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Beautiful Child-Friendly Villa - heated gated pool, playroom, near village!

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
6 bedroom family villa with heated gated pool, playroom, poolside bar, large enclosed garden, walking distance village!

Casa La Sierrecilla is a fabulous child-friendly 6-bedroom villa in beautiful rural Andalucia, just 10 minutes' walk from village shops and tapas bars. Perfect for your family holiday in the Andalucian sunshine, the extensive space (4000 square feet) enables even the largest groups to unwind in this beautiful country location. Children will love their playroom, which has toys, books and a huge children's film collection.

Just 1 kilometre (or 10 minutes stroll) from Casa La Sierrecilla is the charming whitewashed village of Humilladero, where wonderful Andalucian meals can be enjoyed in its tapas bars and restaurants. The beautiful and historic town of Antequera is only 20 minutes drive. You have so many sightseeing opportunities - from the world-famous treasures of Granada, Ronda, Seville and Cordoba, to the beaches of the Costa de Sol (just under an hour's drive away!). To see detailed villa information please click on ‘more details’ in blue on the next line.

The Villa:

The bedrooms are spacious and beautiful, decorated in tones of blue and gold. There are 3 lovely double bedrooms, 2 large twin bedrooms and one single. One of the double bedrooms is downstairs. We also have 2 wooden cots and 2 good-quality double sofabeds (one in the playroom and one in a twin room upstairs) which are ideal for extra children or teenagers, so the house will sleep up to 15 guests comfortably! Electric fans in all bedrooms.

The 3 bathrooms are spacious & beautifully tiled with craftsman-made cabinetry and marble surrounds.

The main kitchen has oak cupboards with granite worktops and has a breakfast area. Ceramic hob, oven, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and Dolce Gusto espresso machine. There is plenty of cooking equipment to create delicious meals with the fresh local produce! The adjacent second kitchen has a restaurant-quality stainless steel range cooker, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The magnificent beamed sitting/dining room, decorated in tones of terracotta and gold, is where many of our guests choose to celebrate special family occasions! Large comfortable sofas and locally-made traditional Andalucian country furniture create a welcoming atmosphere.

Casa La Sierrecilla is one of the most child-friendly villas around! Baby equipment includes baby bath, hand blender, children's cups, plates and cutlery, lightweight stroller, electric bottle warmer, baby monitor, 3 toddler bed guards, Avent microwave steriliser and potties! There are two cots, two high chairs and stairgates. The comfortable playroom gives children their own space in which to play with the toys, watch one of the huge collection of videos and DVDs or just relax after a fantastic morning spent splashing in the pool!

The gardens:

The one acre, fully enclosed garden is a wonderful place for children to explore, with an orchard of olive, walnut, almond, pomegranate and fig trees in the front, lawns for playing on to the rear and a Little Tikes playhouse for the little ones!

Andalucians live outside during the summer and Casa La Sierrecilla encapsulates this outdoor lifestyle. The poolside bar has a fridge to keep drinks cold, and there is a lovely shaded dining area next to the pool terrace. Ample sunbathing terraces (paved with with non-slip tiles!) and lawns surround the pool.

The pool dimensions are 8m x 5m and from 1m deep in the shallow end to 2m in the deep end. Pool heating is included in the rental. We maintain the temperature at a level that is comfortable for swimming but still refreshing in the summer heat! The gates to the pool can be locked for the safety of young children.

At the rear of the house there is a very large verandah with tables and chairs for dining and relaxing on warm summer nights.

Booking Notes:

We accept credit cards through Owners Direct's secure online payment system. Please note that the price quoted includes Owners Direct's booking fee, and the refundable breakages deposit of £300. We ask for a deposit of 25% on reservation, with the balance being payable 8 weeks before arrival. Minimum booking is 7 nights. Arrivals are on Saturday from June to August, but this is flexible during other months of the year. Do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have. To book simply enter your dates and click on the green 'Book Now' button, or send us an enquiry (or call us!) if you need further information.

The Casa La Sierrecilla website, www.andaluciacoastandcountry.com, has extra photos of the villa and full price and availability info, together with reviews of local bars and restaurants, sightseeing ideas, guest testimonials and articles on Andalucia.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought Casa La Sierrecilla in 2001 after a long search! We loved the house because of its huge size and level of comfort and the fact that although new, it was built in the quintessentially Andalucian style. We have taken care to source local country-style furniture, both new and antique, to add to the traditional and welcoming feel. Our four children love the space they have, both inside and outside, especially the large garden and pool! We particularly wanted to be very close to a typical village so we could experience the relaxed Andalucian lifestyle on a regular basis. The Antequera area was perfect for us as we love to visit the great cities of Andalucia and also the more traditional coastal towns east of Malaga to enjoy the seafood!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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"We had an absolutely wonderful time at Casa La Sierrecilla - you have a truly lovely house in a super location. We all would have happily stayed another two weeks if we could!" (Mrs C.F, Wokingham)

