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Colin and Francesca Dean

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Spacious Country House with Private Pool & Mountain Views

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Antequera (Costa del Sol) Villa Rental Photos and Description

Five bedrooms with air con. Five bathrooms. Countryside luxury in old Andalucia

Loma La Parra is situated at the heart of Andalucia's most beautiful areas of mountains and lakes and set in several thousand square meters of private land, between two protected areas of extraordinary natural beauty, El Chorro and El Torcal and just 30 minutes from the famous, spectacular walkway, "el caminito del rey" or Kings Walk. Local activities include, horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, walking, water sports on the lakes, arial sports, sightseeing and shopping and golfing in nearby Antequera. Within easy reach are Malaga, Granada (the Alhambra and snow skiing), Cordoba and Seville, the coast and Gibraltar. Alternatively, just relax, soak up the sun and enjoy your peaceful surroundings; the views, the village life, the house, pool, barbecue and gardens.

Golf: Antequera Golf is 20 kms or half an hour from the villa.

Alhaurin Golf is 30 kms or 40 minutes away.

Both are in the mountains with spectacular scenery.

There are may more courses on the coast one or two hours away.


The Costa del Sol's beaches are 30 miles away which takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. The better areas are Fuengirola and the smaller beaches around Marbella.

A 2 to 3 hour drive will take you to the Atlantic windsurfing beaches around Tarifa.

Skiing: The Province of Granada is home to Andalucia's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and its local ski resort, Sol y Nieve.

There is an excellent, modern, lift network, good access, skiing to 3000 metres, and vertical descents of 1000 metres. Open from Christmas to the end of April, the resort is 2.5 hours from the house.

Further details: Outside.

The private swimming pool measures 11m x 5m. There is an exceptionally spacious, tiled surround for sunbathing, a pergola shade and spectacular views to the mountains.

The nearby summer kitchen and barbecue with stone table and outside seating for 12 guests is the focal point for your outdoor dining.

There is a separate covered terrace with wooden pillars and beams, and a pine table to seat 10, plus a sofa and two armchairs.

Eating Out.

In the village there are many bars and a few restaurants There are supermarkets, a chemist, a doctor, butchers, bakers, take away pizza and roast chicken and a market every Thursday. There are banks with cash machines. Antequera, less than half an hours drive, is a superb shopping center with many restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.

We are registered with the Junta de Andalucia: VTAR/MA/00565

More Details
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Colin and Francesca Dean (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 23 traveler reviews

Spacious Country House with Private Pool & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful house, Stunning Views, Wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful weeks stay at this property had a thoroughly great time. Ten of us stayed comfortably in the house with ages from 14 to 70's. The pool and barbecue area were ideal and the owners were extremely welcoming and attentive, helping with the arrival and activities during the week. There is a huge amount to see and do in the area. We got to Caminito del Rey, Alhambra, Seville, El Torcal and the lakes.

Definitely recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Dear Peter, We are so pleased that Loma la Parra worked so well for your family reunion You told us that you were arriving from the UK, New York and Spain and your organisation worked like clock work ! You all did very well to see so much in just a week and we were glad to help with tickets for the Kings Walk (Caminito del Rey). One of the advantages of being registered with the tourist authority. We thank you all for your visit which was a pleasure for us. Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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We loved our stay at Loma la Parra

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very nicely appointed with excellent views of the village and surrounding countryside. The owners were very responsive to any requests that we made. The location allowed us to make several day trips to surrounding site seeing locations in Andalucia. One of the highlights was two meals that Paco prepared and delivered to us at the villa. We had five couple that thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Thankyou for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful villa. Everything was perfect from day one .....we are an extended family with grandma age 92 and two babies 10 months and one year . The welcome pack was amazing....the villa was spotless. Everything was as described and we had a totally relaxing time. We loved been away from the world but with wi if the younger members of our party could stay in touch on social media! We had two cots two high chairs so everything we needed for two babies. The pool was cleaned before we woke up .....having gone on villa holidays for many years we felt that this was the best we have been to. We loved eating outside, and the sun beds were lovely and comfortable almost like it was prepared for family and not cheaply fitted out for a holiday villa. We prefer out of the way places although we did eat out a couple of times and we went to the beach .....just chilling by the pool and been together in a beautiful setting is what we like the best and here we got just that. Cannot speak highly enough of the villa and the owners who are lovely people who aim to make your holiday as easy as possible!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Alan , Karen and family, We can't thank you enough for your lovely review and kind words. Mid August is an exciting time to be in Andalucia and you told us that as well as your trip to the coast you spent time at the "Feria" in Antequera and saw the Sky Cycle team in El Chorro ! We are so pleased Loma la Parra suited the various generations of your family and we were glad to organise the home cooked paella for you. We were frequently in touch during your stay and it was always a pleasure to talk to you Our very best regards to all of you. Colin and Francesca.
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Nine go on honeymoon to Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

Dear Colin and Francesca,

We are all most appreciative of your helpful advice and attention to detail throughout our stay. From the welcome pack with card for the wedding couple to your suggestions for the trip home. We have some wonderful memories, especially the feria in Albadajis , where Fernando was seen dancing the night away. A wonderful celebratory meal was enjoyed in Le Hoya at the hotel Fuente del Sol, an amazing experience. Also a great day at Iznajar, with its shady pines, we could not keep our boys off those pedaloes with chutes on the top!

