Absolutely gorgeous 350 year old Spanish farmhouse set in 17 hectares of almond and olive groves and wilderness which is part of the Montes de Malaga National Park. This eco-friendly 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 and beautiful, fully-restored bedrooms and is full of atmosphere and charm.
This is a very relaxing and safe place to chill out in and is by far the best deal you are likely to find anywhere near here! It is close to the charming and vibrant city of Malaga yet you feel like you are worlds away.
For guests who do not have access to a car, we can do pick-ups from the airport in Malaga, from the city itself or from Antequera or Granada. Just ask!
There are four double bedrooms (two with modern ensuite bathrooms with deep bath tubs and 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.
This is an enormous upstairs double bedroom and living room space. It is often used for yoga and meditation but is equally a great space for children to play indoors. It receives beautiful early morning light and is a great chill-out space.
It has a large double bed with a top of the range mattress and 100% cotton linen. Equally one or several single beds can also be set up if a few people would like to share the space (It sleeps 4 comfortably). The bathroom is downstairs and shared with my husband and me and other guests if other rooms are occupied. It is light and airy.
Guests say they sleep like logs here. It is extremely tranquil with just birdsong to accompany your slumber.
There is a large, comfortable kitchen downstairs (with delicious 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, including down to the river which is part of the property. There is a lending library with a wide variety of literature available.
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 half an hour from Malaga and the airport and 1 hour 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.
Equally we are only 40 minutes 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, homegrown 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 an additional cost and depending on what you would like (fruit salad, smoothies, a traditional Andaluz breakfast, eggs (poached, boiled or fried), 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 €15 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 spent 20 years in the catering and hotel industry as a maitre d' in 5 star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants 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, Body Harmony, Mayan cosmology etc. etc. as well as the occasional party. We won't force any of this on you, though, if that's not your bag...
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, French and a smattering of Italian and Portuguese...
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 hope to see you! Enjoy and happy travels!