The yurt provides a beautifully cosy space.A beautiful salt-water swimming pool which you can enjoy during your stay.
Mongolian Nights-Unmissable Magic!
Mongolian Nights-Unmissable Magic!


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About this listing

Come and spend some time(lessness) in a luxurious, hand-crafted, eco-friendly, lovingly-made Mongolian yurt located on an deep in the heart of spectacular Andalusian countryside. It is surrounded by lush almond groves and beautiful valleys.

The space

Experience the traditional home of the nomadic Mongolians which they move according to the pastures available for their herds.

PLEASE NOTE: We have just replaced the yurt in the photos with a slightly larger, brand new blue yurt with many of the same furnishings so it will be slightly different (and better!) than the current photos.

Located in a beautiful National Park, Los Montes de Malaga, deep in the countryside with an orchard and olive groves, the property is an absolutely gorgeous 350 year old Spanish farmhouse set in 17 hectares of almond and olive groves and wilderness. Our project is called 'The Unique Retreat' and you can read more about that by searching for it online in Colmenar, Malaga.

The yurt, which was imported directly from Mongolia, is spacious and tastefully decorated with eclectic Asian and Moroccan furnishings.

It is completely organic and authentically crafted with yak hair so as to maintain a very comfortable temperature in winter as well as in summer. It has the additional attraction of an open crown which can be left open to enjoy spectacular night views of the stars with absolutely no light contamination.

There is a double bed with a top of the range mattress and 100% cotton linen. The space is best for just 2 people. The yurt also has the benefit of being a very private space although it is only 20 metres from the main farmhouse.
The farm also has its own vineyard (Shiraz grapes mainly) and is totally organic. It has a warm, cosy, homely feel and is set amongst breathtaking countryside. It has a salt water swimming pool to which guests have full access and beautiful, fully-restored bedrooms and is full of atmosphere and charm.

We also have several beautiful and comfortable rooms in the house which you can see on my profile looking for Same Location/Other Listings. The rooms are called Gorgeous Andaluz Farmhouse Malaga 1, 2, 3 and 4 and their listing numbers on Airbnb are and 462477.

Guests may also use the kitchen, share a large airy bathroom and enjoy long walks on the property or around the surrounding countryside.

This is a safe and relaxing place to chill out and explore and is by far the best deal you are likely to find anywhere near here!

There are also four double bedrooms in the house (two with modern ensuite bathrooms with power showers) and a very comfortable single room so if you are wanting more than one room in this spacious farmhouse which can sleep 10 people, please check our other room listings. Please contact us even if dates come up as fully booked as we may still have availability.

The shared bathroom is large, airy and full of natural light and has a deep sunken bath tub and power shower.

Guests say they sleep like logs here. It is extremely tranquil with just birdsong to accompany your slumber. You may awake in the morning to swooping swallows and a breeze gently caressing the yurt.

There is a large, comfortable kitchen (with great coffee as well as lots of teas and infusions) internet, wifi, a landline, enormous fireplace, salt water swimming pool, organic vegetable garden, and lots of great areas to walk in. There is a lending library with a wide variety of literature.

You can do yoga, paint, write or whatever outside in the orchard, by the pool or anywhere you like.

We can do yoga with you if you like, have informal classes and can organise specific workshops as we are friends with a number of very experienced yoga teachers from a variety of traditions. There is also a weekly Tai Chi class in the village.

We are 5 kilometres from the nearest town, Colmenar, which is very typically Andalusian with a good variety of bars and restaurants which we can happily recommend.

We are 40 minutes from Malaga and the airport and 1.5 hours from Granada, 1 hour and a quarter from Cordoba, 1.5 hours from Seville - ideally situated for getting to know these amazing Andalusian cities and seeing the Alhambra, the Mezquita of Cordoba, El Torcal, a beautiful national park 25 minutes from here and the prehistoric dolmen caves near Antequera etc.

PLEASE NOTE, if you would like to go to the magnificent and not-to-missed Alhambra in Granada, please make sure to reserve tickets well in advance as they sell out very quickly.

Equally we are only half an hour from the beaches of the Mediterranean and the Costa de Sol and two hours from the more wild, white sandy Atlantic beaches of the beautiful Costa de Luz, Tarifa for windsurfing and partying, Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz, the oldest port in Western Europe.

