Finca La Maroma (6 apartments)
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Self catering holiday apartments in a restored rural farmhouse in the Axarquia region East of Malaga.
Solar heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, meditation cottage, on-site shop and mountain bikes only one hour from Malaga
Finca La Maroma is an old andalusian farmhouse, rebuilt and extended in 1999. The main house of the finca occupies a quiet spot by the side of a private lane with no passing traffic 5kms from the quiet beautiful village of Sedella. The small ridge on which the finca is perched has an elevation of some 420m and is overlooked by La Maroma, at 2.069m the highest peak in the Sierra Tejeda mountain range. From the finca there are spectacular panoramic views towards the Sierra Tejeda-Almijara and the surrounding hills of the Axarquia.
Sedella itself is one of the delightful small white villages in rural Andalucia that can trace their layout of winding streets back to Moorish times. The finca is the ideal location for a quiet and truly relaxing holiday, the peace and tranquility here at the finca makes it a perfect retreat from the stresses of everyday life. It is also an excellent location for a walking or mountain biking holiday and a good base to explore Andalucia, to discover the beauty of its countryside and the architectural treasures hidden in its towns, shaped by their Moorish and Christian heritage alike.
The holiday apartments
In the main house of the finca there are six self-catering apartments for two people each.
All the apartments have their own terrace and entrance..
The pool and Jacuzzi
The pool measures 5 x 10 m with a depth of between 1.40 m and 1.70 m and is illuminated at night in summer. It also features a solar heating system, so that it can be used for most of the year and it is always open and cleaned. Next to the pool, in a separate roofed area, there is a Jacuzzi which also may be used at any time. During the cooler times of the year a sauna is available for use at no extra charge.
The Sierra Tejeda-Almijara which provides the backdrop for the finca is a nature reserve with an abundance of wild plants and animal life. The land around the house slopes steeply in most places and is dotted with almond, olive and carob trees as well as with some vineyards and the odd holm oak. Due to the protection of La Maroma we enjoy broadly the same mild climate as places on the coast with little rain (320 days of sunshine per year), pleasant winter temperatures, mostly clear starry nights but with less humidity than in the coastal regions. Sedella, the nearest village which has some 500 inhabitants nestles in one of the folds of La Maroma at an altitude of almost 700m and is a beautiful and charming village with the usual narrow meandering lanes of the "white villages" which betray the Moorish origins.
The meditation cottage
A short walk down this path from the house you will find a small house with a timber floored room of some 4 x 8 m. This is our meditation cottage, in which our guests are invited to practice any meditation, quiet contemplation, Yoga, Tai-Chi or similar, either on their own or in the company of other guests. Whenever there is demand we also offer introductions to some of Osho`s meditations.
Walking at Finca La Maroma
The finca is a quiet rural retreat, only a short drive from Velez-Malaga (30 minutes), yet deep in the heart of the Andalucian countryside. The numerous winding tracks in the area are ideal for short strolls to longer walks of several hours and due to the nature of the terrain the vistas on these walks are constantly changing. The nearby Sierra de Tejeda and Almijara, too is ideal for everything from a short walk to a full day's mountain hike. There are several paths which lead up to the summit of La Maroma. Although little information on walking in the Sierra de Tejeda is published in Northern Europe we have locally published details (in English) of numerous walks both in the immediate and wider area. We also stock the military map (1:50.000) of the area.
There are a couple of mountain bikes you can hire and we offer airport transfers for the guests who would rather not drive themselves. The charge for the transfer is €50 between 8:00 and 22:00 and €70 at other times. If you would like to explore the larger area, and there are many places worth a visit, we would recommend that you hire a car though.