The villa is south facing with two terraces and a delightful shaded veranda.
The views are simply stunning from all around the property. The upper terrace has a planted area with a wonderful old olive tree and traditional terracotta sun terracing surrounding the kidney shaped swimming pool ( Approx 7mx5m with a maximum depth of 2.3m) An outside shower, a charcoal Weber BBQ, a six seater moroccan mosaic table and chairs, and six adjustable sun loungers are all provided for your enjoyment.
The lower terrace is tiled with terracotta tiles, planted with young fruit trees, and makes a delightfully peaceful sun terrace.
The villa is located just 10 minutes (7Km) drive from the pretty hillside village of Competa, known locally as the 'pearl of the Axarquia'. Visually stunning the villa seems almost luminescent against the backdrop of the Sierra Almijara mountains. There is a bar/restaurant called Pavo Real located 3 minutes walk from the villa.
The village of Competa: Competa is situated 70 kilometres from Malaga (55 minute drive) and 15 kilometres from the coast at Torrox Costa, at an altitude of 636 metres. It lies within the area of Axarquia in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, on the scenic Route of Sun and Wine, and has a population of 2,500. The area is irrigated by numerous springs and streams from the surrounding mountains. The nearby Casa de la Mira Nature Reserve is spectacularly beautiful. The main product here is the grape; the wines of Competa being excellent and renowned throughout Spain. In general the locals prefer the sweet variety whilst visitors prefer the dry. There is an interesting wine museum in the village that sells different types of local produce and handicrafts, as well as doubling as a bar and restaurant. Competa is a pretty village which has retained its original Moorish layout and has lots of interesting nooks and crannies, with a good balance of shops, bars and restaurants.
Beaches & Amenities: Further south there is a beautiful stretch of coastline with cliffs and small sandy bays. Located just twenty minutes drive is the delightful beach side town of Torre Del Mar with over four kilometres of sandy beaches lined with restaurants and bars.
Nerja to the east, a 30 minute drive, boasts 16 kilometers of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
Torre de Mar ( 20 minutes by car)
One of the largest, splashiest water-parks in the province with 21 different rides to choose from including some super-fast slides, dingy river ride and paddling pool for young children (and parents!).
Horse riding: is available at Los Caballos Mosquin.
Walking: There is a wealth of walking opportunities at all levels. The national park and the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda rise directly behind the villa. There are walking routes available in the villa and there are also walking guides available in the village.
Travel: To the north of Competa the wonderful city of Granada can be reached in less than two hours.
Sevilla is just under three hours drive to the east.
Malaga old town is one hours drive. From Malaga airport a regular bus service runs to the Central Bus station in Malaga. From here a bus service runs to Competa with the following departure times:
On weekdays at 11.30 am, 13.15pm and 18.30pm
On Saturdays and public holidays at 13.15pm and 18.30pm
On Sundays at 10.30am and 21.00pm
A one way ticket Malaga-Competa costs around 5 euros per person and takes approximately 2 hours.
The one way fare by taxi from Malaga airport to Competa costs around 55 euros.
Local Taxis are available from Competa;
Fanquelo…952 55 35 35
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