Torvizcon is a little mountain village amongst the Alpujarras in Andalusia. Just one or two hours from Granada and three or so hours from Malaga, Torvizcon is a labyrinth of white washed houses scattered around steep and narrow alleyways where lovely Spanish black-clad nans and equally lovely dogs greet you and opportunistic cats spy on you from doorways planning how they will gain access to your food shopping before the dogs do.
The village of Torvizcon runs alongside a dry riverbed and centres around a hotel, a bar and a couple of small shops with dubious opening times. The house at Torvizcon is on the edge of the village and commands stunning vistas of the village below, the verdant hills and the ice-becapped peak of Mulhacen.
Terry and Ginny have done an amazing job of refurbishing the house with a mixture of traditional furniture and fittings, a few modern bits thrown in and some locally produced items. Crooked wooden beams, marble floors, wrought iron handrails, and creaky doors feature throughout.
The lounge is exceptionally comfortable with two large sofas, a wood-burning stove – essential during the winter and spring and autumn evenings and a range of books, games and DVDs, should the mesmerising wood-burner or spectacular views fail to enchant you.
There are two bedrooms – one off the living room and one on the ground floor that leads to the garden and pool. The kitchen/dining room is large and has an additional wood-burning stove and is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, five-ring cooker, coffee maker, microwave and kitchen basics such as spices and herbs etc.
The house has a pool, large enough for submerging yourself during the scalding hot summers, and a further terrace that overlooks a school.
The house is dog-friendly with a hearth-rug that is just gagging for the presence of something sleepy and four-legged. The garden is walled and so you can rest assured that your closest friend can’t liberate him or herself without your permission. The dry riverbed – which is five minutes walk from the apartment – is perfect for dog-entertaining.
Terry and Ginny are great hosts and are very knowledgeable about the area. They also have some other properties in nearby villages – all sensational – including a delightful casita suitable for two people up to a three-bedroom stone house set amongst acres of orange trees.
The monthly rental costs start from about €500.
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