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Farmhouse -
13 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Loja, Province of Granada, Andalucia

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Mervyn K
Royston, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best venue yet for our family!!”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This villa had everything! Fantastic pool with good shade when needed; lovely grounds; really efficient kitchen ( once we found the lights!!); brilliant welcome pack ( loved the Spanish omelettes); very helpful and charming staff. Carmen and her daughter prepared - this was EVERYONE'S view - the best paella we had EVER tasted!!!

Hasta la vista!!

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Liked best: Pool and gardens
Liked least: Unreliable locks; T/T table - no net that fitted we had to improvise one; no ball for table foot
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jeremy J
Penhurst
1 review
“Fabulous venue in magical and peaceful environment”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

El Cachete is a special place where we had a fantastic yoga holiday. Gorgeous
pool, table tennis, bikes and a great selection of books and games to while away the hours. The house has been empathically restored and
is tucked away on its own in a quiet, peaceful and beautiful location. There are a number of villages within a short driving distance to find a local bar or restaurant serving good food at reasonable prices.

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Liked best: Beautiful and peaceful location
Liked least: Some of the bedrooms were a little small
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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David P
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
“27 have fun in Spanish farmhouse”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Fantastic relaxed facility providing hospitality and comfort for a large group of family and friends.Birthday celebrations for two of the party were unforgettable and the owners who organised the events were exceptional hosts.The comparitive isolation of the facility added to its charm and attraction and the character of the buildings and furnishing were truly Spanish and authentic. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The space and comfort of the facilities with very large safe and clean swimming pool.Lots of discreet areas for groups within the large party.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Large Group
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Gary M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The best villa we've rented”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We and four other families, with kids aged 2-15, spent a fantastic week at El Cachete in August 2013. The welcome pack of food and drink was amazingly generous, and Molly - JIm's daughter - an attentive and helpful contact. We'd recommend the prepared meals for your first night - far better than rushing out to the supermarket in Archidona about 15 mins drive away.

El Cachete feels very isolated among its olive groves, but is only 10 minutes from the autovia. The property is based around two large courtyards; one contains a well-tended garden and a large dining area which easily accommodated 20 of us. The other has the best pool we've ever encountered of the three similar lets we've had in Italy and Spain. Very large, clean and well maintained, and surrounded by covered terraces which were great in the intense Andaluz heat. The table tennis table is good quality and got plenty of use too.

At the rear of the property, and close to the kitchen, is another outside dining area, which we used at breakfast and lunch - again, easily big enough for us all.

The kitchen is pretty professional, and well designed for cooking large meals. Friend of the family Carmen came in one night and cooked us an amazing paella - really good value, and loads of it.

The bedrooms are plenty adequate, the en suites clean. The pick of the rooms has a lovely outside staircase down to the pool. There were enough bedrooms to give the kids flexibility over where to sleep. We loved - the kids less so - the absence of wifi. It felt like a real get-away, and we wished it had been available for the full 2 weeks of our holiday instead of just one.

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Liked best: The enormous pool
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Large Group
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yao66
u.k
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

in a beautiful setting, with lovely views of the mountains of andalucia. Very spacious, even with a large group theres enough nooks and crannies to find some peace. Well decorated with all the ameneties you could need, even a piano. Highlight was the courtyard swimming pool.Horse riding nearby in the olive groves, shop couple of minutes away by car.Highly recommend, wish i was still there..........

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Liked best: The relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Large Group
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Soup_Drag...
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a delightful place to stay. Definitely hope to be back soon.”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We were lucky enough to spend a week at El Cachete in June this year on a wonderful rejuvenating yoga retreat. This amazing villa is simply but tastefully furnished, with all the facilities you could want for including an incredible swimming pool. But more than that it feels so immediately homely and welcoming as well as perfectly peaceful and tranquil. Jim and his daughter Molly were on hand to welcome us and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the week. They also arranged a fantastic flamenco and paella evening for us on our last night which was a real treat and such a fabulous way to end the week. I can't recommend highly enough. Add a large helping of beautiful Spanish sunshine and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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peter t
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“mystical magic mountain retreat”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Was a great house, lots of space and a playful layout, and the swimming pool was very big compared to ones I have been in the past. Our host Jim was very helpful and put us in contact with all the best local spots and recommended lots of things to make our stay simply fantastic. We were also blessed to be hooked up with a local who provided us with all local organic food to fill the kitchen with love. The facilities were also perfect for holding a yoga retreat, with the yoga platform and arts studio which was great for the meditations. Will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to organise such a holiday or simply to escape from the UK for a refresher.

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Liked best: the scene and setting
Liked least: no wifi
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