Don't just take our word for it, here are some of the comments left by our happy guests!
I have just returned from a super stay at your house in Spain. I had arranged for our group from Athlone Triathlon Club to travel there for pre season training. It proved to be a great decision. The bikes were perfect for the 500km we covered over safe, well surfaced roads. The climbs and views got rave reviews from our group. Our training runs through the orange groves were exactly what we wanted but the best run was on the seafront in Gandia. We also got two lane swim sessions done in the nearby 25m pool. With all that we ate in most nights but I know the local restaurants to be good. Everyone in the group plan to be back again next year. Thanks again' - John Bruton Athlone Tri Club
'We're back in Oz at the moment so hello from Brisbane!! We really enjoyed the week at yours, it was one of the highlights from our trip in Europe. I have to say that everything was great, the bikes were first class and so was the house and its facilities. What a treat to come back to the pool after the ride. all in all it was a great weeks training with a lot of fun thrown in' - Brendan
Thanks again for providing an awesome villa and for being a great guide and host. Thanks to Mary and Mari for looking after us so well. We were spoilt, it was a real treat. And also to Gerry for supporting us on the rides with wise words and patience. We all had a brilliant time and would love to visit again. Not sure how it could be improved upon - Martin, Lee, Les, Chris, Richard and Ken ( March 2017)
'Thank you guys for the welcome… The bikes and the cycling….The food and the food… The sunshine and scenery…. The attention to detail… oh and we really enjoyed the BBQ and the music session with your friends afterwards.
Be back soon' - Brian, Rachel, Robert, Karen,
Be back soon' - Brian, Rachel, Robert, Karen,
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for looking after us all so well last week. We all had an absolutely brilliant time and I honestly don't think there is anything more you, Mary or Gerry could have done to improve our experience. I hope you are all well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future - Paul (November 2016)
'Thank you both for an absolutely fantastic holiday. We enjoyed the bike rides, especially cycling through all the quiet little villages and the “mandatory ” coffee stops to practice our Spanish with the locals. But best of all was the hiking in the mountains. That day we descended (part of) the 5000 steps to the river bed with spectacular views in every direction and even more wild flowers around every twist of the path is something that will stay in my memory. Catching a glimpse of a wild boar charging (in the opposite direction thankfully) was an added excitement. Will definitely be back and January is such a perfect time. Thanks again' - Sadie, Kevin, Caroline, Graham. (January 2017)
Thanks Pat and Mary for a really great week of cycling and terrific food. I really enjoyed it although I have been very tired since I came home. The climbs I personally found tough as I had done very little training before I came so I was delighted that you chose some flat runs on alternate days. Everything was first class. Hope to do the same again next year - David (and Gang).
'We thoroughly enjoyed our cycling last week, you provide an excellent facility in your rustic home with all conveniences making for a very comfortable stay. The quality of the bikes was way better than I expected and this was a big bonus in not having to drag a box through the airport. Your attention to detail in planning route maps, providing guided tours and support was first class. Knowing the lie of the land I would have no hesitation going back again and may well get the opportunity later in the year. Many thanks for looking after us as you did' - Peter ( April 2016)
I had a delightful holiday. I enjoyed every part of the trip, the cycling, the walking and the hill climbing mixed in with the craic, the jokes and the singing. I had done very little training before heading over to Spain, so I found the first few days a bit tough but you took us at our own pace and everybody benefitted from the weeks training. Thank you very much for your company and courtesy and your great kindness in driving us around the area. It was a wonderful break and I would certainly do it again - Arthur
'I really enjoyed myself on the weeks holiday. The hacienda was fantastic. It was very unique getting our exceptionally fresh orange juice in the mornings from the trees. I found the local area fascinating being so divorced from the tourist trail. We visited a local pub and were accepted very easily. The sports centre was great, enjoyed our lunches there and we even got the loan of a football to sample the pitch. Wonderful.. I loved the bikes, .I would say my bike was perfect for me and the routes were unbelievably interesting and scenic. You spent a lot of your time with us and obviously it was wonderful having you there at all times to guide us especially to the best café stops. I thought you gave an unbelievable service. .I would be delighted to return with the lads and I will soon' - Mike