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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Casa Sampo is perfect for families or couples who want a relaxing place to stay or for walkers and climbers who want to explore El Chorro. We are situated in a pretty quiet valley surrounded by Olive, Lemon and Orange trees. A great base for many outdoor activities, exploring rural Andalucia or the beaches of the Costa Del Sol but removed from the hustle and bustle of the Costa. There is ample space inside or outside to relax and unwind. Enjoy the lovely views, cool off in the private pool or just relax under the large covered terrace.

Good road and rail links nearby to make travelling around easy. Take the train to Malaga, a surprising city with its cafe culture, home of Picasso and lovely beaches all within walking distance of each other. Drive to historic Ronda, pretty Mijas or ancient Antequera, or explore the wonderful National Park of El Chorro with its beautiful turquoise lakes. Sit back and enjoy a barbecue and the stars, or the twinkling lights of local villages in the distance.

An experienced walking guide can be arranged if you enjoy walking. Please request more information when you book if you would like to use him and I can make arrangements for you. Also an expert in Birdwatching is available by prior arrangement. For climbers/walkers during the off peak summer season (Oct-March) I offer good quality home cooked meals at an additional price, please ask about this when making an enquiry.

Book an individual or small group Yoga Seminar, Yoga exercises, breathing exercises, deep relaxation and guided meditation by an experienced Yoga Teacher in a beautiful setting. Please contact the owner in advance of your visit to arrange dates, times and prices. Beautician can visit for facials, manicures etc.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Churriana 25 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 30 km, Nearest railway: Pizarra 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

* Cool, spacious living/ dining area with ceiling fan

* Large kitchen area

* Master bedroom has air conditioning and double bed

* Single beds in further 2 bedrooms each with ceiling fans

* Comfortable sofas

* TV with USB ports (please bring relevant cables if you want to plug in laptops or tablets)

* DVD player with extensive selection of films and children's programmes

* Plenty of information on places to visit and things to do

* CD player

* Free Wi-Fi connection for Lap Tops

* Electric Blankets for winter bookings

Further details outdoors

* Gardens are extensive with several terraces.

* Plenty of space around the pool for lazing in the sun

* Comfortable Sun Loungers

* Large covered terrace for shade when needed.

* Panoramic views of the Guadalhorce Valley.


* Quiet track for easy walking

* Good location for Climbers

Further details

The apartment is the ground floor of our lovely villa. Whilst we are around you will not necessarily see much of us, but we are on hand should you encounter any problems or need advice on places to visit, restaurants etc. If you have children and fancy a night out on your own, then I am happy to discuss babysitting with you.

The Andalucia region

The Guadalhorce Valley is one of the greenest and prettiest in Andalucia with it´s Olive, Lemon and Orange Groves. The beautiful turquoise Lakes of El Chorro and its stunning gorge is only a 40 minute drive away. All the coastal area from Nerja to Gibraltar is within easy reach by car. Or drive inland to places such as Ronda, Mijas, Antequerra. Visit the Water Parks at Torremolinos or Mijas, Fuengirola Zoo (which is open at night during the summer) or the Safari Park. Drive inland towards Antequerra , take the train into Malaga and enjoy the cafe culture or make a visit to the Picasso museum or just enjoy the beaches. Ronda is only a 45 minute drive and well worth a days visit. Marbella and Puerta Banus are also within easy reach.

The biggest Butterfly Park in Europe opened in March 2011 near Benalmadena only a 30 minute drive away. Really beautiful and worth a visit.

30 minutes from the crags of El Chorro, during winter months when climbers are here I offer good home cooked meals for €8 per head, after a long day climbing come back to a good meal and then just relax.


Alora is a traditional white washed village or Pueblo with its narrow streets and steep hills. The Castle perched above the town looks wonderful at night when floodlit. Pizarra although not so pretty as Alora is very Spanish and has excellent bars and restaurants, no English type restaurants such as McDonalds!!!

There are many local festivals throughout the year, but some to note are the Easter Parades, Alora and Pizarra Ferias beginning of August, the festival of the Moon by candlelight in Carratraca beginning of September, the Christmas lights in Malaga from beginning of December and New Years Eve in Coin which is a massive fancy dress street party.

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7 Sep 2014


"Superb Holiday!"

