Absolutely stunning. What a beautiful setting for a quiet, relaxing and peaceful break. The views from Finca Lejos were amazing, almond trees clinging upon hill after hill as far as the as the eye could see and to the river valley below.
The villa was fully equipped for everything you needed and more. The pool, just could not keep out of it, fabulous. Except for a couple of cars that went by on the track outside during the six days, we saw no one for the whole time there, just in the distance each morning was this one farmer plus his donkeys. He, just knocking the fruit off the trees with a long pole, otherwise complete silence. The sunrise each morning was spectacular. It was so “disappointing” so see a small white cloud one afternoon.
We were met on arrival by Guillem’s parents Oliva and Guillermo Balague, who are a lovely friendly, welcoming couple, although we speak no Spanish or even Catalan, we were able to communicate and interact extremely well. They are very proud of their son and the job he has with Sky Sports. Many thanks also to Rocio for making the Colmenar end of things as smooth as possible.
A couple of worthwhile trips out, was a visit to Antequera (Alcazaba, Bullring, Dolmens) plus a circular tour, south to Velez-Malaga, along the coast to Motril via Nerja, before heading north to Granada, after which, heading back to Colmenar. Next time maybe a trip to Comares, the pueblo blanco in the sky.
The local Dia supermercado was ok for basic needs, but in Antequera they have a large new Eroski hypermarket with a Lidl next door.
Being just a get-away for my wife and myself, we did not want to leave, just a wonderful time was enjoyed, being an ideal holiday home that shall no doubt be returned to, which cannot come too soon.