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Hide Away In Spain, 2, Sierra Bermeja National Park

Villa with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and private pool in Genalguacil, Spain

From €595 per week

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A typical Spanish Andalusian self catering rural villa nestled in a cork oak forest, amidst terraces of fruit trees sitting on the edge of an ancient threshing circle with views of the mountains


"Finca Aldea de la higuera" where the charming woodland cottage is situated (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room Sleeping 2) in the Sierra Bermeja Natural Park is sat on a rocky ridge amidst trees of olive and oak. There is good access off the tarmacked road, but a very rural location.
A perfect idyllic hideaway, described by many guests as “ Heaven on earth” is the ideal place for discerning adults who are searching for somewhere a little bit different and secluded, where they can chill out and relax and just be at one with nature but with all the comforts of modern day living.
Finca” Aldea de la Higuera” (Village of the fig tree) is quite unique, being situated in a cork oak forest. There are 3 separate houses all with their own private outside terraces surrounded by gardens and orchards all with views of the mountains, the one we live in and 2 others, the farm house which can sleep up to 4 people comfortably and an adjacent self-contained cottage which sleeps 2 people. The grounds to the Finca is situated within 40 acres of cork oak forest also belonging to the finca.
The spotless interior and it's sunny decor immediately make you feel like you are on holiday
A very quiet spot with incredible views, and is the perfect base to explore and enjoy all the fruits the Genal Valley has to offer.
There is ample parking next to the cottage. The old stone threshing circle makes a perfect unique sun terrace with shady pergola with views of the distant wooded mountains, valleys and rivers. The large infinity pool has a sun terrace and shade with tables, chairs and loungers again with views of wooded mountains.

Genalguacil is the nearest beautiful white village with bars, restaurants and small supermarkets. But mainly renowned for its art gallery and contemporary art adorning the streets, a must for art lovers. . The perfect secluded base for exploring the white villages of the Serrania de Ronda, river valleys, countryside and coastal towns.

Rental licence or registration number: VTAR/MA/01534


14 other reviews

Sandy & Dave Sep 2019

Fabulous site in Genalguacil hills This was our 3rd visit to Richard and Anne's beautiful finca, set in the cork-oak clad hills near Genalguacil. The camp site is beautifully situated amidst a fruit orchard on a terraced hill facing out across the wooded valley. The outlook is stunning - there are literally no other properties - just trees! The peace is only broken by the occasional tinkle of goat and sheep bells, as they graze in the valley below. The facilities are great - a tastefully converted outhouse provides a clean modern shower room, with a washing-up facility adjacent. We love the owners' swimming pool and sun terrace, which is made available to guests - lying in the pool looking out at that view is so relaxing, and there are plenty of sunbeds! The owners are wonderful - happy to help suggest places to visit, and Richard's local knowledge is excellent. Their three dogs are instantly adopted by our two children each time we visit - our five-year-old was rarely seen without either Snowy or Mustard by his side! The location feels wonderfully remote. In reality it's about 50 minutes' drive over the mountains from Estapona, and about 5 miles short of Genalguacil, a pretty white town - all via twisty, but stunning mountain roads. There are two small general stores in Genalguacil for provisions, but you might want to stock-up in Estapona before you go. There are 3 or 4 bar/restaurants in the village serving reliable, good-value local fare, should you prefer not to cook. If you are looking for a small friendly site in a stunningly peaceful sylvan setting, then this Finca is unbeatable. Enjoy!

Daniel Sep 2019

Beautiful stay My husband and I have just got back from staying at the cottage for 4 nights, WOW!! Where do I start, from the moment we arrived we were blown away by the unbelievable views overlooking the mountains, it was a very peaceful hideaway and perfect for us as we wanted a very relaxing getaway. Richard and Anne were so very welcoming and they were always there if we needed any advice on the surrounding areas. The cottage itself is very cute and has everything you need! Outside the cottage is the most amazing seating area where you can sit and eat whilst taking in some of the most amazing views whilst listening to the wildlife. The grounds are beautiful, they have so many different fruit trees which you can help yourself too. The swimming pool is big and there are lots of areas to sunbathe! We also fell in love with their dogs so we enjoyed having them around us. We would definitely return to stay here!! Its perfect for anybody wanting pure relaxation in the most beautiful setting!

Marcel Aug 2019

Een droomplek Let me do this in my mother language, Dutch. Dit is een absolute aanrader voor wie rust zoekt. Afgelegen op een prachtige plek, 6 kilometer van het witte dorp Genalguacil. Een knus huisje met alle luxe en gerief aanwezig, met de sympathieke eigenaars in het naastgelegen huis. Ideale uitvalsbasis voor wie een goed stuk wil zien van Andalusië. Ronda ligt op 1u auto van het huisje. Granada, de Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Cordoba, Sevilla, Cadiz en Gibraltar liggen binnen bereik (met de wagen). We hadden er een zalige tijd!

Jason Jul 2019

Peaceful vacation We spent a week at this property - it was well maintained and had almost everything you needed - and if it wasn't there the hosts would get it for you. The pool was a great treat especially during some very hot weather. The area feels very much away from it all, but is very close to a number of major attractions and towns. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

Wesley Jul 2019

Perfection !! We have recently arrived home from an amazing stay at this beautiful farmhouse, which is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing , comfortable stay. Anne and Richard were on hand to offer any help Or guidance we needed and made us feel extremely welcome, lovely couple. The pool was ideal for the children and they had hours of fun. Having a car enabled us to explore the beautiful neighbouring villages ,Estepona, Rhonda and we even took a trip to Gibraltar. Thank you for letting us stay, and experience this beautiful place! We cannot wait to return.

