Location: Mijas, Spain
Extremely well-presented two-bedroom apartment, with modern fixtures and fittings, situated on a secure development only 10 minutes' drive from the beach. Located on the 1st floor by lift, you enter the property into the main hallway, which leads you to an open plan fully fitted kitchen/living area, with access to a private dining terrace overlooking the beautiful Mijas Golf course. The living room boasts a large open fireplace, and ample light. From here you will find a family shower room, two double bedrooms with built in storage with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite bathroom, all in excellent condition. Both bedrooms lead out onto the front terrace which has been enclosed and is currently used as a study.
There are 6 separate units within the block. The apartment has access to a large communal swimming pool, with views across the communal gardens and beyond. Private underground parking and a storage room can be reached by lift.
Public transport is located nearby. It is a great base for exploring the area with sandy beaches a short car journey away. There are 10 bars/ restaurants within walking distance (10 mins walk), mini market across the road, as well as bike hire, laundry and hairdressers.
With air conditioning throughout, this is the perfect property for those seeking a holiday home in the sun in a quiet yet central location.
Viewings highly recommended.
Mijas is one of the largest municipalities in terms of land in the whole province of Malaga, with more than 147 square kilometres of land that includes some wonderful mountainous areas right down to its 14 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
The municipality is divided up into three separate parts; Mijas Pueblo, Las Lagunas and La Cala, as well as some rural hamlets like Valtocado, la Alquerîa y Entrerrîos.
Mijas pueblo dates back to Roman times, as is amply witnessed to by the remains that have been discovered on the hillside near the local parish church, and at many other spots nearby.
It was already known as Tarnisa or Tarmina in Roman times and even then, it must have been a prosperous place due to the proximity of the highway that connected Malaga and Cadiz.
Mijas was captured by the Arabs under Abdalaziz, son of Muza, at a quite early stage of the Moorish invasion (714) due to a deal that they made with the Hispaogodos who were living in the region. And it was the Arab leader who changed the Roman name of Tarnisa to "Mixa", which was turned into Mijas when the Spanish re-conquered the town.
This beautiful little village of Mijas, nestles comfortably in the mountainside at 400 meters above sea level about 10km from the coast. It is situated on the side of one of the many mountains some 428 metres above sea level. Its rather elevated position gave it an enormous strategic advantage for the defence of the area in past times.
Thanks to the climate and its magnificent location, Mijas has become an extremely popular tourist resort to the extent that today many foreigners have taken up full-time residence there (there are 78 different nationalities represented according to the official register.
To get to know Mijas well the best thing to do is to take a stroll through "El Barrio", which is the most ancient quarter of the town. It maintains the typical white-washed walled houses, flower potted-walls and wrought-iron balconies draped in flowers, which are so characteristic of Andalusia. There are even some houses that have made the most of the nature and carved caves out of the rock to then turn them into cave-houses.
Mijas is famous for its "burros-taxis"(donkey taxis), which is a typical scene in the village. On a donkey or on foot visitors can reach the famous La plaza de los "Siete Caños" a historically important fountain where the water from the mountains used to flow through the seven outlets the fountain had. From here the tour carries on to La plaza de la Libertad, where there is another building of interest that used to be the Town Hall, but now is home to the Museo Popular.
However, Mijas is not just the town, but also the beautiful surrounding mountains known as the Sierra de Mijas, which a natural paradise.
The local economy is solely based on tourism but there is quite an active fishing industry here, which strangely enough, also contributes to the tourist industry due to the interest it causes for visitors.
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