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Alan John

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish

Restored Andalucian Farmhouse , Five En-Suite Bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests

13 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Villanueva de la Concepción holiday farmhouse

Stunning location in tranquil countryside, yet only 45 minutes from Malaga

Finca Amorosa a restored Andalucian farmhouse to rent.

Five En-Suite Bedrooms, Sleeps from 6 up to 10 Guests In all cases the property is for the sole use of the tenant.

Peace, tranquility and relaxation in beautiful countryside surroundings.

The Finca has been restored and furnished to a very high standard, whilst maintaining many original features such as wooden beams and stone walls. The accommodation offers:

• Five en-suite bedrooms, two of which are fixed king size double beds and three of which can be made up as super king size or twin beds. For the warmer months all bedrooms have fixed ceiling fans.

• Spacious lounge with wood burning stove, TV (English programs) DVD/ Blu-Ray and a large selection of books and board games.

• Rustic style kitchen, but with all modern convenience. Full range of cooking utensils and place settings for 10 guests.

• Internet Wifi is available throughout the property

However, as we are all aware Andalucía is about “alfresco dinning”, relaxing with that “sundowner” or spending a lazy day at the swimming pool. With a large terrace, outside seating and dining facilities for ten guests and large gas BBQ, Finca Amorosa is the perfect place.

Guests are welcome to wonder the Finca and help themselves to fresh fruit in season, Oranges, Lemons, Figs, Persimmon’s, Plums, Peaches and Quinces. Being fully fenced and with an electric gate Finca Amorosa is the perfect place for children to roam and explore.

Finca Amorosa is very private and tranquil yet only five minutes’ drive from the traditional small Spanish town of Villanueva De La Concepcion. Here you can find ATMs, supermarket, bars and restaurant’s together with a twenty four hour medical clinic.

Granada (The Albambra Palace) Cordoba (The Grand Mosque) Malaga (Picasso Museum) and Seville (World’s Largest Cathedral) are all an easy days’ excursion from Finca Amorosa. Also El Torcal Nature Park and El Chorro National Park with wonderful swimming lakes are short drives away. We have had guests who have had a wonderful holiday visiting all of the above, also we have had guests who have had a wonderful holiday and never left the property. It is UP TO YOU..!

Finca Amorosa, Villanueva de la Concepcion...or...

Finca Amorosa co-ordinates are:36.920975,-4.575694

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Alan John (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish

About Alan John

The owners have restored Finca Amorosa from near dereliction, a labour of love that took two years to complete. Originally from UK, a semi-retired mechanical engineer and his wife a fluent Spanish and English speaker.

Our enjoyment comes from seeing our guests stand on the Terrace and be impressed by the inviting and amazing landscape views from Finca Amorosa!

Alan John purchased this farmhouse in 0

Why Alan John chose Antequera (Costa del Sol)

Finca Amorosa ' a rustic enchanting paradaise' offers pure peace and tranquility... it is pure heaven! The views are stunning, the air is pure, predominate sounds are the birds and goat bells. And yet the village bars are social, ... can be even rowdy if a game of dominoes gets out of hand.! Come here for an authentic life experience of all that is gentle, sweet, simple and kind...!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Finca Amorosa offers you: Free Wireless internet, wood for the Log Fire and a basic Welcome Pack plus is very conveniently located to the local Supermarket, Restaurants and Bars.

Finca Amorosa is not far away from Antequera, from where 'the golden triangle' starts, that is Granada/ Cordoba / Seville. Ideally placed for the 'culture trail'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Who knew watching goats cross the hillside could be so meditative or squeezing fresh lemons for cocktails could so enhance a flavour!

What you offer at Finca Amorosa is an authentic life experience of all that is gentle, sweet, simple and kind.

Our family shall be challenged to top this vacation.

