Sleeps 2, private infinity swimming pool, BBQ, mountain hideaway, sea views
About TIMSAM HARDING
Maggie & I are artists (painter & sculptor) we have been living & working in Spain since 1978 having driven from South Africa where we both had spent time & wanted to leave behind the racial politics.
Why TIMSAM HARDING chose Torrox
We bought the view & reformed the house for it.
What makes this Cottage unique
'La Joya de la cuna' translates as 'The jewel of the cradle' & was how our neighbours referred to it.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
La Bolina is located in the country with an amazing view of the mountains, Frigiliana and the Sea
We enjoyed the unique character of the entire place including the location, the home itself and the wonderful view. Just getting to the place on the narrow, steep winding road is memorable. The owner provided good directions. Then the view is spectacular. Sitting out watching nature at different times of the day including the farmers on the hills nearby was interesting. The pool was great and relaxing to be in and sit near soaking in the surroundings. We would recommend this to those desiring to get out of town a bit, have privacy and see the real countryside of Spain.
A perfect setting; one of our best holidays
Getting to La Bolina requires negotiating steep uneven roads but we managed it in a Fiat 500. All you need is some confidence and common sense. Once you arrive you’ll find one of the most beautiful settings for two people. The house is a work of art, nicely designed and has everything you need. The grounds are divided into lots of different spaces that suit different moods and times of the day. The pool is big enough to swim a few strokes but to lie in it and gaze at the mountain views is just stunning. The mountain view changes by the hour and constantly captivates. The house and grounds are a work of art with lots of Rob and Maggies creations on show. There is another cottage backing onto Bolina, but the design is such that you’d never know. We felt totally private. But if you need anything our hosts house is just down the slope. There are lots of wonderful towns and villages to visit within a hours drive We tended to eat out in the day and stick to the villa at night. All in all, one of our best holidays. The food in the villages is amazing. We can’t wait to come back.
Second Time in La Bolina, again a wonderful experience!
we fell in love, got married, went on honeymoon and fell in love with La Bolina
Absolutely ideal honeymoon location and accommodation - Rob and Maggie have put so much love and attention to detail into La Bolina that you feel it - our stay was an experience, not just because of the gorgeous location which literally took our breath away as soon as we stepped out of the car but every day and night we spent there, but because the home, not house, is filled with delights you notice as you relax
There's every item you need and more for getting away from it all without missing out on anything - the Internet works perfectly, the small kitchen is well equipped, the air con was essential in the high temperatures - any quirky 'issues' are dealt with immediately by Rob and Maggie, for example the DVD player had stopped working before we got there and they told us they would bring one up - before evening they were there with a brand new system
A typical day would be waking to the view from the bedroom of sunrise over the mountain, the sound of the cicadas chirping,sitting under the shaded pergola draped in vines, taking in the amazing views (pictures cannot do it justice) - we could see the mountains, valleys, village of Frigiliana and sea from a vantage point that felt like a cliff edge, the sloping garden giving panoramic scope while sculptures and rocks edge and yet blend your view - the internet and quality tv/dvd/sound system was lovely to use while it was very hot outside - evenings we could cook a meal and eat outside either in the kitchen or on the brick built bbq, sketch the view and sunbathe safely and privately while talking shade again under the pergola - late evening the pool would have been heated by the hot sun so we would often swim by moonlight - it couldn't be more romantic for two people away from busy lives to just enjoy each others company while feeling looked after in every way
Rob also helped us get to the villa - it's hard to find but even harder to leave
we will definitely return to this beloved spot one day - thank you for everything
It is when receiving a review like this that makes all of the effort of creating & maintaining la Bolina worth its while.
Honeymoon spent in idyllic surroundings
Peaceful, relaxing with enjoyable outings to Nerja and Frigiliana . Excellent food and welcoming atmosphere wherever we went. Villa is perfect to unwind and watch the sun as it moves over the mountain landscapes.
Amazing hill top hide away with views to die for!
We had a lovely week stay at the end of June 2017. Plenty of peaceful time eating, reading, swimming and unwinding in this lovely mountain escape.
The views are very special - mountains, sea and far off villages amid a bright blue sky.
The infinity pool is small but enough to swim lengths many times during the day to freshen up from the Spanish heat.
Rob and Maggie have build a very unique house with artwork both inside and around the garden - the latter included a sweet scented jasmine rambling over a seated area where we spent much of our time.
We are already thinking about a 2nd visit in 2018!
'la Bolina' sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are winding & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.