Hello and a warm welcome to Fincas Sofia!

I’m Madeleine Scott, the heart and soul behind this intimate internet property service based in the picturesque Alozaina. Over the years, I’ve come to truly love the stunning Sierra de las Nieves area and have had the privilege to help countless individuals and families find their dream homes amidst its beauty.

Unlike the hustle and bustle of larger real estate businesses, I’ve always believed in taking a more personal approach. For me, it’s not just about selling or renting a property; it’s about understanding your dreams and aspirations, and ensuring you find a place that feels like ‘home’.

Having spent significant time in these locales, I can offer you valuable insights and information on this area. Together, we’ll embark on a journey, exploring options tailored just for you, until we find that perfect spot.

I eagerly await the chance to meet and assist you on this exciting adventure.

Warm regards, Madeleine Scott

Meet Maddi

Number one is my passion for inland Spain, there is just something magical about the mountain areas that I never grow tired of. I also have a passion for property and the pleasure it can bring people. .I have two adult daughters and Fincas Sofia is named after my eldest daughter. My other love is animals in general, especially dogs.

Honesty, integrity and kindness are very important to me and my aim is to help clients find their ideal property here in Spain and assist them to have the most comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout the entire buying/rental process.

Madeleine Scott

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ALOZAINA – Modern Apartment with Pool, Storage Area & Garage Parking

0 m2


9.803 m2
148 m2

Yunquera – Traditional one bedroom furnished village house

40 m2


72.000 m2
820 m2

ALOZAINA – Attractive 3 bed 2 bath Village House

43 m2
87 m2

ALOZAINA – 3 Bed 2 Bath Village Home

52 m2
104 m2

Alozaina – Townhouse with Garage, Guest Apartment & Terrace Room

225 m2

Alozaina/Jorox – potential Rural Tourism opportunity

12.191 m2
256 m2

Meet Maddi

Number one is my passion for inland Spain, there is just something magical about the mountain areas that I never grow tired of. I also have a passion for property and the pleasure it can bring people. .I have two adult daughters and Fincas Sofia is named after my eldest daughter. My other love is animals in general, especially dogs and my dog, Mr Buns, often accompanies me on visits out in the countryside.

Honesty, integrity and kindness are very important to me and my aim is to help clients find their ideal property here in Spain and assist them to have the most comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout the entire buying/rental process.

Madeleine Scott

Live the Dream

Property prices in Sierra de las Nieves and inland Málaga are still very affordable with a wide selection of really well priced properties available to suit all tastes, making this the ideal time to buy.

The area of Sierra de las Nieves National Park is attracting an increase in both the purchase & rental of inland properties, especially since COVID as many people are now looking for a better quality of work/life balance in a natural setting.  If you are looking for a healthy lifestyle choice, the Sierra de las Nieves and surrounding areas offer a natural way of life with many health benefits.

With fast internet service available both in the inland villages and countryside (high speed broadband in most villages)  this offers the opportunity for people to live and work from home in any area that they choose and many of our international,/national clients are benefitting from this option.

This is also a great area for rental investment as there is a demand for all year round rural tourism within the area – making this the ideal time to invest before prices rise again.

Why buy now?

All artwork on our banners are the work of Rod Friend (www.rodfriend.com), a local artist who specialises in stained glass and soft pastel art work.

Rely on expertise

We aim to make your property purchase/rental a relaxed, fun experience without any pressure.

All the legalities and purchase process will be professionally organised and we can recommend impartial lawyers and gestors that speak your language and are experienced in inland Spanish property sales.

After purchase: we can recommend builders, trades people along with good local people who can take care of your home if you need anyone to clean or keep an eye on it whilst you’re are away.


Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Tolox, Yunquera 

The villages we sell in all have a good range of facilities including:

Public swimming pools, gyms, health centres, supermarket, shops, weekly local market with fresh produce, bars, restaurants and banks. Many offer free Spanish lessons for foreigners, pilates/yoga, music/art and other activities.

There is also a good mix of foreign owners in most villages of many different nationalities, but the predominant culture is traditional Spanish life.


My home village, has around 2,000 inhabitants. There are local schools, health centre, supermarket, pharmacy and lots of individual shops; bakeries, butcher, fishmonger. Lots of bars and restaurants, petrol station. Indoor and outdoor public swimming pools, gym. It is a very well run village, there is always something going on here, from Flamenco exhibitions, to the Olive Festival, Romeria, Ferria, organised trips to various events for anyone who is interested, choirs, folk evenings – there is always something interesting happening for anyone who wants to participate or peace and quiet in nature for those who prefer their own company in the mountains surrounding the village.  The Spanish locals are extremely friendly and welcoming and it is a really lovely place to live with a strong sense of community, surrounded by beautiful scenery and walks.


