Finca del Arroyo de las Adelfas is a private estate in a secluded valley in the hills overlooking the city of Málaga. The property is available to rent year-round for holidays, for short winter breaks and as a spectacular venue for weddings and celebrations.
In the middle of 90 acres of olive, almond and carob groves stands a huge classic 19th century “cortijo” (farmhouse), surrounded by shaded terraces and with views across the Montes de Malaga. Until about 40 years ago this was the olive mill serving the local farmers: the stones and press are still intact in the room now used for parties, music and table-tennis.
There are 5 double bedrooms and 4 complete bathrooms in the main house.
Behind and above the house, up a flight of steps, is the large pool (8x11 metres) and the fully equipped pool cottage. From the pool terrace you can see, past the city of Málaga, the Mediterranean sea.
There is only so much of the real Spain left and Las Adelfas is unique in Andalucia : a beautiful, modernised, traditional farmhouse, with its own pool, in totally private, unspoilt countryside. It combines the privacy of being hidden in the Montes with the convenience of being just minutes from the centre of a bustling city, the beaches of the Costa del Sol and from Málaga International Airport.
The ground floor consists of four main rooms.
The olive mill which is a huge airy room, is often used for entertaining or music. Make it a palatial bedroom in summer or set up the table tennis here in winter!
The salon, originally three rooms,consists of a sitting and dining area with a fireplace with wood-burning stove, giving the room a very cosy feel.
The split-level bedroom which has twin beds and its own private sitting area which can easily accommodate extra beds if youngsters want to share.
The kitchen, which is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences, has a long refectory table seating 12 and a traditional open fireplace which makes for a wonderful place to grill and enjoy dinner.
There is a door off the kitchen opening onto the barbecue area on one of the three extensive terraces around the main house.
All these rooms are off the entrance hall with its small central patio, which is open to the sky in summer. In winter the patio is enclosed and warmed by a traditional American pot-bellied stove.
Also off the patio is a fully equipped bathroom and a laundry/store room with a full sized freezer.
Going upstairs there are two hallways linked by a walkway over the patio.
Off the first hallway are two bedrooms and a bathroom; the first (north) bedroom has a king-size bed and its own bathroom.
The second (west) bedroom has a double bed and shares the bathroom across the hall with the third bedroom.
Across the walkway is the second hallway and two more bedrooms; the third (east) bedroom, with a double bed, is connected directly with the bathroom. The fourth (south) bedroom, has a king-size bed, and like the first, has its own bathroom and additionally a small “baby’s room".
The pool cottage, on the hill behind the house, has two single beds (or an inflatable double), a kitchenette with refrigerator and cooking range, and a bathroom with w.c. and shower room.Get the full listing »