Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Found in the peace and tranquillity of the Andalucian countryside , this beautiful cottage offers a truly relaxing haven away from the stresses of everyday life.
Tucked away down a private drive the cottage is surrounded by almond and olive groves and has spectacular views across the valley and pretty whitewashed villages of the Axarquia.
The private pool is surrounded by gardens and furnished patio/sunbathing terraces. Also a shaded dining area and BBQ.
Inside , the property is maintained to a high standard and is light , airy and comfortable. The fitted kitchen and dining area lead out through French doors onto the patios. The master bedroom has views through French doors onto the pool area and there is also a twin bedroom so is also ideal for families.
The local village of Colmenar is only a short drive and has a good selection of shops, tapas bars, restaurants etc.
The location of the property is ideal for exploring this wonderful area, or just relaxing and enjoying the pool and sunshine along with the obligatory chilled glass of wine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mar/Torremolinos 35 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 30 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The layout of the property is comfortable and spacious and the rooms are all light and airy.
The kitchen is fitted out a country style with plenty of preparation space and a dining area with seating for 4 persons.
The lounge area has a wood burning stove, comfy seating and sat tv and dvd.
The pretty master bedroom with a king size bed has French windows leading onto the pool area.
The twin bedroom is spacious and furnished out in quality wooden furniture.
There is a full bathroom with bath , shower , toilet , sink and hairdryer.
There is a selection of games , books, and dvd's.
|Further details outdoors|
The exterior of the property is surrounded by ample patios and gardens.
There are sunbeds for relaxing around the pool . A dining table and chairs are located in a shady area close to the kitchen area , ideal for al fresco dining. There is also a BBQ.
The views from the property are absolutely spectacular over looking the valley and villages of the Axarquia.
There are plenty of walks around the property.
There is ample private parking directly outside the property.
The property is cleaned and maintained to a high standard and clean linen and towels are provided for guests.
A security deposit of £150/150 euros is required on arrival ,returned on departure as long as there are no breakages etc
A high chair and travel cot can be arranged on request, please ask.
The property is available for longer term rental from October onwards, from £550 pm, please ask .
Starter packs can be arranged for arrivals on request.
Please note all prices are exclusive of wood (winter only)
Internet available on request 20 euros pw.
The Andalucia region
This region is well known for it long hot summers but is ideal for winter breaks ue to the mild and ofen suny winters.
The area has a wealth of places To visiT, historic cities, beaches, golf courses etc. The famous cities of Granada, Cordoba and Ronda are an easy day trip as are Antequera, Nerja, and its caves and cosmopolitan Marbella.
To the west of Malaga there are beach resorts of Torremolinos, Benalmadena with its hge marina, fishings trips and Fuengirola.
To the East are the Spanish resorts of Torre del Mar with long promenades for walks and local fish restaurants, Torrox and Nerja with its famous"Balcon de Europa", caves and good shops and restaurants.
The coast has very good shopping centres, zoos, water parks, local markets, horse and flamenco shows, an abundanceof golf courses, amusement parks etc. The main city of Malaga has a very beautiful cathederal and an old quarter with tapas bars and local music, an old castle with views over the port and a paseo with city gardens and walks along with horse drawn carriages. The shopping is also very good.
The airport is only a 30 minute drive from the propery, as is the main bus/train station.
The local village of Colmenar is known as the capital of the Axarquia region of Andalucia. It derives its name from the beehive or "colmena" and its organic honey can be bought today. The village also has a honey museum showing the process of collecting and producing the local honey.
The village lies in an elevated position with a church at the very top of the vllage. The views from here of the surrounding area are superb. Colmenar has a very good selection of tapas bars, restaurants, bakers, butchers, small supermarkets, chemist, 24 hour medical centre , banks and a weekly fresh fruit and veg market.
It is also well connected by good roads to the motorway junction only kms away making it an ideal base for touring and for easy day trips sightseeing.
The village has 2 main festivals, one in February and one in August although all the surrounding villages also have their own festivals. The Spanish always have something to celebrate!
Colmenar is close to the villages of Rio Gordo, Alfernate and the beautiful hilltop village of Comares.
There is a small local park, huge municipal swimming pool and a great area for country walks.
