So 'retama' is Spanish for broom, just one of many lovely flora abundant in the area. We had lovely red roses outside the Casa Abuela front door and bordering the cyprus enclosed pool. The red poppy fields were just starting to fill up. A 5 night stay in this pastoral idyll, was not long enough to enjoy all the possibilities on offer. With walks and cycling locally, and some of Spain's most beautiful towns and cities within a day trip (Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, Arcos de la Frontera) it was hard to decided what to do. We chose local walks, Ronda and a couple of the smaller 'pueblos blancos' Grazalema and Setenil.
Lovely to come back to Finca Retama in the late afternoon for a refreshing swim in the pool and a little drinky before heading out to Ronda for a tapas supper, or to the nearest local restaurant for a typical tasty spanish meal. A slight mistake was to decide to walk back to the Finca one evening after a delicious rabbit and chips supper in the nearest ( a good mile away ) restaurant in the pitch dark. Should have realized this wasn't a good idea when the waitress looked askance as we two foreigners set off into the gloom.
The accommodation was great. Generous space and well kitted out for self catering. There is no local shop within walking distance, so if you arrive late, and don't want to venture out to eat, be sure to arrive with supplies for supper and breakfast.
The Finca is a bit tricky to find first time round. We got lost but the owners Nick and Julia are on hand to talk you in or come to the rescue. They were great hosts, with lots of helpful advice on how to make the best of the time we had. A great holiday. Liz
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- A delightful high specification 2-bed 2-bath country villa with disabled access (sleeps 2-6) and a beautifully restored 3bed 2bath farmhouse apartment (sleeps 2-8) with large fenced and landscaped pool. Only 10 min from charming, historic town of Ronda ... more less
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