House in Torrox, Costa del Sol, Spain - Central Location In White Village, 4.5 Kilometres To The Beach
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About Elaine Smith
We are both retired now and live in London. We fell in love with Torrox Pueblo when visiting friends 15 years ago and we have very much enjoyed our holiday home.
Elaine Smith purchased this House in 1980
Why Elaine Smith chose Torrox
Torrox boasts 'the best climate in Europe' and because the weather is so good we can enjoy the sunshine all the year round. We particularly like coming in the winter so that we can escape the dreary weather at home. We are keen walkers so the beauty and accessibility of the surrounding area has a great appeal for us. We both love swimming and the proximity of the beach and the new swimming pool in Torrox means we can swim all year round. We also love sitting in the village square drinking our coffee or enjoying a beer and a tapas.
What makes this House unique
The property is very conveniently situated in the centre of the village only 2 minutes walk from the main square with its shops, cafes and bars. It is also very conveniently situated for access to Malaga Airport (45 minutes by car). I don't drive but the bus service is very good and frequent (and cheap!). There is a bus direct from the village to Malaga (1.5 hours) and this is very useful for me. The house itself is very large with a spacious feel. As each bedroom/bathroom occupies a separate floor, we do not feel overcrowded when we have guests and we love to entertain our friends in our lovely house.
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The Beautiful Torrox Pueblo
I booked a last minute holiday to this property with a plan for myself and my 2 teenage children to take a well deserved break from work and A Levels. Eager to experience true Spanish life in a typical hillside village we considered ourselves incredibly lucky to discover Elaine's beautiful 4 story house nestled amongst a labyrinth of tiny streets and whitewashed buildings. With 2 roof terraces benefitting from full sun all day long it was the perfect place to relax.
The house is well equipped and is very welcoming, homely and spacious. With 3 bathrooms, and bedrooms on 3 floors it will easily accommodate 6 people. Sympathetically furnished and brimming with Spanish features, tiled floors and staircases round every corner, it has plenty of character.
Centrally located within the village, it is easy to access the indoor market, bakers, tabacconist, supermarket and general stores. The main plaza is literally at the bottom of the street with good restaurants and bars which are very reasonable. We found a good outdoor market where we stocked up on fresh fruit and veg for the entire week (only on Mondays).
Torrox Pueblo has an interesting history of its own and it's definitely worth taking off into the maze of streets/steps/pathways and allowing yourself to get lost within the beautifully painted walls and vibrant colours of the flowers and plants that grow in abundance in Torrox, 'The best Climate in Europe'. The coast is also worth exploring and if you don't have a car (you don't need one) the local buses run up and down from the coast regularly (but keep your eye on the time as the last buses in the week return at about 7pm) after that you will have to rely on taxis. For buses to and from Malaga airport, it would be worth checking times on the internet as we found the bus timetables could be incorrect/misleading. There is a laptop at the house for such things, although communicating with Elaine was easy and she was ever-helpful and quick to answer any queries via email.
I have already recommended this property to several friends, although I would suggest it wasn't suitable for elderly people. Personally, I would return without question...for longer next time hopefully!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in our lovely village and hope that you can visit us again some time soon.
Town house in the sun
We have just spent a week in Elaine and Richards Wonderfully maintained and beautifully presented town house. The house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges, a large kitchen and dining area on the ground floor, a summer kitchen on the 2nd floor with a terrace, with table and chairs and on the 4th floor a further terrace with chairs and loungers. There are DVDs, books and games should they be needed and free wi fi. Richard met us on our arrival and helped us to settle in to the house. Torrox pueblo is a friendly spanish village with a square that's perfect for morning coffee, a beer, glass of wine, lunch or dinner. The Bus ride down to the costa is a euro each way, great towns and villages to visit within the area, or as we did enjoy the terrace at the house with the lovely views and just walking around the village. Our daughter and her friend travelled down with us (early twenties) and they absolutely loved it, we drove them to the beach in the morning and they caught the local bus back to the village in the afternoon, they were then off down to the village square for a glass of wine or sangria. They also sampled the night life in Nerja which they enjoyed, taxi back to the village cost them 15 euros. This was our second trip to Torrox and we look forward to returning later in the year
We are very happy to hear how much you have appreciated our lovely village and we look forward to welcoming you back to Torrox on a future occasion.
Séjour très agréable dans un village andaloux très attachant
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine à Torrox, un charmant village typique d'Andalousie à 5 km de la mer. La maison est charmante, très bien équipée et décorée avec goût. Elle est très spacieuse avec son rez-de-chaussée et ses trois étages ce qui laisse à chacun une part d'intimité. Par contre, il ne faut pas avoir peur de grimper les étages ! La vue sur la mer est magnifique au niveau des deux terrasses. Bonne humeur garantie dès le petit déjeuner !
L'ambiance à Torrox est charmante et très conviviale. Nous avons eu l'honneur d'assister à la fête du village (procession de la vierge, danses andalouses..). Le village est plein de vie tout au long de la journée sans être bruyant et le petit magasin chinois au bas de la rue nous permet d'acheter pour deux sous tout type d'objet qu'on a oublié.
Il y a de belles plages à Torrox et à Nerja avec une faune marine fantastique dans le parc naturel. La région est très bien desservie par les autoroutes (presque toutes gratuites !) nous permettant de rejoindre facilement Grenade, Ronda ou même Cadix.
Elaine est charmante, elle répond très rapidement à vos questions et nous a fourni un document complet sur la propriété quelques jours avant notre séjour.
Un très bon choix de propriété...
Special interest holidays:
The village, surrounded by the range of Tejeda and Almijara, offers the tourist the contrast between the traditional image of this landscape and the modern spirit of Spain. The natural parks offer a walkers' paradise and information about many wonderful walks are available in the house.
Only 30 minutes from the historical city centre of Málaga and 45 km from the international airport.
Torrox offers very beautiful and well-kept beaches with a total length of 9 km as for example El Peñoncillo, Ferrara, Torcasol and El Morche, where you will find all the facilities for your enjoyment, comfort and security. To walk down to the beach along the Rio Torrox takes 45 minutes, to drive 8 minutes and there is a regular bus service from the village to the beach (15 minutes).
The nearest airport to the property is Malaga (45 minutes drive). Car hire is not essential as there is a a regular bus service to the village from Malaga but it is recommended if you wish to explore this fascinating area.
The nearest town is Nerja (aroud 10 kilometres) where a visit to the Nerja Caves to see the cave paintings is a must. Malaga is a fascinating city (45 minutes by car); Granada and the Alhambra are 1 hr and 20 minutes drive by car.
There are many shopping opportunities in Nerja and Malaga. There is a large modern shopping mall at Velez Malaga (about 20 minutes by car). The village is very well served with a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars all offering home cooked regional food.