Welcome to ‘El Romeral’, an absolutely lovely 350 year old Spanish farmhouse in 37 hectares of almond and olive groves and wilderness which is part of the Montes de Malaga National Park. The farm has its own vineyard and is organic. It is full of character and charm, has been tastefully restored, has a warm, cosy atmosphere and is set amongst breathtaking countryside.

This is a perfect place to ‘get away from it all’ yet it is only 40 minutes from Malaga- a delightful, warm and spirited city with a number of cultural and culinary attractions.

The Unique Retreat is a totally authentic, one-of-a-kind, safe, serene place to totally relax in and is by far the best value you are likely to find anywhere near here!

We offer three tastefully restored double bedrooms (two with modern ensuite bathrooms with deep bath tubs and power showers), two very comfortable single rooms and a beautiful hand-made Mongolian yurt. There are three king-sized beds and all the mattresses are extremely comfortable and top of the range. Guests say they sleep like logs here. It is extremely tranquil with just birdsong to accompany your slumber.

There is a large, comfortable kitchen, complementary internet, wifi, an enormous inglenook fireplace, a salt water swimming pool, an organic vegetable garden and lots of great areas to walk in, including down to the stream which is part of the property. There is also a lending library with a wide variety of literature available.

Enjoying delicious, lovingly-prepared meals here is a highlight of our guests’ stay. We prepare inspired, creative Andalusian fusion as well as Asian and international cuisine with passion and imagination. All dishes take into account our guests’ specific tastes and preferences with an emphasis on mouth-watering, nutritious, wholesome, artisanal, fresh, home-grown, organic fruits and vegetables and locally-sourced fish and meats. See what other guests have said about meals here in our Testimonials section.

Nacho has recently published a beautiful cookery book. If you are interested in buying a copy, you can contact us directly.


Breakfasts can include organic home-baked wholemeal toast, homemade marmalades, super healthy and tasty smoothies, fruit salad, porridge or eggs or can be traditionally Andaluz. We specialise in delicious coffees and a large variety of teas.

You may want to receive a holistic therapy while you are here. Please see our ‘What You Can Do’ section for more information.

You can do yoga, paint or write in our large, light workshop space or outside in the orchard, by the pool or anywhere else you choose. We can organise informal yoga classes or specific workshops as we can recommend some very experienced yoga teachers from a variety of traditions. Equally, you can organise your own workshop here.

There is plenty of parking and if you are travelling without a car, there are good public transport connections to and from Malaga. We can happily arrange airport pick-ups and drop-offs or pick-ups from Malaga, Antequera and Granada as well as excursions so just ask!

We are 3 kilometres from the nearest town, Colmenar, which is very typically Andalusian with a good variety of bars and restaurants which we can happily recommend. It has a number of small supermarkets as well as two banks with ATMs, a pharmacy and the usual amenities.

We  can provide exact directions and Sat Nav coordinates once you make a reservation.

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