|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated at the base of the Chimenea mountain with views across to El Torcal and the Sierra Nevadas towards Granada, Casa Esme is approached by a good track and is the perfect location for a peaceful holiday amongst the evergreen holm oak trees, ideal for skinny dipping and naturists in the walled garden completely secluded from the outside world and yet only 10 minutes from the buzzing medieval town of Antequera with all its amenities. A complete 'get away from it all', yet close to the spectacular El Torcal ancient rock formation, the turquoise lakes of Ardales for swimming, canoeing etc and the spectacular El Chorro gorge with its hair-raising walkway. There are eagles and vultures on the top of Chimenea and El Torcal which give wonderful airborne displays as well as an abundance of wild birds including the Hoopou and the Bee catcher. The sound of the goats with their bells waft across the valley as well as the bray of the odd donkey and neigh of the neighbouring horses. Paradise!
I love sharing my special homes with people - and I love to live in them myself Both Casa Esme and Salt Cottage are special to me as I have worked to get them and can now share them
sally symmons purchased this villa in 2002
We made a few alterations to the house and updated the kitchen appliances and from then on we just loved to go to our house in the mountain for our many holidays. We have met some wonderful people, both English and Spanish, especially our neighbours scattered remotely up the track! We love the view of the mountains and put in an extra gate so we can now see across to the Sierra Nevadas 22 miles away and yet we can just nip down to the little shops in one of the hamlets on the outskirts of Antequera and yet be only 10 minutes from the centre of town. We have taken friends out and they all rave about it, so we decided that we should share it with other people when we are stuck in Blighty, so a friend told us about Owners Direct and we love having guests who always write glowing reports.
And so we have two lives!! Our Spanish life and our English life. We love the Alps and here in Spain we have the Alps in Spain with the ever changing colours of the Chimenea Mountain with its abundance of wildlife right next to El Torcal which can be seen from the sun room. The Eagles, the Vultures, the goats tinkling their bells, the amazing flora in the spring, the neighbours' horses and donkeys, the friendliness of the Spanish. We love tending the garden albeit a few disasters! We love entertaining our friends in Spain and I love going out with my girlfriends for 'wild women week' - a completely relaxing fun time with no ties or schedules! And it is such a joy that I can share this paradise without leaving my lovely house shut up. All so different from our farm in Tunbridge Wells!
Thank you Sally for letting us stay at Casa Esme, and we will never forget the day we rolled back the big door to reveal your pretty home with its pool and gardens. Richard and Helen
We know the area well and this is the best place we have been to in Andalucia. Anna and Ian
Thank you Sally for sharing with us your enchanting home. the pool, views and surrounding area are spectacular. John and Sue
Sally, your home is lovely, the view spectacular. We were not prepared for such a setting. I would thoroughly recommend this house as a perfect holiday base. We hope to return soon. the Helliars.
The villa is lovely and in a fantastic setting, we very much hope to return. The Kelsells.
To sit by the pool and watch the mountains at breakfast was magical. The villa and its location are superb. Going home tomorrow - sorry to go!! The Damms
We came to Casa Esme to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and everything was perfect! Sue and Mark.
This was our second stay at Casa Esme and will not be our last!
This lovely house is the perfect getaway for anyone who enjoys peace and quiet. The owners have equipped it with everything you could possibly need. The garden is a delight and the pool a very welcome addition when the heat gets too much.
The house was spotlessly clean on our arrival. We arrived very late at night and the lights had been left of for us, it made us feel like we were coming home instead of arriving at a holiday let. The owner, Sally, is a very friendly and helpful.
When you arrive you will also find a folder with lots of information about all local attractions and restaurants etc. which is very helpful if you are new to the area.
We have been to stay at Casa Esme about five times. Our last holiday there was in August 2016. We love it there and have always enjoyed the peace and beauty of the location. We have always found Casa Esme comfortable, clean and well equipped. The garden and pool are delightful.
Antequera is pretty and with good shops. There are also lots of lovely and interesting places to visit quite near.
What a disappointing holiday this turned out to be. We arrived to find some areas of the property were clean enough but some parts were dusty and covered in cobwebs. The kitchen especially was unhygienically filthy and greasy. After contacting the owner by email the property manager visited and agreed with our complaint and arranged to have the place cleaned. This should have been done before our arrival but hopefully it has been completed for future guests.
However our main issue now is over the financial side of matters. It is now 9 weeks since our departure and we have still not had our damage deposit refunded, nor have we had any communication about it in spite of several emails to the owner. We also had a similar problem when we paid for the holiday in the 1st place. We had no acknowledgement to say she had received our money, again in spite of several emails. Eventually after several weeks and a phone call we were relieved to know we had not been scammed.
What a poor way to run a business being both slapdash and definitely not confidence inspiring. Is this sour grapes because we dared to complain about her precious house?
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of 25% is required on reservation and the balance 8 weeks before arrival. A returnable breakages deposit of £150 to be paid with deposit.
Thursday to take advantage of cheaper flights
Notes on prices:
Not suitable for children under 5 years OLD. Prices shown are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Only available in July, August and September