Rustic Farmhouse

Nerja, Málaga
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£171 - £428
per night
£1300 - £3000
per week

A private villa beautifully flanked by gardens bursting with fruit. Here you'll find real Spanish character, style and a sun-trap terrace


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£171 - £428 per night

£1300 - £3000 per week

The Experience

A short hop from the coast. Wend your way up to El Monte Bajo – private and quiet, yet far from remote. Its sister, Al Ladino, is next door. Step onto the terrace: warm terracotta tiles and pathways lead to a beautifully kept garden with figs, lemons, bougainvillea. Skip down the steps into your cheerful kitchen to find homely knick-knacks and plenty of mod cons. The feel is one of real Spanish character, luxury and comfort.

You’ll find an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, sink and fridge and a lovely new shower here by the dreamy pool. Bedrooms are smart, white and modern with memory foam mattresses – a good night’s sleep guaranteed. Bathrooms are equally stylish: a sunken bathtub with garden views and a mosaic of natural stone take centre stage. Your welcome basket is generous, and brims with seasonal fruit, tuna, black bread, milk, red wine.

In cooler months the wood-burner will warm you and the pool can be heated.

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We think you'll love

  • The far-reaching beautiful views of mountains and down to the sea
  • Floating in the big pool with barbecue and outdoor prepping area just waiting for the sun to go down
  • Digging in to the very generous welcome pack - all you need for your first supper
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You should know

  • It won't be an easy place to stay if you can't manage different levels - everything is either uphill or down


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £171
Weekly price
from £1300
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1713 beds3 bedrooms


Special offer: We have availability for the weeks 28 September - 12 October 2024. Ask for details.

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


A beautiful sanctuary in the hills above Nerja. Farmhouse is tastefully decorated throughout and feels like a real home from home. We made good use of the pool, bbq and outside space, and enjoyed listening to the frogs chatter in their pond. The farmhouse is ideally situated for visiting surrounding areas of Grenada, Frigiliana and La Herradura. A car is useful for getting around though the teenagers managed the climb down the hill to the beach. Nerja itself is a lively market town with many restaurants and bars worth trying.

Rachel, London

This is a perfect place for larger families or groups who want privacy and quiet whilst soaking up the all-day sun, reading a book by the pool, pottering in the kitchen or lazing in bed and taking in the views. It's very well equipped, tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a self-catering stay.

Myles, Sawday's Inspector

When you open the entrance door of the walled house you enter a completely different world. A little paradise for us! An incredible garden and a house you can only dream of. It is a pleasure from morning to evening. We even dare to say that you have to search a long time throughout Andalusia to match El Monte Bajo. It's a TOPPER! All the details approach perfection, from the house, the garden to the pool… too many to mention, even the toilet paper is branded. Danny will help you with all the tips before arriving and during your stay so that everything runs smoothly. Muchas Gracias Danny!

Brigitte, Belgium

Another Sawday's gem! Amazing place with every comfort necessary to enjoy the beautiful house & garden. Stunning views of the mountains and sea; the garden is very well kept, with a wonderful pool area, lots of space to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Danny kept in touch by WhatsApp / email before, during & after the visit. Very highly recommended - we hope to return soon!

Nick, Madrid

An absolutely beautiful & stunning villa & garden. Clean, spacious beautifully furnished. The views of the mountains and sea are breathtaking. The garden is a delight with a generous pool & lots of space & many, many options to sit in sun or shade. We spent far more time at the villa than we anticipated because it was so peaceful & relaxing. Danny kept in touch by email before, during & after the visit. Highly recommended.

Irene, Telford UK

'as good as the pics on the website are they still don't do the property justice’ we appreciate the fact you and Oscar are just a call or text away if we need anything. it's been a fantastic week here in beautiful surroundings, and not forgetting the fabulous food Toni prepared for us !!

Stuart, Glasgow

Just returned from another idyllic week here. Peace calm and tranquillity in a sheltered garden which has its own little micro-climate. Avocados, strawberries, custard apples and bananas all grow along with lemons oranges apricots figs and lots of salad and vegetables, all organically grown. The wildlife is constantly amazing with frogs toads Hawks squirrels stray pussycats with this time, a baby hedgehog sheltering in the cats bowl too! Words are insufficient to explain our delight at staying here again. We just know we are really lucky to have found it! Plus really caring owners. Delightful!

Jan, London

A magnificent villa full of charm with an exceptional garden and excellent views. Set 3/4 of a mile up a hill, it is an ideal for a 'get away from it all' holiday yet easily close enough to the heart of Nerja (2 miles approx) and its beaches, if a more lively experience is required.

Alex, gloucester

Beyond the unassuming metal door set into a stone wall lies the enchanting finca that is El Monte Bajo. From the top of the steps that lead down to the covered terrace the view of the tropical garden, Nerja nestling in the valley, the sea and the Almijara mountain range is absolutely stunning. Once inside and from every viewpoint the property oozes rustic charm and character. This is an idyllic retreat that has been created with great care and affection, combining authentic Andalucian materials with ultra modern facilities. All in all this is a very special place. We look forward to returning.

Eric, Newton Solney, South Derbyshire

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The neighbourhood

Wander the wonderful selection of fruit trees, including mangoes. You could walk down to the beach (uphill on the way back) as it's only 2kms. Head out for excellent walks in the nearby sierras, or visit Granada's Alhambra (just over an hour's drive) and the beautiful town of Frigiliana - once voted prettiest village in Spain. At the beach you'll find a little beach bar called Chiringuito Cacola.

Local points of interest from Dan Bowers

  • Safe bathing and a choice of half a dozen charming beaches & coves
  • Historic cities such as Sevilla & Granada within an hour or two drive. Local white washed villages close at hand such as Frigiliana, consistently voted one of the most beautiful pueblos in Spain
  • Shopping in Malaga, 45 minutes away, water sports , bicycle hire & tennis all available locally.
  • Visit 'Las Cuevas de Nerja' - the Caves of Nerja, an enchanting force of nature, it's cool below in summer at around 21c
  • Registration no. with the Andalucia regional government VFT/MA/16876


Dan Bowers

Danny happened across El Monte Bajo and Al Ladino more than 20 years ago and loved them for their unspoilt views, tranquility, clean fresh air and positive energy. Since buying the houses he's been rebuilding and improving them, all whilst working to preserve their old-world Spanish character. José Antonio is the caretaker and the local contact during your stay, on hand for anything.