Perfect family holiday location, private pool, facilities for all ages
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About Mari Hurlock
We are a retired couple from the UK who came to this rural area of Spain to escape the rat race of working in London. We have lived and worked in various parts of the world, including Africa and India.
Mari Hurlock purchased this House in 1998
Why Mari Hurlock chose Vélez-Málaga
We discovered the location while visiting friends in the area and had the wonderful experience of designing and building our own home which we hope you will love as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
The house is in a superb spot with fabulous views out over the Benamargosa valley across to the hill-top village of Comares. We loved the feeling of space and tranquillity, and the easy access to the most popular tourist sites in the area.
Pool / Spa
Smoking outside with care for the environment.
Small children to be supervised at all times.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Wonderful Week at El Padron
I am not good at relaxing or switching off but the moment you step through the door of El Padron, you feel the everyday stresses of life melt away, and you know you are going to have a wonderful holiday in this little piece of paradise. Mari and Clive are superb hosts; so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Mari kept in touch with emails before our holiday and gave us lots of advice and super directions to get to the rendezvous point.
The road to the house is bumpy but Mari advised a car with a decent road clearance and we had no trouble. It is an interesting and exciting journey which twists and turns over the hills into hidden valleys past houses with goats, a donkey, mango trees and friendly dogs basking in the sunshine.
It is easy to lose track of time, relaxing on one of the terraces, looking onto the conical hills, mountain ranges, and white, hilltop villages in the distance.
El Padron is full of character and has a lovely feeling of a well-loved home. It is extremely well-equipped and has everything you could possibly need for a happy holiday. We had 3 generations in our party and there is something provided for everyone; boules, swimming pool, loungers, board games and table tennis.
It is ideally situated to explore this part of Spain, and I would highly recommend this beautiful house.
Thank you, Mari and Clive, for a super holiday.
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good, peaceful time with us and also got in some visits to the lovely cities in our area.
Looking for the perfect venue for a holiday with our family, spanning three generations, was never going to be easy. It had to be somewhere special, something a little out of the ordinary; unforgettable. We were not disappointed!
The journey to the villa was exhilarating in itself, but the hidden treasure at the end was well worth waiting for. From the moment we stepped through the door of this truly beautiful rustic villa it felt like home.
Our amazing hosts Mari and Clive went out of their way to make our holiday one to remember; the care they had taken and attention to detail was evident in every room.
The pool was spectacular, surrounded by views of the mountains and jasmine scented gardens; paradise. It was the perfect setting for relaxing and as a base for sightseeing.
We would definitely like to visit Villa El Padron again. Not to be missed.
Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so glad that we were able to provide your whole family with a holiday they will remember, and we would just like to say an extra thank you for your consideration and care for the property. You would all be more than welcome to visit again!
"We really enjoyed our st...
"We really enjoyed our stay in Spain. Mari and Clide really made sure everything was set up for us to be able to enjoy the place. The house is fantastic, the swimming pool is nice,the views are great and the place is very well organised. We stayed longer than initially planed and we will be back!"
Vu magnifique, maison très bien équipée, bonne literie, hôte accueillant et bienveillants.
Le calme règne, la piscine est agréable, avec les barbecues très utile.
Un grand merci à M... et C... et une bonne continuation dans la location de leur logement
Merci beaucoup, nous sommes heureux d'apprendre que vous avez apprecie votre sejour dand notre maison et que vous l'avez utilise pour visiter tous les merveilleux endroits de la region. Nous serions tres heureux de vous revoir!
Maison absolument fantastique dans un endroit idyllique.
La maison est très spacieuse, nous étions 8 et il y avait largement la place et plus pour nous tous. L'aménagement est très réussi et très accueillant. La maison est originale dans un style "Dali" à Port Ligat et décorée avec beaucoup de goût. On se sent comme des invités dans une maison de famille. La vue est époustouflante et les couchers de soleil à couper le souffle. Lieu éloigné de la route dans un havre de paix et de calme. Un endroit secret et magique. Nos hôtes ont été parfaits et très disponibles tout en restant tout à fait discrets. La maison est proche d'un lac artificiel avec des activités de marche, vélo et canoë, il y a des villages à proximité avec restaurants et petits supermarchés. La côte est à environ 30 minutes et les belles plages de la Réserve Naturelle à environ 50 minutes. Je recommanderai sans hésiter pour des groupes d'amis ou des familles appréciant la nature, le calme et la beauté.
Thank you for your very kind review and for being such great guests. We are so glad that you appreciated our home and made the most of what the area has to offer.
Un petit coin de paradis !
La maison est magnifiiqie, spacieuse, décorée avec goût et très bien équipée. Calme absolu et repos assurés ! Très bon point de départ pour des excursions à la journée vers Malaga, Grenade, Cordoue, Ronda, etc... Mari et Clive sont des hôtes charmants, disponibles et aidants. La piscine et les vues sur la campagne d’andalousie sont parfaites. Idéal pour des vacances ressourçantes !
Merci pour votre aimable critique. Ce fut un réel plaisir de vous rencontrer et merci de prendre soin de notre maison et de son contenu. Un grand merci pour l'entretien de l'eau. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour.
El Padron is situated in the scattered hamlet of La Dehesa de Triana, nestled in the hills between Lake Vinuela and the Benamargosa valley in the lovely Axarquia region. The house is reached by a 3km country road which winds up into the hills, giving fabulous views from the Mountain of La Maroma to the coast at Torre del Mar and around to the white hilltop village of Comares. The area is central to many of the tourist attractions of Andalucia, with the lovely city of Granada, the Alhambra Palace and the Sierra Nevada only 1.5 hours away, the fascinating and compact city of Cordoba 2 hours away, and the largely ignored but interesting city of Málaga only 40 minutes away. There are two golf courses within 40 minutes of the house - Añoreta which is about 35 - 40 minutes away, and Baviera, which is 25 minutes away at the coast at Torre del Mar. There are many good beaches in the area, the prettiest being a little further east near the town of Nerja where various watersports are available for the more active. The caves at Nerja are a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, especially in the hotter months. A visit to Lobo Park near Antequera is also recommended - here you can experience the spine-tingling experience of the wolves 'night howl'.
Golf: There are 2 golf courses within easy reach of the property - La Baveira at Caleta de Velez, and La Anoreta at Rincon de la Victoria.
For reviews of the property please have a look at Homelidays website 6199282.