"We had a really lovely holiday, thanks. The villa was superb, very spacious and well equipped, also very tastefully decorated and furnished. The pool, garden and patio areas were lovely and we spent most of our time outside. The children absolutely loved the pool and playroom (my daughter was over the moon that she could watch all her favourite Disney videos!). Most days we stayed at the villa because it was so nice! I can't imagine a better place to stay for a large group with young children." (Dr H.J, Warrington)

"We loved it. It is very well appointed and its generous space and good grounds allow each guest to find their own favourite places to relax and unwind. The pool area is particularly well designed and is excellent for both adults and children." (Mr J.H, Scotland)

"Thank you so much for the rental of your house; it was a beautiful holiday, we all enjoyed it and the kids had a great time. There was plenty of room and privacy for us all. We did a lot of touring around and especially enjoyed Antequera and Ronda. The house was everything we expected it to be and more, extremely well appointed and cared for. Truly a lovely holiday, thanks again." (Mrs M.V, Tokyo, Japan)

"We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the villa very much especially the pool! The location was wonderful, it was nice to feel we were in the real Spain rather than being surrounded by British holiday makers and the weather was wonderful. " (Dr S. L. H, Manchester)

"Wonderful setting, superb accommodation and friendly locals." (Mr L.D, U.K)

"My family were all together again at the weekend and we were talking about our holiday in Casa La Sierrecilla and we all said we would love to go back!

The villa was amazing, it was so spacious, even though we filled it to capacity there was still plenty of room for 4 families to have their own space. All the rooms were beautifully decorated and all the items you could possibly need to cook any meal were available in the kitchen.

The outside was also fabulous, the pool terrace was hard to leave each day, even to go and see the numerous sights that are a must!

I must also mention the tapas bar in Humilladero (Bar Ramon), the owners were so welcoming and the tapas they serve are just out of this world......... within "staggering" distance from the villa it made a great place to chill.

I must admit I am running out of words to describe everything I am so enthusiastic, but it really was brilliant. You own a delightful property!" (Mrs S. E, Owslebury, Hampshire).
Apr 2011
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7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Comfortable and Well-Equipped Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family party (8 to 80+) had a very enjoyable week at Casa La Sierrecilla. The villa is spacious and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. We spent much of the time in the heated pool area enjoying the autumn sunshine but even when the weather turned wet there were plenty of games to play, a well stocked bookcase and videos for the children to watch. The local village, Humilladero, is 10 minutes walk away and the very interesting town of Antequera is just 15 minutes drive. The owner, Heather, was very helpful and provided plenty of information about the villa and the surrounding area in advance of our trip and also supplied plenty of supplementary information in the villa for our perusal. We would certainly like to return at some point in the future.

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

Superb property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time in your lovely villa. It is beautifully spacious with large rooms and so well equipped.

It is the perfect place for a large family. The pool area is fantastic and it has all been so well thought out.

Alex and Lawrence became amazing swimmers and we had lots of swimming races etc. it is a great situation and we hardly met any British people and could visit many interesting places.

Thank you so much. I am sure we will visit again.

Rosalind

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

Fantastic for families or all ages

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful villa. We have stayed at quite a few and this has been the most impressive. The problem is i don't want to tell you too much, otherwise i will not be able to book it again next year!!

Its a lovely place, there was in total 13 of us from 6 years old to 56 years old. Everybody had something to do, and the great thing for the kids, when the heat became to much, they had a nice cool toy room to go and play in.

The villa is fully equipped, and the village is a 10 minute stroll, and thats a relaxed stroll.

Just superb location and superb villa with lots of space.....Just don't book it at the end of July, as that's when i want to go back....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal base for discovering Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

We chose Andalucia this year as we had always wanted to visit Granada and Seville and this villa was the perfect base for sightseeing. As we were two families on holiday together we needed a big villa with a gated pool and Casa La Sierrecilla fitted the bill perfectly! This villa is all about families – there was a playroom with lots of toys and kids’ films, and stairgates which were important for our youngest child. Inside it was gorgeous, huge rooms and very cool during the day. Everything was so comfortable, you could tell it has been a family home. The location was perfect for us – in the countryside but very near to a village with some tapas bars and small shops. We did get some sightseeing done, the Alhambra was magical and the lakes at El Chorro were beautiful, but we enjoyed just being at the villa too! The pool area is really well thought out. There is an outdoor kitchen and a shady area with table and chairs which was perfect for poolside snacks and drinks. It was a lovely holiday and the kids didn’t want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

"We went to Casa La Sierrecilla to celebrate my mum’s 60th birthday and we all had a great time, there was so much space for our very big family! Fantastic gated pool area which we loved and we spent most of our holiday by the pool. The villa was really lovely inside and the playroom was great for the kids. We had some brilliant evenings on the patio eating and drinking while the kids played in the garden but we did try some of the local village tapas bars too where they were really friendly. All in all a fantastic family holiday, can’t wait to return!"

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for little ones!