Tolox is a very beautiful spa village, with the Fuente Amargosa Thermal spa, it also has around 2,000 inhabitants and stands at the entrance to the reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves with its amazing nature, beautiful pine forests and scenery. It is very popular with hikers, cyclists and outdoor sports enthusiasts. It has a very traditional village centre with lots of local shops, bars and restaurants and a weekly market selling local produce, as do all the villages. It has a public outdoor swimming pool and local schools.


Casarabonela has around 2,800 inhabitants and is a very picturesque white washed village with amazing views all the way down to the coast. It’s full of sloping winding streets, large plaza, little local shops, bars and restaurants. It has a Cactus Garden at the entrance to the village.

Great public swimming pool perched at the top of the village with amazing views. Easy access straight down to Malaga 38 minutes. Very popular with cyclists and walkers.


Yunquera is rather a favourite of mine, it is slightly higher and further away from the Coast but is set in the most fantastic countryside, kilometres of tracks for walking, riding, off roading, cycling, bird watching. It has just under 3,000 inhabitants. The road from Yunquera to Ronda, which is the main town closest to Yunquera, looks like it should be in a Clint Eastwood movie, with its huge rocks and plains and very spectacular scenery. The village itself is a mix of new and older areas with its central original old village, traditional architecture and plaza, and newer areas around it. Taking the road up from Alozaina, you enter Yunquera through an arch and immediately notice the countryside around it is neat as a new pin, with little stone walls, lots of olive trees and orchards, it is very charming. It has good schools, public swimming pool set amongst the pine forest, campsite with chalets for walkers and hikers, and a good range of village amenities. It is also a great area for bird watching.

Prices tend to be very reasonable for property here and in El Burgo. 



El Burgo is a hop skip and jump from Yunquera or rather a few minutes drive in the direction of Ronda. It is the smallest of all the villages with just under 2,000 inhabitants, sleepy and peaceful but has the most quaint and charming village centre. It is entered over a bridge, crossing an attractive river area, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. The road towards Ronda leaves through a tree lined avenue. The village has all the necessary facilities including schooling and public pool; and again property is very well priced in this village.


From the villages, the towns of Coin, Alora and Ronda offer a wider range of facilities.

Coin has around 22,000 inhabitants and is just a 25 minute drive to the coast.

It has a very attractive old town centre with lots of traditional shops, restaurants/bars and various schools. It extends out to a more commercial area, with large public sports centre, building suppliers, wide range of restaurants, supermarkets and La Trocha shopping centre which has a spa/gym, cinema that offers films in Spanish and English and holds a very popular boot sale in its car park every Sunday morning. The countryside around Coin is beautiful, and offers a great area for country living, riding and hiking.

