About this listing
Village house with pool, sleeps min 8 persons, max 12 persons.
Large Casa Rural in Alpandeire - Sleeps 12
Ronda 15 Min
Malaga, Cadiz, Seville 90 min
Granada 120 min
Ideal for families or large groups looking for accommodation in a comfortable spacious self catering house with outside terraces, garden and pool.
The Sierra del Oreganal, birthplace of the River Genal, is one of the most beautiful places of the province of Malaga.
Below the mountain range we have the villages of Cartajima, Parauta, Júzcar, Faraján and Alpandeire.
Average population of each village is 100 to 300. This low density gives them a welcoming warmth and genuine rural charm.
From the Villages, this small mountain range rises to a height of 1,200 metres, the peak called Jarstepar climbing to 1,400 metres. Great natural walks in the countryside from the top you can see most of the villages in the Serrinia de Ronda, and on clear days, even as far as the Rock of Gibraltar and North Africa.
In this area of high ground, as far as the source of the River Genal, there are many attractive features in the landscape, with large groves of chestnut trees providing one of the most beautiful local sights, especially in Spring when in flower, and the amber colours of Autumn.
Local Chestnuts Tradition
From springtime onwards the green of the chestnut leaves starts to stand out from that of other trees, such as the almonds, cork oaks and, to a lesser extent, the olive trees. Between Parauta and Cartajima numerous hectares are under cultivation with chestnut trees. Among the chestnuts there are also a few walnut, persimmon and even strawberry trees.
In extreme, The limestone mountains called Los Riscos, provides a very different sight. This is an escarpment situated opposite the village of Cartajima. From there to Júzcar (The Blue Smurf Village), following the winding road which links the two villages, you can see some original formations sculpted by erosion out of the limestone rocks. A new carpark and walk through the Riscos mountains outside Juzcar takes about 1.5h and is truly well worth the visit.
There are other extremely beautiful spots, such as the Canaílla del Lobo y Cepo, the peak called la Hurta and the caves known as Carrión, Charcón Bajo and de la Miguela.
This house was a perfect get-away for three families with young children looking for a low-key get-away. Its an easy drive to Ronda and some of the other pueblos blancos. The village was so quiet, at times we felt we were the only ones there. The view of the church from the terrace was amazing, and the pool was perfect for cooling off after we explored the town. The locals were friendly, and we enjoyed visiting the tapas bar and bakery daily. Colm was friendly and responsive, and even drove over to personally check on a question we had about the oven. He even mailed back a small toy that my daughter left in the house. We highly recommend this house for a quiet country get-away.
Extremely beatiful house - great terrasse! Amazing!
Colm was very friendly and helpful!
Thanks a lot!
Magnifica estancia, Casa Pilar cumple con las espectativas creadas con el anuncio, esta limpia, es acogedora, cálida, y la atención por parte de Colm es sobresaliente.
Si uno busca tranquilidad, y cercanía a la serranía de Ronda es una opción ideal.
Colm, el propietario es un caballero, atento y servicial. La casa es estupenda y la oferta corresponde a la realidad. E sitio, magnífico por su entorno.
Casa muy recomendable. Volveremos
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About the Host, Colm
I'm involved with Rural Accommodation is the Genal Valley, Serrinia de Ronda, Malaga, Spain since 2002, and I only came for a holiday!
The reviews below cover 4 properties we manage in 3 different villages locally, please note which house is being reviewed, to avoid confusion.
The Genal Valley is dotted with 17 Traditional White Villages (and one smurf blue), and has a unique unspoilt countryside. The micro-climate makes for mild winter and lower temperatures than other places in Spain in Summer.
Ideal for walking, mountain biking, painting holidays, and energetically doing nothing at all.
More info: Come on over, you won't be disappointed.