About the property
- Villa1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 13 people
This villa takes its name because it was the original school for children living in the countryside near Riogordo town. Renovated 8 years ago it is now a beautiful house which offers both traditional Andalucian features and all modern facilities. With 5 spacious bedrooms and interior and exterior dining areas it is ideal for a large family or families sharing. Equally a group of friends wishing to relax in the Axarquia countryside would be happy here.
The 9 x 4 meter private swimming pool is surrounded by a huge terrace and sun loungers and shade are provided. The pool is particularly suitable for young children as it has a gate which can be closed.
The views from the villa and pool area are stunning and the house is not overlooked by other properties.
This comfortable villa is the perfect place to relax after the stress and noise of city life.
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- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
What makes this Villa unique
Very large pool with gate, comfortable covered terrace for outside dinning, with fridge for extra space for drinks. Peaceful, natural environment.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Stunning villa, perfect location!
My family and I (three children aged seven, nine and twelve and two adults) stayed at this wonderful villa for a week in March. We were met by the owner in the local village who then guided us to what became our haven for the week. The children enjoyed the pool very much and we made good use of the BBQ; often sitting out on the terrace until late enjoying the balmy evening climate. The location of the Schoolhouse was beyond perfect for us, a private place for us all to relax. The children marvelled at the singing crickets, colourful birds and tiny geckos we spotted on our walks. We visited local villages Riogordo and Comares, both abundant in Spanish charm and culture. The manager Carl was on hand to help and prompt to do so, we contacted him as we needed a doctor for our youngest. Carl came to the house and took us to the nearest medical centre, also helping as a translator with the doctor as our Spanish is limited. We would highly recommend this property, it is clean, well equipped to the last detail and ideal as a base to explore the surrounding area. We hope to return soon, thankyou Carl and Nuria.
We are proud of this review and so pleased that Louisa and her family enjoyed the villa and its surroundings. Hope to see you all again....Thanks Louisa for your kind words.Nuria & Carl
Amazing Villa, very private and a fabulous pool
We were a party of 10, six adults and four children, looking for a secluded villa with its own pool.
The School House Villa was perfect. About a 15 minute drive from the nearest town, Riogordo, the setting couldn’t have been more ideal.
Based atop a hill in the outskirts of the town, the villa offers spectacular views on all sides. The rooms are as you would expect in a traditional villa, all comfortable and spacious providing enough room for all of us.
The outside dining area offers a large informal eating experience which was a beautiful place to relax until the early hours.
The pool was spectacular. Gated for safety, it was more than big enough for both the adults and children to swim and play whilst offering enough space around the pool to lie and relax in the sun.
The local town, Riogordo, has mini markets providing everything you may need, although a trip to the hypermarket (approx. 40 mins away) would be cheaper for larger shops.
A car is a must, within an hour’s drive you have the choice of several beaches and resorts such as Torremolinos, Torre Del Mar, Nerja and Benalmadena.
All in all a fantastic place to base yourselves.
fabulous villa with stunning views!!
Beautiful villa truly in the middle of nowhere. Stunning views total peace and tranquility. Villa is spotlessly clean and much better than it looks in the pictures, extremely spacious and very well equipped the only thing missing was a corkscrew!! Problem on arrival with wifi but the issue was resolved by lunchtime the following day which is truly remarkable by Spanish standards!! Wifi plus the large clean pool meant our four children ages 3,6,10 and 13 were kept entertained and never bored. On the downside (hence 4 stars not 5) is the road leading up to the villa, road isn't how to describe it as it is actually a dirt track and if we hadn't been met in the village by a very friendly representitive of the owner we would never in a million years have found the place! Owners advised a car as essential but in fairness the car really does need to be a 4x4 otherwise you will struggle to get up the track. So if you are wanting crowds and nightlife avoid at all costs but if you are looking for a beautiful spotless spacious villa with stunning views really out in the middle of true Spanish nowhere then this is the place for you. Highly recommended!!
What a fantastic review! Stunning views, total peace and tranquility. Perfect for a family holiday. ( sorry about the corkscrew!). The villa is managed by a local speaking English, Spanish & French so help to fix any problems or advice required is only a phone call away.
