Pilates, Yoga and Wellbeing Retreats
If you're looking for a location to host a wellbeing retreat or fitness course, El Molino del Conde offers a beautiful location, lots of space, a tranquil atmosphere, great facilities and all the local support you need to be successful.
The house has been chosen as the location of a wide variety of courses, including yoga retreats, bootcamps, pilates, tri-athlete training, creative writing, painting and cooking, so we know what it takes to make guests comfortable and the course leader successful.
In Andalucia, we enjoy the most favourable climate in Europe with 10 hours of daylight even in winter.
El Molino sits in its own tranquil valley, in large private gardens with sports court and swimming pool and surrounded by hills and olive groves where you have free access to walk, run or cycle. We also have an indoor heated studio.
Local facilities include Andalucia's largest lake (Lake Iznajar) and many tracks with very little traffic. Granada, Ronda and Cordoba are all within easy reach. Malaga airport is just 50 minutes away.
"El Molino del Conde exceeded my expectations in terms of location and atmosphere... the surroundings have been so relaxing, I have felt very at home and able just 100% to focus on my own well-being"
Facilities on Site
Comfortable accommodation for 12-18 with 9/10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
There are 4 double bedrooms which can also be set up as twins, 3 double bedrooms 2 twin bedrooms.
Catering - as much or as little as you want. Or self cater in our wonderful fully equipped Old Bakery kitchen.
3 acres of private land together with a wide choice of terraces and shaded spots
A sports court (22m x 9m) which is great for volleyball or badminton and provides a good flat surface for all sorts of activities. The sports court is floodlit.
An indoor heated studio (9m x 4m)
"Thank you so much for all your hospitality, kindness and help to us .. it was fantastic to come to a location where not only is the place itself absolutely stunning but nothing was too much trouble for both of you."
Facilities very locally
As the local flour mill and bakery for hundreds of years, El Molino del Conde sits at the heart of a maze of mule tracks which provide ideal routes for walking, running and cycling. In spring these tracks are bordered by wild flowers.
Very locally, there's also horse riding at www.centroecuestrelasminas.com
The lake is not developed for watersports but as a result it's very unspoilt and tranquil. It has a good beach area which provides a beautiful location for exercise classes and training and several tracks for walks - It would be easy to develop a morning's activities around the walk to the beach, activities there and the walk back.
When it comes to healthy catering, fresh local ingredients are available in the markets, with many of the local vegetables grown in the market garden in our valley
We can put you in touch with a visiting massage therapist.
For a few hours of relaxation or pampering, the Hamman baths in Granada are very popular with guests. We can help to arrange transport. If more time is available, this could be combined with a visit to the Alhambra Palace.
In January, sunrise is at 8:30 am and sunset just before 18:30 .... so there are nearly 10 hours of daylight even in the winter months.
We have laminated large scale maps with walking notes which we've created for walking routes starting from El Molino. We also have a series of mountain bike/road bike routes.
Mountain bikes are available to hire from a company 15 minutes away. We also have 3 mountain bikes available at El Molino
For airport pick-ups or activity/rest days, we can arrange transport with a local bus company.
The local ladies who clean the house between guests' stays can also be available to help out either daily or as often as you need. Usually course organisers find they need a couple of ladies for a couple of hours each morning to keep the public rooms clean and tidy, clean the bathrooms and help with washing up.
There's a washing machine (and a drier in case of less-than-dry weather)
Guest numbers There are 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. We usually recommend use of 9 bedrooms for courses (as you have to walk through the 10th to get to one of the bathrooms) For detailed information about bedrooms, see Bedrooms