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Since taken our first bookings in late 2004,  we have had a wealth of wonderful guests over the past twelve years.  Many have also returned (more than once!), or recommended us to their family & friends - which is the highest compliment we can be paid.

Our online Guestbook has been running since 2008 & there is also a smaller  number from previous years taken from handwritten notes... 

                                                        2017                                             

"Dan, Ava and I loved our stay at El Sueno and our day trips to the neighbouring towns and beaches!  It was great to meet you too.  Also, how strange to have discovered one of the other families staying at El Sueno were from our same neighbourbood in London and it turned out that the mother, Ali, and I are part of the same "local mom's" group!  We just hadn't met face to face yet until gathered around your pool!  Anyway, you have a lovely and peaceful haven at El Sueno and we look forward to visiting again.  Ava sends her love to Oreo!  The Conchie Family - Almendra

 

"Thank you for your hospitality and your attentiveness during our stay, we loved the property and the grounds.  Our little people loved the play areas, it made them very happy which in turn made us very happy.  Thank you again for a very happy stay with you."   Hill Family - Pimienta  (Easter)

 

"Gosh, reading your email really made my day!  That evening was somehow magical: Esp. as it all seems like a dream now -- was it really that some some where in the world?? After the sun went down?? Impossible!  Maybe we'll back some day.  A (wind) surf class for all the girls perhaps?  I guess your busy season is coming up on you now, so wishing you very good luck with it all.   The Bruns Family - Mimosa (Easter)

 

"We had a lovely time thank you and hope to come again."   The Williams Family - Alcrnoque (Easter)

 

"We got back from staying in your delightful little cottage - we did enjoy seeing so many gum trees and flowering acacias when we were driving around; a little touch of home in a foreign land was lovely."  The Campbells - Almendra

 

"Our visit to El Sueno has sadly ended for another year, the weather was mostly much nicer this time which allowed us to have a couple of BBQ's and we all loved being able to sit outside in such a lovely location!  Thank you once again for accommodating our last minute change of plans and also for the high level of preparations at the cortijo this year!"   A Family - Cortijo del Sueño  (Sunshine Tour, February & March)  Returning guests

 

"We had a wonderful time, thanks again for helping to organise our stay.  And maybe we’ll see you in the future! I’ll be sure to sign up for the Keep in touch link."  Visser Family - Mimosa  (February half-term)

"Thanks very much we had a lovely stay maybe we’ll be back one day!"  Thompson Family - Almendra  (Three Kings, January)

 

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                                                                                    2016

"Thank you, yes we did thoroughly enjoy our stay, very relaxing and the weather was surprising warm, and the accommodation was superb, it had everything we needed to cook a Christmas Dinner.  It would be good to come back over the summer with my Son and his family as I am sure it would be different again. Many thanks for all your help and Spanish hospitality."    - Mimosa (Christmas)

"We are about to leave Almendra after a lovely stay. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday experience. We loved Almendra and the property."   Yvonne and Pete - Almendra   (December)

"I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in El Cortijo. We were blessed with sun every day and were able to enjoy the house, the wonderful gardens, and explore the area - including great day trips to Cadiz and Jerez to enjoy Fino and flamenco. Everything worked really well - and we hope to return again sometime."   Caines & Kenyon Families - Cortijo del Sueño (mid November)

"We all absolutely loved our stay at El Sueño! Both properties were wonderful in their own way, and we felt very comfortable and content in both. The infinity pool was rather special, and we so enjoyed our private family swims there. Our two weeks whizzed by and although we felt we did a lot (visits to Jerez, Seville, Vejer and some of the coastal villages; lots of surfing, swimming and exploring; etc.), we barely scratched the surface, really. So we will be back to see and do more at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thank you for letting us share your gorgeous properties.  Thanks also for all your helpful information on the area prior to our holiday – it really helped us to plan our visit and to get the most out of our stay.   All the very best, and we look forward to returning to El Sueno another time."  The Green Family - Pimienta & Cortijo del Sueño

"Thanks for the nice and informative phone call and the reservation. We are safely and sadly back in cold and rainy UK.  we are looking forward to another holiday in the south of Spain soon."  Bauer Family - Alcornoque (Autumn half-term)

"We had a lovely relaxing time. It was just what we needed! We hope to return again soon."   Sue & Dave - Almendra 
Returning guests

"We had a lovely holiday!"  Stevenson Family - Alcornoque

"We had such a good time in Pimienta Casita. The house was above our expectations; so nice and warm and so well equiped! The garden and the environment was beautifull and we had a very good contact with the othterenglishenscottisch family. Thank you a lot!!!  We will spread the word in Holland of El Sueno!"   Dahlhuas Family - Pimienta Casita (October)

"Thanks Tanya. We had a lovely break thank you and hope to be back one day! "  Fletcher Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks for the amazingly comprehensive and very helpful intro notes - many, many thanks. ... Thanks Tanya - you are incredibly helpful! Very nice to meet you too, and thank you for a lovely stay in Casita Mimosa."   The Winterton Family - Mimosa

"We really enjoyed our stay at Alcornoque last week, thank you very much for having us."  The Melcalfe Family - Alcornoque

"Many thanks, we had a lovely holiday, and did indeed enjoy our time at El Sueno and travelling around. It was very relaxing and our daughter particularly loved the pool!   Hopefully see you again sometime in the future."  Howes Family - Mimosa

"We very much enjoyed staying at El Sueno- thank you!"   Edwards Family - Alcornoque

"We are back in Holland and loved our stay at El Sueno. It was wonderful and relaxing, we have enjoyed our stay. Everything was well organized and also for Saar everything was ready! Thanks for having us, we will certainly consider a next visit, we’ve had and excellent holiday!  Thanks again for everything!"  Van Ishoven Family - Pimienta


"Thanks so much, we had a fantastic time. Such a relaxing place to stay and everything had been thought of; it was a wonderful house. Thank you.  Many thanks again."   Clarke Family - Mimosa

"We have really enjoyed being here and also exploring further afield so I feel I have the vibe of the place."  The Kirk Family -
Cortijo del Sueño

"Absolutelly loving the place! Everything was perfect. So much that we are hoping to return next year - for longer - and possibly with Granny and Aunty(s)"   McCabe Family - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful stay at the house! Zwart Family - Alcornoque Thank you for having us - we had a very relaxing stay!" Whittle Family - Mimosa

"Thank you once again for such an amazing holiday. When I find time I plan to write a full and rave review for El Sueno - such a magical place you have there. We hope to return some time soon. Please feel free to copy any of my comments into the online guest book. i'm more than happy to write a review for Trip Advisor and Sawday's. Thank you for returning the deposit so quickly."  Renfrew & Price Families -
Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a great time and are already missing the sun and fresh seafood!"  Caroline & Norman - Almendra (03/09)

"Thanks for the very relaxing week recently had at Mimosa, it was lovely."   Miller Family - Mimosa

"We had a really enjoyable time, thank you. The place was idyllic.  It was a bit on the hot side for the first few days but fortunately dry, unlike my experiences of Bombay."   Berkeley-Hill - Pimienta (first week of September)

"We shall be sorry to leave tomorrow - we've had a fantastic time. ... Our holiday already seems an age away as the usual weekly routines kick back into place. We had a very relaxing week with you and loved the Cortijo , the pool, and just the quietness! We have been recommending it to our friends."    Carroll Family -
Cortijo del Sueño

"We're here at El Sueno.  The sun is shining and all is well in mimosa.  ... We had a  wonderful time once again, really lovely. It was great to meet Sean too."   Belsham Family - Mimosa 
Returning guests

"Thank you for getting and touch and for giving us such a wonderful holiday - we had a great time!"   Birkby Family - Pimienta

“We really enjoyed our stay at El Sueno, the booking process was excellent and we were provided with all the information and details we needed for a stress free arrival.Well equipped and comfortable casita, Beautiful gardens, the smell of jasmine , quiet corners in the shade, cool pool.”   Utting Family - Alcornoque 

"It's all lovely thank you, slept for 10 hours"   Nigel & Jane - Almendra

"We’re back in the UK now and just wanted to let you know that we very much enjoyed our holiday at the Cortijo at El Sueno.  The children loved the pool but unfortunately the Levante was very strong and we couldn’t stay for long at the wonderful  beach at Bolonia."     Butler Family -
Cortijo del Sueño

"We enjoyed our stay at Alcornoque"   The Carter Family - Alcornoque

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Your restaurant suggestions all brilliant by the way. We've gone off piste once and tried one not on your list and I would definitely add it to your list of "don't go there" if you have such a list!  Thanks, Kate  PS we love your cats! "   O'Shea Family - Pimienta

"Having a beautiful time in your lovely cortijo"  - Wells Family,
Cortijo del Sueño

"We had an amazing visit to Spain this summer and we loved the area and the casita. Thanks for all of your tips on what to do nearby and where to eat, I think we exhausted everything and ended up with a fantastic knowledge of the area, its beaches, towns and restaurants. Perfect."  The Mills Family - Mimosa

"Thank you. We had a lovely time and hope to come back one day."  Coleman Family - Alcornoque

"Encuanto a vuestra casa todoestupendo sin duda la recomendare a mi amigos!"   Yanira y Alberto - Almendra

"Thanks again for a wonderful stay."  Corkery Family - Cortijo del Sueno (Summer Half-Term)   Returning guests


"We are having a really good time here but sadly coming to an end.  We are making the most if our final few days before heading home.  I have had a very relaxing time I would certainly recommended this area and your properties to friends and family in the UK."   White Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time and really enjoyed staying at el sueno. Thanks for everything."  Huw & Nicola –Almendra

 

"Thanks Tanya we loved it."  The Florin Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We very much enjoyed our stay on El Sueno indeed."  The X Family - Mimosa

"Thank you ever so much. We had such a lovely time.  The place you have is incredible, so peaceful and relaxing!  We had a lovely holiday."  Rhian & Mark - Almendra (July, Summer school holidays)

"We had a great time in Spain and overall a fantastic holiday. The casita was first class and the kids loved the pool (making good friends with the Dutch children at Mimosa - despite the language barrier!). Please thank Sean for the Gibraltar tip. Parking in Spain and walking over the border probably saved us a at least an hour."  The Hadlow Family - Pimienta 

"yes, we had a wonderful time in Spain!"  The Bailey Family - Alcornoque

"We had an absolutely fantastic time - thank you.  We would love to come back in the future; we have already looked at your website to check availability - you obviously get booked up well in advance!  I will check my dates for 2016/17 again and we be in touch"  Caroline & Mark - Almendra  (already booked for 2017)

"I just wanted to say thank you - we very much enjoyed staying at your finca."  The Lichtenberg Family - Mimosa

"We had a fab week. The rest of the family loved it, especially my daughter!"  The Smith Family - Pimienta    Returning guests

"Thank you. Yes we had a lovely stay.  Sorry we did not meet you."  The Glasspools - Almendra

"Thank you so much - we wanted to let you know what a wonderful 2 weeks we had staying with you at El Sueno - we loved everything about it and have been telling all our friends and family.  There was so much to do and explore round about ...... and the best part was the food - fantastic everywhere we went, so thanks for all the great recommendations. children are very welcome at the Montenmedio Golf Club & Hotel - we had a lovely meal there one night with the girls. Many thanks again and hope to see visit again some time soon."  The Christie Family - Mimosa

"we had a fabulous week at El Sueño"  The Walton Family - Alcornoque

"We had the most wonderful time at El Sueno. Thank you so much – it really could not have been any happier. It is a glorious spot and we adored the beaches and surrounding area. All your suggestions in the booklet were fabulous and helped us get the most out of our stay. The pool and gardens were wonderful and we were very pleased with the service provided by Limor. We hope to return in the years to come with our child!"  Sam & Isobel  - Almendra

"I just wanted to write and thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable stay at El Sueno last week.  Myself, my husband, our 17 year old and 22 month old all had a wonderful time at La Casita Pimienta - exploring the many stunning beaches nearby, the twisty, turn-ey streets and delicious tapas restaurants of Vejer de la Frontera, not to mention relaxing on the estate, which was a real home from home with everything we needed for our almost two year old. Your assistance beforehand - helping us to organise car hire, shopping etc - was greatly appreciated as was yours and Roberts assistance with the gas canister etc on arrival and we hope to return - with more family and friends in toe this time - very soon!  Fond regards and thanks again for providing a truly magical setting for our first family holiday."  Sophie Owide and family x  - Pimienta

"It's fantastic to be back at the Cortijo, I always love that first walk down the drive, seeing and smelling the garden and then seeing the house come into view. The pool looks great, I can see how much work has gone into it! ... The baby swallows started to fly this morning and I can't believe how huge they are! How on earth do they all fit in that teeny nest... Ah I can imagine - it's the most wonderful place we've ever been and every holiday here just embeds that feeling even more! ... "We are sooooo sad to be almost on our way home - we love it here so much. Will be in touch soon re July next year, need to check school holiday dates but would love to do the same again"   The Williams Family - Cortijo del Sueño  Returning guests

"We are installed in Pimienta and absolutely adore your location, what a stunning place you have created, thank you very much. And very well set up for our toddler so we are very happy!   Thank you for your lovely and helpful reply. We have met the other guests and are already swapping recommendations thank you!  Looking forward to maybe meeting Sean later in the week. ... I'm glad you found all to be correct with the property, we so enjoyed being there"  Christopoulos Family  - Pimienta

"We had a great time"  Mick & Leslie - Almendra    Returning guests

"Hi Tanya. Just to say thank you for a wonderful week at Alcornoque. The temps have been much higher than we had expected so we were very glad of the fantastic pool! Lovely mix of city culture (Seville & Cadiz) and exploring Vejer and the local beaches. Did a fantastic trip from Tarifa today with FIRMM and saw 3 sperm whales. Absolutely amazing! You have a wonderful place here. It has been our haven for a week. Sitting out on the terrace just now enjoying a glass of Rioja and listening to the cicadas. Huge thanks for everything. Very sad to be leaving ߘ? Thank you very much once again for a very special holiday."  Elinor, Peter, Alasdair & Arthur ߘ? - Alcornoque (Summer half-term)

"Thanks, we had a wonderful stay at El Sueno, so relaxing."  Steer Family - Mimosa  (Summer half-term)

"Hi Tanya, we enjoyed it very much."  Potter Family - Pimienta (Summer half-term)

"We are SO happy.  ... So sad to be leaving. We have had an amazing holiday. Thank you so much. We truly had such a wonderful time we keep reminiscing about it. Thanks again"   The Leigh Family - Mimosa & Cortijo del Sueno   Returning guests

"It's just amazing here. Thank you so much, we're so happy and the children are in heaven with all the space, the cats (!), and of course the wonderful swimming pool.  ... I just wanted to say thank you for a really wonderful week at El Sueno. We so enjoyed our stay, it was hard to leave! The properties, and of course especially the Cortijo, were spectacular. Our evening meals in the Cortijo garden were just perfect. The kids had so much fun in the pool, cuddling (and running after..) the cats, and playing in the playgrounds. We got better at dealing with the mosquitos a few days in (those candles really help!) and we had lots of fun trips to Vejer (such a cute place, just perfect!), Cadiz, Tarifa and the beaches. All over a really perfect holiday so I just wanted to say thank you again and I hope we can return for another holiday in not too long. "  The Thorsnes Family - Cortijo del Sueño, Pimienta & Almendra

"We liked your place very much, I think we will come back Another time"   T & W - Almendra

"We had a lovely time  in Mimosa. we all enjoyed our stay there, loved the location of the pool and the general peacefulness of the area. It was a pleasant contrast from being by the sea and Vejer was charming.  A & friends - Mimosa

"Yes we had a lovely week, thank you. You really do have such a lovely estate and I am sure we will return again.  Thank you again for a lovely holiday."    Roberts Family - Cortijo del Sueño


"Just to say thank you for a great holiday.  El Sueno and the surrounding area were both lovely."  Stradling Family - Mimosa

"Thank you. we had a wonderful holiday. It is an absolutely gorgeous part of Spain and the Finca a gorgeous retreat from the world. The girls loved the gardens and playgrounds. many thanks for our wonderful holiday.  Hope 'Andrew' aka Oreo and all the other Finca cats are well."  Fitzgerald Family - Pimienta

"Yes we enjoyed your place and surrounding very much an would definitely recommend".  Roelant & Caroline - Almendra

"We had a lovely holiday at Alcornoque and the area was beautiful."    King Family - Alcornoque

"Many thanks, we had a lovely holiday!"  Whitworth family - Mimosa

"We had a fabulous time and do hope to return again next year. Such a lovely time of year and perfect weather too.   Cook family & friends - Pimienta  
Returning guests

"We are still thinking about what to do next year for holidays, although the boys would love to do what we normally do! I am sure we will be back but possibly not next year.  We will miss the cats as they were very friendly this year as I think you were in the villa the week before."  Stockham family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely stay - our enjoyment of your lovely house"  Tracey and family - Mimosa