Guest are Always met in nearby Riogordo town on arrival and guided to the villa because Julie is right - first time its not easy to find located in the countryside on its own large plot of land and not overlooked.
Just to clarify, there is a surfaced road almost all the way to the villa. Only the last 300 meters is a private dirt track. And I must disagree with the comment that a 4x4 is required ( although respecting this reviewers view). All previous visitors and we the family of owners drive there in between lets using small cars ( including 2 VW Golfs & a Mini) so yes a car is essential but a normal car is fine.
Thanks Julie for taking the time to write...With Highly recommended we are very pleased! Nuria & Carl
A house with a spectacular view!
We, an extended family of 11, had a lovely time in this house! Luckily, we were met in Riogordo by very friendly and welcoming people, since this is in the very heart of of the agricultural Andalucia and we really enjoyed the spectacular view. Both children and adults spent a lot of time around the pool, but we also took a few walks in the countryside. The area is perfect for trips to the beautiful village Comares (20 km), the coast and cities as Grenada (Alhambra) and Malaga. We would be happy to return.
We are very pleased with this review as it describes exactly what School House Villa is all about; Relaxing by the pool in the Andalusian countryside!
With 5 large bedrooms and a huge swimming pool Marie & her party of 11 from Sweden had plenty of space - the villa sleeps up to 13 persons. Tucked away on its own private hilltop with far reaching views all around it is not easy to find on arrival so guests are met in nearby Riogordo town plaza and shown the way the villa. Riogordo, in the river valley, has several local shops and bar/restaurants and Comares hilltop village is a must visit. We hope Marie and family visit us again next year.
We wanted to get away for Christmas with the family and we had the best time in the school house. The views are simply stunning, the house is lovely and the rooms are great. We visited the nearby villages of Riogordo and lovely Comares: both highly recommended!
We are so pleased Liz & family enjoyed the villa. It really is great location to relax and unwind in the countryside and yes, both Riogordo and Comares are close and although different, have an Andalucian charm.........Hope you come back next Christmas!
Freundliche Aufnahme und herrlicher Aufenthalt!
Ich war mit meinen 5 Kindern für eine Woche in diesem schönen Haus.
Die Aufnahme durch die Eigentümer war sehr freundlich und angenehm.
Kleinere Probleme wurden sofort behoben.
Vielen Dank Johannes fur die schones Worte.. Wir freuen sehr uns das Sie alles gut treffen hast.
Nuria und Familia sind sehr Nett.
Wir hoffen Sie kommen zuruck mit die Kindern oder Freundin.
Wir wunschen alles gut fur dir.
Gruse vom Nuria und Familie
und Maria (ein bischen ubertseztsen)
School House Villa is a short drive from Riogordo . Located in the river valley it has all the local shops, banks, bakery, butchers, medical center and bar/restaurants etc that are needed for a relaxing holiday in a rural Axarquia location. Traveling in the other direction, only a 15 minutes drive, is the hilltop village of Comares, a pretty pueblo blanco with views to the Mediterranean. Although less than an hour by car from Malaga with the Picasso museum and great shopping and tapas bars, the area is quiet and perfect for relaxing by the pool! When your batteries are recharged the Costa del Sol beaches are only around 30 mins or so by car so from this location you get the best of both worlds. The villa makes a good rural location for visiting the sights of Andalucia also. Granada and the Alhambra Palace, Cordoba and Antequera are are served by good roads and make fun day trips. Nerja is another favorite with sandy beaches and famous caves. Nearby there are many routes for hiking and horse riding. The opportunities to enjoy the countryside of Southern Spain are many - and start at the front door of the villa ! Ideal for walking and bird watching too.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SPECIAL OFFER: MAY normally 600 euros, NOW 500 euros per week. A 25% deposit is requested to confirm your reservation. Feel free to make a provisional reservation for 24 hours while flights etc are booked. Full payment details on request. A discount may be offered for bookings of 3 weeks or longer - please ask. Special low priced Winter lets may be available between October and March - please ask.