Villa El Torcal, La Higuera, Villanueva De La Concepcion.

Villa with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Antequera, Spain

From £564 per week

Rustic, but modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom private villa. Also a self contained apartment upstairs. Set in an old olive grove. With a private heated pool, gated for safety. Air conditioned, WIFI,

Overview

The main villa has a master bedroom with King bed, an en suite twin bedroom and a further twin bedroom. There are two double sofa beds in the lounge, one further bed can be added,and there are two cots. For large groups, there is a new self contained apartment on the first floor. This is only available along with the main villa.
SORRY NOW NOT READY UNTIL MID OCTOBER 2020 (CORONA)! It has two bedrooms, a sofa bed in a small lounge and a shower room, tea and coffee facilities with refrigerator and private outside space. The price is an additional (£) 252 per week, sleeps up to 7.
The Villa is in the Hamlet of La Higuera, within the National Park of El Torcal, a rock formation once under the sea and was inhabited by dinosaurs, having a free visitor centre and a spectacular wildlife reserve.
La Higuera has two shops and a tapas bar,( refurbished for 2020) the main shop is also open on a Sunday. The play park with tennis, table tennis, football, basketball and childrens swings, gym and slides, is opposite the villa. Directly from the villa are plenty of various walks and an information site providing details to local history and what wildlife to look out for on each walk. So to from the top of El Torcal, but you will need to drive there, unless you are professionals! It is possible to get to the El Torcal summit directly on foot from the villa. La Joya, is a small town 2km from the villa and has five tapas bars / restaurants, a couple of shops, chemist and bakeries, one of which will deliver fresh bread and pastries daily to you if required. Also La Joya boasts the hotel Fuente del Sol, which has spectacular views, horse riding and various pamper treatments are available to non residents, as is the restaurant and cafe. Villanueva de la Concepcion, the town of El Torcal, is 6km away and has many shops, banks and tapas bars/ restaurants etc. The villa comes fully equipped, including WIFI, Bluetooth sound system, which also takes a USB so bring your own music!, it also has switchable speakers for outside. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Newly installed this year is a new water heating system, so there is plenty of pressurised hot water- yes, in Spain! It is a 200ltr tank, we also have a 1000ltr reserve tank. SO ALL THE WATER PRESSURE ISSUES ARE NOW ADDRESSED! The villa has two pushchairs, high chairs, cots and door gate if needed. For winter guests there is a log burner with logs available from the local shop. There are plenty of shaded areas around the villa, and a pergola near the pool. Ample seating, tables and loungers are provided, so to is an outside cooking ring and barbecue. The TV has Spanish tv and an Amazon fire stick, so you can get netflix etc, for live UK TV you will need a VPN. The villa has an array of wonderful flowers and fruit and vegetables, all for your use, these include, bay tree, various herbs, lemons, oranges, apples, grapes,pears, plums,lettuce, onions, tomatoes,broad beans, peppers,artichoke and melon. At the rear of the garden is a chicken coop, so fresh eggs are also available. A twenty minute drive takes you to Lobo Park, a wolf sanctuary and visitor centre, the ancient capital of Antequera is a must visit, 10 minutes further on from Lobo Park. In Fuente de Piedra there is the largest flamingo colony in Europe, the Spanish lakes and El Chorro gorge are close by, the coast is a one hour drive. Further afield is Granada, Ronda, Cordoba and Seville. Im sure I will have missed lots out, so please feel free to contact me at anytime. I can arrange the best value car hire, or local taxi`s.
At the villa there is also a 24 hour contact locally for any problems.
NEW FOR 2016, ELECTRIC POOL HEATING!!
Thank you for reading. Martyn

Rental licence or registration number: CTC2019047069

Reviews

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10 out of 14 people recommend staying here

Karis

Family from Barnet, United Kingdom Jul 2019

We all had a really lovely time at Villa Jacqui.
We really liked the simple, modern and uncluttered, decor (and the WiFi!) The pool and garden were beautiful, and not at all overlooked, with plenty of shade and sun. You do need a car but the supermarket 10min away is very well stocked. The views from just outside the villa of the mountains are gorgeous. The pizza restaurant across the driveway is very friendly and quiet, and only opens at weekends. We loved seeing bats and even a snake once. No mosquitoes hoorah! (But a few non-aggressive wasps.) Not at all touristy. Would recommend ‘Lobo Park’ close by but give the market in Villanueva de la Concepción a miss! - although the town itself nice for a little wander through pretty streets. The owner is very attentive and responsive to queries. Would definitely stay again.