"We are back to the Netherlands after a lovely stay !  We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay, the house, the baby gear available and the area."  Kern Family - Alcornoque

"Just a line to say how much we all enjoyed staying at the lovely Cortijo last week. it was the perfect place for a family get-together. Our grandson loved the swings and the cats. We swam every evening, and although it was a bit of a shock to the system at first, it was a luxury. The house had everything we needed. In particular, we enjoyed our cooking day with Annie and her helper Pepe, who came to cook us a fabulous paella supper the next night. Thank you again. " Bevan family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

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We had a great stay at El Sueno and hope to return one day. What a beautiful place! " Wegdam Family - Mimosa

"Thanks Tanya, we had a really great time!" - Moore Family - Alcornoque

"It was a really lovely week thanks" Davies-Quy Family - Mimosa  (Quy family group)

"We had a great time, thanks! Such a beautiful place" Woolley family - Pimienta (Quy family group)

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We thoroughly enjoyed our time in your lovely villa." Preece Family - Alcornoque (Quy family group)

"Many thanks for a lovely stay at El Sueno. We had an excellent holiday and would highly recommend it to our friends." Quy Family - Almendra & Casitas group booking

 
"Thank you so much for the let of your cottage - it was really comfortable and well equipped within a beautiful setting; we had a lovely time. Many thanks - we will recommend to friends." Norman family - Mimosa

"We can't wait until we're back at El Sueno, counting down the days as you can imagine." Williams Family - Cortijo del Sueño  (Easter) Returning guests - many visits
It was lovely meeting you all. What a break you gave us! El sueno, the dream indeed! We haven't stopped talking about it since arriving back home yesterday. Our biggest mistake was spending just a week there :-). This is my first proper break after having the kids and we totally loved it. Wondering whether you could reserve next Easter for us for at least two weeks?  Thank you so much."  A-Wilks Family - Pimienta (Easter)

"It was lovely to meet you too, and we had a really great holiday. We would really like to book again for a week next Easter or next Summer. My in laws would also like to book Almendra for the same week. Looking forward to it. That's great that you will all be there too at that time!"   Smith Family - Mimosa  (Easter)

"They were very happy with the rental and will most likely return next year if they attend the event again."   Masters family - Alcornoque (Sunshine Tour)

"We were so happy to be fortunate once again to be staying there."  Adams family & friends - Cortijo del Sueno (Sunshine Tour)   Returning guests - 3rd visit
 
"We enjoyed our stay with you a lot!"  Wiersma Family - Pimienta

 

 

                                                        2015

"We really enjoyed our stay in your casita and the weather with temperatures up to 26 degrees Celsius as well. :o)"  Margot & Isidoro - Almendra (mid November)

"Thanks so much, we had a fantastic stay - seems like a long time ago already!   Larkin Family - Mimosa

"Thank you very much for letting out your apartments for the short period we were there.  We had a fabulous time and have added Spain to our list of top spots for a break."  Faulkner Family - Acornoque   (Autumn half term)

"We had a great time thank you"  Harding Family - Cortijo del Sueño   (Autumn half term)

"We had such a lovely time.  It was so nice arriving, opening the doors and the kids so excited to run out and play.  We managed to get in the pool every day regardless of the weather!"  Singelton Family - Pimienta  (Autumn half term)  returning guests (again!)

"We had a great time again, thanks so much for having us!  Despite bad weather for first half of week, Tom still managed 21 swims during our stay, and bursts of sunshine with two stunning days at end kept our spirits high.  We watched show jumping again at Montenmedio, visited Hierbabuena beach, and had lovely walk in the pine woods.  Juan was as polite and helpful as before, and the finca is looking as lovely as ever and the herb garden is really special.  Kids played loads in the new Wendy house too.  Really appreciated the great broadband and cbbc (though a break from TV always feels good if impossible in our house!(.  I especially brought back the donkey man's details to email to you.  He has a pink card in the tourist info, is very cheap/reasonable at 8 euros for one hour ride, based up at the windmill park, where he volunteers.  If you can speak Spanish, tells you lots about the area.  The kids loved the ride and we strolled alongside. Look forward to keeping in touch"   French Family - Mimosa (Autumn half term)  returning guests (again!) 

"Although the weather was bad we enjoyed the beauty of the gardens en de silence at El Sueno and the landscape of this part of Spain.  One of the cats (the black one) got in at night.  He wanted so desperately to be with us so we let him in at night the last nights.  We liked him very much.  He slept at our foot.  Nory & Paul - Almendra

"Thank you for such a lovely holiday!  We all totally enjoyed our time in El Sueno - it is such a beautiful place!  Thank you also for the delicious Cava - totally unexpected and a lovely way to toast the end of the holiday.  We would really love to come again, possibly next autuumn?  I will email you dates nearer the time.  In the meantime, I will pop a review on Trip Advisor for you.    Banwell Family - Pimienta

"Many thanks again for a wonderful stay"  Turner Family - Mimosa

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."  Wilson family - Alcornoque  returning guests

"Thanks Tanya, we had a lovely time."  Blakebroughs - Almendra

"We enjoyed our stay in your nice house very much."  Hufenus Nema Family - Pimienta

"We had a brilliant time thank you so much.  Paternostro Shea Family - Mimosa

"Thank you so much for your hospitality and help preparing for stay, we had a lovely time!  The casita was wonderful and Ava had great fun in the parks and pool."  Mardle Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks a lot for your hospitality and I am sure we will be back again!  Gimm Family - Cortijo del Sueñ  returning guests

"We had a lovely time thank you.  The added bonus of finding a child minder meant that we could have have a few days out!"  Spry family - Mimosa

"Thanks for a lovely stay at the villa, it was great.  The kids had a brilliant time and the house was really well equipped. Your caretaker was great and fixed a light that was broken outside immediately.  Thanks again."  Rowland family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"Yes we had a fantastic time thank you, you have an amazing place.  Roberts family - Mimosa

"We had a great time (as ever), I think we spent almost every day at El Palmar, at least for a proportion of the day!  We were blessed with the weather that week.  It was great to meet Sean as well on the Saturday!  Priestley family - Alcornoque   returning guests (again!)

"Many thanks.  We had a really lovely week, it was a perfect holiday."  Howell family - Pimienta

"Your villa's, gardens and location is stunning.  We love the fact the whole area in rural and unspoilt.  I'm sure we will have a wonderful and relaxing break. ..  Thanks for having us.  What a wonderful  little plot you have, we will definitely be coming back to visit you in the future. Carey family - Alcornoque

"Many thanks, we very much enjoyed our stay.  We hope to come back and stay again before too long.  Nichols family - Mimosa

"I just wanted to say thanks for letting us stay in your house!  We had a lovely two week holiday in Vejer and feel like we got to know a part of Spain that we'd love to return to again.  It was also great to be able to meet Sean. You've introduced us to a part of the world that really speaks to us, so thank you for that too.  Happy to recommend your lovely place on any sties like TripAdvisor etc if you do that? Just let me know - will be a positive advocate.  

"We had a really lovely family holiday and El Sueno made it even more comfortable.  It was easily large enough for all 8 of us, with plenty of bathrooms, kitchen space and dining.  And when we wanted to relax (with a glass of wine) we could do so in another room, while the kids spent time together in yet another space.  The biggest hit for the children was the swimming pool.  They loved it and so did we!"  Farrah Family - Cortijo del Sueño


"We had a lovely time thanks."  Plimley family - Alcornoque

"We had a wonderful time in your house.  Thanks a lot.  It was a fantastic time"  Friese Family - Pimienta

"I had a great time and look forward to coming back.  Thanks again."  Tom B - Almendra

"We had a great time. many thanks!"  Bartlett family - Mimosa

"I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic holiday and stay at Alcornoque Casita.  Such a beautiful place and definitely the best holiday I have had.  We loved everything about it,  As you can see I really want to come again!  Ross Family - Alcornoque

"We've just come back from a really lovely break at El Sueno which we all enjoyed enormously, so much so that we are musing over rebooking next year."  Archer Family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed our stay at El Sueño and exploring the area."  Fletcher family - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the authentic Spanish Andalusian experience"  Chan Lau family - Almendra

"We all had a really lovely holiday at El Cortijo del Sueno and returned very relaxed!  We had a great holiday and certainly hope to return one day."  Russell Family - Cortijo del Sueño  - family recommendation

"We had a great time thanks!  Missing it already!"  van Kujk family - Pimienta

"I wanted to just drop you a quick note to say how much of an amazing time we had. It was the perfect holiday. Both my wife  and myself have travelled extensively over the years but we agreed that this part of Spain is up there with the most beautiful destinations we have been to. This is assisted by the beautiful set up of El Sueno. It is perfection to a tee. The beaches and towns in the area are so accessible and there is such variety. The kids had the most amazing time too. It only took me 3 or 4 days to wake up not knowing what day it is which is a sure fire sign that I had switched off. I will be certain to leave a review on trip advisor outlining all of these points. The only downside was that we had to come home! Thank you so much again for providing us with the opportunity to have the most perfect holiday ever. We will be back for sure and will also be more than happily recommending El Sueno to family and friends."  The O'Rourke Family - Alcornoque

"Hemos estado muy bien en Almendra Casita, lo recomendaremos."    Encarna y Miguel - Almendra

"We had a really lovely holiday. It was so comfortable and relaxing. Hopefully we will be back soon."  The Knight Family - Pimienta


We enjoyed our holidays at the Costa de la Luz and in your house, it was wonderful."   The Jaspert Family - Alcornoque

"We really enjoyed our stay at El Sueno and loved exploring the local area. Vejer de la Frontera was lovely and the food there was delicious. We don't normally return to the same area for holidays but we definitely plan to return to Andalusia in the future."  Celina & Jonathan  - Almendra


"Thank you for the most wonderful stay at El sueno. having a BBQ now and it's 30 degrees, but the sun is shining, the birds singing and your wonderful garden is blooming (doesn't look wilted at all, but I bet that's due to your lovely gardener) so happy happy!  it's wonderful here! Thank you again, it makes such a difference having everything so well organised and detailed, especially being a producer and organising every day for work. It’s so nice not having to do it for our holiday!   Thanks so much again for the beautiful stay.    Hughes Family - Mimosa  
recommendation  

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno and Alcornoque Casita was lovely. Thank you."  Philipson Family - Alcornoque

We had a wonderful holiday thank you, it was just what we needed!"  Lorna & David  - Almendra

"We had a WONDERFUL time in Mimosa. Thank you so much. I'll try and complete a Trip Advisor review later, but we've been telling everyone we know about it, so hopefully our friends and family will be booking soon. "  Bryson Family - Mimosa

"We had an excellent vacation at El Sueno!  Thank you very much"   Verlinden Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Just want to pass on our thanks for your support and flexibility during our stay.  You were both exceedingly kind and generous.  You have created an amazing oasis at El Sueno which unfortunately on this occasion we were unable to fully appreciate.  We had a thankfully comfortable journey home - L is feeling better now, back at work.  We were also very impressed with the staff and service at the Clinica Nova Sancti.  Hopefully we may get the opportunity to enjoy a real holiday with you some time in the future."  The Woods - Alcornoque

"We had a wonderful time staying at Almendra - especially enjoyed exploring the local area."  Hannah & Jonathan - Almendra   recommendation  

"Mimosa warmly exceeded our expectations on many levels but here are just two; to have such a tranquil surrounding for adults was idyllic and; the on site sociable swimming pool for children was an easy way to allow us swap our parental duties, allowing one of us to always escape into our books.  Having returned to London I am not sure whether to shout about it , or leave it as a best kept secret!"  "It was good to meet you too."  The Rudolph Family - Mimosa

"Just to let you know we have really enjoyed our time at your beautiful place.  We had a great time thanks. Feels like a distant memory now we are back to our UK schedule."  McGraw Family - Pimienta

"We had an amazing time last week staying at El Sueno so much so that we'd like to return next year and bring the extended family! We would like to stay in the Cortijo del Sueno if possible.  We really loved the finca and the area is beautiful."  The Byrne family - Alcornoque

"We loved your house, and had a great time there.  Thank you."  Helen, Nick & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely stay. My youngest was trying to adopt a cat I think and her big sister loved running around everywhere! Both loved the pool. We hope to come back one day"   Butler Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time, it's a beautiful place"  Freear Family - Almendra

"We had a wonderful time very relaxing and peaceful. We would like to return one day!"  Knight Family - Alcornoque
 
"Yes! We loved our stay at El Sueno, even though the weather wasn't as great the second week. I had never considered Costa de la Luz before but it is indeed a lovely area of Spain, we loved the unspoilt beaches especially Bolonia and it seemed like all the roads were scenic. I speak Spanish so i got to talk to quite a few locals and people are generally very friendly in this corner of Spain. Juan the gardener is a really nice guy.  Our daughter loved the goats and the black cat, who was constantly asking us for attention but is super patient with babies somehow. She also loved the little play area and the swing in our backyard. The only thing that we missed is maybe a kiddy pool, the big pool was a little cold for our daughter. "    Padmore Family - Mimosa    (May booking)

"Thanks very much and we enjoyed our stay very much!"  Sarah & John - Almendra

"We loved the casita and will recommend it to our friends."   Michelle, Michael & friends - Mimosa   

"We had a truly wonderful holiday, such a gorgeous house and spot.  We will definitely return!"   The Spencer Family - Cortijo del Sueño recommendation  

"We had a lovely time. It is a very beautiful part of the World. It already seems like a long time ago unfortunately!"  The Armstrong Family - Alcornoque

"We had an amazing time and unforgettable first family holiday with our son Sam. Thanks to the pool, we will now be starting swimming lessons in Tenterden for him in a week's time.  We hope to revisit El Sueno at the Cortijo with a larger group of our family in the near future."  The Dyke Family  - Almendra

"Thank you.  We had a very nice time."  The Moore Family - Mimosa

"We had a fantastic time, and thank you so much. It was a great time of the year to go, and the house was just perfect. Alice became instant friends with Beth, Jo and Paul’s little girl, so we got to have some relaxation time while she played!  La Castilleria was amazing, and Mike (Ellie’s dad) loved his lunch - as did we all. "   The Welch Family - Pimienta  (Summer half-term)

"A belated note to let you know we had a wonderful week at El Sueno. We both agreed it was one of the best holidays we've ever had. The only negative is that we were only there for a week! Alcornoque was great and we all had a lovely time at the pool. We got on brilliantly with A Welch's family - Beth is missing little Alice (and the pool) terribly!  Thanks again... all being well we'd love to go back soon.  "   The Bellsham Family - Alcornoque  (Summer half-term)

"What a lovely stay with had at El Sueno! Coming from freezingly cold Finland (the spring has been rainy, windy and chilly and beginning of summer likewise) the sun warmed us up. We loved the finca, the pool, the garden and the friendly atmosphere in the Vejer region and along the coast - with day trips and walks on offer "just around the corner".  We also enjoyed our cooking course with Annie B., it offerd much more than we could imagine. Really hoping to return soon and explore more of the region next time. "   The Lamppu Family - Pimienta

"Thanks again for a lovely stay - we really enjoyed our time with you."   The Martin Family - Mimosa

"We all really enjoyed our stay in Casita Alcornoque and really liked the town of Vejer, I hope we will be able to return again soon!  We loved the garden space outside Alcornoque. "   The Cheek Family - Alcornoque

"Ja es war wirklich schön. Leider geht die Zeit nur zu schnell vorbei.  (Yes it was really nice . Unfortunately, time passes just too fast.")  The Lachenicht - Almendra

"We had a lovely time  - many thanks to you, your husband and Chus."    Orrell Family - Alcornoque

"Thank you so much we had such a lovely time at El Sueño.  We will definitely be back in the future!"   Hannah & TG - Almendra

"We had an excellent time at El Sueño, and I have left a rather enthusiastic review on Tripadvisor. Thanks a lot!"  Tabea and Martin, Germany - Mimosa

"Many thanks, Tanya. We had a lovely time in Cortijo del Sueno and would love to return next year with our extended family."   Pfeiffer Family - Cortijo del Sueño  returning guests

"Thank you for your service. We really appreciated it.  We really loved our stay and the area of Spain. Defenitly a place for a return visit!"   Rommers Family - Mimosa

"Just a quick note from us to say that we had a really lovely time last week. You have a fantastic place and a brilliant set up. Our son loved the grounds and play area (and the cats!). We very much want to come back. It was incredibly quiet everywhere (we had some magnificent beaches pretty much to ourselves)."   Harper Family - Alcornoque

"We had a wonderful holiday at your Cortijo, which exceeded our expectations.  We would definitely consider coming back again."   Moussavi & Brooke families - Cortijo del Sueño


"We had a great holiday thank you" "Yes - will second that - fantastic time and a lovely part of world..! Chus a lovely chap too..! Many thanks"  Tillotson family - Mimosa

"Many thanks Tanya. I've meaning to drop you a line to say what a great holiday we had. And thanks to chus who was very responsive."  Downs Family - Pimienta  (Easter holidays)

