5 bedroom renovated farmhouse with fabulous private pool in the mountains
This traditional 100 year old farmhouse is situated inland, in the Axarquia area of Malaga province, Andalucia. Finca El Toril has been renovated imaginatively in a rustic yet modern style. The property faces south and sits in a commanding position overlooking Lake Vinuela. The tranquil ( and we mean tranquil! ) location features a fabulous 9m x 4m private salt-water pool with a large sunbathing area, a shaded summer terrace with dining for 12 & a built in BBQ – guests say we have ‘the best views in Axarquia’.
The cool, light, spacious house has 5 double, air conditioned bedrooms and 3 lovely shower rooms. All 5 bedrooms are now air conditioned for extra comfort in the summer months. A comfortable home from home for up to 12 guests. There is a large family kitchen/diner and a luxurious sitting room with satellite TV and south facing views. The mature gardens and vine covered terraces that surround the property offer many places to relax and unwind in or out of the sun. Play table tennis, darts or boules.
We keep our own hens so guests can enjoy fresh eggs.
Registration Number: VTAR/MA/01501
Kitchen: Well equipped kitchen, 4 ring gas stove, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Kettle, toaster, Coffee maker, plenty of utensils, Washing Machine and Dishwasher.
Dining area: Open plan dining area with large table and chairs.
Lounge: Spacious Living area with comfy sofas, TV with English channels, DVD player, wi-fi, patio doors to front of property. Books and games. MP3 dock.
Bedroom 1: with high beamed ceiling, antique windows and French doors and four- poster double bed. Views to Lake Vinuela.
Bedroom 2: with high ceiling, double bed and pebbled wet room en-suite.
Bedroom 3: with double bed, French doors to Andalucian courtyard which in turn leads to the roof terrace.
Bedroom 4: with double bed, single bed and large en-suite with a walk in shower.
Bedroom 5: with funky mezzanine single wooden bed plus one other single bed.
All bedrooms have air-con
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
At the front of the house, outside the kitchen/diner is a wonderfully scented terrace covered in vines, jasmine and bougainvillea. Perfect for al fresco dining, bird-watching and sunsets . Poolside there is even more space – both lawn and terracing – in shade and sun, with panoramic views of mountains, lake and sea. The pool is salt water ( no nasty chemicals). There is an outdoor fridge, sink and BBQ, plus plenty of seating for all 12 of you. Don’t forget the Andalucian style courtyard which leads to the roof terrace which has fabulous 360 views! At night the pool can be lit for those who enjoy swimming under the stars – and wow, what stars! There is also an outdoor table tennis table, & darts board plus lawn badminton & boules.
A stay Finca El Toril will give you a taste of old rural Spain. As well as the breathtaking views, you will hear and see abundant wildlife – a paradise for bird spotters. Remember to look out for chameleons, lizards and snakes. 10 minutes drive away is Alcaucin- a pretty village situated on the lower western slope of La Maroma in the Sierra Tejeda mountain range. Here you will find a few small supermarkets, and three or four great bars. On Saturday morning there is a local market in the village selling great fruit and veg. The village layout is typically Moorish; the name Alcaucin is derived from the Arabic Al-Cautin (arches). An 18th century parish church, Nuestra Senora del Rosario, stands in the village square, next to the town hall (ayuntiamento).
From the village you can drive into the Parque Natural of the Sierra Tejeda.
|Name of Rental Period||Start Date||End Date||Weekly Rate||Minimum Nights|
|Summer 1||25th May||28th June||2,200€||7
|Summer 2||29th June||6th September||2,500€||7
Above prices are for 10 guests.
€105 per wk per extra person ( up to 12 max )
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We spent two weeks at El Toril last Summer 2018 and absolutely loved it. Fantastic house with loads of space, beautiful gardens and pool......and chickens ! Absolutely loved it.
We chose Finca El Toril as our venue for a large family gathering in 2018 and couldn't have been more delighted with our choice. It is a simply stunning location with incredible views and a real sense of privacy. The decor throughout the finca is beautiful - all rooms are incredibly comfortable and offer a sense of peace, with cool quirky little design details that add genuine character and charm. The outside is as amazing as the inside - with great spots to sit and dine as a group, and numerous nooks and hideaways to discover around the grounds to have a moment of quiet and calm. We all absolutely loved the pool and had difficulty getting our daughter out of it!
We had loads of fun exploring the surrounding villages - such amazing architecture, landscapes and tapas!
This truly was the perfect place to catch up as a group, but also to relax and unwind as individuals. All our family members (even the old ones who are notoriously difficult to please) thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We didn't want to leave.