Anunciada desde 29 ago 2014
Línguas faladas Inglês, Francês, Espanhol
About the area
The property is situated in the small hillside village of La Atalaya, It is ideal for year-round holidays and is within a short walking distance of two grocery shops, two bars and a bakery. It is only a few minutes’ drive from Villanueva de Algaidas, with a good range of shops, bars and medical facilities. It is situated virtually in the middle of Andalucia and most important destinations in the region can be reached easily within a drive of one to one and a half hours.
El Balcon del Olivar has its own private swimming pool and terrace with virtually guaranteed sunshine. It is also half an hour’s drive from Lake Iznajar with plenty of swimming and boating opportunities and an easy hour’s drive to the Costa del Sol. Here there are many coastal attractions ideal for children such as Water parks at Velez-Malaga, Mijas, Torremolinos, Selwo marina/dolphinarium and Safari park, Tivoli theme park with rides, Fuengirola Zoo, Crocodile Park. etc.
Autumn and Winter
There are also many activities that are more agreeable to undertake in the cooler weather.
The centre of Andalucia is a birder’s Paradise. We are only an hour’s drive from the beautiful sierras, marshes and protected landscapes of Granada, which are home to woodchat shrikes (Lanius senator), robins (Erithacus rubecula), northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus), fish eagles (Pandion haliaetus), red avadavats (Amandava amandava) or wood warblers (Phylloscopus sibilatrix), among many other wonderful birds.
If you love photography, there are endless opportunities to capture flora and fauna, amazing landscapes including the extraordinary rock formations of El Torcal near Antequera and unbeatable sun rises, stars and sunsets.
There are many local walks of varying degrees of difficulty, with moderate tracks and trails and for more serious walkers the gr7 (Gran Recorrido) footpath which crosses Andalucia and passes very close by and into Cordoba province which takes you through the beautiful and dramatic Sierras Subetica parque natural. The El Torcal- parque national,which lies south of Antequera, has remarkable limestone rock formations, abundant flora and fauna, walking trails and incredible views towards the Mediterranean.Approximately 50 minutes away is Fuente de Piedra with its huge lagoon and nature reserve. It is famous for hundreds of flamingo and at least 30 species of Aquatic birds. Approximately 40 minutes away is the Washington Irving route: follow the route taken by the 19th century traveller/writer from Seville to the Alhambra in Granada, described in his book 'The Tales of the Alhambra'.
The Ski resort of Sierra Nevada lies approx. 1 1/2 hours drive to the east, near Granada. Excellent facilities cater for all abilities, offering hire of all skiing equipment, including a dedicated snow-board area. Husky dog sledge rides and snow bikes are for hire. The resort is also a great favourite for walkers in winter and
Be guided by the experts
We have excellent contacts with specialist birding, photographic and walking tour organisers and can put you in touch with them so you can plan your visit in advance.
The great cities and towns of Andalucia
All the great cities and towns of Andalucia are within easy reach including Antequera, Cordoba, Malaga, Sevilla and Granada.
For year-round golf, Antequera Golf course,18 hole par 72, measuring 6,030 metres, with a total of ten lakes, was designed by Jose Maria Canizares and is situated approx. 650 meters above sea level. Set amidst superb mountain scenery. The first half of the course provides views over the Antequera plains, the second half is situated at the foot of the famous El Torcal mountains. The course lies approx 20 mins away. There is also a large choice of courses along the Costa del Sol within a 50 minute drive.
The world renowned Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal was born in nearby Villanueva de Algaidas and his Studio-Workshop in the village contains an important selection of his sculptures and his own library with more than 5000 books and a collection of his famous limited editions. We can arrange tours of the studio/workshop guided by members of his family.
Other activities for children
you will find a science park at Granada, a donkey sanctuary at Fuente de Piedra and a wolf park near Antequera.
Nearby Villanueva de Algaidas offers tapas bars and good shopping including three supermarkets, two pharmacies, 24 hour health centre etc. Antequera has a wide range of facilities. Locally you can get a good down to earth meal or range of tapas in a number of /barsterraces. There are some more sophisticated restaurants within easy reach such as the Caserio de San Benito which is located near Antequera by the junction to the Malaga motorway. (). It has a lovely dining room and terrace, an old church which is now a small museum and an open air museum of farm instruments.There are plenty of restaurants in Antequera and Archidona. It is just a matter of choosing what takes your fancy.
If you really want to splash out, the Hotel Bobadilla on the A-333 at Salinas-Villanueva de Tapia near Lorca is a luxurious hotel with three restaurants and is a reconstruction of a Moorish palace, with the reception is styled on the Mezquita in Cordoba.
How to get there
Malaga airport 50 mins. Granada airport 50 mins. Cordoba 1 hr. Seville 1 hr 45 mins. Granada 1 hr. Antiquera railway station 20 mins. Iznajar 20-25 mins. Car hire essential. Flights to Malaga with Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways, Thompson, Jet2, Norwegian Air and Monarch. British Airways also flies to Granada.
Villanueva de Algaidas (3 mins) is the nearest town. Antiquera is 20 mins; El Torcal, south of Antiquera, is 50 mins; El Chorro is 40 mins; Iznajar 20 mins; Sierra Nevada Ski resort 1 hr 30 mins. Well situated for easy motorway access to Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Malaga..
We offer a range of different tourist experiences suitgable foryear-round holidays.
We are in contact with experts who can organize specialized workshops as :
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|Notas adicionais:||For those who want to enjoy Andalucía with lovely tempetarures in th Autumn. Beautiful apartment in the heart of Andalucía with wonderful views over the olive groves.Many years the weather even allows to have a swim.|
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