When reminiscing this experience amongst ourselves and friends back home (Ohio, Viriginia) it will be with equal parts joy & nostalgia. Muchisimas gracias.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveller reviews

Restored Andalucian Farmhouse , Five En-Suite Bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
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Conociendo Andalucía

  • 5 of 5

Programamos un viaje con un grupo de amigos para conocer Andalucía y elegimos esta hermosa finca como centro de nuestra estadía. Nos encontramos con un paraiso inesperado de vistas y tranquilidad a lo que debemos sumar la excelente atención y calidez de los dueños de casa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agradecemos vuestro comentario y esperamos que volvais por estos lugares en un futuro cercano. Un gran saludo.
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October at the Finca Amorosa

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 long term friends (British, Canadian, Australian and American have just spent the month of October at the Finca Amorosa, a converted farmhouse located near Villanueva de la Conception in Andalusia, Spain.

The property is located on a 5 ha rural lot surrounded by similar homes and family run goat farms and comprises five double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a lounge and a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were well equipped with comfortable single or queen beds, oscillating wall fans and adequate storage.

Outside the house is a covered eating terrace with space for 12. The terrace has a large umbrella and comfortable seating for 5 guests. The garden is equipped with several sun-loungers, a swimming pool and a petanca pitch. The property is well presented and is reasonably secure being fully fenced with electric gates to the main access The house windows are not fitted with bars but all the windows are fitted with locking wooden shutters.

The property is the permanent home of the owners, Alan and Nancy who vacate the property to accommodate guests. As a result the property has a high level of equipment especially in the kitchen. Nancy’s team provided low key but efficient housekeeping on a weekly basis. Nancy and Alan raise chickens and it was great to have fresh eggs for breakfast.

The owners provide a good level of support and assistance with information about local events and help making reservations at local restaurants. We enjoyed overnight trips to Seville and Granada and day trips to Malaga, Ronda and Antequera.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to host a truly international group of interesting guests.
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5

WOW!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all I would like to apologise for this late review We actually stayed here in July.

We were a party of six adults, using four of the fabulous bedrooms.

As we walked onto the huge terrace for the first time we were all mesmerised by the incredible view.....amazing! Alan and Nancy met us with a very welcoming glass of wine/beer before showing us around the house....and what a house!

The kitchen is typically Spanish with every piece of equipment you could possibly need. The lounge is very cosy with a great tv, although the only time we used it was to watch the Wimbledon final!

The bedrooms are large and individually designed, each with its own bathroom. They stay really cool at night with the use of ceiling fans and open windows, designed with mosquito nets.

We spent most of our time by the pool which has plenty of sunbeds, both in and out of the sun. It was hard to leave the house to go further afield but some of the group went walking in El Torcal and loved the area.

In the evenings we loved preparing our meals, using the fabulous BBQ, and sitting at the huge table on the terrace, under the fairy lights having a few ( ???!!! ) drinks and playing some of the board games available in the lounge!

The chickens were a big feature of the holiday for some of the party, rushing down to collect the eggs each day before letting them out to run freely over the land.

Alan and Nancy have thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one. They visit every other day first thing to service the pool/do some gardening ( very unintrusively ) and often bring fresh bread, which was always a treat to eat with our omelettes made with the newly laid eggs!!

We can highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to holiday away from the hoards of visitors on the coast and have, in fact, already booked for a return visit next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind comments and indeed for booking up again for next year, We are looking forward to hosting you all again.
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5

An Oasis of Calm

  • 5 of 5

We found the sensitive restoration of this typical Andalusian farmhouse very impressive indeed. A contrast indeed to the hustle and bustle of the nearby Costas. We enjoyed the south facing views, the amenities provided by the thoughtful hosts and the fact that we were free to explore the estate. Alan and Nancy went out of their way to make us feel thoroughly at home, culminating in Nancy's masterclass of paella-making! We cannot recommend la Finca Amorosa highly enough to anyone who feels the need to wind down and thoroughly recharge their batteries in such a perfect rural setting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We love to meet interesting people such as yourself and party.
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Beautiful Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with the family after touring Madrid and Seville. While the cities are wonderful, it was delightful to arrive at the farmhouse and drink in the view and the quiet. We gathered eggs from the chickens, picked our own lemons for cocktails, relaxed in the pool, played cards on the patio and watched the shepherds move their goats from hill to hill. The stars at night are amazing. The kitchen is well supplied. The beds were comfortable, the decor lovely. Alan and Nancy were so helpful and welcoming - felt like we were visiting kind friends! Good nearby restaurants and a decent small local grocery. El Torcal - about 20 min drive away - is a terrific sight to see. We also hiked the Caminito del Rey (about 1.5 hours drive away) and some of the Pilgrim's Way (just up the road from the farmhouse). We would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained, comfortable property in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property is private with lovely open views. Very peaceful location. Accurate description on the website.

