we do not car hire thus always need somewhere within walking distance, which this is to Frigiliana,and what a lovely 40min walk it is,if you cannot manage the walk back 10 euros from the village by taxi.
we self cater so walk into Frigiliana then 1 euro bus to Nerja and between 17-19 euro taxi return with the shopping for 2 weeks peace and relaxation.
there are several villas in close proximity and any noise is dependent largely on who is there but fortunately for us they were mostly unoccupied during our stay therefore no problems.
we were welcomed by the Leo family who showed us around and then left us to it apart from a bedding/towel change after the first week, and, despite mimimal English and our non existant Spanish we were able to understand each other.
there are several terraces which you can use to have a different experience on,from breakfast on the upper inner terrace to drinks on the lower terrace,barbeque on the side terrace and even a back terrace if you want to use.
there is a TV with Spanish speaking programmes only as Spain has lost Freeview, and, although we do not usually bother with TV it was interesting to watch the Royal Wedding and Cup Final without the usual commentary.
for those who have been to Spain you will be aware that you have to deposit your rubbish in roadside bins and these are situated 3/4 mins walk from the front gate.
if you do car hire it is a very steep driveway but is concreted and there is a lockable door at entrance off the roadway.
main bedroom is spacious with shower over bath but there is a walk in shower in one of the other bathrooms if like me, you prefer.
the villa stands above the road in an elevated position, and, the one thing that we were not expecting as it was not shown on the website we booked with is the stunning view from the upper terrace-you can see Frigiliana to your left and Nerja in front of you to the sea with all the countryside in between and you do not tire from looking at it at any part of the day.
makes a good base to explore if you want to car hire and then to come back to for relaxation-thoroughly enjoyed our stay and already negotiating for 2019.