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Finca | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Our villa has been newly redecorated and refurbished; a rustic style combined with modern elements has given the villa a simple and fabulous new look. The property has a fully equipped kitchen, baby equipment and toys.
But the best part of this property is the outdoor space:
The very large patio sweeps 360 degrees around the finca, allowing for different views towards the mountains, our olive groves or the view stretching across to the village of Olvera castle. You can enjoy sitting in either the sun or the shade. The size of the patio and the property is perfect for large families, who can all sit together enjoying the villa, or for some quiet times away from the group, there is plenty of space to sit alone and relax enjoying the environment. The patio is very secure, it is fully enclosed and the pool area also has its separate and secure enclosure, meaning parents with young children can relax.
For those who like to cook outside, I am sure our fully equipped BBQ and pizza oven, along with our fresh herb garden, will satisfy the most enthusiastic chef. We have cookery books in English and a food dictionary to fully help you enjoy the flavours of Spain in this beautiful part of Andalucia.
A holiday taken here is a holiday spent unwinding and relaxing with home comforts in the sun. No need to venture out, but simply enjoy being with your friends and family as you experience a rural and traditional Spain.
Please note, the villa is not completely isolated, the B road is approx 200 metres away providing easy access to the towns.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||90 minutes drive, approx.|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga, Jerez or Seville|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
Olvera is just one of the "Pueblos Blancos" - "White Towns" of Andalucia, all are characterised by the whitewashed walls, most frequently set in amongst the sierras.
The main towns and villages to visit when staying in and around Olvera are:
Zahara de la Sierra - it is next to a reservoir. You can hire canoes and swim during summer time.
Garganta Verde and Ermita de la Garganta - This is an amazing walk from the Grazalema area, there are caves with stalactites and stalagmites
Puerto de las Palomas - right at the very top towards Grazalema, stop here for some breath taking views
Grazalema - A gorgeous little town.
Villaluenga del Rosario - the highest of the White Towns and also one of the prettiest
Benaocaz - this is an Arab town with the remains of a fortress
Ubrique - the largest of the White Towns
Benamahoma - contains the Fuente de Nacimiento of Majaceite river
El Bosque - trout fishing and hang gliding can be done here.
Algodonales - a traditional 16th century town with some Roman ruins. Paragliding and paramotor schools here.
El Gastor - Balcón de los Pueblos Blancos with an interesting church
Setenil de las Bodegas - a stunning village built into the rocks and an Arab fortress
Alcalá del Valle - has megalithic standing stones nearby
Arcos de la Frontera - Interesting town perched on a cliff - Baroque churches
Bornos and Villamartín - Huge reservoir and Roman ruins
Cortes de la frontera - the Pileta Paleolithic Cave paintings.
Vejer de la Frontera - for something much further afield, Vejer is a stunning, Moorish, town on the Costa de La Luz.
El Chorro - a 90 mins drive into the Malaga region is well worth the journey. The lakes during summer time are the perfect place for a swim, or to hire a pedalo. The terrifying "Camino del Rey" is also here.....see it and imagine the workers making this treacherous journey.
Inland Andalucia is an undiscovered beauty of Spain. The mountain villages are still seemingly untouched by the passing of modern times. The villages are built around sturdy, stable rocks giving protection from the blistering sun. With no respite of the sea, the mountain villages have taken on a very different shape to the tourist ridden areas of the coastal towns of Spain. This is old Spain, which slowly succumbs to the modern Europe, in which the old men have swapped their donkeys for beaten up old mopeds, yet they still use the same old straw panniers The farmer still ploughs his field with horses and the daughters still take heed to secrets of cooking and parenting from mothers and grandmothers. The age of technology will not overwhelm this area for many years yet.
In short, the History of Andalucia is rich and still very much alive amongst the current generation.
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14 Oct 2013
"Shooting stars, mojitos and BBQ's – the perfect holiday…."
