We spent two fantastic weeks in Lillias Pastas apartment which is a beautifully presented and well-equipped apartment in a converted olive mill. There are two good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (his and hers - very handy!), kitchen and living area. There isn't any air conditioning but there are two large fans which were very useful! There is a small patio area with pretty plants but, unfortunately, no view and which also overlooks the main road into Gaucin which can be a bit noisy especially in the evening. There is a lovely pool and plenty of sun loungers which on the days we used the pool area, we had virtually to ourselves. There is also a library/games/dvd room. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The owner met us and reserved a car parking space for us immediately outside the door and who was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Gaucin is a lovely white village in the mountains. Even though it is quite small, there are plenty of tapas bars, restaurants and a delicatessen owned by a very helpful English lady where you can buy pre-cooked meals, fresh bread, wine etc, all in walking distance of the mill. (Quite hilly - good for the calf muscles!). There are also a couple of supermarkets, post office and a municipal pool. The views to Africa and Gibraltar are outstanding. We found the locals to be extremely friendly and welcoming but not much English spoken. There are many other white villages to visit in the mountain area and the coast is about 30-40mins drive. All in all, we had a lovely, relaxing holiday in this beautiful apartment in this gorgeous part of Andalucia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Molino Del Carmen, guests are accommodated with the exquisite hospitality that has long been the custom in this part of Spain. Six chic self-catering apartments, most with uninterrupted views down to the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa, offer cool, classic surroundings. Tastefully finished to reflect the Moorish roots of the region, all rooms are designed to afford the Mill's guests privacy, comfort, and a haven of tranquillity in this authentic Spanish town. Linked by arched doorways, shady corridors, sun-drenched view terraces and leafy patios, Molino Del Carmen's luxury suites provide perfect accommodation for today's sophisticated travellers. Facilities at the Molino include the Pool Terrace, complete with loungers for soaking up the sun and a Rainforest Shower, plus a Library fitted in the Moorish tradition for avid readers to curl up comfortably with a book, and a laundry for the use of guests. Linen is provided - thick and thirsty white towels and luxury Egyptian cotton sheets are standard features. All kitchens are completely equipped with all cutlery, crockery, glassware and full cooking facilities. ... more less