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Charming cottage with private pool near Madrid

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Sleeps 7

Villa Lara is a delightful country cottage with a private secluded garden built on various levels with a charming terrace, swimming pool, outdoor barbecue, lawn, trees, and plenty of roses in the summer. The cottage sleeps seven people comfortably.

The cottage, which is surrounded by a spacious terrace equipped with outdoor chairs and tables, is situated within a beautiful 750m2 garden which has a delightful lawn area with trees and hammocks, an outdoor barbecue in stone, and a private, exclusive swimming pool with sun beds.

Villa Lara is perfect for visitors looking for both the privacy and tranquillity afforded by the cottage and garden and their spectacular mountain setting, and the practicality of its location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the picturesque village of Miraflores de la Sierra.

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Sine Madsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, danish
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Sine Madsen

Im 37 years old and original from Denmark. I have lived in Spain for 9 years, but are currently living in Colombia, South America, where Im running my own tourist agency, Andes World Travel.

Im married and have 2 children.

Sine Madsen purchased this cottage in 2009


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(18 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage with private pool near Madrid
average rating of 4.388889 based on 18 reviews

Nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lara is a nice little house in the upper part of the authentic and cosy town Miraflores de la Sierra. I is easy to go there by car from Madrid and car is definetely recommended if you come as a foreigner. We have been in the town for severel times for the last 10 years and every new time is an unique and surprising experience. Very much we appreciate hiking in the mountains of the surroundings og Miraflores and in the evening it is a habbit strolling around downtown seeking for the the best dining offer. From the site of the house you have a magnificient view to the south with Madrid just out on the horizon

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lara is a nice litle house in the upper part of Miraflores de la Sierre. From Madrid it's easy to go there by car. And a car definetly is recommended if you come as a foreigner to the

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Cosy house, wonderfull setting

  • 5 of 5

Cosy house and atmosfere, neat and clean. We spent a lovely week on the spaceous sunny terrace - even in october! It has great views over the Madrid delta. Within 15 minutes drive from excelent and numerous rock climbing and hiking opportunities, within others we enjoyed very much trail hiking and svimming in the natural pools of "la pedriza" natural park. Only 10 minutes walk to the local plaza that offers local authentic dining or a coffee break in the sun! A very recommendable relaxing holiday!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Cosy atmosfere, wonderful setting

  • 1 of 5

Cosy house and atmosfære, we spent a lovely Week on the spaceous sunny Terrace, even in october! Within 15 minutes drive to exellent and numerous climbing and hiking oportunities and only 10 minutes walk to the lovely city plaza and its many options for local dining or a coffee break in the sun. A perfekt combination for relaxing holidays.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Fairy tale hut for good value!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a great holiday at Villa Lara. The property is really charming and the location is just perfect 10 minutes from the nice town, Miraflores de la Sierra. Our stay was in winter time, but we had fantastic weather - up to 15 degrees. The hut has all facilities that you need. I definitely recommend this house for families and couple that are looking for something special and authentic for their holidays.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Lovely House

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5. We stayed in Villa Lara in October.

Lovely house, compact but with everything you need. Beautiful location in the mountains. Miraflores was quiet in the Autumn but I'm told lively in Summer. A car is definitely needed as the house is accessed via some very steep hills. Village has everything you need for groceries.

Weather this time of year can be cold so bring warm clothes and be prepared for wet days as well as some lovely warm weather. We didn't get to swim as the weather was unsuitable but the pool looks great and it would be a lovely way to cool down in the Summer.

There are lots of maps, brochures and guides in the house to help choose trips and activities. There is also a tourist office in the village. Madrid is about 45 mins by car. We avoided driving into the city by parking at a train station in the suburbs and taking a train. Would recommend Segovia for a day. Make sure to visit the castle and take the motor way! Otherwise the road is uphill and seriously twisty and windy. Also, the Bernabeu Stadium a big hit with kids. Lots of galleries to visit. There is free entrance on certain days.

Sine, the owner, was great to deal with. Would definitely consider another holiday here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Barajas - Madrid
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Miraflores de la Sierra
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Colmenar Viejo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Miraflores de la Sierra
Car: recommended

The village of Miraflores de la Sierra is one of the most beautiful villages in the northern Madrid area, located 1150 meters above sea level in the middle of the Guadarama Mountain range, just below a Nature Reserve. It becomes a refreshing oasis in the hot summer of the Madrid region. The temperature in July-August lies between 25-30 degrees of dry heat, and at night the temperature falls, making it the perfect summer location. The area offers a wide range of activities and visitors are provided with, maps, itineraries and ideas for excursions in the area. Miraflores de la Sierra is located only 40 minutes drive from Madrid (to which it is also connected by a frequent bus service), one hour from Segovia, Avila, the monastery of El Escorial, and two hours from Aranjuez and Toledo.

Villa Lara is a perfect choice of holiday accommodation for visitors looking for all-round experiences, from mountaineering in the wild, biking, horse riding to the fine arts experiences in Madrid.


Rates & Availability

Miraflores de la Sierra Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $32

Pool: The pool is private and exclusive for our guests. Its only open from 10th June – 15st September. Please be aware that the use of the pool is your own responsibility.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Miraflores de la Sierra Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 Bunk bed + 1 single bed (this room sleeps 3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

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