I stayed at Walnut Farm with my 3 friends in Casa Rosa and a group of friends stayed in the other house Casa Marguerita. What a dreamy place. And what fun we all had. The fantastic clean pool is the icing on the cake! It's just gorgeous and the outdoor pergolas and gardens are superb. We all sunbathed until 8pm and then swam at midnight a couple of times!! Casa Rosa is incredibly clean, with beautiful bedding and linen and house and pool towels provided. The 2 ensuite bedrooms were just perfect for 2 couples, and the 2nd bedroom is separte annexe so it was ideal for privacy too. The owners have thought of everything even down to a cool box and car windscreen sun covers which we were certainly glad of when we all went out to the beach a couple of days with drinks and food. We visited Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Mezquita in Cordobo. Both were breathtaking and NOT to be missed. And so easy to drive to. We loved Iznajar and its stunning nearby turquoise lake with a man made beach and pedalos too! Antequera town 10 mins away. Stunning scenery everywhere you go. We are definitiely returning.
A large group of friends (aged 40 - 50 including 2 couples) stayed at Walnut Farm for a week. I stayed in Casa Rosa with but both 'fincas' - like cottage/villas are just so beautiful and perfect holiday rentals with eveything you could need. So comfortable, clean and well maintained. Two separate en-suite rooms suited us great. We all had such a great time, sunbathing, swimming etc , the pool is amazing and heated during May when we stayed. Ive stayed in places in Spain several times before and it was impossible to swim in an unheated pool. This was just so different and lilos and pool play stuff even provided! Many nights were spent just wining and dining at night under the stars, barbequeing and playing games and cards etc. We all laughed ourselves silly! We visited the the Alhambra Palace in Granada and the amazing cathedral in Cordoba.
The owners of walnut Farm provided fantastic directions and instructions well in advance . They met us with keys etc and had lots of tips and a great informatin book in each house. We enjoyed the 2 beaches nearby, had tapas in Antequera several times but there are also 3 restaurants very near to Walnut Farm - either 2 minutes by car or a long stroll which all have 'Menu Del Dia' - a 3 course meal including bread and a drink for just €10!! Great food and we all tried a bit of whatever was on that day. I'm a big bottled water drinker in the UK - so I was amazed to be able to use the 2 free mountain springs nearby to replenish our water bottles with cold fresh mountain water FREE every day. A week was not enough. We are going to return next year as many of the other reviewers seem to have done :)
We visited friends who were staying in the other villa Casa Rosa and had such an amazing time. 8 of us in total. We have been to Walnut Farm twice before and just love returning to this very special place. Casa Marguerita is traditional and authentic with beamed ceilings but very modern inside with everything you will need. Casa Rosa too. The owners have thought of everything - even down to : fresh water bottles at the side of the bed, beautiful crisp white linen sheets and separate towels provided for the house and the gorgeous pool, a great instruction/information book, where to go/what to do information, first aid kits, bathroom hand soap, every utensil and equipment needed in the kitchens, torches, etc etc....
The house was immaculate and very clean upon arrival and smelled beautiful too. We met the owners this time too - Janet and Peter who were a delight and couldn't do enough to help/advise.
The main bathroom with HUGE corner bath in Casa Marguerita (and shower) is a delight to soak in after a days sightseeing in Cordobo or Granada or just after a lazy hot day around the pool, as it was vstill hot until gone 7pm at night. Casa Rosa, the other villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 separate en-suite bathrooms which was great because our friends could get showered / bathed ready at the same time as the rest of us in Casa Marguerita.
The garden areas and flower pots etc are all kept beautiful and full of colour. We love gardening in the UK so we could see what effort has gone into the gardens here. The surrounding fields and pathways were just bursting in May with stunning colourful wild flowers and some fields were full of red wild poppies. What a sight that was with pure white horses grazing in them.
I'm a keen cyclist and brought my bike here this time. I cycled every other day with many fabulous routes and on the final day cycled to the top of El Torcal whic was a truly fantastic experience.
We ate out in Antequera some nights and had BBQs at Walnut Farm some nights on the 3 lovely patios/pergolas. At t night there is no light pollution so the sky is full of miilions of stars and you hear birds and the occasional frog croaking. Just idyllic. This is followed by the best sleep ever... and then you wake to the beautiful dawn chorus of birds in the garden each morning and then breakfast al fresco all over again.....We love it here. And to top it all there is great wifi that you don't often get with semi rural or rural properties.
What a delight! We are coming back this time in 2017 for sure. We cannot recommend this place enough.
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I visited Walnut Farm, this is the second time, with friends and this time was even better! Both houses : Casa Marguerita and Casa Rosa are ideal for couples, friends or families because of the flexible arrangement of accommodation.. Very clean indeed, very well equipped and everything was just perfect. Both pergolas/patios for eating out are lovely and overlook the stunning large pool and mountain views with peace and tranquility as an added bonus. Great outdoor BBQs and the scenery is stunning. The accommodation was delightful and comfortable with everything we needed. Location is very central for sightseeing to Cordoba and Malaga and Granada etc. The town of Antequera is about 15 minutes in the car and as a town is really lovely with lots of great shops, bars and restaurants and amazing churches and a castle. We loved Malaga as a city too for culture and the plaza and the beach too was superb, all just 30 minutes away. We met the owners of Walnut Farm who greeted us and gave us so many tips. Great information book in each villa and they have thought of everything to make for a great stay! A real gem in the centre of Andalucia. Thanks :)
This is the second time I have stayed at Walnut Farm I cannot fault anything with the place it has everything you need for a chilled out relaxing break. beautiful surroundings beautiful accommodation beautiful pool
Beautiful part of Spain with amazing views around the villa. Very good for day trips out, and lots of information is provided within the villa of tourist sites etc.
Very good facilities and nicely secluded. Would wait for children to be older to go again so we could could appreciate it more as a family.
Very hot time of year to visit, so the pool comes in very handy. Would recommend people to book.
Fantastic holiday, beautiful finca in a gorgeous setting. Kids lived the large pool and gardens. So relaxing and inland is so much nicer and cheaper than on the coast. Very much home from home. You want for nothing. And the menu del dia at the Hotel Sierra up the road is amazing value.