Castillejos is a small hamlet of Arabic origin nestling against the backdrop of the Axarquía hills, overlooking olive and almond groves down to Lake Viñuela and the Sierra de Tejeda beyond. This tranquil area still remains unspoilt by commercial tourism, yet it is less than an hour’s drive to Málaga and twenty minutes to the coast at Torre del Mar.
The hamlet comprises just twelve houses, and these six properties are all unique, having been tastefully restored and modernised over the last few years by the English owner (who also lives in the hamlet) keeping many of the original features. All the properties are furnished in a rustic style, with white-washed walls and comfortable built-in cushion seating in bright colours. Inside the houses there are often steps between rooms on both ground and first floor levels (as far as possible, these are mentioned in the house descriptions), and in three of them the staircases are open on one side. All the properties have either their own garden, terrace or balcony, and in addition there is a large communal swimming pool surrounded by an attractive balustrade, with gardens and terraces overlooking the lake and mountains.
#1 • 2 Bedrooms • Sleeps: 4
Ground Floor: open-plan kitchen/dining room separated by bar top; two steps down to living room with french windows to terrace.
1st Floor: (via open-sided stairs): 2 twin bedrooms; shower room/WC.
#2 • 4 Bedrooms • Sleeps: 8
Ground Floor: living room with fireplace (feature only); one step down to dining room; shower room/WC; one step down to kitchen with french windows to terrace; twin bedroom.
1st Floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twins, 1 double; shower room/WC. Terrace.
#3 • 3 Bedrooms • Sleeps: 6/7
Ground Floor: kitchen; three steps up to dining room; three steps down to living room with built-in cushion seating (sleeping 7th person) and door to terrace; twin bedroom with ensuite shower room/WC.
1st Floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin; two steps down to shower room/WC. Roof terrace.
#4 • 3 Bedrooms • Sleeps: 6
Ground Floor: open-plan hall/living room; two steps down to open-plan kitchen/dining room with wood-burner and doors to patio; twin bedroom with basin.
1st Floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 large double, 1 twin, each with doors to terrace; shower room/WC.
All Properties Have: shared swimming pool (12 x 5m; 0.5 - 2m deep). Mobile heaters available. Laundry facilities available (small charge). Cot hire available. Parking facilities. Terrace and pool furniture.
Location: restaurant at Camping de Viñuela (open all year). 1.5 km S of Los Romanos (2 shops, 2 bars). 5 km from Viñuela (supermarket). 17 km NW of Torre del Mar (all facilities, beach). 60 km (approx. 1 hr) NE of Málaga (all facilities, airport).