The completely self-contained 2 story (cottage) is adjacent to my Cortijo or farmhouse. As I live in the cortijo I am always available to assist you and help with any matters that may arise. The cottage boasts a beautiful double bedroom with King Size bed, which leads onto a large roof terrace (with gas barbeque) with beautiful views over the olive groves and village. There is a Futon style sofa bed for an extra guest/child if required and ample room for a cot (provided if required, subject to availability). A modern bathroom with all facilities. Well equipped, kitchen with dining bar and fridge. Living /Television room with comfortable sofas. TV that receives Freesat U.K. Channels. Portable Music centre. Small library of books and a variety of games.
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Other services available: Car hire is highly recommended in order to get full benefit from the beautiful countryside and the places of interest there are to visit. However,for those preferring not to hire a car we offer: Transfers to/from Malaga or Granada airports , payable locally, (please enquire for prices), child car seats must be provided by and are the responsibility of the client: I am also happy to take you to local shops or restaurants at no charge if you do not have a car:
Ski information: The magnificent Sierra Nevada Ski resort is only 1 1/2 hours drive away and it is therefore possible to achieve a full days skiing and return to the apartment in one day. The resort has all the expected ski facilities including equipment hire. Being the most southerly ski resort in Europe it offers skiing from December through March in a normal year. The slopes are above tree line and consist of all levels from nursery slopes to black runs. Ski lessons are available and can be booked on-line or at the resort (subject to availability).
We decided to enjoy 10 days of November in the south of Spain, to be able to still see some sunshine in 2012. The weather was very nice. The house was equipped with everything you needed. The bathroom was okay. Another advantage was the quietness around the house. A perfect place to relax. Also it's location (close to Alhambra, Malaga, Cordaba) is easy for day trips. At last, the help of Mike was really good. Mike doesn't disturb your privacy at all, but If you need anything he is there to help you.
There is nothing we could add to the other 2 reviews, we can only confirm them. Mike and Tracy are very nice and helpfull people who are doing a wonderful job. We were so much better of with their advice and route description than with the information we got from our GPS. Thanks again folks ! We look forward to meeting Mike and Tracy again some day, if not in Algaidas, then maybe in Bruges ?
We arrived late in the evening to be greeted by Mike who welcomed us to his lovely cottage nestling amongst the olive groves. The cottage, pool and facilities were just as described on the site, clean and had everything we needed. We were looking for a quiet week where we could relax in private, cool off in the pool, explore the surrounding areas and take in the Spanish countryside and Mike's place provided us with all those things.
We stayed here for one week in August and it was perfect. The cottage is very clean and has everything you could need. The pool was always kept clean and was well used by us on the hot afternoons. The area is lovely with friendly people and lovely food. We enjoyed the views of the olive trees from the terrace while watching the sun go down. Mike was very welcoming and helpful and we hope to be back again soon. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.
Cortijo Canasto is a place among trees where it is possible to disarrange of the speed of the world. It is a nice traditional spanish house restored with success. It has a beautiful private swimming pool, and a small terrace where to contemplate the sunset. To accompany the stay get a Robert Graves's book.
I can't recommend the cottage highly enough - it was even lovelier than it appeared in the photos. The owner, Mike, provided lots of helpful information in advance, and was extremely obliging throughout our stay. He clearly takes pride in taking care of the property and making sure that people enjoy their stay. His kind, friendly and professional approach was very reassuring. The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped, thoughtfully presented, and nice and spacious for two. We found everything we needed within the property and were able to cook meals in the kitchen and enjoy them on the roof terrace overlooking the surrounding olive groves. The very well maintained private pool and sunloungers were perfect when we wanted to just relax, read, swim and enjoy the sunshine. As my partner and I both have busy jobs in the city, we were quite happy to wind down by pottering around the cottage and the pool on many days, enjoying the peace and quiet, but venturing into the local area, we found an idyllic beach by the lake at Iznajar and we also visited the town of Antequera and the El Torcal nature reserve. We found the locals at the local villages of La Atalaya and Villanueva de Algaidas to be very friendly and welcoming. I would happily stay at the cottage again and would certainly recommend it if you are looking for a lovely place to stay, relaxation, peace and quiet, and an ideal base from which to explore the lovely Andalucian countryside.
After a very busy year professionally we were looking for somewhere quiet with all of the amenities that we required. Cortijo Canesto fitted the bill entirely. Extremely peaceful and quiet with our own pool and glorious weather, it was the place to be at the beginning of August 2013. Familiar with the area we were happy to just relax and walk into the village of an evening for a quiet drink and surprisingly, some superb Tapas and food. The locals were very welcoming and collecting the bread from the local bakery was a real treat. e had time to do some local exploring and a days visit to the Lakes is well worth it. Mike also arranged a game of golf for me at Antequerra golf which was a great day out. The cottage is as per the photographs and the description is absolutely spot on. A great choice for a quiet escape. Many thanks. Paul and Janet, Plymouth, UK.
The apartment is situated in the rolling hills and olive groves of Andalucia, in La Atalaya, a small quiet village just outside the village of Villanueva De Algaidas, which in turn is about twenty minutes from the nearest large town of Antequera, with its shops and 14 churches and approximately one hours drive from Malaga or Granada Airports and 1 1/2 hours Sevilla. Both La Atalaya and VillaNueva De Algaidas are typically Spanish villages where the locals are very friendly and welcoming. Virtually all shopping needs are serviced by the two villages and there are also a number of Tapas and other bars and restaurants. A local market is held every Friday.
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Other Activities: Bird watching
Golf: The beautiful Antequera golf course is set in the Gandia Mountains, which are 650 meters above sea level, surrounded by the spectacular natural park of El Torcal and overlooking the historic City of Antequera. It is an 18 hole course of over 6,000 meters length. Special offers are available to guests in our apartment, please enquire for those available at the time of your holiday.
Lessons are available and prices vary according to the package booked, please ask for details.