Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Andalucian Style House With Mountain Views
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About Stephen Todd
Stephen Todd is an architect who retired in 1997 and accidentally started to adopt abandoned dogs and cats, currently seven of each. Jackie Todd wrote about moving to Spain and adopting the animals. Her book 'Dog Days in Andalucia' is available from Amazon. Sadly Jackie died in 2010. Stephen has since been extraordinarily lucky and married Patricia. He speaks Spanish and lives close by his rental properties providing on site help when needed.
Stephen Todd purchased this House in 1997
Why Stephen Todd chose Frigiliana
You only have to walk in to La Panificadora to be transported to a world of Arabian nights. This stunning house was part of a group of flour and olive mills driven by water brought from the mountains in channels built by the Moors. It has been sensitively converted to maintain the character and beautifully decorated with handmade tiles and original ceramics and paintings.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our third visit
Love this property that oozes character. It also commands a great position in La Molineta. Great for a family holiday with plenty of space for individuals to seek out quiet places to read, a beautiful garden and pool area and nice terrace to enjoy views or watch life passing by. We were returners although haven’t been back for 11 years, wont be leaving it so long next time.
A corner of Paradise in Andalucía
This charming house is the perfect base for exploring and enjoying the many marvels Andalucía has to offer. Once you arrive you already feel the history and culture of this fascinating region with the lovely architecture and attention to detail in every corner. The garden is beautiful and the pool is the perfect spot after a day exploring Granada, Córdoba, Málaga, Ronda... Frigiliana, one of the most lovely ‘pueblo blanco’, is just a 5 minute drive away. Stephen was the perfect host welcoming us with a delicious bottle of local wine and helping me pick up and install the cots I had bought for my identical twin grandkids. We had a memorable stay and hope to go back some day!
Ideal place in the sun
We enjoyed our stay immensely at Stephen's property.
Great space both inside and out. The house has great character throughout yet provided all modern conveniences. Ideal location for visiting the nearby village of Frigiliana and Nerja. Added bonus of a bar/restaurant virtually on the doorstep.Would not hesitate in recommending this accommodation to others. We hope to return in the near future. Cheers
Perfect location, beautiful garden and patio. Frigiliana approximately a 15 minute walk and Nerja a ten € taxi ride. Thoroughly recommend.
Beautiful La Panificadora
The mill is beautiful, spacious and quirky with plenty of space for our party of 6 adults and one baby. We could spread out and have our own space when we needed it but there are lovely communal areas both inside and out where we shared many splendid feasts.
A well equipped kitchen and more importantly a huge fridge were well used as one of our party was a great chef, but we were disappointed that the restaurant next door wasn't open during our stay.
Visit the Nerja caves, walk up into Frigiliana and along the river bed into Nerja. Good bus service into both which stopped outside the villa. Thank you to Stephen for a lovely stay.
Unique property offering space and charm in a stunning setting
La Panificadora is a tribute to its owner, Stephen Todd, an architect who restored the old mill with sympathy and style. Set in the hills above Nerja at the southern entrance to Frigiliana, this place oozes atmosphere.
We were five in number and generously accommodated in a property that offers impressive communal space as well as large bedrooms. The outside area is beautifully shaped and crafted, with the pool set back on an elevated terrace offering welcome shade.
We had intended to explore the area to a greater degree, but this is a hard place to leave. Nerja is an easy five-minute spin in the car, and Frigiliana just a couple of minutes away or 20-minutes on foot. More than anything there is a real sense of old Andalucia preserved in the house, which is impossible to recreate in more traditional holiday lets.
Though the house sits back from the main road between Nerja and Frigiliana traffic is not heavy and, though cars can be heard, what noise there was did not disturb our stay. At the back of the house around the patio and pool you could be deep in the surrounding hills.
Highlights included a walk into Frigliana following the course of the river bed that traces a route behind the house; a tour of the caves in Nerja; golf at Braviara; a trip to Malaga (40 mins, if that) to explore the old town, waterfront, and CF Malaga (football, 1-2 v Almeria); Maro beach (kayaks a must). We ate good food out and cooked up a storm on the barbecue.
The weather clubbed us with an early September storm that raged for two days, which just goes to show, you can't have everything, even in paradise.
Andalucia is the largest autonomous region of Spain with a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage. The people are laid back and welcoming, the countryside is magnificent and the climate is mild in winter and hot in summer.
Granada and the Alhambra Palace are not to be missed but the Old Town and harbour side in nearby Malaga are well worth a visit. Here you will find the Picasso Museum.
There is winter skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada, water sports all along the coast and golf on championship courses.
Set on the edge of a National Park, Frigiliana has been awarded prizes for the most beautiful village in Spain. Cobbled streets with flower filled balconies and intimate shady courtyards transport the visitor back to the scented Arabian nights of the Moorish conquerors. There are fine restaurants and rustic bars with great local dishes and wines.
Each town and village has it´s own Saint´s day and colourful noisy fiestas. San Antonio on the 13th June in Frigiliana and San Isidro on the 15th May in Nerja.