Villa near Alora, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful And Secluded Position Nestled On The Hillside Located Near The Andalucian Town Of Alora
About Nick Wright
We would like to welcome you to our website, and to Finca Cerro Verde, loosely translated as ‘Green Hill Farm’. Having had numerous holidays here, we fell in love with the area, the relaxed life style, and stunning scenery. Please feel free to ask any questions that you can’t find an answer to on this or our main website, and we will do our best to help out. Penny and Nick Wright
Nick Wright purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Nick Wright chose Álora
We purchased the farmhouse in 2009, as four walls and a roof, drawn to the stunning beauty of the views, the tranquillity of the area and the easy access from Malaga airport. The house is very much in rural Spain, which was important to us when deciding where we wanted our home. Planning permissions and connecting water and electricity took time, and the project has been very much a labour of love. We have used local builders and sourced everything possible from the local area, in order to support the economy in the region. Please feel free to ask any questions that you can’t find an answer to on the website, and we will do our best to help out. Penny and Nick Wright
What makes this Villa unique
The Villa has been recently restored in a traditional Andalucian style, yet at the same time it still benefits from all of the modern amenities you would expect. It provides spacious and luxurious accommodation both inside and out - with a fully fitted kitchen, a family bathroom and three good sized bedrooms, one of which is en-suite. Finca Cerro Verde is ideal for year-round stays as it includes under floor heating and a wood-burning stove, as well as a dual-mode air conditioning system in all bedrooms and lounge. This provides cooling in the summer and heating in the winter - although once the wood burner gets going, you may find you do not need any other type of heating at all! The main 22m2 living room is accessed through the kitchen and is comfortably furnished, opening onto covered terracing with spectacular views
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We've just spent two wonderful weeks at Cerro Verde. The Finca is very comfortable and well equipped, and really felt like 'home from home'. The hillside setting is quite stunning, totally isolated, yet within easy reach of both Alora and Antequera. We can't wait to return!
The property is excellent it is well maintained and in a beautiful location
The property was in such a beautiful secluded location it was so peaceful and pretty cannot fault it excellent rest from the rat race,
First class property. Exactly as described. Very private and finished to very high standard.
The house is in an ideal location for a private and relaxing break. The owners are prompt and efficient in all aspects of communication. The deposit was returned on the day we left. The local support person is also very helpful. She even sent my jacket back when I left it behind. The nearby town is full of character and it's also worth looking inland at other nearby towns. Torremolinos and Malaga are nearby. Both towns are beautiful places to visit. Getting up the hill to the property takes a bit of getting used to but once you are there you can comfortably spend hours at home with your family. We'll almost certainly be back next year.
Stunning! Beautiful finca, amazing views plus horses and a donkey!
This Finca is breathtaking, peace and quiet, a stunning view and a fantastic layout. 3 great sized rooms, a well kitted out kitchen, gorgeous pool and plenty of different seating areas to enjoy. An added bonus are the gorgeous horses and donkey that greet you each morning in a nearby field. We can not recommend this place enough. The track leading to it is a little bumpy but it adds to the fantastic experience of staying in this tranquil setting.
Secluded, peaceful, very well equipped, lovely pool and all rooms air conditioned. Perfect if you want to get away from the 'Rat Race'.
Excellent villa and holiday location
We were a family of 5 adults taking our first holiday to Spain. We are regular holiday makers through OwnersDirect and have stayed in some very nice and some not so nice properties over the years. We have always said we would never return to places we have been before because we always like to experience something new, but without a doubt this is the best property we have stayed in, the location is great and we would definitely come back. We couldn't fault anything and unlike some properties we found everything you needed was there, from utensils, to mugs, plates etc. The property inside is lovely, clean, contemporary and a welcome place to return to after spending the day visiting local places. Outside is equally pleasant with very attractive gardens, fantastic views and an excellent pool area. Just sitting on the terrace watching the view, the many types of birds and life go by in the distance when taking breakfast, lunch and dinner was so relaxing. The track up to the property is a bit difficult when you first drive it but you soon get used to it. Don't be put off by this, the end result is worth it.
We found the location provided an excellent base from which to explore this part of Andalusia. The supermarket was located in Alora, had everything you needed and the castle itself was worth a visit. We also went to Antequera, Ronda, Malaga, Mijas, El Torcal, Caminito Del Rey and spent some days at the villa.
We would also like to say that the owners (Nick and Penny) were excellent throughout, from the point we booked up until we got home. They responded quickly to e-mails, sent us a welcome e-mail, happy holidays text and welcome home e-mail. Nobody has ever done that before.
We would certainly recommend Finca Cerro Verde. If you decide to book you will not be disappointed.
The nearest beaches are just 50 minutes drive and ten minutes from the new Port area of Malaga. If you fancy a lively day out at the beach, or a quiet lunch in an old town square, then this is the place to come. Further along the coast is the famous resort of Marbella is famous for beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and night-life - providing something for everyone if all that tranquillity in the Andaucian hills gets too much for you!
Finca Cerro Verde is 45 minutes drive from Malaga airport, 110km from Granada, and 140km from Gibralter.
It is 15 minutes drive north of Alora along the A343. The final 1km is along an unpaved track, which guarantees privacy, and there is very little traffic use.
Because of its secluded location, we recommend a 4 x 4 vehicle to gain comfortable access to Finca Cerro Verde during the winter months.
The Finca is located near the small village of Alora, which is around 40km from Malaga in Southern Spain (45 minutes by car).
Known as the 'Lake District' of Andalucia, the lakes of the Ardales National Park are just 40 minutes away by car. On the way to the Ardales Lakes, you will pass the magnificent 200m high El Chorro Gorge, a limestone gorge which was formed by the Guadalhorce river. The famous Camino del Rey (Walk of Kings), has recently been reopened and is a very popular destination.
Antequera is around 35 minutes drive from the Finca and is a much larger town than Alora.
Alora is the closest town of any size and provides an excellent range of shops including a Mercadona supermarket on Calle de la Albahaca, and many local bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops, fishmongers and butchers. You will also find pharmacies, clothing and shoe shops, plus local banks with cash point machines. Do bear in mind though that, in summer, the Spanish like a siesta in the middle of the day, so local amenities tend to open from 9am to 1.30pm, then close until 5pm before reopening until around 9pm.
If you don't fancy cooking at home, Alora also has a great range of bars and restaurants, which generally cost less than you would expect to pay in the UK.
There are many different activities which are available nearby, including Golf, Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Bird Watching and Canoeing, as well as visiting one of the many traditional Spanish Fiestas if you time your visit right!