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Finca Retama - Apartment

Andalucia Region, Spain

Per week

from 770.00 to 1050.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Julia and Nick Flynn

Member since May 2014
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:6 days 19 hours

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BFB's Overview

Ancient Roman and Moorish heritage, as well as iconic authors like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells, have all helped to put the vertiginous Andalucian hill town of Ronda on the map and it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from the farmhouse apartment and villa at Finca Retama.


The 200 year old farmstead is home to owners Nick and Julia, with their two boys and two dogs, who together provide a warm family welcome and friendly hospitality that makes Finca Retama so much more personal than just another Spanish villa. Children are usually soon all having fun together on the 8-acre fruit farm, either bouncing on the 14ft netted trampoline, playing ping pong, swing ball or with the toys in the sand pit and fun even grows on trees, with apples, pears, plums, peaches, figs and walnuts all ripening for the picking at different times of year.


The fenced and landscaped 15x6 metre pool provides a natural focal point for everyone, with toddler friendly shallow steps and inflatables provided, plus a separate blow up paddling pool, arm bands and baby floaters for infants. Grown-ups also have the added luxury of a new mini-spa, featuring a 5 person Finnish sauna, hydro massage shower, gym equipment, relaxation chairs and Homedics heated massage cushion (for a small extra charge).


While the family occupies the ground floor of the farmhouse, the first floor has been lovingly transformed into a spacious 3-bedroom apartment for up to 8 people and the owners have more recently added Casa Abuela as a separate villa for up to 6. Authentically Andalucian in style, there are distinct Moorish influences in the character and decor throughout Finca Retama, from the chunky hardwood furnishings, beamed ceilings and mosaic tiled bathrooms to colourful Berber rugs on the terracotta tiled floors. This traditional style also means both the apartment and villa are pleasantly cool in the summer but when chilly nights close in, there’s central heating to make them nice and cosy.


Accommodation overview


Finca Retama apartment occupies the first floor of the 200-year old farmhouse, with walls up to a metre thick, beautiful beamed ceilings and ‘watch your head’ doorways to duck through. The apartment sleeps up to eight people plus babies in cots, featuring one king size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom in its own peaceful wing; one twin room that can be made as a double; one room with bunk beds; a sofa bed for two in the living room; and a separate family bathroom. Wi Fi is available and the large sitting/dining room has Satellite TV and a DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a four ring hob, separate oven, large fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster and all the essential pots, pans and utensils. For eating al fresco and soaking up the Andalucian sunshine, Finca Retama apartment has its own private terrace with a bistro dining table, large parasol, BBQ and fab views over the valley to the mountains which dramatically change colour as the sun begins to set.

Location Information

The most captivating attractions of authentic Andalucia are all on the doorstep at Finca Retama - hilltop ‘pueblos blancos’, tasty tapas, magnificent cities and dramatic scenery. Swathes of sunflowers, cane and meadows surround the farmstead and fantastic views pan over this unspoilt ‘Campo’ to the rugged mountains of the Grazalema.


A family run bar/restaurant is 2kms from the Finca, serving local specialties but there are plenty more to choose from in the vibrant Andalucian hill town of Ronda (6kms), perched along a craggy ridge and with an impressive, ancient bridge spanning the plunging El Tajo gorge. In true Andalucian tradition, Ronda boasts the oldest bull ring in Spain and an old town of narrow cobbled streets to explore but also all the essential shops, supermarkets and services families need.


Marbella’s San Pedro beach is less than an hour’s drive (55kms), from Finca Ratama, following a scenic route to a pleasant corner of the Costa del Sol, promising soft sand, calm clear sea and shady trees to keep babies and toddlers out of the sun. As an alternative, less than half an hour away, families can swim in a beautiful, fresh water lake, with a grassy beach and great value restaurant or the owners will happily provide details of many fab locations for mucking about in rivers, in Swallows and Amazons style.


For some serious Spanish history, culture and sightseeing, six of Andalucia’s most amazing cities are within a 1 ½ - 2 hour drive from Finca Retama. Granada is world famous for its magnificent, Moorish Alhambra Palace, while Cordoba nips at its heels with its breathtaking Mesquita. Seville is renowned as a sensual city of tapas bars and Flamenco while Jerez is world famous as the home of Sherry. Cadiz is Andalucia’s historic sea port, to sample superb fresh-caught seafood and Malaga is one of the most buzzing melting pots of culture on the Med.


Getting there: There are regular flights from the UK to Malaga and Granada, 1 ½ to 2 hour’s drive from Finca Retama.


Nearest medical services : Walk-in clinics and A&E in Ronda, 6kms

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

In low season months 15 Euros per day is requested to cover additional heating costs. This can be selected from options and extras section when making a request.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

In low season months 15 Euros per day is requested to cover additional heating costs. This can be selected from options and extras section when making a request.

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6+ infants in two double bedrooms, a bunk bed room best suited to children and a sofa double sofa bed in lounge.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Malaga and Granada, 1 ½ to 2 hour’s drive from Finca Retama.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is a local restaurant/bar 2kms walk away.

Any Pool

There is a 15 metre swimming pool for guests use. It is safely fenced and has shallow step entrance. The pool is shared between the two properties onsite.

Spa Onsite

For a small surcharge guests can use the mini-spa with 5 person Finnish sauna, hydro massage shower, gym equipment and relaxation chairs.

Babysitting

The owners can arrange babysitting at extra cost with prior arrangement.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available on request includes; A travel cot, a wooden cot, a highchair, a baby bath and changer, a baby monitor, night lights, a steriliser, a baby walker, a baby carrier, a pram, a baby car seat, socket covers, a potty and two toddler steps.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor play gear includes a selection of children's books, DVDs, CDs, soft toys and toys for babies.

Outdoor Toys

For outdoor play there is a blow up paddling pool, floats for the pool, buckets, spades, a large sand pit and netted trampoline. Bikes for all ages can also be hired on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Guests have access to a private terrace with dining area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available.


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