What my clients say

2021 Ana Navarro Rojas
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Muy contenta con la gestión y rapidez en la venta de mi casa. Muy professional.
2021 Salvador Cordero
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Quedamos muy contentos con el servicio prestado, fue muy amable y profesional. Tuvimos los resultados que queríamos gracias a su trabajo. 100% recomendable.
2021 Anete Bloise
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When I contacted Maddi to look at a house of interest, the response was fast and already next day a viewing was arranged. Everything went smoothly and a good contact with the owner of the house was established. I can warmly recommend Maddi’s friendly and professional service. Thank you! Kind regards, Anete Bloise
2022 Margaret Garaghty
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Maddie is the finest, most trustworthy, sincere and genuine professional. Purchasing my house was the smoothest process I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend Fincas Sofia.
2022 Sierz Naurodski
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Absolutely perfect performance, timely, responsible and helpful! Maddi helped us to find a house for rent within a week and found a place that we could dream of. Thanks a million, Maddi, you make our daily lives even more beautiful! :)
2022 Hugo Hamilton
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Maddi runs a fantastic service. I was so impressed with the way in which she dealt with all the small complications around selling a property in Spain. So reassuring how smoothly everything worked out.
2022 Natalia Artsiomenka
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I was highly impressed with Madeleine's work. She made a great job finding for us a beautiful house to rent long term in Alozaina. All the process from the first contact till the sign of the contract was really professional and nice. Just can't recomend Madeleine as an realle estate agent more!
Alison Sharp 2022
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My first contact with Maddi was over the phone, when I was arranging viewings from the UK. She was (and still is) absolutely brilliant at every step of the way, providing information to every question and suggested ways to make the buying process as smooth as possible. She has given me contact numbers for professionals, been with me to solicitors meetings and the local bank to interpret and has introduced me to friends and neighbours who can help with settling into life in a new village! She goes above and beyond to support her clients and is even looking after my lemon tree at her place so it doesn’t dry out! I cannot thank her enough for helping me achieve my dream of having a place in the Spanish sun! Alison
January 2023 Adriana Aristizabal
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Mi experiencia fue muy positiva. Maddi nos ayudó con sugerencias y estuvo siempre dispuesta a responder todas las preguntas y a colaborar en todos los aspectos de la compra de la casa. La recomiendo ampliamente. Cordial y profesional.
2023 Lucent Viator
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We enthusiastically recommend Maddi at Fincas Sofia. We purchased an off-grid rural property through Maddi in February 2023 and found her to be very helpful and extremely patient throughout the purchase process and post purchase. Our negotiation was long and a little protracted due to financial delays on our end and our long list of requirements. Maddi negotiated well, gave us excellent advice on all matters related to purchasing in Spain, shared extensive local information and continued to provide support during the property changeover. All our communications with Maddi were concise, polite and rapid and it was a huge bonus for us to be able to communicate with her in English. While we feel we have found our piece of paradise, should we ever decide to sell, Maddi will be the first agent we call. A kind, considerate and highly professional real estate agent...Thanks Again Maddi!
March 2023 Ian & Janis Gibson
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We have just sold our holiday home in Alozaina after 18 years through Maddi at Fincas Sofia. It was a pleasure working with Maddi and would highly recommend her services for her knowledge, professionalism, and enthusiasm. She took us carefully through the process of selling a property in Spain. We feel confident to recommend Maddi for selling and buying a property in Andalusia. Ian & Janis
March 2023 Ray Davies
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I both bought and sold my property (with 18 years in between) with Maddi as the agent. I would have no issues recommending her services, with enthusiasm and professionalism from beginning to end, and good knowledge of local rules and regulations, which is absolutely essential. A very nice person too, which is a bonus.
April 2023 Gary Baxendale
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An outstanding estate agent who knows the area inside out. Maddie has heaps of knowledge in her professional capacity in the complexities of buying and selling abroad. Her advice is accurate and succinct. Thank you.
August 2023 Lynda Hartley
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As a first time buyer abroad, it was quite a daunting task not knowing where to start looking. However, it was the beautiful, quirky townhouse advertised on A Place In the sun, by local Agent Maddi Scott from fincassofia, that caught our eye. Thanks to her extensive knowledge of the area and friendly ‘can do approach’, nothing was too much trouble and we knew this was the one. She was very professional and I can’t recommend Maddi and FincasSofia enough. We put our complete trust into her and she has gone above and beyond to deliver. I now consider Maddi as a friend who has helped bring our Spanish dream to life and I couldn’t thank or recommend her more.
August 2023 Maryam Kamani
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We sold our villa by help of Maddie at Finca Sofia. The process was very clear and fast. She is a very honest person and this makes it very easy to work with her. She worked hard to make sure both parties the buyer and seller were both happy and treated fairly. Thank you Maddie
August 2023 Nina Schroeder
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Wow, just wow! Madeleine Scott is a very professional and sympathetic person, she helped us buy our very first house in Alozaina, and she helped us find a local lawyer, which also was very skilled. We send her our deepest respect, and warmest gratitude, thank you Maddi, we could not have done it without you, a true friend for life. Gorm and Nina from Denmark.
CATHIE LAW 23-12-2020Casarabonella
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I am just about to move into my new house in a pueblo blanco. I found my house on Fincas Sofia and Maddi was very helpful. She knows the villages well and has good contacts. She advised me of any problems as well as the good things about the properties I saw. The builder she recommended has been exceptional. I would have no hesitation in using her if I ever need to sell or recommend her to friends who might want to buy.
Maz Burniston 18-09-2020Alozaina
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I can highly recommend using Madeleine’s services after she went above and beyond to find us the right property. She took her time with the viewings, answered all our questions, made the whole process really simple, kept us updated the entire way and liaised with the landlord for us when the language barrier made things tough. Even now she continues to help and advise us. We have told all of our friends to contact her for help with renting or buying a property in this area.
Marco Vlaskamp 14-09-2020Jorox
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Maddi came highly recommended by a friend who had recently found their dream home. We were moving from England to Spain and sent Maddi a message with our requirements in a property. Maddi stayed in regular contact with us and the property we have moved into far exceeded our expectations. She provides a professional service with a very personal touch. Maddi also has sound local knowledge of the areas she has properties, which really helps with the smallest of details when we moved. Thanks again Maddi