We stayed at La Majada Alta during the first 2 weeks of September with our 17 month old daughter. We were looking to get away from it all and we certainly did!
Located a few kms from the nearest town of Valle de la Abdalajis (where you can find a supermarket, butchers, bakery, bank, medical Centre, etc.), the cottage is set on a hillside and provides beautiful views over the valley below.
On arrival we were met by the owners sister Marie, at a convenient, easy to locate meeting point and guided to the cottage. Due to the supermarkets being closed on a Sunday and our late Saturday night arrival time, a pre-order of groceries were waiting for us on arrival – Thanks Marie!
The cottage is spacious, clean and typically Spanish. Everything is as described. The kitchen is well equipped, which made home cooking easy. All towels were provided (included pool towels) and these were changed along with bed linen once a week.
We were worried if the cottage would be baby friendly before booking but a cot with bedding and a highchair was provided. It was also easy to make the outdoor area safe by blocking off the steps leading down to the pool area.
The area is a haven for nature lovers, walkers, climbers and cyclists. Endless amounts of day trips are possible from the property. We found it difficult to venture away from the surroundings of the cottage however El Chorro and El Torcal are close by and not to be missed (Take care on the Camino del Ray if you decide to walk the gorge).
There are several eating options close by which are worth a look, (Rocabella, El Mirador, and Kontiki, to name a few). There is also a restaurant in the town which we tried on our last night and enjoyed very much, can’t remember the name but Colin recommended it and it is located at the bottom end of town near to the landing point for the hang gliders. There is a lovely outside seating area that offers a great view of Valle de la Abdalajis.
Customer Service was second to none. The owners, Colin & Francesca were more than helpful and were always contactable when we needed to call on them, from our first email enquiry until we left for home. They even provided a free translation service for an emergency trip to the dentist!
Would we recommend this property? Absolutely!
Keep up the good work Colin, Francesca & Family!!
Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday to remember,
Shane, Clare & Scarlet