Casa de los Robles
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa de los Robles sleeps 8 people, in 4 rooms – one with kingsize bed and en suite bathroom, one with double bed and en suite toilet, and two with twin beds sharing a bathroom.
Outside living in the summer is perfect on the covered terrace – accompanied by a barbeque or paella, and a few glasses of local red wine!
Casa de los Robles enjoys a magnificent backdrop of mountains, which are home to a wide variety of wildlife including griffin vultures and montessas. It also looks across mountains to views of the sea, and, on clear days, the Atlas mountains in Morocco.
WHAT GUESTS HAVE SAID:
"The villa is absolutely perfect and exceeded all our expectations, thank you! (The pool is perfect temperature and we have not needed the cover!) Our girls are making very good use of the pool!" Rebecca Booth UK 2012
"I really want to thank you for the wonderful stay in Casa de los Robles. Everything in the house was perfect. I will certainly return to the house and recommend it to lots of people!
I will describe it on "Tripadvisor" as a perfect holiday home, rated 5/5." Karel Geys Belgium 2012
"Just got back and wanted to say what a fabulous villa in an awesome setting.
We have had a brilliant week and are all a lot pinker / tanned and more chilled. An exceptional place, can't recommend it highly enough and if I am honest I think the internet details alone under sells it big time." Simpsons UK 2011
"Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic relaxing time at your villa in all its beautiful surroundings, really enjoyable and would highly recommend it." Ian and Rhian, North Wales, 2010
"Just a quick note to say how much we loved your villa. It was excellently equipped and extremely comfortable plus the table tennis saw many championships! . We thought the views were stunning and loved the swallows and baby birds nesting in the garden." Bazleys UK 2011
"We're enjoying our stay at Casa de los Robles a lot. The house is wonderfully decorated, very luxurious and clean. And the view is magnificent!" Leque Holland 2011
"Hopefully, one day, we would love to visit again as the villa was perfect for us, it was just bad luck that we had to cut our holiday short." Webber 2011
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Del Mar 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 60 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, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A fully equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher, large fridges and freezer, and washing machine enables easy self-catering. A spacious living room with TV, and DVD (plus a library of DVDs) is cool in summer, and magnificently heated by a wood-burner in the cooler months.
This property is let on a year-round basis, perfect for that special family event, Christmas or Easter, the gite can be decorated accordingly for you.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is located a couple of hundred meters above the road between two delightful Andalusian white villages – Canillas de Aceituno, four kilometres to the west, and Sedella two and quarter to the east. Both villages have local bars and restaurants, as well as shops, that sell all you need, and a large shopping complex with hypermarket is just forty minutes down the road, towards the coast.
The surrounding campo is ideal for walking, from short walks (some directly from the house) to more lengthy spectacular ones.
Los Robles sits in 9000 square metres of wild lavender, cistus and orchids, with spacious landscaped areas and terraces providing ample peaceful locations to rest in sun or shade. The main lower terrace has a wonderfully tempting 10 x 5 metre swimming pool.
Take a drive through the Sierra Nevada mountains to Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with its gorgeous Alhambra Palace and romantic Generalife Gardens.
Catch a concert in the caves of Nerja â?? the 63 metre high Sala de Cataclismo is the venue for a music and dance festival each summer in July.
Join in a fiesta with fireworks, funfair, fino sherry and authentic flamenco dancing during the peak summer season.
Visit the brand new Picasso Museum in Malaga â?? next door to a Roman theatre and a Renaissance-style cathedral â?? displaying rare works donated by the artistâ??s family.
Get a taste of all things British - Gibraltar makes a great day out with its impressive naval history, great tax-free shopping and cheeky Barbary apes up on the Rock.
People watch at Puerto Banus marina. Maybe spot a celebrity or two!
Tivoli World theme park, the biggest amusement park on the coast, makes for a special day out with family and friends.
Take in a round of golf at one of the many golf courses dotted around the region.
* The House and pool are managed by an English couple living locally.
* Pool not available over the winter months. Check when booking to find out when pool will be open (weather dependant)
* The large garden is cared for weekly.
* Visitors will be met at the property on arrival or at the soonest convenient time.
* Welcome pack available at house
The Andalucia region
The attractive town of Malaga is about an hour away, with its abundance of shops and restaurants, majestic cathedral and new Picasso Museum.
Granada is two and a quarter hours drive through stunning country, and worth visiting for the city as well as the El Hambre Palace.
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada is a similar distance away. Seville and Gibraltar are accessible on a dayÃ¢??s outing, and the hydrofoil across to Morocco makes a more adventurous trip.
Numerous closer locations are enjoyable to visit Ã¢?? if you can bear to leave Casa de los Robles!
Sedella lies 62 kilometres from Malaga and 33 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar. It is located within the area of Axarquia, on the scenic Mudejar Architecture Route, and has a population of 700.
Sedella stands at 689 metres altitude in the foothills of the Sierra Tejada and Sierra Almijara mountain ranges. It has winding, narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses, many of which have Arab style courtyards and gardens.
Within the village the Casa TorreÃ?Â³n is built in a Renaissance-Mudejar style and the church of San AndrÃ?Â©s has a preserved 16th century tower. Near to the village the remains of an old military fortress can be found.
