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Idyllic Country Villa in Stunning Location. Large Floodlit Pool and Wifi

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Villa near El Chorro , Ardales Lakes & El Torcal, between Almogia and Villanueva de la Concepcion

Casa Alegria is an idyllic rural villa nestling in beautiful olive groves in the stunning Valle del Sol, surrounded by undulating countryside and magnificent panoramic views between the towns of Almogia and Villanueva de la Concepcion. It is the perfect holiday retreat, set in some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere in Spain.Situated between two of Andalucia's most breathtaking Natural Parks; El Chorro, with its famous gorge and turquoise blue lakes at Ardales and El Torcal, site of some of the oldest and most striking rock formations in the world!The wonderful cities of Seville, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada are all easily accessible.Casa Alegria provides the perfect holiday location from which to enjoy all that inland Andalucia has to offer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

For most of the year we live by the sea on the south coast of England. We've both been coming to Spain since we were children and have family and friends in Andalucia. With retirement in sight we'd been looking for our own rural retreat for about 5 years and knew we had found it when we first came to Casa Alegria.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic villa and pool ! What a wonderful place to spend two weeks relaxing, reading, eating, drinking and swimming' Steve and Philippa



'A really excellent villa with a truly excellent pool' Paul, Laura & Gabriel



'A blissful villa and pool. Glorious weather. We'll come back before too long' Elizabeth & Peter



'Thank you for providing such a beautiful and well-equipped house for our honeymoon ! We had a wonderful time relaxing by the pool and cooking up a storm as the sun went down. This is a stunning part of the world and we hope to be back soon' Lisa & Ged



'Possibly the best accommodation we could ask for as a base for our climbing holiday. We'll certainly be recommending this lovely villa to our friends' Tara & Matt
Mar 2007
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Very relaxing three week holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous,relaxing 3 week holiday in clean, well kitted out property with pool to ourselves. Lovely, quiet and remote location. Car essential. Two good local restaurants in nearby village 15minutes drive away. Friendly, delicious food and good value. Supermarket 20 minute drive from property. El Chorro nearby and worth a visit- good walking shoes needed. We will be returning again!

Viv and Andy

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely pool and villa

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that struck us on arriving at Casa Alegria was the amazing pool and surrounding area which was so well equipped. The villa was very comfortable with ceiling fans in all rooms and dotted around outside were a variety of places to sit and relax. We used the gas fired barbeque most evenings and ate outside at the table overlooking the pool area. Although a laptop would probably do the job just as well, we brought our Google Chromecast which kept the kids entertained after dark with Netflix etc. on the TV. In addition to trips to Cordoba, El Chorro and the Ardales lakes we visited Al Hambra in Granada which was magical.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa and swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a holiday at this lovely villa set within beautiful gardens complete with lemon, lime and fig trees, and the most beautiful swimming pool. The nearby towns and villages were beautiful and historically very interesting, and Granada (a bit further afield) was well worth the trip. We would certainly recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

A thoroughly peaceful and restful break. The villa was just as described but the pool area was even more rewarding. The villa is located in a very out of the way area but not isolated, there is good acess to local resturants and shops. The surrounding area is very beautiful but without all the crowds.

Early evening was our favourite time around the pool as you could see eagles soaring overhead and in the distance you could hear the bells on the horses ....superb.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful villa for those who like their vacation to be a real get away. The interior decoration is tasteful and provided ample space for our family of four. The outside terrace is lovely and the pool area is amazing with nicely designed outside shower. The pool was very clean and the kids absolutely loved it! The BBQ was great with spare gas on site. All in all a great place that i would fully endorse. The location is remote but that worked for us, as we were looking for a place to get away from the stresses of daily life. The local supermarkets are fairly good and a nice 15 min drive away. There are much better options further afield in Antequera. Also a good spot to explore the lakes and mountains. The only improvement for me would be better fans in the bedrooms as can become hot at night time but only a minor point. Also think photos on this site don't fully do the place justice, which if i were the owner i would rectify. I think the place is better than the visuals which is normally the other away round, so nicely surprised.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great Villa and fantastic pool

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in August. The Villa had everything we needed and is located in a tranquil location. Our kids just could not get enough of the pool and improved their swimming abilities too. The directions provided on getting to the property are a must to be followed. There's no mobile phone signal there, but there is WIFI, so just use Whatsapp phone calling or Skype. Visiting the nearby El Chorro lakes is a must for the photo album.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

