Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, mountain cottage with private pool. Sleeps 7
Colin and Francesca Dean
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great communication throughout, very helpful. Lovely villa and pool with amazing views. Visits from the local goats to the pool were fabulous! Nearest restaurant is 5 mins away by car- good food and views.. try a bit further afield as well.. worth it!
My husband and I have rented eleven properties through VRBO in recent years, in France, Italy, Argentina and the South Pacific. All but one were very good and we have never taken the time to comment after the fact. This latest experience however is noteworthy, as the owners were not merely “very good” but exceptionally so, and exceptions warrant special consideration. The property itself is most endearing, so much so that we asked to extend our stay. However, what sets it apart from the other “very good” properties is the total commitment of the owners to ensure that their guests’ experience is a positive one from the first contact. Communication was always timely, helpful, courteous and friendly. Colin went out of his way to accommodate our requests, his assistance was invaluable in helping us plan our itinerary and he was, first and foremost, a facilitator throughout the rental process. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to both Colin and Francesca for making our 11 days at La Majada Alta a truly memorable holiday.
Dear Paulette and Edmond,
Thank you so very much for your very kind and heartwarming review.
It was an absolute pleasure to follow your journey from Canada via Mexico , Brasil, the Canary Islands, Morocco, Barcelona and finally to our special corner of Andalucia.
You are prolific travellers and we were relieved to find our occasional suggestions worked well for you and we were very happy to be a small part of your adventure.
Many, many thanks,
Colin and Francesca.
Peaceful and remote
We had a really enjoyable time at the property which is of a good size, well stocked and with a lovely pool that is in the sun most of the day. It is remote and peaceful which is what we wanted. The property was clean,well maintained and in a beautiful area. The owner was very helpful. Well recommended.
Fantastic location, fantastic cottage.
We have just returned from our stay at Colin and Francesca's cottage end of August 2018. We stayed with our older children being 18 and 22 and found the whole time there wonderful. Griffon vultures on the tor behind and Ibex goats drinking from the pool. You really felt that you were away from it all.
Three bedrooms, space to eat at the front or rear of the house and an amazing pool with views to die for. Great facilities in the kitchen with a large gas BBQ to back it up.
Spending the evenings with a glass of wine and just taking the the views was great.
Locally, there is the Rocabella restaurant which is OK within 15-20mins walking distance, but any other restaurant requires a drive. We ate in all nights bar 2 for the week.
Caminito del Rey was fantastic, but book ahead.
Antequera is a great town to visit for many sights including the Moorish Alcazaba castle, as is the El Torcal nature reserve (unique limestone rock formations).
Overall, Colin and Francesca were incredibly helpful with great feedback and always returned messages promptly. Thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone.
Dear Douglas and Mandy, Bill and Holly,
It was lovely to meet you all briefly when you arrived and we are pleased to note you squeezed so much into a one week visit.
There really is so much to do and see in the area and August is usually for staying by the pool so congratulations !
Thank you for staying with us, for looking after the cottage so beautifully and for the five star rating which is appreciated so much.
Colin and Francesca.
idyllic relaxing holiday
fantastic return visit to la majada alta- the grounds and pool are beautiful and peaceful with exemplary cleanliness of the pool, the house is very well equipped and the air con was a necessity in the evenings in the recent heatwave!
Ibex came and visited again and we spent a number of days relaxing watching the vultures circle overhead.
Treated to the most delicious paella by Francesca's sister- thank you so much again
Dear Lucy, Mark, Issey, Gabe and Manni,
We can't thank you all enough for your return visit, your lovely review, and your wonderful 5 star rating. Thank you so much.
Colin and Francesca.
You will not regret booking your holiday here
We are a family of 2 adults & 3 children, 13,10 & 8 and have spent 2 weeks in La Majada Alta.
Colin and Francesca are excellent hosts, from the moment of booking and throughout the holiday itself they are helpful, knowledgeable and easily contactable, whilst never intrusive.They arrange for a family member to guide you to the cottage from the village and show you round so there's no stress and there is a lovely welcome pack.
The cottage itself is a real home from home, beautifully decorated, spacious, with everything you could need and more. The air con in the bedrooms works fantastically well, so no sleepless nights. Showers are powerful, there are plenty of bath towels with extra towels for use by the pool. Laundry and bedding are changed weekly and Colin will text you to let you know the time the ladies are coming. The pool is fantastic, and cleaned regularly, there are lovely outdoor seating areas, full sun or dappled shade.
The property is nestled high in the mountains which affords spectacular views and complete seclusion as well as a variety of wildlife (not mosquitoes though, yey). It's location is perfect for exploring the surrounding small villages, The Camenito del Rey is absolutely worth the trip, but our favourite trips were to the the lakes. They are very busy at weekends and it is almost impossible to park (unless of course you are Spanish and then anything goes), but during the week it is quieter and you can spend all day there, the water is warm and clear for swimming in, there are pedalos with slides, canoes and paddle boards for hire and cafes nearby. Water shoes are useful as the banking around the lake can be steep and stoney.
All in all there is plenty to keep you busy or the option to do absolutely nothing in beautiful surroundings. Thank-you Colin & Francesca we have had a wonderful time.
Dear Deborah and Allan and family,
It was our absolute pleasure to have you all at the cottage and many thanks for choosing to stay with us.
We are so glad you visited the lakes for swimming, canoeing etc. and thank you for news about the availability of paddle boarding which we were not aware of.
A thousand thank you's for such a thorough and helpful review and for kindly awarding us 5 stars.
Our very best regards,
Colin and Francesca.
We are 20km from the ancient city of Antequera which is at the hub of the routes to the historic cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Seville. From 1 - 3 hours drive.
There are interesting trips to nearby El Chorro Gorge, only 3km or El Torcal park about 40 minutes, and the lakes at 15 minutes. El Chorro railway station is 3km.