Large Andalucian Farmhouse, close to village of Colmenar, Malaga Province - Fantastic Location To Rest, Relax, Walk, Ideal For Daytrips To Granada, Ronda, Malaga, Near Village
- English, Spanish, Basic French
My husband and I moved to this beautiful region 16 years are still singing its praises! Our children were born here and have totally embraced the Spanish way of life and language. We endured many years of toil, mañana syndrome, heat, frustration, situations lost in heard it all in the novels! We now run our own exclusive property rental business here in this spectacular region. We have a selection of beautiful properties to suit most peoples' requirements, with private pools, gardens and fabulous views. It was worth it, sometimes we even squeeze a little time to enjoy the sunshine, relaxing way of life and fabulous regional vino! Our extensive knowledge of the area we also pass on to clients to ensure they have a wonderful time.
Angela purchased this Farmhouse in 1995
Why Angela chose Colmenar
We arrived in Spain looking for a sea view and bought a view to see! Words cannot describe the spectacular , panoramic views from the property that we encountered on our first visit, all illuminated by a bright full moon. It was love at first sight! The area was, and still is a real " breath of fresh air" , rolling countryside, beautiful scenery, quaint, Moorish villages steeped in history and traditions, a slow pace of life and of course the sunshine. Who wouldn't appreciate that! Great location for exploring Andalucia or the beaches,water parks and shopping complexes are only 35 minutes away. This spacious, comfortable property offers complete relaxation,to swim, sunbathe, read, catch up with family & friends. An ideal place to unwind and enjoy.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We are located in a Natural Park, the surrounding countryside is rich in the flora and fauna of this Mediterranean region. Beautiful for walking in cool pine forests, exploring, seeking out neolithic cave painting, ancient dolmans' and the fabulous rock formations in the Torcal near Antequera The farmhouse is however only a short drive from the village with plenty of shops to stock up on essentials. The main coastal motorway linking you to all of Andalucia is only 6 kms away so the hustle and bustle of coastal/city life is still only a short drive away. We would like to think that our family home is enjoyed as much by our visitors, as we have done ourselves for many years. Modern comforts in a beautifully reformed Andalucian farmhouse, reflecting a bygone age in all its glory.
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If you want the hustle and bustle of the big city, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to get a taste of rural Spain, then this might just be your oasis. The farmhouse is large and can accommodate a big group. There are multiple areas both indoor and outdoor to congregate. The views from the patio are beautiful at all hours of the day or night. The outside propane grill was a big plus for us. When we ate at the farmhouse, we cooked on the grill and ate at the outdoor dining area. There is a small pool for cooling off and many lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing. Our biggest problem was finding the farmhouse upon arriving in Colmenar. The location is 5-10 minutes from the village of Colmenar up the winding and narrow road to Solano (just a side note: if you are unfamiliar with Spain, all the roads in the villages and rural areas are narrow). You will be about an hours drive to Malaga and a little more than an hours drive to the the beaches at Torre Del Mar and Nerja. If you like to sleep in, be forewarned that there are roosters on and about the property. They will let you know when dawn is breaking. All in all, we had a very relaxing stay in Colmenar.
House was nice, but attached to another property and has a small pool
The positives - the house is nice, has a charming rustic feel, aircon in most bedrooms, in a nice location with good views and Angela was welcoming and helpful when we needed to find a doctor (ear infection).
The negatives - the pool is around 4m by 7m, and around 1m deep which was a disappointment for us; we were also surprised to find we couldn't use the patio with the best view as its the roof of the attached properties kitchen; the wifi is out of range from the pool area as the walls of the villa are so think; the access road is not for the faint-hearted and there were a lot of wasps (but Angela organised someone to come and spray towards the end of the week).
Overall we still enjoyed our week there, but I felt the price and description of the villa were out of keeping with what we found
Stunning views, peaceful and relaxing.
We had a lovely stay here and enjoyed the extra things for the children like the trampoline, tree house, slide, chickens and ping pong table. There was so much space that it was very comfortable for us with four children. The house was very clean and well looked after. The track leading down to the house is not ideal as it is very bumpy and steep but the surroundings made up for it. Would highly recommend and we hope to come back in the near future.
Thank you for your kind review.
So glad you all enjoyed our beautiful Andalucian farmhouse and the children enjoyed the outside facilities too.
Due to the rain the track was bumpy in parts but we have now had our local farmer smooth it out again.The joys of the countryside!
It would be lovely to welcome you to our house again any time int he future
We have just returned from 10 days at this beautiful farmhouse feeling relaxed and refreshed. No one wanted to go home - what a find! We love Andalucia and have visited many times but this has been our favourite place to stay by far!
The perfect mix of exploring and relaxing, table tennis and the trampoline were a real hit and the barbecue was fired up most nights as we ate outside admiring the fabulous views.
The local village provided ample choice of food and great wine for self catering which meant we ate in every night - it was too good not to!
The house itself was large and rambling which provided plenty of space for us all and the reviews are right - very comfy beds.
We all loved it!
Angela was the perfect hostess - just there when you needed her.
Thank you so much for such a lovely holiday.
