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Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location

Bedrooms 3
Space 135 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, mountain cottage with private pool. Sleeps 7

La Majada Alta is situated within a National Park, and stands in several thousand square metres of private grounds in an exceptionally beautiful area of mountains and lakes. The cottage is ideal for those who will enjoy the relaxing sounds of goat bells or the call of the eagle owl or the sight of eagles drifting overhead. This is also an ideal base for the more active visitor who will find satisfaction from the beautiful walks, the lakes, the white villages, the famous gorge at El Chorro, or the fantastic limestone formations at El Torcal.

If you believe in magic you will love La Majada Alta cottage.


The beach resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella (Costa del Sol) are around 1½ hour drive from the cottage. The Atlantic beaches of Tarifa are approx 3 hours.


Antequera Golf is 30km or 40 minutes drive. Alhaurin Golf is 45km or 50 minutes drive.


The ski resort of Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada is open from Christmas until the end of April. The lift system is fast and modern with gondolas and 4 man chairs and skiing is up to 3000m with varied runs and a possible 1000m descent. You can be on piste in less than 3 hours from the cottage.

We are registered with the Junta de Andalucia: VTAR/MA/1057

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR /MA/1057

Colin and Francesca Dean
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Álora, Spain

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , wash basin
  • Bathroom 1: Large bathroom with full size bath, walk in shower, toilet, wash basin and bidet. Fully tiled Bathroom 2: En suite shower room to family bedroom. Toilet, shower enclosure and wash basin. Fully tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 1: family room with 1 double and 1 single bed. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
Kitchen: Electric oven, 4 burner gas hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee percolator, juicer, toaster. Plenty of cupboard space and fully equipped for 7 guests. Living Rooms: Kitchen with adjacent dining room, central fireplace and exposed beams. Sitting room with 2 sofas and 4 armchairs. TV with video and satellite. Portable radio/cassette/DVD player. Wood burning stove and exposed wooden beams throughout. WIFI INTERNET Cleaning/towels/ linen/maid service: All linen and towels, including pool towels are provided with a change at weekends. Final cleaning is included with a mid week service by request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming 19th century stone built cottage. Magnificent location
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful finca in a breathtaking location.

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my husband & myself stayed here for an idyllic week at the end of September and almost don't want to review it as its the kind of place you want to stay a well kept secret!

From initial inquiries to the end of the holiday the owners Colin & Francesca were fantastic hosts, always contactable and extremely helpful.

The Finca is beautiful and really well equipped, comfortable beds & aircon in all the bedrooms. The outside spaces & the pool area are all overlooking stunning open landscape & amazing geological rock formations which are a home to vultures, eagles & Ibex making for interesting watching.

Although well equipped enough to make this a relaxing pool side holiday I would highly recommend getting out & about. The Caminito Dey Rey is an absolute must but there are also plenty of well marked walking trails in the area. There are also several historical & geological sites close by and many interesting towns & villages within driving distance.

The other thing to note is that the Rocabella restaurant is a convenient 1.1k walk away from the Finca if you don't fancy driving to eat out.

All in all this is one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in and I would highly recommend it for anybody who likes an active holiday or just wants to spend a chilled out week by the pool. Thankyou Colin & Francesca.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen and Guy, Stuart and Valerie, Thank you all so much for staying at La Majada Alta cottage and for taking the time to write such a brilliant review. It was a pleasure to meet you briefly and your father, Stuart, was an inspiration to the older generation. We understand he wanted to walk the Caminito del Rey twice !! Many thanks for the 5* review which is appreciated by all of us. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Huffman, Texas

20 Minutes from Camino Del Rey

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Spanish Casita! It is 20 minutes from the Camino Del Rey. It is built on a hillside and has a lovely view over the valley. It was one of the cleanest rentals I have stayed at. The sheets were fresh and clean. There was plenty of firewood, however it is important to pick up meal supplies before arriving. We stopped at the Carrefour in Antequerra. Basic spices were provided-salt, pepper, etc. The directions were easy to follow. Our hosts were pleasant and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful mini honeymoon stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Colin and Francesca were amazing and helpful from the moment we booked to the moment we left. We were met in a nearby town after a beautiful drive from Marbella. And let me tell you, the views driving to the house are amazing, and somehow even better when you get to the villa itself. Colin and Francesca left us some lovely basic supplies in the fridge, even a bottle of bubbly ! Which we drank by the beautiful pool the second we unpacked. The villa traditionally decorated and very clean. It's extremely peaceful and tranquil.... and oh my the sunsets and sunrises will be some that we never forget! The hillside and mountain formations are extremely pretty. And one afternoon we even had the pleasure of seeing some wild Spanish ibex visit the pool - which was a surreal and wonderful moment being so connected to a herd of wild animals. Thank you to you both for truly making our stay one we will never forget!