"We had a wonderful two weeks, as you know we love the Cortijo and finca so much, it’s such a special place.  I love the combination of returning to favourite places and also being able to discover new ones - it felt like a really restful fortnight which was what we all needed.  I also meant to say that I love the kitchen revamp - looks really smart and has given it a whole new lease of life! Can’t remember if I said this before but the wifi is fantastic - loads faster/more reliable signal than before, which made life loads easier for us.  We didn’t test the new TV setup as none of us watched TV the whole time.  In fact the girls still haven’t even asked to watch anything since we came home - so almost 4 weeks with no TV which is absolutely unheard of!  They had such a lovely time playing together in and around the house that I think TV was forgotten, and this has continued now that we’re home, even with the recent weather.  Also - not sure if Chus mentioned it but I wanted to pass on HUGE thanks to him/the cleaners as they found one of my diamond earrings which I assumed was lost forever.  You clearly have a very trustworthy and thorough team, I really thought I would never see it again as it must have dropped out somewhere - I am so happy they found it! "  Williams family - Cortijo del Sueño (Easter holidays)  returning guests

"Thank you so much for the helpful information. We had a great time in El Sueno and the villa and grounds were fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Really good!"  The Lunny Family - Pimienta (Easter)

"We had a wonderful holiday at El Sueno, many thanks for letting us stay in 'Mimosa' casita.  What a beautiful part of Spain, and so nice to stay in such well-equiped, characterful accommodation - with the bonus of your lovely gardens, play areas and pool.  We made some nice new friends too, the other families staying were great company and the children got on well.  We hope to return one day.  Thank you for all the helpful information you sent to us ahead of our visit, and for the very useful information booklet in the casita.  We had a great time in Seville, and particularly enjoyed days out in Tarifa (where the girls did some horseriding on the beach - great fun!), Baelo Claudio/ Bolonia, Medina Sidonia, and of course Vejer"  The Billam Family - Mimosa  (Easter)

 

"Thank you for another excellent holiday at Alcornoque, we all really enjoyed our week there.  We will definitely want to book again for next year, just need to check school holiday dates.  Thank you for the Cava - we enjoyed sharing it with the Heseltons who we met there.  Our boys had great fun playing with their girls during the week".  The Stockham Family - Alcornoque  (Easter holidays)  returning guests

"Thank you so much, we had such a wonderful time. The house was absolutely perfect and our children loved the play areas and pools.  It was the best holiday we have had for years."  Ketley & Collins familes -
Cortijo del Sueño

"It was also a pleasure to meet you and Shawn, and the girls. Thank you for your hospitality and we wish you a Happy Easter.  We have had a wonderful time - we love this place and are already thinking of when we can come back!"  Dickman Family - Pimienta

"Thank you for everything . The house worked out very well. May we book for 2016 please and do you have a larger house perhaps ?"  Bertram - Alcornoque (Sunshine Tour)

"Our stay at the Cortijo was lovely as always"  Adams Family - Cortijo del Sueno (Sunshine Tour) returning guests

"They all enjoyed their stay at your properties. I stayed also one weekend in Spain and I must say that those are really nice properties. We are looking forward to come back next year."  Paul S & clients - Pimienta & Mimosa (Sunshine Tour)  returning guests

"Indeed I enjoyed my stay and the competition was rather successful."  Paul B - Almendra (Sunshine Tour)

 

 

                                                                           2014

"Many thanks for the use of El Sueno. It was a wonderful and relaxing break from the manic last year. Just the Tonic!! Smile  Jill & Brad - Almendra  (Christmas)

"Yes we had a really lovely break.  Place was everything we'd hoped for and it was a real treat to have a xmas meal on xmas eve down in one of those lovely little gardens on warm sunny late afternoon...nice to remember now that we're back home in frosty weather below -5 degrees.  House very comfortable and warm and Chus helpful and friendly.  We had a mix of 'getting about' but also a few relaxing days around the house with walks nearby and Vejer.  We went to Cadiz and had a day at Ronda, fantastic place.  We did get to Tangier...it was a bit of a trek and somewhat complicated to organise....along with others we went from Algeciras to Tangier as the Tarifa to Tangier 'Seacat' was limited and much more xpensive. It was a bit confusing, we got the 'longer', cheaper ferry that went to the port, Tangier Med and got the bus into Tangier ville...strangely, the people who took the 'fast ' ferry from Algeciras, arrived also at Tangier Med at the same time to get the bus!!! anyway, a long day but we agreed that the experience had been worth while and we got to see bits outside Tangier that you wouldn't get to see...non touristy bits. Also a fight between the bus driver and someone who was trying to board bus...a good day."   The Robins Family - Mimosa (Christmas)

"Yesterday night we arrived in paradise! Tired after the long trip we went to sleep immediately and this morning we discovered the beautiful view! Wow, what a surprise. Anyhow, we are happy to be here and relax after hard working weeks!"  "Yesterday we returned from a superb holiday!   Thanks again for being a guest in your ecological paradise! We enjoyed it very much!   We wish you a happy new year!   And a big thank you to Chus! "  Mareye & Marijn- Almendra

"Sincere apologies for the delay in thanking you for letting us stay at Pimineta. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return."  The Hankinson Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno although the weather could have been better!  What a fabulous setting, we hope to come back again sometime soon."  The Nicholosons - Almendra

"We had a lovely stay at El Sueno!"  The Stephenson Family - Alcornoque

"We had a great time on our visit and especially enjoyed the cats who are quite a crew. The finca is beautiful and we were lucky with mostly good weather."   The Richards Family - Mimosa

"the pleasure was on our side - we all enjoyed our stay very much, in particular the kids! We are contemplating to return to your place next year around the same time - we will be in touch... Thanks for your hospitality"   The Gimm Family - Cortijo del Sueño  (Autumn half-term)

""yes we enjoyed our stay in spain, the area is beautifull."  DeCaen Family - Mimosa

"We had such a good time. You really have made it a very special place.  It was perfect, as before, so well equipped. We hope to see you again!"  The Singleton Family - Pimienta (Autumn half-term)  returning guests

"Thank you we enjoyed our stay."   The Edwards - Almendra

"We had a wonderful time in your Mimosa Casita, and we will certain come back to you. Everything was great; beds, swimming pool, kitchen etc."   Wim, Christy & friends - Mimosa Casita

"We enjoyed our stay at El Sueno.  Thanks for the hospitality."   The McHugh Family - Pimienta

"I have been meaning to write to let you know we had a fantastic break and really enjoyed staying at your property.  The weather was great except for one day so we were very lucky for the time of year.  Thank you again and we will certainly be (and have already been) recommending your place to our friends!   We had a brilliant time!"   The Clark Family - Alcornoque

"We had a great time thanks."   The Lyons Family - Mimosa

"We enjoyed our stay at El Sueno.  It is a lovely quiet setting and the town of Verjer is delightful"   The Clarksons - Almendra

"We spend a great time in El Sueno and the lovely places around."  The Otten Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely stay - thank you! "  The Barker Family - Pimienta

"We have sadly dragged ourselves from the beach this afternoon for our early evening flight... many thanks - Its been a great holiday."  The Burgess Family - Alcornoque

"We really had a lovely time at Cortijo last week!  its a beautiful area and thanks for being so accommodating to our needs and our kids'! We will be sure to recommend it to our friends."  The Muhsin, Patel & Burns Families - Cortijo del Sueño

"Firstly we loved our stay at El Sueno and the local area, we will be back!!!"  The Wilkins Family - Mimosa

"Yes, we spent a lovely time at "el sueno"! And we liked Vejer very much, which we didn't knew before."  Beate & Norbert - Almendra

"We had a wonderful time by the way, El Sueno is a very lovely place – shame it feels a long time ago now."  The Iffland Family - Alcornoque

"Thank you! We had a really lovely holiday."  The McKendry Family - Pimienta

"Thank you for such a wonderful holiday.  We loved the Cortijo and we will definitely be coming back.  We have told all our friends and family too how much we enjoyed our stay and have encouraged them all to take a visit at some point. Thank you again for a brilliant stay. We shall also add a very positive Tripadvisor review at some point."   The Banks Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a great time - many thanks!"   The Priestleys - Alcornoque

"we had a nice stay so thank you!"   The Iveson Family - Mimosa

"Many thanks for the lovely stay at El Sueno."   The Riddells - Almendra

"Thank you and Chus so much for a lovely stay at El Sueno.  We enjoyed the comforts of the cortijo very much, and having the pool to ourselves was great.  It was all so tranquil, just what we needed.  We also loved the area, particularly Vejer and Cadiz.  We've moved on now, into the mountains at Gaucin for our second week.  Thank you once again.  Barbara & Mark - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thankyou , had a wonderful stay, could have done with another week! Thanks too to cheerful Chus.  Jill & Nigel - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time thank you"  The Lewis Family - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful stay at El Sueno & will be leaving you a fabulous review on Trip Advisor."     The Glover Family - Mimosa

"Thanks for your thoughtful note! We really enjoyed staying at your finca.  Your local staff were terrific."  Martina, Erwin & Carlotta - Almendra

"Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to El Sueño and the different choice of Casita"  The A Family - Alcornoque

"Thank you, we had a very nice time."  The Wood family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a very relaxing time, the accommodation was great.  would definitely recommend you to a friend.  "  The Jackson Family - Pimienta

"Many thanks, Tanya. We had a wonderful holiday."  The Parkes Family - Alcornoque

"Holiday was great - really good."  Polly & Adrian - Almendra

"We had a fabulous time at El Sueno, it's a beautiful place and the area was fantastic. Thank you."   The Whetstones - Mimosa

"We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed exploring the beautiful beaches and surrounding area."   Ashman Family - Alcornoque

"We had a really good time - it was one of the best equipped houses we have stayed in. You can tell you have lived there yourselves for a while."  The Gray Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"It was a real pleasure to stay in Almendra again."   Belinda & Mike - Almendra  returning guests

"As ever we had a wonderful time!  We had a nice surprise when we arrived to find the Mousleys by the pool - we used to live round the corner from them when we lived in SB, and A and their E were at the same nursery for a while. We had a great few days afterwards - we drove to Ronda for lunch and a couple of hours looking around and then on to Granada which was fabulous, although very very hot!!  A great end to a great holiday.  Thanks very much Tanya and hopefully we'll be back another time!"  The Cloughleys - Mimosa    returning guests

"We really enjoyed our time in El Sueno, unfortunately it seems to be ages ago…… back to work and all the usual business. It is good to know such a beautiful place in nature where you can relax. Thanks a lot for everything and take care of you and El Sueno…"   Uwe & Claudia - Almendra

"We had a great holiday thank you - thanks for a lovely time."   The Mousley Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time in El Sueno; we ate, swam, slept and enjoyed the peace around the Casitas, and we all have beautiful suntans to prove it. Sandra did very well with Lucia and Diego, and we are very pleased with Lucia’s progress with her swimming, plus Sandra is a lovely person – lucky Chus! Thank you for the bubbly and the lovely Albarino you had waiting  for us.  We look forward to returning next year in July 2015. Thank you Tanya, and I hope you have a very good rest of the year."    van de Graaf family - Pimienta    returning guests

"We had a lovely holiday."  The Harvey Family - Mimosa

"We had a  great holiday and really enjoyed our time in El Sueno.  Hopefully, we will see you again in the not too distant future."   The Lane Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you for hosting such a wonderful location! We really enjoyed our stay at the Casita and hopefully will return one day J"  The van Vugt& Bozic Family - Alcornoque

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Sueño and the Cortijo del Sueño. What a lovely home, beautiful views and a relaxing base from which to explore."  Mark, Susan & Margaret - Cortijo del Sueño

"Yes we had a nice holliday and enjoyed the two weeks in Spain. We had a very good time."  Albert en Doreen - Almendra

"Thanks very much for all the information and tips for Seville.  We had a lovely stay at Mimosa, it is a very beautiful spot and perfect for exploring.  We had a very relaxing time and could have done with a longer stay of course.  All the items you provided for the kids made it a lot easier to travel and enjoy our stay, so thank you very much."   The Ibreck-Tarr Family - Mimosa

"We had an amazing time in your beautiful place."    The Lynes-Gammon Family - Alcornoque

"We had a very comfortable holiday in the Cortijo and Casita, and enjoyed Vejer and nearby beaches very much. It was a great family break."  The Lopez-Bernal Family - Cortijo del Sueño & Almendra

"We had a great time."   The Young Family - Pimienta

"We had such an utterly wonderful time on our holiday.  You really have crated a little bit of magic in that corner of the costa luz.  Thank you for everything.  The children and us love it.  If you ever wanted a testimonial for your site etc then please do just let me know. We made a lovely little video of the hols over the weekend - happy memories."   The Saunders Family - Mimosa

"We had a great week thanks, and Alcornoque was great too."  The Bentley Family - Alcornoque

"We wanted to get in touch to say thanks very much for a perfect stay at el Sueno last week.  We really loved the house, the Cortijo is so well equipped with everything we needed too, it worked out really well and we all had such a great time.  Vejer is just gorgeous too - do you live there?  We fell in love with it, and the food!  Hope to visit again in years to come, the kids loved it too and want to come back already."  The Blocklehurst Family - Cortijo del Sueño & Almendra Casita

"Just to say many thanks for such a lovely stay at El Sueno. We loved the house  and so did the kids  - thanks for all the extra touches. We had such a great time and really loved the area too, Vejer is amazing!   Thanks again - we will be back!"   The Gilmour Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We came to stay in your wonderful place at the start of June. We had a really fantastic time and thought your place was just perfect and ideal for a young family. Lovely too that we teamed up with another family and all had dinner cooked for us one evening."  "And can I just second what Victoria said about what a fabulous time we had in your lovely holiday home. Thanks so much!!"   The Dacey Family - Mimosa

"We had such a wonderful time! Vejer and all the nearby beaches were absolutely stunning. We also loved staying in Alcornoque Casita so thank you, Chus and Sophie very much for helping to make our stay so lovely. We'd love to come back next year as the whole family had a fun and relaxing time.   The Elliott-Fawcett Family - Alcornoque   (Summer half-term)

"I had been meaning to get in touch to let you know how much we had enjoyed our stay and to thank you and Chus for looking after us. It is a lovely part of the world and we had a very relaxing stay, with just the right balance of exploring and lazing about.  Thanks again."    The Jenkins Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time in el Sueno it was so beautiful we didn't want to leave, thank you."   The Thomas Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you for everything, we enjoyed our stay very much"   The Jungnickl Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno and absolutely loved the area. Vejer was such a beautiful town and the beaches were fabulous."  The Kingsley Family - Mimosa

"Thanks so much for your email – we loved the Cortijo and El Sueno!  All of us had a wonderful time and didn’t want to come home.  The boys were in their element playing on the swings and inspecting bugs and snails in the gardens.  They also developed an unrequited love affair for your cats: I hope the poor things have now recovered from a toddler stumbling after them crying “Cat! Cat!” and trying to hug them!"  The McIntyres & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you we had an absolutely wonderful stay, the house, gardens and local area where such a great place to relax as a family and everyone we met was so friendly even the local bull when running down the track!"   The Brocklesbys - Pimienta

"We thoroughly enjoyed our time at El Sueno and just wished we had had another week there to relax and enjoy more of the area. Thank you once again. If we do travel back to that corner of Spain, which we really loved, then we would certainly like to return to El Sueno."    Linda & Tony - Almendra

"We did have a lovely time, thank you."   The Middleton Family - Alcornoque

"We are so happy to have discovered this area and we are sure to return - we will definitely recommend El Sueno"  Annette & Glen - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful time in El Sueno!  The Rhodius-Wagener Family - Pimienta

"We would love to return next year - we are all looking forward to coming back."   The Stockham Family - Alcornoque    (Easter)   returning guests

"The place is just beautiful...a little paradise and the nature and wildlife around is very relaxing.  We would both like to thank you for everything. We had an absolutely wonderful holiday and El Sueno really it what is says....a dream! Both my husband and I have already decided that El Sueno would be the perfect place to have our first family holiday with baby next year. The surrounding area is just so beautiful - I can't believe I had not been to that area of Spain before and am already wanting to go back. Thank you again for everything,"  Ciara & Jonathan - Pimienta

"We still often do think of El Suegno and Andalusia since we had a really relaxing and refreshing vacation."   The Grafs - Almendra

"We had a lovely time and really enjoyed the abundant nature around us. We'll also be recommending El Sueno to friends."   The Pfeiffer Family -  Mimosa

"We had a great holiday at your lovely finca!  Everything was perfect and we will come back in the future."  The van Schijndel - Alcornoque

"Can't wait till we are back!  We had a wonderful time, thanks to you and Chus as ever.  It's just such a special place and we were so happy to be able to share it with my brother and sister-in-law.  It's really rare that we get some undisturbed time together and we all really enjoyed it.  The weather was great too, particularly the first week - lovely to see some much-needed sun."   The Williams Family - Cortijo del Sueño  (Easter)  returning guests

