Set in glorious mountain scenery around 20 kilometres inland from the Costa del Sol’s sandy beaches, this wonderful property offers the best of all worlds. An attractive, contemporary villa with five beautiful bedrooms, a lovely pool and wonderful roof terraces, it’s a fabulous choice for anyone looking to enjoy another side to enchanting Andalucia.
A breathtaking mountain setting such as this, so close to the fabulous beaches and golf courses of the Costa del Sol yet outside its more populated districts, is hard to resist. The magical views get better and better as you climb upwards from the coast through vineyards, olive and almond groves. Amongst them, standing on the hillside between the iconic whitewashed towns of Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta, sits the wonderful Villa Los Nisperos de Paco, a gem of a property that’s a perfect base for exploring this delightful region.
Newly built and equipped with ultramodern fittings throughout, this striking contemporary villa has been designed to maximise the panoramic views from each of its three floors with huge, full-height patio doors and stunning rooftop terraces.
At the front is a pretty, lawned garden, planted with a variety of palms and grasses that provide privacy while blending in with the natural surroundings. At its heart is a beautiful pool with an inviting separate whirlpool.
The interior is cool and minimalist yet far from clinical, with honey-coloured limestone floors and crisp white walls softened by patterned Moroccan rugs, brightly coloured cushions and carefully chosen pieces of art.
The open plan lounge is bright and airy and has a comfy L-shaped sofa, fireplace, TV and DVD player as well as a fabulously long, refectory-style table with seating for ten – the perfect setting for a lively family feast. The sleek, monochrome kitchen is well-equipped and fully fitted, complete with breakfast bar and stools. At the back of the house is an outdoor barbecue kitchen with a shaded dining suite for more laid-back, alfresco mealtimes.
The bedrooms are simply but elegantly furnished, decorated in pristine white and accessorised with splashes of flamboyant colour. Two are located on the ground floor, along with a bathroom and a shower room, while on the first floor are a twin room with separate bathroom and the magnificent master suite. This gorgeous room is flooded with light, its floor-to-ceiling windows appearing to melt away into the stunning mountain landscape. An en suite shower room, with elegant marble fittings and curvy twin basins, completes the stylish picture.
A further en suite bedroom is found on the second floor, accessed from a first floor terrace up a delightful spiral staircase. This wonderful Arabic-style roof terrace is furnished with traditional Moroccan banquets laden with cushions and is an idyllic spot for after-dinner star-gazing or admiring the sunset.
Andalucia’s ancient pueblos blancos (white towns) are rightly known for their dazzling white architecture, quaint cobbled streets and shady plazas and Canillas de Albaida and Competa are no exception. These pretty villages offer an array of cafés, restaurants and shops and are easily accessible from the villa. The adjacent Sierra de Tejeda is a national park famed for its superb walking trails, cycle routes and wildlife spotting, while the villa is still only half an hour’s drive from the sea should you crave a little sand between your toes.
- Beautiful modern villa with Moroccan-inspired touches
- Breathtaking mountain setting with fabulous views
- Peaceful countryside location
- Lovely pool, whirlpool and gardens
- Superb rooftop terraces
- Attractive, contemporary bedrooms and bathrooms
- Barbecue kitchen and outdoor dining facilities
- Free Wi-Fi and air conditioning
- Close to villages, national park and only 30 minutes’ drive from beaches