We arrived at the villas after lunch and was greeted by Lynne and Paul. We have been a few times now and can only say the place get so better everyone.
We had every amenity you could possible need eg hairdryer, Cork screw, slow cooker, microwave.
The rooms were all very clean and tidy and in the bedroom we were lucky enough to be the first visitors to use the brand new mattresses and toppers what luxury I had probably one of the best sleeps ever that week.
The pool was wonderful and as it was October the temperature was perfect and we had amazing hot weather. Great sun loungers plus inflatables.
Cannot recommend this wonderful relaxing hideaway villa enough.
The proof is we have booked again already for next year.
A truly beautiful retreat with a fabulous pool and BBQ. The pictures don't do it justice. Exceptionally clean with more amenities than expected.
Lynne and Paul are the perfect hosts.
Antequera (approx 10 miles away) is a lovely city with great architecture including numerous churches. The streets are clean and the bars are cheap!
Thoroughly recommended for anyone seeking a relaxing break in lovely countryside but within a short distance of a traditional Spanish city. 10 out of 10 all round.
WALNUT FARM (CASA ROSA)
We enjoyed our week at Casa Rosa in early September. As soon as the sun came up over the mountain, perhaps around 9am, the weather was hot and sunny, but cooler early in the morning. The house was perfect for the two of us and very well equipped. Lynne had obviously put a great deal of thought into providing everything we could possibly have needed.
Although we didn’t need to use it this time, Lynne showed us the completely separate annex which comprised quite a spacious bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The exterior doors to both the annex and the main casa were only a few metres away from each other, faced the same direction and had separate keys, making it easy for two other people to share the property but still having a little independence. It was also reassuring to know that Lynne was contactable should an emergency arise which we had been unable to deal with.
Although only a few minutes drive from the motorway, it felt quite rural, with just a few properties fairly close by. Lynne was a mine of information and there was also a folder in the property giving all sorts of information about the house and the area.
The beautiful pool was very clean and a good size, with plenty of sunbeds around it. (I loved the wide steps at the shallow end with the central handrail.
While we were there another couple whom we had never met, came to stay in the other casa (Marguerita). We enjoyed getting to know them a little and we could not have had nicer neighbours.
We had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer. Directions were good. Lynne did us a great arrival pack, including (thank you again Lynne) gluten free items for one of our party. Made for a great start. The accommodation was perfect for us, an older family of three. And then we saw the pool and its lovely orchard/garden setting. Antequera is an attractive town nearby, with shops and cafes ranging from quirky and enticing cafes and small jewellery, clothing and homeware shops to a choice of big supermarkets with those hard to find gluten free items. We found it fairly easy to find car parks, one with the added bonus of a free-to-parkers viewing floor at the top which gave us an unexpected sunset view with added interpretation. We went to Seville, Granada and Ronda, but due to the heat got a bit touristed out and were so glad to get back and fling ourselves in the lovely lovely pool. We had a barbecue at Walnut Farm, we ate tapas in one of the hip joints in Antequera, we visited Antequera's moorish castle and used the worthwhile audio guide. One of our party earned kudos by having a wild and Freezing swim at the cueva del gatos near Ronda. And then we drove back to Walnut Farm and had another swim.
A great place to be! Everything was even better than described. Perfect location for making trips nearby (El Chorro is a must, Granada/Alhambra is just lovely). Awesome pool for morning exercise and afternoon/evening relax. Villa was very well equipped, however having a dinner in Antequera is recommended as well. Last, but not least - Lynne and Paul were really great hosts, everything was perfecth
prepared including the welcome pack we have agreed prior arrival. Hats off! All in all we have had a great time and would recommend to spend vacation at Walnut Farm.