Detached Villa for sale in Tolox
- Built160 m2
- Plot10000 m2
VIEWS, TRANQUILITY, VIEWS
If living of grid in the most fantastic peaceful location is for you then so is this property. Located in the hills above Tolox this casa is an amazing ´retreat´ the energy on this mountain is very special.
The house feels very special with high ceilings and open plan living, its a great place to chill and unwind. There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Come, look and fall in love.
The charming white village of Tolox lies against the steep hills of the Sierra de las Nieves, at the end of a side road from the C-344 Málaga-Ronda. It offers beautiful views of the vast rolling countryside below and impressive high mountain peaks above. Tolox is quietly famous for its SPA-waters and one of the gateways to national park Sierra de las Nieves.
The Tolox SPA (Fuente Amargosa Health Spa) attracts large numbers of pilgrims and SPA-visitors that stay in the area each year. Standing at the entrance to the spectacular nature reserve, the SPA makes use of the water which flows at the rate of 15.000 litres a day from the mountains. The water is said to work wonders with respiratory ailments due to a mild gas it gives off. Not only people benefit from the waters of Tolox, also avocado farms, vegetable plots and fruit trees packed with local fruits which are grown in the green valley, hidden between the hills, behind the village.
Besides the healing waters, the national park Sierra de las Nieves, is a wild and stunning area for rural tourists to discover. The wildlife is impressive and views often breathtaking. Visitors are welcome, however the village of Tolox is not packed with shops and hungry salesman. You find a tiny but engaging municipal museum, there are of course local shops and (tapas) bars and a central town square.
Tolox is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the slow, peaceful pace of its Andalusian inhabitants. Don’t be surprised if you see an old man roaming the streets on its horse or donkey, this is part of the authentic and untouched lifestyle.
The village of Tolox is located an hour’s drive (60 km.) from the city of Málaga and the airport and the beaches of the Costa del Sol (Marbella) are a 50 minute (40 km.) drive away.
- Area Info: Yunquera Guide
Sublimely Fertile Land
Yunquera might be the most populated municipality in the Sierra de las Nieves area, but it still fiercely protects its traditional identity as a haven of secluded self-reliance. One of the most elevated towns in Málaga province, and nestling in the relatively isolated western part of Guadalhorce Valley, it offers a slightly cooler climate than other areas in the Costa del Sol mountain hinterland, a year-round relaxed ambience – and plenty of affordable property.
It is an epicentre for olive and citrus farmers and wine growers, thanks to its swathes of fertile terrain, so the ideal place to try your hand as a “Spanish” farmer on your newly-bought finca – or simply to savour the excellence of the locally grown produce if you have opted instead for a townhouse.
Yunquera is sublimely attractive, with magnificent views, verdant vegetation, sweeping mountains, and pristine white-washed buildings and cobbled streets. If you can handle the relative exclusion and slower pace of life, Yunquera could prove to be the perfect retirement or holiday home destination.
As you leave the village and enter the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park, you are surrounded by Spanish fir trees, undulating terrain, mountain ridges and dusty trails to isolated meadows.
Back in the town centre, at the foot of the Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church, several excellent dining establishments offer dishes prepared with sumptuous local ingredients.
Tapas and hearty stews – a remnant of the hardy winter months when, centuries ago, the village would be completely cut off from the outside world – are prime features of most menus, while local wines put the seal on a pleasant lunch or night out in the pastoral heart of highland Andalucía.
Another must-visit town bordering the eastern border of the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park is Tolox, which is home to the soothing waters and thermal steam of the Fuente Amargosa spa, said to have excellent recuperative qualities for people suffering from respiratory and allergic afflictions.