Triana - is a small quiet village with whitewashed houses at an altitude of approx 100 metres. A dry river bed runs to the south of the village, ideal for cycling or walking. There is a new community pool and playground and a small local shop serving everything you need, a pharmacia and 2 spanish bars.
Velez-Malaga - is a typically spanish town only 10 minutes drive away and is well worth a visit just to see the old church on the top of hill. It hosts a couple of lively fiestas each year including a romeria in June and a town fair with concerts during July. It has everything you need from farmers markets, a water park AquaVelis (June-Sept), modern shopping mall and large hypermarket Eroski. There is also ten pin bowling, cinema's, several restaurants and coffee shops, all just 10 minutes drive away.
Torre del Mar - this is the nearest beach resort just 4kms away (15 mins drive). It isn't crowded even in high season, ideal for long walks along the attractive and lively 3km long promenade. During summer there are outdoor concerts, market stalls and fair rides for the kids. There are a variety of water sports on the beach as well restaurants serving locally caught fish, bars and shops.
About the region
Southern Spain and Costa del Sol has a lovely warm climate all year round. The villa has excellent road and motorway links and is therefore a very good starting point for those wishing to explore more of the region. There are plenty of traditional Spanish 'white villages' within easy reach with beautiful countryside and stunning views. The area belongs to the La Axarquía, a region of contrast, from the snow-capped mountains in Sierra Nevada down to the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol and vibrant area of Malaga. Only 10 minutes inland you'll find the stunning Lake Viñuela where you can fish, swim, sail, walk or just relax and take in the stunning views from the two restaurants overlooking the lake, a must visit! There are many beautiful towns and villages nearby like Nerja and Frigiliana with its famous cave and lovely cove beaches only 20 mins away. The Sierra Nevada National Park & mountain range is just a 90 minute drive. Over 1 million people visit the ski resort every year and can vouch for it's high standard of ski facilities. Don't miss the wonders of Granada. It is one of the few provinces in the world with such a jam-packed and varied history and a must visit is the very famous Alhambra arab fortress-palace from the IX century. Towards the western coast is the exclusive & cosmopolitan town of Marbella only 1½ drive and the hotly disputed rock of Gibraltar. Whether you want to relax away from it all, try various activities or sight seeing this location really does have it all.
Nerja beach & Granada Alhambra arab palace
About the fishing - Lake Vinuela is a fantastic man made lake only 10 mins drive from the villa and is stocked with wild bass, carp, trout and catfish. The lake is fished by only a few locals so it's nice and peaceful. It has easy access by car right up to the lake edge with several areas around the lake to gain access. Within 3-4 hours in the morning you could easily bag a 200lb catch of common, and mirror carp averaging between 2lb-15lb. The lake is also stocked with rainbow and brown trout and bass. Most of the fishing is from the shore where you are accompanied by ducks and terrapins of all sizes watching you. The banks leading down to the waters edge are child friendly in most of the fishing spots and the water is crystal clear. This really is an ideal place to teach your kids how to fish. Available to use free at the villa are some rods and a reels. For the more experienced fisherman, I would recommend you take your own kit. About an hour further on from this lake is another larger lake with good access by car. A fishing licence is required.
Rental rates for 2014 (changeover days flexible)
Period from and to 7 nights / Weekly rate
7 nights in Nov, Dec, Jan = £299 per week
EXCLUDING Xmas and New Year
Please enquire for other dates/prices 07884448671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to book: A 20% booking deposit is payable now to secure your dates. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival, plus a breakages deposit of £80 which is refunded when you return home. If the booking is less than 8 weeks before arrival, the full balance is payable. Cancellation fees also apply, please enquire.
Flights To: MALAGA AIRPORT (40 mins drive) : Ryanair, Easyjet, Monarch, Flybe, British Airways, Thomsonfly, Jet2.com.
Or to: GRANADA AIRPORT (90 mins drive) : Ryanair.