A small riding stable is located a few miles away and the area is also idea for birdwatching and bike riding.
The Montes de Malaga national park has lovely cool walks in the pine forests and the Torcal National Park with its fabulous rock formations is good for walks and picnics.
The area really has something for everybody, but it is also ideal for relaxing and taking the slow pace of life in the Andalucian countryside in the beautiful sunshine!
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17 Apr 2014
Genieten van het Andalusische buitenleven in alle rust en privacy.Dwalen door de Axarquia en zijn sfeervolle witte dorpjes verscholen in een prachtige omgeving, maar toch met steden als Granada, Anteq… More
18 Sep 2013
"Peaceful and relaxing"
I have stayed at Los Establos on several occasions which I guess is a good endorsement in itself the last of which was in June 2013, although set in a tranquil and peaceful location its only 10 minutes drive from Colmenar a small town that still manages to keep its traditional Spanish intimacy intact but is large enough to provide all the amenities necessary for an enjoyable stay.
The cottage is well thought out, clean, tidy and well equipped and while modern still manages to retain a rustic feel, the outside area has sun loungers, seating and table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining, the pool while not large, unless your Rebecca Adlington is plenty big enough for swimming and relaxing in.
I very much enjoyed sitting outside of an evening with a glass of wine looking out across the valley and taking in the view, although during the day clusters of white villages are clearly visible at night patches of twinkling lights spread down to the foothills of the mountains bringing the whole valley alive something I found very magical and relaxing.
The owners of the property Angela & Terry are very helpful and friendly and always available if needed and having lived in Colmenar for many years also have the advantage of being very knowledgeable about the area which was also very useful.
If you are looking for somewhere in the countryside that's quiet and relaxing but still carries the home comforts of satellite TV and Wifi yet is only 45 or so minutes from the beach then 'Los Establos' is probably it, I will certainly be returning again.
20 Jul 2013
"Beautifully Spanish 'away from it all'"
First time on trip advisor for me but I felt compelled to write. Beautiful charming cottage with a magical pool area...quiet...peaceful...private. Nestled within the hills with views that are breathta… More
Thank you for a lovely and kind review. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cottage, the peace, tranquility and fab views it offers. A hammock or two next year then!!Regards Angela
13 Jun 2013
"If you want to get away from it all, this is the place!"
I have just returned from a 10 day holiday with my Mum to Los Establos. This was the first completely independent holiday I have booked so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect. However the… More
6 Jun 2013
"Tranquil, peaceful, relaxing and breathtakingly beautiful..."
We were looking for somewhere really peaceful and private. Out of the way to get away from the hectic business of life. Here we found it.
The property overlooks the owner's house which is positioned 100 metres away, just below the vista looking towards the mountains.
We were a little disappointed that it wasn't quite a private as we first thought it might be; but our concerns were dissipated by the discreteness and privacy shown to us by our hosts. It turned out to be really useful having Angela and her husband close by, as it meant any issues were resolved fairly quickly.
Our only complaint was that the loo leaked the day before we left and flooded the bathroom floor and a couple of items in the kitchen were lacking, as were a few handles on furniture, drawers, wardrobes etc. These seemed to be "early season teething problems," so to speak.
The cottage itself is perfect for couples or a small family. Really lovely feel. Stylishly decorated, rustic with hints of the moorish influence. Just a little bit more upmarket than your average Spanish villa.
We loved it!!!
The bedroom has the perfect view across the pool over the mountains. You won't be disappointed booking a week here. The whole place was strewn with carpets of Spring flowers. We had a temperature during the day of 20-23'C throughout the week.
The location is excellent, 40 mins from Malaga and the coast and enough small villages and local attractions to keep you interested for days.
It should be noted that the driveway to the property is very steep, winding and has an uneven gravel surface, so probably not very compatible with low sports cars.
Thanks so much for a wonderful week in Andalucia. We hope to come again...
27 Jan 2013
"Absolute peace , stunning views and a wonderful place to relax."
We had another great holiday in this beautiful comfortable cottage, again. Thank you Angela. This is the second time we have stayed here and love the region. It is an ideal location to explore and this time we visited Ronda and the Alhambra in Granada. We have to say the views are second to none and we spent as much time as possible relaxing around the pool and gardens. Here's to next time.
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