La Cuadra is an enchanting detached stone cortijo in its own private secluded gardens with stunning views over the countryside down to Nerja and the coast. Beautifully furnished with rustic features, the cortijo is reached by a garden path that meanders up the hill. It has a living room/dining room and kitchen area, large double bedroom and spacious bathroom. Depending on season in its own gardens are ripe oranges, lemons, figs, plums, walnuts, grapes and pomegranates.There are several secluded terraces giving a choice of sun or shade. The top terrace with plunge pool is the perfect location to watch the sunset.
La Cuadra is located in La Molineta area which is a small hamlet of houses and cortijos lovingly restored from watermills and outbuildings on a hillside between Frigiliana and Nerja. La Molineta, featured in 'House & Gardens' and 'Casa Vogue', has houses on different levels (each totally private and secluded) reached by a series of paths and steps. These pass through gardens filled with the colour and scent of bougainvillea, hibiscus, geraniums, lemons, oranges, limes, grapes, apricots, avocados, pomegranates, figs and olives.
The charismatic Moorish village of Frigiliana with its fascinating bars and restaurants is within walking distance and the coastal resort of Nerja is only a 5 minute drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nerja 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 70 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 67 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
There is a plunge pool in a secuded location on the upper terrace, with stunning sea and country views
The Axarquia district is the easternmost region of the province of Malaga. It extends over 1,019 square kilometres. It’s western border are the Malaga mountains. It’s southern border is the Mediterranean Sea. To the north are the Sierra Almijara, Caramolos, Jobo, Alhama and Tejeda Mountains.
To the east is the province of Grenada. One can easily drive in under an hour from Frigiliana to the capital city Granada to see the wonderful cathedral, the world famous Alhambra and Generallife and the seductive Moorish Quarter. Granada is the city of dreams where a visitor can sample examples of Spanish culture throughout the centuries. If you decide to visit in the winter and you enjoy skiing, the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains offer a world class facility. The World championships were held there in 1997.
Sightly further from Frigiliana, but still within comfortable driving distance are many of the most charismatic towns and cities of Andalucia, including Cordoba, Ronda, Antiquera and Seville. On the coast the celebrated resorts of Marbella and Puero Banus can be reached in just over an hour.
Under an hour away, and an easy trip on the newly constructed super highway lies the capital city of Malaga. Malaga has a population of 1.3 million inhabitants, making it the third largest city in Spain, as well as the fastest growing metropolitan area. Along with an International airport, Malaga offers a wide range of services one would expect from a large city, and also has a charming historic centre with vibrant nightlife and its own classy beaches of El Palo and Pedralejo.
Closer to Frigiliana are many delightful little towns including Competa (famous for its wine and raisins) and Torrox (known for the Phoenician tomb found there). Directly south of Frigiliana lies the thinking tourist's resort of Nerja, which is famous for its beaches, the Nerja caves, and the pedestrian walkway called the Balcon de Europa.
Voted the 'prettiest village in Andalucía' by the Spanish tourism authority, Frigiliana which sits on a mountain ridge is just 7 kilometres from Nerja town centre and offers stunning views across the ‘campo’ all the way down to the Mediterranean.
Steeped in history, above Frigiliana, the hill El Fuerte was the backdrop of the final bloody defeat of the Moors of La Axarquía in their 1569 rebellion against the Spanish. High above the village are the ruins of the fort from which some of the Moors reputedly threw themselves rather than be killed or captured. It is said that bones and rusted weapons dating from this encounter still lie among the scrub on El Fuerte.
Frigiliana itself is the epitome of a Spanish "white" village. Beautiful little village houses set in a maze of cobbled streets, their balconies abundant with flowerpots and overflowing with colour. Strolling through the village, there are plenty of little corners to sit in the shade, rest and reflect on the day. Frigiliana also has a great choice of restaurants and bars to sample in beautiful surroundings. The many trails and pathways from the village will satisfy the most avid walker and the scenery and beauty of the National Park will enthrall and entertain the naturalist.
If you want a change from relaxing in the tropical gardens of La Cuadra or "chilling" on the beach, then Frigiliana and the surrounding countryside is a wonderful place to explore and sample the tapas bars. Also, with the proximity of Nerja town only a five minute drive or short bus ride away from La Molineta, you will still be able to combine the livelier side of Nerja with the more leisurely environment of the Andalucian countryside