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Self catering with stunning views at Cortijo de los Cien Canos, Andalucia - El Nogal - stunning, characterful 2 bedrooms, private terrace & views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



El Nogal - stunning, characterful 2 bedrooms, private terrace & views

Sleeps 4 (2 beds). On the first floor of the Cortijo, accommodation comprises an open-plan lounge/diner with sofa and a fully equipped modern kitchen. A family-sized bathroom with shower and bath serves 2 spacious double/twin bedrooms. A private terrace, with dining furniture under the walnut tree plus barbeque, provides al fresco dining with views to the beautiful countryside, leading from the lounge/diner. Linen, bathroom towels and weekly clean provided, additional cleaning can be organised on request and at additional cost.

Quirky note – this traditional accommodation has some low doorways and ceiling struts which require our clients to duck! If this is an issue for you, please choose the “Estrellas” apartment.

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About the property

Beautiful farmhouse with pool

There are two tastefully decorated apartments - "Las Estrellas" and "El Nogal" each with two double/twin bedrooms, fully appointed private kitchen/diner, family bathroom and living room and private terrace for dining and sunbathing; plus a shared outdoor pool and further communal terraces. Guests can benefit from the flexibility of renting both apartments if you have a larger group of family or friends.

Due to our mountainside location, we enjoy stunning and wide ranging views of Andalucian countryside complete with olive groves, overlooking the village of Villanueva del Trabuco.

We are lucky to live in this stunning area of Andalucia in Spain. We love the flexibility it provides, depending on your mood; you can either chill in the sun (at the villa, at the nearby lakes or beach) or you can be more active – exploring the traditional white towns and cosmopolitan cities – or go further and get energetic with walking, biking, horse-riding or skiing.

Your safety is very important to us. Due to our beautiful mountain-side location, there are steps up to each apartment and from the pool area to each apartment and their private terraces. Families with very young children, or clients with mobility requirements are reminded of this before booking and to take precautions during their holiday.

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Registration Number : CTC-2016159356

Emma B
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Emma B

Dave and Emma have renovated the farmhouse since we bought it in 2008, putting a lot of hard work, love and thought into shaping the house and gardens into a place where our clients can feel relaxed and energised.

Originally from Manchester in UK, Dave has travelled the world touring as a professional musician and more latterly re-trained as an electrical engineer. Dave’s sense of adventure, fun and travel experience makes him a great host, and he also has an on-site music studio to offer our customers additional activities.

Originally from Lincolnshire in UK, Emma’s background in marketing and a penchant for incredibly hot weather and sandy beaches led her and Dave to make the decision to settle in Andalucia and open a business close to their hearts.

Emma B purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Emma B chose Villanueva del Trabuco

Relax, have fun and enjoy our traditional Andalucian Cortijo, set in a stunning rural location in an area of outstanding natural beauty next to Fuente de Los Cien Caños (The 100 Pipes) the spectacular source of the Guadalhorce River. Flexible accommodation comprises two 2-bedroom self-catering apartments available on a weekly rental basis.The beauty is not just left for the great outdoors, each room in our beautiful country house has been tastefully decorated to the highest standards to ensure each guest feels relaxed from the moment they wake up to when they fall asleep after a fabulous day spent in the Spanish sun.

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Villanueva del Trabuco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can also be configured as double or remain as twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming


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El Nogal - stunning, characterful 2 bedrooms, private terrace & views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The property was immaculate both inside and out, lovely terraces and fantastic pool area.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week with my wife and two daughters. Firstly... what an amazing location, mountains rising up behind and majestic views of olive groves and hills to the front.There's a quiet lane at the front where we enjoyed walks to the '100 pipes' and beyond, often seeing deer scampering over the rocks. The pool area is great for sunbathing and generally 'chilling out', our girls loved their evening swims as the sun went down. The terrace above the pool was so peaceful once the swimming finished, enjoying a glass of red wine as the sun set over the distant hills was sublime. The surrounding area has so much to offer too, Granada is within easy reach, we enjoyed the town of Archidona with it's fantastic plaza and great restaurants. We also ventured up to the reservoir at Iznajar, great for beach activities, pedalos/kayaks etc, as well as fantastic scenery. On our last day we spent a few hours in Nerja to visit the shops, it's only just over an hour away and an easy drive. All in all we can't recommend this place enough, great for peaceful days and evenings, with the potential to explore further afield. Not forgetting the hosts Dave and Emma, they couldn't have been nicer, always helpful and really made us feel that the place was ours for the week. Fantastic times, wonderful memories, hopefully we'll return one day. 😀😀👍👍👍

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, amazing, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Amazing peaceful and beautiful place ..perfect for a relaxing holiday. Great hosts. Definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're so glad you all relaxed and enjoyed your time away. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Wonderful Holiday Apartments

  • 5 of 5

Really well kitted-out and designed and faithful to descriptions. Thoughtful welcome basket ready for our arrival in the evening: water, juice, milk, cereals, crisps, nuts and a bottle of cold white wine. Also plenty of UK adapter plugs, reliable WiFi with a speaker to connect to, inflatables and other pool toys, and nightlights in the children's room.