  • 5 of 5

We booked an early May holiday here and were so pleased we did. It was a beautiful villa and all of us really loved the heated pool! As two big families with babies and toddlers we really appreciated the playroom which kept the little ones occupied for ages! The villa was enormous, much bigger than we expected. Local tapas bars were great - really good value and so easy to get to. Antequera was a lovely town and the lakes at El Chorro were stunning. The owners were really helpful and answered all my endless questions before we arrived! Would love to go back, hopefully for longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 48 Miles Nearest Barpub : El Puentecillo, Bakero, Los Platitos etc at 0.6 Miles Nearest Golf : Antequera Golf at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Antequera Santa Ana at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : El Penon, La Herradura etc at 0.6 Miles Nearest Beach : La Malagueta, Malaga at 42 Miles Car: necessary

The lovely whitewashed village of Humilladero is only ten minutes´ walk away (or one minute in the car - parking is easy!). It has some wonderful traditional tapas bars and everyday shops and small supermarkets. There is a typical market on Thursdays. Only 15 minutes´ drive is the beautiful historic town of Antequera with its Moorish castle, fantastic bars and restaurants and fabulous shops! Children will love visits to the Antequera Wolf Park and the Fuente de Piedra donkey sanctuary!

From Antequera´s new high-speed station (5 minutes' drive from the villa) you can be in the vibrant and historic coastal city of Malaga in 25 minutes! Stroll round the lush tropical Parque, visit the Moorish castle or enjoy the traditional Andalucian bars and fabulous shops of the historic old quarter!

There are so many other options for outings. All our guests are enchanted by the stunning blue waters of the Andalucian lake district at El Chorro Gorge! Alternatively, the dramatic landscapes of the Torcal National Park are great for adventurous kids! The unforgettable city of Cordoba, with its stunning Mezquita, is only half an hour from Antequera Santa Ana station. Seville (90 minutes) and Granada (80 minutes) are also easily visited by car or train. Many of our guests visit the Alhambra palace in Granada (justifiably a World Heritage Site!) during their stay and we provide information on our website on how to book in advance .

We love the more Spanish beaches to the east of Malaga (just under an hour´s drive away), with their family-friendly atmosphere and fantastic seafood restaurants, such as the legendary El Tintero!

Malaga airport is just under an hour's drive away. While it is lovely to be able to stroll into the village for tapas, we do feel that car hire is essential for shopping for large groups and to see all the sights of this beautiful area. Access to the villa is very easy as it sits just outside the village of Humilladero. No four-wheel drive needed!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Peak
2 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£214
for 1 night
£1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
for 1 night
£2,000
 
 
Off Peak
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
£1,600
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£257
for 1 night
£1,800
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
£1,600
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£257
for 1 night
£1,800
 
 
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
for 1 night
£2,000
 
 
Late summer/autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
£1,600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Minimum booking is 7 nights.
Secure online payment available through the Owners Direct system. A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A £300 refundable breakages deposit is payable with the final balance payment.
Pool heating, electricity and use of baby equipment are all included.
The house is available from 5 p.m on arrival day and guests are requested to vacate by 10 a.m on the day of departure so that the cleaning staff can begin work.
Mid-stay light clean and linen change for two week bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Family bathroom upstairs, hand-painted tiles
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Ensuite to the master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Bathroom 3 is downstairs
  • The bathrooms are spacious, & beautifully tiled with craftsman-made cabinetry and marble surrounds.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, This bedroom is downstairs
  • The bedrooms are spacious and beautiful, decorated in tones of blue and gold. There are 3 lovely double bedrooms, 2 large twin bedrooms and one single. One of the double bedrooms is downstairs. 2 wooden cots and 2 good-quality double sofabeds (one in the playroom and one in a twin room upstairs) which are ideal for extra children or teenagers.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Casa La Sierrecilla is one of the most child-friendly villas around! Baby equipment includes baby bath, hand blender, lightweight stroller, electric bottle warmer, baby monitor, 3 toddler bed guards, Avent microwave steriliser and potties! There are two wooden cots, two high chairs and stairgates. The comfortable playroom gives children their own space in which to play with the toys, watch a DVD or video or just relax! Outside: The one acre, fully enclosed garden is a wonderful place for children to explore, with an orchard of olive, walnut, almond, pomegranate and fig trees in the front, lawns for playing on to the rear and a Little Tikes playhouse for the little ones! Andalucians live outside during the summer and Casa La Sierrecilla encapsulates this outdoor lifestyle. The poolside bar has a fridge to keep drinks cold, and there is a lovely shaded dining area next to the pool terrace. Ample sunbathing terraces (paved with with non-slip tiles!) and lawns surround the pool. The pool dimensions are 8m x 5m and from 1m in the shallow end to 2m deep. Pool heating is included in the rental. We maintain the temperature at a level that is comfortable for swimming but still refreshing in the summer heat! The gates to the pool can be locked for the safety of young children. At the rear of the house there is a very large verandah, ideal for relaxing and dining on the warm summer nights.

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