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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|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|
|Further details outdoors|
There is a plunge pool in a secuded location on the upper terrace, with stunning sea and country views
About this location
The Andalucia region
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
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9 Sep 2014
"A charming, rustic and magical little cottage!"
We stayed at La Cuadra at the end of August for a week and found it to be a charming, wonderful little place. Yes, there are many steps up to the cottage and yes there is some road noise when sitting … More
4 Aug 2014
"well worth the climb!"
We spent a wonderful week at La Cuadra in july. Even though it,s quite a climb and there is some road noise it is still the perfect spot to relax. Nerja and Frigiliana are within easy reach so it<s… More
23 Jul 2014
"We'll worth the climb!"
La Cuadra is the perfect getaway if like us you live a very busy life with very little time alone.There is a bit of noise from traffic but after a while you don,t notice and you can always turn the r… More
25 Mar 2014
"Cute little house in the hills"
A wonderful cute little cottage in the hamlet of la molineta just outside of frigiliana. Rustic and private, a lovely retreat. Pretty terraced gardens and shaded patio area, plenty of places to sit and admire the wonderful views right down to the coast. Fully equipped kitchen and a cosy lounge with log burner. The only thing to be aware of is it is up alot of steps! 85+ i did count them! So you do need to be able bodied/vaguely fit to stay here. But this gives it a great elevated position and great views to the coast.you can walk into frigiliana or there is a regular bus. The only down side was the lack of wifi/internet. The satellite channels have gone but this is everywhere in this area and not the owners fault. There is abit of road noise and this may be worse in the summer months. But I would still highly recommend if you want some pretty rustic spanish charm.
Many thanks for your appreciative remarks. With regard to the number of steps to La Cuadra there is also an alternative access with much fewer steps. With regard to the loss of UK television channels in Spain - we have now installed a new system which gives BBC/ITV/Channel 4/Sky News and a number of French and German channels.
31 Jan 2014
We really enjoyed our stay, found the facilities perfect and charming, great bed, stunning shower and very efficient log burner, the outside terraces were a great position to catch the winter sun (we … More
16 Jul 2013
"Fond memories of La Molineta"
We had an absolutely super time at this beautiful Finka, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the sea, this is a perfect get-away holiday destination where you can relax, unwind. We've already booked to go back!
15 Mar 2013
"Cosy authentic Spanish home form home"
We spent a wonderful week here in Feb 13 and enjoyed the house and gardens very much. On the sunny days we had breakfast on one of the little sunny terraces watching the world go by. There's so much to explore within easy reach and despite coming to Nerja for over 20 years we always find something new to do. La Cuadra is very well equipped and comfortable and the log burner gave us a tan it was so hot ! A perfect little place to escape but only 10 minutes drive for when you want the wonderful Burriana beach or huge selection of restuarants in town or the roof top cafes of Frigiliana.
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