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A Lovingly Restored Farmhouse With Fantastic 9x5m Pool & Amazing Views

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Comares - Finca lo Martin

A Rustic and Rural 200 Year Old Farmhouse That Can Sleep 10/14Guests.

Finca Lo Martin is a beautiful big farmhouse in a peaceful location as it sits within the Montes de Malaga, an amazing unspoilt area of Andalucia.This 200 year old building can easily sleep 10 but has the facilities to sleep 12 making it one of the best value rentals in this area.

Far from being a standard holiday rental this rustic property gives you the real feel of nostalgic rural Spain and makes the rental experience authentic and memorable.

The immediate grounds that are not only home to Ferry and Julie (who reside in Grandma's Cottage, next door) but also their collection of pets which include dogs, cats, and hens.

The feel for the place is homely with fruit, salads and eggs all available fresh and great value.

The patios, terraces and amazing bigger than average Roman stepped swimming pool compliment the farmhouse and then take a back seat as your eyes feast on the amazing views, abundance of local plants, trees and the walks that are begging to be taken.An amazing place.

The nearest village to Finca lo Martin is the stunning mountain village of Comares.

This pretty white village sits hanging off a cliff and has strong Moorish influenced buildings and history, the position of the village means that is will not be commercialised to the main stream tourist trade and the coaches that pour into the villages nearer the coast do not venture this high up, which gives an amazing peaceful environment.

This area is the real Spain, accessible due to it being only 1 hour from Malaga, but unspoilt and in some ways in a time capsule of Olive Groves, Almond Orchards and Orange Trees that drop their fruit into the walkways below.

The experience of renting this amazing farmhouse allows guests to escape the everyday stress of current life whilst either simply relaxing around the pool and grounds or having an agenda that can take in cities such as Malaga and Granada, beaches like Torrox and Nerja with it's famous caves.

There are pretty villages, none as special as Comares that can be searched out and explored in abundance and if you like festivals these take place throughout the year and are plentiful throughout the spring and summer months.

The area lends itself to horse riding, walking, mountain biking, bird watching and many out door facilities.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Property Manager
David and Jacqui Cullimore
Speaks English, French, Spanish, French via e.mail
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

A Lovingly Restored Farmhouse With Fantastic 9x5m Pool & Amazing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Finca lo Martin is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. It's very remote and excellent if you want to spend some relaxing time as a group. Ferry and Julie are lovely and so are their dogs and cats. I was worried that the animals would affect my asthma and allergies, but the animals aren't allowed in the house so I slept very well each night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great group of guests, who totally understood what this amazing farmhouse and lovely unspoiled part of Spain has to offer for a totally relaxing holiday. Thank you.
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Amazing house, amazing surrounding, super holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived somewhere at noon with our rental car at the house.

The first we see is a beautifull big house, and we get a nice and warm welcome from a few dogs and Julie.

We had a very plessant stay in this house and if we had any questions we could always knock on Julies and Ferrys door.

We had everything what we need in and around the house.

We really loved the swimming pool and the surrounding views.

The animals around the house were no problem to us, a mather of fact it was quite fun.

We hope to come back sometime

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great Dutch family who really appreciated the lovely farmhouse and area. Many thanks once again.
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A bit of heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

We arranged to stay in Finca Lo Martin for a family gathering and from the beginning Julie and Ferry (and David and Jacqui who help with the rentals) were great to work with. My partner and I were traveling in Spain for several months so we were able to go and look at the place before making a decision. My first impression was that the property is very well loved and reflects the generosity of spirit of its owners. Having seen one other property that did not really look as the website described, I was pleased that the reality matched what is presented online for Finca Lo Martin. The house is beautiful, spacious and usefully furnished. The kitchen was the best stocked "self-catering" I have ever encountered. The shaded terrace is great for playing, eating meals, and hanging out. The pool is beautiful and larger than most pools in Spanish holiday villas (again, don't be fooled by photos trying to make a dipping pool into Olympic size). From the pool terrace there are amazing views of the countryside and at night you can watch the moon come up over the hills or stare at the stars. Ferry and Julie provided us with herbs and vegies and we bought eggs from their chickens. The dogs went on walks with us (even our midnight full moon walk) and were a constant and comforting presence. Lola the pig is indeed a star. We had three children with us and all the animals (even the cats) were affectionate and calm and did not seem to mind the occasional hug/maul approach of little ones. One of the mums in our group said that it will be pretty impossible to take a holiday anywhere in the future that does not supply cuddly pets on site.

Finca Lo Martin is made for people who like to venture off the beaten track and get away from the crowds. It is rustic but comfortable and beautifully decorated in a warm and homely way. The kind of place you want to go back to again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is such a lovely review and really puts into words what this amazing farmhouse offers as a very special and stunningly beautiful holiday rental. Thank you for understanding what it is we are looking to achieve with this incredible house and appreciating that the advert is as honest as we hoped it would be and paints a true picture.
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How to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Finco lo Martin is a really beautiful and sympathetically restored traditional Andalucian Farmhouse. Such attention to detail meant that we didn't want for anything during our stay. A real home from home. The pool was an oasis and the house and grounds were just lovely. The animals added a lot to our stay; listening out for Lola the pig on her afternoon wander, saying hello to the dogs and cats. Julie, Ferry & family made us feel very welcome; they were there if you needed them. The location of the house meant that if you were looking for peace & quiet and stunning views - that's exactly what you got. Found the drive to the house a little hair raising but since we were happy to hole up there apart from a couple of short trips into lovely Comares, that wasn't an issue. A truly relaxing and luxurious break. I would not hesitate in going back and have done nothing but talk about it to friends to the point we might need to talk commission!

