Villa Carmen del Monte
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Just one hour from Malaga airport you can enjoy choosing between rural Spain and the coast, by staying in a spacious three bedroom country villa near the archetypal white town of Competa and10 kms. from the coast near Nerja. Villa Carmen del Monte has its own private eight by four meter pool and is surrounded by mature Mediterranean gardens and olive groves. The panoramic views of the Almijara Sierra Park and the Torrox valley descending to the Mediterranean are breathtaking.
The Villa easily accommodates six people in two doubles and one twin. Many villas of a similar size claim to sleep 10, but we do not believe in cramming in as many people as possible. The Villa has two floors with a modern well-equipped bathroom on each floor and ceiling fans to all rooms. There is also a separate large Television room
The Villa is secluded without being isolated and is surrounded by mature Mediterranean gardens and olive groves. As it is only 400 meters from the Torrox/Competa road, there is no driving for miles over rough tracks so common in the area. The property enjoys the additional privacy of a long private driveway through the olive groves owned by the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torrox Costa/Nerja 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 50 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 50 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|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Carmen del Monte has an eight metre living room with a balcony overlooking the Sierra Almajara. It also has double doors to the pool area and a wood burning stove for the Winter. There is a 32" Flat-screen Sky TV to give access to all the main UK channels.The kitchen and two bathrooms are fully-equipped and almost brand new.
There are three large bedrooms, two double and one twin as well as a separate television room arranged on two floors. This allows for two families each to have a double and a children's room, as well as a bathroom on each floor. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans. There are two modern, fully tiled bathrooms both with external windows and proper pressure showers on each floor.
Fresh bed linen is provided every Saturday. Additional maid service can be provided if requested in advance. Please bring your own beach/pool towels. Occasional care-taking visits may be made during your stay to clean the pool and maintain the gardens. Pool cleaning is normally done early in the morning for your own convenience and with minimum intrusion to your privacy.
|Further details outdoors|
Both the Villa and pool areas have stunning views of the Sierra. The secluded, terrace, surrounded by arches, overlooks an eight by four meter pool immediately in front of the Villa, so that you can relax alongside the pool. The pool is fully tiled, with easy-access steps and is lit by underwater lighting. On one side of the pool is and al fresco dining area as well as a large free-standing BBQ.
The Villa is perfect for enjoying the beaches, the local small towns, the excellent value of the restaurants, visits to the historic cites of Andalusia, walking in the mountains directly from the Villa, or just relaxing by the pool. There is a convenient local bar and restaurant within a short walking distance and the Villa is four km. from the famous old Moorish town of Competa. The town is still intrinsically Spanish in culture, bustling with local life, restaurants, bars, market and small supermarkets. Children's activities range from riding in the hills to water sports, water parks and buggy racing on the coast. The coast near Nerja is 15 minutes away. As it is here that the Sierra Almijara meets the sea, there are long sandy beaches as well as small rocky coves. The cost here has still managed to retain much of its character and charm, compared to much of the Costa del Sol. Further afield are the Moorish cities of Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba all accessible by the new motorway network - one of the best in Europe and then there's always Gibraltar and Morocco
The pool is open between April and the end of October
There are Ceiling fans in all rooms - sometimes two
The 32" flat-screen Sky TV picks up all UK main TV channels
Internet access is available and free
The change over day is flexible
Cots and high chairs can be provided if requested in advance
The Andalucia region
The villa is located in the ideal location. It allows you the choice of rural Spain, and the coast. The Villa is only 10 kms inland, so you are able to enjoy the many small towns set in the mountains (like the archetypal white hilltop town of Competa) as well as the coastal beaches. The Villa is 10 kms. from the coast near Nerja and 4 kms the coastal side of Competa. The whole area is rich in the heritage of the Moors, especially the nearby cities of Sevilla, Granada, Cadiz and Cordoba accessible by one of the best and most modern auto routes in Europe. The local town of Competa is still intrinsically Spanish in culture and bursting with local life. In all the local "white towns" there are bars and restaurants as well as fiestas almost every week in summer. There is also a convenient local bar and restaurant within easy walking distance of the Villa. The Villa is situated at one of the entrances to the Sierra Almijara Nature Park. It is close to dramatic scenery and is secluded without being isolated. Nerja and the coast have a wide selection of activities from water sports to night life as well as wide sandy beaches and small rocky coves.
Apart from relaxing by the pool or on the beach, the more energetic might enjoy some of the following activities. all within a few miles of the Villa:
- Walking and Hiking - From right outside the Villa, there are many tracks leading into the nature park and into the Sierra Almijara. The local shops sell detailed walking guides.
- Horse Riding - There are a number of stables within a few minutes of the Villa for both beginners and experienced riders. They will take the more adventurous right into the mountains for a really unforgettable experience
- Four wheel drive/Quad Bikes - You can hire both and either be independent or take a guided tour of the mountain trails.
- Golf - Bavaria golf is just 30 minutes - see below for details of the course.
- Aqua Park - Is just 35 minutes away across from the Euroski main shopping centre.
- Beaches – Spoilt for choice, from the quiet bays below the moiuntains East of Nerja to the wide sandy beaches of Nerja and Torrox Costa.
- Sailing/boating at La Caleta marina near Torre del Mar
- Ski-ing - at the ski resort in the Sierra Nevada - Sol y Nieve with ski runs up to 3,000 metres
Golfers can combine a golfing holiday with beach, mountains and the historic cities or Andulacia. The Costa del Sol exceeds in the selection of courses available to beginners and professionals. The nearest course is 25 minutes from the Villa. Baviera Golf Club is an 18 hole, 6100 yard, par 71 course, with driving range. The course is laid out around gardens and lakes, with views towards both the Sierra and the sea. Nearer to Malaga is the Anoreta Golf Club, another Canizares designed course. This 18 hole, 6538 yard, par 71course sets a slightly more difficult challenge due to water hazards being featured on 11 of the 18 holes, but still makes for an enjoyable game.
One of the best-kept secrets is the winter climate. This most southerly part of Spain, between the mountains and the sea, is said to have the best climate in Europe with 320 days of sunshine. This is the perfect time for walkers to explore the nature park alongside the Villa and return to drinks around the stove. The area in winter is a unique combination of indoor and outdoor living. If you are keen on sport, it is possible to sit on the beach or around the pool, enjoying the sun in Winter and three hours later you can be in deep snow at the ski resort in the Sierra Nevada - Sol y Nieve with ski runs up to 3,000 metres.
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