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Beautiful Detached House in Centre of Traditional White Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

- Light and Spacious, Designer Owned, Spectacular Mountain Views

A beautiful detached house which is very light and spacious. The shaded terrace is furnished with comfortable rattan seating , which is perfect for those days and evenings at home with a nice glass of chilled wine,relaxing whilst looking at the mountain views. In the heart of a picturesque white village. 3 km to the beach, walkable along the picturesque valley from the village in 40 mins. House interior is traditional Andalucian, white walls and terracotta tile floors and also grey marble floors, with new contemporary soft furnishings of light bright colours and good lighting from many windows to add to the overall ambiance. This is a very comfortable tranquil house for relaxing. there is an internet hot spot 15 euros per week and Spanish and free view and Satellite TV. Its a great base for walkers and people that like village life and dont want to use a car. There are many activities on hand and the olympic size municipal swimming pool will be open this summer. Not suitable for people with mobility issues as the village is very hilly !

Cath Pater-Lancucki
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Cath Pater-Lancucki

Hello potential renters,

My name is Cath and I'm a set designer and work in TV.

I bought the house 10 years ago when its was single storey with 2 rooms and no kitchen. I designed the layout utilising the fact that it has potential for windows on all sides being one of the few houses in the village that stands on its own. This makes it a very light and airy house. I like to keep the traditional rustic style, but liven it up with bright, fresh colours. If you like chintz, nets swags and Parker Knowle furniture, then this is definitely not the place for you.

Cath Pater-Lancucki purchased this house in 1999

Why Cath Pater-Lancucki chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Fate led me to buy the house as I never went over to Spain planning to buy.

I came across the house for sale and it was exactly the same amount as I was going to invest into a sensible pension fund, and so `I decided that I would invest in bricks and mortar instead. It had a good energy even in its undeveloped state and it just felt right to buy it. Also I love a project.

I love the fact it stands alone so has no neighbours living on top of you. It's private and yet right in the thick of the oldest (Moorish) part of the village, and only a short walk to all the bars and restaurants. So no arguments about who's going to drive!

What makes this house unique

I have the best neighbours, mostly spanish who are very friendly and who don't get embarrassed about the language barrier.

We all get involved in trying to win the annual best kept street (for flowers etc) in the village. OK we never win but its nice trying.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house on Calle Refino was excellent, charming, full of character and so homely.

The views are wonderful and the street was so quiet apart from the sound of birdsong.

The house was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and great bathrooms.

The roof terrace afforded a very pretty and private space with nobody overlooking.

A lovely house indeed! "

guests from the Walkers Andalucia March 2014.

" What a wonderful house, Fantastic view. Beautiful interiors, cosy bedrooms and you feel immediately at home!

What a good choice to advertise on the internet . Thats how we found this special place ! " Frederick Haffens Holland feb 2013.

" This was our second visit to Torrox and our first to Casa Catalina. The house exceeded our expectations in every way. It's so much better than the photos on the internet." The Prudhoe family Northumberland. August 2012
Jan 2007
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and fell in love with the village

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed near Torrox in 2015 and visited the village on a number of occasions. We decided we liked the place so much we would stay in the village this year, so we booked Casa Catalina through Owners Direct. Casa Catalina is situated near the middle of the village and is a very well maintained typical Spanish white village house. Approaching up several steps, which we quickly got used to, the house is on three levels and was lovely and clean and tidy. It contains every thing you could possibly want for a stay. Although there was just the two of us, it could comfortably accommodate four people. With a wet room. two bedrooms with sleeping for two couples and another single bed,a fully fitted kitchen a living dining area, a further bathroom on the top floor next to a private sun terrace with amazing views,there's payable WI FI, you could even watch English channels on the TV. There's a grocers and butchers two minutes away, an English bar not much further. The main square with a variety of restaurants is five minutes walk. We found it great fun exploring the village with it's warren of narrow streets set on a hillside over looking the sea to one side and mountains to the other. For anyone wanting to stay in such a lovely setting I can thoroughly recommend Casa Catalina as a great base.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your kind words. And we're glad you love the village as much as we do. Please come again !
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Traditional, peaceful, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in March 2016. Torrox is a traditional small town - locals are really friendly. Loved the lady selling avocados from outside her house - best I have ever eaten. The house was perfect in every way and very quiet. Fantastic walking in mountains and along the coast. We would definitely recommend this lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so very much for your wonderful review. I'm glad you had a lovely time.
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Good, could be very good.

