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A hidden gem

To visit call the Mill and arrange a suitable time, which was very easy. Having driven 3km off... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna M
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London, United Kingdom
A must for any weavers visiting this area of Spain

We found the leaflets for Lanas del Rio in the property we have rented for the week and as the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
22saunders
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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We are a weaving mill and showroom set on the banks of the Rio Genal near Gaucin. We use 19th century shuttle looms to make our unique range of products using only fine quality natural fibres including lambswool, alpaca, silk and cashmere. From a...more
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Huerta Hornillo | Valle Rio Genal, Gaucin, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To visit call the Mill and arrange a suitable time, which was very easy. Having driven 3km off road down a really beautiful track we found Dawn and Paul's Mill. We then were given a very educational tour of the Mill. Incredible to see such...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We found the leaflets for Lanas del Rio in the property we have rented for the week and as the leaflets says to ring and request a visit this is what we did. Paul and Dawn were very welcoming offering us tea on arrival. It...More

Thank 22saunders
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a wonderful visit to Lanas Del Rio, it was fascinating to learn the process of weaving and we enjoyed watching the old machinery working. Paul and Dawn produce wonderful products.

Thank TanzaniaTraveller
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The visit to the mill was fascinating and educational. I am interested in machinery and I was not disappointed! Dawn and Paul made us very welcome and Paul and I had a long conversation about machinery. I must say at this point that the woven...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I have been studying this river for many years, it is one of the most important in Spain for dragonflies. Along this idyllic and unspoilt valley sits the molino tapanero and the wonderful Paul and Dawn. We last visited isited in October. The mill is...More

Thank macromiaman
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get to see the loom working, and Paul was very interesting and knowledgeable on the processes and machines involved. We loved all of his anecdotes and titbits about the old factories, and how he came to be running a Yorkshire...More

Thank alpal99
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Having spotted some of their products in a shop in Gaucin, I did some searching and found we could visit Lanas del Rio - we were amazed to find all the equipment required to produce high quality woollens, which had been shipped out piece by...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Paul and Dawn are fantastically nice and welcoming, and their passion and pride for what they do shines through from the moment they introduce themselves. Paul gave us a fantastic tour of the mill, showed us how the looms work, and Dawn spent a great...More

Thank ScotFiddler
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I recommend that anyone who finds themselves in the Ronda area pay a visit to this fascinating mill; the journey alone takes you through fabulous scenery. Paul and his wife Dawn couldn't be friendlier or more welcoming and the quality of their blankets, scarves, etc....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Ooh, the smell of wool and oil took me straight back to my childhood in t' West Riding of Yorkshire, England, where both of my parents worked in t'woolen mills. I visited Lanas del Rio for the first time whilst on holiday in 2015 and...More

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