Bedrooms and bathroom are big with plenty of storage space. Everything is spotless and the sheets smelt really lovely. The building is full of character with lots of nooks and alcoves, but tastefully done and beautiful inside and out. There are terraces to sit at, and the views and sunsets are stunning. We didn't use any insect repellent there (end of May) and didn't get bitten at all.

We had a fantastic city day in Malaga and a beach day in Marbella during our stay. There are woods next to the apartment, and our children went horse-riding nearby too and loved it. The pool is great. We could easily have stayed for a fortnight, so plan to next time. Or if we can manage it, a weekend break without the kids. It's a very romantic place, with the mountain towering up behind the apartments and the starry skies.

Emma and Dave are good hosts: they're close-by and knowledgeable when you need them, but we still felt like we had the place to ourselves. The local village is great for restaurants and cafes and there are plenty of shops if you did forget to pack something. All the people we met were really friendly and we totally fell in love with the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, and spending the time to be so descriptive which will definitely help other holidaymakers! We look forward to welcoming you all back for a longer break. x
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Perfect Family Break!

  • 5 of 5

“From start to finish, my family and I had a superb time. The property was clean, tastefully decorated and cool in the heat. The pool was a joy for us all, particularly the children. The views are stunning. Set into the mountain, we marvelled at the scenery all around, which culminated each day in absolutely glorious sunsets. The track/road running up to the property gets about five cars passing per day, which allowed us to fully unwind and enjoy the birds and wildlife in the area. We can’t speak highly enough of the place. My youngest daughter refused to leave the pool when it was time to head to the airport, which in spirit was a sentiment we all agreed with. We will definitely be back as it feels impossible to tire of the relaxing and recharging atmosphere, and there is so much to do and see in the area you can be guaranteed of a new experience each time. We really enjoyed Malaga and had a good drive to Marbella for some beach time. Thank you to Emma and Dave for creating the perfect atmosphere. We’ll see you again soon!!”

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we loved hosting you, see you soon!
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Simply magical

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful and peaceful, simply magical! The view is breathtaking, the pool so nice and the house so cosy, that you feel at home right away. Dave and Emma are the most excellent hosts, kind, smiling and extremely helpful. There are losts of excellent walks in the mountains and beautiful cities and attractions not far away. We would love to go back some day and highly recommend this paradise. Perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet location in Andalusian style

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at el Nogal with our two boys of 7 and 9. The location of El Nogal is superb as you enjoy the tree shadow for breakfasts and lunches and are close to the shared terrace with the Andalusian-decorated summer lounge with view on the countryside and swimming pool. Dinners on the terrace were a bit hot, but only because we had early dinners for the kids. Once the sun is down, you enjoy a cooler evening. Given the location is located 1000 m high, nights are not too warm.

The flat is nicely decorated, quite spacious (except for the dining room which obviously you won’t need if you come over for summer), and incredibly well furnished and equipped (there are vans in all rooms).

A weekly cleaning is provided (also for linen and towels) which is very nice.

Dave and Emma are lovely hosts, available if needed and very caring (we had one child suffering from sun allergy on an evening and Emma brought us some medicine before we could go to the pharmacy the next morning).

Both locations EL Nogal and Las Estrellas are well distant one from each other, so you enjoy complete privacy from your own terrace with no vis-à-vis. The owner's house is located in the middle, between Las Estrellas and El Nogal.

Emma and Dave are really flexible as well in terms of arrival and departure days, which makes it easy when you depend on flight schedule!

A location we recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Venta el Cortijuelo
Nearest Ferry
48 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Antequera Golf
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Villanueva del Tapia-Malaga
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Venta el Cortijuelo
Nearest Ski
103 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Playa de la Malagueta
Car: necessary

We are on the path to the "100 pipes" or "Fuente de los cien canos". a natural site in Villanueva del Trabuco that is quite renowned. The gigantic fountain channels the water coming from the Sierra de San Jorge and is one of the biggest contributors to the Guadalhorce river in its starting section.

It is found in the Sierra de San Jorge, on the eastern end of the Sierra de Camarolos and is part of the Arco Calizo Central Malagueño [Central Limestone Range of Málaga]. The fountain is a traditional recreational area to the neighbours of Villanueva del Trabuco and the rest of the region.