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Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, mountain cottage with private pool. Sleeps 7

La Majada Alta is situated within a National Park, and stands in several thousand square metres of private grounds in an exceptionally beautiful area of mountains and lakes. The cottage is ideal for those who will enjoy the relaxing sounds of goat bells or the call of the eagle owl or the sight of eagles drifting overhead. This is also an ideal base for the more active visitor who will find satisfaction from the beautiful walks, the lakes, the white villages, the famous gorge at El Chorro, or the fantastic limestone formations at El Torcal.

If you believe in magic you will love La Majada Alta cottage.


The beach resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella (Costa del Sol) are around 1½ hour drive from the cottage. The Atlantic beaches of Tarifa are approx 3 hours.


Antequera Golf is 30km or 40 minutes drive. Alhaurin Golf is 45km or 50 minutes drive.


The ski resort of Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada is open from Christmas until the end of April. The lift system is fast and modern with gondolas and 4 man chairs and skiing is up to 3000m with varied runs and a possible 1000m descent. You can be on piste in less than 3 hours from the cottage.

We are registered with the Junta de Andalucia: VTAR/MA/1057

More Details

Colin and Francesca Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Álora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , wash basin
  • Bathroom 1: Large bathroom with full size bath, walk in shower, toilet, wash basin and bidet. Fully tiled Bathroom 2: En suite shower room to family bedroom. Toilet, shower enclosure and wash basin. Fully tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 1: family room with 1 double and 1 single bed. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
Kitchen: Electric oven, 4 burner gas hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee percolator, juicer, toaster. Plenty of cupboard space and fully equipped for 7 guests. Living Rooms: Kitchen with adjacent dining room, central fireplace and exposed beams. Sitting room with 2 sofas and 4 armchairs. TV with video and satellite. Portable radio/cassette/DVD player. Wood burning stove and exposed wooden beams throughout. WIFI INTERNET Cleaning/towels/ linen/maid service: All linen and towels, including pool towels are provided with a change at weekends. Final cleaning is included with a mid week service by request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Excellent place in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week stay here and already we can't wait to return. I stayed here with my fiancee and 3 of our friends for a week of rock climbing in and around El Chorro, And i must say that this is a perfect location for all the nearby crags.

I would like to point out how excellent Colin and Francesca are as hosts, They couldn't do enough to make our stay better (even though they weren't in Spain). We were arriving on a Sunday afternoon when all the shops were closed so Colin offered to get everything we needed from the supermarket before we arrived so we could settle straight in, I have never known service like this and i have stayed in a lot of places.

We met Francesca's sister Marie at the meeting point in the village and she lead us to the cottage...A very easy meeting place to find and the garage shop is handy.

The cottage itself is perfect from the excellent pool and terrace which was a god send after a full day out climbing to the log burning fires for the cooler nights.

One of my personal favourite things to do was watching the Vultures right above the house which nest on the crag just up from the grounds...these birds are beautiful and HUGE!!, there is also mountain goats in the area too which often pass by.

The night skies here are another thing of beauty too and for a photo enthusiast like myself i spent a lot of time outside on a night time.

I could go on and on about this place but i have to go to work now haha.....just book it and enjoy!!!

If you think it looks nice in the photos i can tell you the photos don't do it justice.

