6 bedrooms (5 ensuite) - 1 with disabled facilities and 6 bathrooms / toilets
About Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith and family live close to the Campsie Fells in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Graeme Smith purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Graeme Smith chose Alcaucín
We fell in love with the area and wanted to be close to the spectacular Sierra Tejeda Natural Park. We bought the land in 2002 and then designed and built the villa from the ground up. It is spacious but unpretentious. We are very proud of our large selection of fruit trees.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the quiet, rural nature of the villa. The lovely quiet evenings often under clear sky. Sun during the day and stars at night. We like to walk into the village enjoying Vino and Tapas in very local Spanish bars taking in the stunning views.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful house, stunning location, perfect for a family gathering of all ages ( from 5 to 72) We all enjoyed our stay immensely. Would recommend without hesitation. Thank you.
Amazing from start to end. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Dear Professor Rane, thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Best wishes, Graeme
It is a wonderful villa in a spectacular place.
It was such an exciting arrival ! The directions good, the views breathtaking. The layout of garden and pool really beautiful, so marvellous to find loquat and lemons hanging ripe on the trees( and, I think carob? ) . There were 9 of us ranging from 7 to 72. The apportioning of rooms worked out fine. It was great to be able to walk (steep tho it was) into the village and eat out or explore. People were friendly and helpful. Mosquitoes not out in full force and the air felt good , as did the sunshine! We had a couple of trips out ,one to the astonishing Alhambra and also to the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it, many thanks.
Thank you and your family/friends Julia for being such fine guests.
We aim to upgrade the property every year and we hope to see you back soon.
Your review is exciting for us as we can’t wait to go back ourselves in September. Sept and Oct are our favorite months. Best wishes, Graeme
Fantastic Xmas 2017 stay
We have stayed at this splendid villa before but never at Christmas and New year. It was great and we were pleasantly surprised and how many sunny days we had. Nighttime can be cool but there is a wonderful Spanish style open fire which is really cosy - and heats the whole villa if needed.
The sheer size of the villa and the grounds is impressive. Its always possible to find a quiet moment somewhere either in the villa or garden. The rooms are large and spacious and even with a full house it never feels cramped.
The main road finishes in the village of Alcaucin so no car noise and the villa is beautifully quiet - especially at night. Its easy driving here with very little traffic. Being next to the national park the air quality is exceptional which is very appealing as we love a healthy lifestyle.
There is a great circular walk that brings you back to the villa in about 45 mins - the views and air are great. The walk will certainly get your heart pumping.
The villa has a great internet connection and a huge flat screen TV.
At night standing on the balcony or patio with the lights off the night time vista of stars on a clear night is awesome.
If you are looking for night life, loud music and the bright lights the villa may not be your best choice. This is very much the real Andalusian Spain and within very easy reach of Malaga airport. A hire car is a must.
We are delighted you enjoyed your Festive season visit to our villa. Its surprising how pleasant the temperatures can be in Andalusia at this time of the year. Lots of Sun too. Hopefully you will visit again soon.
The villa was fantastic, very spacious, clean and well equipped.
The villa was excellent. It was clean, spacious and well equipped. The pool was a very good size and the kids loved it. The location was really good and the views were spectacular.
The village of Alcaucin is really authentic.
Overall a very relaxing holiday. I would recommend to anyone who wants a really relaxing holiday.
Not an area of Spain that we'd been to before, and a bit of a hidden gem. Alcaucin is a small and picturesque hilltop village with a decent selection of bars and restaurants. Perfect for a wander in the evening for a bite to eat etc.
The villa is set slightly down the hill from the village, meaning a bit of a steepish 10/15 min walk up to the village, but with the resultant benefit of a downhill return home in the evening. There is a small car park at the end of the village for those not wanting to walk.
The villa itself and its setting are superb, a great vista from the patio of the surrounding hills and the valley. Olive who takes care of the villa was very friendly and welcoming, and is a mine of information regarding the village and local area.
The accommodation is spacious and well finished. We were a party of 11 (6 adults & 5 children), and at no time felt like we were on top of each other..
The pool is large, and was a welcome relief when the temperature started soaring in the early afternoon. All bedrooms had A/C which was a blessing on a couple of very warm nights.
There are plenty of poolside sun beds and tables and chairs dotted about the patio area. The shaded wooden veranda beside the pool was a lovely spot to laze and soak in the views.
The outdoor BBQ worked well and is conveniently located close to the kitchen.
All in all a marvellous location and a great holiday retreat. Many thanks to Catherine and Graeme for a friendly, very efficient rental booking. Would highly recommend.
We are so glad you enjoyed our villa. It always makes us very happy when guests make the most of the property and the location. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Have a great summer. Catherine and Graeme
The villa is 11 years old and has been built in a Nature Reserve near the village of Alcaucin. The fact that the road stops at the village is one of the reasons why your visit will be so peaceful and relaxing. No traffic noise. The village is a couple of minutes by car and ten minutes walking - uphill to get there - great coming back down!! There are 8 restaurants and bars in the beautiful Andalucian village of Alcaucin - and many, many others locally. See
Other Activities: relaxing
Antequera golf course is Situated in the Cerros de Granada 650 meters above sea Level in the spectacular natural park Torcal , the monumental center of Antequera The course is 6600 yards , par 72, 18 holes.
Granada Club de Golf is 8 km from the city center, in the area known as Las Gabias. Magnificent views of Sierra Nevada and the city of Granada, near Granada airport and 50 km from the coast.
Anoreta golf course is a good challenge for all players whatever level. With a pleasant design surrounded by trees and water that enhance the natural beauty. The 7th hole with it's sea views and the 17th par 3 surrounded by a large lake and spectacular green. It is 6016 meters long.
La Dama De Noche golf course, the most original course on the Costa del Sol, it can almost be considered a links as it runs along both sides of the river floodlit throughout allowing night games.
Ski: Sierra Nevada ski resort is 2 hours drive away. Through beautiful Spanish countryside and then Granda city.