"We had a lovely time thank you. It really is a beautiful spot! It is a great location for exploring. And we were particularly lucky with the weather I think!"  The Pugsley Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time, thank you.  Many thanks and best of luck--we might see you again! "  The Hodgkinsons - Pimienta

"We had a fantastic time at Alcornoque and have recommended it to others.  We had a wonderful week and would come again."  The Rawlingson-Plants - Alcornoque

"Thanks for the great apartment! "  The Parrs - Almendra

We had a marvellous holiday.  We fell in love with the Mimosa and el Sueno.  Thank you for such a beautiful place to enjoy Andalucia.  We will definitely be back some time in the future.  In the meantime, we really appreciate the organisation and all the really helpful local information.  El Sueno, te hecho de menos!   The Sharp Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno"   The Aquilina Family -  Pimienta

"We had a lovely time in Spain, and very much enjoyed exploring the Costa del Luz. What a lovely area."   David & Sarah - Mimosa

"Thanks, we had a lovely stay in your houses."  Williams Family - Almendra & Mimosa (Sunshine Tour 2014)   

"We all had a fantastic time while staying at the Cortijo and with much success too!  Thank you."   The Adams - Cortijo del Sueñ(Sunshine Tour 2014)

"I would like to inform you that the riders all had a really nice stay at your properties. They had a really successful competition. If they are competing next year, I will inform you as soon as possible to make a new reservation."  Paul & team - Pimienta & Alcornoque  (Sunshine Tour 2014)

"We had a very pleasant stay at El Sueno.  The first week we had rather dull weather, but nevertheless spent a good part of the days walking on the beach or round the Marismas.  I have also a nice track on the Cerro del Abejaruco.  The second week gave us sun and pleasant temperatures.  The children practiced body-surfing.  Some adults chose riding at Mimbre and Equus.  The best restaurants this year was Las Delicias, which opened a few months ago.  After Epiphany many places closed for the holidays.  We hope you will have a great time when you come back to El Sueno."   The Wickbom family - Cortijo del Sueño  (New Year & January)

"We very much enjoyed our stay and exploring the area. We'd certainly like to be back in Spain now to escape this weather!"    The Jones Family - Pimienta  (new Year)

 

                                                                                     2013

"Thanks for your message, and also for the pleasure of using Mimosa Casita!  We found it to be a tastefully furnished, practical and comfortable place to stay - very satisfied!  I also wish you a very happy year in 2014!"     The Kuhalampis & friend - Mimosa

"We had a great time, thanks.  Such lovely properties and it was really relaxing.  I hope we will be back!"  Singleton Family - Pimienta

"We had the most amazing time at El Sueno, along with our friends in Pimienta.  Chus, and Juan too, made us feel most looked after.  The herb garden was my favourite thing, and the kids have become cricket/ gecko/ praying mantis hunting experts, as well as falling for the charms of Chini and the cat. The house was beautifully comfortable and stocked better than our own kitchen. Cool autumn swimming in warm sunshine enjoyed by all. You have created a very special place!  Many many thanks.  Both families would like to book with you again for next year. Many many thanks for a splendid holiday."   The French Family - Mimosa

"Thanks for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Alcornoque."   Morgan Family - Alcornoque

"Everything went perfectly fine and I've enjoyed a lot my stay at your place. The area is especially beautiful and the weather was just wonderful during the all week."    Christophe K - Almendra

"We had a lovely stay at the Mimosa and felt very relaxed when we came home although that seems a life time ago now. Hopefully we will be able to come back again one day."  Sally & Paul - Mimosa

"We had such a lovely time at El Sueno.  Thanks to you and Chus for looking after us all so well.  Archie is slightly bereft without a swimming pool now!"   Kimber Family - Pimienta & Cortijo del Sueño

"We have a really lovely time at Mimosa, thank you!  Was a perfect place to relax and great to get out to some beautiful beaches, or run up and down the streets in Vejer.  Jake loved the play area, and once we'd braved the cold water we had great fun in the pool every afternoon.  You have a beautiful spot there, it felt very safe and nice and spacious and private.  I hope we'll make it back again."   Faye & Jake - Mimosa

"it was a lovely relaxing holiday, really great place to visit."  Cornwall Family - Pimienta

"Hi, we had a lovely time and the casita was truly beautiful with I believe there was everything  we could have needed. We were very sad to be leaving Spain that was for sure, so thank you very much."  Paterson Family - Mimosa

"We thoroughly enjoyed our time at El Sueno."  The Wilson Family - Pimienta

"We had a really good holiday, the casita and grounds are excellent."   The Morgan Family - Alcornoque

"What a fantastic place you have at El Sueno, it was just what we needed.  It is the perfect place for the smalls, Fred loved the pool and we were in there everyday.  The beaches were fantastic, we did discover the gay/nudist one on day one which was very entertaining but Fred was unperturbed and did not want to move.  Just to say your book of info was fantastic, and we referred to it everyday.  The market was slightly smaller but we still managed to get everything we wanted and the lovely lady selling fruit and veg presented Fred with a pear so he was happy!  I very much hope we will make it back to El Sueno, perhaps with other members of the family, there is so much more to explore in the area, particularly as the boys get older."   The Leslie Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time in el sueno!  Very relaxing and happy!  thanks again and hope we can return there one day soon! "  Stevenson Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely holiday, El Sueno was as well equipped as I remembered and Chus was very helpful."   Peter & Jane - Mimosa

"We stayed at Almendra Casitas last week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The Casita was very comfortable and perfectly situated for watching some spectacular sunsets.  We also enjoyed our daily strolls around the estate looking at the various flowers and fruit trees.  This quieter time proved to be the perfect time for us to visit the area.  Many thanks."  Margaret and Rod - Almendra

"Thanks so much we had such a lovely holiday at casita mimosa, it was really relaxing and the kids loved the swimming pool and the swings.  thanks again for a fabulous holiday and we will definately recommend it to our friends."   Sandilands Family - Mimosa

"Thanks we had a great time at El Sueno and it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Spain! Caroline & Andrew - Almendra

"Having an absolutely amazing time again!!  Back to work after our utterly, utterly gorgeous time at Mimosa : (  We had an amazing time as always and we really hope that we can come back again at some point.  We will definitely be in touch again, as I’m determined to find a similar lemon dish to that above the fire place in Mimosa : )   Take good care and thank you for sharing such a wondrous place."  The Brunt Family - Mimosa

"Just wanted to say thanks again.  The property was amazing and we had a fantastic week there enjoying the space.  It's a really beautiful place with everything you could possibly want and of course we absolutely loved the pool!  Back home in London now and feeling a little sad."  Simon & Christina - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thanks very much Tanya - we had a great time."   Andrew & Dawn - Almendra

"We had an absolutely lovely time - thank you! Everything was perfect, the casita had loads of space and was really peaceful and the pool was very welcome and enjoyed by us all.  The surrounding area was good to explore and Vejer and Zahora beach in particular were lovely.  Many thanks and hope to visit again sometime."  The Stanton Family - Alcornoque

"Yes we had a lovely time and it was perfect for our first trip away."   Elise, Anil & Max - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful holiday, thank you. Matthew is still pining for Shinny the dog who was a real highlight of his holiday! We very much hope to return to El Sueño in the future, probably not next year as we have another little one due and I suspect it will be too much of a challenge with a very tiny one, but certainly in the years to come it is going to be top of our list for pure relaxation in the sunshine."  The Hughes Family - Mimosa

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for a wonderful stay. It truly is a very special place and we had a fantastic time.  The art park next door was an exceptional surprise!  It was also our first experience of self catering together - its definitely the way forward!  Thanks again, and I'll be sure to recommend El Sueno to any friends or family."  Jo & Alex - Pimienta

"We really enjoyed our stay at El Sueno - we will certainly be back! Thank you. "  Joe & Georgia - Almendra

"Just a quick line to say thanks for a wonderful stay!  We very much hope to visit again - we wish we were back with you!"  de Ujfalussy family - Alcornoque

"We had a great time at El Sueno. It is a lovely place!"  The Meltzer Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time and would love to come back next year.  El Sueno is a very special place"   The Hodgson Family - Cortijo del Sueño 

"Thanks we loved it"  The David Family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed our week in the Casita.  We know the area well so just wanted a relaxing week and good weather which is what we got."   Denise & Colin - Almendra

"We really enjoy our stay in this little dreamworld here! Thanks so much for such a wonderful stay last week at your Finca. We really enjoyed the quietness, the fresh air, the beautiful pool and the perfectly equipped house. Especially all the child things were very useful and Fiona loved it.  We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the huge garden: we already decided to come back again one time!"  The Roth Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks – we had a lovely stay. Was good to meet Sean too! Such a beautiful part of the world and we enjoyed the cottage very much.  Thanks again for a really lovely stay. I’d love to stay in the Cortijo one day!"   The Dobbins Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time at Almendra and thoroughly enjoyed our time in that part of Spain. We managed to get lots of different activities in that it felt much longer than a week. "  Brigitte & Peter - Almendra

We had a lovely time at El Sueno –  Thank you!"  The Downes Family - Mimosa

"Many thanks for the stay at El Sueno, we all enjoyed it, especially the fabulous pool."  "We really enjoyed our stay at your villa and visiting this part of Spain."  The Haigh & Cotterill Families - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We really really didn't want to come home!  I am already looking into holidays for next year which seems to be the only way to combat the post-holiday blues! We ate at El Jardin del Califa, Trafalgar, Garimba and Tapas Califa which were all fantastic.  We also had a fabulous evening at La Patria where I think it's worth noting that it's really quite child friendly, despite being a more expensive restaurant.  They offered tomato pasta or steak with potatoes for the children and were most welcoming.  Further afield, we ate at Sajorami at Zahora which offered a lovely view over the beach and very good seafood and tuna as well as free parking very close to the beach if you are eating there (initial cost of 10 euros which is refunded off your lunch bill). We also had a day out in Sanlucar de Barrameda which was great.  We have been to Jerez and Cadiz many times before so it was nice to experience another small city in the area which was much more Spanish.  The sherry tours there all need to be booked if you want them in English - you can't just turn up like you can in Jerez.  La Cigarerra looked like a particularly nice bodega to visit.  We had a fantastic lunch at  Casa Balbino on Plaza del Cabildo - fabulous bar where everyone was eating tortillitas de camarones amongst many other delicious seafood and tuna dishes. Pimienta itself was generally fantastic. I absolutely loved the peace and tranquility of El Sueno and it was lovely to see how the gardens have matured since we last stayed there.  We also really enjoyed the privacy that each house offers with their own garden areas.  However, we did get on really well with the other families in the other houses and will definitely keep in touch with them.  The location is also amazing and is in my favourite area of Spain, so we will definitely be back at some point. Thank you so much for all your help and advice, and most of all, for having such a beautiful, peaceful and well located place to stay!"  Woodgate Family - Pimienta

"We did enjoy our stay and explored the area which is lovely."  John & Viva - Almendra

"Just to say we had a brilliant time at El Sueno. The house was perfect and the kids love the pool, Chinny and the various beaches. Nobody wanted to leave! Thanks again for a fantastic holiday and wonderful service.."  The Mohan Family - Alcornoque

"We have spent very good holidays in Casita Mimosa. We have find the place very quiet and beautiful.  Beaches are very beautiful and with a facility access. And we have visited Gibraltar, Tarifa, Vejer and Carcos de la Frontera...etc... Thanks a lot."  Le Pelletier Family - Mimosa

"Thank you so much for a wonderful fortnight at the Cortijo - what a beautiful house and idyllic setting! We feel so relaxed from our trip - going back to work today was really tough...  We loved the pool and the gardens, and the area was even more beautiful than we remembered. The children loved our morning beach trips, lunch on the shaded terrace and afternoons in the pool. My brother and his family wanted to stay for longer than their weekend visit and were sad to leave us to it.  The house was beautifully kept and we found everything we needed so thank you for your attention to detail. It was great to have Chus close by although thankfully we needed very little.  Our photo's will help us preserve happy memories of a successful family holiday.  The Bennet & Bravo families - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We had a great time at El Sueno, thank you so much."   The Robinsons - Pimienta

"Thanks very much - the four of us had a brilliant time.  Did a lot of relaxing, a lot of reading, a lot of splashing about in the pool (and at a couple of beaches), and then some more relaxing.  Perfect holiday!  Hope to come back again in the future."  The Booths - Mimosa

"We had a fantastic week at el Sueno, what a paradise, and also the love you put in the house/finca, great! We will be back!"  Mike & Belinda - Almendra

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno, the most relaxing holiday for many years.  Both girls had a great time, slept really well and loved the house/pool/cats/beaches/food - perfect.  Counting down the days until we're back in October.  All great as ever, thanks for everything."  Williams Family - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We indeed had a perfect time in a perfect casita.  Hope to visit you place again (maybe next year!)"   Verploegh Family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed ours stay!"  Franca & Roland - Almendra

We did enjoy our holiday very much - the highlight (apart from the pool!) probably being a very memorable meal on our last night (& 10th wedding anniversary) at "restaurante Patria" - food was out of this world, superb atmosphere & very welcoming hostess too, delicious & romantic even with two small children in tow, highly recommended!"   Barnes Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time at El Sueño, thank you very much and really enjoyed staying in that part of Spain which is not somewhere we have visited before.  We loved Veher and the surrounding area and are looking forward to a return visit some day."   The Cubberley Family - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful time."  Michael & friends - Alcornoque

"We had a great time again at El Sueño!  Hopefully we will be back again soon.  "  The Lane Family - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We had a lovely holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the accommodation."  Gillies Family - Mimosa

"We had a brilliant time! Thanks so much for everything."  The Sturzaker Family - Almendra

"Thank you we had a very enjoyable time and Mimosa was excellent accommodation. It was great to have the grounds and pool as well as the second week was particularly windy."  Knight Family - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful time at el sueno - el sueno is such a lovely place"  The Gough Family - Pimienta

"I wanted to drop you a line following our recent break at El Sueno.  We had the most fabulous week in a beautiful part of the world.  Days spent by the pool (my grandson's favourite bit) evenings in lovely surroundings, where we felt all our needs were catered for.  Never thought I'd find myself enjoying Monopoly after midnight - we all 'reconnected' last week. I'm afraid, we fell in love with the place.  The caretakers and gardeners are very friendly and helpful. I was amazed how quickly Chus replaced the can opener for us at 9 in the evening!  Please pass on our thanks and appreciation.  Finally thank you to you both for your thoughtful planning.  This makes El Sueno one of the most enjoyable breaks we've taken and we hope to return some day."  The Daley Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Many thanks again and we loved our stay"    Valerie & Roger - Mimosa

"We had a nice stay in Vejer, nice and peaceful too which was great.  Hope to return again sometime in the future."  Pat & Geoff - Alcornoque

"We did enjoy our stay and explored the area which is lovely."   John & Viva - Almendra

"We had a fantastic week thank you, and very much enjoyed the casita, gardens, pool and playground!, plus the beaches and nearby towns etc!"  The Bentley Family - Pimienta

"I have been meaning to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our stay and having the extra night on the Saturday was lovely, so thank you.  We had a very relaxing time. Kind regards and already looking forward to staying at El Sueno again."  The Jones Family - Alcornoque

Having enjoyed our two weeks break in the Cortijo ( 25th May to 8th June ) I’m sad to say we are now unfortunately well and truly back in the groove!  All parties during the first and second week enjoyed their stay and the facilities provide at the Cortijo. Thank you once again for your help and consideration and look forward to returning to Vejer soon."   "I wanted to let you know just how much I enjoyed our fortnight at the Cortijo it was wonderful to share our holiday with our family and friends for my 60th birthday, truly memorable. Here's hoping you have a good summer and we look forward to returning to El Sueno in the near future."  The Clarke Family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"Belated thanks for a wonderful break - we loved staying at Pimienta Casita and hope to return next year!"  The Russell Family - Pimienta

"Thank you for your email. We had a lovely time at Mimosa Casita. The villa was gorgeous, as were the grounds and the swimming pool - we will definitely be coming back again in the future. Thank you again for a lovely stay. We hope that we will be back to el sueno in the future."  The Barker Family - Mimosa

"Thanks Tanya!  We had an absolutely brilliant time - we loved El Sueno and we thought that part of Spain was stunning!  We followed many of your recommendations and we were not disappointed.  The girls fell in love with Chin Chin (as they called him) and Ginger - I think they may have extra food that week!  I have send the details to a number of friends already.  Once again, many many thanks for a really super week.  You have created such an idyllic spot - we loved every minute!"  The Alden Family - Mimosa (Summer half-term)

"Thanks so much for a lovely stay, we had a great time.  Lovely to meet Sean the other day. All the best and hope to be back soon."  Aidan & Rachel - Almendra