Blair & Dara

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Blair and Dara, Thank you so very much for spending your mini honeymoon at La Majada Alta cottage. We got married on the south terrace quite a few years ago and your wonderfully descriptive review actually made us homesick !! Congratulations on your marriage and we hope you have good memories of your visit. Our very best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family holiday- firstly I echo a earlier r/v about the correspondence between the owner Colin and ourselves which was prompt and he went beyond the call of duty to access a guitar for our daughter whilst there, and gave us lots of useful information about the local area and the feria.

The meeting arrangements were clear and we were met to take us the last couple of kms.

The property itself and its surroundings were breathtaking- the pictures on homeaway and their own website gave us high expectations but it was actually even better in reality. Visits by the ibex, watching the vultures soaring, the sound of an eagle owl as well as the tinkle of the goat herds were daily occurrences and we were happy to spend a number of days by the immaculately kept pool and gardens.

Overall a fantastic place to stay and we would definitely consider booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and Lucy, Issey, Gabe and Mani, We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday at La Majada Alta and you were wonderful guests. We are also pleased you have already reserved with us for next summer !! That, together with the 5 * rating is the best reward for us so thank you very much. Colin and Francesca.
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Absolutely Fantastic 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We are just back today having spent a fabulous 2 weeks in this wonderful cottage. My wife and I went with my son, his wife, and their 2 children aged 8 and 11. The children were in the pool every day (as were the adults) and it was a joy to see how much they enjoyed their time there. Add to that the lovely surroundings for our meals each day and the time we spent watching the vultures circling overhead and the Ibex who visited virtually every day to have a drink from the pool and you might just imagine how good this was. We did have a problem on the first day of arrival when a tyre on the car was absolutely ruined but Colin and his nephew Jose were on hand to help us get a new tyre fitted by the local garage. It did take a few days as the tyre required to be ordered before it could be fixed but that just forced us to start our holiday by spending most of the time at the cottage. A fantastic holiday for all the family. Thanks to Colin, Francesca, and the family.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, It is kind of you to send your review and we are pleased the 3 generations in your family all enjoyed their holiday.....despite tyre problems ! Thank you also for rating us with 5 stars which is really appreciated. Best regards, Colin and Francesca.
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A little bit of paradise in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write reviews of my stays on HomeAway but was moved to make this my first.

Firstly a huge thanks to Colin. I have never before experienced correspondence as good as what we received before and during our stay. Although we didn't require special assistance, the offer was there and I get the impression Colin would go to the ends of the earth for his guests.

Colin wasn't in Spain but provided the numbers for two family members to contact to collect the keys.We were met by Jose in a nearby town and followed him up to the house. There were no restrictions on times and we arranged to meet up at 18:00, all we had to do was phone when we arrived and Jose was there in 5 minutes.

If you haven't driven in the mountains outside Malaga get a car and do it. The roads are like pool tables with a good few near the house being newly tarmaced while we were there. The journey from Malaga is 40 miles of snaking twists, turns and hairpins through beautiful countryside culminating in a cheeky off road hill climb ;) I'm itching to get back on a motorbike!!

When you get up to the cottage its just beautiful. Its looks small from the front but once you're through the door the tardis effect kicks in.

The kitchen dining area is huge and very well equipped easily accommodating the 6 of us as we unpacked groceries and luggage.

The living area is also large and comfortably furnished..

All the bedrooms were a good size.

The main bathroom is ginormous and the shower comes at you like a fire hose. You get a massage while you shower, Perfect!!

There is full sky TV and wifi broadband as quick as what I have at home.

Inside the cottage is spotless.

The outside space at the rear is large with plenty of seating.

There is a gas and traditional BBQ which was perfect for the amount of food we were cooking.

A path and steps snake down from the patio to the pool area. The pool and surrounding patio is amazing with plenty of loungers. The pool was cleaned twice by very discrete maintenance men (we were only there 5 days).

I could turn this in to a 1000 word essay as there are so many positive things to say but will spare you.

We will definitely be back for another stay.

If you are looking around on HomeAway for somewhere to stay stop. You have already found it here.

Thanks again Colin.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, Thank you so very much for your visit and for such a stunning review ! We couldn't be more pleased that we helped to make your holiday enjoyable so many, many thanks from our team and we do appreciate your 5* rating. We would be happy to welcome you back at any time. Colin and Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
El Chorro
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

We are 20km from the ancient city of Antequera which is at the hub of the routes to the historic cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Seville. From 1 - 3 hours drive.

There are interesting trips to nearby El Chorro Gorge, only 3km or El Torcal park about 40 minutes, and the lakes at 15 minutes. El Chorro railway station is 3km.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Álora, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
23 Mar 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
2 night minimum stay
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
19 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the cottage per week in EUROS.
A 25% deposit up to a maximum of €300,Euros secures your reservation with the balance to be paid on arrival, in Euros. Deposit may be by cheque in UK pounds for UK based guests otherwise by bank transfer in Euros.
Deposits are not returnable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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