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BEAUTIFUL SECLUDED CORTIJO WITH PRIVATE POOL AND WOW VIEWS!

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Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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BEAUTIFUL SECLUDED CORTIJO WITH PRIVATE POOL AND WOW VIEWS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Riogordo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Three Bedroom Superior Accommodation With Many Attractive Outdoor Living Spaces

Cortijo El Terral is a superbly restored home with a good sized private pool situated in a secluded and peaceful location (17,500m2) surrounded by terrace gardens and borders full of exotic plants, cacti and trees. We offer superior accommodation to immediately help you relax as we know how important and special your holiday is for you. We have one hundred percent positive feedback and because it is so special guests love to return.

The Cortijo has stunning, extensive, panoramic mountain views and looks towards the hilltop village of Comares. The Christians took two hundred years to recapture this fortress from the Moors. The little white washed village glistens in the sunshine and twinkles with lights at night. This small and unspoilt area of La Axarquia in Andalucia - to the north east of Malaga, is still an area untouched by tourism and is mainly agricultural. The high rugged mountains of the sierras are in the distance turning purple at dusk and the Mediterranean coast is to the south. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife.

We have lovingly restored the L shaped Cortijo and grounds over many years keeping the original style and features using traditional materials wherever possible. It has a wonderful history which we wish to preserve. The ceilings are beamed, the windows are shuttered and the heavy wooden doors have authentic handmade grills, nails called clavos and handmade door knockers.

There are 360 degree views from the Cortijo, looking towards the mountain called La Maroma (the highest mountain in the area), Comares and the undulating landscape of olive and almond trees towards Riogordo. An abundance of bright coloured wild plants and flowers (including orchids) and herbs cover the area. The wildlife of Gheckos, Chameleons and pretty little lizards can be seen. Beautiful birds visit the garden and fly overhead. The Cortijo is surrounded by our land and there is virtually no passing traffic apart from the odd farmer with his mule or goatherd.

The colours of the distant landscape are constantly changing, contrasting with the bright red Hibiscus, the yellow of the Mimosas, the oranges and lemons in the garden, the rash of Almond blossom in the Springtime to the red earth and the profusion of wild flowers, pale green on the Olive trees and the strong leaves of the Yukkas and Palm trees against the blue sky.

Outside there are different planted terraces and a walkway goes completely around the house past the fruit trees to the tree lined gated drive, around to the hand built dry stone wall area past the Yukka trees onto the shaded areas on the same level as the pool and shower. The swimming pool measures 8 x 4 metres plus entry steps and is the same depth throughout 1.32 metres and is very secluded. There is a barbecue and a preparation area. Tables and chairs are found in five different areas, sunbeds by the pool and recliners under the shaded area are provided to help you unwind and relax.

Each room in the Cortijo has different far reaching views and the master bedrooms are comfortable and en suite. All bed linen and bathroom towels are provided. External towels can be provided on request. The Cortijo feel welcoming and comfortable as soon as you arrive.

We can advise on good restaurants and out of the way places of interest to visit as well as the major attractions of Nerja, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Malaga, Marbella, Seville, Gibraltar and even Morocco! Also the local activities, fiestas and romerias.

If you need a quiet, peaceful break in a relaxed and very comfortable atmosphere yet within easy reach of modern facilities, the lakes and the sea, or for exploring La Axarquia area which is beautiful, whether you are a couple, a family, on honeymoon, for a specialist holiday or for any occasion, then Cortijo El Terral is for you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing stay here! The house is perfect, the garden and the pool are lovely! The view you have from here is stunning. Thank you for everything and the helpful tips where to go. We surely will never forget the stay!
Aug 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Ortega
Nearest Ferry
839823 Kilometres
Santander/Bilbao
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
Caleta
Nearest Train
39 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
MA3107
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bar Ortega
Nearest Ski
79 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
46 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

Riogordo - This pretty whitewashed village in the Axarquia region is four hundred metres above sea level. The name of the town comes from the water being mineral laden or 'gordo' fat. The town is divided into three different areas, the northern most rugged part with the Tajo de Gomer and the Sierra de Rey mountains. Between these flows the river La Cueva. To the south the landscape is gentle with rolling hills covered with rows of olive and almond trees. The coastal resort of Torre del Mar is 30 minutes away by car and the Acqua Park is in Velez Malaga which is just before. The next nearest town is Colmenar, six kilometres away, which has a twenty four hour medical centre, although there is also one in Riogordo during the day time.

