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Detached Villa with Private Pool, Sea and Mountain Views/CASA RURAL No: MA00757



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Villa in Frigiliana, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location 5 Mins Drive To Village And 15 Mins Drive to Nearest Beach

Cortijo El Buho is CASA RURAL REGISTERED No: MA00757 the villa is a delightful detached villa set peacefully on the edge of the National Park with beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding countryside The villa has extensive grounds scattered with olive and fruit trees and is just a short drive from the picturesque historic whitewashed village of Frigiliana. Frigiliana, with its pretty, flower-lined cobbled streets, and spectacular views around every corner, has a wealth of interesting shops selling local produce and crafts, a small weekly market, and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants. A further 10 mins away is the seaside town of Nerja, with 10 miles of excellent Mediterranean beaches. Nerja is a great blend of old and new, with its narrow lanes, large weekly market and a variety of options for shopping and dining.

The cortijo was built in 2005 in the rustic style and finished to the highest standard with every modern convenience. This home from home has everything you could need for a relaxing and memorable holiday.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Christine & Bill Walton

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Chris

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for the use of your villa this summer. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the remote setting especially with the outdoor kitchen area.

The villa is set out beautifully and has so much area outside with plenty of shade that we all had room to find our own space and peace. I hope you have an enjoyable winter there - I'm very jealous!

Thanks again

All the best,

Richard and Vicky
Aug 2015
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful villa in a fantastic location. Perfect.....

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa Cortijo de Buho is. Set in a quiet location in the hillsides of Frigiliana, but without being too isolated. We saw plenty of wildlife at night; badger, fox, but only one owl...and the resident chameleon showed itself by the pool fencing whilst we were sunbathing one day too. The outside area and gardens are probably up there with the best in our many years of taking villa holidays. The pool is spotless, clear water at all times, not a tile or piece of paving out of place. The gardens are huge, even including your own boules court. The outside kitchen is well equipped and got well used for BBQ's, lunches, and a darts tournament over our 2 week stay. The shaded games table was also well used for chess/draughts/card games.

Beautiful as the interior of the villa is, we spent more time making use of the outside areas as they are so well equipped. The lounge/kitchen area has all the appliances you need, with good TV signal and UK channels. We stayed during the 2016 Olympics so were pleased to be able to watch UK coverage in the early hours when we returned from a night out in Frigiliana. A car is probably wise, as the villa is located 2.5 km from town and although the distance is not far, the walk is very steep in parts. That said, we walked there and back most nights, but were a little hot and ready for a drink on arrival at the restaurants. It does allow you to eat a 3 course meal with the satisfaction that you can walk the extra calories off on the way home...

The owners were very attentive to our needs and included a welcome pack which comprised exactly what we required to make a snack and relax on arrival. Chris even rang us to make sure that everything was OK, a very thoughtful touch. We had a very enjoyable two week stay in this lovely area and have already booked our return visit for next year.

Thanks Chris and Bill for allowing us to share in the delights of your home in Spain

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great holiday location.

  • 5 of 5

Great views, great location wonderful villa with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a gem this villa is.

The location is perfect, within a stone's throw of the charming village of Frigilana.

The villa is secluded and very peaceful. It is extremely well equipped indeed with everything you could possibly need.

The large sociable outdoor area was the main space that we used as you can chat whilst preparing food, eat, play cards or darts and all be together.

The pool is very well maintained and not a tile out of place.

We had a lovely welcome pack of local wine, home grown olive oil and jams.

Ela and Martin (who are local and on hand should you need them) greeted us and nothing is too much trouble for them.

Chris phoned us upon our arrival and again before we left which is a very personal touch.

We are planning to visit this jewel in the Andalucian crown again soon.

You won't be disappointed if you book this.

The 4 amigos from Poole, Dorset

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

We chose Cortijo El Buho to celebrate a significant birthday and we are so glad we did.

From arrival to departure we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this gem of a place. The panoramic views with dramatic landscapes are breathtaking.

The villa is excellently appointed with everything you could need (and more). The owners have created a wonderful ambiance which makes you feel very welcome to share in their delightful home.

We made great use of the many facilities of the villa and especially found the outdoor kitchen/BBQ/Bar area a real bonus. The gardens are well stocked with olive and fruit trees and we enjoyed picking a lemon from the tree for our evening gin and tonic.

We had lazy breakfasts at the large old table on the terrace and then ventured out exploring the surrounding villages of Frigiliana, Torrox, Le Heradura and beyond. Afternoons were spent having fun in the beautiful pool and sun bathing on the comfortable sun loungers. Although we ventured out some evenings to sample the local cuisine, we found ourselves making great use of the fantastic cooking facilities provided in the outdoor kitchen and BBQ. A genius idea!

