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Peace and tranquillity in Andalucia

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, covered terrace

Casa Rosa is a modern single storey cottage having been totally rebuilt on the site of an old farm in 2003. It has a beautiful position set among olive and almond groves with sweeping views over arable farmland to the mountains of Ronda and Malaga to the west. It is approximately one hour's drive north from Malaga airport and is ideally situated as a base for exploring Southern Andalucia. Granada is approximately one and a half hour's drive and Ronda much the same. It is close to the Torcal National Nature Park which is home to golden eagles and they can often be seen flying over the cottage. Casa Rosa is the perfect holiday cottage for walkers, painters, bird watchers, golfers (the nearest golf course is at Antequera 30 minutes away) or for those who just want to get away from it all. It is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, barbecue, Sky TV and a DVD player. There is a swimming pool which can be heated for an extra charge. This is a non smoking property.

Registration Number : CR/MA/00495

Owner
Harriet Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About Harriet Jones

We are a retired couple living in the south of England, and we bought Casa Rosa as a ruin and rebuilt it as a fully modernised cottage. The peace and quiet and fabulous views were what appealed to us. We have made a lovely garden and it is our second home. We spend about two to three months a year there. Above is a picture of the cottage in April with our lovely roses in full bloom.

Harriet Jones purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Harriet Jones chose Villanueva de la Concepción

When we were thinking of buying a property we looked all round Andalucia from the Ronda area to further east but nothing appealed as much as the area near Villanueva and the Torcal National Park, because of the lack of tourism and unspoilt countyside. We look out over an agricultural valley and can see the mountains of Malaga and Ronda in the distance. The sunsets are spectacular.

We feel it is a magical place!

What makes this cottage unique

The peace and quiet, the slowness of the pace of life, the fabulous views, the fact that we can stand on our terrace at night and not see any other lights in the valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This week has gone by far too quickly - always a sign that we have had a great time. The girls have loved the pool and the little touches have made Casa Rosa great to return to after day trips, and serenity, views and bird life. A wonderful place to simply relax. Thankyou.
Mar 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villanueva de la Concepción in Comarca de Antequera

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have power showers and mosquito blinds over the windows
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have chests of drawers and large hanging cupboards. The windows have mosquito blinds and there are ceiling fans. There are also two free standing fans which can be used in high summer if necessary
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The cottage has WiFi with a router. We do not consider the cottage suitable for children under eight years as the swimming pool is unfenced. For pool heating there will be a charge of 100euros pw, and for the central heating there will be a charge of 100 euros pw, payable in cash to the manager on arrival.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 23 reviews
5

A beautiful oasis of calm and serenity

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic repeat stay at Casa Rosa and plan to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your review Sarah and we are so pleased that you are planning to stay At Casa Rosa again. Best wishes Harriet
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5

Peaceful and had wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was well equipped and had fabulous views. The weather was very hot and the pool was perfect for cooling down in.

I would highly recommend staying her but do get a suitable car for the track down to the villa. We had a fiat 500 that just about made it up and down :)

A fabulous villa and location and we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much Jasmin for your review. We are delighted that you had a lovely holiday at Casa Rosa and hope you will come again.
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Great house on a great location when you love tranquillity

  • 4 of 5

Very well equiped house nurtured with love on a beautiful location. It is hard to find things that could be better but I do have two suggestions. More towels (now only 1 hand and 1 pool towel for a week). And larger beds. I am used to 2,20 length beds. This is in most houses and hotels not the case but I would very much appreciate it. I do have to say that Kelly (from a company that we could call for help) was very helpful and brought extra towels.

Positives are all over the place. It is clean, well equiped kitchen, washing maching, bathroom for each room, great pool with lights and long enough to swim a bit, great view, very private.

Will return again I think!

And thanks Harriet for providing all the info and pleasant booking experience.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Sem for your kind words. We have hopefully dealt with the towel situation which shouldn't have happened and not quite sure why it did but glad that Kelly rectified that. Can't make any promises about getting new beds as we haven't had any other guests complain about this - but we will certainly bear it in mind when we have to replace them. Glad that you might come again! Harriet
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rosa is the perfect place for a quiet, restful holiday. Some days, we might hear 1 car, other days nothing apart from the bells of the odd Goat heard being walked across the hills.

The property is beautifully maintained with wonderful gardens watered by an automatic watering system.

The pool was glorious, perfect for a cooling dip when the weather is hot!

We saw golden eagles flying over the property and vultures in the nearby national park.

If you want to see some of the historic cities nearby, Seville is 2 & half hours drive away, Cordoba and Granada 1 & half hours drive away.

Only advice I would give is don't hire a car with a small engine. The hills in the area are very steep with hairpin bends, we ended up having to go up some in 1st gear!

A perfect restful place for a holiday, we will definitely be returning

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your review Simon. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday at Casa Rosa and look forward to you returning another time!
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5

The perfect Andalucian retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Casa Rosa. We simply love this villa!

It is set in such a beautiful space looking out over a panoramic vista of gentle rolling hills with views to the far distance. Down below you can watch the goatherds working the fields or occasionally see an eagle soaring in the air as you sit on the shaded terrace or by the pool.

The house is tastefully decorated and is so light and airy compared to many Spanish fincas. The kitchen had been upgraded since our last visit and has everything you need for cooking indoor or out.

The villa is accessed off the main Pastelero road by a dusty track that is easily managed in an ordinary car if driven with care. The track leads across the valley to the villa which is set in its own lovely gardens and adjacent olive groves, giving it wonderful privacy.

Yet the local shops are only a ten minute drive away and the big supermarkets in Antequera only 30 minutes away.

There is plenty to do in the area. We particularly enjoyed the walks around the El Torcal limestone outcrops – a short drive away. But there is plenty more one can do in the area – just consult the visitors guide if you are unsure. And there is also a book of traveller’s tips too which we found quite useful despite our knowledge of the area.

We had a wonderful, relaxing visit again this year. We have been lucky enough to have stayed in many villas across Andalucia over the years but in our opinion Casa Rosa stands head and shoulders over them all.

It just has that perfect blend of situation, views, facilities, access and ambience for the perfect Andalucian holiday destination.

Thank you Harriet, we had another great time at Casa Rosa.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Mike for being such appreciative guests - come again any time! Harriet
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful holiday home. We had a truly lovely week, everything about Casa Rosa is beautiful and we are already planning our next visit! The accommodation is superb with every detail thought of, and the pool and location are out of this world. Just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for being such appreciative guests. It's always good when people live it as much as we do!
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Bird watching . Close to the El Torcal National Park where golden eagles and griffin vultures are often seen among many other birds . Wonderful walking straight from the cottage. Fabulous views.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Villanueva de la Concepción, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£896
for 7 nights
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£128
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

On payment of full balance holidaymaker will receive directions to the house and email address and phone number of manager

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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