"We had a really lovely time once again in your garden paradise.  The Alcornoque casita felt incredibly private and secluded - in fact it was though we were completely on our own most of the time, especially as we didn't often run into other guests by the pool (though we did enjoy meeting our neighbours in Pimienta in the play area, which is practically Audrey's favourite place in the world).  As before there was everything we could possibly wish for in terms of facilities and equipment.  We loved watching the swallows feeding their chicks and the eagles overhead (didn't believe they were eagles until we saw it mentioned in the El Sueño guide).  We had a few excellent day trips - to Cadiz, to the pine forest above Barbate  - spent plenty of time at our favourite beach Zahora, had paella by the sea in El Palmar and of course enjoyed wandering round Vejer again.  The highlight was the wild flowers everywhere thanks to the wet spring.  We had a couple of drizzly days at the beginning of our stay but we agreed it was worth it to see all those incredible colours.  Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday and all you do to be so friendly and helpful.  It takes all the stress out of travelling and makes it a pleasure from beginning to end!  I really hope we will be back (again!) one day.   The Hutchinsons - Alcornoque

"We absolutely loved our stay, thank you so much. It is a really beautiful location and we both felt wonderfully relaxed by the end, all the wild flowers are beautiful. We would so love to come back for another stay before too long."  Grahame & Sasha - Mimosa

"Thank you, we had a good time in the casita :-)"    Nicole & Alois - Mimosa

"Many thanks for having us to stay at the beautiful El Sueno. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and felt very much rejuvenated."   The Jacobs Family - Alcornoque

"We had a wonderful time at the cortijo. The house is wonderful, the gardens are beautiful, the view is stunning and we liked the cats! It is an idyllic part of the world and we hope to come again sometime. Los quatro gatos was a great recommendation - probably some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life. Thanks for a wonderful stay."   The Pinkertons - Cortijo del Sueño  

"We had a fantastic time and a very relaxing holiday."   Nick, Emma & Thomas - Mimosa

"We had a great time thank you. ... I took Claudia in your pool and into the ocean at Tarifa!.  We thought your gardens and the view of Vejer were gorgeous and we loved all the storks flying about and building nests and the house martins (at least we think that's what they were) nesting by the pool.  Thanks for the box of toys - Claudia thoroughly enjoyed playing with them.  Have a wonderful summer!"    The Carr Family - Mimosa

"Thanks again for a wonderful stay at the Cortijo."   Hilary & Ellen - Cortijo del Sueño  

"We surely enjoyed the stay!"     van Bokhoven family - Alcornoque

"We've been meaning to email you to thank you! We had such an amazing time. The cottage and its surroundings were the perfect setting for an incredibly relaxing holiday, it really couldn't have been any better. We had everything we needed for a really comfortable stay, everything had been organised so thoughtfully, from the blankets on the sofa, the sun loungers on our terrace that stayed sunny in to the evening and the swimming pool that had the perfect balance of sun and shade and was protected from the wind on the one windy day we experienced! We also loved the recommendations in your book which were so useful for helping us find lovely beaches and several brilliant restaurants. Our meal at Quatros Gatos in particular was delicious!  Chus was also great - really friendly and helpful but without ever being intrusive. It was great knowing he was around if we had a problem or question while at the same time being able to enjoy a really peaceful escape.   We're already thinking about coming back next year and have been recommending the cottages to friends and family!"   Charlotte & Nick - Almendra

"Firstly we had a great time on holiday, the house was fantastic, very peaceful and everything we hoped for.  I think we got lucky with the weather too, so all was perfect.  Thanks again, and perhaps we will be in touch again about a future booking".   The McSweeneys - Alcornoque

"Thank you very much, we have had a wonderful time, everything was set up perfect, including the support of Chuz: highly recommendable."   The Knapheide Family - Mimosa

"Claudia and I would like to thank you and your team for a stunning week at El Sueño!!!  We definitely want to come back and will recommend you to our families and friends!  :)   Claudia and Sandra - Almendra

"Many thanks, we really enjoyed el sueno. We hope to be back at some point in the near future."   The Vera Family - Pimienta

"We are having a lovely time here - it's a great spot and beautiful area.  Had v nice day on the beach in Zahara de los Atunes yesterday and excellent lunch too."  "We had a glorious time.  The Cortijo and the whole estate is faultless and the area a real revelation.  I can't believe everywhere was so quiet and unspoilt.  We would most definitely love to come back.  The girls particularly enjoyed making friends with Lemon, Ginger and Norman (who they christened for you!)  Thank you again for a very special holiday."  Ballantynes  - Cortijo del Sueñ

"We had a wonderful Holiday in El Sueno with the Ballantynes and so lucky with the weather!  The house was perfect.  Thank you."  The Townends - Cortijo del Sueño  (Easter) holidays

"We had a lovely stay Thank you."  The Westwood Family - Alcornoque

"We had a great holiday.  The cleanliness of the property when we arrived was absolutely fantastic – I think it was the cleanest holiday property I have ever visited. Whoever does your cleaning is doing a great job!"  The Bromiley Family - Mimosa

"We enjoyed our time in El Sueno and appreciate all the extra info you provided.  Good luck in your summer season!"    The Pennington & Solomon Families - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a great time and the weather was good to us too.  The Quatro Gatos and Califa restaurant were great recomendations in your info book we had two great meals out and good value too!"  Iain & Anne-  Almendra

"We had a very good time during our stay despite a couple of days of incredible downpours. Certainly a very interesting and unspoiled area of Spain with tons of history. The cottage was very nice and in a lovely location."  Gage Family - Alcornoque

"For us it was a great pleasure to meet you and your family and also Jesus (he is so kind!) And it was a big pleasure to spend this 5 weeks in the Cortijo del Sueno!.  Beside the weather we spend a great time at the Sunshine Tour and in this lovely house! We felt really comfutable and a little bit like home :-). Best wishes for you and your lovely girls and maybe see you next year :-) "  The Duguet Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely time, you have a lovely spot in the world! We hope to be back soon, there was so much to do and I loved how close the properly was to the beaches but also to Vejer. We loved Bolonia especially as well as the Casa Francisca on el palma (?) beach. The green folder was invaluable to us as we did not have a guide book!"   Prior Family - Mimosa

"We had a most enjoyable stay and feel we have re-charge ourselves with energy. thanks again and good luck with future adventures."  Cath & Ola - Almendra

"We are just back from another wonderful, utterly relaxing week at El Sueno.  The Cortijo was beautiful and Chus looked after us very well.  I can HIGHLY recommend Mireille if any of your other guests would like private yoga tuition.  I’d suggest adding her to your contact list.  The Cortijo is the PERFECT place for yoga! "  Gough Family - Cortijo del Sueño   (New Year)

 

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"We had a very nice stay in Mimosa Casita.  The weather was very pleasant.  And it really is a beautiful en peaceful estate."    Maarten, Johannes & Peter - Mimosa  (Christmas)

"We certainly enjoyed the cottage, and also the area. You have a lovely estate in a lovely location."  The Pellegrini Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time and thank you for sharing El Sueno with us."   The Axson Family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed our stay thank you;  the weather behaved impeccably (unlike some other places we stayed on our trip!) and we enjoyed your finca."     Ian & Rosemary - Almendra

"We had an amazing time at El Sueno!  Absolutely everything was catered for and the kids loved the swimming pool and playground as well as all the toys.  And Verjer, is so pretty!"    The Hendrikx Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"It was a great stay!"   The Reyntjens Family - Pimienta

"Thanks again for taking time to show us around the Cortijo, we are already trying to make plans to come back in 2014 with the rest of our family. We know our friends loved El Sueno too, so we expect you will soon be getting bookings from the folks in Guernsey. It was very nice to meet you and your family and we hope you are all well. Sadly the weather and the views are not so good now we are all back in Blighty!  Hope to see you again soon."  The Armsteads & Helmots - Mimosa

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was lovely to meet you and your family. We ended up on the same flight home as the other children which Holly thought was just brilliant and have also all exchanged email addresses so hope to keep in touch!"   The Langton Family - Pimienta

"Thank you for the wonderful stay we had at El Sueno - it was a pleasure to meet you and your daughters and to hear about how the Finca came about.  Nell in particular adored the dogs - we very much enjoyed our stay and would certainly like to return."   Kate & Nell - Almendra

"It all already seems eons ago, but it was a pleasure to stay at El Sueno and to have the added bonus of meeting you, Sean and the girls."   The Corden Family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"We really enjoyed our time at Alcornoque and hope to be visiting you again, it suited us very well and the weather was great.  We really love the region, we first visited last October.  Thank you, great place you have there and a very friendly/helpful caretaker."  The Marriott Family - Alcornoque

"We had an amazing time at El Sueno!  Absolutely everything was catered for and the kids loved the swimming pool and playground as well as all the toys.  And Vejer is so pretty!"   The Hendrikx Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We enjoyed our stay very much."   The Juttman Family - Alcornoque

"We're sorry to have missed you as well - it was lovely to meet one of your daughters.  We had an absolutely fantastic time and cannot thank you enough for building such a beautiful place in the perfect location.  We have been recommending it to everyone and anyone since we returned."  The Banks Family- Almendra

"Thank you we had a lovely relaxing week. Super to have all the space in the 3 bedroom casita too."  The Domans - Pimienta

"We had a great time thanks. It was just a shame we were only there for a week! Thanks, once again for a very relaxing week."   Andy & Kath - Almendra

"I've been meaning to write since we got back to tell you how wonderful it was.  We had such a lovely time and the Cortijo was just the perfect retreat for us ... we shall definitely return at some point with other family too.  I wanted to do something really special for my parents, this was just the thing.  Thank you so much for creating a beautiful space that we really enjoyed.  Look forward to another visit hopefully in the not too distant future!"  The Shahs - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno."   The Brecknell Family - Mimosa

"Mandy and I very much enjoyed our return visit to El Sueno and were blessed with delightful weather. We are getting to know the region quite well so may be back next year!"  Chris & Mandy - Almendra

"We had 7 excellent days and have been very happy to take a rest on your property again, unfortunately too short, but always worse to go. We will come back !"   The Heinzel Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We really enjoyed our stay at El Sueno and the Pimienta residence. Being supported by even better weather in that week, it made our trip wonderfull. All the good luck with the houses and we will make recommendations to friends of us of course."  The Leuvenink Family - Pimienta

"Many thanks for a good couple of weeks in your casitas.  Chus was very helpful and a pleasure to meet so we are sorry we didn't actually say goodbye, be grateful if you would pass on our thanks."  Liz & Brian - Alcornoque & Almendra

"It was a lovely holiday and we really enjoyed Pimienta and the garden and pool."  Whittingham/Matthews Family - Pimienta

"We had an excellent holiday thank you and the weather was merely a blip!  Many thanks again and we may well be in touch with you at some oint in the future regarding a future stay at your wonderful finca el sueno."  The Cubitts - Almendra

"We had a lovely time staying at El Sueño thank you. It was perfect for us, safe for the babies and very, very relaxing. "  The Glynns - Alcornoque

"Back from another glorious stay at El Sueno.  So thanks again."  Ellie & Dan - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno and came back to the UK totally relaxed although that hasn't lasted too long!"  Yvonne & James - Almendra

"We have just returned from the Andalusia that we discovered a new light thanks to your beautiful residence: the region is beautiful, the wild beaches to desire, the people of the country so welcoming. But most importantly, we have immensely appreciated to stay in your home that corresponds to all points of view to our tastes: constructed with exquisite materials and it feels easily at home, both the space is generous and beautiful, the setting is idyllic and of a serenity sublime, the cats and storks make no mistake in not investing also; the people who provide the home - particularly the young man who comes every day - are really friendly, attentive, discreet and effective. A dream. My parents also loved it. We thank you for the opportunity to come to you and have already done some advertising for your home, we also hope to return some day. Perhaps already in June next year.  Bernard & Rita - Cortijo del Sueño

"Yes we loved the area and have a great holiday".  The Peytons - Alcornoque

"We had a brilliant holiday and loved our time in Mimosa.  The weather was perfect and the grapes were superb!  We did find some great places to eat in and around Vejer."  The Barker Family - Mimosa

"We had a fantastic week thank you."  The Griffin Family - Pimienta

"Just wanted to thank you for an amazing time at ElSueno. Such a beautiful place and we felt welcome and relaxed from the moment we arrived as a couple of stressed out city-slickers! :) We have arrived home very relaxed and are hoping to come back soon.  We took some photos of the casita and your animals, and think they capture how much we enjoyed ourselves."  Kellie & David - Almendra

"Our stay was great and we really enjoyed both villas. The area is still quite unspoilt with great beaches, very affordable restaurants and chiringuitos. Vejer is an amazing village, we went there quite a few times, we even saw the flamenco show a couple of times."  The Arganda-Fisher Family - Alcornoque & Cortijo del Sueño

"We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and your lovely finca.  It was really good to see the unspoilt real Spain as well as Jerez and Sevilla."  The Kass Family - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful holiday thank you. El Cortijo was lovely and we really liked your little area of Spain. It took us a while to get into the Spanish way of life and if we go back we would look to go for longer. Having said that, it was just what we wanted in terms of a real break with some constant sunshine. "   The Roberts Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time and thought the Costa de la Luz was fabulous - certainly one to return to, especially since the kids loved the beaches and body boarding fun, and our little one loved your pool."   The Mistry Family - Pimienta

"Just a note to say thank you for a lovely stay in the Almendra Casita. We have just returned from a lovely two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Your place is wonderful!"  The Hammond Family - Almendra

"We had a great time at El Sueno - it is a fantastic place and the support staff are great.  The area is wonderful too and the restaurants are fantastic.  The Rutland Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Many thanks for an enjoyable and relaxing stay."  The Mann Family - Alcornoque

"Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience and relaxing environment, my boyfriend and I had such a great time which was made better by your little bit of Oasis. Chus was so helpful the whole holiday."   Laura & Stan - Almendra

"Yes we did (enjoy our stay) very much thank you - we could have done with another couple of weeks as we had just found our bearings properly by the time we were leaving.  We enjoyed staing at El Sueno and the Costa de la Luz, so thanks again very much for all your  help ..."  The Rowland Family - Mimosa

"We had a great time thank you and really chilled out - as much as you can in 30-40 degree heat!"  The Jarvie Family - Pimienta

"We also wanted to thank you as we had a really fabulous relaxing holiday.   El Sueno and Alcornoque were perfect for us and the children.   The swimming pool is lovely and local area and beaches really beautiful.    Of course the weather also helps!    All in all we were sad to leave and may return in future!"   The Littlemore Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno, house and pool and view and absolutely everything. And Ginger and Lemon!!!! Emotions were running high, and not just with the girls … I really think your property it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in, and I can physically feel myself calming down when lying on the deck chairs looking at white Vejer perched on top of the hill opposite and either Ginger or Lemon curling up on my belly and purring contentedly!!!  we had a lovely time! I have just spoken to Irmi and Thomas about their upcoming stay and  we will meet at the end of October to contemplate potential joint plans for next year … "    The H-Lees Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"It was such a wonderful stay and we really miss El Sueno now that we are back in France!  I hope we will be able to go back to your beautiful place as soon as possible."   Laffaille Family - Pimienta

"Just a quick note to say a big thank you! We had a wonderful time in Mimosa. Such a lovely setting and everyone so helpful."  The Hull Family - Mimosa

"(I) have been meaning to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay, did not want to come home at all...."   Bersi Family  - Alcornoque

"What a fantastic week we had.  It is such a beautiful casita, and the area is stunning.  We will be back without question."  Chris & Aline - Almendra

"We loved the villa and the finca - really beautiful and amazing that it's so green considering the weather!  All in all we had a great time and would definately consider coming back. The surrounding area is so beautiful and everyone so friendly. My mum is even thinking about buying a small place in Vejer!  Thanks for all of your help throughout."  The Lawton Family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely relaxing holiday at El Sueno thank you!"  The Woods Family - Mimosa

"We had an absolutely fantastic holiday at your property and would definitely hope to be back again. The beaches in the area are superb and the pool was perfect and will always be remembered as the pool where Thomas took his first unaided swim strokes (he managed a width)."  The Hogg Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We did enjoy our first trip to your part of the world, thanks."   The Dicksons - Pimienta

"Had a lovely time at El Sueño, was reluctant to leave! ...seems like so long ago now.. in fact feel like we are in winter already!"  K Petrie - Almendra

"My family must Thank you for such a wonderful holiday!!  Dates for next August so that we can return as we all would love to do..."  The Brunt family - Mimosa

"We had a  lovely stay with you which we thoroughly enjoyed and have been recommending to many friends."  The Burrowes Family - Pimienta

