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|Type of object:||vacation rental|
|Living area:||140 m2|
|Number of rooms:||8|
|Number of of sleeping accomodations (beds):||6|
|number of bathrooms:||2|
"Casa de los Cardos" is a beautiful private Villa that sleeps six people & has a lovely private swimming pool.Set in a lovely mature garden with different areas to relax & enjoy the sun, a beer, & BBQ, including a shady terrace. If you want a place to enjoy the peaceful countryside, scenic roads, visit interesting places, for children too, or get down to the beach, then this is the place. Also ideal for hikers, cyclists & bird watchers as our Villa nestles in the foothills of the majestic El Torcal mountains. Situated with easy access to explore the historic towns of Seville, Cordoba, Granada & Ronda.It is located off the old Malaga to Antequera road, in a small hamlet called Fuente Amarga off a tarmac road, is very private with beautiful views. The Villa has been fully refurbished in 2008, & has air conditioning asa well as a log burning stove & radiators in all bedrooms & bathrooms. Two of the double bedrooms have patio doors leading to the pool for that romantic night time swim.
town and location of object
Directions from Malaga Airport to Fuente Amarga
When leaving the airport follow the signs for Malaga and Cadiz and after you go round the first roundabout, the overhead blue signs show the left hand lane for Malaga and the right hand lane for Cadiz, both leading to the A7 (formerly N340).
• Take the left hand lane for Malaga, up over the bridge and loop round to join the main road into the city.
• After that, you will very quickly see overhead a blue sign over the right hand lane for Motril and Antequera. The centre and left hand lanes have an overhead white sign for “Centro”. Take the right hand lane and loop round to join the A7 (N340).
• You will very soon see an overhead blue sign over the right hand lane for Cartama, Universidad and Parque Technologico. (A357)
• Stay in that right hand lane which, opposite a large modernistic building on your left (the Palacio de Ferias), becomes a slip road that immediately splits into two roads. The 2 right hand lanes have an overhead white sign for “Centro”.
• Take the left hand lane with the signs for Cartama, Parque Technologico, Palacio de Ferias and loop round to the right to join the A357, which you will have just passed underneath!
• Stay on the A357 for several kilometres going past University buildings on your right and an industrial estate on your left.
• There are extensive new roadworks along this stretch and you will pass through barriers and under new curving flyovers for the new northern ring road. Continue past the exit 65 on your right to Parque Cementario immediately followed by a large CEPSA petrol station on your right.
• You will then see a delapidated Monastery looking building ahead of you to the right of the road and a sign to the right hand slip lane for Campanillas and Mercamalaga.
• Take the exit to Campanillas at exit 64 just before the old building and loop round to a “T” junction. Turn left to Campanillas and you will almost immediately see very large red lettering on buildings on your right saying “FAMADESA”. Turn right here at the “Alcalde” “Autoservicio Mayorista”building which you will leave on your left and immediately turn left at the roundabout in front of the second “FAMADESA” sign.
• This takes you through “Huertacilla Mañas” on the outskirts of Campanillas and you stay on this road as it winds through the village and then the orange groves, past a scrap metal merchants and more orange groves until you come to a single file bridge over a dry riverbed.
• Cross over the bridge and after about a kilometre you will come to a small village “Los Nunez” where the road forks. Take the right hand fork where there is a road sign “Almogia 9”. Follow this road as it winds up into the mountains for another 7 kilometres when you will come through a cut at the crest of a hill to be confronted with a magnificent view of the Torcal mountains straight ahead and the white town of Almogia clinging to the hillside on your left.
• Proceed down the hill to a junction where there is a signpost to the left saying “2 Almogia”. Take the left turn to Almogia.
• Follow the road through Almogia (do not turn off into the town itself).
• Follow the same road for another 10 kilometres, past signs for “Los Prados” to the right, and “El Curato” and “Monterroso” to the left and at almost 10 kilometres from Almogia you will look down a valley to your left and see a collection of houses nestling in the valley below you. Just ahead you will find a turning to your left by a ruin of a cottage with a sign in front of it pointing to the left indicating “FUENTE AMARGA”.( If you pass a sign saying Pastelero you have gone too far).
• Turn left here and wind your way down the hill for a kilometre and a half. You will find “Casa de los Cardos” as the ninth house on your right going down the hill. It is number 18 Anderton, with black wrought iron gates.
• WELCOME! YOU HAVE ARRIVED!
Almogia , Málaga , Andalusia , Spain
This small town of ALMOGIA is rightly proud of its name. It derives from the Moorish al-megia or al-mexía, 'the pretty one', a reference to its position in the foothills of the Sierra del Hacho, in the shadow of the Santi Petri peak.