History - The very first human settlements date back to the Neolithic Period and were located at El Tajo de Gomer. There were Bronze Age remains found in the Cerro de la Capellania. Around the 17th century livestock farming and sweet wine production begun.

Around town - There are a variety of shops in Riogordo and a weekly market. Little supermarkets, butchers, bakers, banks, bars and a daily fish market. The Museum is really excellent set within an old house and reflecting life as it used to be for the 'Riogordenos' people.

Places of Interest - The Church of Nuestra Senora de Gracia was built in 1490, the Hermitage of San Sebastian, built at the end of the 17th century and Tajo de Gomer, one of the most beautiful areas situated close to Riogordo.

There is a walking route that takes you to the Tajo (Gorge) from the river (Rio).

Riogordo sits on the scenic Route of Olives and Mountains, a 62.5 km route, that runs inland through mountainous terrain in the north west of Axarquia.

The oil is the olive oil grown from the verdial trees of the region from which is produced one of the best olive oils in the world. The route covers the areas of Vinuela, Alcaucin, Periana, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Riogordo and Colmenar.

The road to Alfarnate has some of the most spectacular views in the Axarquia region, plus there are three other routes, which take in the local area: raisin (historically, the Malaguenan owners of vineyards have used part of their crops to make raisins). The grapes are laid on paseros (raisin dryers) next to the farm houses. These are distinctive rectangular white sloping platforms, which can be seen throughout Axarquia. The Sun and Avocado route and Mudejar routes are also worth exploring.

Festivals - The festival calendar begins in January with the procession of the Three Kings; during Semana Santa (Easter holy week) a very special event happens in Riogordo, when more than four hundred villagers re-enact the life and death of Jesus. Over six thousand people can be seated to watch this spectacle.

The villagers are dressed in period costume of the time and the horses are saddled as they would have been. The scenes include: Sermon on the Mount, the Last Supper, Judas Betraying the Lord and Jesus on the Cross with the two thieves. The event is set in the natural landscape of Riogordo on HOly Friday and Saturday each year at 4pm.

The Feria de Granada (Cattle Fair) takes place in May, at the same time as the Snail (Caracoles) Fair in Riogordo where the snails are cooked in stock and served with olives, beer and the local wine and accompanied by music and dancing.

A Flamenco Festival takes place in August and lasts a week, with activities in the day and the evening festivities including fireworks. There is also the Feria in August in Riogordo which holds its own events and fireworks and in Malaga. Malaga Feria is full of spectacle with dancing and singing and events during the day in the centre and this continues on the Feria ground in the evening until late into the night. Highly recommended and great fun!

Climate - All year the climate is good even when snow is on the mountain peaks during the winter months. Every month is different in the area and there is always so much to do. In Springtime the Almond blossom covers the landscape in a white and pink haze. Aromas of orange and lemon blossom fills the air. The sounds of the goat bells can be heard in the distance.

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Rates & Availability

From £875 Per week

Riogordo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£875
 
 
Spring/Easter
Mar 21 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£885
 
 
Late Spring/Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
£885
 
 
Christmas
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £350
Notes The deposit against damages is actually paid in Euro (ie not £350 but 400euros) and refunded on line after the guests holiday less any damages or breakages. A booking form is sent on line with all the information required. Map and directions are sent on payment. Logs are provided in the winter but a supplement is due for central heating.
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Amenities

Riogordo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 208 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a huge amount of information in the Cortijo for local restaurants, further afield, shopping, site seeing, places of interest, things to do and places to go and Linda and Robin are happy to help and guide for suitability.

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