Bed and Breakfast in Velez Malaga, Costa del Sol - Stay In A Rural Converted Schoolhouse In The Heart Of Rural Andalusia, Just 10 Mins From The Coast
Escuela La Crujia is an old rural schoolhouse that has been converted into a comfortable guest house/B&B, set in a beautiful and very peaceful rural setting, just 10 minutes from the coast at Torre del Mar and just 30 minutes from Malaga airport. Like a small hotel, this guest house has three rooms, and each room has its own entrance and terrace area, and guests are welcome to use and enjoy both the school hall lounge and the gardens, with its outdoor pool, pingpong table and a fabulous trampoline for the kids! As we are so small, there is always a family atmosphere and our guests can enjoy privacy and peace even in the high season! We also welcome animals.
Details for holiday home Our rooms, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms
Mandarine room: double bed, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, terrace area with table and chairs, TV, air-conditioning.
Lemon room: double bed, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, terrace area with table and chairs, TV, air-conditioning.
Avocado room: twin beds, wood burner, microwave, fridge, bathroom, terrace area, TV, air-conditioning.
Top Traveller Review
NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE
About the Owner
We are a family (Spanish and English) with two children and we live at the B&B and work all year round to make it as comfortable, beautiful and relaxing for our guests as we possibly can! We have four cats (very good natured), no dogs, some chickens and lots of wildlife in the garden!
We found the Escuela (an old schoolhouse for the local country children) by accident and worked hard to be able to buy it and make it our home. We are so pleased that so many other people can share the experience of this wonderful little piece of paradise with us!
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a fabulous spot. Our stay could not have been pleasanter. Everything, from our welcome to the lovely spacious accommodation and kitchenette, to the really inviting visitors’ lounge, the pool, breakfast and the proximity of two good, inexpensive restaurants made this an experience we plan to repeat. Have just returned and we're already planning when we might return. Our room was a good size with a kitchen area which was well equipped Breakfast was served each day on our own patio area. We only left the Escuela one day,spending lazy days around the lovely pool and under the canopy next to the BBQ .It was perfection! But the best things about this place are the the owners Toni and Imanol.Every B&B should be run by such people;so friendly and helpful with such local knowledge that you feel at home from the start.They couldn't do enough for us and made our stay even more memorable. We never go away to the same place twice but we're planning to come back to the Escuela La Crujia!
5 based on 1 holidaymaker reviews
NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE
We arrived fairly late in the day and were greeted by the owner's son who was very welcoming and able to answer our questions. The three bedrooms are well laid out with very comfortable bedding. Everything is clean and presentable. Unfortunately the temperature dropped that night with the result that we all spent a slightly disturbed night however Toni and her husband rapidly rectified this by providing additional bedding and therefore guaranteeing comfortable cosy subsequent nights sleep. The owners are very welcoming and quick to share their knowledge of the area. Escuela La Crujia is set in well tended gardens surrounded by agriculture. A lovely place to stay we hope to return to enjoy the peace and quiet, the welcome and the relaxed environment. A family member lives nearby but as with families they don't necessarily want you with them all the time so for us the ability to relax and enjoy the pool and the gardens was an unexpected bonus. I would strongly recommend this B&B.
From the Owner
“We were determined to get away from a frantic life and run our own business. We have two businesses which we run from the Escuela, (the B&B and a house hunting service) and the fact that we are Spanish and English speakers is perfect for both businesses that we have set up in this glorious place.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Recommended for Summer only: the River Chillar walk - ask before you book, for our special recommendations if you wish to take this challenge!
Escuela La Crujia is just 10 minutes from the very busy and lively Spanish town of Torre del Mar on the coast, offering several Kms of sandy beach, promenade and plenty of beach bars and restaurants. It is peaceful in the Winter and alive and buzzing with life in the Summer. A short drive away (20 mins) is the popular holiday town of Nerja and just beyond the wonders of the Maro cliffs and its caves and hidden coves, just waiting to be discovered, and hidden beaches to be discovered!
We are just 30 minutes from Malaga airport, and 1 hour from Granada airport. Our nearest town is Velez-Malaga which is 3 to 4Kms from the Escuela. Although there are two restaurants within walking distance of the B&B, we do recommend that you hire a car, in order to be able to get out and about, go shopping, get to the coast, explore Lake Viñuela, the mountains and inland white-washed Andalusian villages, the hot springs of Alhama de Granada, and much, much more.
The historic Moorish town of Vélez-Málaga is just 3 Kms away, offering plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, and a myriad of narrow streets and orange tree squares to explore! 5 minutes inland, walk the shores of the spectacular Lake Viñuela, and explore the many whitewashed villages and mountain trails nearby.
Take a breathtaking walk, in the Summer, through the River Chillar, starting near Nerja, and be amazed! Or relax in the Alhama de Granada hot springs, and much, much more!
Just 5 minutes away, enjoy the fabulous 250-shop shopping centre and cinema complex (matinee sessions are often in English). Also just a few minutes away is the AcuaVelis aqua park, open all Summer, and Baviera Golf is just a short drive along the coast.
If you wish to horse ride or have a wonderful, relaxing massage, we can put you in touch with locally based specialists.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
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Summer bookings for whole families taking all three rooms:
we can offer all three rooms on a fixed rate without breakfast but with daily cleaning service. Minimum stay 1 week.
If you wish to book, please first check with us on availability. If we are able to offer you the room or rooms available, we will confirm the price and once you have confirmed the booking, we will require a small deposit and send you detailed instructions on how to reach us.
Any day can be changeover day, but we ask our guests to arrive after 13.00h, and to leave before 14.00. If no one else is arriving on the day of your departure, you are most welcome to stay on until later in the day.
Breakfast: during Summer 15th June to 15th September, prices are without breakfast.
Notes on prices:
Prices are given per room. If you plan to stay for over one week, ask us for a price tailored to your requirements. Please note also that we are popular in the Winter and offer our Wintering guests, who just want to get away from colder climates, a very special rate!
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The best thing about the Escuela is it's location. We are in the most glorious, peaceful and rural countryside, with lovely, olive-skinned Spanish country folk all around us and yet we are only 10 minutes from the coast and only 30 mins from sophisticated Malaga city. There is no dirt track either and no sheer drops to worry about, as we are in the middle of the fertile avocado-growing Velez valley.”
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- naturist beach
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: We can offer you any one of these three rooms, or all of them, in whatever combination is convenient for you. We offer discounts if you stay for a longer period, or if you take more than one room. Please contact us for details. Outside: Beautiful, mature gardens with mandarine trees and many other fruit trees, with an 8 x 4m open air pool - open 24 hours a day. BBQ area, outdoor eating patio, pingpong table, a lovely, old fashioned Spanish "frog" game, kids' trampoline, boxing bag and gloves. There is a large patio area outside the main school hall, which can be used by all our guests and is a very pleasant area to have any meal, to read, or browse the internet using our WIFI connection. We also have a small laptop if are not bringing one with you. The old school hall is now our guest living room with a library stocked with many books, sofas and fireplace (no TV, for that you can watch in your own room). Our guests are free to read any of the books (in Spanish and English) or play cards, or a board game, and, in the cooler months, enjoy a roaring fire. We serve breakfast in this room too each morning between 9 and 10am. It is a beautiful room, with high ceilings and beams and full of character.