If you have been working hard all year; you start fantasizing about somewhere in the middle of nowhere with a large bed, with no people, somewhere warm. Well, this is pretty much what you get at Finca Naranja.
We were warmly welcomed by Conchita and Bobo the dog and taken to our little poolside apartment which was very stylishly decorated and had a mini kitchen with a stove and coffee maker. The main attraction was the massive bed.
Outside is a large terrace with pool shared by the few other visitors, and has spectacular views of the Andalucia countryside and has the accompanying distant farm noises (cow/ goat bells and roosters). There is a outdoor bar, big trampoline and little wendy house for smaller visitors.
We enjoyed our breakfasts (which you make yourself) on our little private balcony with freshly baked bread delivered by Conchita. We enjoyed an evening meal under the stars too.
Ronda is about 10/15 min drive where there are plenty of excellent restaurants and things to do - you can explore churches, the city walls and the old town.
We also took a drive over the mountains to Malaga to see the Picasso museum - this was 2 hours each way. It's not too far to Seville where we also stayed - again about 2 hours drive. My only small complaint about Finca Naranja is that you have to drive down a steep dirt track to park your car, and we were a bit scared of damaging our hire car.
All in all, this was exactly what I was looking for for a relaxing break - a peaceful, tranquil and beautiful spot.
Tip- don't use google maps for driving directions as it is completely on the other side of Ronda!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful tranquil rural hotel bed & breakfast at only 15 minutes from Ronda. All rooms are private suites with own kitchenette and terrace. ... more less