Stunning, tranquil place with everything you'll need for your stay with us
- English, English and limited Spanish
About Lorraine Pendry
We have been visiting this part of Spain since 1998, loved it so much, we decided to move here, we moved onto a 46ft Motor Cruiser, for 8 years, whilst selling up our house and possessions, we were finally able to make the leap in 2010! We adore the Axarquia region, we never tire of the wonderful views and stunning scenery, we love telling our guests all about it and guiding them to places of natural beauty and interest, we would love you to join us here for your holiday and should you wish, we can advise on places to visit. We look forward to meeting you.
Lorraine Pendry purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Lorraine Pendry chose Comares
We were shown a few parcels of land, but none were what we wanted, but then one of our friends who was in property, told us of this plot of land in Las Cuevas, we though we should take a look, well, we fell in love with the lovely views and the size of the plot, we couldn't say no!! Within 6 months the house was built and the rest is history, here we are!!! Moving to Spain was the best thing we ever did, with our family and friends visiting us and having made some wonderful friends, Spanish and English, what more could we want!
What makes this Apartment unique
The wonderful climate, although we do have some really wet winters, overall the weather is wonderful, you know you can rely on the weather in the summer for a BBQ or a pool party! Even in the winter, during the day, if the sun is shining, it's warm, until the evening when the temperature drops, but never as cold as the UK. We grow Olives, something we could never do in the UK, never, ever been gardeners, but we are slowly learning how it works! We now have 6 beautiful rescue dogs, all came to us in bad condition, but now happy and content, they are all gentle souls, obviously they will bark when they see you , but soon will become a great source of entertainment and will love pats and tickles from you, should you wish to befriend them all.
Pool / Spa
Smoking is allowed outside the Studio
Children not allowed
Please remember, wash off Sun Cream before entering the pool, grease can cause a discolouration, which can be difficult to retrieve, thank you.
Please DO NOT use glass poolside or pool terrace, if glass gets into the pool, it will mean loss of use, need to be emptied and refilled at your cost.
Please drive slowly on our property as some of our dogs are slower at moving than others, thank you.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A charming and peaceful place
We spent a wonderful week at Casa Lorel. Lorraine and Nigel were perfect hosts, attentive without being intrusive. The pool was immaculate and the studio was very clean, neat and had everything we needed. Beautiful vistas all around. If you are looking for a relaxing break in peaceful countryside then Casa Lorel is perfect. Thanks to both of you and give the pups a cuddle from us!
So glad you enjoyed the tranquility of our home, our dogs loved you both, allowed in to join you was a great treat for them! Thank you for the lovely review, you were great guests and we enjoyed your company, thank you too for coming along to hear me sing, it was very kind...you left the studio very clean, and we hope you will return soon on your next holiday..
Everything you need and more, amazing pool, great views and wonderful hosts.
Stunning views in the mountains, far enough out to feel like you are really in “the Campo”, but within easy driving distance of some of the most unspoilt white villages, and some of the most pretty beaches of the coast.
Lorraine and Nigel could not have been more welcoming hosts, ready with a glass of ice cold beer after a long journey. They could not have done anything more for us, and going out to dinner with them on our last night was a total joy.
The welcome pack went above and beyond even including beer, bacon and cava what more could you want !
The pool is really quite large and probably the cleanest and sparkliest I have ever seen.
The dogs are adorable and for us having left our German Shepard at home really made our holiday although our hosts made sure they were very well behaved and made sure they weren’t obtrusive.
We will definitely be back, already looking at flights !
Thank you very much for you lovely review. You were the first to meet our new rescue German Shepherd Scout, very fearful, but you very good with him, you were lovely guests and enjoyed your company too, we hope we will see you again in the future, thank you again.
Wonderful surroundings and tranquility
We stayed for 6 nights and had a wonderful time. Lorraine and Nigel were very welcoming and lovely people.
We spent most of our time around the pool and although the weather wasn’t the best a couple of days, we still had a great stay.
You will not be disappointed with this property or the hosts!
Thank you both for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Sorry you had a few days of not so good weather, but we enjoyed your company for your “welcome to studio Lorel” drink....what a lovely couple, we thought, hope to see you in the future.