Casa Alegria is situated in an olive grove 'far from the madding crowd' but less than an hour from the coast and from Malaga airport. The pretty town of Valle de Abdalajis is about 15 minutes away, with the larger towns of Villanueva de la Concepcion and Almogia within less half an hour and the historic town of Antequera, with its castle and full range of shops and restaurants about 40 minutes away. Granada, Cordoba and Seville are all easy day trips.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The areas of El Chorro and Abdalajis are renowned as premier locations for all things extreme including off road/mountain biking, excellent climbing and for the brave, paragliding!. At Ardales lakes there are kayaks, boats and pedalos for hire. Should you want to take things at a more leisurely pace there are endless beautiful walks with stunning landscape views surrounding the villa, on which you are able to appreciate our varied flora and fauna.

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful lakes at Ardales, just 30 minutes away, offer fabulous freshwater swimming, fishing and watersports in turquoise waters...surrounded by pinewoods and soaring eagles! The many popular beaches along the coast are only an hour away by car.

Travel:

The villa is easily accessible from both Malaga Airport (1 hour) and Granada Airport (1hr 20m). Road links are good from both airports and we will be happy to give you comprehensive directions door to door! Prebooking your car hire is advisable, with many companies based at Malaga airport offering competitive rates.

Distances:

We are situated between the two pretty towns of Villanueva de la Concepcion and Almogia and the smaller village of Valle de Abdalajis is 5kms away, 15 minutes by car, along a combination of tarmac and unmade road. The wonderful cities of Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Ronda are all easily accessible by road. A car is essential for you to fully appreciate this beautiful region.

Further Details:

The lovely village of Abdalajis has a supermarket, local butcher, fishmonger, fruiterers, bakers, banks, restaurants and bars. A weekly market takes place every Thursday in the town square. With the many fiestas and ferias celebrated in the surrounding villages throughout the year the area has something to offer everyone! The Valley of Abdalajis is ideal for the sport of hang-gliding, to such an extent that the area is known as the capital of this sport. With excellent weather all the year around and ideal geographical conditions for flying, many people come here to practice this and other sports associated with free-flight. Trekking, cycling and climbing are also popular sports here too, with more than 75 climbing routes in the Sierra de Abdalajís, varying in difficulty from III to 6b+. With three trekking routes and three mountain-bike lanes, the Valle de Abdalajis is one of the most ideal places for sportspeople to spend a holiday.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 10 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 
 
Early Spring
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£425
 
 
Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
Summer
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 
 
High Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book please use the contact details below. Prices quoted are per week in UK pounds. A 25% non refundable deposit is required on booking The balance, plus a security deposit of £100, is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. The deposit will be refunded after your stay. We are unable to accept any additional visitors other than those named at time of booking.


Changeover Day:
Flexible, but in July and August Saturday is the preferred day.
Guests are asked to arrive between 3 and 6 pm and vacate the villa by 10.00 am. Arrival and departure times flexible depending on other bookings. Please ask.

Notes on prices:
Possible discounts on long winter lets. Payment: A 25% deposit is required on booking which is non refundable. Balance plus security deposit of £100 is due 8 weeks prior to holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and near to El Chorro and the Ardales lakes with climbing and water sports available.El Torcal reserve is about 30 minutes away. If you are looking for peace and quiet then just relax by the pool and while away the day.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Newly refitted bathroom with walk in shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and ceiling fan Bedroom 2 with king size bed and ceiling fan

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All electricity and gas for cooking (including barbecue) is included. Coffee, teabags, milk and sugar are provided for your arrival. We have filtered drinking water on tap. For a small extra cost, we are happy to do a supermarket shop for you if you would like to arrive to a full fridge... just e-mail us your list two weeks before your holiday! All rooms have ceiling fans and insect screens. Heating is by wood burner and free standing gas burner. Winter lets can purchase logs on site. We hope to provide you with everything you need for a fabulous holiday. Outside: The large, mosaic-tiled 10x5m. pool has a graduated depth of 1m to 2.5m. The pool and pool terrace are not overlooked and have sunloungers and parasols. The path to the pool from the villa terrace has a secure and lockable gate. The villa has a large terracotta tiled terrace with a jasmine-covered pergola at one end and is set in a mature garden with fruit trees and flowering shrubs. There is a gas barbecue and table and chairs for alfresco eating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : All bed linen and towels (including pool towels) provided and changed weekly on request

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