Country House, Almogia
This eco friendly cortijo is situated on the top of one of the hundreds of Andalucian hills wich are covered with Almond and Olive trees. The breathtaking views and silence are the main attractions. The owner told me that the extraordinary silence in nature invites the inner quiet. She has restored the 400 years old farm house to meet the modern standards with respect towards sustainability and ecology. Style is simple and light. There is a large living area with fireplace, library, media room, kitchen/dining area also with fireplace. There is a bedroom, bathroom and utility area. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a sitting area and again steps down to a room that could be changed into a spacious lounge, with kitchen. There is an enclosed patio with a pool (2×10 meters) A number of open sheltered terraces for entertainment and BBQ. Further a machinery room and workshop, garage and carport. There is mains water, electricity and telephone. The waste water is recycled for the irrigation of plants from the organic farmed vegetable garden. Outside are the solar panels for hot water. The house is heated with under floor heating. Everything on the house is restored and or reused to keep the authentic feeling of the original Cortijo. Malaga airport is only 20 minutes away. 30 minutes from Antequerra and near the Torcal Mountains which is famous as a geological wonder. This hill top paradise invites for long beautiful walks in the real Spain with unique historical white villages or simply staying around with other like minded friends.