About 45kms from Malaga and 11kms from Antequera, is to be found the fairly well hidden gem of Walnut Farm. It's worth trying to unearth this treasure if you are looking to distance yourself from bustle and a madding crowd, whilst still having the holiday essentials of a great pool, quality useable barbecue, beer fridge and well thought out rooms.
Miserable teenagers can watch DVDs, some British channels or plug in a USB of their favourite drivel, if they prefer to stay away from the tremendous climate. If traditional games are more your thing, then there is badminton, small putting facility, giant chess, as well as board games, all supplied by the owner.
In August it was...er...Saharan, with a raindrop count of no more than the fingers of your hands, but the pool admirably resolved any heat issues during the day and the generous number of fans took over at night.
We had our entire family and our children's friends with us, so the versatility of the two villas was exactly as we required to ensure conviviality and privacy, all in one, which, with four teenagers; is no mean feat.
You can dine in or out of the villas, with ample seating and table layout for all concerned particularly under Paul's fledgling vineyard, adjacent to the pool. Presumably, he's learning Cava production in his spare time.
Scenery is of film set quality in sculpted mountains, with local legendary status and the occasional rolling mist that spectacularly unfurls from the crests behind the villa, as if in time lapse photography.
The local village is tremendous, with a wonderful fair in August; not that we saw much of it, due to the assuaging ambience of Walnut Farm, but what we did see, was wonderful and well worth a trip
Spent a week on Walnut farm with family We had both villas which were extremely comfortable, clean and all requirements were met. The owners welcomed us on arrival and made us feel very welcome. Lots of information about area and places to visit. A must is a visit to Seville and El Tor both so picturesque and full of character. The pool was a favourite with all of us especially my 3yr old Granddaughter, very clean and safe with lots of pool toys available. Weather was amazing- all in all a perfect holiday in a great location Thank you
We had a lovely 2 week holiday in Casa Marguerita and the surrounding area. Our hosts were very welcoming and provided lots of valuable local information. The heated pool was great fun and the quiet grounds and native birds were lovely. We were looking for somewhere with a truly Spanish feel and Walnut Farm filled the bill with its restored buildings and decorations. It is definitely not a cookie cutter holiday home. There are lots of villages around to visit and just sit on the square for tapas. The small nearby city of Antequera had interesting historic sites and was a great spot to spend the day. The surrounding hills and farmland provided stunning scenery.
Another great stay !
The place is more beautiful this year than last if that's possible !
Small group we had a ball
The place was very clean and tidy all amenities you need, nothing was too much trouble. The pool crystal clear.
The views are amazing ..what a peaceful retreat.
See you next year.
We booked Walnut farm for late April this year, wanting somewhere we could explore the stunning Andalucian countryside from. This was the perfect location.
Antequera was a short 10 minute drive away, with plenty of bars, restaurants and culture too. The train stations (3 in total!) allow you to explore even further afield; Sevilla and Cordorba for an amazing day out!
Oh and Walnut farm? Perfect for relaxing when you don't want to venture out. Beautiful pool, cool verandas and bbq facilities surrounded by well kept gardens. The accomadation wasn't shabby either! Lynne and Paul greeted us on arrival and went through the basics with us, we had a welcome pack too- nice touch.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy hiring a car and exploring.
The Villas are lovely and have everything you need for your stay, the Supermarket is a quick 10 minutes away where you can get a really excellent range or products. From relaxing days spent by the pool to barbecues in the evening and watching the stars. It is a perfect place to chill with friends or family and spend quality time together. They provide towels for the pool which is great as it leaves more room in your cases for essentials. Beautiful views for a relaxing, peaceful fun holiday. There are also plenty of things to do if you want to venture out in the day and there is information in the villas to help you decide where to go. Would highly recommend these villas to anyone.
We love this villa so much we have stayed three times and are returning in October 2017! Both villas have everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Each has a beautifully maintained patio area - ideal for outside dining. The swimming pool is clean and well kept and a lovely place to spend the day sipping sangria with friends!
The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and plenty of place for storage. The bathrooms are ideal; showers and bath facilities. The kitchen is well-equipped and ideally sized to cook for a large group.
The villas are situated in-amongst walnut trees and there are beautiful views across the mountainside.
There are laundry facilities at the property.
Book this property you won't be disappointed, perfect for a Spanish getaway with family & friends!