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.