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“A well appointed cottage in a beautiful spot”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Benaojan, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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TheNews
Liss, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“A well appointed cottage in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Stayed for a week in the Casa Rural Molino del Caracol. It's a well converted old mill. It offers very comfortable and well equipped accommodation (even runs to a coffee pod machine - with pods!). The three bedrooms are all air conditioned (which was lovely in the 34 degree heat) but the ground floor remained lovely and cool without any air con because of the thick white stone walls and breeze. The garden was beautiful and overlooks the river and National Park beyond - and the heated pool was an absolute joy! (Paco the owner pops round every other day to clean the pool, water the garden, dead head, tidy it etc).

Benaojan (main) village is a 'healthy' walk up the hill (or a much less tiring drive) where there is a small supermarket and butchers etc.......but Benaojan Station (where the cottage lies) in the bottom of the valley offers a couple of bars, a restaurant and a decent hotel/restaurant (Molino de Santa). These are open pretty much daily in peak season (bars and restaurant) but be aware during June it's a bit more hit and miss (the owners need holiday's too!).

You don't need to eat out however.....there is a lovely BBQ area in the garden and larger supermarkets etc are in Ronda - just a 10-15 minute drive - or indeed a train ride away.

All in all a truly idyllic place to stay and somewhere I would heartily recommend - for walkers, those with young families (who want a secure garden and pool etc), couples or indeed small groups of friends..... We'll definitely be going back!

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Barbara T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Very comfortable accommodation, ideally situated”
Reviewed 27 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I spent ten days at the Caracaol in Benaojan. We were five adults and we had plenty of room. There is a lovely big sitting room, very well equipped kitchen and two excellent bathrooms. The weather was quite cold so we used the central heating and the fire. The owners are extremely helpful and the house is very clean and well looked after. It was too early to use the pool but it would be ideal in summer. You can go for lovely walks straight from the house and it is a short drive to Ronda. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The lovely setting and comfortable house
Liked least: It rained!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely house in quiet spot”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in September 2013

Molino del Caracol is a lovely old house, very tastefully renovated in a local style. Simple but comfortable rooms and a lovely outside space for eating, barbecuing and relaxing and a nice pool to cool off in. Benaojan is a small, sleepy village with few facilities but Ronda is just 20 mins drive away with lots of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, as well as its own historic interest. There are also lovely traditional bars and some shops in the "white villages" just up in the hills. Highly recommended for a tranquil holiday in an unspoilt spot, but you do need a car to get around.

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JanDorset
Dorset
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“Fantastic holiday in lovely rural house in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

It was a delight to return again to the Molino del Caracol. I would 100 percent recommend staying at the Carcol which offers very comfortable accommodation and beautiful garden and swimming pool. Set in a small village in a national park near Ronda, it provides an ideal setting for exploring the historic white villages and mountains of Andalusia.

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Juanjo R
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
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