Reply from Andalucia Villa

Hi Karis, thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family as renters and I look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. Martyn

Liyakatali

Large Group from Dewsbury, United Kingdom Aug 2018

We had an excellent time at this property. The place is awesome,has swimming pool and an amazing garden with fresh vegetables which we used to cook for meals. Very friendly and helpful people around.definitely go there again. Recommended!!!

Christine

From Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom Dec 2007

Dear fellow villa - renters

We enjoyed our 2 week holiday in Spain over the Xmas and New Year very much. Our expectations were exceeded overall, the villa and area were excellent value for money and I will be recommending the holiday to friends.

Martyn did all he could to make our stay comfortable even going so far as to buy an extra high chair and travel cot for our twin babies and leaving a decorated Christmas tree for us. He gave us great ideas of places to go and visit and coupled with the equally helpful Christabal in Spain (the maintenance man) we were very well looked after indeed.

The villa itself was lovely, comfortable and homely, with all the modern appliances we needed and safely gated for our babies. Our elder daughter also loved feeding the chickens and rabbits in the garden and we all tucked into the fresh bread and cakes that were delivered daily.

The villa is in a beautiful part of Spain, we really enjoyed the mountains, relaxed way of life and friendly people, and went for many walks around and about in the El Torcal Park and villages. We also explored a lot of Andalusia and got out to day trips to Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Malaga and more besides. We were lucky with the weather at this time of year too. After a rainy start, it was sunny every day and always at least 15 degrees.

Thanks again Martyn for a great trip!

Christine, Paul & Family.

Martti

From Tampere, Finland Nov 2006

We had a small problem with the house. The water supply was poor in general and the supply
of gas for warm water broke regularly during shower. One had to be watching the gas when
one was in shower. On one day there were no water and we washed ourselves with the water
from the pool, which was luckily full. But, however, these little problems didn't disturb our holiday.
Other remarks for other visitors, which didn't bother us: Location is distant from main roads, which make the surrounding very nice and quiet but makes the travelling and seeing other attractions in Andalucia difficult.

Ewout

From Voorburg, Netherlands Apr 2006

Pleasant, clean, big and convenient villa.
Good kitchen equipment, beds are spanish sized (1,90 m is to small for my 1,85 m).
The TV reciever (satelite reciever) and showerscreens need maintainance, but in general the villa is wel maintained.

Very helpful owner and groundsman.

Reply from Andalucia Villa

THE VILLA NOW HAS A VERY LARGE ENGLISH SATELITE WITH THE MAJORITY OF ENGLISH CHANNELS AVAILABLE. THE SHOWERS HAVE BOTH BEEN RE CURTAINED AND ARE NOW FINE. THE BEDS ARE SPANISH SIZE, BUT IT IS A SPANISH VILLA! 1.9M IS SUITABLE FOR MOST, I AM 6FT 1", AND THEY ARE FINE. THANK YOU, MARTYN

Neil

From Copenhagen, Denmark Jul 2005

We stayed here for two weeks in July 2005 and really enjoyed staying in rural Spain.

The area in which the house is situated is beautiful countryside and the drives to the local towns and restaurants can be quite breathtaking.

In the immediate vicinity, Villa Nueva de la Concepcion is a pretty little town with local vacilities like banks, small supermarkets, doctor, pharmacy etc as well as a few bars and restaurants. However, the real attraction is Antequera which is a beautiful, historic town full of attractions as well as facilities such as huge hypermarkets.

The house itself was perfect for us as we have a 3 year-old who likes to explore and thinks that he can swim! The pool is fenced, as are the grounds and we felt that he was very safe to explore. He enjoyed the turkey / chickens kept at the back of the house!