"Just to say we had an absolutely amazing time at El Sueno - we loved it/El Cortijo - Vejer and the Beaches.  All brilliant!  Very much hope can come back soon.  Thanks again – and hope you have a great summer!  The Scrivener Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We would like to Thank You so much. We had really a great time in El Sueno. Hope to be back in next summer."  The Krzyzanowski Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno and Pimienta was lovely accommodation.  We enjoyed the area and all it offered.  Chus was helpful and informative.  We stopped at Venta Manolo on the man road.  Very helpful people serving excellent food in a nice environment.  It was a welcome stop and we would recommend them to other people.  Thanks for your help."  Lane-Jones family - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful time again, the finca is looking great and it was so good to be back.  My parents had a great time for the few days that they joined us - it was lovely to be able to show them the place that they have admired in our photos over the past few years.  Thanks to you and Chus for helping with our various queries while we were there, your and his fast response are always really appreciated."   The Williams & Hoy Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We have been so impressed with our stay here and as previously mentioned we are exploring the possibility of coming back next May with the family for my birthday.  Sean showed us round the Cortijo on Saturday and it's perfect in every way.  We will be sad to leave on Saturday and can honestly say we could easily stay longer which is unusual as we are nearly always ready to go home after a fortnight.  You truly have a wonderful rural retreat."  The Clarkes - Almendra

"We had a great time thank you and will be back!"  The Luck Family - Pimienta

"It was a fantastic holiday  - thank you, the whole set up was brilliant."  Gilkes Family - Alcornoque

"Our holiday was the most relaxing I think we have ever had! (Excellent advice Sean, thanks!)  You have an amazing place there and we would love to go back.  Maybe next year is a little too soon (as we are expecting our first child in December), but you never know!  Thanks again for a fantastic holiday!"  David & Emma - Almendra

"We had a fantastic time at El Sueno and really hope to be back - many, many thanks.  Many thanks again for all your assistance."  The Maclean Family - Alcornoque

"We had the most fantastic week at El Sueno - we're still in mourning.  The house and grounds were perfect and with the help of your excellent beach and restaurant guides we had 8 incredible days.  We'll definitely be back - if only to go to Conil and Zahora again and eat in Garimba and the incredible Santa Lucia place."    The Miles Family - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful time in the casita Mimosa; it is a lovely spot and very comfortable to while lovely summer days. Thanks for the bottle of wine; we enjoyed it!"   We are already looking forward to going back next year.   Thanks again for running such a wonderful place for us to enjoy."   Almendrades-van de Graaf family - Mimosa

"We had a great holiday at Alcornoque. Thank you."  The Morris Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks Tanya - we had a fabulous time and loved the Cortijo."  Caroline, Angus & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had such a lovely time thanks and we are already planning our return visit.  It is an enchanting place."  Elizabeth & Tom - Almendra

"Really enjoyed our stay.  Thanks so much.  We are interested in booking again for next year."  The Dittrich family - Mimosa

"Thank you for a great holiday. The house and the grounds were perfect, as was the surrounding countryside, beaches, towns and restaurants (my favourite being la vera cruz - if I remember the name correctly)."    The Kolek family - Pimienta

"We had the most wonderful time, thank you.  El Sueño was paradise for us all!  We would recommend it to anyone and would love to return in the future.  We are very grateful to you for making the booking process so easy for us and, again, congratulate you on a wonderful service and stunning achievement in Spain.  We were particularly impressed by the equipment and facilities for our daughter, who loved every minute; the beautiful gardens and play area; the simple tasteful décor and well-equipped kitchen of the casita; and the sense that everything had been taken care of.  The manual supplied with the house proved indispensable and we enjoyed following up its recommendations - the area is full of interest and seemed totally unspoilt.  Chus was really friendly and it was great to know he was on hand.  We really support your concern to minimise the finca's ecological footprint and were glad that so much had been done to raise awareness of the water and energy we were using."     The Hutchingson Family - Mimosa

"Just wanted to thank you for the stay last week. The villa was great and the views were amazing. "  The Ashtons - Cortijo del Sueño

"We enjoyed our stay very much."  Jim & Fiona -  Almendra

"Just wanted to say that we had a great holiday with you. Seems like ages ago already although the tan has not faded yet!  We had such amazing weather it was great."  The Hatton Family - Alcornoque

"We had a fab week at Mimosa thank you.  We just loved the whole place and I  hope very much that we will be back to book the large house with other family members at some point next year.  If not we will be back anyway, it was just wonderful.  I hope the season is a good one for you."    Jean &  Malcolm - Mimosa

"Thank you for a lovely week at El Sueno.  We had great weather!"   The Spencer Family - Pimienta

"We are LOVING being here. It is so beautiful and RELAXING.  Thank you Tanya and for having such a beautiful place to stay at. I am a beekeeper and LOVE all the bees you have everywhere. Do you have hives here, as I would love to see them? I process my own honey and am a Master Gardener in Oregon. I have a big bee and butterfly garden as well, so I really appreciate all you have done here. This is a magical area and we look forward to exploring it more...  We are having  a wonderful stay here at El Sueno and would like to stay for 3 more nights if the casita is available...  We are in love with your Finca and with the area and are so hoping that we do not have to move. "   Cathy & Martin - Alcornoque & Cortijo del Sueño

"Many thanks for such an enjoyable stay at El Sueno ."   James & Karen - Mimosa

"We stayed at El Sueno last week and I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to say how perfect it was.  The Finca itself was spotlessly clean and had absolutely everything we needed.  Our 2 boys (6 and 7) loved the wee play area and the pool was just ideal for cooling off on those hot days.  We're back to rainy Scotland now and have just plummeted 30C, but we all have fantastic memories of our stay and I really hope we will be back before too long as there was so much to do that we didn't get around to.  It is a totally stunning (and totally delicious) corner of Spain - I'm exceedingly jealous of anyone who gets to spend time there!"     The McCarter Family - Pimienta

"We had a good time. We had a look around the main house with Sean- wow!  What a great job you've done there.  We're planning to return with friends/family to chill out in the wonderful place you've created.  Look forward to coming back again."   Deborah & Andrew - Almendra

"Our family had a lovely stay - the house was extremely comfortable, and thoughtfully kitted out for our young children - including a box of toys on arrival. The situation is idyllic, relaxing and peaceful. The playground was a big hit with the children. We would love to come back, and bring the grandparents next time.  Lovely to meet your family.  We had a very happy stay - and the weather was wonderful - the perfect antidote to here!."   The L family - Alcornoque

"Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful getaway for us.  We had a great time relaxing in the beautiful finca with all the pretty spring flowers and exciting weather.  I really appreciated the 'green' sentiment with which guests were encouraged to conduct themselves & I'd really be happy to recommend your holiday accommodation/write a review if that would be helpful, just let me know how.  ps we loved the feline visitors too."    The Cockburn family - Alcornoque

"Just a quick email to say thanks so much for a lovely stay - it already seems like so long ago.  We also enjoyed Seville and we were lucky with the weather!  We'd love to return to El Sueno."   The Suggs family - Mimosa

"Pimienta - we love it, it's gorgeous.  Thank you we really enjoyed our stay in the casita."  Fielders & Richardsons - Pimienta (Easter holidays)

"We had a lovely week and had several "family holiday" breakthroughs with everyone going onto a Spanish timetable and everyone choosing to spend some time by the pool on a sofa to read their book for enjoyment!  My husband's new road bike enjoyed a couple of runs out and we got tumbled in the sea most days.  Thank you."  The Jeffcotts & friends - Cortijo del Sueño  (Easter holidays)

"We did have a wonderful time thank you. It is a lovely part of the world and the villa was really nice."   Gill Family - Mimosa (Easter holidays)

"We had a really wonderful time in the Casita and in that corner of Spain.  The weather was not ideal, but it didn't top us from doing what we set out to do.  The house is lovely and welcoming and very well furnished.  We all had a lovely time!"  The Schuster Family - Alcornoque (Easter holidays)

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno - thank you!"     The Robinsons - Pimienta (Easter holidays)

"Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed staying at your beautiful Cortijo.  We had a lovely holiday and 'relax' really describes our time there perfectly.  The house was fabulous and the gardens were amazing, being surrounded by the lovely flowers and orange trees was really lovely.  The scents were divine..  We did manage a little bit of swimming in the pool and enjoyed just sitting by the water.  Chus was very helpful and we had everything we needed. So thank you again.”   The Abbott Family – Cortijo del Sueño (Easter holidays)

"We had a wonderful and relaxing time at El Sueno.  We very much enjoyed the tranquility, so much so that we have passed your details on to some friends and family.  Thanks again, especially for the children's equipment."  The Priestley family - Alcornoque

"We had a lovely time staying in the Almendra Casita from 3rd to 9th March - great accommodation in a lovely setting."  Nicola & Duncan - Almendra
"We had a great time at El Sueño in the Almendra Casita, and a wonderful time visiting Andalucia."  Aaron & Elizabeth - Almendra
"We had a truly amazing holiday, really special.  In fact, we're looking at whether we can go away again."   Middleton Family - Mimosa (February half-term)

"We really enjoyed our stay, thank you, the house was lovely. We really like the area too - I hadn't realised it was so close to Dehesa Montenmedio, as I've been there before to report on the Sunshine Tour for Horse & Hound. We went to the cabalgata de los Reyes Magos in Jerez on Chus's advice, which was great."   The Oakes Family - Mimosa  (New Year)

"I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a lovely time we had at Alcornoque this past week.  We were incredibly lucky with the weather and it was sunny and warm for the entire time with not too much wind, which meant we could do tons of cycling (PERFECT roads for riding!) and running on the wide empty beaches.  We also swam in the sea, found some nice places to eat/watch the incredible sunsets and thoroughly enjoyed El Sueno which is simply lovely.  Thank you for all your help and advice, including the great Carrefour tip off. Vejer seems very quiet at this time of year – it would be interesting to come back later in the year to see the difference.  We’d also like to bring a group of friends back to the big house (which looks gorgeous)."  Ros &  Rob- Alcornoque  (New Year)

"We had a really lovely time and have recommended "El Sueño" to everyone who'd listen!"  The Mellor-Clarks - Cortijo del Sueño (New Year)

                                                                 2011

"Thank you very much for the sweet welcome at El Sueno; we have appreciated greatly your house and the beautiful garden ! Chus is a very sympatish (considerate) warden. We wish you a happy new year."   The Martinez Family  - Pimienta  (Christmas 2011)

"We really enjoyed our stay  so thank you very much."  Ned & Lucy - Almendra

"Thanks so much for having us at El Sueno, we had a lovely holiday and loved exploring the area.  The Rowe Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely holiday and greatly enjoyed staying at El Sueno."  The Cooke & Das-Gupta families - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a fantastic time at El Sueno, thanks very much for a lovely stay."   The Morris Family - Pimienta

"Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed staying in one of your casitas the week before last.  What a beautiful, relaxing place!"   Rachel & Steven - Almendra

"We had such a lovely time at El Sueno - it really is dreamy and I'm sure we'll be back sometime. The only shame was that in fact the restaurant round the corner in Montemedio was actually closed as it was out of season, but we went a couple of times to the venta in the village which was great so we still managed our evenings out!"   The Woods Family - Pimienta

"Thanks again for our stay.  We had a lovely time."   Iain & Ronnie - Mimosa

"Yes, we had a fabulous time at El Sueño and it was great to be able to stay on those extra 2 days.  We really enjoyed the Cortijo and the sun.  Thanks for everything and hopefully, we will be in touch some time in the future."    The Lane Family - Cortijo del Sueño 

"Just wanted to say that you have a wonderful place in Spain – we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and found it very relaxing. Shame we could only spend a week down there and many thanks! "     The Croxford Family - Alcornoque

"Just to let you know we had a really brilliant time staying at the finca.  The cottage was lovely and clean and the garden was really pretty.  Hopefully we will be able to stay again in the near future and will definitely recommend to others."   Pina & Sonal Shah - Mimosa

"We had a lovely and relaxing stay at El Sueno.  El Sueno was even more than I had hoped for absolutely fantastic and really relaxing. I would love to return again."    Susan Wade - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We had a lovely break, thank you.  The casita and grounds were lovely!"   The Rogers Family - Mimosa

"We must say that we really enjoyed our stay at El Sueno - really lovely place and we will come back!"  Jack & Karen - Almendra

"We had a brilliant time - thank you!"  The Caldow Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks so much for everything, we had a lovely time are pining for the glorious sunshine and I know my toddler is desperately missing the beach, swimming pool and your lovely cats!"   The Hamzah Family - Pimienta

"I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at El Sueno and in the beautiful Mimosa Casita. It really was everything we could have dreamed of and more! Such a beautiful place, amazing grounds, the best view, comfortable surroundings, and two of the nicest resident cats! We arrived stressed and left completely unwound, even wishing we had booked two weeks. So thanks for creating such a peaceful haven on the Costa de la Luz."    Ellie & Dan Seymour - Mimosa

"Big thanks for letting us to stay @ the cortijo...we arrived simply wanting to 'flop and drop' enjoying warm weather & peaceful surroundings....pleased to say we got everything we wanted plus more. In fact we're so chilled neither my wife or myself has summoned the energy to open a book yet. Think that says it all!  Well done.  ...  We enjoyed a fab stay @ cortijo, thanks again for organising everything! Hope to return at some point."       Dom & Nichi Johns - Cortijo del Sueño 

"We had a lovely time in El Sueno. All very quiet and peaceful and a few nice meals in Vejer also."  Alison & Adrian - Almendra

"We really enjoyed our time at El Sueño, a wonderfully unspoilt part of the world."    The Turner Family - Pimienta

"We really enjoyed our time at El Sueno and would definitely recommend it and that area of Andulucia to others." Hanscom Family - Mimosa

"Thanks again for (another) wonderful stay!  Hope to see you next year!! "   The Corkery Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a wonderful week in the Cortijo del Sueno!  We found our surroundings so peaceful and relaxing and left feeling refreshed, which is just what we'd hoped for.  We also enjoyed exploring the area and you're right it is a beautiful part of Spain and we definitely hope to return!  Isaac had a fantastic first holiday and loved the pool!  Thank you for all the information you provided about car rental and nearby supermarkets - all of which made life much easier in those first hours and days of arriving."  Tyson Family - Cortijo del Sueño 

"Thanks - we had a lovely time.  Sadly all too short ... "    The Gray Family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely stay in Pimenta - a very relaxing place - we hope to return!  We did have a really great time and were very impressed with the standard of accommodation."     Fothergill Family - Pimienta

"Thank you for having us, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning to return, maybe not next year but I’m sure we’ll be back soon.  I would recommend El Sueno to anyone I know thinking of a holiday in Spain.  The whole property is a wonderful relaxing place to stay and the surrounding area is great, next time I think I’ll brush up at bit more on my schoolboy Spanish but it’s refreshing to not see an English pub on every corner."   McDonagh Family - Mimosa

"We had a fabulous time, very relaxing!  Thank you once again."   The Pick Family - Alcornoque

"We had a fantastic time at El Sueno and were beautifully looked after by Chus and the team.  It is a wonderful part of Spain though very very busy."   The Ring Family - Cortijo del Sueño (August school holidays)

"We had a fantastic time at Pimienta Casita!  The house was lovely, weather glorious and the surrounding area was very pretty with great beaches.  It was, I think, one of our best holidays! It was lovely to meet Sean and thanks again for a wonderful holiday."  Marsh Family - Pimienta

"I've been meaning to get in touch with you to let you know what a lovely time we had at El Sueno.  It was everything we'd hoped.  Your caretaker was brilliant - saying hello often enough to check everything was okay without being over obtrusive.  I'm sure we''ll be back again sometime.  (We're very tempted to stay at the Cortijo)."     Flatters Family - Alcornoque

"Many thanks for everything, we truly enjoyed our week at Almendra!"   Alessia & Tommy - Almendra

"Thanks Tanya.  We had a lovely relaxing fortnight."   The Wright Family - Mimosa

"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Cortijo - including the cats!  We did manage to go to Tarifa, whale spotting, a few beaches, Cadiz and into Vejer quite often - amazing food - but sometimes it was just lovely to spend the day there relaxing - it was so easy to do nothing at all, which was lovely and we all felt that we had had a proper holiday."   Hamilton-Fairley Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We enjoyed immensely our staying at the Casita."   Eugenio & Aurora - Almendra

"We had such an amazing and relaxing time, the casita and surroundings were stunning, so thank you!"    Davies Family - Alcornoque

"It really was a lovely property.  With young children, the fact that it was open plan was brilliant.  And the local area was wonderful.  I hope it doesn't end up developed like so much of the rest of Spain."    Kelly family - Pimienta

"We had a great time on holiday and loved your corner of Spain. great beaches, fantastic food, lovely people and wonderful scenery!  Hope to visit again soon."   Mark & Tanya - Almendra

"The Cortijo was truly wonderful. THANK YOU!"    Phillips Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thanks to you too, we found it a very relaxing place and so well situated."   Jeannot family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely holiday thank you – extremely relaxing and beautiful surroundings."  Jane &Mark  - Almendra

"We very much appreciated your sourcing of the bath board and shower chair which made life much easier for our son.  We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Pimienta, the garden is very pretty and the view lovely.  Our 3 boys enjoyed your clean pool and I appreciated the mid stay clean!  There was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and we spent a relaxing 2 weeks - thank you."   Messent Family - Pimienta

