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Holiday Villa in the Andalucian Hills Spain

The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse Living Room Front terrace
Double Bedroom Ground Floor Bedroom Top Bedroom
Lounge Kitchen dining room Pool with Lake Views
Terrace Pool in the Olive Grove Sunny  Courtyard
Terrace with Grapevine Pool above the Farmhouse Pool with Spectacular Views
Spacious Dining Terrace Kitchen Cycling in the Almond Blossom
Local village of Periana

Villa in Andalucia, Spain

Property Details of Andalucia Villa

‘Cortijo Amapola’ offers self-catering holiday accommodation in an Andalucian country villa with large swimming pool. Set amongst olive and almond groves in the spectacularly beautiful region of the Axarquia, inland Costa del Sol, with panoramic hillside views of Lake Vinuela and the Mediterranean. La Amapola is in one of the most beautiful locations in southern Spain. The view from the large hill-top swimming pool is absolutely spectacular, stretching down over olive groves and meadows of wild flowers to the blue lake below and on to the sea. The house itself is spacious and airy, styled with a Mediterranean feel with whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles and wooden beams in the high ceilings. There are three double bedrooms, sleeping a total of up to six adults and 2 children, with 2 bathrooms, a living room and a large open-plan kitchen and dining room. Outside is a large verandah with dining terrace and outdoor barbecue for eating alfresco under the grapevines, and a Moorish walled courtyard with flowering climbers, jasmine and bougainvillea. The 3 acres of grounds are a treasure trove of natural splendour, with virtually no passing traffic, apart from the occasional horse-rider or herd of mountain goats. There are so many wonderful places to relax in the sun or shade, and all kinds of pretty, hidden corners in which to read a book, sip a chilled drink and get away from it all. Wildflowers, butterflies and birdlife, peaceful and secluded, yet close to local shops and bars, 30 mins from beaches and an hour from Malaga/Granada - your own private paradise!

Local Area Details

Inland Axarquia is one of the most beautiful regions in Spain, with its landscape of gently rolling hills, white hilltop villages, lakes and dramatic mountains sweeping down towards the Mediterranean.
Nestling on the hillside between two tiny mountain hamlets, Cortijo Amapola is totally secluded and private, yet within easy reach of all local amenities. Only half an hour from the beach and an hour from Granada and Malaga, set in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, it makes a great base for sightseeing and is ideal for outdoor pursuits. There are a number of excellent local restaurants nearby, as well as some fabulous seafood restaurants on the coast half an hour away. Above the house is a pretty little hilltop bar in a beautiful scenic location.


The region is steeped in culture, history and tradition dating back to Roman and Moorish times and beyond. The Moorish influences are still very much apparent, not just in the famous Alhambra Palace, but in the steep winding streets of the white hilltop villages. Recommended day trips include Malaga's Picasso museum and the wonderful tapas bars in the centro historico, the fabulous Moorish architecture of Cordoba, the hot springs at Alhama de Granada, the lake at Beremejales and the gorgeous scenery at El Torcal and Chorro Gorge. Seville and Ronda are also accessible for a pleasant day trip or a relaxing night away.

Outdoor Pursuits

The area offers excellent walking country and abundant wildlife, as well as a host of attractive mountain villages that make easygoing stop offs; the perfect base for a range of leisure activities including horse-riding, birdwatching, hiking, and mountain biking. We can provide links to arrange excursions if you are interested in any of these activities. There are local golf courses within half an hours drive on the coast, and skiing is available during the winter months at Granada’s Sierra Nevada, an hour and a half away.


Only half an hour's drive to the nearest beaches, with beachside promenades, ice-cream parlours and cafes, as well as some wonderful seafood restaurants. The nearest beach is Torre del Mar at 25kms. Nerja, a further 15kms, is a very pretty and pleasant resort with cliffside beaches and little sandy coves and beachside walks, plus interesting shops, inviting bars and restaurants, and a variety of water sports from sailing to scuba diving.


Malaga and Granada both offer some fabulous shopping opportunities, with wonderful food markets and little shops selling everything from Moroccan ceramics and vibrantly coloured striped silk scarves to handmade leather goods. Closer by in Torre del Mar the weekly street market sells traditional Andalucian ceramics, clothing, lace and a variety of delicious local produce. For brand name clothing, shoes etc the local hypermarket has hundreds of shops including Zara, Mango and Massimo Dutti, as well as a large supermarket, and Periana village has a selection of small shops to meet all your daily needs.


Andalucia is famous for its lively nightlife and colourful fiestas; carnival in February, Semana Santa in March/April and in Periana the annual peach fiesta, the olive oil fiesta and the feria of San Isidro during the summer months. Neighbouring Alcaucin holds a small but prestigious flamenco festival in August.

Holiday Villa in the Andalucian Hills Spain Property Information

Location:Andalucia, Spain
This Property Sleeps:6
Minimum Price Per Week:€785
Maximum Price Per Week:€1195
Nearest Airport:Malaga (AGP), Spain (airport code AGP)
The Farmhouse is available for Holiday Rentals from mid March to the 1st of November every year. To make a booking please call or email to check availability. Our Changeover Day is Saturday, Arrivals after 4pm and Departures by 10am, but we can be flexible! Just ask us if this is not convenient and we will try to help. We will send you our Booking Form and ask for a 25% deposit. Prices are per week in Euros and include bedlinen, towels, water, gas and electricity.

Property Features

  • Has a Pool
  • Children are allowed

Accommodation and Facilities Summary

Bathroom Bathrooms 2, Bidets
Bedroom Doubles 3, Singles 1, Pull-out Beds 1, Ensuites 2, King Size 1
Heat/Cooling Ceiling Fans, Electric Heaters, Storage Heaters
Dining Dining room table, Seating for 8 People, Dining room
Entertainment Hi Fi, TV, Video, DVD Player, Radio, Cassette Player
Kitchen High Chair Available, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Hob, Oven, Freezer, Fridge, Separate dining area, Grill, Toaster
Laundry Washing Machine Provided, Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Iron, Ironing Board
Living Room Seating for 8 People, Sofas 1, Armchairs 4, Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1, Fireplace
Local Activities Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing, Surfing, Skiing, Diving, Water Park, Snorkelling, Water Sports
Local Area Quiet Bars and Pubs, Lively Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Distance to Local Town Centre 5km, The local town is Sleepy
Location In the mountains, Distance to beach >5km, Distance to convenience store >5km, Distance to local restaraunts 3-5km, Distance to Airport 20-50km, In the Country
Outside Barbecue Area, Barbecue, Patio, Parking, Balcony, Terrace, Private Swimming Pool, Garden, Outside Tap, Outside Shower
Suitability No Pets, Children Welcome, Wheelchair inaccessible
Accommodation Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Spacious, Changeover Day Sat
Theme Away from it all

Contact Information for Holiday Villa in the Andalucian Hills Spain

Name: shane cormican
Telephone: +34-651-756946
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Villa in Andalucia, Spain