The origins of Villa Chovita are lost in the mists of time, but the recent renovation has brought it firmly into the 21st century. This old peasant's cottage is now a comfortable holiday home packed with every conceivable feature including air conditioning, wi-fi internet and solar-heating for the hot water.
The stone-built cottage sits in 2 acres of productive land, enveloped by a pleasant garden and a terrace for sitting out. Set down deep in the Mogán valley it is surrounded by high hills. Although just a kilometre from the village of Mogán, Villa Chovita is really in the middle of nowhere, and so much the better for that. The nearest beach is only 7 km away though at Puerto de Mogán and Taurito beach is a couple of kilometres further.
Indoors, the quality is exceptional with ample space and fine materials used throughout. The kitchen has granite worktops and comprehensive appliances including a very large fridge and freezer. Likewise the bathroom is generously equipped and elegantly finished. (It should be noted that the hot water for the shower is heated by solar, and must be activated a few minuted before use.)
Villa Chovita has been in the same family for well over 100 years. When the present owner's great-grandparents moved out, the cottage and land were left to decline and the house was unoccupied for 50 years. It is a testament to Sonja's dedication that her family roots have been brought back to life as a thoroughly modern, luxurious and eco-responsible holiday cottage.
The past residents of Villa Chovita would be astonished by the house that Sonja has created. While they shared their home with their workshop and their animals, 21st century guests can enjoy beautiful materials, air-conditioning, internet and just about every electric appliance that one can think of. Something that hasn't changed though is the beauty of the mountains and the coastline, though modern-day visitors probably have more time to appreciate it.
Beaches. Choose from the developed resorts like Amadores, small villages and harbours such as Puerto de Mogán or quiet bays and coves such as Playa de Taurito, Playa del Cura and Anfi del Mar. There are also completely virgin beaches like Medio Almud and Tiritaña.
Mas Palomas dunes also end in a long beach of white sand.
Barranco de Veneguera: a painted valley of amazing volcanic rocks.
Nature reserves: Ojeda, Inagua, Pajonales. Visit by car, or even better get your boots on and go for some serious walking in glorious scenery.
Roque Nublo, the highest point on the island
Las Palmas (capital of Gran Canaria)
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
"Not as you described! It was much better.
Fresh fruit and wine on arrival, mangoes the size of grape fruit.
Security gate with key fob for hire car parking.
Beautiful mountain setting, but only 8 minutes to Mogan beach.
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A 50% deposit is required by the cottage owner (payable by bank transfer) at the time of booking. The balance is payable in cash on arrival. There is a € 150 damage deposit payable in cash on arrival and refunded on departure, subject to there being no damage.
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BOOK THIS COTTAGE
- Open‑plan living room
- Flat screen TV (Spanish English and German channels)
- DVD player
- CD player
- WiFi internet
- Kitchen with ceramic hob oven microwave washing machine fridge freezer toaster
- coffee machine
- Two bedrooms (one with double bed and one with twin beds)
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Outdoor dining furniture
- Rural setting