Thank you so much for your great review. Very pleased that you enjoyed our lovely farmhouse and also the beautiful area in which we live. It definetly has lots to offer and we are still exploring the vast expanse of Andalucia, its history, traditions , sleepy villages , beautiful scenery, hidden beaches and historic cities ourselves! Difficult to explain how great the views are but now you know! Previous clients have often mentioned that the views are much better than they expected, so thank you for agreeing. Andalucia is beautiful and maybe we will see you all gain sometime in the future. Many thanks Angela.
An amazing house with fabulous views
We had 7 days of bliss. The house is homely, tastefully furnished with ample space. The house excessed our expectations. With five adults, 3 children and 1 infant their is plenty to do and fun to be had. The kids loved the pool and playing table tennis for hours plus adventuring amongst the olive trees. An excellent and handy location with stunning views. We had the best time and Angela our host was friendly and helpful. Thank you Angela for letting your beautiful farm house to us, we truly had a wonderful Spanish holiday.
Thank you so much for your great review, it gives a great refelction of your holiday with us.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and that the children enjoyed the house and gardens. Also that you were all able to embrace a little of our Spanish lifestyle here in Andalucia
I have to admire you for travelling half way across the world with 3 young children! Hope the family in London are well and that your journey back to New Zealand went smoothly. Maybe we will see you or your family again. Best Wishes to you all. Angela
Fab for families
This is the second time we have stayed at this glorious farmhouse as a family. The children have plenty of things to keep them occupied, chickens, walks, trampoline, tree house, table tennis along with the requisite pool and sunshine! A real home from home and extremely comfortable and a bonus , good quality cotton sheets! I really am transfixed with the views each time we have stayed and the gorgeous countryside. Although located in the countryside, waving to the goat herder each evening and watching the sunrise over the mountains, the village is not too far away. It also has an excellent bakery and butchers along with the normal small supermarkets. A great help was the info. book which gave us new ideas which we would not normally have known about. The Wolf Park near Antequera and the new Marina at Malaga are well recommended and roof top cocktails!...Thank you Angela, a great idea for my sons birthday. Angela was very helpful which made our stay even more enjoyable.
We will be booking again next year , probably September this time. Muchas Gracias
Hi Pam and family
Thank you for your kind review.
Glad you all enjoyed your holidays with us again so much.
We do our upmost to ensure that clients are happy during their holidays in our villas and I think the personal touch is very important.
We will be celebrating again with cocktails, told you you would love it.
Also thank you for the bottle of wine.
See you again soon hopefully
Special interest holidays:
"Introduction to Andalucia " tours. Yoga classes, individual/ group. Regional cookery courses and demonstrations on request. Organized walks for all levels. There are a also has many mapped walks around the local area through beautiful countryside. Pony trekking. Spanish classes for all levels, holiday, experienced etc. Quad biking approx 45 minutes drive way, day and half day rides. Minibus and driver can be hired for day excursions to Alhambra Palace, Ronda, Cordoba etc if a large group/family and wish to travel together and relax!. Painting days, language courses for holiday makers, manicures/pedicures, beauty treatments and massages can be arranged.
There is a vast selection of beaches/ water parks to choose from, the nearest being approx 30 mins by car. Due to our central location, travel to the west or east side of Malaga coast is a comfortable drive. Torremolinos 30 mins. Malaga 30 mins (cathedral, beaches, port). Benalmadena 45 mins (award winning marina, beaches). Fuengirola 45 mins. Marbella 1 hour. Gibraltar 1 hour 40 mins(toll road). Nerja 1 hour. Lake Vinuela is only 20 mins and has good restaurants. All times are approx.
Malaga airport is approx 35 mins drive. Granada airport is approx 1 hour/1 hour 10 mins. Gibraltar airport under 2 hours. Directions to property for arrival are provided. Car hire is essential as we are located 4kms from the local village. Taxis can be hired at a small cost for evenings out from the village and there is a bus service into Malaga from Colmenar 3/4 times a day.
Colmenar the local village is a short drive 5/7 mins with all facilities. Lake Vinuela 20/25 mins. Malaga 30/35 mins. Velez Malaga/ Torre del Mar 40 mins. Marbella 1hour/1 hour 10 mins. Ronda, Gibraltar, Granada, Cordoba under 2 hours. Fuengirola Zoo 45 minutes. Selwo Wildlife Safari 1 h 30 mins. Telecabin chairlifts 40 minutes. Aqua Velez 40 mins. Plaza Mayor shopping/entertaiment/cinema 40 mins. El Ingenio shopping/entertainmetn/cinema 40 mins. Malaga Cathederal/Picasso museum 35 mins.
A comprehensive guide to the area, its facilities, locations of shopping centres (5+), water parks (3), beaches, marinas, leisure parks, historical places, country walks (Montes de Malaga, Torcal National Park), horse riding, dolphin/fishing trips, local events and ferias and other activities is provided to help get the best out of your stay in this beautiful area of Spain.
During the summer months many local shops close 2 until 5pm and all day Sunday. Large shopping centres are open 10am to 10pm day mon to sat often with restaurants and tapas bars. Rincon de la Victoria has a large hypermarket, Carrefour, open on a Sunday morning in July/August. There are 2 local banks in the village of Colmenar with ATM,s in all languages. Travel cot, high chair available on request. Wifi on request 25€ pw or 40€ for 2 weeks. Booking are from Saturday to Saturday during peak season and for full weeks. Out of season we are flexible on arrival dates,charges are made for electric and fire wood.