If you are looking for a villa from which to explore the Axarquia with beautiful surroundings and total peace and quite, you could not find any better place that Cortijo El Buho.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time and writing such a lovely review, we are so pleased that you and your friends had such an enjoyable time. It is very rewarding to know that all our hard work & care to make sure Cortijo el Buho is a place where our guests can relax and enjoy their holiday has succeeded. We have no control over the natural beauty that surrounds our villa, Bill my husband and myself live at the villa during the winter months, this enables us to make sure it feels like a home from home for all our visitors, and that the garden has plenty of pathways for one to wander around and enjoy the flowers & plants also the fruit trees, we hope guests will enjoy picking & eating the fruit from them. Kind regards, Chris walton (Mrs)
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  • 5 of 5

We have rented villas across Spain and portugal, for many years, both with our children when they were small and now gron up. This is one of the very best for both location and facilities. Beautifully kept with fine detail for your every need. It is a large property so everyone is not on top of one another making it a most relaxing and congenial property. We have stayed in 2012 and 2015 and it is certainly on our list for our next trip to Spain.

Muchos gracias Chris for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased that we have managed to help you enjoy your summer break, we know how important it is when people work hard all year, for them to be able to relax and forget all the stress of everyday life. Kind regards Chris & Bill (Bill is my husband, he does all the updating & maintenance work at Cortijo el Buho while we are there in the winter.
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A touch of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting this wonderful villa for 8 years and are really looking forward to coming again this year. We have never been disappointed in all that time, hence our re-booking for each year, usually whilst still in the pool! Everything about El Buho provides for all ages and we have seen some really great additions to the property over the years.

The outdoor spaces are beautiful, especially the immaculate garden and the pool. The opportunity to truly relax here comes from the thoughtful little touches from the owners Billy and Chris. It is indeed a 'home from home' but with sunshine!

The outdoor kitchen is fully fitted and the various seating areas offer the chance to sit in the shade or enjoy some rays! I LOVE the outdoor shower, which, if you get to it first means that you get a warm shower before entering the pool. El Buho is also very private and peaceful too. The views from the villa are far reaching, over mountains down to the sea at Nerja. Frigiliana is one of the best white villages in the area and well worth visiting.

We also enjoy the opportunity to forget about work, time to truly relax and just 'be.' There are also pleasant walks in and around the surrounding countryside, good places to eat and locals who speak English.

The villa, garden and pool are always immaculate and help is at the end of a local call should you ever need it.

We can't recommend El Buho more highly. Sign up now for a holiday before everyone else does:-)

Gill and Nick Beard

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar el Cerro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bar el Cerro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nerja at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary


Approx 15 mins drive.


45 mins Malaga airport. 90 mins to Granada.


2km to Frigilana. 7km Nerja.

Further Details:

The ancient village of Frigiliana offers a wide range of bars, restaurants and places of interest. The town of Nerja offers vibrant nightlife.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Nov 2016 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
All enquiries should be made to the mobile number detailed within. A deposit of 25% is payable on confirmation and the full amount is payable 6 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday.
Option to pay online using PayPal (no account required). Details provided at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Short breaks plus Monday, Friday or Saturday start days available. Arrival time 4pm and departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

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From the Owner

As this is our home in the winter months we wanted visitors to feel that this was also their 'home from home', a place to truly relax and get rid of the stresses and strains of modern life. However for those who just can't live without it there is also access to internet, UK satellite TV and a selection of DVD films to watch. The villa and the pool provide such a fantastic setting that even with all the other attractions in the region it is hard to drag yourself away! Every care has been taken to provide a wonderful place for you to stay and guests will always receive a warm welcome when they arrive. Ela, meets and greets all guests on our behalf and always ensures that new visitors have everything they need. Christine and Bill Walton

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 upstairs - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 downstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 under swimming pool - Toilet, Outdoor Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc wash basin and ample storage. Private bathroom for bedroom 2 with shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Light, airy first floor room with air conditioning, double bed, built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Spectacular views of the valley and the coast beyond. Bedroom 2: Ground floor room with twin beds, built in wardrobes and bedside chests.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Extensive landscaped gardens set among traditional olive and citrus groves. Secluded terraces surrounding the house and pool - some cool and shady and some for the sun-worshippers. 4 sun loungers and ample outdoor seating and tables. Private pool (4m x 8 m). Fully equipped, covered, outdoor kitchen with everything required for alfresco dining, including Bar area and stools. Utility Room: Washing machine, wc, hand basin, ironing board and iron, pool toys, storage for suitcases and walking boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided and will be changed weekly for bookings over 7 days. Villa is cleaned to the highest standard prior to arrival. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request for longer breaks and will be charged separately. Other: Well-equipped covered outdoor kitchen, with gas barbeque/paella cooker, fridge/freezer, gas cooker, kettle, sink - everything required for dining outdoors. Bar area with bar stools.

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