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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
It is an ideal base to explore Andalusia as the Alhambra in Granada, Ronda and Malaga are all in easy reach. That said many people arrive with packed agendas planned only to shut the gates and lose themselves in their own tranquil oasis with pool, fountain and lush sub-tropical garden, picking oranges and figs from the trees with the heady scent of dame de la noche wafting in on the night breeze.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Malaga 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 40 km, Nearest railway: Alora 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main part of the finca itself is over 150 years old although you will enjoy all the comforts of modern living, including satellite tv, wifi and aircon without any compromise to the romantic rural ambience.
The self contained apartment comprises 1 double bedroom with French doors opening on to the pool terrace and en-suite shower room, a twin room with en-suite, fully fitted modern kitchen and spacious living/dining room.
The Andalucia region
Malaga is a stunning city steeped in history and culture with the added advantage of sub-tropical climate allowing its pleasures to be enjoyed even in winter months. Whether sampling local tapas, chilling on a beach, exploring the historic centre or embracing the spirit of fiesta at one of the frequent ferias there is truly something for everyone all year round.
Ardales & the impressive gorge at El Chorro are 15 mins drive so the stunning scenery of the national park and freshwater lakes, along with some of the best walking, climbing and outdoor activities Andalusia has to offer are within easy reach.
Ronda is a beautiful town with a huge gorge dividing the 18th century and mediaeval parts. The views are simply amazing. The caves at Nerja are some of the most impressive to be found anywhere with regular concerts held in the subterranean cathedral like space.
Frankly the list is endless and there is a wealth of information at the house or I am happy to offer suggestions based upon your particular interests.
The historic village of Álora is an charming example of a working white village, set in a beautiful valley with a Moorish castle perched upon one of the peaks, surrounded by mountains, citrus orchards, olive and almond groves.
Álora is situated 40km (30 mins drive or train) from Malaga centre or its sparkly new airport on the Costa del Sol.
The village is a quaint mix of ancient and modern steeped in history and culture but with a vibrant buzz.
You will soon learn that the lunchtime siesta is sacred - the village (including busting Monday market) goes from thronged to deserted as the locals take the opportunity to get out of the sun and share food and time with family and friends but in the evening the village comes back to life. A local speciality is a granizada (slush) made from hazelnuts and served at the little ice cream shop in the village. It is not uncommon to see a cluster of people sat around the steps enjoying ice cream in the balmy temperatures at 2.00am
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6 Aug 2014
"A perfect retreat for sun and relaxation."
My husband and I stayed for two weeks at Finca Fenix and were joined for part of the holiday by our son and his partner. The weather was very hot but the pool and beautiful gardens provided the perfec… More
Many thanks for your kind words. It would be lovely to see you again when it is cooler so you can explore a bit more if the mood takes you. Let me know any time you wish to return and will be sure to give you a reduced rate. All the best Mark & Kim
2 Aug 2014
"Gorgeous! What a find!"
Beautiful spot, well equipped comfortable, charming and well equipped apartment, traditionally decorated to a beautiful standard. Stunning gardens with fountain (sweet turtles), glorious pool and so … More
It was a delectation and delight to see you again and long may reign the new tradition of Campari hot tub specials! :)
8 Jul 2014
"Just as advertised! Beautiful"
Thank you for such a lovely stay, it was to short, even for a couple that normally do activity holidaysA lovely apartment, refurbished to a high standard with lots of traditional character and everyth… More
Hi guys and thanks for your smashing review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. We are expecting a cash injection in the coming months that should enable us to complete most if not all of the projects on the top terraces and new apartment. That should keep us out of trouble and busy over the winter months :) Take care Mark & Kim
28 Oct 2013
"what a fabulous relaxing place and brilliant hosts!"
Finca Fenix ticked all the boxes. Mark and Kim are superb hosts. The Finca is beautiful, the gardens are a work in progress, but fantastic as it is already. We cant wait to go back to see how things … More
21 Oct 2013
"An amazing and wonderful place to stay"
Dear Mark and Kim,Thank you both so much for your hospitality! Finca Fenix is a wonderful and amazing place to stay. And it's worth to visit again. You have to know that we never go back to an ea… More
Thanks so much guys. Its was great to meet you all and your kind comments inspire us to keep improving. Hope to see you again.
19 Sep 2013
"Finca Felix is absolutely superb."
Not only was this a great place to stay,both Mark and Kim were fantastic hosts.Nothing was too much trouble for them and we really enjoyed their hospitality and company.The Finca has a truly rustic fe… More
We are smiling from ear to ear as we are going through looking at reviews. We are tired after putting up the first photo voltaic panels and will see tomorrow if they can run a cement mixer. If so we start on the new pond up on the top terrace and now have a acquired a red marble fountain to go at the end. Hope the day dream house will be up in time for your return visit. Great weekend and hugs to all.
11 May 2013
Mark and Kim are perfect hosts and the apartment was designed for the comfort of guests. You're close enough to Malaga for easy access but the village and the house feel a million miles away fro… More
8 Aug 2012
"An undiscovered gem...."
45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous.
To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it. From the moment we set foot through the gates of this property (the cold beer was a great move Mark) we felt relaxed and at home. To be welcomed into a property that has been lovingly restored by the owners fair hands and given free rein to treat as our own, was a pleasure.
Mark and Kim have put a massive effort in to ensuring that their guests have the holiday they want. They have a plethora of local knowledge to tempt and give you just enough information to make you want to explore yourselves.
If lounging around the pool is what you fancy, you could always order the home made tortilla and the most amazing fresh Gazpacho (yes, this is possible. You don't even have to move...) crack open a bottle of Torres Esmeralda, lay back and absorb the Spanish sunshine.
Finca Fenix offers extreme tranquillity and delightful seclusion as well as proximity to the beautiful city of Malaga.
If you want to wallow in self indulgence, giggle ridiculously with your hosts and sample the delights of what the Spanish countryside can offer then this is the place to seriously consider.
6 Aug 2012
"Finca Fenix Fantasia"
Stayed from 17th to 26th July with my husband, mother (age 60ish, sorry mum) & niece (aged 11).
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome with big hugs & kisses from Mark the fridge of goodies for supper & the PG tips for mum. We felt even moreso when we saw the gardens looking so inviting in the candle light & the firepit glowing ready for us to sit & recover from travelling.
The house itself is immaculately kept, well equipped & beautifully decorated. Mark & Kim have thought of every eventuality & are a hive of information on all the local foods, drinks activites & sights. Thanks to their network of friends & local kowledge my niece was able to go horseriding in the mountains of Andalucia & eat plums that she picked from the trees as she rode.....how many 11 year olds can say that?
The town & surrounding area have lots to offer but Mark & Kim have created such an oasis of tranquility that we didnt want to go anywhere else. We ventured into town for shopping, had one meal out & visited the icecream parlour which we highly recommend!
We already knew the area & it's ideally situated if you want to travel around & see more of Andalucia, we'd a suggest a visit to the lakes, El chorro, Rhonda & Granada.The location & accommodation are so perfect that, if you're like us, you'll find there's far too much to experience in one holiday.
We will definately be visiting again, we have to as Marks list of things to see, do & taste has to be tackled........if we can just make it out of the finca!! Thx for a wonderful holiday x
3 Jul 2012
"Havre de paix"
C'est notre second séjour à Finca Fénix. C'est une maison très agréable, entièrement rénovée par les propriaitaires. La déco est sobre & de bon goût. J'adore les murs peints … More
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