June 2010 Gale Family, Brussels BELGIUM

 

If you enjoy solitude, tranquil surroundings and have a sense of adventure then this is the holiday for you. The 2 hour drive from Malaga Airport is not for the faint hearted but you will be rewarded with some stunning views when the road snakes through the mountains.


My advice is take out extra insurance on your hire car as some of the roads are uneven, indeed the short track to the farm is particularly tricky but once you have arrived you will be glad you made the effort.


We were greeted by Dan, Justine, Freddy and Maddie the dog. They instantly made us feel at home and were perfect hosts.


The Yurt is nestled on the side of a valley and boasts spectacular views of the open countryside and the village Genalguacil. Which is also well worth a visit. The best view though was saved for the outdoor compost toilet were you could sit for hours and take in the scenery!


The Yurt was surprisingly comfortable and has been kitted out with all the latest mod cons. This is camping with real style. The isolation of the farm and the position of the Yurt away from the main building meant that it was so peaceful and tranquil at night with only the stars for company.


If you like holidays with a bit of a difference and enjoy the simple basic pleasures in life away from the mainstream then this is definitely for you.

June 2010 Helen, Ben and Millie, Newcastle UK

 

What a wonderful holiday, thanks Cloud House! It took a while to get there mind, but that's the point. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the lovely Justine who instantly made us feel at home.


Our mongolian yurt was clean and comfortable, but we didn't spend much time there. After a day of just chilling, we started to explore. From the peaceful citrus groves to cooling off in the rock pools down by the river, across the valley was the very picturesque village of Genalguacil.


But our favourite part of the whole holiday was sitting around drinking the local wine and eating tapas, watching the sun go down and the stars come out. They were so bright that even our 1 year old daughter couldn't help but exclaim 'wow!'


TIP: would be useful to have a 4X4 as the road to the finca is definitely not a beaten track, having said that we did manage in a rented SEAT with no problems!

May 2010 Bailey Family, London UK

 

All the Baileys would like to send sincere thank yous to Dan, Juss and wee Fredy for helping us have an amazing adventure in your beautiful yurt. You guys made us feel right at home.


And what an incredible setting! I could have spent hours comfortably pondering the benefits of campo life while taking in the breath-taking views from your compost loo.


Amelie was as happy as Peppa Pig in a muddy puddle running around campo-style in not much more than her nappy!

From river-swimming, family naps in hammocks, and nights counting shooting stars while we ate home-cooked rustic Andalusian delights outside - every day of our break was inspiring and rejuvenating. And our jaunt to fabulous Sevilla was the cherry on top.


Needless to say, we'll be back.

May 2010 Curnock Family, London UK

 

Wow what a holiday, we had an absolutely smashing time, one that will be hard to beat! We've always enjoyed the great outdoors and this magical place truly surpassed our expectations.


Our three year old boy Archie was in his element, getting mucky, making dens, finding pirate treasure and playing with Maddy 'Moo' Dog - the friendliest dog ever!


Many a glass of Rioja was enjoyed hanging out in the evening sun through to the star lit nights on our private terrace.

We really did relax and totally forgot about our hectic life back in London. One thing we would advise is to stock up with provisions on route as you won't be in any hurry to leave once you arrive at Cloud House.


We will definitely be back!!