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Review submitted by steve and helen from carmarthen (Submitted: 22 Jul 2012)
we found the property to be comfortable and spacious with more than adequate facilities , they were set in quiet and extremely beautiful surroundings,whilst still being part of the main property ,
The hosts Brenda and Alan, were extremely hospitable , and we were treated more like friends than paying guests , they are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet and i give them both a rating of 100% , two top bananas .
However , we were slightly disappointed that Alan neglected to include us in the offer of the nut flavoured milk, that he offered the other guests and to which he seemed to have copious amounts .(ha ha ! ask alan to explain ).
we had a fantastic holiday . we will go back and recommend this Bogega, and its hosts to anyone looking to book .
Review submitted by Jenni & Bob from Cornwall (Submitted: 12 May 2012)
Great place to stay, very clean and quiet, well equipped Finca, away from the maddening crowd so you will need a car.Would recommend.
Review submitted by Sylvia from TODMORDEN (Submitted: 20 Oct 2011)
If you want a get-away-from-it-all holiday and dont mind the possibility of sharing the pool with a couple of other people then this is an ideal place to stay. Brenda and Alan were most welcoming (even though we did arrive rather late) and they were very helpful throughout the holiday. Not the height of luxury but certainly good value - I would love to stay there again and highly recommend it.
Review submitted by Lynn, Nick, Ellie & Emma from Preston (Submitted: 19 Aug 2011)
We had a fabulous holiday at the Bodega. We were lucky to be there during Pinosos festival. Brenda and Alan made sure we didnt miss anything and even invited us to join in with their friends at the giant paella.
The Bodega is set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by olive and almond groves and vineyards. Its the perfect place to relax and unwind and is well placed to explore the area. The Bodega had plenty of room for all four of us and was very well maintained. The pool was lovely and our 6 year old daughter, Emma learned to swim thanks to Mark, a Belgium swimming teacher who was staying at the adjoining house with his wife Martine. The barbecue area was the perfect setting for many an evening meal.
You can get everything you need in Pinoso which is just 5 minutes away. There is a choice of supermarkets and plenty of restaurants which are all excellent value for money. There is a great market at Alguena which is just 15 minutes by car. There is a lot to do and see in the surrounding area but with beautiful weather and the pool, we stayed local and chilled out. Brenda and Alan are super hosts, not intrusive but very generous with their time. They have a wealth of information about the area and are always willing to share it and recommend places to go.
All in all, we had one of our best holidays and cant wait to go back.
Review submitted by Colin from Alness (Submitted: 28 Jul 2011)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were made to feel part of the family by Brenda and Alan. Enjoyed exploring the local area, food and wine!!! Spent more time at the Bodega than we expected as the welcome and the weather was so warm! Everything we needed for an excellent restful holiday was there!! Thanks to our hosts and hope to see you again in the future
Review submitted by phil from Aberdeen (Submitted: 4 May 2011)
The Bodega is a fantastic place to spend your well earned holiday. It is a home from home with all you need for a relaxing or energetic break. The outside space is beautiful with a large welcoming pool and plenty of areas to sunbathe or chill in the shade with a glass of the local vino and a bbq to cook some of the local produce on. Theres a large roof terrace with stunning views of the surrounding area and the Olive grove and its only 5 mins from Pinoso where you can get all you need. Eating out there is amazing value for money,it really has to be tried to be appreciated. Brenda and Alan have an abundance of information about the local area and nothing is too much trouble. I cant wait to go back!
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 8 Nov 2010)
Our stay at the Bodega was really enjoyable, so peacefull and calming, Alan and Brenda were the perfect hosts and even joined us at a local restuarant for my birthday. They helped us so much during our stay and would really reccommend a stay here to anyone, would love to go back tommorow
Review submitted by Glenn from Norwich (Submitted: 31 Oct 2010)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bodega, Brenda and Alan made us feel very welcome and were a mine of useful information. The Bodega has been decorated very tastefully and has large exposed wooden beams, massively thick walls and beautiful wooden shutters and doors. From the Kitchen you look out over the Olive groove where you can watch the birds hopping about on the fire wood catching their breakfast. Alan and Brenda have a large BBQ area with shaded seating which guests are welcome to use and if the heat of the Mediterranean sun should get a bit too hot for you then take a dip in the swimming pool and cool off !!
The Bodega is located about five minutes outside the town of Pinoso. The surrounding fields are full of grape vines and Olive trees with breath taking views of the mountains in the background. Pinoso town has everything you need including super markets, cafe bars and numerous restaurants. Ask Alan about the "special two for the price of one night" at a local restaurant !! I almost forgot to mention that in the super market you can buy a bottle of red wine (vino tinto) for 62 cents !! I cant wait to go back again !!
Review submitted by peter and gail from andover (Submitted: 15 Oct 2010)
The property itself was perfect for our needs and the owners, Alan and Brenda, were pleasant, helpful but non-intrusive.The property was beautifully clean as was the pool. There was plenty of info in the finca and any questions we had were readily answered by our hosts.
