About This Listing
Beautiful rural schoolhouse converted into a B&B, in the countryside 10 minutes from the beach and just 30 minutes from Malaga. Offers three individual ensuite rooms each with own entrance and terrace, two with their own kitchens. Gardens and pool.
A comfortable bed and breakfast in a restored rural schoolhouse converted into a haven of peace and calm in the heart of the Andalusian countryside. The complex has three guest rooms and a guest lounge in the old school hall, full of rustic charm and character. The gated grounds include ample parking, beautiful mature gardens, with pool, sun terrace, outdoor eating patio, table tennis, barbeque and a trampoline for the kids. Just 10 minutes from the sea, 30 minutes form Malaga city and airport and 5 minutes from the fascinating historic city of Velez-Malaga.
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE THREE ROOMS TO OFFER, ALL AT THE SAME PRICE. THE PRICE RECORDED ON AIRBnB IS PER ROOM! PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT EVEN IF THE CALENDAR SHOWS A DAY AS FREE, IT MEANS THAT AT LEAST ONE ROOM IS AVAILABLE.
WE CAN OFFER DISCOUNTS IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN ONE ROOM, SO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
MAXIMUM CAPACITY WITH ALL THREE ROOMS IS 9 PERSONS.
We offer two rooms with double bed, kitchenette and shower room, and one room with two single beds and shower room. All three rooms have outside patio areas - the two double rooms have terraces with table and two chairs (more can be added) and the twin room has its front door onto the large outdoor dining patio.
Our rooms all have air conditioning and mosquito nets. Prices shown are PER ROOM. Our Winter rate is 48 Euros per night or 240 Euros per week, our Summer rate is 60 Euros per night or 300 Euros per week.
For dining, we have two excellent bar/restaurants a short walk away, or 2 minutes in the car.
Close to us are a wealth of places to explore and here are some of our favourites:
- many beaches within 10-30 minutes drive, of all types
- Velez-Malaga historic town (5 minutes)
- Lake Viñuela and picnic areas and walks (10 mins)
- Mountain villages (20 mins+)
- Nerja, Frigiliana and the Nerja caves (20 mins)
- Malaga city and museums (30 mins)
- Playa del Cañuelo (snorckeling paradise!) (30 mins)
- River Chillar walk - summer walk through a river up into the hills (20 mins)
- Mountain walks and trecking (30 mins)
- Alhama de Granada hot springs and old watermill walk (40 mins)
- Granada and the Alhambra palace(1 hour 15 mins)
- Acuavelis water park (July to September) (10 mins)
Guest lounge with board games, wifi and a library of books. Gardens with pool, table tennis, barbeque, trampoline, boxing pag, chair swing. Peace and tranquility!
Interaction with Guests
We will help our guests as much as possible, with advice on what to do and see (tourist information available). Breakfast is served in the guest lounge or at guest rooms, as required. A laundry service is available.
We are in the rural countryside, but with easy access to reach us. Surrounded by mandarin, avocado and mango trees, in a sub tropical valley. We have two bar/restaurants within a 2 minute drive, and our nearest town is the historic Velez-Malaga, the beach just a few minutes beyond. Lake Viñuela and the mountains are all within a few minutes drive.
We recommend that our guests hire a vehicle.
Other Things to Note
Our double rooms now have super king sized beds (180 x 190cm) with mattresses of the highest quality and comfort technology!
We don't have any rules, but would ask people to please use their common sense. For example:
-If you use the pool at night, please remember other guests may be sleeping
-Please don't take glasses to the poolside - keep them well away on one of the tables, or use paper cups
-Please respect your fellow guests
-Please watch your children on the trampoline, and only one at a time please!
-If you bring your dog, please use the countryside around the Escuela for his exercise and toilet!
-Be happy, relax and enjoy!
Really lovely little guest house in a beautifully restored school. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the beds really really comfy. But the real gem of this place is the hosts, Toni and Imanol, who were warm and welcoming and full of helpful tips about local restaurants, walking tours and the best local beaches. All in all a great stay and would highly recommend a visit.
Arrived somewhat late, but directions from Malaga airport were accurate and Toni gave us a warm welcome. The grounds are immaculate, pool cold but inviting, and serenity is guaranteed. Great locale for those who do not want to be in the thick of things...but easy to get to so many places. Car is a must and driving fairly easy on exceptional autobahns but mountain roads are a bit more challenging. Breakfast is hearty and meeting two other rooms of guests provided great tips for travel and sites. Room is spacious and so nice to have kitchen for small meals.
It was hard to leave as after a week it feels like home. Hats off to Toni and Imanol
Tout simplement superbe.
Très beau cadre, belle chambre avec mini cuisine et frigo, propre, le lit refait chaque jour, accueil charmant.
Le jardin et la piscine sont également très agréables.
Le lieu est très bien situé, au calme, on y dort très bien.
Un rapport qualité/prix exemplaire.
Nous y avons été 5 jours en juillet 2013 et dès notre retour, nous venons de le recommander à des amis.
We loved everything about our stay at Escuela La Crujia! This lovely, unique B&B is a peaceful oasis - a jewel in the Andalusian countryside. The charming school house is surrounded by fruit trees, flowers and shrubs in bloom. We relaxed by the pool and enjoyed eating al fresco in our private dining area just outside of our room. In the morning, our table was set for us and we enjoyed fresh fruit, juice, tapas, coffee, tea and could help ourselves to other items set out in the main building.
Toni and her husband are superb hosts. They are so friendly, warm and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our interesting conversation. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. We really hope to return. We highly recommend that you visit this very special place!
Yes, we are extremely satisfied with our two nights stay at the Escuela. Everything was just perfect (oh, maybe except for the rain but... it'd be hard for the hosts to do something about it :-)) The place has its unique atmosphere, history, tradition - you really can feel it all when you're there! I wonder how great would it be during the summer, with its silence, orange trees, private swimming pool, typical "Andalucian" rural neighbourhood, views, great and very flexible hosts... Can't wait to be back one day!
What a fabulous spot. Our stay could not have been pleasanter. We were sad to be staying only one night! Everything, from our welcome to the lovely spacious accommodation and unexpected kitchenette, to the really inviting visitors' lounge, the pool, breakfast and the proximity of two good, inexpensive restaurants made this an experience we plan to repeat. Thanks, Tony and Ima.
About the Host, Toni
We run a small country b&b for everyone around to enjoy. We are English and Spanish but have settled here in Southern Spain and happy to enjoy our beautiful home with so many interesting people from around the world!