Lorraine and Nigel
Views for days
We had a lovely relaxing time!!! It is so peaceful and tranquil on the hillside and a suntrap for those sun lovers.
A car is a must but it gives you the freedom to visit lots of beautiful places locally.
Hosts are great and very helpful
Thank you Aidan and Jenny for you comments, we loved having you to stay and enjoyed our evening together at Venta El Charo, for that lovely steak meal. Hopefully we will see you again and thank you for our present of beer and cava, very much appreciated!
Lorraine and Nigel
A lovely property and a superb pool and garden area with amazing views.
My husband and I have just returned home after 2 weeks of total relaxation. We spend much of our time lazing by the pool and making full use of the day bed and sun lounges. When we did venture out the area has the most stunning scenery and plenty of places to visit. We used the bbq several evenings and swam in the pool late into the evening. The local bars are very friendly and the food is very good. The owners Lorraine and Nigel are very friendly and have a great knowledge of the area. They make you feel at home and also respect your privacy. We are planning to return soon.
Thank you Sue and Phil for your lovely comments, we enjoyed having you to stay at our studio, our dogs enjoyed their treats from you too..... we’re glad you enjoy the facilities, the pool, the garden/terrace and the beautiful surrounding areas. We shall look forward to seeing you on your return for a future holiday.
Lorraine and Nigel x
A lovely place to stay in a charming rural location and friendly owners
Our 10 day holiday was wonderfully relaxing at this absolutely lovely location. The accommodation has everything you need and the pool is ideally located to swim and take in the views over the valley. A nice way to cool down in the almost guaranteed sunshine. The owners Lorraine and Nigel are very friendly and generous, more than reflected in the lovely welcome pack warm welcome on our arrival. They were always on hand if needed and were always keen to answer our many (probably never ending) questions regarding the region. There is much to recommend and I am sure we will be back.
Thank you very much, what lovely things to say, we would love to see you here again on a future holiday, we’re glad you enjoyed the Studio and it’s facilities, more improvements to come, hopefully see you again in the future!
Las Cuevas is approximately 1 hour from Malaga airport, situated in a triangle of villages, Comares 20 minutes drive, which is a pretty ‘blanco’ village sitting 739 metres above sea level, with amazing views from the Mediterranean coast to the mountains of Sierra Navada. Riogordo 5 mins drive and Benamagosa 15 mins drive, all pretty villages with small local run supermarkets and bars, within an hours drive the attractions available are plenty, ranging from walks, go-carting, pony trekking, golf, water parks, beaches, historic cities, Spanish bars, restaurants, shopping centres and villages. Nerja only 1 hour away with it’s beaches and famous caves, is a lovely place to visit and even the Sierra Navada Mountains are just a 2 hour drive away, with the stunning mountain range that stretch for miles, a spectacular sight to see. Also there are some beautiful coves and beaches along the Costa del Sol, some sandy, some pebbles, there is Torre del Mar, which has an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops and in the summer evenings, there are shops that sell all kinds of goods, from clothes, handbags, sweets, ice cream to tapas and don't forget the famous churros and chocolate, the long doughnut type pastry that you dip into the thick warm chocolate sauce, lovely! You can wander around for hours, in and out of different bars and restaurants all with their own different menus in the lovely warm evening air, sit on the beach late into the evening, even have a late swim or paddle in the sea. But If relaxing is all you need, then the Andalucian countryside is perfect for you, here you can enjoy picnics, birdwatching, star gazing, painting, photography or simply relaxing by the pool. Enjoy a BBQ on the terrace with a cool drink and even take an evening dip in the pool, the warm nights make the pool a lovely relaxing end to your day. During the summer months there are fiestas taking place in all the villages, you just have to look up on the internet to find out which one is happening, where and when, you can even work your holiday around some of them, our own fiesta in Las Cuevas takes place on the first Friday in August, last all weekend, so just a walk down the road to entertainment, music, food and a cool drink. Why not come along for a walking, hiking holiday, a great place to visit, especially with your camera.
You can find out more on http://www.absoluteaxarquia.com or copy the following text into your search engine: Fiestas in Axarquia on the Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain www.absoluteaxarquia.com