We have just returned from a lovely relaxing holiday at Villa Marguerita, Walnut Farm, Antequera. This was the first time we have visited. When we arrived, the owners Lynne and Paul were at the villa and showed us around. Inside the property was a compact kitchen that had everything we needed, a cosy lounge with 2 settees with a tv and dvd player with a selection of films you could watch (if you wanted) and a dining area with a large dining table and 6 chairs. The large master bedroom had plenty of storage for clothes and the beds were made up with crisp white bed sheets. The main bathroom was spacious with a large corner bath. There was further smaller (but still spacious ) bedroom that had a separate toilet. We found the beds to be really comfortable and had a great nights sleep. Lynne and Paul also provided hand towels, bath towels and pool towels which was great as it meant we had extra luggage space.
Outside of the house was a small table with 4 chairs which was in the sunshine from the moment you got up. We preferred to sit at the back of the house under the trellis with grapevines which was in the shade for the majority of the time. There was a large brick built BBQ which got plenty of use. The garden was huge with lots of Olive and Walnut Trees. There were colourful plant pots which were very pretty. The icing on the cake was the large heated swimming pool where we spent most of our time either sat alongside or splashing about in. The views around the property were breath taking.
Our son booked Casa Rosa as an addition for the final week of our holiday and he was as equally impressed with everything.
We have come back fully relaxed and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a villa holiday to book with Walnut Farm.
About 45kms from Malaga and 11kms from Antequera, is to be found the fairly well hidden gem of Walnut Farm. It's worth trying to unearth this treasure if you are looking to distance yourself from bustle and a madding crowd, whilst still having the holiday essentials of a great pool, quality useable barbecue, beer fridge and well thought out rooms.
Miserable teenagers can watch DVDs, some British channels or plug in a USB of their favourite drivel, if they prefer to stay away from the tremendous climate. If traditional games are more your thing, then there is badminton, small putting facility, giant chess, as well as board games, all supplied by the owner.
In August it was...er...Saharan, with a raindrop count of no more than the fingers of your hands, but the pool admirably resolved any heat issues during the day and the generous number of fans took over at night.
We had our entire family and our children's friends with us, so the versatility of the two villas was exactly as we required to ensure conviviality and privacy, all in one, which, with four teenagers; is no mean feat.
You can dine in or out of the villas, with ample seating and table layout for all concerned particularly under Paul's fledgling vineyard, adjacent to the pool. Presumably, he's learning Cava production in his spare time.
Scenery is of film set quality in sculpted mountains, with local legendary status and the occasional rolling mist that spectacularly unfurls from the crests behind the villa, as if in time lapse photography.
The local village is tremendous, with a wonderful fair in August; not that we saw much of it, due to the assuaging ambience of Walnut Farm, but what we did see, was wonderful and well worth a trip
Spent a week on Walnut farm with family We had both villas which were extremely comfortable, clean and all requirements were met. The owners welcomed us on arrival and made us feel very welcome. Lots of information about area and places to visit. A must is a visit to Seville and El Tor both so picturesque and full of character. The pool was a favourite with all of us especially my 3yr old Granddaughter, very clean and safe with lots of pool toys available. Weather was amazing- all in all a perfect holiday in a great location Thank you
We had a lovely 2 week holiday in Casa Marguerita and the surrounding area. Our hosts were very welcoming and provided lots of valuable local information. The heated pool was great fun and the quiet grounds and native birds were lovely. We were looking for somewhere with a truly Spanish feel and Walnut Farm filled the bill with its restored buildings and decorations. It is definitely not a cookie cutter holiday home. There are lots of villages around to visit and just sit on the square for tapas. The small nearby city of Antequera had interesting historic sites and was a great spot to spend the day. The surrounding hills and farmland provided stunning scenery.
Another great stay !
The place is more beautiful this year than last if that's possible !
Small group we had a ball
The place was very clean and tidy all amenities you need, nothing was too much trouble. The pool crystal clear.
The views are amazing ..what a peaceful retreat.
See you next year.
We booked Walnut farm for late April this year, wanting somewhere we could explore the stunning Andalucian countryside from. This was the perfect location.
Antequera was a short 10 minute drive away, with plenty of bars, restaurants and culture too. The train stations (3 in total!) allow you to explore even further afield; Sevilla and Cordorba for an amazing day out!
Oh and Walnut farm? Perfect for relaxing when you don't want to venture out. Beautiful pool, cool verandas and bbq facilities surrounded by well kept gardens. The accomadation wasn't shabby either! Lynne and Paul greeted us on arrival and went through the basics with us, we had a welcome pack too- nice touch.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy hiring a car and exploring.
The Villas are lovely and have everything you need for your stay, the Supermarket is a quick 10 minutes away where you can get a really excellent range or products. From relaxing days spent by the pool to barbecues in the evening and watching the stars. It is a perfect place to chill with friends or family and spend quality time together. They provide towels for the pool which is great as it leaves more room in your cases for essentials. Beautiful views for a relaxing, peaceful fun holiday. There are also plenty of things to do if you want to venture out in the day and there is information in the villas to help you decide where to go. Would highly recommend these villas to anyone.