El Molino del Conde, Andalucia
Villa | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
El Molino del Conde is a large country house set in big gardens amidst the tranquil hills and olive groves of rural Andalucia near the lovely lake Iznajar. The house is a beautifully restored mill building where all generations can enjoy family holidays or celebrate Christmas, special birthdays and anniversaries in the sun. (The house can sleep 10, 16, 20+)
For those wishing to explore Andalucia, El Molino del Conde is ideally located as the house is less than an hour from Granada and Malaga and central for trips to Cordoba, Seville and Ronda.
El Molino del Conde also provides a peaceful and inspiring venue for courses - which have recently included Creative Writing, Painting Holidays (Watercolour,oils and acrylic), Cookery vacations, fitness bootcamps and Pilates holidays.
The house has been lovingly restored to retain all the character of the big old cortijo and ensure a high level of comfort. There are high beamed ceilings, comfortable bedrooms and large luxurious bathrooms. The big main kitchen is designed to make your self-catering holiday easier if you are a large group with restaurant-grade cooker, big fridge and a dishwasher - and there is a further family kitchen too. Because you might want a night off from cooking or would like dinner ready when you arrive home from a trip, catering is also available.
Outside, you'll find fresh eggs from El Molino del Conde's chickens, fresh herbs from the kitchen garden, pomegranate, fig, peach, almond and walnut trees, sun terraces, private swimming pool, large shaded dining areas, picnic spots next to the stream, a vine-covered courtyard and large private grounds where children can run around safely.
As well as 3 acres of gardens, El Molino del Conde also has a multi-sports court - a 3/4 size tennis court also suitable for badminton and volleyball - and a heated indoor studio for pilates, yoga, indoor cinema and art classes. Locally there is walking, cycling and horse riding and we can arrange visiting massage and beauty therapists.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga, Granada 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (8), Cots (4), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
* Eggs from El Moino del Conde´s chickens
* Fresh herbs from the kitchen garden
* Fresh figs, peaches, pomegranates, almonds from the gardens
- Indoor heated studio suitable for pilates, yoga, art classes and indoor cinema
- Sports court for family tennis, badminton, volleyball
The Andalucia region
By car, El Molino del Conde is 50 minutes north of Malaga, 50 minutes west of Granada and only 5 minutes from Lake Iznajar. Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, the sea and the mountains are all easy to get to.
You can visit beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites such as The Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Mezquita, Medina Azahara and Jewish quarter in Cordoba, or visit Malaga - birthplace of Pablo Picasso and home of the Picasso Museum and the Thyssen Bornemisza Art Gallery.
Villanueva De Tapia
"A wonderful place and a great location to explore Andalucia. A beautiful home in beautiful countryside. A perfect paradise – we loved every careful detail. You have created a beautiful retreat in a fascinating part of Spain. We have had an idyllic week here"
From El Molino, you can walk up the valley between the olive groves to buy fresh vegetables from the local market in Villanueva de Tapia and enjoy tapas in one of the bars.
Visit the local hilltop village of Iznajar with its ruined Moorish Alcazaba and the church of Santiago set above the large lake of the Embalse de Iznajar orsoak up the atmosphere in local towns such as Archidona, Montefrio and Antequera.
There is beautiful local walking, cycling and horse riding and you can also visit El Torcal limestone natural park, El Chorro gorge, the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Rute,Sierra de la Subetica and the beaches of Marbella, Nerja, Malaga.
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8 Sep 2014
"The most incredible & wonderful holiday for 50th birthday"
This is a stunning property. We had a fabulous time & were very sad to leave.We stayed for a week at the end of August - at one point 19 people for 3 nights & 15 people for the rest of the week. 1 tod… More
6 Aug 2014
"A little bit of paradise"
What an amazing place! We chose this villa as our wedding destination from the website alone & we weren't disappointed. The location, grounds, setting, rooms, pool everything is just lovely. If y… More
4 Aug 2014
"Wonderful. So relaxing."
A beautiful house and garden. We loved the pool, the kittens, the location and the house itself. Probably a few too many steps for anyone with mobility issues, and we had to keep a close eye on our toddler, but apart from that it was a great place to stay for our big family get together. I loved the fact that even after a week's stay, I kept coming across new little shady spots and places to sit and admire the views.
4 Aug 2014
"Brilliant house for a big party"
Stayed here with family (16 of us, ranging from 1y/o to 70y/o) and it was great. Lots of choice of rooms, places around the garden to eat / sit / relax in the sun or in the shade. Not too far from town, although you'll need a car, and other places to explore in the area. House was clean and comfortable, pool area was fab and Kimberley made sure any issues were dealt with straight away. Would thoroughly recommend this house for a big party.
24 Jun 2014
"The perfect location for our wedding. Way beyond our expectations!"
We had our wedding here last weekend. It was the perfect venue, just big enough for our family and a few friends. There was something for everyone whether it was collecting the eggs from the hens, fee… More
18 May 2014
"Leona Brown - 2014 Watercolor Workshop"
This facility is located far from the hubbub and noise of the city yet provides every personalized attention to detail and amenity that anybody could want. Hostess Hilary Powell and Host Mike Powell … More
22 Nov 2013
"A relaxed and remote rustic getaway, perfect for unwinding."
An incredible place to unwind with a book and a glass of wine by the pool. Walking and other activities such as horseriding, canoeing etc are nearby. If you're after touristy attractions and nig… More
26 Sep 2013
"Perfect vacation from start to finish."
We came as a large 20 person family group and our stay was amazing. The hosts made us feel welcome and were there to make sure we were taken care of. The cooks were amazing as well as the food! My … More
13 Sep 2013
"Fantastic holiday which the whole family really enjoyed"
We holidayed at El Molino with the whole family of 18 aged between 70 plus down to 9 year old twins with various ages in between. The location and accommodation couldn't have been better and really suited our needs.
The older grandchildren enjoyed the use of the tennis/badminton court and the pitanque area while the whole family enjoyed the use of the pool and surrounding seating areas with plenty of shade and sunbeds for those wishing to sunbathe.
We all really enjoyed being able to use the outside area for partying as well as eating, many members appreciated the music facilities and the outside fridge.
Some of our group had a lovely time feeding the kittens in the morning and collecting eggs from the hens and feeding the ducks.
The whole area is delightful and very comfortable; we would really recommend it for a group wishing to hold a celebration or just a get together with like-minded friends. The hosts Nick and Amanda couldn't be more accommodating.
Altogether a place we would all like to return to at some time in the not too distant future!
27 Aug 2013
As an extended family group of 20 (ranging in ages from 6 to 70+) staying at El Molino for a reunion, we were delighted to arrive and find that it was exactly as presented – a truly wonderful, magic… More
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