There was very probably a settlement here since Roman times, as the presence of a Roman road nearby attests. The town we see was settled by Moors, and during the revolt against Córdoba's Omeyas caliphate by Omar ben Hafsún in the 11th century Almogía was fortified as an outpost of Hafsún's castle at Bobastro, near the El Chorro gorge. During the wars of the Reconquest, Almogía was also used as a prison for Christian captives, and fell to the Christians only late in the Reconquest - 1487, just five years before the decisive fall of Grenada in 1492. Many of the 'Moriscos' - "those allowed to remain" - were involved in the unsuccessful Moorish uprising of 1570, and reprisals were harsh, leading to a drastic depopulation of the area. The castle was captured by the French in the 19th century War of Independence, and deliberately destroyed prior to their ousting. Today, only one of the original seven towers remains, the Torre de la Vela, possibly named after the tower in the Alhambra whose bell tolled the time for the surrounding countryside.
Almogía is known as "the cradle of the Verdiales", the rich local style of flamenco based on a country variant of fandango, itself probably based on Arabic musical forms. Almogía hosts an important Verdiales festival every first week in August.
Its hilly setting makes Almogía an ideal base for arboreal agriculture such as cork, olives and almonds, as well as crafts employing esparto grass. The village's worker cooperatives are famous for their hats, which were worn by Spanish soldiers during the Cuban wars of the 19th century. Almogía also has a reputation for fine saddlemaking.
The castle, known as the Hins-Xan-Biter (Sancti-Petri, after the mountain) is the most prominent structure in Almogia, although most of it is in ruins. The town's most remarkable church is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, built over the ruins of a Moorish mosque deliberately destroyed after the Reconquest. It was designed by Diego de Vergara in 1552 for the Bishop of Málaga. Despite the destruction of the original mosque, an impressive coffered mudéjar ceiling covers the central nave. The church boasts numerous 18th century religious icons, as well as a portrait of the hermit, Saint Paul.
The second most important religious structure in the town is the Ermita del Sagrado Corazón (sacred heart), located in the upper part of the town. The building we see today was built in the 18th century and has a small choir and bell tower, originally used by nuns living in an adjoining convent that was demolished in the 19th century. The town also has a shrine of Christ the Saint on the cross in calle Santo Cristo, the only surviving example of no less than fourteen that were erected around the town.
Just outside the town, the Lavadero de Noria, its former municipal wash house, on calle Juan Carlos 1, was still in use as late as 1990. It consists of no less than thirty earthenware basins on a stone base, originally fed by water raised by waterwheel. Further outside the town, at the Venta del Fraile, is a minor archaeological site where prehistoric paintings and artefacts were discovered.
Almogía has a number of important annual festivals. After the February carnaval, Semana Santa at Easter reaches a peak on the Thursday and Friday of Holy Week, when the 'Burial of Christ' procession takes place and most townsfolk dress in black. On May 15, the romeria (procession) of San Isidro, patron saint of farmers, gives everyone an excuse to travel out into the countryside for a picnic. The August Verdiales festival also coincides with the Trilla, or threshing competition. There are three classifications in this competition among threshers and the best way to separate wheat from chaff, including threshing on a board, and threshing with a roller. There is also a threshing song celebration. The most celebrated Almogía dish is Chanfaina, kid goat with almonds, but there are also many local specialities using pork.
Almogia has many authentic Tapas Bars & Restuarants, banks & shops.
The municipal tourist office is at the town hall, in Plaza de la Constitución, Tel: 952 430 025.
arrival and distances
Distance to next airport: Malaga
- 40 km
Distance to next railway station: Antequera
- 20 km
Distance to next Shop: 5 km
Sport facilities nearby
fishing, climbing, biking, golf, mountain biking, horse riding, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, diving, Tennis, hiking,
Type of holiday
- relaxation holiday
- family holiday
- golf holiday
- cultural and sightseeing holiday
- romantic holiday
- hiking holiday
Total number of sleeping facilities: 3
bathrooms and WCs
number of bathrooms: 2
- 2 bathrooms with shower
- 2 seperate WC(s)
External facilities of object
- car Parking
Internal facilities of object
Machines and equipment
- bed linen provided
- towels provided
- washing machine
- baby's high chair
- garden chair
- 4 ring stove
- long term rental possible
- pets not allowed
- seniors suitable for
- children welcome
- handicapped not suitable
The small village of Pastelero is a 5 minute drive away & has two bars serving food & a bread shop. However Vva de la Concepcion is 5km away & is a typical Spanish Village with beatiful orange trees & many tapas bars, restaurants, Banks & supermarkets. The historic town of Antequera is 30 minutes drive through the stunning El Torcal National Park. Here you will find many places of interest including a fab golf course. Horseriding & Quad biking located nearby..details in Welcome Pack.
Minimum rental: 450 Euro per object per week
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