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Gorgeous Andaluz Farmhouse Malaga 4

Gorgeous Andaluz Farmhouse Malaga 4

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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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!

Amenities
Indoor fireplace
Pool
Kitchen
Breakfast
Wifi
Cable TV
House Rules
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Check out by 12PM (noon)
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Randall User Profile
August 2017
If your in Andalusia, you should make a point to visit Marina and Nacho's place. They are wonderful hosts who have a place that is beyond amazing. We chose to stay here for the last part of our busy trip through Spain as a quite place to relax a bit and relaxing doesn't begin to …
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
It was a pleasure to host you both and I am delighted our tips made for a fantastic end to your holiday. Hope to see you both again in the not too distant future! All the best!
August 2017

Sheldon User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful home with a gorgeous view. Nacho and Marina were very kind and helpful! The house was very nice and clean, met many lovely travelers. Might want to rent a car because it is quite a trek down to Colmenar and all the markets. It is about 30 min from Malaga so its great if…
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Hi Sheldon, we are glad you enjoyed your stay so much and meeting other travellers who you connected well with. We do recommend guests rent a car to have more freedom and to explore the amazing sites near here which are inaccessible by public transport but we offer a pick up service which you and your girlfriend benefitted from as well as organising taxis when necessary for you. We live in the countryside so of course there can be some insects outside but that is part of being in nature. It is true in the summer your room is one of the warmest in the house (our bedroom is by far the warmest). We do not have air conditioning as it is almost always unnecessary here and instead provide fans because of their limited environmental impact. There are always loads of spots around the farm to find a cool place to be in the height of the summer and the salt pool is super refreshing. We suggest guests sleep with the windows open as it is so quiet here and there is almost always a cool breeze at night. We find some of our American guests are so used to air conditioning that it is difficult for them to conceive living without it but as one of the biggest household contributors to global warming, we do not plan to install any. I hope you understand as you were here in the height of the summer and that, in Andalusia, is hot and one needs to be prepared for that psychologically when travelling or living here....We apologise for the Wifi being more limited than usual as you were here towards the end of the month. As I explained, it is much faster at night so guests can always have more access then after 11 pm but again, we had a full house when you were here so our capacity got used up more quickly than usual. Many thanks and all the best to you both.
July 2017

Brandon User Profile
September 2014
Wow! What an amazing home in a spectacular location! Of course, having Nacho and Marina as hosts was the cherry on top. If you are looking for a place to get away from the city but want to be close enough to get back quickly, this is it. In addition, this a great location to have…
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Brandon, Thanks for such a sweet and generous review. We are so glad our home served your purpose so well!! You guys were fantastic guests and we loved meeting you and hearing about life in San Diego and Ukraine. We very much looking forward to having you guys back again soon. Do let us know if we can help you with properties etc. All the best, M and N xxxxx
September 2014

Katerina User Profile
May 2012
My friends and I had the most relaxing and rich experience at El Romeral with Marina and Nacho. They were extremely hospitable and welcomed us into their home with open arms. Very kind, life-loving people who will do anything they can to ensure you a pleasant stay. The country…

Stan User Profile
October 2017
Only Airbnb we returned to in Spain from trip 3 years ago. Wonderful hosts in a Spainish home located in hills between Granada, Rhonda and white villages in Andalusia. Don't pass us any opportunity for one of the meals prepared by Nacho. Best meal in 3 weeks of travel though Moro…

Anette User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic location, wonderful food and piece and quiet surroundings. Great place to charge batteries and just look at the stars or sit in the shade/sun.

Alex User Profile
September 2017
We stayed for 7 nights and because we booked a little short notice, in three different rooms. Our preference was for Room 2 as it was nice and cozy plus it's probably the quietest spot in the house. Room 1 was also nice and these two share a bathroom which is very convenient, y…

Hosted by Marina

Colmenar, SpainJoined in October 2011
Marina User Profile
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I am an experienced interpreter, reflexologist and Thai Yoga Massage therapist 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 Mala…
Languages: English, Español, Français
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