Home exchange: Colmenar - Marina's home - Málaga/Spain - GuestToGuest
This home is

A small paradise: removed from the world, it’s a place to simply be happy

What your guests will love about your home
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This is an absolutely gorgeous 350 year old Spanish farmhouse set in 37 hectares of almond and olive groves and wilderness which is part of the Montes de Malaga National Park. This eco-friendly farm also has its own vineyard (Shiraz grapes mainly) and is totally organic. It has a warm, cosy, homely feel and is set amongst breathtaking countryside. It has a salt water swimming pool and beautiful, fully-restored bedrooms and is full of atmosphere and charm. This is a safe and relaxing place to chill out and we normally rent out our rooms but are happy to try out exchanges. Although we are close to Malaga - a vibrant, charming, spirited city, it feels like you are worlds away here. There are four double bedrooms (two with modern ensuite bathrooms with deep bath tubs and power showers). We only offer two rooms through Guest to Guest as we are set up as a rural hotel and this is our business. Both rooms are lovely and comfortable. The first bedroom known as 'The Healing Room' is light and bright with a window overlooking the mountains and it leads on to our terrace. It has wooden beams, a large double bed with a top of the range mattress and 100% cotton linen. This is the first bedroom to appear in the photos on this listing. The bathroom is large, airy and full of natural light and has a deep sunken bath tub and power shower. The second room is slightly smaller but is also a double with mountain views, its own very small terrace an ensuite bathroom and a comfortable double bed with 100% cotton linen. Both rooms are very comfortable and pleasant. Guests say they sleep like logs here. It is extremely tranquil with just birdsong to accompany your slumber. There is a large, comfortable kitchen (with great coffee as well as lots of teas and infusions) internet, wifi, a landline, huge gas oven, enormous fireplace, salt water swimming pool, organic vegetable garden, and lots of great areas to walk in, including down to the river which is part of the property. There is a lending library with a wide variety of literature. You can do yoga, paint, write or whatever in our large, light workshop space or outside in the orchard, by the pool or anywhere you like. We can happily arrange pick ups from the airport and Malaga for those who are not travelling by car. We are 3 kilometres from the nearest town, Colmenar, which is very typically Andalusian with a good variety of bars and restaurants which we can happily recommend. We are half an hour from Malaga and the airport and 1.5 hours from Granada, 1 hour and a quarter from Cordoba, 1.5 hours from Seville - ideally situated for getting to know these amazing Andalusian cities and seeing the Alhambra, the Mezquita of Cordoba, El Torcal, a beautiful national park 25 minutes from here and the prehistoric dolmen caves near Antequera etc. PLEASE NOTE, if you would like to go to the magnificent and not-to-missed Alhambra in Granada, please make sure to reserve tickets well in advance as they sell out very quickly. Equally we are only 40 minutes from the beaches of the Mediterranean and the Costa de Sol and two hours from the more wild, white sandy Atlantic beaches of the beautiful Costa de Luz and Tarifa for windsurfing and partying. If you are here when we are here and would like us to, we can prepare meals for you for a small cost. We love preparing delicious, healthy food which can be traditionally Spanish, Asian-inspired and international and is principally vegetarian although we also love fresh, locally-sourced fish and organic, homegrown fruits and vegetables. Nacho, my husband, trained in catering at the renowned ’La Consula’ where Hemingway lived and members of the Royal Family and other notables have sampled local delicacies. Breakfast has a small additional cost and depending on what you would like (fruit salad, smoothies, a traditional Andaluz breakfast, eggs (poached, boiled or fried), croque-madame, porridge, cereal, toast and homemade marmalade etc. etc.) costs between €3 and €6. We can happily provide you with other meals as well depending on your preferences and lunch and supper costs between €6 and €15 depending on what appeals to you. We are incredibly happy here and feel like we are living in a paradise and often have people come to stay who just revel in their time here. My Spanish husband has twenty years of experience in the catering and hotel industry as a maitre d’ in 5 star hotels and Michelin-starred retaurants and is a fabulous (and very friendly) cook. I am a very experienced and fully qualified therapist and can give massage and reflexology treatments in the treatment room here. Please let me know in advance if you’d like to book in a massage or reflexology session to make your stay here even more extra special!! We love meeting new people and have been called excellent hosts. You can be as social or reclusive as you like - there is plenty of space to just hang out in, read, paint etc.. It is a beautiful retreat space and we often host workshops on yoga, meditation, photography, permaculture, Spanish language and cuisine, art, flower remedies. There is plenty of parking and if you are travelling without a car, there are good public transport connections from here and we can do airport pick-ups or pick-ups from Malaga if necessary. We speak Spanish, English, French and a have a good laugh trying our Italian and Portuguese. Also, we have hosted many guests who are normally allergic to cats - we have two but they are very clean and no-one has had any problems with allergies. We hope to see you! Enjoy and happy travels!
Beds
  • 2 double
  • 1 single
  • 2 children
  • 0 baby
Put-up beds
  • 1 double
  • 0 single
  • 5 children
  • 1 baby
Outdoor
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Ping-pong table
  • Balcony / terrace
Multimedia
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • WiFi
  • Home cinema
  • Satellite / cable
  • Phone
  • Video game console
Amenities
  • Disabled access
  • Baby gear
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave oven
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Bathtub
  • Heating system
Miscellanous
  • A/C
  • Elevator
  • Parking space
  • Piano
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Pool table
Home rules
  • Smokers welcome
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
Favors
  • Dog to feed
  • Cat to feed
  • Plants to water
Available vehicles
  • Car
  • Bicycle
  • Motor scooter
  • Motorcycle
  • Motorboat
  • Sailboat
Staff
  • Doorman
  • Cleaning person
  • Baby-sitter
  • Cook
  • Guide

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  • Type House
  • Residence Primary
  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Size 4800 m²
  • Deposit 100 €
  • Insurance Required
  • Home's id #63551