Luxury Rustic Style House With 2 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms
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About Stephen Todd
Stephen Todd is an architect who retired in 1997 and accidentally started to adopt abandoned dogs and cats, currently seven of each. Jackie Todd wrote about moving to Spain and adopting the animals. Her book 'Dog Days in Andalucia' is available from Amazon. Sadly Jackie died in 2010. Stephen has since been extraordinarily lucky and married Patricia. He speaks Spanish and lives close by his rental properties providing on site help when needed.
Stephen Todd purchased this House in 1992
Why Stephen Todd chose Frigiliana
You only have to walk in to La Casa Rosa to be transported to a world of Arabian nights. This stunning house was part of a group of flour and olive mills driven by water brought from the mountains in channels built by the Moors. It has been sensitively converted to maintain the character and beautifully decorated with handmade tiles and original ceramics and paintings.
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A wonderful few days in Frigiliana in a great house. Wall to wall sunshine. Thanks!
Lovely house in El Molineto.
We had a good time. Parking in Frigiliana was easy.
Good location and lovely house
We stayed next door in La Panifacadora ( also owned by Stephen. It was beautiful with wonderful garden. Great space.
Thanks Tracy & Steve
glad you enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to seeing you again.
Lovely old house in a beautiful village
Casa Rosa is a delightful historic house - very well equipped with helpful friendly management. Unfortunately we had a couple of days of heavy rain during our stay and old houses, although charming are not necessarily waterproof! We spent a fair bit of time with the mop and bucket during the rain, to stop the water ruining the lovely wooden floor. However we were unlucky in this respect, and when it's dry it's beautiful!
Incredibly special vacation at Casa Rosa!
My daughter and I had an amazing week staying at the incredibly special Casa Rosa. The villa exceeded our expectations and was the perfect combination of old world charm and modern comfort. Frigiliana is just a stone's throw away and was a perfect place to explore, shop and dine. And Nerja being just down the road was perfect for beaches and larger grocery stores and amenities, etc. Stephen was very responsive to our needs while we were there and we had an incredibly relaxing and luxurious week at this beautiful villa in a stunning setting. I wish we were still there and I would go back in a heartbeat.
Thanks for your great review. We are so pleased that you fell in love with the house and the area. It really makes a difference to hear your comments.
Stephen & Patricia
February get away at La Molineta
We had the most beautiful weather at La Molineta, the days were very sunny, and we relaxed and read books, of which there is a great supply at the house. The house in itself was very nice, but we were very early season, and we were not prepared for how cold it would be in the late afternoon and evening, and lighting the wood burner every evening in the sitting room was certainly a necessity rather than a nice to have. There were some at the house, but we needed to purchase four large sacks for our two week stay. The upstairs bedroom was also lovely, but cold, with as promised a wonderful view from the terrace off the bathroom. The electric blanket unfortunately did not work on our arrival, and was not replaced until the last few days of our holiday, there was also no additional heat in that room apart from a very weak heat from the air con unit. But Stephen purchased a new oil heater also in the last few days which made a big difference. We wanted to eat at home, we enjoy cooking, and the available produce in the area is extremely good. However, we had many problems with the hob, with gas blowouts occuring regularly. Several things were changed but they did not solve the problem, and in the end we did most of our cooking in the oven. The hob needs replacing.
The girls who came in to clean were fantastic and very thorough. The terrace was lovely with several sun loungers, an extremely private area catching all of the sunshine. In the late afternoon we moved up to the upstairs terrace for a last cup of tea in the sun. In the summer to sit outside and eat under the shaded area would be wonderful, where there were beautiful climbing plants and a nice BBQ. I think we just came a bit too early! It would be a delight in the summer months, the furnishings were good, the bed very comfy, especially after the new electric blanket had been received! Stephen was very nice, and very helpful, and we really appreciated him for trying to make our early stay at La Molineta a nice one.
Andalucia is the largest autonomous region of Spain with a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage. The people are laid back and welcoming, the countryside is magnificent and the climate is mild in winter and hot in summer.
Granada and the Alhambra Palace are not to be missed but the Old Town and harbour side in nearby Malaga are well worth a visit. Here you will find the Picasso Museum.
There is winter skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada, water sports all along the coast and golf on championship courses.
Set on the edge of a National Park, Frigiliana has been awarded prizes for the most beautiful village in Spain. Cobbled streets with flower filled balconies and intimate shady courtyards transport the visitor back to the scented Arabian nights of the Moorish conquerors. There are fine restaurants and rustic bars with great local dishes and wines.
Each town and village has it´s own Saint´s day and colourful noisy fiestas. San Antonio on the 13th June in Frigiliana and San Isidro on the 15th May in Nerja.