Thanks guys

Shaun, Rachel, Silas, Mark and Bob

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shaun and friends, We are so pleased you all enjoyed your climbing holiday and the cottage. The Griffon Vultures are indeed huge and we love it when they catch thermals from below the house and swoop over the terrace from underneath. Thank you very much for mentioning us We do our best to make our guests welcome and it's nice to be appreciated ! Do please come back whenever you can. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Great view and relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here in the first half of October, enhanced by stunning weather. The house has a great situation on the mountainside, with views of the valley below and rocky crags behind it. These are populated by ibex (we even had one come to drink from the pool!) and griffon vultures soaring overhead on the thermals. Colin is an affable and attentive host, and came by twice with one or two items we didn't have in the kitchen. The two modern fireplaces work very well if it gets cold in the evenings. Gentle strolls over roads with little traffic are on hand as well as more rigorous walking and climbing. Alora (30 minutes' drive south) has the next supermarket of any size, while the larger Antequera (40 minutes' drive to the north) has many shops & supermarkets, as well as attractive historic buildings. Perfect for anyone who wants to "get away from it all" and enjoy the peace of this beautiful landscape.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best villas we have stayed in. The facilities are excellent - a private and good sized pool with a fabulous view, three decent bedrooms with air conditioning, a clean and well equipped kitchen and a good wifi signal. It was particularly nice to find a clean BBQ for once and a kitchen that didn't seem to attract any ants! What more could you want for a wonderfully relaxing week in Spain? How about having your breakfast with vultures flying overhead and then wild mountain goats drinking from the pool as you lunch. Wonderful! We had spent 10 days visiting Barcelona, Madrid and Cordoba so we didn't venture out much, however there was a decent restaurant a short drive away in El Chorro. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Philippa and Steve, We want to thank you for your visit to the cottage and for kindly taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you were acquainted with the Griffon Vultures and our summer visitors, the Cabras Montesa, mountain goats. As you discovered, there are a few restaurants 3 kms from the house in El Chorro and another just a short walk away plus more in the village. Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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A peaceful and relaxing stay with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at the cottage. It is in a very quiet spot a few miles from the nearest village, on a hillside with lovely views. It is well equipped and the outside areas and pool are lovely. The owners were very helpful both before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna and Roger, Thank you for your visit, your review and your kind words and we hope you had a great holiday. Very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderfull time here! The cottage is extremely nice, spacious and very well equiped. Colin and Francesca made sure that everything went well despite they were not in Spain themselves at the time, they were Always available for some help if neccesary. We especially enjoyed all the animals surrounding us here, every day again, never saw something like that before!

Just one small minus for us (we are probably spoiled) were the beds, wich are a bit small with a pit in the middle.

We will definitly recommend this place to our friends....indeed we already did!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Krista and Wijnand, It was our pleasure to welcome you from Holland and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We are blessed with visits from the wild mountain goats (cabras montesa) in the summer and of course low flying griffon vultures and occasional eagles throughout the year. We have checked out the bed which had been damaged (we knew the mattress was replaced quite recently.) We always encourage our guests to tell us if they find a problem and please not wait until you go home !! Thank you again for your visit and for taking the time to send us a lovely review. Very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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  • 5 of 5

We are a couple of retirees from Canada and this beautiful spot was our base for exploring the area and walking the El Caminito del Rey trail nearby. Perfect location. The stone cottage was very clean and comfortable, had everything we could need or want including fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, indoor and outdoor furniture. We especially enjoyed the stunning views from the deck and pool. Our hosts Colin and Francesca do not live on the premises but were readily available to us. I have already recommended this place to friends and hope to return again some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bonnie and George, Thank you for your review and your kind words. You naturally have spectacular territory in your Canadian homeland so we were really pleased you enjoyed the setting at La Majada Alta and of course El Caminito which doesn't disappoint. Your friends would be welcome any time and if you come to Spain again it would be perfect if you returned to the cottage. Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
El Chorro
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

We are 20km from the ancient city of Antequera which is at the hub of the routes to the historic cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Seville. From 1 - 3 hours drive.

There are interesting trips to nearby El Chorro Gorge, only 3km or El Torcal park about 40 minutes, and the lakes at 15 minutes. El Chorro railway station is 3km.


Rates & Availability

Álora Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
Mar 25 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the cottage per week in EUROS.
A 25% deposit up to a maximum of €300,Euros secures your reservation with the balance to be paid on arrival, in Euros. Deposit may be by cheque in UK pounds for UK based guests otherwise by bank transfer in Euros.
Deposits are not returnable.

The deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is paid on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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