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Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

Coast/Beach

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.

Golf

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

Skiing

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

Owner
Colin and Francesca Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Amenities

Álora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
5

A little bit of paradise in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write reviews of my stays on HomeAway but was moved to make this my first.

Firstly a huge thanks to Colin. I have never before experienced correspondence as good as what we received before and during our stay. Although we didn't require special assistance, the offer was there and I get the impression Colin would go to the ends of the earth for his guests.

Colin wasn't in Spain but provided the numbers for two family members to contact to collect the keys.We were met by Jose in a nearby town and followed him up to the house. There were no restrictions on times and we arranged to meet up at 18:00, all we had to do was phone when we arrived and Jose was there in 5 minutes.

If you haven't driven in the mountains outside Malaga get a car and do it. The roads are like pool tables with a good few near the house being newly tarmaced while we were there. The journey from Malaga is 40 miles of snaking twists, turns and hairpins through beautiful countryside culminating in a cheeky off road hill climb ;) I'm itching to get back on a motorbike!!

When you get up to the cottage its just beautiful. Its looks small from the front but once you're through the door the tardis effect kicks in.

The kitchen dining area is huge and very well equipped easily accommodating the 6 of us as we unpacked groceries and luggage.

The living area is also large and comfortably furnished..

All the bedrooms were a good size.

The main bathroom is ginormous and the shower comes at you like a fire hose. You get a massage while you shower, Perfect!!

There is full sky TV and wifi broadband as quick as what I have at home.

Inside the cottage is spotless.

The outside space at the rear is large with plenty of seating.

There is a gas and traditional BBQ which was perfect for the amount of food we were cooking.

A path and steps snake down from the patio to the pool area. The pool and surrounding patio is amazing with plenty of loungers. The pool was cleaned twice by very discrete maintenance men (we were only there 5 days).

I could turn this in to a 1000 word essay as there are so many positive things to say but will spare you.

We will definitely be back for another stay.

If you are looking around on HomeAway for somewhere to stay stop. You have already found it here.

Thanks again Colin.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, Thank you so very much for your visit and for such a stunning review ! We couldn't be more pleased that we helped to make your holiday enjoyable so many, many thanks from our team and we do appreciate your 5* rating. We would be happy to welcome you back at any time. Colin and Francesca.
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5

fantasic

  • 5 of 5

We waren met 6en en allemaal helemaal weg van the cottage. Geweldige ligging, geweldig uitzicht. Heerlijke rust en lekker dicht bij de camino! Wij hebben er van genoten. Bij iets beter weer hadden we nog meer gebruik kunnen maken van het zwembad en geweldige terras. Maar ook nu zijn we super tevreden.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beste Dimphie en vrienden, Bedankt voor uw bezoek en bedankt voor de 5 sterren waar we echt op prijs stellen. Begin mei is het misschien een beetje vroeg om het zwembad te gebruiken, maar we hebben dit jaar aan het begin van maart zwemmen! Beste wensen, Colin en Francesca . Dear Dimphie and friends, Thank you for your visit and thank you for the 5 star rating which we really appreciate. Early in May is perhaps a little early to use the pool but we had guests this year swimming at the beginning of March ! Best regards, Colin and Francesca..
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5

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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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Rocabella
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
El Chorro
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Rocabella
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Fuengirola
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.

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Rates & Availability

Álora Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$144
Fri,Sat
$922
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$144
Fri,Sat
$865
 

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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