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Inland Malaga, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Inland Malaga Spain Danni Menzies on 9 September 2020

Inland Malaga Spain Danni Menzies

Katrin and Thomas from London can’t wait to live the Spanish good life by buying a holiday home in the spectacular countryside of Inland Malaga, where they hope to one day live permanently. On their wish list is a pool, mountain views and land to grow vegetables and keep chickens, so they’ve asked Danni Menzies to help. Danni’s lined up 5 fantastic options for their £250,000 budget, but will she have found the dream house for the couple?

Inland Malaga

What's the appeal?

Malaga airport is about a 2 hour flight from the UK and in this episode we’re heading inland –roughly 30-40 minutes drive from the airport - through stunning hillsides and deep valleys. This region is for those who want to soak up a traditionally Spanish way of life and are happy to put in the mileage to get to an unspoilt beach. The landscape here was once a stronghold for bandits who roamed the mountains - but the wild walkways are now a top tourist attraction providing fabulous trekking routes dotted with pretty traditional white washed villages.

Property 1

Three-bed country house near Villanueva del la Concepcion

Property 1 Three-bed country house near Villanueva del la Concepcion

For our first property we’re heading 30 minutes from the hill town of Villanueva del la Concepcion – the area is steeped in history and still retains its rural culture, and the surrounding villages here are soaked in charm with pretty houses and open squares. The property comes with a pool and terrace. There’s also a summer kitchen and outdoor seating as well as a children’s play area in the garden. Inside the kitchen, dining and living area are all open plan. There are three large bedrooms and two spacious family bathrooms, plus a covered garage - and storage room run alongside the house, which could become a potential fourth bedroom. View hte property here.

Valued at £246,428 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed villa in Competa

Property 2 Three-bed villa in Competa

For our second property we’re off to the town of Competa, which is an hour’s drive from Malaga, and high up in the hills. The property comes with a fantastic swimming pool, a summer kitchen, and a terrace. Inside there’s a sense of space in this large sitting room with a fireplace for those cooler evenings and an archway connects it to the stylish kitchen which is fully up to date and opens onto a bright dining room. The master bedroom has a walk through dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are two further bedroms – one currently set up as an office – with a separate family bathroom. View the property here.

Valued at £263,392 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Six-bed cortijo in Riogordo

Property 3 Six-bed cortijo in Riogordo

The property is made up of three connected apartments that all share this amazing pool area and terrace – there’s also a small balcony at the back with incredible views. Inside the main house there’s a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area which retains lots of original features and a woodburning stove. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, one with ensuite bathroom and there’s a master bedroom upstairs, also with an ensuite. In the two bedroom apartment in the middle of the house there’s a kitchen and living room with a woodburning stove, cosy bedrooms and a shower room. And the final annexe has a kitchen and dining room with steps to a further bedroom and ensuite shower room. This property is no longer available, but you can explore more properties from the agent here.

Valued at £223,212

Property 4

Three-bed house in Canillas de Aceituno

Property 4 Three-bed house in Canillas de Aceituno

For our fourth property we’re heading to the village of Canillas de aceituno, where it is said that the spring waters can cure a hangover and visitors come from far and wide hoping to receive its therapeutic benefits.The house has two terraces front and back and a large secluded pool area. Inside the open plan kitchen and dining room is both modern and characterful. There’s further living space with an open fire to keep things cosy and two bedrooms downstairs with a family bathroom. . View the property here.

Valued at £204,464 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed townhouse in Las Chafiras

Property 5 Three-bed townhouse in Las Chafiras

For our final property we’re headed to the area around Los Romanes, a small town overlooking lakes and mountains. It’s quite a small village with less than one thousand people. However,it’s well connected and has a some amenities, bars and restaurants. The property has a pool and an outside bar area, plus large terraces with glorious views. The living room is modern and opens onto the terrace. The bright kitchen is a a fantastic size and fully up to date. There are four bedrooms – all a great size – one of which is set up as an office – and there’s a family bathroom as well as a large shower room.View the property here.

Valued at £267,812 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Six-bed luxury villa in Pinares de San Anton

Hot property Six-bed luxury villa in Pinares de San Anton

A traditional Spanish house set in a natural park - in one of the most exclusive areas of Malaga! It has spectacular views, a pool, terraces, a courtyard and beautiful garden. View the property here.

Valued at £1,138,392 at the time of filming.