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Luxury Holiday retreat, 2 Private Pools & Jacuzzi, Private equestrian facilities - El Alter Real

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

El Alter Real

Bedroom 1 consists of 2 single beds, complete with bedside cabinets and fitted wardobes, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 consists of 1 kingsize bed and fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom. Bathrooms, both en-suite luxury bathrooms feature ganite vanity units, shower cubicles and wc. Fully fitted kitchen, with granite work surfaces, full size fridge/freezer, gas hob and electric oven. The kitchen is fully equipped, with quality cooking utensils and glassware. Lounge/dining area, fully furnished with comfortable sofas and dining furniture, TV DVD player, music system with mp3, Internet connection and ceiling fan. Private landscaped terrace with shaded eating area, complete with outside kitchen and built in gas barbecue, ideal for eating alfresco, full wooden dining table and chairs, and sunloungers. beautiful roof terrace ideal to watch the spectacular sunsets. Beb linnen and and all towels, including pool towels and linen included and changed weekly.


About the property

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El Rancho is a luxury holiday retreat (license No. RTA VTAR MA 01197), set in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, surrounded by 4 acres of private organic olive groves, with views of pine clad mountains. The Organic olive farm has exclusive horse riding facilities ( subject to availability please enquire ) complete with 20 x 40m professional dressage arena, and offers 3 luxury self catering cottages. All the cottages are beautifully designed with landscaped gardens and terraces with 2 swimming pools & a heated jacuzzi. All cottages have private dinning and sunbathing terraces and have been individually designed and lovingly furnished in a typically Andalucian style, to the highest standards. An ideal retreat for couples and families of all ages, seeking a relaxing holiday. Ideally located for sightseeing, (Alhambra Palace, Ronda, Seville) only 40 mins from the beaches of the Costa del Sol, 20 mins from the lakes of Iznajar. The traditional village of Villanueva del Trabuco has numerous tapas bars and restaurants is just 5 minutes away.

We are a private equestrian centre, with riding only available for our guests. Our horses are part of the family and are impeccably looked after. We offer private one to one lessons in our Dessage arena and also hacks out in the stunning surrounding countryside.

Our olives are farmed by ourselves and cold pressed to make our own organic extra virgin olive oil and guests are welcome to sample our very own olive oil whilst visiting.

More Details

Owner
Garret Thurston Kilner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made either by telephone or email. We require 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. We accept payments by electronic balance transfer to our English bank account or by cheque. Please note that we do not permit smoking inside the accommodation, however we do provide ash trays for smoking on the private terraces. For further information or any queries, please see our website, or send us an email.

Changeover Day:
During the Peak summer our changeover day is a Friday, after 4pm if possible, this allows time to prepare your accommodation to the highest standard. Out of peak season we are flexible and will consider other arrival days to suit individual needs.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL DISCOUNT COUPLES RATE - in both El Pasa Fina and El Alter Real, When only one bedroom and bathroom are used.
Only 395 pounds March to mid June, 495 pounds Mid June to mid July, 395 pounds September to November

Please note that we require a 25% deposit when booking and the balance payable 8 weeks prior to your holiday.

We accept bookings of less than a week only out of season. El Pasa Fina & Alter Rreal are £125 a night and El Hispano is £65 a night.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for El Alter Realin Villanueva del Trabuco in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottages have been beautifully designed and constructed to the highest standard with extensive use of handmade ladrious tiles, granite work surfaces and authentic beamed ceilings. Both cottages feature modern bathrooms and kitchens. At El Rancho you will recieve a warm welcome from your friendly hosts Jacque and Garret, where the accent is placed firmly on the "Better things in life". Guests come for the sheer tranquility, the amazing off road horse riding and the exclusive house party atmosphere. Whether you simply want to relax by the pool with a glass of fine Rioja or teck through the Andalician mountains on horseback you will have an experience to remember. Note: All our bedrooms are furnished with top quality cotton bed linen and fully washable non alergy pillows, we also supply duvets for cooler months, also available is a full size cot and cot linen, complete with cot bumpers. We can also offer a full size "put me up" bed complete with bed linen. Outside: There are 2 landscaped pools and a heated Jacuzzi, the largest is over 80sqm and is fully illuminated in the evening, ideal for that late evening dip on those balmy summer evenings. The shallow end features Roman steps and the deep end is over 3 meters deep. The pool is constantly cleaned and monitored with the chlorine and PH levels maintained daily. The terraces around the pool feature an abundance of sun loungers and parasols and everywhere you look there are planters full of flowers giving an array of colour throughout the year. The landscaped terraces provide an ideal place to relax and soak up the summer sunshine. We also offer guests the opportunity to ride our horses accompanied through the countryside. The scenery here, really is second to none, and one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning countryside, is just like they have done for centuries, upon horse back. We use various trails throughout the mountains and vary the routes according to guests individual requirements.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

Excepional. Wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

A little off the beaten track, which made it praceful and relaxing. It worked out well as a base for sightseeing in Cordoba, Grenada, and then going to Ronda. The apartment was comfortable and well furnished. And Jacque and Garret made us very welcome and took care of all our needs. There is a good grocery stote in Archidona, but it is about 30 minutes drive, so stock up when you get there. Also, Jacque will love you if you bring her Jack Daniels or Jim Beam from the duty free.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

We were travelliing with our daughter of one and had a really nice time. We are not easily pleased people, but very positive about Jacque and Garret and the rest of the family. They're very warm people that really make you feel at home. There in for a laugh or a good conversation and are aimed at making your stay very pleasant.

The "rancho" looks sweet and is taken care of very well. We stayed in "El alter real" and enjoyed a lot the seats on the roof, which give a nice view on the surroundings. For us it was nice to go round in the evening with our daughter and also pay a visit to the stables. We think of returning in some time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home from home in sunny Andalusia

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent one week at El Rancho (June 2016). The two lovely hosts made us feel so much at home. We had many long and interesting conversations around the table, with them and with their other guests. Their care of us extended to lending us several things we had forgotten to bring and indeed lending us two of their own bikes to go riding across the many walking and cycling treks in the countryside around El Rancho. My daughter did horse riding, both in the training arena and trekking into the lovely hills around. The teacher was excellent and my daughter's really learned a lot. I enjoyed both long walks and mountain biking in the nearby hills. The accommodation was super with everything needed to create an enjoyable holiday. The pools were appreciated on a hot day. My daughter particularly liked our little roof garden to watch the sunset. We flew into Malaga and El Rancho is one hour drive north of there. We also went to visit both Cordoba and Granada. El Rancho was just a wonderful place to spend time together with my daughter but would be very suitable for families from younger to older. The hosts took great care of everyone to ensure that a relaxing and enjoyable holiday was had in a very convivial atmosphere. We will be going back next year without a doubt and probably in June as the temperature was just perfect then.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

To be honest, this was our third trip to this property. We first booked to go here as we had stayed in the village before, and loved it, but needed somewhere with a pool. El Rancho appeared to have what we wanted. The villa itself is always spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with its own bbq area and outside patio. There is always a lovely welcome pack with some treats too! There is a large communal area near the pool, should you want some company, but Garrett and Jacques don't impose in any way should you want privacy. For those who love horses, the ranch has riding opportunities, and even lessons for complete beginners, but you don't have to ride to enjoy this property. The local village has enough places to eat and bars not to get boring too quickly, and sitting outside one watching the town square come to life in the evening with a cold beer is one of life's true pleasures. I can only say that we have since booked next years holiday, and the year after that since our last visit. That's the best recommendation I can give!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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