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Peace and tranquillity in Andalucia

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


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.

Harriet Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 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 Antequera (Costa del Sol)

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have power showers and mosquito blinds over the windows
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Peace and tranquillity in Andalucia
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Cardiff U.K.


  • 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: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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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: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Mike for being such appreciative guests - come again any time! Harriet
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  • 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: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Casa Rosa following our second stay there and couldn't think of a more pleasant or relaxing place to spend a holiday. The house is extremely well equipped. It has amazing views over the mountains and the peace is only broken very occasionally by the passing goat herds.

If you can tear yourself away it provides a great base for exploring the centre of Andalucía, including our favourite day out at the recently re-opened Caminito del Rey (book before you go!).

All in all, the perfect holiday spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this delightful house and we enjoyed it just as much as our stay last year.

This truly is a home-from-home in terms of comfort and quality and the location and views are absolutely stunning. The garden improves each year and this year we were on-time for the first fresh figs of the season; delicious!

The property is well managed right from the initial booking process through to the local house management and cleaning service.

There is very little to add to last year’s review of this wonderful property other than to say that we hope to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely guests! This is the way we feel about Casa Rosa having made it our second home over the last twelve years so it is really nice when our guests feel the same about it. Alan and Jan appreciate all the things that we love about the house and its location - the peace and tranquillity and wonderful views. And of course we are incredibly lucky to have a wonderful team managing it for us.
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Casa Rosa, a haven of beauty and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property have created a comfortable homely property, with a superb garden. The views from the terrace are stunning, and swimming in the pool surrounded by the magnificent mountains is a magical experience. The property sits high over the valley and makes you feel as if the rest of the world is miles away.....it is so peaceful. Ideal for getting away from it all.

Casa Rosa is very well maintained and equipped. The owner provides excellent customer service and we would recommend it to all our friends. There are plenty of cities and towns within easy reach. The nearby nature reserve is well worth a visit. Details are all available in the information pack in the house. Tapas bars and restaurants are also within easy reach.

Unlike many properties available for rent, Casa Rosa feels like a real home and the garden the owners have created is a joy. Full of colour and beautiful roses....of course! A wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that these guests feel the same way that we do about what has become our second home!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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