House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
CASA CLARA is a comfortable, relaxed , home-from-home but with views of the mountains and a swimming pool!
great for a peaceful , romantic get away or a family holiday with the lively village of Torrox only a 5 minute walk and the beach a 10 minute drive.
Torrox provides the perfect base to explore Andalucia. You can explore the historic towns and white villages of Competa and Frigiliana.You can also visit the famous Nerja Caves and the abandoned and recently restored El Acebuchal village and sample the traditional food offered by the local family run restaurant.
The beautiful city of Granada with the magnificent Alhambra is only 1.5 hours drive, and also Cordoba and Seville are quite accessible. There are many leisure activities such as golf, horseriding, walking, snorkeling and scuba diving. During the year there are lots of feria (festivals) in different nearby towns and villages.Overlooking the Mediterranean, the 11th century village of Torrox is a typical white-washed village with many steep streets and pretty squares. Protected from the north winds by the Tejeda and Almijara mountains the average temperature sees little difference between winter and summer. It is for this that Torrox boasts having 'the best climate in Europe'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||TORROX COSTA 4 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MALAGA 45 km, Nearest railway: MALAGA 40 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, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), 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|
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed.
1 bedroom with double bed and additional single bed.
Day bed in living room (sleeps 1).
Bathrooms: Large bathroom with full size bath and shower.
Outdoor pool shower.
Kitchen: Open plan kitchen overlooking pool with cooker, hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill etc.
Utility Room: Washing machine, drying rack and line.
Living Rooms: Open-plan spacious living room with Moroccan style day bed sofa (sleeps 1), chaise longue, arm chairs. Satellite TV, DVD library, DVD and CD/radio, library, ipod dock / speaker, board games, badminton raquets,WI-FI etc.
linen/maid service: The house is cleaned prior to your arrival and towels (exc. beach towels) and bed linen are provided-cleaning during your stay can be arranged at extra cost.
Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove oven fridge/freezer microwave washing machine iron/ironing board satellite tv tv internet access room fans private pool (for sole use of guests)
|Further details outdoors|
Tropical fruit garden,grape-vine covered terrace, private pool 5x7m, comfortable sofas / seating area, outside pool shower, table and chairs for alfresco dining, sun beds, parasols, large terraces overlooking mountains.BBQ. Lots of tropical plants on terrace which love being watered in summer. Fruit available to pick and eat.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
free internet wi-fi
Swimming pool only available april-october
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Costa del Sol region
The Costa del Sol stretches along 150km of Málaga province and is one of Spain's most popular destinations, with its wide sweeps of golden sand. The area's mild climate is the main attraction – visitors and residents alike can enjoy the beaches, as well as alfresco dining plus a wide variety of outdoor activities, all year round.
WHAT CAN I FIND ON THE COSTA DEL SOL?
The area is famous for its hundreds of beaches to be enjoyed along this coast, from quiet, hidden coves to lively stretches of sand with beach clubs populated by people from all over the world.
One of the most popular pastimes on the Costa is golf – there are over 50 golf courses in the area, with stunning mountain and clifftop locations, offering spectacular views over the area’s varied landscapes, and down to the sea.
Less well-known, but definitely worth a visit, are the many stunning national parks around Malaga province, often located just a short, easy drive inland. You can go hiking, caving, wild swimming, four-wheel-driving, horse-riding and countess other adventurous activities. For a less strenuous day out, the villages of the Axarquia region are some of the most picturesque in all of Spain.
Torrox is situated 46 kilometres east of Malaga. Torrox Costa on the coast, and Torrox Pueblo 2 kilometres inland and 120 metres above sea level. Torrox lies within the area of Axarquia, on the scenic Route of Sun and Wine, and has a residential population of 16,500 which increases with tourism during the summer months.
On the last Sunday before Christmas each year, Torrox holds its annual Migas Fiesta. Migas is a dish with a base of corn flour, olive oil, water and garlic which is a traditional dish for harvest workers. In Torrox it is accompanied by a salad of tomatoes, oranges and olives. More than 40,000 visitors attend this fiesta for whom migas is cooked in large frying pans throughout the town. The dish, accompanied by plenty of wine, is offered to all whilst music and dance performances take place in the pueblo´s main square.
Torrox Pueblo has retained its white Moorish village structure with attractive narrow streets and a main square which is a lively and focal meeting place. Much of the town has beautiful views down to the coast. There was once a Moorish castle on top of the hill on which the town stands where, it is claimed, King Almanzor was born in the 10th century. During Islamic occupation, Torrox prospered in agriculture and the silk trade. 16th century buildings include the Mudejar style church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and the Shrine and Convent of the Virgen de las Nieves.
Torrox Costa has two splendid maritime promenades with attractive restaurants and bars and 9 kilometres of wide sandy beaches. Either side of the main area are more rustic low rise buildings and bamboo fringed beaches. El Morche, on the coast to the west of Torrox Costa, is a small unspoilt sea-side village. To the east of the main town, alongside the lighthouse, the new 'Balcon de Torrox' has been constructed as a lookout to the sea.
Early March - Feria de la Mujer Trabajadora
Early May - Fiesta de la Crux
July 16th - Virgen del Carmen in El Morche
Early August - Fiesta de Virgen de las Nieves
Mid August - Feria de El Morche
Early October - Feria de Torrox
Sunday before Christmas - Migas Fair
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