150 m² superf. vivienda
La Casa de Piedra is an interestingly designed, well-equipped villa with superb, panoramic views (down to the sea on a clear day). It has a roof terrace, a large pool (10 metres), dramatic landscaped gardens and olive trees below within its extensive grounds. If you want a restful, ‘get away from it all’ place, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy amazing scenery (mountains, lakes and white villages) visit interesting places and get down to the beaches of Costa del Sol, well this is it! It is located in the small community of El Curato, along a short track just off the old Malaga-Antequera road, but is very private and enjoys uninterrupted views across the hills. Villas in El Curato are very scattered, not in a complex, no way urbanised as the Spanish word on the map may suggest!It is furnished and equipped in a style that fits in with the overall feel of the villa, which has a rather Moroccan flavour. There is air conditioning in much of the house, which also provides heating for chilly evenings, and even cosier, a wood-burning stove and wood effect gas fire. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, an American style fridge freezer and masses of cupbord space.
Bedroom 1, double bed, fitted wardrobe, large chest of drawers - all in Spanish style, ceiling fan, air-conditioned
Bedroom 2, adult-sized bunk beds, fitted wardrobe,chest of drawers,ceiling fan
Bedroom 3, double bed, free-standing wardrobe, chest of drawers, ceiling fan, studio room with separate entrance and en suite shower/ wc
Main bathroom includes luxury shower with seat and massage jets, double sink, wc and bidet
En suite shower/sink/wc attached to studio bedroom
Cooker, hob, large cabinet-style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster
Washing machine,(iron/ironing board in house)2 clothes airers.
Dining Room - substantial area open plan through arch from kitchen, large rustic-style table and chairs, log-burning wood stove, air conditioned (all air con throughout the villa can switch to heating mode in the winter)also provided are free standing heaters which can be used anywhere.)
Living Room – long room through arch from dining area, 3 comfortable sofas (one a sofa-bed), television, dvd/cd player, air conditioned. Fireplace with a gas, wood-burning effect stove at the far end. All furniture contemporary rustic with a Moroccan feel, and terracotta and blue tiles in Spanish style. Atmospheric lighting. Patio doors leading to long paved area with fountain feature.
Sun room – views to pool and the mountains in one direction and El Torcal Mountains to the other, air conditioned
Landscaped garden with rocks and terraces. Large tiled pool area, with shower. Long, curved pool good for swimming, 10 metres long. Shallow end, suitable for supervised children and adults who just want to laze and cool-off. Sunbeds, various tables and chairs for sunny breakfasts or just having a coffee or cold beer in different spots by the poolside, in the garden and on the sun terrace (which is on the roof of the house.) There is a large wooden gazebo and a long shadier patio behind the house with a fountain. A large charcoal barbecue. Overall, there are about 6000 m2 of grounds, which provides privacy and seclusion and which includes a ‘rougher’ area below the house with olive trees. We have started making inroads into this part and cleared a circular area where we have planted spring bulbs, and are aiming to make pathways through the trees.
Almogia (“the pretty one” according to the Moors, on account of its location) is a whitewashed hill-side village, with steep, narrow streets, several small corner shops and food shops, several restaurants and typical Spanish bars. The hamlet of Pastelero, about 5 minutes away also has 2 good bar/restaurants - one has recently acquired a new and superb young chef who is there for 3 or 4 days a week. Wi-fi is available there. A greater range of shops (including a medium sized Dia supermarket with fresh bread 3 times a day,)and several restaurants and bars can be found in the town of Villanueva de la Concepcion, 20 minutes away. There is also a friendly English-run bar there (frequented by both British and Spanish)which has Wi-Fi. Larger Supermarkets, more up-market shops, restaurants, entertainment and places of interest can be found in the city of Malaga (Picasso museum, the large cathedral and fantastic botanical gardens)and the historic town of Antequera.(With a bullring, caves and castle} The El Chorro gorge and its three turquoise lakes(reached along a wonderful scenic route typical of the whole area); the nearby El Torcal Nature Reserve,(amazing limestone formations and different walks - a 'must') the Lobo(Wolf)Park, water parks, zoos and other places for family days out; also Fuente de Piedra lagoon, famous for its flamingos and the turquoise Lake Vinuela, are all within a 30-60 minutes drive. You can also use the villa to venture further to places such as Granada(1.5hrs) with The Alhambra - a 'must-see', Ronda, with its famous gorge and the largest bullring in Spain, Cordoba(2.5 hrs) with its beautiful Mezquita and Seville (2.5 hrs) with its cathedral and the Alcazaba. The Sierra Nevada is only 1.5 hours away, if you fancy skiing or walking there! It takes about 45 minutes to the nearest beach in Malaga, a long stretch of sand with hired 'huts' for shade, restaurants and sardines cooked on fires on the beach. There are also beautiful beaches in Torremolinos and Marbella to the west and Nerja to the east, some quiet and some busier according to your taste.
This is flexible, a definite advantage if you are wanting to find the cheapest flights.
For booking and further information
Contact Gill (or Graham) Read
Tel: +44 (0)1977 793396
Mobs: +44 (0)07941805871 or 07771855238