Casa Fuente is set in a simply beautiful position, with grounds facing south towards the distant sea views at the coast near Nerja, and eastwards towards the mountains of Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama. The 100,000-acre Tejeda national park, between the provinces of Malaga and Granada, faces the house across the valley.
Situated roughly a mile from the whitewashed village of Cómpeta, Casa Fuente is a modern property, with all the luxuries you would expect, whilst built in the traditional Andalucian style typical of the area. The villa is reached by hard surfaced road right to the gate.
The property is furnished to a high specification. The sitting area has leather furniture, a flat-screen TV, with UK satellite channels (take your Sky card with you for all your favourite channels!) and a CD/DVD/MP3 player and an I-Pod player / charger / dock. For the occasional chilly nights in Spring and Autumn, we have installed a log - burning stove which makes for a cosy evening. There is also a dining area with an oak dining suite, a modern, very well-equipped country-style kitchen with fitted automatic washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, hob and oven. We have also now installed a WIFI router, with free access to guests so that you can keep up to date with your emails - surfing in the mountains! You will need to bring your WIFI compatible laptop computer / iPad with you if you want to use this service.
The facilities also include three large bedrooms, one with a memory foam 180cm wide (near 6 ft) super-king sized bed and en-suite shower, sink and WC, the others with twin single beds. There is a large family bathroom with bath and shower over, sink and WC.
Outside there is plenty of room, with a large tiled sitting/bathing area with BBQ, shaded dining area for six, set under the pergola, with another dining table and four chairs in the sunshine at the end of the garden, a large 8m x 4m private swimming pool and parking for several cars. Sun loungers, parasols and garden benches are also provided.
The pace of life in Cómpeta is relaxed and friendly. There are quaint narrow streets, lined with whitewashed houses. You’ll find most of the activity centred around the main square - La Plaza de la Almijara - in the town. Here there are plenty of very good restaurants, bars, banks, shops and a well-stocked supermarket. as well as a bakery, fishmonger, frozen food store and a lively Saturday morning market where you can buy an excellent choice of vegetables. There is a golf course, aqua park, horse riding and extensive walking to be found within a short drive. More recent additions to the local amenities are off-road trail riding courses, located in Cómpeta, offering 2 days of amazing motorcycling in the sunny sierras, and paragliding - the best way to see Cómpeta (and Casa Fuente) from the air! For walkers, there are plenty of tracks and we have a number of circular walk maps for you to use. For those of a more relaxed disposition, we have lots of books to choose from - if you would like to keep one, please leave one in exchange. There are also a number of board games such as Scrabble, Monopoly etc.
In short, Casa Fuente offers comfort and tranquillity set in a stunning location, with easy access to the lively town of Cómpeta, whilst only half an hour’s drive from the coast. You can really make your holiday as relaxing or as energetic as you wish.
Probably our best recommendation would be from previous clients, who have left these actual comments in our visitors' book:
> "Thanks Pat and Simon for a wonderful holiday. Twice bookings were cancelled by owners, but Pat & Simon came up trumps. Could not have wished for more. Casa Fuente met every expectation & views were outstanding. Not surprisingly we see that visitors return again .... could not have wished for more."
> "When we first got here it was completely dark! Good job my dad had a torch! The next morning me and my sister were so excited about the house that we could not rezisted waking our dad up he found the floats and started blowing them up. We got in the pool strait away!"
> "Our third visit to Casa Fuente and once again we had a wonderful time. Villa still beautiful and well maintained, pool and view amazing. My husband and I commented every day how relaxed we feel here. My youngest walked up the lane to feed the horses, and my older girls spent all day in the pool with Mum, Dad and sister to keep them company. I'm sure this will not be the last time we visit Casa Fuente."
> "What a beautiful place, and we were blessed with beautiful weather - and the pool was warm enough for a lovely cool down. Highlights - playing cards into the night on the terrace, and BBQs as the sun was going down. As bird watchers, we loved the walk down the lane - look out for Woodchat Shrike, Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Turtle Dove and Stonechats - a highlight was the Spotted Flycatcher on the wire seen from the villa (not forgetting the Hoopoe!)"
> "Staying at Casa Fuente for the second time was great. The pool was good fun too. All of us went in the pool every day. We all went to the caves at Nerja, they were amazing and so interesting. We also recommend the water park, there are 21 slides and about 3 big swimming pools. Once again Casa Fuente was a great experience, looking forward to hopefully coming again."
> "Love the villa, love the views. As good as last time. Very relaxed now and ready for work tomorrow! Umm!"
> "Our third time at Casa Fuente and still loving it. This is so relaxing and re-energising. Thanks for keeping a great place! Probably not our last time!"
Casa Fuente is about one hour away from Malaga Airport by car: an easy drive. Granada Airport is currently about 2 hours away, but with the new motorway open between Nerja and Granada, this is becoming a feasible option for those wanting to start or finish their holidays with a trip to this beautiful and spectacular city.
Please note, we have a Saturday change over which is mandatory in July and August, but we may be able to accommodate other days away from these weeks - contact us for availability.