El Molino del Conde is set in the heart of Andalucía, close to lake Iznájar and with easy access to Granada, Málaga, Córdoba and Ronda.
"A wonderful place and a great location to explore Andalucia. A beautiful home in beautiful countryside. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
"Perfect week for all three generations" - Matthew
(Big family reunion group holiday, 19 people)
Walk up the valley between the olive groves to buy fresh vegetables from the local market in Villanueva de Tapia and enjoy tapas and and fino in one of the bars.
On the other side of the lake from El Molino del Conde is the white-washed hilltop village of Iznajar which looks across the 30km long Lake Iznajar, the largest lake in Andalucia. At the top of the village lie the remains of an 8th century Moorish Castle reached through a labyrinth of narrow streets. This is a real non-tourist village, with true Spanish character.
Lying 20 minutes from El Molino is the small town of Archidona with its 18th century octagonal plaza and its beautiful hilltop monastery.
“What a fantastic location for a family holiday. The children have had a wonderful time - and for us, peace and tranquility (notwithstanding 9 children!)" - James
Local Bars & Restaurants
Enjoy a coffee, beer or glass of fino dry sherry from Jerez or the Cordobese town of Montilla or try the local anís aniseed apéritif from nearby Rute or a refreshing tinto de verano made with cold red wine and soda water.
Tapas might include Serrano ham, spicy prawns pil-pil, aubergine in honey, Manchego cheese or the small fried boquerones fish that give the people of Málaga their nickname!
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Trips, Visits, Activities
Granada Visit the Alhambra Palace and gardens, stroll through the medieval Moorish streets of the Albaicín.
Cordoba Study the Moorish architecture of the Mezquita and La Medina Azahara, explore the myriad of streets in the old Jewish quarter.
Malaga join the locals at the chiringuito beach bars or enjoy tapas in the old city centre by the Cathedral. Visit the Picasso Museum and the Carmen von Thyssen art gallery
Ronda a beautiful white town just over an hour from El Molino del Conde on the edge of Grazalema Natural Park. Ronda's best known feature is the 'El Tajo' gorge that divides the old and new town. The gorge is spanned by an amazing arched bridge over the 330 foot gorge and also by an old Roman bridge.
You might also want to visit Antequera, El Torcal, Priego de Cordoba or Zuheros.
More details: Trips, Visits and Activities
"Beautiful spot and ideal for our reunion. The children loved the pool and all the animals.
Great part of Spain. Fantastic week - excellent location" - Amanda
Map and Directions
El Molino del Conde: In the heart of Andalucía, close to lake Iznájar and with easy access to Granada, Málaga, Córdoba and Ronda.
Google maps: El Molino del Conde s/n Villanueva de Tapia, Málaga 29315
Please download these directions to El Molino del Conde from Málaga and Granada Airports.
The document also contains the latitude and longitude which you should enter if using Sat Nav
(Note: these coordinates are for the entrance to our lane, rather than for El Molino del Conde itself, as part of the lane isn't in the satnav data and entering El Molino del Conde's exact location gets you lost in Villanueva de Tapia's one-way system!)
Please print out the directions and use them!
"The central position of El Molino del Conde is excellent.
We leave feeling we chose the right place for our holiday in Andalucia"