A beautiful villa set in the mountains with spectacular views all around. This property is laid out on 2 levels and comprises of 4 large bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, very large living area with log burning fire leading off to separate dining area. Utility room with washing machine and dryer, office/study room.
A large private pool with plenty of terrace area for sunbathing, there is also a lovely terrace off the main house for dining and relaxing.
This house has full internet and UK tv programmes
*This property is perfect for those looking for the perfect getaway with peace and quiet, and is only a approx. 2.4km to the village of Archez with its bars and restaurants.
Archez and Surrounding area.
Archez is the nearest village and is approximately 3kms away. ( turn left out of the driveway)
There are 6 bars/restaurants “El Curro”, “La Pena”, “Mudejar Archez”, “Bar Avenida”, “Bar Amalia”, “ Bar La Extremena” .
Mudejar Archez and Bar Amalia are English owned and have more of a bias to typical English food. The other bars are Spanish family run.
Our local favourite two haunts are El Curro and La Pena –
The steaks in El Curro are the very best in the area – Jose’s wife Beatriz is Argentinian so the steaks are from Argentina and she cooks them to perfection every time.
La Pena has a more limited selection but never the less is cooked very well and enjoyable. The owner is the cook/chef while Lydia operates the bar, restaurant etc.. More than often we go here on a Friday.
We have heard good reports of Bar La Extremena but have yet to visit.
I am sure that Mudejar Archez and Bar Amalia are also good but we are not great fans of English run bars. We did not come to Spain for this.
Archez – Supermarkets
There are two small supermarkets in Archez – Coviran and Komokomo both near Bar Avenida. We usually use Komokomo for any urgent items that we require or have forgotton. They also have local free range eggs. If you don’t buy a tray then they will sell them to you in a carrier bag !
Canillas de Albaida – a village between Archez and Competa. Population approx. 800.
There are more bars/restaurants here – two in particular are “Posada La Plaza” in Plaza Mayor run by Gustavo and family and “Bar Estrella: run by Ramon.
There is a Unicaja bank here but does not have an ATM. However, cash can be withdrawn from the counter inside but you will need your passport with you.
The service in all banks is slow and not what we are used to !! They open from 8:30 until 2pm
There is a Farmacia (Chemist) on the hill just up from the two supermarkets. I believe that the opening hours are 10am to 2pm.
Farmacias are also open in the evening on a rota system – see notice outside each Farmacia for which one.
The Coviran supermarket has excellent home made chorizo sausage and black pudding (morcilla). There is also a good meat selection.
At the top of the hill past the Farmacia there is a fish (pescado) shop .
A village ( although similar in size to an English town) of approximately 3,800 inhabitants. It as about 4 km from Archez and is the next village on from Canillas de Albaida.
There are about 1500 non Spanish residents living here originating from other European countries such as the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Holland and Norway.
There are several banks here and are easy to locate. All of them have ATM machines.
There are also several small supermarkets including an Eroski City.
Bars and restaurants are aplenty see attached list. Three that we like are “Bar Perico” in Plaza Almijara, “El Pilon “ in Calle Laberinto and Bar “Meson Las Gemelas” tucked away on Avenida de Torrox
There is a market every Saturday morning from 9am to 1.30 pm in the plaza opposite Bar Competa ( where the main car park is). Fruit and vegetable stalls together with shoes, pottery, clothes, fabrics, plants and household items. Small but very pleasant.
Main Supermarket Shopping –
We do our main shopping usually in Algarrobo costa about 30 mins south near the autovia. Here there is a Lidl and Mercadona both of which have good products and prices.
For a wider range of English and European product then there is a large Eroski hypermarket in the “Centro Comercial El Ingenio” Exit 272 on the autovia at Velez Malaga.
Places to Visit/Things to do.
Malaga City – for culture and shopping. Visit the Picasso Museum and Cathedral in the old town and shop in Calle Larios. The port also offers lots of bars and restaurants. 1 hour away by car.
Most of the beaches in the area are pebbly and a little dark of colour like volcanic.
Nerja – About 40-45 mins drive east along the coast . The town is a very popular holiday destination for many British and Northern European people. The town has many small shops and many bars and restaurants to while away your time particularly near “The Balcon de Europe”
A beach that we often visit is “Burriana Playa” which is a family friendly safe environement and we do recommend it. There are so many places for eating and drinking and watching the world go by.
Nerja Caves – Cuevas de Nerja – One of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain. Discovered in 1959 by five young boys and one of the most stunning cave complexes in Europe. Always a fascinating visit and we have been three times and still find them interesting.
Torrox Costa – 35 mins by car east along the coast. There is a very pleasant “Maritimeo Espanade” very popular with locals and holiday makers. You can break up your walk by relaxing at one of the many bars and restaurants.
El Morche costa midway between Torrox Costa and Torre de Mar – a very nice family beach with bars/restaurants
Torre de Mar – Waterpark Aquavelis. Open from the end of June until September. Lots of fun for all the family – discover the “Kamikaze”, the “Foam”, the “Corkscrew” and the new “Aquasplash” – see advert in The Sentinella magazine
Baviera Golf course – 18 hole professional golf course and driving range. Located only 30 minutes away. – see advert in The Sentinella magazine.
El Acebuchal – The lost village or “The Village of the Ghosts’. A small hamlet steeped in a grisly history from the civil war. Beautiful scenery with an artisan shop and very popular restaurant serving local dishes such as wild boar.
Other activities on our doorstop :
Horse Riding & Trekking – Los Caballos de Mosquin, Canillas de Albaida.
See advert in the Grapevine magazine.
4×4 Excursions/Mountain Biking/Kayaking/Caving – contact Salamandra Multi-adventure, Competa.
Black Frog Divers – International diving centre in Torrox (on the coast). Offers snorkelling, scuba diving and diving courses. Visit www.blackfrogdivers.com
Granada – “The Alhambra”
This is well worth a visit but its about 130km which will take about 1 ½ – 2hrs by car.
This is the royal city of the Alhambra which stands proud and eternal, one of the most important architectural structures of the Middle Ages and the finest example of Islamic art left to us in the western world.
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada usually offers great snow fall from November to end of April.
Type Of Property : Detached Villa
Plot : Unknown
Built : Unknown
Number Of Bedrooms : 4
Sleeps : 8 people
Number Of Bathrooms : 4
Swimming Pool : Yes
Private Parking : Yes
Price To Rent : Starting From €POA Per Week
Reference Number : TPSHL028