BARS AND EATING OUT:
There is Lorena Bar serving good tapas, the Piano Bar restaurant (better known as Rafas) open in the summer season and Bar Chiringuito a popular local bar serving tapas and menu Del dia. The Plaza Bar is very popular and people say it serves the best tapas in the whole region.
CANILLAS DE ACEITUNO
Canillas de Aceituno lies 51 kilometres from Malaga and 21 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar in the area east of Malaga known as the Axarquia, and within the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park. Canillas de Aceituno has a growing population of around 3,000 who enjoy spectacular views to the sea and Lake Vinuela.
The town is situated on the scenic Mudejar Route, at 645 metres altitude in the foothills of the Sierra Tejada mountain range, on the highest mountain in Axarquia, La Maroma which reaches 2,080 metres. The natural spring from the mountain attracts people from far away due to a belief that if the pure water is drunk, illness is prevented.
Nearby is the spectacular canyon of the River Almachares where picnic and bar-be-que areas are provided. The nearby Cave of La Fajara and the RahÃ?Âges Nature Reserve are also worth visiting.
There are many activities and interests available locally, including a water park, lively coastal resorts and a busy shopping mall at Velez Malaga. Two golf courses are about 30 minutes drive away and the busy large white village of Competa, just half an hour away, offers a whole range of pastimes including horse-riding on the magnificent mountain tracks. Contact numbers for a range of places are available in the villa.
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8 Jul 2013
"Wow - by far the most amazing villa I've ever stayed in"
We were really looking forward to our first visit to Spain with our six year old twin boys and chose Casa De Los Robles as it looked like a great place to relax and get away from it all as a family.
The flight from Southend airport to Malaga was very simple and the transfer to the villa was incredibly easy (even with two very excited six year old boys!)
We hired our car from Record Go which I would really recommend - they have a desk in the airport and the queue was half the size of the Europcar one and we certainly paid less for the car. The directions to the villa were simple and easy to use and the whole journey took under an hour. The drive there was the first indication that this holiday would be rather special .
Once you leave the crowds of Malaga and head for the hills the scenery really starts to unfold and we were all just stunned by the beauty of the winding mountain roads and deep ravines all around us .
From the minute we passed through the gates of the villa into a great large parking area and stepped out it was clear that this place was kept to a fantastically high standard . The stunning gardens all around the villa were laden with figs , oranges and an abundance of flowers that scented the evening air perfectly - queue big smiles from the whole family...
Within the villa itself we had far too much space really ! The boys each had their own beautifully furnished bedroom and bathroom , we enjoyed our stunning master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (and even a little peace and quiet!) at the other end of the villa. I have to confess the fourth bedroom was used solely for the kids to build tracks with the giant Jenga blocks form the patio. There would be plenty of room for two families to share with all the facilities at the villa.
There really was every conceivable thing we needed to make our holiday as comfortable and easy as possible. Its clear that the family that own this place have thought of everything- the kitchen had a fantastic supply of any number of plates , glasses, cooking utensils etc . The only thing missing was a wine cooler but we fashioned something from a jug filled with ice cubes !
The villa was sparkling clean and the abundance of really good quality white sheets and towels made it feel more hotel than a self catering holiday . The real highlight for me was the beautiful photographs hung around the villa that gave the whole look of the place a real feeling of staying in someones ( rather lovely ) home rather than just another characterless building.
Whilst the inside of the villa is lovely, the terraced gardens , pagoda and of course the stunning swimming pool made our holiday absolutely perfect . The kids spent all week in the pool and the sizeable pagoda kept that full glare of the midday sun off us when we needed it . We went from the 29th June to the 7th July and it was perfect weather . I don't know what it would be like in August though as it was pretty hot even then . Even though the pool is unheated we made sure we put the cover on each night and recored 31 degrees one day in there - as the kids said it was like swimming in a cup of tea !
We really didn't leave the villa much except quick trips to the local towns to pick up provisions. We did have a day the the water park in malaga which was pretty steeply priced ( £60 for a family of four) but was worth every penny - the kids loved it.
We could see from the website when we booked it that a great deal of thought and effort had gone into making sure we would have everything we needed but we had no idea how beautiful the place would be in reality . I really can't recommend it enough . I just hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did ( not too much though as we are definitely planning to go back again next year!)
13 Aug 2012
Wow! What an amazing villa. Nestled in the mountains North of Malaga, the villa has incredible views and so peaceful. We were there with our 2 sons (age 4 and 6) and they didn't want to leave … More
Thank you; we are delighted you had a really enjoyable stay.
26 Jul 2012
"Perfect piece of paradise"
This is an absolutely perfect villa. We stayed with 2 small children (4 and 2 years old) and they thoroughly enjoyed the pool. Before going I was slightly concerned that the pool might be a little chilly as it was unheated but it was in fact the perfect temperature. The villa is beautiful (the photo's don't show quite how beautiful it is!) and has everything you could possibly need for a lovely relaxing holiday. The perfect place to just relax and unwind with lovely views and peaceful, great nature too! The local villages are quite small but we found we stayed in the villa most of the time so wasn't a concern and it was not to far to the big supermarket in Velez Malaga. Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Thank you Rebecca for taking time to put a comment on Tripadvisor, and for saying such lovely positive things...much appreciated. Carolyn
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