Apart from that we were happy just to lounge around the pool, cooking at the barbecue or in your beautifully appointed kitchen, and to just enjoy the peace and beauty. We made one early morning sortie to the top of the hill behind the house, unmissable for the breathtaking views.

We were leaving with some sadness when the girls arrived to make it all lovely for the next lucky visitors.

Best wishes and thanks again from all nine of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Jenny, Louise the bride, your sons and grandsons, It has been a treat for us to know that your lively family were enjoying this honeymoon holiday to the full. The local Feria is held every August with other fiestas such as the Romeria (pilgrimage) in May and the parades in the streets of the village at Easter where you can experience and join in the real sense of community and fun from the locals. We are also pleased you visited one of the nearby 4* restaurants for your special occasion and many guests also take advantage of our local chef cooking for you at home. Congratulations for walking up the hill in August ! There are endless walks up and behind the house or across the valley and around the lakes but much easier in the spring and autumn. Well done !! We thank you so much for spending two summer weeks at Loma la Parra. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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wonderful place in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in andalucia a lot. Loma la Parra is probably the nicest rental property we have visited so far. You will need a car but all the sights are within a 60-90 min drive (Sevilla, Cordoba, Malaga, Granada). With 5 bedrooms (all ensuite) the property will easily accommodate large parties and the nicely appointed kitchen will cater for all. The view from the terrace and pool is just perfect and the garden even includes a Barbecue place. Off course there is a TV and you have WiFi included. The nearby village will sell you everything you could possibly need and there is a number of nice Restaurants within a short drive. I could not possibly imagine anything that was missing and the owners, Colin and Francesca, were extremely nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Lars, Christina and family, How kind of you to provide us with such a thorough review and we are especially pleased that, coming from the very beautiful Switzerland, you also enjoyed views from our terrace ! As you have found, we are in a peaceful location but so well placed to visit the main historic cities of Andalucia. We now have IPTV to replace the satellite TV which no longer works in southern Spain and of course the wifi is free. Thank you all so much for staying at Loma la Parra and we enjoyed meeting you briefly when you arrived. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Stunning location, beautiful property - awesome

  • 5 of 5

Really great to deal with the owners of this Villa direct, they are good people and were very helpful and accommodating. I was very impressed with how grand this villa is on the inside, beautiful furnished and well finished décor with everything you could need for a week in Spain. The outside area was great with a huge pool, plenty of deck chairs for sunbathing but also a lot of nice shaded sitting areas to get out of the sun for a few hours. I love cooking and really enjoyed the BBQ area, which was a covered outdoor area complete with BBQ and beer fridge, how perfect!

The location on top of the hill gives you privacy but also a welcome breeze in the afternoon heat. The nearby village is very nice with 2 butchers and small mini markets for supplies.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear James and all your friends, We understand how busy you are and we thank you for finding the time to write such a helpful review. We are pleased the pool satisfied your requirement for "a proper swim" and the summer kitchen BBQ area worked well for you. As you say, there are plenty of sunbeds for sun worshippers and shady terraces and pergolas around the pool terrace when you need a rest. Thank you all for your visit. Our best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

El Valle de Abdalajis is a 5 minute drive. Antequera is 20 kms north and Álora is 20 kms south. Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Giraltar are just over 2 hours drive.

El Chorro gorge and the "Caminito del Rey" 10 kms.

Other Activities: Hang Gliding


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the property per week in EUROS.
A deposit of 20%, up to a maximum of €350 Euros, paid by bank transfer, is required with your reservation, (May be paid by sterling cheque for UK based guests.)
The balance is paid on arrival, in Euros .
Although we prefer a Saturday arrival and departure during the peak summer season, please contact us for other days.

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Antequera (Costa del Sol) Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 1. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. 2. bath with shower over plus toilet and basin. 3. bath, walk in shower, plus toilet and basin 4. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. 5. walk in shower plus toilet and basin. All are fully tiled.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The Green Room - 1 double , En Suite Shower Room
    The Blue Room - 1 double , 1 baby crib , En suite Bathroom
    The Tower Room - 1 double , En suite Bathroom
    Eastend - 2 twin/ single , Adjacent Shower Room
    The Loft - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , En suite Shower Room
  • The green bedroom: Double bed and en suite shower room. The blue bedroom: Double bed and en suite bathroom. The tower bedroom: Double 4 poster with en suite bathroom. The loft bedroom: 1 double and 2 singles with en suite. Eastend bedroom: 2 singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Kitchen: Beautifully tiled with exposed wooden beams and breakfast table, views to the pool and stable door to the terrace. The equipment includes: fridge/freezer, electric oven, four plate ceramic hob, dishwasher, deep fat fryer, coffee maker, mixer, juicer. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, ironing facilities, extra drinks fridge, larder space. Living Rooms: Sitting room with two sofas and two reclining armchairs. The TV receives English freeview channels plus dozens of radio programmes and there is a DVD player. The dining room has a large pine table to seat 10 diners. There are exposed wooden beams and garden views. Other: Summer kitchen and barbecue with stone table in the garden. Covered terrace leading from the lounge and kitchen with sofa and armchairs and pine table to seat 10. Views to the pool and beyond. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: All bed linen towels and pool towels are provided and changed every week. Cleaning midweek and on departure.

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