What visitors said about their stay...
Very unsure about the Costa del Sol I was expecting wall-to-wall ex-pats and fish and chips in every cafe. What a lovely surprise to find a village full of spanish people and a Carnival to boot. I felt as though I were en Espana, hoorah.
Went to the Alhambra, which was an afternoon trip, and spent another lovely afternoon in old Malaga. The house is delightful, even in the rain, and I am recommending it to all my bourgeois friends who have too much time and money on their hands.
A very pretty, very Spanish, and very comfortable little house with everything we forgot or hadn't even thought about waiting for us in the cupboards and drawers. We did need that sunshade on the beach (July, perhaps we should have anticipated that one), and those pointy stick things would have been just the thing for the walk up the river* if only we had had a clue what they were for before we saw other people using them. The complimentary liqueurs were a nice touch (were they complimentary, we found them in the sideboard) if a bit over-sweet to a naturally sophisticated palate. A great holiday we'll be back.
Louise and Steve
*Start from the quarry north of Nerja
A beautiful house, with beautiful views. Not a high rise in sight. It's a short walk through the winding streets to the main square which has intimate bars and great places to eat. The middle bar in the strip of three in the main square (can't remember it's name) serves the best paella I have tasted. You have to order it the day before so they can slow cook it to perfection. Another place is el rubico (or something) just down from the pattiserie. Check out the sardines.
Some gorgeous beaches if you are prepared to drive along the coast.
Most relaxed holiday I've had in a long time. Definitely going again.
We had a lovely stay and the cottage is a joy!
Set in the madly tiny streets of this quaint flowery little village. Ideally positioned to travel the region. Good shower and great movie library...
Looking forward to more. Thanks very much.
Peter & Bev
Feels like you are part of a Spanish community, not a MacDonnalds, chip
shop or Irish theme Pub in sight. The local market is 200yds away and is a must
for fresh local produce at v. reasonable prices. Never buy lemons or
avocados in season from the shops as locals will knock on your door and
virtually give them away by the bag full. The house is well equipped,
clean and comfortable. The view from the balcony is one I'd never tire of,
only wish I could stay long enough to watch the seasons change on those
Only thing is.... what to do with all those Lemons?
Recipe for Lemonade:
5 Lemons Unwaxed,
10 desert spoons sugar
Large jug of water.
Peel some of the zest from lemons, pop in a small saucepan with 2 cups of
gently simmering water. Dissolve sugar into this.
When the lemon zest has had time to
infuse, leave to cool completely.
Juice the lemons and pop into a jug and
add the lemony syrup, serve with ice or room temp. Store in fridge,
These comments below came from people who came to stay in the house when the last owners rented it out...
This little house is truly special and the library means that you can be just as happy on the terrace with a bottle of decent Rioja as anywhere in the world.
...Then a few aperitifs on the terrace watching the sun go down and just listening to the background sounds of the real Spain. Then it is a short walk to the Square for good food and craic. Most relaxing place we know.
Camille and Stephen Dennis
(Camille and Stephen have now been back for a second holiday in 2004.)
The house in Calle Fe is a gem. It has been lovingly restored and upgraded. The terrace on summer evenings is a delight with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
(Paul has been back 3 times and enjoyed it more each time.)