Have just returned from my third visit to Casa Halcon. Six weeks away from the worst of the Birtish winter.
The home has been freshly decorated since my last visit and everything looked squeaky clean and new.
My neighbours home in England sent me pictures of my garden covered in snow whilst I was able to pick fresh lemons for our Pancake Day celebrations.
Yes, the villa is a little large for just two of us being able to comfortably sleep 8 or even 10 if a sofa-bed is brought into play. there's a super pool and bar-b-que area but just a little too cool in February to try this.
Despite the well-equiped kitchen we ate out a lot of time -- lots of god local Spanish and other restaurants just a few minutes away by car.
The villa is fairly remote and a car is needed. But don't worry, local problem solver Paco is on hand to quickly sort any little queries . Our two dogs were excited to see him every time he called for garden upkeep.
Discovered that this is a great area for lawn bowls with one club just 10 minutes away and more within a half hour drive. I played at three and was made very welcome.
All posiive and, yes, I've already booked for next year.....
A superb Villa in a wonderful location.
Away from the hustle of all the coastal resorts, this villa gives some lovely mountain views and tranquility.
Although there are other villas, they are not imposing in any way.
It is still in easy reach of local villages, most of which offer all you need for your stay in regards to groceries and so forth.
It's worth to mention that these are typical Spanish villages and towns, as opposed to the commercialised areas put on for the tourist.
On the other hand, if you wanted 'tourist' , it's really no more than an hours drive.
Most of the places we visited were around an hours drive or under.
Spain has a lot to offer, much of which is unexplored by so many of the British tourists- (probably not a bad thing! ;)
If you want a full on, action packed lively holiday, this is not for you, so best whizz on down to Benidorm or similar.
A short drive from this villa and you can explore much of the countryside or larger towns that this area of Spain has to offer.
A scenic route was usually there as a choice on most of the trips we made, assuming time wasn't an issue.
Car is an absolute must however.
The communications from the owner (Piet) , were second to none.
Any emails we sent were responded to very quickly indeed, giving us a worry free build up to the holiday.
The same during our stay, as any questions we had were answered superquick.
The information sent prior to the holiday was very informative, even included photographs as land marks for the short drive from Malaga airport to the Villa.
Found it very easily, no mistakes whatsoever.
Thanks also to Martinez for her showing us around the property on arrival and our departure.
Would not hesitate in recommending.
The Blackley and Barnard Clans
This a beautiful home in the countryside with many lovely walks.
We shared the Villa with 3 other couples (all friends) so a total of 9 of us as we have a 6 year old girl.
The great thing is you still have your own space and time if you want it that way as there are many places in the Villa/Grounds to sun bathe, relax, read, play botchi, swim, play Table Tennis, BBQ or even watch TV (if you like) you won't cramp each others style of holiday here.
You're only 30 mins away from Malaga or the Coast and both are worth a visit.
The local town Alhaurin El Grande is very nice with good places to eat/drink and shop for groceries for the villa and is only 5km away.
You can't walk into town unfortunately as the road is too busy with no adjacent path for safety so a car is a must.
Thanks to the housekeeper and the cleaners who were there when we needed them xxx (they'll know what we mean)
Just returned from my second annual six week escape from British winters at Casa Halcon.
It's just about as far south as one can drive in Europe (we take a couple of dogs) and apart from a couple of days with rain, the weather was near perfect .....20 degrees in February and even warmer the next month.
This villa has been great for us. It's immaculate and has every hi-tech gadget you could need. There were just two of us with four en-suite bedrooms to choose from -- how's that for being spoilt?
Fabulous collection of get-you-started food and drink in the fridge.
The villa is very secluded but good shopping at Alhaurin el Grande just a few minutes away by car and even more choice at Coin about 15 minutes drive.
A special thanks to Paco the gardner/handyman who is getting to be an old friend
Our dogs enjoyed the enormous grounds where we were able to pick our own oranges and lemons.
Totally recommended for all bar the disabled (steps up into the house).
And, yes, I've already booked for next year...
4 senior male golfers very happy with the House. 4 beedroom en suite. Great. We enjoy the view, the silence and a very well equipped kitchen. Can highly recommend.