  • 3 of 5

Good accommodation, but could have been better. Some issues with layout ,the sun terrace is accesed via the main bedroom and the kitchen is on the floor below through the lounge. It just makes dinning alfresco a bit of a chew, taking every thing through and up the stairs, if you don't like eating out side then it is not a problem.

The other issue is with the sun blinds on two sides of the roof terrace, they are fixed, and cannot be raised, the other side has no blinds, and a loverly view, It also has a rush type of roof cover. I understand the privacy aspect, and it will keep cooler in the hight of the season, but I believe the renter should have a choice in the matter. On the plus side the owner has provided lots of equipment, and things like cloths, bin bags, cleaning materials, extra bedding, toilette rolls etc etc. The house is a short walk to the plaza with its bars/cafes/restaurants, it's a bit hilly, but we knew that before hand having stayed in the village several times. The house is large, light, and very comfortable but is getting a bit tired and in need of some TLC. The pick up and return to the airport went without a hitch. Overall we enjoyed our stay in the house

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review. In reply to your concerns, .... Such is the nature of the traditional village house the footprint dictates the layout. The blinds now have to be secured in place for a health and safety issue as the last set blew off into the street in the high winds. The house exterior was painted the week before your arrival and the interior is painted once a year. where needed.
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relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a typical Spanish village, this is the house for you.

A lovely private terrace where we sat many a night with a nice glass of wine overlooking the mountains.

A five minute walk to the square where you will find plenty of restaurants to eat.

Whilst staying we drove to Granada and visited the stunning Alhambra Palace.

Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Feels like our home from home !

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to this beautiful house.

We love its location in a traditional Spanish village; a flavour of which you don't normally experience on holiday. We are always impressed by all the personal touches which makes us feel we are staying in a friend's house! It's very comfortable & the mountain views are really quite beautiful. It has a lovely private rooftop terrace which we love especially on warm summer nights. It's nice to walk around the village, the local people are friendly & there are great restaurants in the 'square' just a 5 min walk from the property. We have stayed at this property in the hot summer & in Spring when the nights have been cooler & have enjoyed the warmth of the wood burner & watching a DVD from the vast selection on offer.

We would highly recommend this picturesque house which captures the real essence of this idillyic part of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn/ Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Clean, bathroom towels, linen and meet and greet included in the price. Beach towels not included. 100 euros deposit refundable against damages etc. to be given as cash on arrival. Returned on departure providing there is no damages. excluding accidental damage of Glasses and crockery.

Changeover Day:
As a rule of thumb on hand over days guests are requested to leave by 11am to allow cleaning for the next guests. However we will always accommodate where possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torrox in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, wet room/shower on ground floor. En suite to bedroom 2, bathroom, WC and bath/shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1, ground floor double bed and one single bed . bedroom 2, top floor double bed with en suite. Cot available on request. Cot available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: House is detached on 3 floors and a recent renovation to a high standard including all mod cons. House interior is traditional Andalucian, white walls and grey marble floors, with new contemporary soft furnishings of light bright colours and good lighting to add to the overall ambiance. Parking is close by. So tranquil as no traffic noises from road below yet a short walk to the lively square with many bars and restaurants. Would perfectly suit non car drivers as most of the village is car free. There is lots for walkers to explore in the village and surrounding areas. Outside: Terrace en suite to master bedroom. Table plus chairs, rattan furniture seating. Plants, flowers with irrigation on a timer. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board and washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided (not beach towels). House cleaned before arrival or by arrangement price included. Cash to be given to house manager (Sandra) on arrival who will meet you and look after with your stay. Other: Secluded terrace with comfortable sofa seating area , mountain views.

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