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Beautiful Spacious Apartments In Restored Village House - Castilette (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Castilette (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

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.


About the property

S12668

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ernest Hole
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Ernest Hole

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

Why Ernest Hole chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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.’

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“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.
Jul 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

“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.
Jul 2009
  • 1 of 1

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Booking can be done by phone or email. A 20% deposit will secure a rental. Payment in full can be made on arrival.

Changeover Day:
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

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.’

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Málaga at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Torrox ,Plaza de la Constitución at 250 Metres Nearest Golf : Baviera Golf,, Torre del Mar at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Málaga at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Torrox , Plaza de la Constitucion at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torrox Costa at 3 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We live on the premises and would be happy to offer classes in typical local cooking or to supply the occasional meal. One of us is a native spanish speaker who can offer lessons in basic spanish.

Coast/Beach:

Torrox pueblo is three kms. inland from the beach but its coastal enclave, Torrox Costa, has long beaches with typical beach bars and a large variety of restaurants with different cuisines and styles.

The village has a new, totally ecological heated swimmingpool open all year.

Travel:

We are 50 minutes from Málaga airport. Car hire is recommended and we can offer advice on this.

Distances:

Granada with the world famous Alhambra, (an hour and a half), Sevilla with it's cathedral, (three hours), Córdoba with it's mezquita, (two and a half hours), and of course Málaga with the impressive Picasso museum, (thirty-five minutes) are all easily accessible. Nerja with its outstanding caves is only fifteen minutes away. Inland from Torrox there are a multitude of beautiful whitewashed villages with Arab church towers and battlements waiting to be explored.

Further Details:

We are in the middle of the village and local shops, banks and restaurants are all only minutes away on foot. Locals sell their produce from doorways. There are large supermarkets on the coast 15 minutes away by car.

Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 48 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • There is a short bath with shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The two apartments are centrally heated and we make use of solar panels for hot water. Children are welcome. Outside: Both apartments have large flowerfilled terraces with both sun and shade. There are tables, chairs and loungers.