|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The castilette has a large 7 metre square living room with open fireplace. This has a double put-u-up settee. There is a bedroom with a double canopy bed and a bedroom with two single beds. The bathroom has a shower into a short bath. The kitchen has granite work surfaces and is all electric with both dishwasher and washing machine. There is central heating for those few chilly nights and all is furnished with old and antique furniture. The private terrace is filled with plants and flowers and has stunning views.
Our house is one of the oldest and largest in the historic centre and dates back to the 16th century. It's front door is only half a minute’s walk from the main square, the Plaza de la Constitución, with its cafés and restaurants but, at the back, it has large, flowerfilled terraces overlooking the river, open countryside and spectacular mountains. The house is known locally as the House of the Inquisition. The house is on three floors surrounding a central andaluz patio with open staircase. It is a family home but has two self-contained floors that are available for holiday letting when not used for holidays by members of the family itself.
I moved to Andalucía from London twenty three years ago and bought this house in Torrox in the year 2000. For the last eight years, I have shared the house and its responsibilities with Julio who comes from Ecuador. We, in turn, share our part of it with six cats!
Ernest Hole purchased this apartment in 2000
Torrox pueblo has the advantage of being still very Spanish and yet, in part, on the coast. Thus we have both village life and beach life. I had always wanted to live in the middle of a Spanish village, within walking distance of everything. The pueblo has a particular charm and boasts ‘the best climate in Europe.’
The Torrox town house was in a semi-ruinous state when I bought it and we have spent much time, money and effort in restoring it to its former glory. It has all modern conveniences. The historic village centre, where our house is, has bars, restaurants and a full range of local shops. The Mediterranean is only four kilometres away and we are an ideal centre for visits to the famous cities of Andalucía.
“We really enjoyed our week in your beautiful house. We have stayed in places all over the world and this has been the best. Great atmosphere and very comfortable, and fantastic views. Thank you also for the warm hospitality and good company.”
Marie and John, March, 2011.
“As soon as we entered the door at the start of our holiday it was as though we hadn't been away. Welcomed and made to feel at home immediately.
Thank you both for your friendship and hospitality.”
Kathryn and Richard, Hagley, Worcestershire, June, 2011.
“I have felt like a Moroccan princess here in your Spanish ground-floor palace. Running with delight from room to room, marvelling at the natural and wondrous views from each window and the thoughtful attention to detail in each room (from the foot massager in the bathroom to the binoculars in the front room....) You are truly gifted hosts.”
Sheila, Brooklyn, New York, August, 2011.
Booking can be done by phone or email. A 20% deposit will secure a rental. Payment in full can be made on arrival.
We prefer Saturday changeovers but are flexible.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Couples wanting to rent the larger Castilette apartment, and using only one bedroom, will be offered a discount.
We ask for an additional 5 euros per night for extra people above four
Spent a week in the top apartment. Loved the views of the mountains whilst eating breakfast on the terrace. Very difficult to venture from the terrace whilst the sun was,shining. Loved the house and its history. Two minute walk from centre of Torrox and lots of places to eat. Really appreciated the hot water bottles for the chilly nights. Thank you Ernest and Julio for your hospitality and the lovely fresh bantem eggs. Will definitely be coming back