"I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had during our stay at Alcornoque Casita, El Sueno.  The Casita was really comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped for 6 people.  We particularly appreciated the selection of tupperware, cool bag plus ice packs and generally all the kitchen equipment we could possibly desire.  The English TV channels were also much appreciated on the few occasions we wanted to watch the news or a good film!  The beds and sofas were really comfortable.  The shared swimming pool was very clean and well kept and we used it every day.  Although there were other people staying in the other houses we found it to be very quiet and peaceful and we used our patio and garden a lot both during the day and evenings.  Almost every day Chuz came round to say 'hola' and to ask if everything was OK, on the few occasions we did ask for something it was done immediately and with a smile, which made us feel very welcome.  Annie's Kitchen delivered a selection of tapas for our first evening which was delicious.  We then met her in Vejer de la Frontera for a shopping tour and then later on we did a Moroccan cookery course at her lovely house which was brilliant fun and one of the highlights of the holiday.  We are back home now and feeling very rested and happy that we had such a great holiday."     Inglis Family - Alcornoque

"We had a great time there and will definitely be recommending it to our friends. Thanks for all your help.  Greg & Elaine - Almendra

"We did have a lovely holiday at El Sueno.  Simple things like the box of toys and the childrens step made life much easier.  We all loved the swimming pool and spent long afternoons there."   Shepherd family - Alcornoque

"Just a quick message to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent stay at El Sueno.  It was great to be back at the house and we had a fantastic time as always, with wonderful weather too this time!"    Williams Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you very much for making it so relaxed and easy for us with a baby."  Jennifer, Gordon & Sophie - Mimosa

"Just wanted to say thanks, we had a fantastic week in El Sueno. We both have very busy jobs and we completely relaxed and enjoyed the surroundings. Everything was perfect and we were able to be completely scruffy and chilled and drink a lot of wine!!"  Sarah & Duncan - Almendra

"We have just come home after a lovely week in El Sueno. The house was beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves."  Jolbo family - Alcornoque

"We had a really lovely time.  What a lovely place you have!"    Catherine Fowler & friends - Pimienta & Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely holiday at El Sueño, you certainly have a beautiful estate and we enjoyed our stay and came home very relaxed.  It was nice to meet your husband.  Judy & Jon - Almendra

"We had a lovely stay and thoroughly enjoyed the villa, the grounds and the area.  Even the weather was just perfect.  So thank you."   The Suttons - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a wonderful time, the quickest two weeks ever!"  The MacMahons - Alcornoque

"We had a great holiday in South West Spain and El Sueño in particular."  The Hanns - Pimienta

"We all had a great time, and found the whole environment very conducive to battery recharging, which we all needed too.  All in all a great success."  Cockburn family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We really enjoyed our stay in Mimosa it was very relaxing with lovely surroundings & facilities etc thank you. We hope to come back again next year."    Everitt Family - Mimosa

"We had a fabulous time thank you. You have a little piece of heaven there! The bottle of wine was a great touch and much appreciated after a 2 hr drive in the early hours of the morning. We did alot of the local walks which were really beautiful. El Sueño was just what we needed the most relaxing holiday I think we have ever had. We will certainly be singing your praises to family and friends."  David & Sue - Almendra

"Many thanks for the wonderful week in El Sueño.  It was truly wonderful and the most relaxing week we've had in quite some time.  Paul & Jacki - Pimienta Casita

"We thoroughly enjoyed our time in El Sueno it was a great place to really relax and we were very impressed with how many interesting things there were to do in the local area. Your house book suggestions were spot on and we did a lot of the things you recommended. We didn't manage to get to Seville though as we decided to focus on the local area  - the furthest we went was Sanlucar, once for sherry tasting and looking around and again to do the boat trip into the national park which was great.  Thanks for all your help in the planning stages and do pass on our thanks to Chus who was very friendly and helpful throughout.     Cathy & Helen - Mimosa Casita

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno and at the wedding and Clara (childminder) and Keith (private taxi) were both lovely people. Many thanks for recommending them to us."  Milton Family - Pimienta

"This is just a quick message to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday at El Sueno, what a lovely place and the area has been a revelation – so much to do.  We annually take villa holidays and I have never been tempted back to a region as there are so many places in the world to visit but there were so many things that we didn’t get a chance to do we may return next year."    Marsh family & friends - Cortijo del Suo

"Many thanks - we had a wonderful time in a lovely villa."  The Lyner Family - Pimienta

"Thanks again for El Sueno, we had a wonderful holiday, far surpassing our expectations."   The Quinns - Pimienta

"We had a lovely time, thank you.  El Sueno was fantastic - very tranquil and relaxing, lovely accommodation and gardens.  Thanks again - we definitely hope to come back to El Sueno.    John & Helen - Almendra

"Thank you so much for having had us at El Sueno. We had a wonderful time and Mimosa was a dream come true! My boys loved the playground and the cat that lived on our terrace  :o) and we were in love with the entire estate. "   The van Bommel family - Mimosa

"We're really forward to our next trip, last week was fantastic and it was great to be back.  By the way - I just wanted to pass on that the house was amazingly clean and in great shape when we arrived.  It is always lovely and clean but it looked absolutely sparkling - I thought I'd let you know that we both noticed and appreciated it!"    Williams family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you so much for the lovely holiday in the beautiful Alconorque.  We did enjoy our stay."   McPhail family - Alcornoque

"We all really enjoyed El Cortijo.   :)  Hopefully we will come back.  Thanks again to Annie, it was a great pleasure to have her fantastic food and shopping! Thank you for the wonderful house and everything.    Cordes Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you very much for a lovely break. We enjoyed the stay very much and have recommended you to several friends and family already. I think we were lucky with the weather too!   The Jackmans - Alcornoque

"Thanks! It was great, and very relaxing, we hope to return again another year!"  Lucy & Tom Bagnall - Almendra

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno.  Such a beautiful spot to spend a week in.  Thank you!"   Bevan family - Alcornoque  (Easter holidays)

"We had a great week – the boys particularly loved the freedom to explore the garden and made friends with the kittens!  We loved this area of Spain and just wish we had longer to explore but got to see quite a bit of it – we visited one of the beaches most days, we are more into exploring the sand dunes than lying soaking up the sun so the weather was just about right most of the time, the morning rain just forced us to have a longer relaxing breakfast! We would definitely recommend your place to friends and would come back and stay although we have lots of other destination on our list to visit …  Chus was particularly helpful, including replacing the flat tyre of our hire car the morning we were leaving.    Carter family - Mimosa (Easter holidays)

"We had a lovely time in the Cortijo and really enjoyed visiting that part of Spain.  We are going to try and return again sometime in the future!    Ross family - Cortijo del Sueño (Easter holidays)

"We had a lovely time in Casita Almendra. It was very comfortable and we loved the peace and quiet of the gardens. The staff were very friendly and we had a perfect week. So, thankyou! "  Libby Lindsay - Almendra

"Just to say that we are back from our holiday at La Pimienta.  We had a wonderful time there - a perfect balance of lots of things to do, combined with lazing around the house and making the most of those stunning views from the terrace."   Jenkyn-Jones family - Pimienta (Easter holidays)

"We had a great time and especially enjoyed the tranquility of El Sueno.  Yeusof was more than helpful and very friendly."   Anne & Malcolm Close - Alcornoque

"Thanks again for letting us the property. We hugely enjoyed ourselves, we had great weather and had a very relaxing time.  I think we may try to come back!"   Regan Family - Cortijo del Sueño (Spring Half-Term)

"We had a lovely stay thank you and would love to come back when it's a bit sunnier. Everything was great and we loved it - many thanks for a lovely stay."  Wingate Family - Alcornoque  (February half-term)

"We just wanted to say a big thank you for a wonderful holiday.  We were indeed able to relax with everything so well organised, the space and helpful people around.  We hope to persuade our parents to bring us another time!    James & Becky Croucher - Mimosa (January)

"Today is my first day back at work and I am still in Casita Mimosa with my mind  :)  Andalusia was wonderful and we enjoyed our stay on El Sueño a lot.  We had a great time and will definitely come back one day.  Of course we also recommended you already to all our friends.  Please say thanks and goodbye to Yousef from us - we didn't meet him to do so personally.  He is a nice guy and was of great help."   Anja Schulenburg - Mimosa (New Year)

"We had an absolutely fantastic time and love the casita and the grounds.  We definitely would like to return.  We were also so lucky with great weather.  Thanks to you and your team for everything."     Little Family - Pimienta (New Year)

"We had a really nice time at El Sueño - we almost couldn't bear to leave.  Thanks for all your help.  Perhaps we'll have the chance to be guests again at El Sueño sometime in the future. "  Christina Lee & Marco Verweij - Almendra  (Christmas & New Year)

 

                                                              2010  

"We had a great time and really enjoyed our beautiful little house, the pool and the surroundings & local beaches – very pretty and would love to come back when it’s slightly cooler to do some walking. Really great the way you had the house fully kitted out with everything you need to cook etc  – very useful."  Madeleine & William - Almendra

"We had a wonderful week and loved the casita and El Sueno.  It is indeed a fantastic part of Spain - I've lived and travelled a fair bit in Spain and this is definitely one of my favourite areas.  We may well be back in future (although we're expecting our 2nd child in April, so we're not planning holidays for a little while!).  Highlights of the week included a day trip to Sevilla, the stunning ruins & beach at Bolonia and strolling around Vejer."  The Horne Family - Alcornoque

"We had a great holiday at your wonderful house and especially many thanks for the bottle of wine on the table when we arrived.  That 
made us feel very welcome. We would like to come back some time maybe in springtime."  
Bengt Eriksson and Erica Grenas - Mimosa

"Thanks so much, we had a really wonderful holiday - El Sueno was beautiful, such a lovely place to relax, it was just what we needed! We were very spoilt with the weather and visited some great places and had a great day with Annie B as well.  Thanks for everything, we would definitely come back again."   Meera & Roderic McCann - Pimienta 

"Thanks for giving us such a wonderful holiday in El Sueno. We really enjoyed taking time out in your lovely retreat, and the children enjoyed the freedom of the garden and occasional cat and dog!  We felt fortunate to have such good weather.   We hope to return to El Sueno at some point in the future,"    Sarah & Jonathan Brewster - Alcornoque

"We have arrived back in London tonight and are very much missing the Cortijo and its wonderful location.  We had a lovely family holiday and have to thank you for creating such a special place."    The Colombera family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We did enjoy our stay, thanks! I had officially the worst cough and cold in history, but even with that it was just as lovely and relaxing as ever!  Many thanks and we look forward to arranging our next visit, whenever that may be!"  Libby & James Robbins - Almendra

"We had a really lovely week - thanks very much. The gardens are beautiful and we had some nice hot sun to enjoy the pool too."  Walsh family - Alcornoque 

"We did indeed enjoy our stay at El Sueno and loved the Costa de la Luz, only sorry we could only come for the week but we will return.  I was happy swimming in the pool every morning and breakfasting al fresco - how civilised."  The Carstairs & friend - Pimienta

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno - it all just went too quickly - we really had just got into our time staying in Mimosa and it was time to come back!  We know with certainty that we will need to come back as we barely scratched the surface of all there was to see and do in this lovely part of Spain.  The casita was very well equipped and we missed nothing that we needed and really felt comfortable and at home.  The surrounding grounds were beautiful.  It was amazingly peaceful too considering the proximity to guests in the nearby casitas.  We would really like to book again.  Thank you again for a lovely stay!"   Denise & Geoff  Collins - Mimosa

"We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful estate.  Thank you again"   McLuckie Family - Pimienta

"We had a great holiday thanks, what a beautiful part of Spain and a lovely place you have.  Thanks very much for all your assistance with our holiday, we had a great time and just love your little corner of Spain."   Barr Family - Mimosa

*I can't begin to tell you how much Bob and I enjoyed our stay at El Sueno, it is a very special place to go to recharge your batteries and just have a relaxing time.  We thought Almendra Casita was great, and in a prime position with the panoramic views over the property and the lovely sunsets when we were eating our evening meal.  I had chats with Yousef and Stewart (and met Zorro), Yousef came to our aid when I had a problem with our safe which he sorted out for me.  Once again thank you for our lovely holiday at El Sueno, we hope to come back some time."  Lynn & Bob Olley - Almendra

"We had a great holiday thanks, what a beautiful part of Spain and a lovely place you have." Anson Family - Mimosa

"Thanks for a lovely time once again Tanya.  We all really enjoyed ourselves."   Steve Gough & family - Pimienta

"We had a lovely stay, thanks so much, and I really love the area and fully intend to return. All your notes were so useful and Annie was so kind - I got her to do our arrival shop and then she invited us to paint from her roof top!  Quite an experience for all of us!  Many thanks once more for a great stay.  I personally didn't relax too much as I was on duty with my group all the time, but I know they did and were very happy painting in the grounds of the Hacienda.  As far as I'm concerned, I'd love to return for a proper holiday to really enjoy relaxing at El Sueño!  In fact, I wouldn't mind living for a while in Vejer!"  Nicky de la Peña & Art Escapes Painting Group - Pimienta & Alcornoque 

"Thank you very much from the 'home' away from 'home' you provided- it was exactly what we needed!  A really lovely week with plenty of quality time."    Meg & Harry - Pimienta

"We enjoyed ourselves very much and Irena was sizing things up for a possible full- family visit (with horse fanatics and golfers) in the future.  All needs were met."     Peter Varey - Almendra

"Thanks for a fantastic week in Almendra Casita in September 2010.  It was so peaceful and relaxing, just what we needed.  The days slipped by and there was nothing better than sitting outside in the evenings watching the starts and listening to the crickets.  We'll definitely be back."    Michael Macken - Almendra   

"We're just packing up now and sad to be leaving El Sueno again - cheering ourselves up by planning our next trip, probably in June next year...a long time to wait though!  We have had a wonderful time and are even more sad to leave than we were last time!  We will definitely be in touch sometime soon to sort out our next trip as we love it here and can't wait to come back!  We love it here and feel v well looked after while still feeling we have privacy which is a difficult balance to make I think!    Hoy Family - Cortijo del Sueño  

"We loved our stay at El Sueno - it was so beautiful. We had such a relaxing time and would love to come back."  Vanessa & Wesley - Almendra 

"You've done an amazing job with the Corjito and the Estate in general. We totally forgot we were in a holiday rental and by the end of the week felt as though we had borrowed a (very glamorous and rich!) friends home." Mel Smith & family - Cortijo del Sueño    

"We had such a wonderful time at the Cortijo, we all trying to work out when we can come back!"  Louisa Smith - Cortijo del Sueño    

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Sueno's Mimosa Casita, thank you very much. It is a wonderful spot, so peaceful and quiet, you really do feel like you have the place to yourself. The pool was blissful, I enjoyed floating around in the sun gazing at the blue sky and bougainvillia immensely. And the cottage is so pretty and homely, we instantly settled in and started planning our week with the help of your indispensable information booklet! As it was such a last minute booking we didn't have time to research the area but were delighted to see you had done it for us. We managed to visit several beaches, Mangueta and Bolonia being our favourites, and a couple of the restaurants you recommended as well which were also highlights of our trip.  I trust the staff put our leftover food to good use, and we left our beach umbrella in case the next guests found it useful (although the bottom of the pole snapped off the first time we used it so it's not in perfect condition!)
We were pleased to meet your husband and hear more about the estate and I was particularly happy to hear about the good work you do with the stray animals in the area. We made friends with a dog, a cat and the family of kittens that were all on the estate which added to our enjoyment of the holiday greatly! The ground staff we met were very friendly and helpful, always willing to take time to talk to us and give us tips and see to anything as quickly as possible should the need arise.
We mastered driving on the right side of the road and made several trips into Vejer de la Frontera - such a charming hillside town, and visited many of the artisan's shops highlighted in your information book. We spent several hours just wandering those pretty, narrow streets and admiring the panoramic views across the countryside. We were pleasantly surprised with what the area had to offer and were more than satisfied with El Sueno as our base for the week. I'm so glad I found your website in time so we could enjoy your wonderful casita knowing we were doing out bit towards responsible tourism and sustainable practices in the region. Keep up the good work!  We shall definitely consider El Sueno for future trips to Andalucia, I couldn't think of a nice place to stay where you can come and go as you please with help on hand should you need it.               Rachel& David - Mimosa

 

"You have a great place out there, thank you!"   Caroline Jepson & friends - Pimienta

"It was a pleasure to stay at your beautiful casita.  We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the house and in the area.  Thank you."  Anwen & Rhodri - Almendra

"Just to let you know we had a fantastic fortnight at Alcornoque.  Lovely house and finca, and spectacular beaches....  Hopefully you'll have us back again next year!   Thanks so much."      Chaundler-Palma Family - Alcornoque

"Thanks very much, we had a wonderful time.  It really is a beautiful area and we were very happy with the set up at Mimosa."  Miles Family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely holiday at Mimosa thank you and the kids loved the pool."  Clarke Family - Mimosa

"We had such a great time in (y)our casita - it was hard to leave!  And we're pining for it now ...  the area really was a revelation - getting to know the villages and towns - it really has alot to expore and relax to .. and what a view on Vejer especially as the sun goes down ... you're lucky to have that!      Dan & Jessica - Almendra

