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Cortijada Los Gazquez Creative Retreat / Eco-Guest House

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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I spent a week at Cortijada los Gazquez on their gastronomy course and it was fantastic all round. Simon and Donna are excellent hosts and managed to strike just the right balance between activities (cooking on site, visiting local producers / sites, eating at local restaurants) and down time which meant I could get in some much needed R&R. The...

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London
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A two and a half hour drive from Alicante into the mountains - if you like being 1000m up (high as Snowdon) and a wonderful drive down to the nearest village then this is the place for you! Superb location for artists and photographers and not to mention wonderful food and cookery courses too. Don't worry - you can buy...

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

2 of my friends and I decided to take 7 days gastronomy course @ Los Gazguez. We went in with no expectations and ended up with one of the best experiences ever. CLG is in natural park so ~20 minutes drive from Velez Blanco down town. It is remote enough from civilization to give feeling of wilderness. If you are...

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Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I travelled alone to Cortijada Los Gazguez in search of a little R&R, a place where I could do some soul searching and explore my creativity. Donna and Simon were so friendly, knowledgeable, professional and, frankly, happy that it was a pleasure from start to finish. Their house is incredible, full of beautiful artworks and books, relaxed and tasteful -...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My stay at Cortijada Los Gazquez was one of the most memorable travel experiences of my life (I write Lonely Planet guidebooks so I don't say that lightly) – I was utterly enchanted by the stunningly designed house, the beautiful setting, the region and the living creative project that the Beckmann family have embarked upon. We didn't do a workshop,...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I've been to CLG three times––in summer, fall, and winter––and can't wait until I get there again during some future spring. I've stayed as both a volunteer and resident artist, years apart, and gotten to know the Beckmann clan well. I could think for days and never come up with anything negative to say about any of them or their...

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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

I have recently returned from my second art-driven week's course within 2 years. The vibe is always positive and up lifting. As a mentor, Simon has an instinct to lock into an individual's strengths and to coax, not impose. His methods can get some surprising and fulfilling results. The surrounding area is stunning and one cannot help but feel relaxed...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014

A few years ago myself and family stayed for 4 days with Donna and Simon as part of a tour around Spain...apart from the mosque in Cordoba this was the highlight! Peace,sunshine,stunning landscape,wonderful food....Donna more than rose to the challenge of us all being veggies.... cool and stylish accommodation and of course an ever growing eclectic art collection to enjoy....

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Rome, Georgia
Reviewed 19 March 2014

A holiday at Los Gazquez is refreshingly different and enlightening. This is the third time I have been back in 2 and a half years and it won't be my last - I feel this in itself gives an indication of how this wild place with its peace, ever- changing light and colour is the perfect place for creative exploration....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My family has enjoyed the gracious, happy fruits of Los Gazquez during several exceptional stays. We will certainly return to this unique haven surrounded by mountains and almond trees again. The house itself, restored with sensitivity and vision, is sprawling and bright, full of color, art and design. It feels comfortable, sophisticated and luxurious. The food is equally special, with...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At a thousand meters above sea level, Cortijada Los Gázquez is an 'off-grid' destination for creatively minded travellers high in the mountains of Andalucia.In the heart of the 'Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez', this ‘eco-chic’ guest house and 47 acre farm resides within a place of extreme natural beauty, profound peace and tranquility and an awe inspiring wilderness, in one of Spain’s most dramatic alpine deserts. Cortijada Los Gázquez combines two of the principle ideas fundamental for people who love peace, inspiration and the natural world - ecology and creativity. As a guest house, Cortijada Los Gázquez has a benign influence on the earth making power from the sun and wind, cooking and heating with wood and recycling everything. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cortijada Los Gazquez Creative Retreat / Eco-Guest House

Address: La Hoya de Carrascal, 04830 Velez Blanco, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Almeria > Velez Blanco
Price Range: £51 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All good! Double/single rooms which can also house bunk beds.”
 of 5 bubbles tonto09, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The rooms looked to all be beautiful but I liked the ones on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Clare-Dyke, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
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