Whole Lotta Love!

We stayed at the Rock ‘n’ Roll B&B in October. We had the Hendrix Suite. Wow!

Before I get to how amazing our suite was let me tell you about this place as a whole and believe me there’s a whole lot to tell!

The pool is amazing! However big you think it looks in the pictures… it’s bigger. The Rolling Stones “lips” logo is the focal point: eat your heart out Mick Jagger!

The pool is quite deep at one end and shallows to gently ascending steps at the other next to the Jacuzzi, so be a paddler or a confident swimmer it will suit all. Next to the pool is the pool bar which is perfectly situated to grab a cold beer or an Aperol Spritz which you can enjoy either sat at the bar or whilst relaxing on one of the perfectly placed sun loungers around the pool. There is the self-catering kitchen right behind the bar so you can make yourself a sandwich or a light bite.

Walk down through the little fruit orchard at the side of the house to the patio at the front of the house and enjoy the stunning views over the valley to the small village of Arboleas. This is within easy walking distance and there is a bank, a tabac, a small gift shop and a few well-appointed bars. They also have markets 2 days a week so you can pick up some new sunglasses or some trinkets to take home. On a Saturday be sure to check out the rotisserie chicken stall, the chicken and roasted potatoes are perfect hot or cold!

Back at the house there’s a stunning breakfast room with a full length balcony that looks out over the valley. Nowhere better to enjoy your morning coffee and a delicious homemade breakfast. There’s a vintage juke box too where you can select your favourite tracks to get you in the mood for a rock ‘n’ roll B&B type of day.

Our typical day was a coffee on our private terrace then up to the sun terrace to watch the sunrise, this place is so peaceful you will sleep well and want to rise early. After breakfast it’s time to get in the pool and do some much needed sunbathing.

We liked a walk into the village for an afternoon beer or two. Then it’s siesta time before a refreshing shower and off out for dinner. The local choice is varied, good quality and very reasonably priced.
Sometimes of an evening we’d join Steve and Jo for a while in the music room which is amazing or just sit under the stars chatting.

The Hendrix Suite surpassed all our expectations. You have your own private terrace for a start with views over the lower courtyard and over the valley. From there you enter through your own entrance into the suite. The artwork and fun coloured furniture is a feast for the eyes. You have a large wardrobe and a beautiful bathroom at the far end. Your lounge has a large comfortable sofa, there’s a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The bedroom is the a dream, a four poster bed decorated with sheer drapes, fairy lights and cushions in every colour of the rainbow. The room is so peaceful, in the morning the sunrise will gently wake you, unless you fancy a lay in, in which case just close the wooden shutters. I have never slept better than in this room!
Having a lounge area is lovely if you want to sit and relax of an evening however as we’re from the UK we spent as much time outdoors as possible!
Everything is beautifully decorated and the attention to detail is second to none.
The sheets are crisp and clean, there are cosy blankets if needed and the bathroom towels are fluffy and seem to smell of the sunshine!

The music room is a sight to behold! It’s like a 70s/ 80s record shop where you can browse the thousands of records and play them at your leisure. The detail from the ceiling tiles and the carpet down to the way the records are displayed and the framed pictures on the wall is spot on. You really are transported back to the golden age of buying records in your youth – the only thing missing is the till! You have to see this place to believe it, again like the pool however big you imagine the music room to be….its bigger!

Step out of the music room (which is soundproofed so you can really turn that volume up to number 11!) into the beautiful shady lower courtyard and take a wander back through the upstairs breakfast room and you’ll find the book nook where you can peruse and choose a book to read, there’s a big window that looks down into the courtyard and there’s usually a welcome breeze blowing through.

The cats! For me the cats are the icing on the cake well maybe the marzipan because Jo and Steve are the icing!

They won’t bother you but tip them the nod and they will happily trot over to you for some love and playtime. You’ll often see them scaling the high walls near the pool or up on the roof inspecting that all is as it should be. They really add to the ambiance of this place with their presence, pure relaxation and lazy days of sunshine.

Jo & Steve, this couple will make your holiday. Whether you need local information or ideas of where to go for a day at the coast they will help you. There’s nothing that’s too much trouble. They are a welcoming, friendly, very funny couple from Sheffield. Steve is like a walking music encyclopedia. What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing! Josie is the artistic one, most of what you see here was either created or procured by her. We spent many an hour chatting with them and can honestly say that they really did make us feel at home from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.

Will we be back again? You try to keep us away! This place will be in our holiday calendar for many years. It’s just perfect, and then some!