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Entrance panorama
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Green lake in the morning
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Terrace & views
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Private beach
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Finca panorama
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El Arpa Finca Malaga
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Double room
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The garden
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Living room
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Andalusian style kitchen
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Blue lake inthe afternoon
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Lake views from kitchen
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Apartment terrace
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Front patio
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El Arpa Finca Malaga


The Lake District of MALAGA, Andalucia,


  One-off feature  
  Panoramic lake views from the apartment terrace. Even lake views from the bed! Amazing sunset views from the terrace every evening. Small private beach 100 metres from the apartment. Not a house in sight - completely secluded. No noise - only waves and birds to be heard. 100% pure nature between mountains and lakes. National park with spectacular scenery right outside the apartment door.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Apartment  
  Property Setting: Mountainous / Riverside / Waterfront / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Our beautiful rural farmhouse has been reformed and offers you a wonderful break in one of the most peaceful and unique areas in Andalucia next to the lake “Embalse de Guadalhorce” only 45 mins. from Málaga airport. Here you can enjoy the silence or challenge your body in the amazing surroundings. A true paradise for people who enjoy active life. El Arpa has holiday apartments for 2 people in a green area on a 50.000 sqm plot going down to the lake. Here you can enjoy life whether you choose to relax in the beautiful surroundings under the southern sun enjoying the peace - or if you prefer to use one of the many activities that nature offers you just outside the doors of the holiday apartments. An incredible opportunity to experience a unique holiday break in one of the most beautiful areas in the Malaga region. Come and experience the real Spain, breathing the clear and fresh air in the finest natural surroundings.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Our finca is located near Ardales and El Chorro, this area is a true Mecca for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, no matter what age. By the lake there are various restaurants and picnic sites as the area is a quite popular excursion spot. Here you have the option to do water sports such as kayak or canoeing. You can even fish in the lake, we have two fishing rods for your use. The neighbouring villages are Alora, Antequera, Pizzara, Bobadilla and Campillos. El Torcal is close by and spectacularly formed from limestone weathered over eons of time and its moon-like landscape makes it a "must see" attraction. By El Chorro you find the most overwhelming natural gorge, here an enormous rock has been divided as with an axe and the edge is very sharp and narrow, it is called La Garganta del Chorro; the throat of the spring.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: El Arpa is located in El Chorro, Antequera, Málaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain. It is only 45 minutes easy drive from Malaga´s international airport Pablo Picasso. With plenty of good flight connections from UK using British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair or Air Berlin just to mention some of them. We do recommend the use of a car during your stay, but it is possible to use the train and a taxi to get to the finca. The drive to El Arpa is very easy, to the right you will find the link with our dirrections from Malaga Airport. We do not recommend the use of GPS equipment because some of the roads around here are not on the maps. The ones using GPS on their way here tend to get lost...  
  Nearest airports: Malaga 68 km  
  Nearest train station: Bobadilla 20 km  
  Car Hire: Essential  
  Nearest restaurant: 4 restaurants by the old dam - 4 km from El Arpa  
  Nearest beach: 100 metres to private beach by lake  
  Nearest shop: Small shop on site. Supermarket 16 km.  
  Nearest market: Daily vegables market in Campillos, 16 km.  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Rikke & Michael
  Contact Phone No. +34951242529
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Birdwatching / Canoeing / Climbing / Cycling / Fishing / Horse Riding / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities Internet Access / Linen provided  
  Interior Details El Arpa offers relaxing holiday accommodation in 6 separate self-catering apartments - each for two persons - with a double or two single beds. The apartments are comfortably furnished and full of Spanish charm. All with a well-equipped kitchen with four-burner hob, frigde with freezer, table setting for four people and an equipped bathroom with shower. To make your arrival comfortable we provide you with a little welcome pack to make your first day easier. Every apartment has its own private entrance and in front a little patio or terrace with a barbecue to make your Spanish nights unforgettable. While enjoying the beautiful view over the lake you can make tasty grilled meat or vegetables on the barbecue not forgetting the taste of delicious Spanish wines. Just outside your apartment we have made a little herb garden and you are more than welcome to use a tuft of tasteful Rosemary or Oregano in your cooking.  
  Exterior Facilities Balcony / Garden / Parking / Terrace  
  Exterior Details El Arpa is an old Spanish farmhouse on a 50.000 square meter plot with direct access to a beautiful lake - the shore is just 50 metres from our land and 100 metres from the apartments. We have had it restored for you to enjoy your next holiday in peaceful surroundings. In our garden you find cosy places with sunchairs and benches to relax and enjoy the weather, whether you choose to be amoung the other guests or on your own, there is plenty of room for everyone. When the sun is shining and you need to cool down the tempting lake is just a short walk away with its fresh and clean water to swim in. The garden has lots of wild nature and typical Spanish vegetations suchs as olive trees, pines and almonds which will be in blossom from January to March with the most beautiful white and pink flowers. Beds of wild flowers and vigorous plants covers the whole plot.  
  Conditions of
Arrival and departure days are completely flexible.  
  Other Information Ideal for honeymoons / Other rental properties on site  
  What visitors have said about El Arpa Finca Malaga
"What a lovely place! Michael & Rikke are helpful and facilities are excellent. For naturalists, anglers, and walkers, THIS AREA IS PARADISE. peaceful and quiet. We booked to return next year as soon as we arrived home! WONDERFUL! (Weather in April like a warm summer's day in England)"
Sue & Mick Chadwick 

"Very enjoyable stay! We will be back hopefully for a bit longer. Thank you very much & will recommend you to our friends"
Christine & Tony Bayley 

"Just three nights spent at El Arpa - way too short. The perfect place to unwind, relax, do very little and rediscover nature. We enjoyed swimming in the lake. We enjoyed walking round El Arpa, seeing the horses and the paragliders. We appreciated the amazing views from our veranda. Thank you to Rikke & Michael for being the friendliest hosts ever!"
Jackie & Paul Freeman 

"Our stay at El Arpa was perfect, we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the wonderful views all around. The accomodation was cosy and had lots of character, and it was lovely to sit out in the evenings and enjoy the views. We would definitely return, it was a great base for climbing with several crags in walking distance."
Deborah & Niel Binns 

"El Arpa is a lovely place visit! The views are breath taking,the apartments are clean, well equipper, private and inviting and the weather is warm and sunny. We had a wondeful few days and would love to return again."
Louise Eddom & Samuel White 

"Thank you for a wonderful week - lovely walks, beautiful views and totally relaxing - we hope to be back and would definitely recommend your finca to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday who enjoys nature."
Janet & John Holding 

"We wanted to spend our holiday somewhere peaceful, beautiful and sunny and we were delighted to find that El Arpa is exactly that. This is an excellent place to explore Andalusia and a wonderful home to come back to at the end of the day. Thank you for a fantastic holiday!!!"
Simon & Eve Lee 

"Had a wonderful time here at our beautiful place, so relaxing, sad to be going home. Will be hack again most definitely!"
Roseanne & Jim Devine 

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