We stayed in The Old Stables last week and had a very relaxed and peaceful time. The accommodation was well equipped, with good wifi connectivity and the large pool by the main house was great. The hosts were helpful and friendly - on hand when needed but otherwise unobtrusive - and hopefully pleased by the FA Cup result on Sunday. This was our first stay but it won't be our last
We first stayed at Finca Arboleda in 2006 and have been coming back here ever since. As we now live in Madrid, on this occasion I wanted to see if I could use The Old Stables as a base during a week of business meetings in Murcia and Almeria. It proved to be the perfect base with every comfort, excellent wifi, TV etc and the usual warm welcome from Mike and Pirkko. Whether for business or pleasure I would recommend Finca Arboleda to anyone coming to this part of Spain which remains a still little known treasure with the most fabulous year round weather. Granada is just 2 hours away and I especially love the Cabo de Gata.
We have just returned from our 8th visit to Finca Arboleda and I am writing this thinking how lucky we were to find such a brilliant place back in 2007. We have had such wonderful relaxing holidays every year since we first discovered it - mostly in early Spring and twice later in the year. The trouble is we have one major dilemna - March is a nice time to visit to enjoy some warmth and sunshine, when it can be miserable back home AND the freshly squeezed orange juice each day is out of this world. September/October is also lovely when the sea and pool are obviously warmer for swimming, the garden is warm to sit in, but the oranges are coming to an end! We have not yet stayed in the summer. What a dilemna to have - deciding the best time to visit! One thing is for sure, whatever time of the year you go the Finca is always clean, comfortable, well equipped, peaceful and you get a warm welcome from Pirkko and Michael.
The surrounding area has lots to offer - beautiful beaches, interesting towns and villages, bars, restaurants and the nearby mountains. The finca is in a rural setting and you definitely need a car to get around and make the most of your visit. Vera is only 5/10 minutes drive away and has all the essential amenities such as shops, supermarkets, banks and a huge Saturday market.
We will definitely be back for many more holidays.
We stayed for one week from 21/2/15 in the two bedroom villa. What a find. It was spotlessly clean and everything provided was of the highest quality. The owners are very helpful and knowledgeable, we will definitely return.A great base for walks and exploring the local area.We picked the owners oranges every morning for freshly squeezed orange juice. Heavenly.
Beautiful accommodation, setting, peace and quiet plus excellent hosts. Thoroughly recommended. The Stables were spotlessly clean and had all of the comforts of home. Wonderful for stargazing and bird watching. The swimming pool is a fantastic magnet for staying put all day.
Thank you Michael and Pirkko for everything we feel a holiday should be.