The house consists of one large living room / diner, good size kitchen, 3 bedrooms (one ensuite), large bathroom. The gardens and the swimming pool receive the sun all day round - some judicious moving of the garden furniture means that you can always find some shade, though. Even in the very hot recent temperatures, the house remained reasonably cool.

The house is well looked after by one of the neighbours and the pool is kept clean. The house is situated amongst a few others but is very private. Everyone we met, whether neighbours, restauranteurs, bar tenders etc was extremely friendly and was very patient with our broken Spanish!


2 other reviews

WE STAYED FOR SEVEN DAYS, EXPECTING TO BE A LITTLE BORED, AS WE WERE THERE IN FEB. FORGET THAT! WE HAVE NEVER BEEN IN LAND, BUT WILL NEVER NEED TO GO TO THE COAST FOR A HOLIDAY AGAIN. WE DID DRIVE TO THE BEACH, GOT RIPPED OFF FOR CRAP FOOD AND DRINK. WE WERE SO WELCOME UP HERE, WE RE BOOKED FOR SEPTEMBER. WE CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ANY HIGHER THAN 100% FANTASTIC!! THAN YOU. STEVVIE

we have just come back and have booked again for september, the local park kept the kids busy for hours.there was more to do here than we thought, the log fire was on when we arrived, and we had a great time.

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 45km Nearest bar 100m Nearest restaurant 100m Nearest supermarket 1km MALAGA airport 50km La Joya 2km LAKES 40km GOLF ANTEQUERA NEW 18 20km ANTEQUERA 20km VILLANUEVA DE LA CONCEPCION 5.6km

Local activities

Climbing 8km Cycling 2km Fishing 45km Golf 20km Horse riding 2km Mountain biking 2km Sailling 45km Sports center 1km Tennis 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Local food market 1km Museum 15km Night club 15km Shopping 15km Park 200m Theatre 45km Theme park 45km Zoo 15km Cinema 15km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 26 October - 20 December 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2021 - 6 January 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 31 May 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 9 September 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 10 September - 20 December 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2022 - 6 January 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 31 May 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 9 September 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 10 September - 20 December 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 21 December 2023 - 6 January 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 7 January - 28 February 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 March - 31 May 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 June 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 9 September 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • New upstairs apartment to sleep 6, with bathroom

    £250.00 per week if there are more than 8 people, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • PUSH CHAIR

    £0.00 per week, paid with booking

  • BABY COT

    £0.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms, Sleeps 15:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed, 1 single bed
  • 3 single beds

There is also 3 double sofa beds in two in the lounge, one in the apartment upstairs, 2 cots

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms including 1 en suite

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 8m x 4m, Depth 1.4m to 2m

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in Spanish, Local

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

THERE ARE TWO LARGE TERRACES AND VIEWS UP TO THE MOUNTAINS AND COUNTRYSIDE. OUTSIDE LIGHTING AROUND THE GROUNDS THERE ARE 2 A TRAVEL COTS AND MAMAS AND PAPAS PUSHCHAIR. SOFA BED IN LIVING ROOM FOR EXTRA GUESTS. ALSO HAIR STRAIGHTENERS!

Martyn

Average rating from 14 reviews

Private Owner From Harrogate, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2004

I have been renting property in Spain, mainly on the coast ,since 1997, I now only look after property inland. I bought this villa to live in (eventually!) I love all aspects of rural Spain, though, still go to the coast for day trips. Having owned this villa since the birth of my daughter, (2003) we have encountered all sorts of problems, all of which I am pleased to help with. Be assured of assistance before, during and after your stay. If anything is not clear, please contact me. I hope you give this area a try, once you do, you may never go back to the coast. Thank you, Martyn

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I have been renting property in Spain, mainly on the coast ,since 1997, I now only look after property inland. I bought this villa to live in (eventually!) I love all aspects of rural Spain, though, still go to the coast for day trips. Having owned this villa since the birth of my daughter, (2003) we have encountered all sorts of problems, all of which I am pleased to help with. Be assured of assistance before, during and after your stay. If anything is not clear, please contact me. I hope you give this area a try, once you do, you may never go back to the coast. Thank you, Martyn