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Charming Old Townhouse In Alora, Malaga, Andalucia

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhouse with Large Plunge Pool, Roof Terrace, Balcony, Large Plasma and WIFI

Beautifully restored old townhouse with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7) within a 5 minute walk of the historic town of Alora where there are plenty of Spanish town and shops.

Alora was featured in C4's 'Place in the Sun' in February 2016 as an ideal place to buy a property due it's history, location, Spanish culture and amenities.

Kitchen: New, fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle and juicer.

Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Ipod / iphone music dock.

Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40 inch wall mounted TV with access to UK TV, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, BT Sports and Netflix. Unlimited Wifi. 2 large sofas, one of which is a double pull out sofa bed and a foot stool.

Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer and all cleaning essentials provided. Other useful items including pushchair, beach equipment (inflatables, parasol) etc.

Bedroom 1 with double bed, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, large balcony with table and chairs overlooking the mountain views.

Bedroom 2 with double bed, ceiling fan, plenty of furniture and wardrobe. Views to the front of the house.

Bedroom 3 with single bed (travel cot / child's sleeping bars are also available) and ceiling fan.

En-suite bathroom from Bedroom 1 with walk in power shower and hair dryer.

Double sofa bed in lounge that can sleep an additional 2 people.

Bathrooms: Bathroom 1 with full size bath and shower over.

Other: Travel cot, high chair, child's bed guard, boxes of toys, beach toys and children's books. House well stocked for toddlers and children as we have 2 young boys ourselves.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen provided. Extra maid services can be arranged if required - call Nanci to arrange.

A welcome pack containing essential food and household items is provided to all our guests in case you arrive late and miss the supermarket.

Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove, garden, oven, fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine /ironing board, Internet WIFI, TV, room fans, ceiling fans, travel cot, high chair, 2 brick barbecue areas, private plunge pool (for sole use of guests), balcony, large roof terrace, back terrace area, outdoor seating, 2 double hammocks, sun loungers.

Suitability: all children very welcome.

Location Type: mountain town.

Outside:

Large roof terrace with covered area and outdoor kitchen. 2 double hammocks, traditional brick BBQ and variety of garden furniture, cooking area and fridge freezer. Fabulous mountain and valley views.

Large balcony off the master bedroom with outside seating and table. Stunning views over the town and mountains.

Private back patio area with outside seating area, 2 sun loungers, brick barbecue, under cover seating area for outdoor eating. There is also a large plunge pool (not heated and is suitable for use May - Oct).

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches to Alora are Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos all of which take 30 mins by car and 35 mins by train. Torremolinos is perfect for kids as you can park on the main promenade at no charge. Marbella and Puerto Banus beaches are also great but parking is typically 10 euros for the day in the main underground car parks and take approx 40 mins to get to. If you fancy going further afield, the infamous Trocadero beach in Marbella is within a 45-50 minute drive and has a beautiful restaurant/bar, kids club, climbing frame, free parking and toilet/shower facilities - perfect for enjoying the beach in luxury!

Cycling: Perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Bikes can be hired from Malaga or there is a fantastically stocked bike shop in Alora, which is just a 5 minute walk away from the house. It has bikes for hire and they also do repairs etc. English speaking, they are a fountain of knowledge and can suggest some great cycle routes in the area. Most of our guests take advantage of the scenic route up to the El Chorro lakes, where the finish of the La Vuelta race in August 2015 was. The race actually went through Alora and ended up at El Chorro and so this route is particularly well suited for those cycling enthusiasts.

Golf:

There are some fabulous golf courses nearby – Lauro Golf, a 27 hole golf course and Alhaurin Gold, a 36 hole golf course are both 30 mins drive away.

Skiing:

2 hours drive from the skiing resort of Sierra Nevada. Granada is also worth a stop over.

Travel:

Malaga Airport is 30-35 minute drive or 45 mins by train. Car hire is not essential as Alora has a very good train and bus service. Although we now always hire a small car as there are so many places to visit locally. Go to our website for further information on local activities and more pictures of the house.

Airport collection is also available upon request and provides a seamless transition from the airport to your accommodation. Jerry & Viv (our parents) will pick you up for 60 euros, whatever the time.

Distances:

El Chorro and the lakes - 25 mins

Malaga airport - 30-35 mins

Malaga City - 35 mins

Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos beaches - 30 mins

Marbella - 45 mins

Trocadero beach, Marbella - 45- 50 mins

Puerto Banus - 45 mins

Gibraltar - 2 hrs

Sierra Nevada - 2 hrs

Nerja - 1 hr 10 mins

Alora has a large fully stocked supermarket, a modern sports and leisure complex and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool which is open throughout the summer months (June, July, August and the first week in September).

There is also a great pool/bar/restaurant (El Mirador) in the barriada (5 minute drive away) which serves delicious paella, has a fantastic pool area with superb views of Alora and the surrounding El Hacho hills.