The owners were most generous with their welcome and time helping to make our holiday relaxing and successful. It was a joy to cook in the well equipped kitchen and use the excellent bbq. There is a posada within walking distance but we ran out of time to use it. The restaurants in the two nearby villages were very good and offered good value.

El Torcal National Park is stunning and only about a 15 minute drive away with beautiful scenery and enjoyable walking trails.

We enjoyed collecting the chicken's eggs and picking a lemon or two to have with the g and t's whilst we watched the goats having their evening feed on the distant fields.

In all a wonderful holiday, many thanks to Nancy and Alan.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It is very satisfying to us when guests enjoy our property
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Villanueva de la Concepcion
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Casabermeja
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Villanueva de la Concepcion
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Malaga
Car: necessary

Villanueva de la Concepcion prides itself on being the village 'mas cerca de EL TORCAL' or “ village at the foot of the Torcal”. This remarkable mountain range of limestone rock formations eroded by wind and rain over millions of years attracts many walkers, birdwatchers and cyclists. There is a very informative VisitorCentre at the top. Villanueva de la Concepción is used to welcoming visitors, its many restaurants and bars frequented by tourists and locals alike. The town, which remains quite small, has a population of around three thousand; four cars and a tractor constitute a traffic jam! Its elevation at roughly 500m above sea level gives it an ideal climate, mixing the heat of the Costa with fresh mountain breezes. Throughout the year there are a range of Fiestas and Carnivals, we even celebrate the town’s birthday in November and have the eagerly awaited broad bean festival in May, these are but to name a few. All these events are of course a great opportunity for locals to come together and celebrate with their neighbours, friends and relatives. From Villanueva de la Concepcion you can take a drive to the nearby “Lake District Area of Andalucía', or visit during the season (April till August), the Flamingo nesting site at Fuente de Piedra Lake. Also spend a day visiting the historic city of Antequera with its prehistoric caves “The Dolmenes”. From Finca Amorosa you can experience a close encounter with Wolves at the unique 'Lobo Park', also available a petting zoo. Also available a visit to the local Goat Farm.

There is so much to do and see that you will ONLY wish you had booked for a longer stay!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Villanueva de la Concepción, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
17 Sep 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
4 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$202
A$1,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
18 Mar 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$30 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$320
A$2,359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$202
A$607
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A refundable damage deposit of GBP 300/ Euro 300 is payable on check in. Babies sleeping in cots do not count in guest numbers but please mention on your enquiry. Other children count as for guests numbers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Villanueva de la Concepción, Spain

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-Suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-Suite
  • All En-suite bathrooms have double hand bowls and luxury shower units, together with WC units having silent closing lids. All linen provided, bathroom/swimming pool towels and bathrobe for adults. A Hairdryer in each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
  • Sky bedroom with private en-suite with a super king size or twin beds on request. Honey bedroom with private en-suite a super king size or twin beds on request. Cherry bedroom with private en-suite a super king size or twin beds on request. Topaz bedroom with private en-suite and a king size double bed Gold bedroom with private en-suite and a king size double. Spanish and UK Electric Sockets in Bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
At Finca Amorosa Yoga and Pilates retreats are organized and run by fully qualified instructors. We can arranged visit to Caminito del Rey Walking Holidays, Horse Riding and to an Olive Oil Museum and processing plant. Visitors can also enjoy a visit to Local Goat Farm and Wolf Park nearby. Visiting Finca Amorosa is more than a Holiday is an 'experience' and we are always available to advice and help our guests.