Finca Lejos - Guillem Balague's Villa
Country house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Colmenar, Spain
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Country house to rent in Colmenar, Spain
Rural Spanish country house, a traditional "cortijo", in a stunning setting, with own pool, barbecue, satellite TV, air conditioning, WiFi and separate "pool-house".
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Country house overview - owner's description
Tranquil and spacious, four bedroomed property, in the hills of the Montes de Malaga. Located near to the town of Colmenar which is only half a mile away, yet far enough away to ensure peace and relaxation for your stay in Andalusia. The house is owned 50% by Guillem Balague, the Spanish Football expert on Sky Sports UK and well-known Spanish journalist and author.
Wonderful panoramic views and own swimming pool.
The property boasts a private pool, and en-suite pool house with its own fridge freezer. Barbecue area. Satellite TV, wireless broadband connection, fully equipped kitchen, parking for up to 5 cars and cot. Fully furnished and ready for occupation!
This country house has 22 verified reviews.
22 out of 22 people recommend staying here
A great villa in a tranquil spot. Beautiful views and the villa is great, I would think a car is essential. Rocio was so helpful and communication excellent. We had a wonderful week by the pool and exploring the mountains and coast with the kids.
The Finca is in a stunning position. Beautiful views. Very peaceful. The road to the Finca was not a problem.
The Sky TV did not work, but apart from that everything was fine and I'd go again.
We went there last August, and we had a great time. The kids wont leave the swimming pool, and there were couples of villages around for shopping. The view was amazing, and the reality was better than the photos. Well do it again.
I visited the villa with five of my friends for a relaxing week. We did not have a car however, as we planned to have a relaxing week this was not a problem. The villa is luxury and had everything we needed. The host (Rocio) was great in organising us taxis to Colmenar & Malaga. All we needed to do was give him a text and he would send someone round. This was good to stock up on essentials like beer and wine.
The villa was far enough away from other villas that we were able to have music playing throughout the night. The BBQ and pool was great and the views were also amazing.
Although we did not need one, I think we would hire a car next time in order to get out and about.
My only suggestion would be to have a welcome book in the villa to explain things like where the bins go, how the cooker/ washing machine works/ how to start the BBQ etc. Other than that, the villa was amazing, in a nice location and very very relaxing.
Villa is smaller than appears in the photos though is well equipped and the pool house room was nicely finished, even though the water pressure left a lot to be desired!
The access road definitely gave cause for concern and needed attention. We travelled in our own car from the UK and actually sustained damage to the underside due to the ruts and poor surface, so would suggest a 4wd is essential. The owners, however, contributed to the repairs.
The outside space is fine, but for a mixed group such as ours, was quite compact. The area behind the finca could be developed into a small garden.
That saying, views were stunning and this is a quiet retreat and would give it 7 out of 10.
This country house is:
Outside this country house in Colmenar, SpainThis country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 29 May 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 28 July - 31 October 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 April - 18 July 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 28 July - 31 October 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 April - 18 July 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 28 July - 31 October 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 April - 30 June 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 April - 31 October and receive 5% off if the booking is made 3 months before the arrival date.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 single sofa bed in Lounge, 1 cot
2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's
Private pool, Size 8m x 4m, Depth 0.4m to 2m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Children, Infants, Restricted mobility
Delightful views of Montes de Malaga
Private Owner From Liverpool, United Kingdom Member since May 2008
This villa is owned 50% by Guillem Balague, Sky Sports Spanish Football Expert and bestselling author and journalist in the both the UK and in Spain. During the football season Guillem travels every week between Spain and the UK and can be seen most Tuesday evenings on Sky Sports Revista de la Liga. Guillem lives between Bedfordshire in the UK and Barcelona, depending on which day of the week it is!
The owner of the other 50% is Chris Parle, long time friend and business partner of Guillem. Chris is a Chartered Accountant, speaks fluent Spanish, having lived in Bilbao in 1992/93 as part of a 4 year Leeds University course before he discovered the attractions of spreadsheets ;-) Chris is Head of Finance, Europe & Asia, of Liverpool-based Bibby Financial Services and when not in Liverpool or Spain, can usually be found at an airport en route to/from one of Bibby's locations in France, Germany, Asia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia or Poland. Chris lives in Liverpool city centre on the waterfront.
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