#1162: Spain, Andalucia

home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaDusk looking towards the Cortijo
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaPartial view of the Cortijo
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaLiving area looking towards the king bedroom and dining area
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaKing bedroom with sink, bath and toilet
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaUpper queen bedroom looking towards the en-suite showing door to own terrace
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaMaster bathroom
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaTwin bedroom door leading downstairs from the king bedroom
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaDetailed tiled stairs to upper Queen bedroom
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaIndoor dining area and mini kitchen beyond
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaOne of several external relaxing areas
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaUpper terrace from Queen bedroom
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaRelaxing by the pool
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaGrounds are lit at night and beyond the villages twinkle
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaAnother external relaxing area on pool level
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaBack of Cortijo another dining area, excellent in winter time
home exchange #1162: Spain, AndaluciaTop of Drive looking downl

    Description

    Cortijo El Terral is a beautifully restored home exchange with a good sized private pool situated in a secluded and peaceful location, surrounded by terrace gardens and borders full of exotic plants, cacti and fruit trees of 3.5 acres. We offer superior accommodation to immediately help you relax as we know how important and special your holiday is for you. We have one hundred percent positive feedback and because it is so special guests love to return. We do however, take limited guests during the year for exchange but not during high season (July/August/September)..

    The Cortijo has stunning, extensive, panoramic mountain views and looks towards the hilltop village of Comares which the Christians recaptured from the Moors. The little white washed village glistens in the sunshine and twinkles with lights at night. This small and unspoilt area of La Axarquia in Andalucia - to the north east of Malaga, is still an area untouched by tourism with undulating olive and almond groves. The high rugged mountains of the sierras are in the distance turning purple at dusk and the Mediterranean coast is to the south. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife.

    The Cortijo is ideally suited to reach major cities for sightseeing, the coast and the whitewashed villages of La Axarquia in Andalucia.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Riogordo (Rio-river/gordo-full) is the nearest village only five minutes away by car past the olive groves. There are a selection of small shops and a supermarket which sells fresh bread everyday also a bakers, a pharmacy, butchers, fishmonger, a weekly market every Wednesday morning, general stores, a shop for stamps and two banks. The village is a typical Andalucian pueblo with white washed houses, winding streets and small lively tapas bars with the locals playing dominoes. A drive past the turquoise lake of Vinuela brings you to the town of Velez Malaga (20 minutes). Here there is a new shopping complex ‘El Ingenio’ which is open all day and evening. Other shops close at two, open again at five until eight pm. South of the town there is a water park Aquavelis (June-September). Horseriding, tennis, board sailing and mountain biking are all available locally near Periana. The weekly markets of the local towns are listed in the Cortijo. The coastal road between Torre del Mar and Nerja passes little villages and seaside restaurants called ‘chiringuitos’. Here you can eat freshly cooked sardines cooked over an open fire on the beach. The beaches are clean and mostly uncrowded. Some are long and wide, pebble or sand, others are small with rocks which are great for mask and snorkelling. There are naturist beaches, beaches to drive down windy tracks through tall trees and others in the Natural Park (Parque Natural). Fiesta means fun and party time! Every village holds at least one fiesta during the year. Fiestas include: carnivals, pilgrimages, processions, fairs, passion plays and degustacions. You will hear the sound of the Spanish guitar, intense singing and the wild flamenco dance expressing Andalucian folklore. The Malaga feria opens with a gigantic firework display and the feria runs for two weeks! The horse fairs include demonstrations and competitions of beautiful horses in La Axarquia region.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double, 2 x single, 1 x En-suite with shower, twin sinks and toilet plus external terrace

    bedroom 2: 2 x single, 1 x Washbasin

    bedroom 3: 1 x king double, 1 x En-suite with bath and toilet

    The king bedroom has a sink, bath and toilet. The Queen bedroom has a shower and twin basins and leads onto a top terrace outside. The bedroom with two singles is off the king bedroom and is ideal fo children. We take four guests plus baby/toddler.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet, Bidet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, bath, shower, toilet

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    The Cortijo is decorated and tiled including the bathrooms in a typical Andalucian style by a designer.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 14 to 18
    Seasonal
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    No wheelchair access

    A cot and highchair is available

    Services

    The Cortijo is cleaned before and after your stay but we ask guests to leave the Cortijo in the condition they find it please.

    A paid babysitter is available on request.

    We can book various things for you. For example Flamenco or a good restaurant.

    We provide logs and central heating but Aircon is paid by guests via card of 10e value per card.

    Please note we live in one small part of the Cortijo when guests are staying but guests are  fully private and secluded and have sole use of the pool and surrounding grounds. So if you need help or assistance we can be found,

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (on site)

    Fishing

    Tennis

    Hiking / Walking

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (5 minutes drive)

    Amusement Parks (20 minutes drive)

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    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (primary home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 14 to 18 per week
    Bedrooms 3
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days
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