We were only here at walnut farm in August and now we're back again, what a difference, the gardens look stunning. We found out easijet fly Granada airport, ours was the only plane on the tarmac, so peaceful and a great start to our holidays. Rosa didn't fail to exceed our expectations, everything was just perfect, the log burner was on and it heated the whole house up, not that we needed it during the day as our normal temp was between 16° & 19°c, beautiful blue skies, real stress busting times. Inside the villa it was spotless and once again everyone was catered for wether it be books or cd's, games or just listening to the radio or watching tv it was just like being at home with all those amenities. So sorry to leave but Lynne and Paul made us so welcome, thanks to you both you do the villas proud. We'll be back with friends in May 2018
We arrived at the villas after lunch and was greeted by Lynne and Paul. We have been a few times now and can only say the place get so better everyone.
We had every amenity you could possible need eg hairdryer, Cork screw, slow cooker, microwave.
The rooms were all very clean and tidy and in the bedroom we were lucky enough to be the first visitors to use the brand new mattresses and toppers what luxury I had probably one of the best sleeps ever that week.
The pool was wonderful and as it was October the temperature was perfect and we had amazing hot weather. Great sun loungers plus inflatables.
Cannot recommend this wonderful relaxing hideaway villa enough.
The proof is we have booked again already for next year.
A truly beautiful retreat with a fabulous pool and BBQ. The pictures don't do it justice. Exceptionally clean with more amenities than expected.
Lynne and Paul are the perfect hosts.
Antequera (approx 10 miles away) is a lovely city with great architecture including numerous churches. The streets are clean and the bars are cheap!
Thoroughly recommended for anyone seeking a relaxing break in lovely countryside but within a short distance of a traditional Spanish city. 10 out of 10 all round.
WALNUT FARM (CASA ROSA)
We enjoyed our week at Casa Rosa in early September. As soon as the sun came up over the mountain, perhaps around 9am, the weather was hot and sunny, but cooler early in the morning. The house was perfect for the two of us and very well equipped. Lynne had obviously put a great deal of thought into providing everything we could possibly have needed.
Although we didn’t need to use it this time, Lynne showed us the completely separate annex which comprised quite a spacious bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The exterior doors to both the annex and the main casa were only a few metres away from each other, faced the same direction and had separate keys, making it easy for two other people to share the property but still having a little independence. It was also reassuring to know that Lynne was contactable should an emergency arise which we had been unable to deal with.
Although only a few minutes drive from the motorway, it felt quite rural, with just a few properties fairly close by. Lynne was a mine of information and there was also a folder in the property giving all sorts of information about the house and the area.
The beautiful pool was very clean and a good size, with plenty of sunbeds around it. (I loved the wide steps at the shallow end with the central handrail.
While we were there another couple whom we had never met, came to stay in the other casa (Marguerita). We enjoyed getting to know them a little and we could not have had nicer neighbours.
We had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer. Directions were good. Lynne did us a great arrival pack, including (thank you again Lynne) gluten free items for one of our party. Made for a great start. The accommodation was perfect for us, an older family of three. And then we saw the pool and its lovely orchard/garden setting. Antequera is an attractive town nearby, with shops and cafes ranging from quirky and enticing cafes and small jewellery, clothing and homeware shops to a choice of big supermarkets with those hard to find gluten free items. We found it fairly easy to find car parks, one with the added bonus of a free-to-parkers viewing floor at the top which gave us an unexpected sunset view with added interpretation. We went to Seville, Granada and Ronda, but due to the heat got a bit touristed out and were so glad to get back and fling ourselves in the lovely lovely pool. We had a barbecue at Walnut Farm, we ate tapas in one of the hip joints in Antequera, we visited Antequera's moorish castle and used the worthwhile audio guide. One of our party earned kudos by having a wild and Freezing swim at the cueva del gatos near Ronda. And then we drove back to Walnut Farm and had another swim.
A great place to be! Everything was even better than described. Perfect location for making trips nearby (El Chorro is a must, Granada/Alhambra is just lovely). Awesome pool for morning exercise and afternoon/evening relax. Villa was very well equipped, however having a dinner in Antequera is recommended as well. Last, but not least - Lynne and Paul were really great hosts, everything was perfecth
prepared including the welcome pack we have agreed prior arrival. Hats off! All in all we have had a great time and would recommend to spend vacation at Walnut Farm.
Our second visit here. We're a couple and rented a car easily and cheaply from Malaga airport. This place is fabulous and just 30 minutes drive from the airport but central for so many great places to visit. It has a gorgeous very clean swimming pool with lots of inflatables provided. Good comfy sun beds and 2 shaded areas too. Casa Rosa was very clean with nice white sheets and towels provided. And very well equipped too with everything we needed, even down to barbecue stuff provided with utensils and even skewers etc too!
Antequera itself is a large interesting town and only 10-15 minutes by car. We loved the castle and the Light Festival and Food Festival. And the small hop on hop off electric tourist bus for only €6 each with audio guide was brilliant. We also went to the turquoise lake and its little beach nearby at Iznajar which was fantastic. The owners of Walnut Farm were so attentive and helpful. Highly recommend this place. Thanks Lynne and Paul. We will be back!