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Traditional Andalusian Farmhouse in very rural setting 200 metres from river

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Rural Retreat with 7 en-suite bedrooms, ideal for a "get away from it all" restful holiday

A beautifully restored 400+ year-old Andalucian farm house in a quiet rural location near Coín, Malaga, offering spacious comfortable accommodation in a unique setting. The 7 en-suite bedrooms can sleep up to 15 people, the converted barn and farmyard provide plenty of living space for a large family or group, and the swimming pool in its own enclosed garden is a wonderful space to relax and soak up the sun. The rural hamlet of Carranque is in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the Sierra Las Nieves natural park, ideal for walkers bird-watchers and nature-lovers. The local town of Coin offers all the facilities a visitor would need from supermarkets and boutiques to bars and restaurants. It is also well placed for touring Southern Andalucia, with historical cities of Ronda, Antequera, Granada and Cordoba all within reach.

Please note: This house is available for self-catering holiday rentals during the summer holidays only. At other times we run as a Retreat House for people wanting a restful holiday or spiritual retreat. For availability and prices of B&B, half board or full board holidays in Spring and Autumn please contact us.

More Details

About the Owner

Angela Tomlins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Francais (un petit peu)
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Angela Tomlins

We came to Spain from London on an exploratory tour and fell in love with Cortijo Carranque on our first visit. We arrived here in January 2007, and have worked ever since on a project of restoration and modernisation. Our vision for the place is as a "Haven" for stressed and weary people. A place where you can come and be rested and refreshed, both physically and spiritually. There is something special about this place, everyone comments on the atmosphere of deep peace here. We didn't create it, it was here already, waiting for us to come and make it available to others. We hope you enjoy it, and will be as blessed here as we have been. With our very best wishes, Angela and Martin.

Angela Tomlins purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Angela Tomlins chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

We chose this area because this River Valley is exceptionally beautiful, and reminded us of Devon with mountains! It is genuinely rural without being isolated, being in a small farming hamlet. And then the house itself just had a wonderful welcoming feel - it seemed to be calling to us! We also like the town of Coin because it is a genuine Spanish working town rather than just a tourist resort.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Being over 400 years old, this property is truly unique. Wherever possible we have tried to retain and enhance the original features. The kitchen/diner barn conversion, the Moorish-style cloisters, the original stone-work features in some of the bedrooms, all combine to make it special. But the thing that most visitors comment on is the wonderful atmosphere of peace and timelessness.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your beautiful, peaceful, welcoming house in Andalusia. We did enjoy every moment we spent in the little cloister, in the pool, in our room, cooking in your kitchen and then sitting under the porch in the evening having dinner. Mario and Regina from Germany



Cortijo Carranque is a lovingly restored 400-year-old manor house in rolling countryside near Málaga. All was clean, comfortable and flexible, and the range of catering facilities meant we could eat together or be independent. The unusual pool in its lovely garden was well used but most memorable was the wonderfully peaceful Moorish-style "cloister". Debbie, Bucks (Extract from Daily Telegraph Travel Section - Readers' Tips).



The most relaxing few days I have ever spent. Brian, Sussex.
Jun 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your beautiful, peaceful, welcoming house in Andalusia. We did enjoy every moment we spent in the little cloister, in the pool, in our room, cooking in your kitchen and then sitting under the porch in the evening having dinner. Mario and Regina from Germany



Cortijo Carranque is a lovingly restored 400-year-old manor house in rolling countryside near Málaga. All was clean, comfortable and flexible, and the range of catering facilities meant we could eat together or be independent. The unusual pool in its lovely garden was well used but most memorable was the wonderfully peaceful Moorish-style "cloister". Debbie, Bucks (Extract from Daily Telegraph Travel Section - Readers' Tips).



The most relaxing few days I have ever spent. Brian, Sussex.
Jun 2011
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Location

From the Owner

We chose this area because this River Valley is exceptionally beautiful, and reminded us of Devon with mountains! It is genuinely rural without being isolated, being in a small farming hamlet. And then the house itself just had a wonderful welcoming feel - it seemed to be calling to us! We also like the town of Coin because it is a genuine Spanish working town rather than just a tourist resort.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Coin at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Alhaurin at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Coin at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuengirola at 35 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking and Painting holidays can be provided by arrangement. We have also partnered with nearby Natural Horsemanship Centre of Coin, for horsemanship training holidays.

Coast/Beach:

Marbella and the Costa del Sol resorts are about 45 minutes drive away.

Travel:

Malaga airport is 45 minutes by car. Car hire is recommended as there is no public transport nearby.

Distances:

Coín 7km. Marbella 35km. Malaga 45km. Ronda 55km.

Further Details:

The house is available for self-catering holiday lets during JULY and AUGUST only. At other times we run as a Retreat house offering restful holidays and retreats for individuals and couples on a B&B or full/half board basis.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Last Minute offer
18 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
9 night minimum stay
£1,053
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
£1,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44
Pet Fee £0

Arrival time after 4:00pm unless otherwise agreed
Departure time by 11:00 am unless special arrangements have been agreed

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Being over 400 years old, this property is truly unique. Wherever possible we have tried to retain and enhance the original features. The kitchen/diner barn conversion, the Moorish-style cloisters, the original stone-work features in some of the bedrooms, all combine to make it special. But the thing that most visitors comment on is the wonderful atmosphere of peace and timelessness.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Floor Area

  • 500 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Utility Room - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 4 poster bed & en-suite shower
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, en-suite shower
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed, Normally a single room, but extra bed can be added + shower
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed, with en-suite bath
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, en-suite shower
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sitting room with Comfortable king-size sofa bed + terrace

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Noise Regulataions - This is a quiet farming community so if you are up late at night please keep noise levels down.
  • No unaccompanied children under 10 allowed in the swimming pool area
  • No glassware allowed at the poolside - for everyone's safety please use the plastic tumblers and wine goblets provided.

Notes:

  • This unique home in its beautiful river valley is set up primarily as a RETREAT for people needing to "get away from it all" to rest and de-stress. We offer a warm welcoming family atmosphere in a place that seems to breathe peace. Holiday makers seeking this type of holiday are always welcome, but we are NOT able to accommodate guests who wish to party all night and make a lot of noise!