Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Perla is a beautiful Spanish villa, private but within 10 minutes walking distance of the white mountain village of Competa. Set amongst vineyards and avocado plantations, the villa has breathtaking views of the mountains to the north and, looking south, down the valley to the sea.
The private swimming pool (not shared or overlooked) is in a walled area with vine-covered shade and a sunbathing terrace.The National Park -- a paradise for walkers, birdwatchers and artists -- is only two miles away; the coast is just half an hour's drive; and the Alhambra at Granada is over the Almijara mountains (about two hours) .
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torrox Costa 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga Airport 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, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Villa La Perla is decorated in traditional Spanish style with high ceilings, wooden beams, terracotta floors and archways that display a rustic charm that is perfectly suited to its surroundings. Two modern bathrooms have just been refurbished. Every room has a view and the villa is so well equipped, you literally need only pack your toothbrush!
|Further details outdoors||
Open the electric gates onto this spectacular property and there is plenty of room for parking around a centre circle dominated by a massive acacia tree. The villa's arched terrace, which overlooks the valley below, is the perfect place to dine al fresco. Set in 2000 square metres, the villa is separate from the 7m private pool, which has its own sunbathing area, outdoor shower and vine-covered terrace. A walled courtyard at one end of the villa boasts a built-in barbecue and orange trees -- while at the far end of the property is a Mediterranean garden planted with almond, fig, carob and mimosa trees. A path leads you to the end of this garden, where a bench is the perfect place to view the valley below, the sea and, on a clear day, the Rif mountains of North Africa.
The Andalucia region
Villa La Perla is in the Andalucian region to the East of Malaga known as Axarquia (the Land to the East).
With its sub-tropical temperatures, Axarquia is known for having the best climate in Europe and because it's warm and sunny all year round, it's not just a summer resort.
Axarquia boasts spectacular unspoiled countryside with the hill and mountain scenery ablaze with flowers and blossom from January onwards. The white villages of Andalucia have remained unchanged for centuries and are of Arab origin with narrow winding streets.
All this and the famous Costa del Sol beaches are just half an hour away.
Villa La Perla is named after the beautiful whitewashed village of Cómpeta, which is known as "La Perla de La Axarquia" (The Pearl of Axarquia).
A 16th-century church dominates the main square -- and there are spectacular views of sea, countryside and mountains from its flower-bedecked streets and plazas. Competa is still an active agricultural town with abundant crops of olives, almonds, grapes, raisins, figs and, above all, Vino de Cómpeta, which is renowned worldwide. The town has a varied selection of bars and restaurants, shops, banks, and a Saturday market.
The villa is also within comfortable walking distance of the picturesque villages of Canillas de Albaida and Archez.