Having been in Spain for a week we arrived at the villa on a Sunday afternoon, awaiting the arrival of our friends later that night. We'd spent a lot of time finding a villa that suited our needs - remote enough that 6 kids under 9 playing by a pool wouldn't disturb neighbours, but easy enough to get to the coast if we wanted to.
Believed we found the perfect one, but on arrival we were disappointed.
Positives first - games room was great, kids loved it and it provided welcome relief from either sun or cloud. DVDs were welcome, brought our own but kids loved the variety. Quick response from Colin / Lynn on any queries. Villa was clean, tidy and really well equipped, arrived to wine and water (essentials!).
Particulars have been updated (at our request), but when we booked it wasn't clear that the two downstairs bedrooms are neither connected to each other or the rest of the house - fine if you've got older children or a mix of families but we couldn't leave young children in a room where they couldn't be heard. This rendered 2 of the 6 bedrooms un-useable for us, so we resorted to moving beds around. On the plus side we raised with Colin and he was quick to respond and compensate us.
Other issues included the pool - which was continually murky, despite Lynn (lovely and extremely helpful) visiting twice to try and rectify. The drive up (can't underplay how hairy this was - both wives and 5 of 6 kids refused to drive down the hill after the experience of driving up - a 4x4 is essential) and the wasps (there are lots, they may be docile but that doesn't matter if you have kids that are scared). We also encountered a stray dog on the balcony on 3 occasions (again, with a child with a dog phobia, not ideal).
We also had a storm that resulted in hundreds of woodlice coming under the front door in the night (rectified by stuffing plastic bags under it - top tip!). Slightly scary to wake up to!
All in all we enjoyed the villa but it wasn't all we hoped for. Colin is a great host and Lynn very helpful though, would recommend to a group of adults but not others with small children.
Thanks for a nice holiday!