House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Recently renovated, the rooms are large and spacious. There are three double bedrooms each with balcony. The largest bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath, a second bathroom has a shower.
The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with a fridge, drinks cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker and hob. Currently seats 6.
There is a small outside area at the back of the house, suitable for dining and sunbathing.
The large lounge has a small TV & UK satellite (now only Sky News and a very limited Freeview channels available) with DVD player, two large sofas and two chairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Del Mar 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 48 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The house is a family home, and is well equipped.
Please note there is no central heating or air conditioning, although there are some heaters for the cooler months.
|Further details outdoors|
The village is not suitable for people with mobility problems because of the steep roads.
Parking is not available outside the house because of the narrow roads, but cars can be driven up to the house for unloading. There is plenty of space to park in nearby streets.
In the village there are supermarkets, bakers, fishmongers, banks with cash machines, a post office, and many bars, so although small, there is no need to leave the village for supplies.
There is a beautiful shared village pool, open July and August.
Village swimming pool only available July & August.
The Costa del Sol region
The nearest coastal resort is Torre Del Mar. This is a traditional Spanish seaside resort, recently refurbished with a lovely promenade and a large beach. There are lots of shops and some very good seafood restaurants.
If you drive east along the coast towards Nerja there are many small beaches with their own restaurants. Nerja is about a twenty minute drive along the coast and although well developed still retains some charm with its many bars and restaurants. The nearby caves, on the eastern side, are well worth a visit, boasting the largest stalactite in the world at 63m. They also contain a number of prehistoric paintings.
A drive inland will take you through a stunning and varied landscape of mountain ranges, forests and arid plains. Only a one and half hour drive away is Granada. Granada is described in the Rough Guide To Spain as "If you see only one town in Spain it should be Granada.......for here stands the Alhambra - the most exciting, sensual and romantic of all European monuments". The Alhambra stands on the hills above the town but is within reasonable walking distance of the town centre. It is a palace/fortress built by the Moors dating back 700 years and is remarkably well preserved. An absolute "must see" for anyone visiting Andalucia.
To the south of Granada stand the Sierra Nevada mountains. The mountains are snow capped for most of the year and offer excellent skiing and other winter sports. Further south from the Sierra Nevada's lie the Alpujarras, immortalised in Gerald Brennan's book "South Of Granada" or more recently by the best selling "Driving Over Lemons" by Chris Stewart. Surrounded by mountains, the deep valleys of the Alpujarras remain lush and cool throughout the summer.
Benamargosa is surrounded by beautiful, rugged countryside. The surrounding mountains and hills are criss-crossed with ancient footpaths and irrigation channels which will take you through groves of olives, avocados, oranges and lemons. You will also see many small vineyards growing the local muscatel grape.
A few kilometres inland finds Lake Vinuela, where there is fishing and sailing. The villages around the lake - Vinuela, Alcaucin, and Periana - are also worth exploring, and there are breathtaking drives into the sierras which reach over 2000m (6000 feet).
The Arabian fortress town of Velez-Malaga, a short distance away towards the coast, is steeped in tradition and has a bustling shopping area.
A new shopping mall with hypermarket and twelve screen cinema complex is located on the edge of the town - it also has a large Spanish equivalent of Marks & Spencer.