We love preparing delicious, healthy food which can be traditionally Spanish, Asian-inspired and international and is principally vegetarian although we also love fresh, locally-sourced fish and organic, home-grown fruits and vegetables.

Nacho, my husband, trained in catering at the renowned 'La Consula' where Hemingway lived and members of the Royal Family and other notables have sampled local delicacies.

Breakfast has a small additional cost and depending on what you would like (fruit salad, smoothies, a traditional Andaluz breakfast, eggs (poached, boiled or fried), croque-madame, porridge, cereal, toast and homemade marmalade etc. etc.) costs between €3 and €6.

We can happily provide you with other meals as well depending on your preferences and lunch and supper costs between €6 and €20 depending on what appeals to you.

We are incredibly happy here and feel like we are living in a paradise and often have people come to stay who just revel in their time here. My Spanish husband has twenty years of experience in the catering and hotel industry as a maitre d' in 5 star hotels and Michelin-starred retaurants and is a fabulous (and very friendly) cook.

I am a very experienced and fully qualified therapist and can give massage and reflexology treatments in the treatment room here. Please let me know in advance if you'd like to book in a massage or reflexology session to make your stay here even more extra special!!

If you would like to organise your very own personalised retreat for yourself or a small number of people, we would be delighted to help put this together for you.

We love meeting new people and have been called excellent hosts. You can be as social or reclusive as you like - there is plenty of space to just hang out in, read, paint etc..

It is a beautiful retreat space and we often host workshops on yoga, meditation, photography, permaculture, Spanish language and cuisine, art, flower remedies etc. as well as the occasional party. We are very respectful of others' views and won't force any of this on you, though, if that's not your thing...

There is plenty of parking and if you are travelling without a car, there are good public transport connections from here and we can do airport pick-ups or pick-ups from Malaga if necessary. We speak Spanish, English and French.

Please note, guests often wish they could stay for an extra night to really be able to make the most of relaxing on the farm and getting to know the local area so please bear that in mind when you book.

We have two friendly cats and a German Shepherd dog who is a sheer delight and very sweet and loving who would be happy to take you on walks in the mountains around if you would like that.

We hope to see you! Enjoy and happy travels!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We ask guests to be respectful of our space, our home, the countryside around us, our cats and of course, of each other!!

We encourage you to help us to save electricity by turning off any lights that you are not using when you are not in your room.

Please be conscious of your use of water as the South of Spain needs to conserve as much water as possible.

Please bring your own towels for use by the pool or for the beach.

Please help us keep the house neat and tidy by not leaving belongings scattered about.

We ask guests to smoke outside and to be very careful with cigarette butts as there can be a fire-risk. Please use the ashtrays available.

Guests are welcome to use our washing machine and can use the kitchen appliances and oven if you choose to be self-catering and we just ask for a small contribution towards the cost of electricity/gas and water.

We recycle and ask guests do the same and we have separate rubbish bins for plastic, paper and card and organic material.

If you borrow anything, please put it back where you found it. Guests will be responsible for any damage caused to the property.

If there is absolutely anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable or pleasant in any way, please don't hesitate to tell us.

Many thanks and enjoy your stay!!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Alicia User Profile
April 2017
Where do I even begin?! This place is magical and the hosts use their own strengths to bring the magic of the property and house to life. Marina and Nacho are two of the kindest people you could meet, and they provide you with all that you could need. You immediately feel comfortable. Nacho is an incredible chef who is able to bring life and vitality to every aspect of the meals. The yurt itself is so cozy and private. You are a bit removed from the house so you have the nice privacy of the countryside / mountains with the amenities of a modern BnB. Marina and Nacho have set up little chill, meditative areas to relax throughout the property, and the common areas are very relaxing as well. If you need some time away in a beautiful country side with amazing people, this is your spot. You really can't go wrong. BOOK IT!

