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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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
1 Aug 2013
"Relaxing Vacation Spot"
We had a wonderful time staying here. The house is amazing and has everything you will need to relax with a large group of people. Lots of patios and sitting areas where you can join in conversation… More
23 Jul 2013
"We found what we looked for"
Our family with children and parents and grandparents and grandgrandparents were looking for a place to be together for a nice family week. Lucky we found El Molino ! Lot of space, nice pool, lovely owners, nice and sunny. During our holiday week we spent 90 % of our time at the recidens. We recomand this property to other family groups for a lovely holyday in Europe.
22 Jun 2013
"Simply the best"
We have booked El Molino for at least 2 weeks in Spring and Fall for several years. It is always the perfect venue for our arts or culinary retreats. Nick and Amanda maintain an extraordinarily high standard of support for their clients, ensuring a warm welcome and responding to any particular needs for help or information. Each time we arrive there is another wow factor, with improvements that seem to happen organically without spoiling or changing any of the charm of the original property.
17 Jun 2013
"The perfect chill-out spot"
For a group of friends or extended family, this is the perfect place to relax - lovely bedrooms, big kitchen and dining areas, the studio downstairs for watching movies and the lovely pool to chill out by. Being so remote in the countryside is brilliant for birds and wildlife - bring binoculars! We saw Golden Orioles, a Booted Eagle, Montagu Harriers, Woodchat Shrikes, Serins and everywhere Sand Martins and Swallows. And there are big fish in the stream!
5 Jun 2013
"Magnificent 50th birthday celebration with family and friends"
We had a fabulous stay at El Molino with a party of 18 family and friends for 2 weeks in May. Everyone in the group enjoyed the trip in different ways from relaxing by the pool, Walking the hills through the olive groves, Cycling on the beautiful lakes at Iznajar, Sports in the grounds and massages to name but a few.
We had breakfast provided by Nick and Amanda over the party weekend and waitresses at the party. The staff were excellent and added to the happy smiles of everyone on the trip.
Amanda and Nick could not have been more helpful in making sure that everything was special for us.
We will certainly be back. Wonderful !!!
31 May 2013
"Wonderful Property and Fantastic Hosts"
My family of 21 stayed at this beautiful villa in early May. We also rented another property nearby to make sure we were all comfortable. It was far better than we expected. The villa was spotless and fully equipped for a large group like ours. We have done these family trips many times in many countries and this one was the best of the lot. Nick and Amanda were wonderful hosts and made sure everything was just so. We all would highly, highly recommend the El Molino del Conde for large group travel. Except that it is against the family trip rules, we would return in a heartbeat. I may have to get the rule changed.
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