We were welcomed into June and Clive's life like friends. The place is a labour of love, where they have created a terrifically beautiful environment. Everything is well and sympathetically designed. The animals, many of which are rescued, are healthy, happy, affectionate beings!
We were on the full board riding package, rode everyday and ate with June and Clive in the evenings, sometimes with other friends and family. It is miraculously non-commercial, and they have the balance of friendly family business spot on. The meals are superbly hosted. With some fantastic cooking and plenty sparkling wine!
Hmm, so much I could say! The horses are loved. They live as a herd, which means they're chilled out. They are completely safe to be around if you are aware of 'horse speak'. I loved bitless riding, a great experience of what light touch means. There are horses for all abilities, great views, picnic rides, optional helping out with your horse.
I will be going back both for a riding break soon (!) and also for the self catering, taking a car and getting out and about in the stunning locale.
It's a holiday where you can do as much or as little as you like. I can't recommend it enough for anyone looking for a recuperative break (as i was). But you could go as a family, as a group, to be active or rest, to be social or quiet. Can't recommend it enough
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 Self catering 2 bedroom cottages and a 1 bedroom apartment offering group or individual lettings for single person to large group of friends. Bitless and barefoot horse riding on site. Heated pool, jacuzzi, gardens ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cortijo Los Lobos Spain/Villanueva Del Trabuco, Malaga