Villa Carmen del Rosal
Paul - UK.“Charming Villa - My Family and I stayed at the villa for 2 weeks. The Villa has 3 good sized double bedrooms and has been tastefully decorated to a high standard. The pool is private and secure with a great terrace for BBQ and late night drinks. The local town has plenty of restaurants and bars. There is a small super market nearby and local shops with fresh produce. There is a very good road network with Madrid and nearby towns Frank the owner was very welcoming and was happy to give advice about Madrid and the local area. Overall it was a great holiday in a lovely location”.

Emma - UK “Beautiful villa, great location - Villa Carmen is an absolutely beautiful villa in a great location (quiet residential road with hardly any cars driving past). Has large outdoor area with enough room to sit on the top patio or by the large pool, which is not overlooked. The two are separated by 12 steep stone steps. Rooms are spacious with stone walls and high ceilings, keeping the villa cool. It was very clean and had essentials inc microwave, kettle, dishwasher & washing machine. The owner of the villa, Frank, is extremely friendly and helpful. We didn't have any problems and he made sure we had everything we needed (even went out immediately when he realized we didn't have a hair drier and bought one, even though he was going away that day, and most shops were closed, being Sunday). Frank recommended some really nice restaurants as well as places to go if we wanted a day trip, worth asking him for tips! The town is 10 mins walk away and has some lovely restaurants, most serving until around 10pm. One restaurant, Ilerja, at the end of the parade, serves amazing steaks, not too pricey! Staff are very helpful and friendly. A restaurant which served good Tapas and succulent steak was by a church on a cobbled street (can't remember the name, Frank will know). The supermarket is about 5 mins walk away (up steep hill, probably not suitable for those with walking difficulties) and is quite large - sells anything you’d need for the week. We got fresh bread from a little shop in town (check name with Frank) and opposite is a deli with a huge range of ham and cheese. Madrid is an hour away, bus goes from the main road (5 mins walk away). When you get to the bus station I'd recommend finding another bus that goes straight to the town centre (Sol) as we tried to walk before realizing it would take 2 hours. We had a car as it was cheaper than getting transfers from the airport as there were 6 of us. Handy for trips to supermarket but unless you’re planning day trips you wouldn't really need one. I’d definitely recommend visiting Villa Carmen. We had a lovely, relaxing holiday, and ate delicious food - all in a stunning location. If I get the chance to go back again then I will do!”

Marco - UK “This Villa is extremely nice - My wife and I found this the Perfect place to stay for a week and plan for our next stay for 10 days as there is so much to do, and at the same time it's a quiet place to relax. Special note to the Owner: very Charming and pleasant, explaining what we wanted to learn about the activities around, a warm welcome: thanks!”

Arno - NL "A week in Miraflores - We stayed in this beautiful house for a week in April, together with our one year old daughter. We had a very good stay, the owner is very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't too good so the water in the swimming pool wasn't warm enough to swim in. This place offers enough to enjoy your holiday though; it's close to Madrid and other places of interest and is surrounded by mountains. Well worth a visit!"

Gina - UK "Far from the madding crowd - I stayed here during a very cold late Nov week, but the house, the fireplace and the couple made it so warm that I barely felt the snow drifts. The house is authentic and filled with original artwork, which adds to its rustic charm. The scenery is stunning and is a great opportunity for artists to draw, paint or photograph or just even think about things far away from the madding crowd. If you hire a car then travelling to Madrid for the attractions or further afield to Segovia makes life easier. The local amenities are just enough to make it comfortable and self sufficient, especially if your agenda is more about quality time together. It is the perfect romantic retreat, quiet, unassuming yet very well maintained. I will definitely come back".

Eddie - USA “My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Villa Carmen in May/June 2010. The Villa is beautiful, quiet, clean, comfortable and easily accommodated a family of five to include 3 boys ranging from 9 to 15. Although, a little cold for our taste, the boys enjoyed and made good use of the accompanying pool while my wife and I still remember fondly coffee, breakfast and of course wine on the veranda. Frank and Marisol were always very kind and gracious insuring that we lacked for nothing. While Frank even lit a cozy fire for us one evening adding to the already marvelous ambience of the Villa! The Miraflores location easily allows for day trips to Segovia, Avila, Toledo, Manzanares Castle, Madrid and the surrounding areas. Miraflores itself is beautifully situated in the mountains with distant views of Madrid. Banking and groceries are just minutes away by foot or car from the Villa which has a well stocked kitchen. I would happily stay there again and gladly recommend it to any friend. If you are looking for a relaxing, affordable get away and gracious host, then this is the place for you!”

Engelen - NL “Fantastisch vakantiehuis voor ons gezin - Met ons gezin (ouders en 2 kinderen) hebben we dit jaar (2010) Madrid en de fantastische natuur ten noorden van Madrid bezocht. We hebben villa Carmen uitgezocht omdat er een ruim zwembad aanwezig is. Bij aankomst zijn we hartelijk opgevangen door de eigenaresse die ons wegwijs heeft gemaakt in de woning. Er is een goede beschrijving van alle activiteiten in de omgeving voorhanden. Een fantastisch verblijf. De woning zelf is zeer smaakvol ingericht met ruime slaapkamers en per kamer een eigen badkamer. Iedere kamer heeft een 'eigen karakter'. Ondanks de warmere dagen blijft de woning lekker koel. Het zwembad is ruim en na een dag erop uit te zijn geweest een feest om even af te koelen. Kortom een fantastische plek om even bij te komen......”