We've just returned from a wonderfully relaxing & enjoyable week at Casa Sampo. We found the villa easily as the directions were excellent, a great start! Sue was lovely, helpful, accommodating a… More

Thanks for taking the time to do a review and such a lovely one at that. So glad you both returned home relaxed and refreshed. Enjoyed our chats and the company as I was on my own. Thanks for entertaining Mulungo!! All the best

5 Aug 2014



I'm not normally one for hyperbole but we've just returned from the most wonderful holiday here.Upon arrival we were struck by the number of repeat visitors here. Now we know why.Sue & Migue… More

Well what can we say, that was an amazing review, thank you. We enjoyed having you here, especially joining you a couple of evenings for enjoyable chats and the Malaga Wine!! The boys were great fun and a credit to you. Mulungo is shattered and hardly moved from his bed!!!

16 Jul 2014


"Home away from home"

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Sampo. Sue and Miguel were extremely kind and helpful and even welcomed us with one of Sue's delicious homemade cakes. The apart… More

So glad you all enjoyed your stay here, it was such a pleasure to see 3 generations of one family having fun and relaxing together. Hope the final part of your journey to Granada was as enjoyable and you all arrived home in your respective countries with some lovely memories. Kind regards Sue and Miguel

14 Oct 2013


"Heerlijk huis in een prachtige omgeving"

Ontzettend leuk ontvangst aardige mensen.het is een heerlijk ruim huis op een fantastische plek zeer centraal gelegen. In een woord heerlijk voor herhaling vatbaar… More

Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Sampo, really enjoyed meeting you and hope to meet you again.

4 Oct 2013


"Excellent holiday, totally relaxing, with amazing views."

Myself and partner shared the Casa Sampo with my sister-in-law and her family, including 2 young children. We enjoyed every moment that we stayed here, the apartment was great, had everything you nee… More

Thank you for the wonderful review, so glad you all had a good time, now you know where we are hope to see you all again. Kind regards from all at Casa Sampo

29 Sep 2013


"Fantastic place and lovely friendly owners."

We were so lucky to find this at the last minute and booked it based on the other reviews. It definitely lived up to expectation... the apartment was great, really clean, comfy and had everything you … More

Hi, thanks for the great review, so glad you all had a good time, it was lovely to meet you all, keep up the good work with the swimming!! Regards from Casa Sampo

25 Jul 2013


"Idyllic location to get away from the real world"

Just what I needed, the perfect getaway in beautiful surroundings to forget about everything and just enjoy the sunshine. Friendly hosts and dogs, couldn't do enough for me but never intruded on my space.

Amenities are close enough with a car and authentic Spanish town, not angloflied at all.

Will be returning and recommending to friends and family

So glad you were able to relax and unwind after a busy year. Kind regards from Casa Sampo

17 Jun 2013


"Comfortable accommodation with friendly hosts"

We had a great first week of May at Casa Sampo this year. The apartment is nice, spacey and the kitchen well equipped. Sue and Miguel are excellent hosts. We arrived around 9 pm and they made us feel welcome at once. They had bought some groceries we had asked and there was also a tasty homemade lemon cake waiting for us at the dinner table. Because we had planned various walks and other activities, we were away from the apartment most of the day, but it really felt like coming home every evening. We spent our last day around the house and the pool; the kids even swam, despite the still rather cold water. If the weather would have allowed it and if we would have had more time, I'd imagine we would have spent more lazy days like that. The kids (11 and 8) also loved playing with the dogs.
The apartment is an excellent base for walks and excursions: we watched flamingos at the Fuente de Piedra and wolves at the Lobo Park, made walks in the lake area (watched dozens of vultures), the Sierra de las Nieves and El Torcal and we visited Ronda and Malaga (by train).
Sue and Miguel, thanks again for your hospitality!

Many thanks for your review, glad you had such a good holiday. Kind regards Sue and Miguel (Mafuta and Mulungo)

10 Mar 2013


"Great place to stay - especially for climbers (we'll come back)"

Great apartment with lots of space and many homely features. Sue and Miguel left us a home baked cake and oranges. They were very friendly and helpful. Close to Alora, which is the perfect base for al… More

17 Jan 2013


"Perfect base for climbers wishing to explore the local area"

Four of us spent 10 days at Casa Sampo as our base for climbing in the El Chorroa area. The accommodation was superb and our hosts were very friendly and helpful, and the home cooked food every evenin… More

Many thanks for your review glad you had a good time

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