Out of these months there is an indoor swimming pool which has been recently refurbished in Pizzarra a nearby town (10 mins drive).

Unlimited Wifi is provided to help keep in touch with the world and to avoid costly data charges on your smartphones. The Wifi WEP key is underneath the router in the front room for easy connection to all devices that you bring and is signposted on table under TV.

More Details

Property Manager
Georgina Hodge
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Georgina Hodge

We bought 35 Calle Malaga in 2006 for many reasons including the fact that our parents also live in the same town. This meant that we could combine holidays with seeing family which is even more special now that we have 2 young boys.

When we decided to rent our home out to holiday makers, the fact that our parents lived nearby made it an easy process for us as they are always on hand to help out and make sure all our holiday makers have a great time.

Georgina Hodge purchased this house in 2006

Why Georgina Hodge chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

The traditional nature of the property and it's old, unique features made us fall in love with the property straight away - even though the back half of the house was in ruin. It took us 18 months of hard labour to build/extend the house and to furnish it to what it is today. It was a true labour of love and we are thrilled with the results. Our holidays there are very special and our boys love it too.

What makes this house unique

We've managed to combine the authenticity of an ancient, traditional, Spanish town house with all the mod cons that everyone needs to enjoy a chilled out holiday. This includes WIFI, flat screen TV with English channels SKY Sports / Movies, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 barbecue areas, sun loungers and 2 double hammocks for the ultimate in relaxation!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Álora in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 with full size bath and shower over. En-suite bathroom with modern walk in power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Front room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa turns into double bed
  • Bedroom 1 with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, balcony with mountain views and hair-dryer Bedroom 2 with double bed (travel cot / child's sleeping bars are also available) Bedroom 3 with single bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Double sofa bed in lounge
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen: Brand new, fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, juicer and coffee grinder Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Ipod / iphone music dock. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer and cleaning essentials. Other useful items including pushchair, beach equipment (inflatables and parasol) Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40inch wall mounted TV, UK channels, Sky Cinema / Sports, BT Sports and internet apps, books and Unlimited wifi. It has 2 large sofas, one of which is a double pull out sofa bed and foot stool Other: Travel cot, high chair, child's bed guard, boxes of toys and children's books. House well stocked for toddlers as we have 2 boys ourselves. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels and linen provided. Extra maid services can be arranged if required

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic and charming family home - they've thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here over Easter. The house is beautifullly refurbished and has a great roof terrace which is a lovely place to while away the hours with a glass of wine whilst admiring the views. The owners left us with a very generous and helpful welcome pack which was much appreciated. The house is within easy reach of everything in the town and also a quick drive to the lakes and the beach. This is a gem of a place and we had a wonderful holiday. Even the weather was good. Alora is a lovely town and the cost of eating and drinking is pretty low compared to anywhere else on mainland Europe. We had a lovely time and couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's fantastic news and delighted you guys had such a wonderful time. You are pretty much guaranteed sunny weather at Easter in southern spain Cheers Mat and Georgina
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5

Lovely Cosy Character Property- Fantastic Views!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored Spanish property still full of character but includes all the 'mod cons' you need to enjoy a relaxing & enjoyable break. Set in a traditional Spanish village which offers everything you could want in the way of bars, restaurants, culture & history. The food welcome pack was very welcome, especially considering our late arrival time. We had many an enjoyable afternoon & evening on the fantastic roof terrace, relaxing in the hammock & drinking Rioja. Thank you for a very enjoyable break, we hope to visit again soon! The Stevenson Clan.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you guys had a fabulous time and enjoyed both our holiday home and Lora as a town A great time of year to visit and always a good time to sit on roof and enjoy a Rioja Cheers Mat and Georgina
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4

Andalucian Heaven

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a lovely situation with fine views from the roof top terrace and main bedroom balcony. Close to the village for strolls to shops or bars but you need to be prepared for hills. It is well appointed with everything you need for self catering.

The area is beautiful at this time of year - very green with lots of flowers and good bird watching. Plenty to do especially if you like the outdoors. Can recommend a trip to Antequerra and to the El Torcal national park.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline So pleased you guys had a top time. Alora at this time of year is beautiful Im getting back out there in May to top up on some sun Regards Mat and Georgina
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5

Beautiful traditional Spanish holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and alora. A perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you had a great time Cheers Mat and Georgina
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5

Very nice house. Well equiped and a good price!

  • 5 of 5

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  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you had a great time
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4

Just wonderful

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house with everything you need in an amazing inland mountain town

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
£550
 
 
Winter 2017/18
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£257
for 3 nights
£600
 
 
Winter 2018/19
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Fully flexible on change over day - whatever suits you best for flights etc. Happy to consider short breaks

Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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