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno and enjoyed both the beautiful house and our first extended holiday in Spain."   Reardon Family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thanks again for a wonderful stay, we have recommended this to a number of our friends."   Joe & Amy - Almendra

"We had a great and relaxing time at your place - in the end we only met one of the other families there, even with regular and long stints at the lovely pool!"    Putnam Family - Alcornoque

"We had such a lovely time at El Sueno and would love to come back again in the future!"  Lydia & Yee - Almendra

"We had two wonderful weeks at El Sueno, the stay really met our high expectations! The house was perfect for our little family, the surroundings where great with the swings, pool and the lovely garden. We also used several of the tips on beaches and restaurants, places we enjoyed very much!"    Wenner Family - Mimosa

"Thank you... we had such a lovely week there- we relished the peace and quiet and my husband (who specialised in Entomology at Imperial) loved all the bugs, tree frogs etc etc!  Many thanks again, we have been talking about the possibility of booking again for next year as we enjoyed it so much, so I may well be in touch!"    Kate & Matt Hogg - Almendra

"We all had a fantastic time, thank you so much !  We are already thinking about coming back next year - it was so relaxing, even with a 3 year old !  The Uppal-Boden Family - Alcornoque

"We had a wonderful time in El Sueno!  We really enjoyed your peaceful little paradise and I am sure this wasn't the last time we stayed with you.  Thank you so much!  In fact, El Sueno is even much more beautiful than I expected it from your website!    Mareike & Marcel - Mimosa

"I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at Pimienta – it was incredibly comfortable and like el Cortijo you seem to have thought of everything. It was lovely to enjoy the estate from a different view.  Thanks again for a great holiday and we look forward to returning soon."    Urling-Clark Family - Pimienta

"We would just like to say we had a wonderful time in the casita and loved Vejer and the surrounding areas.  Unfortunately it all seems such a long time ago now!  Many thanks for all your help and assistance."  Marc, Michelle and Myles - Alcornoque 

"In spite of the unusual weather for the time of year, we enjoyed our stay at Almendra Casita very much and agree that this is a very nice area.  We loved Vejer!  Thanks for everything."  Nicole & Albert Hunter - Almendra 

Thanks for everything.  I saw approaching 100 species of birds even in the few moments I had to devote to it. Pick of the bunch was probably the bald ibis (three came over the finca one morning), but it was also an experience being woken up nightly by a red necked nightjar - you have one not too far away - and being scolded on the patio in the mornings by the nesting melodious warbler!   We might take the Cortijo next time if we can muster a group!    Dominic, Anna and Mila - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time - it's a great location and a beautiful house, thanks for all your help and advice pre-trip.  Anna loved it (especially the pool, cats!) and we all had a relaxing break.  Thanks for sorting out the cot/highchair/toys, made a real difference to know everything was good for Anna."    The Williams family - Cortijo del Sueno

"We had a fantastic week at Pimienta Casita and loved the area as much as we had on previous visits.  Hopefully not too long before we return!  Thanks for a wonderful stay.   Paul, Helen & Freddie - Pimienta

"We had an amazing time in Almendra,  El Sueno is paradise and we're recommending you to our family and friends.  We had a great holiday and big thanks for all the recommendations from your literature in the casita. We went to Bolonia beach, Cadiz, Sanlucar, Jerez and really enjoyed Vejer (especially Califa restaurant). So a big thanks to you."    James & Emma Wray - Almendra

"We had a really lovely time and will be in touch again next year."    The Greenways - Pimienta

"Just to say we had a really lovely holiday at El Sueno.  It was so great - particularly meeting the other families round the pool at the end of a hard day at the beach.  It was so perfect for the children to have other playmates!  The villa was lovely and suited us really well.  We are planning to return!     Blanchard family - Alcornoque

"We did have a great time - wished we stayed 2 weeks instead of 1!"   Vauleon-Fauth Family - Mimosa

"Yes we had an excellent time at El Sueno.  It was really good to stay in such a well kitted out house.  I always bring a pen knife when I go abroad believing I'll be using it a lot however this time it didn't come out once. Why we even had a torch!  The grounds were really special too. Louisa our 8 month old had her first swing, loved the birds, the pool and having two baby sitters for the week - us.    Grier Family - Mimosa

"Thank you.  We had a lovely stay at El Sueno and thoroughly enjoyed the countryside and beaches of this area."    Middleton Family  - Alcornoque "

"Thanks very much for everything. It was a lovely 2 weeks. Annie is a real gem ... most helpful to have been put in touch with her."  " We really enjoyed our time at El Sueno. Your “customer service” is exceptional for a set-up of that nature. I admire what you have done there."   The Gregorys - Pimienta

  "Many thanks, we had a very relaxing time."   The Godberts - Almendra

"We really enjoyed our Holiday at El Sueno - everything in the house was there and nice, so that was good!"  van Batenburg family - Alcornoque

"I had a great time - really relaxed and rested.  Unfortunately a busy week has made me slightly forget all the goals I promised myself in terms of not over-doing it ...  Anyway - just an incentive to book another week in the future.  I also hope to return with the family at some point."         Deborah Rees - Mimosa

"We had a great time on our honeymoon, both in the Sierra Morena and at El Sueno where we visited Bolonia, went whale watching on the Straits and visited a farm that bred the toros bravos and stunning horses - we also took up the recommendation to dine at the Trafalgar which was superb".     The Blakes - Mimosa

"We all have to say a great "THANKS" for the great time in great place. El Sueno was so wonderful, everyone of us enjoyed the time. It was a great pleasure to see all the storks in the air while having breakfast, or the flock of Northern Bald Ibises on their way to the greens of the golf and country club. Although you must have had a very wet winter and spring (good for nature), we had perfect sunny conditions during our time down there. Very cold nights, but sunny till morning to dusk. Even some bathes in the sea (or the pool) were possible, while the Spanish people shook their head, seeing these crazy alemanes. Anyway, it was a great time and last not least in due to the comfortable Casita Mimosa inside the lovely garden."    The Boddenberg Family - Mimosa (Easter)

"Just to say what a fantastic place you have created in El Soto. We loved it and were so lucky with the weather. Am still trying to look up all the birds we saw between the house and the marshes. Yousef was so charming and helpful. We hope to return one day!  ... I have certainly recommended it to everyone and will continue to do so. It was heaven."      F Lawrence & family - Pimienta

"Thank you very much - we really enjoyed the stay at the little, quiet casita.  Wish I could return there immediately. :)       Fabeinne Schuelter - Almendra

"We all had a lovely time at El Sueno .... we had some great days out to various towns and beaches, had some great weather and relaxed lots at El Sueno. "     Reynolds Family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed our stay in Alcornoque - thank you. The girls especially loved the new swings and use of your sand pit. Weather was ok for us as it was still a lot warmer than England!"    The  Twomeys - Alcornoque

 

                                             2009

"We had a lovely time at El Sueno and really enjoyed the peace and late sun."   Barry & Sarah Huggins - Pimienta

"I just wanted to say that we had a lovely holiday in your place!!  Thank you so much again for providing some toys and all the necessities for my little son, they were really useful. I wish we could have brought some andalusian sun back with us!"    Sabine & family - Pimienta

"We had a great time in Spain last week (Autumn school half term) and like the area very much, so I am sure we will be back".  The Robinsons - Cortijo del Sueño

"We all had a lovely stay with you and think what you are doing with the dogs and cats is admirable.  Hope it is still sunny in Spain, its certainly turned colder here."  The Eversheds - Pimienta

"Just wanted to say again that we had a great stay and really enjoyed our time with you.  All the toys and baby stuff that you provided really helped so thanks."     The Mordue Family - Pimienta

"Good to hear that you were happy with the donation for the animals and that you are using it for such a good purpose.  You´re doing such wonderful work for all the cats and dogs you have taken care of.   Great, we were impressed!"    René du Pont - Mimosa

"We all had a wonderfully relaxed time at the villa which was a terrific base for us to just spend time by the pool or dine al fresco in the evening and to explore the neighboring sites. "  The Gormans - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a lovely stay and unfortunately it all seems a bit of a distant memory!  I mentioned to Shaun when we left, how much we appreciated everything you provided for Kai.  It made our holiday so much easier and a far more relaxing and enjoyable experience, so many, many thanks.    Ruth & Andy Kirby - Mimosa

"We had a wonderful time at El Sueno and you can be proud of your very beautiful Cortijo.  We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, nice and warm weather, nice views ...  I´m sure we will find our way again to El Sueno and I wish you a nice time and more sun than in Germany!"   The Heinzel family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a wonderful relaxing time and really loved Mimosa"     The Firths - Mimosa

" El Sueno, what a great holiday that was even if it seems like ages ago already.  Of course we would much rather be there than here but hey ho but we will be back some time for sure!"   The Shinnie family - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a great week, and found El Sueño to be very tranquil and relaxing. Having the pool so close to the casita was a real bonus for us. We loved the garden and grounds too. We found the casita to be clean, comfortable, well equipped, good size for two people, and very nicely decorated complete with the nice touch of wall decorations and items on display. We have always found accommodation on the Owners Direct website to be first class and El Sueño was no different.  We really appreciated the tips on eating places and were not disappointed in Santa Lucia!    The Pollards - Almendra

 

"We had an extremely relaxing holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."   The Rocker family - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time, thank you - it is a beautiful house and extremely comfortable."   The Ceadel family & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thanks so much for a wonderful week. Just what we needed!  Casita Almendra was delightful."     Ben & Becky Glover - Almendra

"We had a lovely holiday on your beautiful estate yet again and would like nothing more than to book again for next year.  The thought hasn´t been out of our minds since we came home."  Tom, Joanna & family - Pimienta

"We enjoyed our stay very much and will be back!"   Peter & Niko - Almendra

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Sueño and will be definitely recommending it to our friends."    The Duncans - Pimienta

"Just back home to dreary Britain (at least it is today). We had a fantastic fortnight and loved your property."    "Thanks again for a wonderful holiday and we'll hopefully be back again in the not too distant future!"   Orams & Ridds - Cortijo del Sueño

"Thank you, we both had a wonderful time, and I am sure we will be back!!  I have always loved the Costa de la Luz, but your lovely casita made it even more enjoyable!"  Libby Campbell - Almendra

"We had a lovely stay and would definitely like to come again at some point!  Your non-chlorinated pool is really lovely"  Catherine Gray & family - Almendra

"We had a lovely holiday thank you.  Sean was most welcoming and helpful and the cottage and surrounding area was beautiful."     The Sowells & friends - Mimosa

"We had a lovely time, thank you.  Almendra is a beautiful, natural place - perfect for us (and our rapidly-growing bump!) to relax.  Coming back to the relentless English rain has been something of a shock."   Tina & Graham Newton - Almendra

"Thanks so much for a lovely couple of weeks.  We had a great time and will definitely come back."  Steve, Irene & Alice Gough - Almendra

"I just wanted to say what a lovely time we had at El Sueño last week.  The place is beautiful and wonderfully relaxing.  You have clearly worked very hard in creating such a tranquil environment.   We had an excellent trip and definitely plan to come again."    Ella Mason & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to that part of Spain.  Thank you for all your help."   The Godkins - Pimienta

"We had a fantastic time and your place is truely magical.  Wishing you every success with all the plans you have for your place."    The Fitzgeralds & friends - Cortijo del Sueño

"Firstly thank you so much for allowing us to take Almendra for one of the best holidays we have ever had. We absolutely loved El Sueño and have already started e-mailing all our friends to tell them how perfect it is. We were both blown away by how beautiful Andalusia is as well and looking back through the photos of Cadiz, Jerez, Vejer and Granada we cannot believe that we did so much and still feel so relaxed. You have created a really wonderful place there and I hope you and the estate continue to thrive."     Samantha & Simon Leigh - Almendra

"It was a unique pleasure to experience your lovely El Sueño as we really enjoyed it (I think that it was the most relaxed that I have been for years). We will certainly be looking to return.  We love it."   Phil & Vicki Hopkins - Almendra

"We had a fantastic week in the Cortijo.  It was the first time most of my family had seen that part of Spain and I think were very impressed and surprised.  I am already plotting a return to the Cortijo next summer, this time with friends.  Sincere thanks, as I am sure keeping El Sueño up to these high standards must be hard work!"  Mark Morris & family - Cortijo del Sueño

"Joy and I had a truly wonderful holiday at El Sueño - in fact i was so laid back i nearly fell over twice , the whole experience was like being in heaven , very pretty ,very clean ,wonderful views , peaceful and a brilliant cottage oh and very nice people looking after us . so we cant wait for the next holiday with you."   Peter and Joy Wilkes - Almendra

"We enjoyed our stay very much, it is a beautiful spot and you have a lovely property.  We were all more relaxed at the end of the holiday and wished we could have stayed longer."   The Mackenzies - Cortijo del Sueño

"I just wanted to write to say what a wonderful time Adam and I had at El Sueño.  You made us feel so welcome and the estate is stunning.  We will definitely come back, we´re very tempted to take the big house next Summer with some friends.  I promised Sean that I´d let you know what we thought of the rosemary and seaweed soap that you left in the Casita.  I love it, it smells amazing and doesn´t dry your skin out like lots of soaps.  A very good addition to the casita!   Tamsin & Adam - Pimienta

"We had such a lovely time at your place, it is a stunning house and we do hope to return another year.  Sumptiously comfy with all needs catered for!"    The Careys - Cortijo del Sueño and Mimosa

"Just a quick note to say what a lovely relaxing time we had in El Sueño this week! Congratulations on all you've done with the place.  You really are in a wonderful part of the world.  We would happily have stayed on for longer."  The James - Pimienta

"It was a really wonderful holiday in such blissful accommodation. Thank you so much - it was an area neither of us had been to before and we were so taken with it and your gardens are beautiful.  It was lovely and we really want to come back - I especially liked the meadows of flowers and that view from the terrace."  Elizabeth Day - Mimosa

 "Sue and I really enjoyed our time at El Sueño and would have loved to have stayed longer!   It is such a delightful place and we thought the Cadiz region is fantastic.   The contrast with the UK weather could not have been more extreme.  Thank you again to you and Sean for enabling us to have such a good stay."  Nick & Sue Britton - Almendra

"Mil gracias.  We had an amazing time at El Sueño.  We will love to go back soon, the estate is so beautiful and relaxing!!  This part of Andalucia is great - the landscape, beaches and food.  Our kids had great time enjoying the liberty of El Sueño.   Thanks for the beautiful holiday."   The Ghezzis - Pimienta (Easter)

"Thank you both so much for an absolutely delightful visit to lovely El Sueño - we were bowled over by what you have made of the property.  The houses and the orange groves and the views over the valley are all superb.  A great place to visit."                       Robert & Jim - Cortijo del Sueño (January)

"We enjoyed our stay so much. It was very relaxing and the rain "forced" us to stay inside and spend time together as a family. Thank you so very much for offering such a beautiful place to get away."  The Arnolds - Pimienta  (New Year)

 

                                                         2008 

"We all had a lovely holiday, you certainly have a unique property there with a stunning location. Good bird watching for all the family!"   The Toonens - Finca El Sueño (Cortijo del Sueño & three Casitas)

 

"Thank you for a wonderful stay.  We all had a lovely, relaxing holiday and thought the villa was lovely.  Oliver especially had a super time and loved the freedom of being able to play outside with his new friends.  We certain hope to be visiting again!!  (I could do with coming again now!!)  Thank you once again."    Paula, Michael, Oliver & Isabelle Barr - Pimienta & then Mimosa

 

"Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your Casita.  It is such a beautiful setting & you struck the perfect balance between helpfulness & not being intrusive.  We wish you continued success & hope to be back over the next few years".  Patricia & Gavin Owens - Almendra 

 

"We wanted to thank you for a great week and letting us stay in your little garden of eden.  We may well be in touch next year."      Charles & Angela Hanby - Almendra 

"We had a great time - loved El Sueño and area and hope to come again in the future, one week was just not enough though.  I have been telling lots of people about you since we got back as I could not recommend your place highly enough."    Antony, Catherine & Holly Carysforth - Mimosa 

"We had the most amazing holiday at your beautiful house.  I have some truly beautiful pictures of the house and surroundings.  We hope to keep in touch and return to your little piece of Heaven in the near future."  Joanne & Noel Bradley - Cortijo del Sueño

"You really have a wonderful place out there in a beautiful part of Spain and it made us think more about our own lifestyle. Actually, we will come out again in September."  Ella Oates, Jason Southwell & Eva - Pimienta 

"We had a fantastic time at El Sueño and thank you for creating a magical place, we would (and already have) recommend it to anyone and already looking at dates when we can pay a return visit!  If you ever require any personal recommendations from real live holiday makers we would be happy to help."    Mark Woolley & Alison Colquhoun - Cortijo del Sueño

"Firstly we would just like to thank you for such a fantastic holiday - if anything it was even