The only down side for us was that it was a bit further from the coast than we had thought.
Review submitted by Carol from Cornwall (Submitted: 19 Sep 2010)
Wonderful relaxing holiday with great accomodation and fantastic pool. Alan and Brenda were very welcoming and always on hand for help and advise.
Review submitted by Katherine from Bristol (Submitted: 15 Sep 2010)
We all had a fantastic time at the property. Brenda and Alan were great hosts and the accomodation and facilities were perfect for our stay. There were a massive help to us when our little girl was taken ill, which was thoroughly appreciated. I would recommend a stay at the Bodega anytime! Thanks again
Review submitted by Amy from Southampton (Submitted: 6 Sep 2010)
The holiday was very relaxing, and Alan and Brenda (and their dog Chica) were very friendly and helpful. The villa was basic, but covered all our needs, and the pool was plenty big enough for us all to swim and relax in.
There were many tables/chairs positioned around the property for us to use, as were sun loungers.
Alan and Brenda happily shared their extensive local knowledge, recommending places of interest to visit, local restaurants and supermarkets etc. Overall a lovely holiday enjoyed by all! :-)
Review submitted by joan from johnstone (Submitted: 29 Aug 2010)
Another excellent holiday spent at the Bodega. Cant fault the property, or location. Alan & Brenda are excellent hosts. If you want to avoid the tourists and sample Real Spain you cant go wrong staying at the Bodega.
Review submitted by henry from north walsham (Submitted: 29 Jul 2010)
We had a very relaxing week. Alan and Brenda were very generous hosts and a mine of local information. Would definitely recommend to a friend and look forward to a return trip. (Property is quite isolated so car essential )
Review submitted by Jayson from Perth (Submitted: 12 Jul 2010)
We only spent 10 days at Casa Alba and (apart from the one rainy day in Elche) had a brilliant time. Alan and Brenda make you feel at home from the first day and there is so much to do in the area. Great banter round the pool or watching Spain in Constatution in Pinoso (amazing Tapas) will definately dro p by if we go back to the area.
Review submitted by MARIAN JERRY from stock billericay (Submitted: 6 Jun 2010)
just returnd from a months hoilday in el pinoso
had a lovly time the bodega was very good plenty of space around us we enjoyed the peace and tranquility . the views where beautiful over looking encebras mr mrs daily where very nice people the hospitalitythey showed was first class .
Review submitted by joan from 1 high kirk view johnstone pa5 8nl (Submitted: 30 Mar 2010)
Just back from my excellent holiday at the Bodega, Pinoso. Brenda and Alan, were warm and friendly and made my stay very enjoyable. The property was well furnished, clean, warm,and bright.If you want a peaceful, relaxing holiday in Real Spain this is the place to be. This was my second visit to The Bodega with a third visit booked for August and I can`t wait!
Review submitted by pauline from washington (Submitted: 16 Sep 2009)
have just returned from the most relaxing holiday at the bodega. the owners alan and brenda are the most welcomig hosts and have an extensive knowledge of the local area.The bodega is in a peaceful location on the outskirts of encebras village but is also close enough to main routes if you want to explore futher afield.Alan and brenda recomended several fantastic restaurants which we enjoyed fully.
will definatly return.
Review submitted by John from Belfast (Submitted: 11 Aug 2009)
If looking for rural Spain this property is ideally situated. Car essential, coast about an hours drive. Self contained appartment connected to owners villa, with use of private pool, shared with owners. Do not let this put you off, Allen and Brenda made us feel very welcome and insisted we treat the property as our own. They are permanent residents and their local knowledge was invaluable, going out of their way to assist us, whilst not intruding on our privacy. Some Spanish would improve communication with locals but not essential. Highly recommended.
Review submitted by Nicola from St.Helens (Submitted: 13 Jul 2009)
A great place with all that was required for perfect holiday. The owners couldnt have more friendly and welcoming.
Review submitted by peter from richmond north yorkshire (Submitted: 30 Jun 2009)
The property was well described,as a peaceful rural location. The owners Alan and Brenda were very friendly and helpful with lots of local information and tips. Local restaraunts were good value for money and locals friendly. If you want a holiday away from it all this is the place to go.
Many thanks to Alan and Brenda for their hospitality.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 17 May 2009)
The clean and comfortable Bodega is set in wonderful peaceful surroundings ideal for walking and relaxing. With good food and friendly people in the Local town of Pinoso it all added up to a perfect holiday.
Review submitted by Patrick from Nenagh (Submitted: 7 May 2009)
We arrived late in the evening to a warm welcome in this beautiful part of Spain. The Bodega is in a quiet country area, just right for a relaxing holiday. You can get all necessary shopping in Pinoso including some very nice local wine.
The local walks were well signposted and maps are available. Walking for hours through pine forests and almond and olive groves, what more could you ask for?