Em User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Simon User Profile
October 2016
Marina and Mauro are lovely hosts and do everything they can to make you feel welcome (even inviting us to their party!) The place is in a nice, secluded spot with a couple of really spectacular things to do within driving distance. The Yurt's amazing! It's great having the option on eating Mario's home cooked food every night. We ate twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend it!
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Thanks, Simon and Chez, as you know, we loved having you here and we look forward to more. All the best with the permaculture project and your plans!! Much love xx
October 2016

Adelle User Profile
September 2016
We stayed in the Mongolian Yurt to enjoy a night under the stars and it was amazing! It was warm, the bed was comfortable and Marina and Nacho are very welcoming hosts. Delicious home cooked food made in the adjoining 400 year old farmhouse, all topped off with pampering reflexology sessions. What a stay! Highly recommended for those looking for some time out, good food and great company! If the yurt is not your style there are beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms in the main farmhouse too
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Thanks so much for your stay, Adelle, and for your kind thoughts here. So glad you loved the food and the reflexology sessions!!! And thank you for mentioning that there are a number of lovely rooms in the house too, which can be a better option in the winter if we need to take the yurt down for maintenance. All the best to you both!!
September 2016

John User Profile
September 2016
We received e very warm welcome from Marina. She made sure that we had everything which we needed and prepared a late lunch for us when we arrived which had not been previously asked for. We had dinner with Marina and Nacho, on three of our four nights, which was prepared by Nacho. His cooking was excellent! We enjoyed sleeping in the yurt in beautiful surroundings . It was comfortable and peaceful. We decided to sleep with the centre piece removed which enabled us to see the stars! Marina's recommendations on where to visit in the area were also much appreciated. The whole experience was relaxing and represented good value for money. Thank you for a lovely start to our holiday in Andalucia.

Greg User Profile
September 2016
Marina and Nacho are incredible hosts and so welcoming to everybody. We had an amazing dinner and met some lovely new people and was the perfect end to our holiday in Spain. If you're looking for a quiet place to relax and get away from everything but meet lovely people this is the place to come. The Yurt itself is great and very comfortable, even with a toddler running about the place! Its situated at the very top of the house which means the views and particularly the sunset are unbelievable! We will be recommending to everybody we see!
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Thanks so much, Greg. We loved having you here - it was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to more. All the best to you!
September 2016

Heather User Profile
September 2016
Marina and Nacho are great. They have a beautiful house, welcome interesting guests that we were able to have dinner with/interact with and we loved the yurt. Plus, I opted for a reflexology session with Marina. Which was also wonderful. We only stayed for two nights, so we didn't get a chance to explore the countryside too much. But it was a great respite from all the cities we'd been sightseeing in. We totally recommend it.

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Marina User Profile

I am an experienced Thai Yoga Massage therapist and reflexologist originally from Ireland but I have lived in Tanzania, East Africa, Bermuda, England, India, France and Colombia and have travelled extensively in several continents.

My husband, Nacho, is from Malaga and has worked for over 20 years in the restaurant and catering world and has been a 'maitre d' in five star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants. He is an extremely kind and generous as well as fun and a great cook.

We both feel our best roles are those of service and doing what we can to make people's experiences of life that much richer and more fun. We are positive, intelligent, easy-going, fun-loving people who love open-minded, open-hearted folk, nature, literature, art, film, photography, travel, yoga, horse-riding and animals in general, hiking, dancing, music, great food and wine and all kinds of exploring amongst loads of other things.

My professional background also includes working with young people in difficult circumstances, rehabilitation of street children and those with alcohol and drug dependency as well as physically and sexually abused young people. I am in the process of getting the first programme of 'Youth at Risk' off the ground in Spain.

I'd like to think there is nothing I can't live without but fresh air and good vibes definitely keep me alive in more ways than one! I feel totally at home here in Spain, am very well-integrated and love the lifestyle and joie de vivre of the Andalusians, their fiestas and traditions as well as Islamic architecture, of which the Alhambra in Granada, only an hour and a half away from our house is Spain's finest example. We adore much of Asia and many things about it, particularly its aesthetic, gentleness and food and equally love South America and Africa and much of Europe - so many great places!

We love the old Celtic idea that every stranger is a potential friend and we live by that in our home and on our travels. We are very independent, adventurous travellers and feel blessed to have travelled the world as widely as we have and had the extraordinarily amazing experiences we have had, often thanks to the hospitality and generosity of strangers as well as the incredible landscapes and soundtracks which have accompanied us.

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