Kay Jun 2019

Beautiful house in a beautfiul setting We had a wonderful week staying in the house. Anne and Richard were lovely and very helpful, giving us tips on where to visit and good places to eat. The house itself is immaculate and well equipped. The outdoor space is wonderful too with a beautiful terrace and swimming pool. The pictures really don't do it justice. The views from the property are stunning as you are in the mountains and it was the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of London. The nearest town is 15 minute drive away (Genalguacil) and definitely worth a visit - amazing views from the mountain roads!) We would definitely stay again. Our only regret was that we only booked it for one week - we didn't want to go home! Thank you Anne and Richard for a fantastic holiday!

Kate Egan May 2019

A wonderful holiday in an idyllic location! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at Anne and Richard's finca, it's in a beautiful location and we couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Anne and Richard made us feel very welcome, and live just next door to the house which was great, as they were on hand to help with information about the area, but equally weren't intrusive at all and let us enjoy our wonderfully relaxing holiday. The finca itself was perfect for the two of us and was very clean and well equipped to enable us to cook on an evening. The open fire was also a lovely addition on the chilly early Spring evenings! We would happily recommend the property to anyone, and we would love to return one day. Its a short drive from the gorgeous village of Genalguacil and whilst we thoroughly enjoyed many day trips around the area, it was always lovely to just have a quiet day on the finca relaxing

Inge May 2019

We had a lovely time in the house of Anne and Richard Everything was well taking care off. The house was great and the envirement was beautifull. Anne and Richard are very nice hosts and very helpfull. We had a great stay and will always remember this little paradise.

Christina May 2019

Un lugar magnífico Se trata de un lugar magnífico en un entorno natural de gran belleza, calma y quietud. La casa está limpia y bien equipada y llena de detalles que la hacen muy agradable y acogedora. Los anfitriones fueron muy amables en todo momento. El dormitorio, con una cama de 135 cm, es un tanto caluroso debido a estar bajo el tejado y no disponer de ventilación cruzada así como tener una ventana pequeña lo que no permite aprovechar la estupenda y fresca temperatura de la noche. A cambio, dispone de un aparato de aire acondicionado. La piscina y su entorno ofrecen una experiencia muy grata para pasar un buen rato con espacio para tomar el sol, leer o comer disfrutando de las vistas. En definitiva, se trata de un lugar muy recomendable.

Perrie May 2019

Petit coin de paradis Endroit très calme et plaisant. Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques.

Nick C Apr 2019

Stunning retreat Beautiful setting, pretty accommodation, lovely pool - everything you need for the perfect hideaway holiday.

Diego Apr 2019

Magnífica casa en un entorno natural maravilloso. El lugar es perfecto para desconectarse y disfrutar de la tranquilidad. La calidad de las instalaciones es excelente y los anfitriones muy amables, además que es muy fácil y rápido comunicarse con ellos. Esperamos alguna vez volver.

Maria Mar 2019

This cosy cottage was the perfect spot for a quiet weekend getaway. Nestled into the mountainside on a wooded, winding road in Valle del Genal, it serves as an ideal home-base for hiking, gathering chestnuts in the Fall, or exploring nearby villages such as Genalguacil or Jubrique. If you prefer to just disconnect and enjoy yourself, you can stay and enjoy the lovely grounds and quiet terraces. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that they have a barbecue for guests to use for outdoor cooking. Richard and Anne are gracious and friendly hosts—they where even kind enough to supply us with some olive oil when we realised that we'd forgotten ours. This seems like a good moment to echo what's been mentioned in other reviews—the nearest tiny market is in the village about 15 minutes away, so I would suggest bringing most things with you (SUPERMERCADO ZARZA. C/ Patio Higuera de la Muda, s/n – 29492 Genalguacil). The kitchen is well-equipped with cookware and utensils, but don't expect a cupboard with ingredients if you plan on cooking. We were often greeted by Richard and Anne's three curious and friendly dogs. Two mostly kept to themselves, and one was shameless in his quest for belly rubs and love. We used the GPS coordinates to navigate there, and that took us right to the entrance of the property. Note that it's difficult to see the house from the road, so don't panic if at first it seems that you might not be in the right place.

Paul Oct 2018

A wonderful place to stay in a very peaceful and idyllic setting. The house itself has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard with lots of nice touches. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the terrace looking out over the fruit trees (great figs!) and views across the valley. Thank you again Anne and Richard

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 24km Nearest bar 5km Nearest restaurant 5km Nearest supermarket 5km Malaga airport 100km

Local activities

Cycling 800m Mountain biking 800m Swimming 800m Walking 800m

Sights and attractions

Historic site 800m Museum 800m Shopping 24km Park 24km

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Updated 25 January 2023

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 July - 31 August 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2025: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Cleaning

    €35.00 per booking, paid with booking



1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed in lounge


1 bathroom including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool with solar heating, Size 10m x 5m, Depth 1.8m


WiFi / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Spanish


Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


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


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

Suitable for

Pets , Parties and events

Extra information

Clients have priority over the pool, when the pool is not in use we occasionally take a dip.


Average rating from 1 review

Private Owner From Genalguacil, Spain Member since Aug 2017

I am a retired Pattern maker. My wife and I came to Spain to lead a less stressful life which we have fully achieved. We have one the finca for 19 years now and completely renovated it to make quite and tranquil hideaway the people can totally disconnect.

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I am a retired Pattern maker. My wife and I came to Spain to lead a less stressful life which we have fully achieved. We have one the finca for 19 years now and completely renovated it to make quite and tranquil hideaway the people can totally disconnect.