We stayed at Villa Luci in mid August with another family of 4 and the villa accommodated us all perfectly (with bedrooms to spare). The bedrooms were a great size, with clean neutral decoration, comfortable beds with great quality linen and window shutters on all the windows meaning the children had lovely dark rooms, which meant they slept in later than normal! The kitchen was really well equip with everything you would normally have in your own kitchen and more, along with cookery books to help you along the way and a great sized drinks fridge to keep all your water (and some alcohol, should you be partaking) lovely and cool. And the whole villa was spotlessly clean with lovely fluffy white towels in the bathrooms.
The BBQ was great and we ate outside every evening, making the most of the outside space, which was fantastic. The extensive outside patio area surrounded the villa and was completely secure meaning that the children could run around to their hearts content. The layout outside is really well thought out with many different seating and relaxing areas which at different times of the day were shaded or sunny meaning you can all enjoy the space whatever your sunbathing (or non sunbathing) tastes. There were also lots of toys for the children to play with, which they made full use of and when you did eventually have to drag yourself out for the day from the villa there was a shaded covered area for you to park your car so you never had to get into a boiling hot car….it's all the little things that count!
And we haven't even mentioned the chlorine free swimming pool yet, which goes without saying, is where the children spent most of their time, but when it was time for them to have a break the gated pool area was closed and locked so you never had to worry about one of them accidently falling in. And to make relaxing even easier there were ample sun loungers and swimming towels provided.
The location of the villa was lovely with Olvera a short drive away where you could get most provisions that you might need, but to be honest you never really want to leave the villa. What better way to spend your holiday with BBQ's every evening, relaxing outside once the kids have finally gone to bed, spotting shooting stars in the company of friends in a fantastic villa – I don't think holidays get any better than that.
16 Sep 2013
We decided to spend a week in Spain for our grand-daughters 18 th birthday & we all had an amazing time .There were 12 of us & we had plenty of room in Villa Luci.We spent a lot of time in the pool with the youngest children ,5 & 2 ,& everywhere felt safe for them . Also a good selection of toys were supplied . The kitchen was superb and very well equipped which was important to us as we enjoy cooking with the local produce which was excellent. We also used the BBQ and clay oven which was quite a spectacle .The teenagers even enjoyed making their own pizzas !! The bedrooms all had plenty of room and were very comfortable, as was the lounge, and well equipped. Spacious area surrounding the villa means you have plenty of sun and shade and lots of seating and sun loungers . We hired 2 cars which meant we could visit Olvera,local village, for supplies and sight seeing ,a must ! Cristina ,the owner , was exceptionally helpful from first booking and seems passionate about people enjoying their holiday ~ and we certainly did & hope very much to return in the near future .
3 Apr 2013
"Wonderful Family Friendly Accommodation"
We stayed at the Finca for a week and wish we had booked for longer! It was the perfect place for the 5 of us to stay. My Mum came too and had her own private area with a bedroom and bathroom, while our sons (7 months and 2 years) also had their own peaceful rooms! It was so spacious and well furnished with cot linen provided and even a baby monitor! We took everything but the kitchen sink with us and really didn't need to as Cristina and Christian had covered all bases.
I agree with everything the last reviewer said. It's ideal for small or large groups - so spacious with wonderful dining areas and excellent cooking facilities. The outside area and pool kept us amused all day. Plenty of privacy to disappear with a book while the others are busy splashing around in the lovely pool.
The only reason I marked down the location was, for me, an ideal location would have a small shop/restaurant in walking distance. Saying that, the fantastic supermarket and eateries in Olvera are only a very short drive away (5 mins).
I would highly recommend the Finca. We felt so relaxed after our time there as there were no stresses!
Amazing memories we will always cherish.
19 Mar 2013
"An amazing villa, superbly equipped for families, in the 'real' Spain, we loved it so much we went back twice."
This is the second time we have stayed at this villa, each time for two weeks during the August Summer Holiday. I wanted to write a review as a thank you for such a wonderful holiday experience, in … More
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