Cortijo El Magistral
I am presently working online as a media analyst and translator, used to work in technical cooperation in agriculture and forestry, mainly in Asia. I have lived in and visited many countries and still travel sometimes. On those occasions, I need a house and pet sitter.
Our Home & Location
The property is a one-of-a-kind cortijo. Dating back to the Moorish times, about 1,300 years ago, it features a unique architecture and atmosphere. Located just 10 kilometres off the Costa Tropical, at 500 metres elevation, the view from the terrace across the Mediterranean is spectacular. In just 15 minutes you are at the beach and in the small town of Castell de Ferro, with supermarkets, banks, bars, restaurants, doctors, and pharmacies. El Magistral is an off-grid property, i.e., we are solar-powered (220~230V) and have our own spring. The three bedrooms are simply but tastefully furnished, using natural materials. There is also a large common room (24 sqm) with open-plan kitchenette, dinner table, fridge, and washing machine, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a south-facing terrace with a dinner table. El Magistral is strategically situated for many different day trips. Within around an hour's drive, you can reach Almuñecar with its water park and aquarium, Nerja with its caves and beaches, picturesque Frigiliana, Órgiva with its hippie community, Málaga, Granada, Almería with its Western Theme Park (Mini Hollywood), the Alpujarras (Pampaneira and many other villages), the Sierra Nevada, and the national park Cabo de Gata. Things to do include water sports (sailing and scuba diving), hiking, bird watching, shopping in Málaga or Granada, a visit to the Alhambra, skiing, or simply enjoying the many unspoiled beaches. The property is also run as rural accommodation but there won't be any guests during the housesit.
Responsibilities & Pets
Responsibilities include feeding and generally taking care of 3 dogs and 2 cats. The dogs are large rescues, a Mastiff mix, a Dobermann mix, and a GSD mix. All are easy-going. In case of any problems, there is a veterinarian available in Castell de Ferro, 15 minutes away. Regarding the home, there is not all that much to do. Water supply and the photo-voltaic system just need regular checking , all would be explained in detail. In case of any problems, telephone numbers for a plumber, electrician, handyman, and veterinarian will be supplied, all of whom speak English.
February 2018 | Madeleine