El Pasa Fina
Garret Thurston Kilner
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Wonderful villa, wonderful hosts
We were welcomed by Garret and shown around the villa. There was a bottle of wine, tea, coffee, sugar, orange juice, milk etc all the basic essentials you might need after a days travelling. Garret and Jacque are superb hosts (the best we have ever had the fortune to stay wth) and nothing is too much trouble for them. The pool is lovely and the whole place is clean and tidy. The hot tub was gorgeous. My wife loved the horse riding while I enjoying running around the village (10k) and then relaxing with a cold beer. There is a supermarket in town and a larger one 20 mins drive away. Will certainly be returning !!!
Wonderful stay. The owners are really welcoming, lovely people. Every detail is thought about and every view is beautiful. Will definitely return.
Yet another Fantastic Trip
Just been back to El Rancho to see Jacqui and Garrett and get some early summer sun. I have lost count of the trips I have made and over the years Jacqui and Garrett who are the most incredible hosts have become friends. It was great to see the place looking fantastic and ready for the summer season, the weather was incredible 22 deg C fantastic far better than normal. What really struck me however is that at the current exchange rate just how cheap things are in Spain. Just like the good old days. Dinner for four with pre dinner drinks and two excellent bottles of wine was only £70.00.
This was our 6th trip to Trabuco and our 3rd to El Rancho. The cottage is fantastic, very clean and comfortable, and with its own barbecue terrace. It is almost like having your own pool and hot-tub as you only share it with one other cottage. Jacque and Garret are the perfect hosts, happy to book activities for us and even getting some shopping in for us when we arrived on a late flight, which was a really nice touch. Location is beautiful, with motorbike trails, mountain biking and waterskiing available nearby, as well as the horse riding available at El Rancho. There are also some great restaurants locally, although you do really need a car to make the most of the local area. Highly recommended.
Ett jättefint ställe i en vacker miljö. Snäll och trevlig värdfamilj.
Tack för en trevlig semester.
uitstekende accommodatie, met een zeer goede ambiance en centraal gelegen.
Wij waren hier de derde week van mei 2017. Wij vinden de woning (4 personen) heel sfeervol en de inrichting is volledig. De woning is van binnen mooi afgewerkt met natuurlijke materialen zoals graniet in de keuken en badkamers. Er is een gemeenschappelijk deel rond het zwembad met een buitenkeuken, bbq, lounchset, ligbedden en jacuzzi. Daarnaast heeft iedere accommodatie een eigen terras met ligbedden, tuintafel, stoelen en een eigen buiten keuken. De eigenaren (Engelsen) zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Omdat er geen wasmachine aanwezig was vroeg de eigenaresse of ze onze was kon doen als een gratis service verlening! Voor degenen die daarnaast van paarden houden, die kunnen hier hun hart ophalen want de eigenaren hebben een 4tal paarden die voor een ritje gehuurd kunnen worden.
De accommodatie ligt centraal ten opzichte van Malaga, Entequerra, Granada en Cordoba. Het stadje Villanueva del Trabuco zelf heeft niet veel te bieden.
Samengevat: wij hebben hier een geweldig verblijf gehad.
Special interest holidays:
At "El Rancho" our passion in life are our horses, these are our own personal horses - our extended family. Our horses are all loved and cared for, regularly exercised and given only the best feed and supplements. Yes, they are thoroughly spoilt, however this is only reflected in their good manners and well being. All our horses have recieved BHS schooling. During the summer our horses graze naturally through the olive groves. If you would like to participate in trail riding whilst you are staying with us, we are more than happy to discuss your riding requirements. The trails, vary between tracks through the valleys amongst the olive groves to pathways through the pine clad mountains, all our routes are varied, depending on the ability of the rider, however all our routes provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Jacque always likes to give our younger clients a riding appraisal in our dressage arena, before venturing into the mountains for the first time.
Numerous sandy beaches and sea food restaurants of the Costa Del Sol can be reached in as little time as 40 minutes, El Palo, has many chiringito's, and the famous fish Restaurant "El Tintero" is a favourite with the Spanish locals. There are also several water parks on the Coast and Tivoli fun Park in Benalmadena. The lakeside beaches of Lake Iznajar are only 20 minutes away, and has child friendly sandy beaches. There is also a beachside chiringito (bar/restaurant) for snacks and refreshments.
Both Granada and Malaga airports are within an easy 45 minutes drive, we would recommend hiring a car, although we can arrange to collect you from either airport if required.
The "Peublo Blanco" village of Villanueva del Trabuco is 3km from El Rancho, a pleasant stroll in the Spring and Autumn, with a couple of restaurants/bars on route. Close by are the historical towns of Antequera and Archidona, Antequera was originally established during the Roman times and is steeped in interesting architecture, it is well worth a visit to see the historic bull ring, traditional restaurants and street cafes. Antequera also has some great fashion boutiques.
The traditional village of Villanueva del Trabuco, contains a variety of authentic tapas bars and restaurants, offering a wide variety of different cuisines. In the village you will find many different shops, from small supermarkets to gift shops to women's boutiques. There is also a daily indoor market selling fresh produce, fruit and veg, fresh fish and meat. Trabuco has a beautiful new central plaza with numerous bars and cafes centered around a fountain, an ideal place to take a coffee or a glass of wine and watch the locals go by. Trabuco has many fiestas through the year where you can see on first hand the "Real Spain" with the women all dressed in their traditional dresses and the men on their Andalucian horses, bands playing in the plaza and everyone having a great time. The Fiestas are a major part of life in the Andalucain countryside and everyone joins in, from the smallest baby to the oldest grandparent.
Other places of interest include the famous Alhambra Palace at Granada, an absolute must, there are also the famous historic towns of Ronda, Sevilla and Cordoba. All worthy of a visit.
At El Rancho we are also able to arrange for our guests a variety of other activities, including off road trail biking, complete with personal tour guide, scuba diving and golf. The local area is a haven for bird watchers, painters, walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and photographers. For more detailed information please visit our website.