El Molino de las Palomas is the perfect spot for a get-away-from-it-all holiday, situated as it is along a quiet track and yet within easy reach of the village of Carcabuey. It's a beautiful old mill, perched on the side of a hill, surrounded by trees, gardens and a swimming pool, along with barbeque area, hammocks and lights in the trees for summer evenings. Inside, the rooms are cool - quite dark but adding to the lovely historic style. There's an open fire (and plentiful wood supply) for chillier evenings. The kitchen is old-fashioned but in keeping with the house, and contained everything we needed, including a very good selection of herbs and spices. Beds were comfortable and bedroom windows had both shutters and insect screens.
The owners were more than helpful (even though our Spanish was less then minimal!) and gave us wonderful home-made tortilla and salads on arrival, plus local sweets and onions from the garden.
The house was within easy driving reach of some ... mehr