hosts recommendations had excellent meals. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful (and were good at only being around when we needed them!) - they even babysat for us one evening giving us the chance for a grown up night out. The kids loved the wolf sanctury and the beach is a short car ride away. Would recommend - we will be back!
2 Oct 2011
Very nice, clean, spacious and well equipped. Excellent pool! Thanks Helen and Kirk (owners) for all your kindness and good care. We had a very relaxing holiday and would absolutely recommend it too others.
29 Sep 2011
"A home from home in beautiful Andalucia"
Within a short time of arriving at Casa Los Olivos it felt like home. Everything is there, everything works and the house is comfortable without being showy (a bonus when you have young children racing around!)
The owners, Helen and Alan, live in the house next door and are always on hand when needed with local information and recommendations for places to eat and visit.
The highlight is the fabulous pool, great fun for the kids and a tranquil place for an evening swim too.
If you don't want the hustle and bustle of the coast, this is a wonderful base for a family holiday. I recommend it.
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