About the home
Casa Zarza is an old cottage sympathetically and fully restored in a rustic style, situated near the centre of the historic village of Colmenar.
Views of the village and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the house and terraces.
The property has 2 bedrooms (1 twin and 1 double with queen-size bed) with new, quality mattresses and bedding. Each bedroom is equipped with wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside lighting. The master bedroom also features a balcony providing a spectacular view of the church and ermita (convent).
The salon is equipped with 2 sofas, a coffee table, Spanish & free-to-air UK satellite TV, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News.
The fitted kitchen incorporates a refrigerator, electric oven and gas hob. A microwave oven, kettle & toaster are also provided, together with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery & glassware.
The bathroom comprises a shower, handbasin and WC.
Outside is an elevated terrace and ground level patio together with a private walled garden with a large variety of plants providing year-round interest.
At the patio/garden level is a utility room complete with automatic washing machine, handbasin & WC and a storage room.
For guests visiting during winter months, comfort is assured by the provision of a wood-burning stove, gas & electric heaters and electric underblankets on all beds.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||El Palo, Malaga, 30km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
There is a terrace on the main living level at the rear of the house. A short flight of stairs leads down to a patio, garden, utility/laundry room and storage room.
The municipal open-air swimming pool, open from June to September, is a 5-minute walk away.
We have stated that the property is not suitable for children under 5, chiefly due to the open staircase visible in the photograph of the salon and a similar one leading down to the garden. There is a removable stairguard, however, and children are welcome, so we invite potential guests to decide for themselves whether the stairs would pose any risk to young children.
You may smoke outside on the terrace but please do not smoke inside.
The property is located close to the centre of the village, so complete silence cannot be assured. Guests can expect to hear church bells and the occasional cockerel crowing.
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Colmenar, the capital of the Montes de Málaga is 30km north of the city of Málaga and 42km from Málaga airport.
Seville, Granada & Córdoba are easily accessible in 2 hours or less by road. Should you prefer, these and other historic towns in Andalucia are also served by excellent bus and rail networks.
The Colmenar area
There is a fine selection of bars and restaurants in Colmenar, so whether you are just looking for a tapa and a cold Spanish beer or want to enjoy local & international cuisine, you are sure to find somewhere to your taste.
Colmenar is predominantly an agricultural town, the principal activities being the production of olives, almonds and dairy products. The rolling landscape dotted with olive and almond groves framed by the craggy mountains give a flavour of old Spain, and you are very likely to encounter goatherds leading their charges or mules carrying olives to market as they have done for centuries.
There is a good selection of shops in the village and on Thursdays you might enjoy a stroll through the weekly market, where you can buy fresh fruit & vegetables, clothing & shoes and confectionery.
How to get there
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Directions by car from the airport.
On leaving tha airport, follow signs for Malaga. You will soon pass alongside the San Miguel brewery; stay in the left hand lane. A long right-hand bend will lead you onto the A7 dual carriageway.
After 2km make sure you are in the right-hand lane and follow the signs for Seville, Cordoba, Motril & Antequera, leaving the A7 and joining the A45.
After 5km the A45 splits, the left lane to Motril & Almeria, the right lane to Seville and Antequera. Take the right lane.
After 25km (at kilometre 148) exit onto the A356, signposted Colmenar. Follow this road for 8km and exit to the right at Colmenar on the A7001.
After 2km you will approach a T-junction, passing a Dia supermarket to your left and the "Balcon de los Montes" hotel to your right. Turn left. After approximately 400m take the right-hand fork where you see a yellow post box. Park on the left near the tall wall with iron railings on top. You will be met here.
Activities near Colmenar
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
08 Nov 2012
A pretty cottage in excellent condition with good views over the town. It is easy to find and the owners, John & Babette, who live locally will quickly solve any little problems that may occur. John... more
05 Apr 2012
What a lovely property, decorated to a very high standard, lovely garden and location.
Easy to find even without a GPS, unusual for some Spanish properties.....
The Casa was spotless... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|Year Round Rate||11 Mar 12||1 Jan 14||£ 315||£ 48||£ 58||3 Nights|
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