Rustic Farmhouse | Self-catering house in Málaga | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Rustic Farmhouse - Self-catering house in Málaga

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El Monte Bajo, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Andalusia, Spain

The Owner

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A private villa beautifully flanked by gardens bursting with fruit. Here you’ll find real Spanish character, style and a sun-trap terrace

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A short hop from the coast. Wend your way up, past manicured villas to El Monte Bajo – private and quiet, yet far from remote. Its sister, Al Ladino, is next door. Step onto the terrace: warm terracotta tiles and pathways lead to a beautifully kept garden with figs, lemons, bougainvillea. Skip down the steps into your cheerful kitchen to find homely knick-knacks and plenty of mod cons. The feel is one of real Spanish character, luxury and comfort. You'll find gorgeous old furniture, carved wooden doors and quirky décor throughout: an old string-less lute on the wall, a carved wooden bull. Bedrooms are smart, white and modern with memory foam mattresses – a good night's sleep guaranteed! Bathrooms are equally stylish: a sunken bathtub with garden views and a mosaic of natural stone take centre stage. Your welcome basket is generous, and brims with seasonal fruit, tuna, black bread, milk, red wine… once you've had your fill, head out for excellent walks in the nearby sierras, or visit Granada's Alhambra (just over an hour's drive) and the beautiful town of Frigiliana – once voted prettiest village in Spain.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from The Owner:

Local points of interest from
The Owner:

  • Safe bathing and a choice of half a dozen charming beaches & coves
  • Historic cities such as Sevilla & Granada within an hour or two drive. Local white washed villages close at hand such as Frigiliana, consistently voted one of the most beautiful pueblos in Spain
  • Shopping in Malaga, 45 minutes away, water sports , bicycle hire & tennis all available locally.
  • Visit 'Las Cuevas de Nerja' - the Caves of Nerja, an enchanting force of nature, it's cool below in summer at around 21c
  • Our chef can visit you and prepare fresh local food for you on the patio using fine ingredients from our vegetable patch and orchard (seasonal).
  • Registration no. with the Andalucia regional government CTC-2017149624
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"'as good as the pics on the website are they still don't do the property justice’ we appreciate the fact you and Oscar are just a call or text away if we need anything. it's been a fantastic week here in beautiful surroundings, and not forgetting the fabulous food Toni prepared for us !!"

Stuart - Glasgow , United Kingdom

August 2016
"Just returned from another idyllic week here. Peace calm and tranquillity in a sheltered garden which has its own little micro-climate. Avocados, strawberries, custard apples and bananas all grow along with lemons oranges apricots figs and lots of salad and vegetables, all organically grown. The wildlife is constantly amazing with frogs toads Hawks squirrels stray pussycats with this time, a baby hedgehog sheltering in the cats bowl too! Words are insufficient to explain our delight at staying here again. We just know we are really lucky to have found it! Plus really caring owners. Delightful!"

Jan - London, United Kingdom

June 2016
"A magnificent villa full of charm with an exceptional garden and excellent views. Set 3/4 of a mile up a hill, it is an ideal for a 'get away from it all' holiday yet easily close enough to the heart of Nerja (2 miles approx) and its beaches, if a more lively experience is required."

Alex - gloucester, United Kingdom

June 2016
"Beyond the unassuming metal door set into a stone wall lies the enchanting finca that is El Monte Bajo. From the top of the steps that lead down to the covered terrace the view of the tropical garden, Nerja nestling in the valley, the sea and the Almijara mountain range is absolutely stunning. Once inside and from every viewpoint the property oozes rustic charm and character. This is an idyllic retreat that has been created with great care and affection, combining authentic Andalucian materials with ultra modern facilities. All in all this is a very special place. We look forward to returning."

Eric - Newton Solney, South Derbyshire, United Kingdom

May 2016

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Price:(i) £1200 to£3000 per week

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El Monte Bajo, 29780 Nerja, Málaga

Self-catering Rustic Farmhouse (self-catering)
Price: (i) £ 1200 to £ 3000 per week

The Owner

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