Rustic Cottage

Nerja, Málaga

An open-plan kitchen, sunny terrace and fruitful gardens shine at this private hillside villa. From here, it’s easy to ski, swim or sunbathe


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A hop from the coast. Wend your way up, past manicured villas to Al Ladino – private and quiet, yet far from remote. Its sister, El Monte Bajo, is next door. Your open-plan kitchen/living room has a rustic, communal feel; wood abounds and there’s a lovely old estufa (stove) for that early morning cuppa. A tiny window, complete with its original old grille, adds character. The kitchen is the hub of the house, so cooks won’t feel out of the loop when everyone else is relaxing. Bedrooms are unfussy and comfortable, with good linen, and one is off the sunny terrace – just outside; bathrooms are simple with good towels and soaps. Your welcome basket brims with seasonal fruit, tuna in olive oil, black bread, orange juice, cava… When you’ve devoured a sumptuous dinner (a cook can be arranged for a slap-up meal) and had a good night’s sleep, there’s plenty to get stuck into nearby: visit the pretty town of Frigiliana, go skiing in the Sierra Nevada (an hour’s drive). The beach – El Playazo – is just two kilometres away, so you really can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon at certain times of the year! Ts&Cs are strict so do be sure to check when booking.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: I have dates available up to 13 December at a reduced rate for Sawdays visitors and anyone who works in healthcare or care services. Also available some weeks up to 15 January.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1142 beds2 bedrooms


We had a lovely week in the cottage it is ideal for a self catering holiday everything you need is provided. The view from the cottage is beautiful, it is very private. Danny provides all the information you require which was very helpful. We would recommend Al Ladino.

Margaret, West Yorkshire

The description of El Ladino as a “Rustic Cottage” doesn’t seem generous enough. It is such a lovely, beautifully decorated, traditional house with a spectacular view down the hill to Nerja. Our two children loved the swimming pool and adopted the two local cats for the duration of our stay. Many thanks to Danny for providing so much useful information including great restaurants. We also had a peek at Danny’s much larger house next door which is lovely with a beautiful garden, pool and ponds complete with frogs and dragon flies.

Hester, Brighton

Myself, husband and two kids stayed at Danny’s enchanting cottage for a week. The photos on the website fall short of how lovely the property and view are. It was a very relaxing, tranquil location while only a short drive/cycle from the centre of Nerja. The property is well equipped and pretty with everything you could need for a self catering break. When we arrived a fabulous basket of local produce was waiting for us with wild flowers dispersed around the cottage. Danny was also very helpful on local knowledge and restaurants which is always nice. I’d definitely recommend this cottage.

Anita, Dublin

We visited this beautiful cottage for the first time this summer with my two young sons. When we arrived we were blown away by how beautiful and rustic it was and how well kept and furnished inside and out. So much love and care to detail has gone into making this gorgeous property perfect for any one staying. Me and my family had the most wonderful week here. It is lovely and quiet and looks out onto breath taking scenery . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return one day.

Claire, London

Our visit this year was our third. The improvements and renovations are outstanding! We already adored the place, but now it is even better, the higher ceilings in particular help to keep the cottage cooler inside, very pleasant. If you are looking for a very private and quiet sanctuary, one where you can totally relax, then this is the place to stay. Beautifully clean, both inside and out. Amazing views from the patio towards Nerja and the sea. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Linda, Torphins

Wow! What a gem of a find! Moments after our arrival and we were already planning our return visit... Danny was so helpful with preparations before we arrived, from excellent directions to organising 'supplies'... Nothing was too much trouble to him... The villa is just beautiful. It has an authentic yet modern decor, which gives it a super luxurious and classy feel. And a quiet and idyllic mountain setting with stunning views out towards the sea. And just a short cab ride away... the lively, bustling town centre of Nerja on your door step. What more could you want? It's just superb...

Tracy, Kings Lynn

My Husband and I booked this a special treat for our anniversary and I must say we were not disappointed. From the initial contact with Danny who could not have been more helpful to staying at the cottage. The cottage interior is very impressive and clean. When we arrived we were treated to a lovely welcome pack which meant we didn't have to run out right away and get supplies. I loved the open plan layout. The outside space were we spent most of our time has a lovely pool area which is not overlooked in any way. I would definitely recommend this cottage and hopefully we will return very soon.


We were fortunate to be the first to experience the recently renovated and remodelled Al Ladino. The open plan living/dining and kitchen area with a wood burning fire as a focal point is immediately impressive and provides the definitive WOW factor. Equally impressive are the two double bedrooms with their ultra chic en-suite facilities. The outside pool and seating areas are inviting, especially in the evening where the spectacular lighting around the property creates a delightful ambience. This rustic casita is a very special place indeed and we look forward to returning to this little gem.

Eric, Newton Solney, South Derbyshire

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Dan Bowers

  • 3km down the beach from the former fishing village of Nerja, this rustic cottage has the most privileged location, the ultimate in tranquility, 'vivir en un estado perpetual de paz & tranquilidad'
  • Be close to nature where only only the birds tweet, gasp at heartstopping unbroken views over the sea & mountains
  • Visit the white washed mountain village of Frigiliana, Nerja's 'Balcon de Europa' a proud tree lined 'paseo' which stretches out of town providing spectacular views out to sea
  • Enjoy a wide range of restaurants serving authentic local dishes, fresh local fish & a multitude of international cuisines
  • Explore 'Las Cuevas De Nerja', the Caves of Nerja, an extraordinary force of nature, discovered just over 50 years ago by three local schoolboys while at play. 40 minutes from Malaga, Granada is an hour to the east & Seville two hours inland
  • Registration no. with the Andalucia regional government CTC-2017149624