Colette & Ian

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review from another happy guest. we are very proud that all our valued guests are really enjoying this stunning and tranquil part of Spain and also that all our hard work has given us a wonderful farmhouse that is fully appreciated. Thank you very much once again for a great review.
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Amazing - totally brilliant!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say? We had a superb holiday - nothing, nothing went wrong. Cloudless sky, a tremendous secluded location. Julie and Ferry are lovely people and couldn't have been more obliging. We didn't go anywhere much apart from Julie's favourite Torre de Mar! Go for a walk down the track and dogs seem to decide which one will go with you. Very much a place to chill out and look to your own cooking - great! Unfortunately for my wife, house has Sky so I was able to watch the footie. Hooray! [Bit sad though eh?]

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on a hillside

  • 5 of 5

Stunning farmhouse, lovingly restored to keep lots of original features but with all modern conveniences. The owners Julie and Ferry could not have been better. Close by with assistance if needed. The animals added a really homely feel to the place, espically Lola! The road from Malaga to Comares is stunning if alittle hair raising in places. The farmhouse is located outside Los Ventorros and the road up to it needs to be driven with care, however don't let that put you off, the rewards are more than worth it. Julie said the area was her piece of heaven and having spent a week there......I'm incline to agree.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review from some lovely people and as usual Lola the pig is the main attraction, well maybe in joint position with the pool and views. Thanks once again for a lovely review it is appreciated.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Los Ventorros
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Olias A7
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Los Ventorros
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Tranquil, Peaceful and Stunning are all descriptions which relate to this amazing area of Andalucia, close enough to add city trips such as Malaga and Granada to your agenda,the Alhambra Palace is a must and Finca lo Martin is realistically positioned to visit the famous caves of Nerja.

Within an hour there are stunning villages and amazing beaches, within 2 you can be nearly in Gibraltar or have stopped and shopped in Marbella or seen the riches of Puerto Banus .

This amazing area of the Mountains of Malaga is great to explore and wonderful to spend your holiday in.

The local land still has olives and almonds dripping of the trees and this amazing beautifully restored Farmhouse with private pool blends into the surroundings perfectly.


Walking through the cobbled streets of the village is a delight. Not only is there a timeless, peaceful atmosphere throughout, but you can take a sub-conscious history lesson as you walk. The coloured ceramic tiles which decorate the village tell the story of Comares’ place in Spanish history since the 3rd century BC. The remaining ruins of the huge Moors fortress of Comares tells a little of the story itself, but there is little remaining.

There are a handful of fantastic bars in Comares, a couple of exceptional restaurants and many doorstep stalls selling local wine, raisins, almonds, olives, honey and cheese. The local produce is mouth watering, and the little doorstep shops make cooking in a self catering Comares villa or apartment an absolute delight. During the St Hilairo de Poitiers festival from the 25th – 27th August each year, Comares springs into life, transforming form a sleepy, sun-drenched village to become a haven of activity, music, dance and food.

Comares lies just outside the Malaga Mountains Nature Park, a wonderful area of mountains, river valleys and thick forests awash with wildlife. The park is a fantastic place to walk and climb, surrounded by some of the finest views to be found across Andalucia, and in amongst the indigenous wildlife of the region.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Comares, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/ Autumn
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring / Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Main Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


The prices in July and August are for up to 10 guests plus 2 Babies/small children. The prices at all other times are up to 6 guests, for extra guests at all other times of the year, we simply ask an extra £50 per person, per week.
For groups of 4 and less we offer a 10% discount for all seasons apart from peak.
3 wks for the price of 2 in January, February, March, November and December, excluding Christmas.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Comares in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Part of En Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Part of En Suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Downstairs
  • With 4 bathrooms in this house there is adequate facilities for the numbers of guests it can accommodate, all the bathrooms are quaint and stylish and many have views !!!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes en Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes en Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Includes Toilet & Sink
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , There is flexibility to have a double bed.
  • The 2 biggest double bedrooms all have views onto the pool area and beyond, they both have en-suites. One includes a shower and the other one has a bath. The other 2 upstairs bedrooms share a pretty shower room, one of the bedrooms is a double and the other one is a lovely curtained off open plan area which can be flexible via the use of 2 single beds or a double bed. All the rooms are generous in proportion and are full of character. The downstairs room is ideal for an elderly relation not only because the double bedroom is on the ground floor but it has it's own toilet and doors leading onto pool terrace. For numbers greater than 10 sleeping is via a nice quality sofa bed on the ground floor. By allowing the capacity to be 12 we are offering possibly one of the best value rentals in such a lovely location in Andalucia, please understand we are being flexible to help offer large families or groups of guests stunning value, there is 5 good bedrooms, please ask any questions
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Please understand that this amazing Farmhouse has not been designed especially for specific number of guests, so although it is very much aimed at 10 with tables and bedroom facilities etc, by allowing the extra guests you have to be flexible with your approach.As honestly advertised this a large Farmhouse and many guests tend to have their favourite spot be it inside or out, it is an amazing environment to stay in and being rustic and charming allows children to let off steam without parents worrying about designer furniture or Ming vases being broken. The aim is for you to enjoy the experience and live in a real Spanish environment for your holiday, let Finca lo Martin be part of your holiday fun and enjoy the Farmhouse and what is has to offer. Ferry and Julie are willing with upfront notice to cook if required and although very discreet are very helpful and can offer you plenty of local knowledge that helps make the rural experience more enjoyable. Please ask any questions.

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