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A bit of our history

In the 18th century, Malaga was known throughout the world for the export of its wines.

These wines from vines grown in the Montes de Málaga (now a Natural Park) were produced in houses called “lagares”.
In 1878, with the arrival of phylloxera (vine disease) from France, the vineyards were destroyed.

The inhabitants of the Montes de Málaga are forced to abandon their “lagares” in search of other ways of life.

Most families emigrate to America and the lagares become ruins or are transformed.

Only a few of them have survived to the present day.

Lagar los Pilones

Lagar los Pilones today

Lagar los Pilones is an example of this ancient way of life,

It has been preserved by being passed down from father to son for many generations.

In 2003 it was restored respecting its original structure and preserving the elements of winemaking such as the press, which crushed the grapes, or the large earthenware jars buried in the ground where the wine fermented.

Today, Lagar los Pilones is a meeting place for families of several generations. Grandparents, parents and grandchildren who don’t see each other as much as they would like or groups of friends who want to enjoy their vacation together.

Walls steeped in history

You ended up living in a different city or country than your parents and siblings.

And life goes by so fast that we need to squeeze out the little moments we spend with the ones we love the most.

Moments as precious as a meal around a big table, the laughter of the little ones or an endearing conversation under a tree.

The walls and gardens of Lagar Los Pilones are full of simple stories that were magical for those who lived them.

Are you willing to contribute to expand these stories with your own experiences?




Vistas inmejorables. Un sitio de 10.


We were 2 families of 4 to spend a week at Carmen's place. The house was perfect for us! it is big and quiet with the most amazing view. As we were there in April it was too cold to swin, but we can easily imagine that in summer you would enjoy the pool and the breeze of the mountains. Communication with Carmen was super smooth and she answered all our questions in less then 5 minutes each time. we do recommand the house for those who wants to visit the region, it is very well located.


Carmen is a great super host ! Thank You !


Fantastic location !!! The views are spectacular, the house incredibly well appointed, comfortable with everything you could want. Outdoor spaces, lovely terraces. The house was immaculate throughout. The pool was bright and inviting, it was bigger than we expected. The nearest town, Colmenar, was a charming little place where we enjoyed good meals and the occasional morning coffee. There is a small churros stand every morning if you like a traditional breakfast. The villa is only 35 minutes from Malaga airport, which was great for us as we had some guest exchanges at midnight. It is a perfect place to relax and spend the day and night with friends in a splendid house with spectacular scenery. Finally, the owner of the villa was extremely welcoming and helpful, which made our stay that little bit more special. I cannot recommend this villa highly enough!


Top verblijf! Super mooie locatie en een ontzettend mooi uitzicht. Binnen een halfuurtje ben je in malaga, en ook colmenar is erg mooi!


I think it would be hard to find a better accommodation in the Colmenar area with such ambiance and views. We found the location very suitable for day trips to Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, etc. Also, had one of our better meals of our entire trip at La Taberna de Flores in Colmenar.


This was a great house with a large comfortable terrace and an incredibly beautiful view. The quiet environment is very relaxing. Carmen always answered our questions promptly and even sent the children's shoes that we had forgotten there by post.


We trust Carmen a lot because for 5 years we spent our vacations in her beautiful house Lagar los Pilones (the best house we have known in 15 years traveling to Andalucia) .That is why, this last summer I wanted, unexpectedly, to extend my vacation and she offered me his newly opened house What to say about this House? The photos simply cannot do this incredible setting justice., On clear days you can see the sea, while at night time the lights from the coastal town of Velez Malaga shine bright in the distance. You can expect amazing morning lighting and ambience thanks to its privileged south east position. we witnessed some of the best sunrises we had ever seen! There are several terraces each having spectacular views and we'd alternate between them for mealtimes, sunset drinks and stargazing.We particularly liked the large pergola which offers the perfect amount of shade for outdoor meals and often used the a magnifica BBQ WEBER to make dinner (stopping at the supermarket for supplies on the way from Malaga airport is a good idea even if you find supermarkets near the house). There are lots of places in the sun and shade, whatever your preference. The house stayed nice and cool inside despite it being 35 degrees plus outside. Inside, Carmen has printed her style. The villa has 4 bedrooms and a large living room. All elegantly furnished and comfortable. In regards to privacy, even though you can spot other villas on the distant hillside, your location remains nicely secluded and quiet, which means you should not be overlooked. It's a place to truly relax, but close enough to the crowded beaches and resorts for day trips. We visited the beaches at Marbella and Nerja and Málaga, as well as heading to Granada one day to see the Alhambra which was definitely worth the 1 hour round trip. The villa is located in the mountains just north of Malaga city (25 minutes) and 7 minutes from the village of Colmenar, an authentic white-washed Spanish village. Here we have made our purchases. The local sausages are really good. There are many bars and restaurants. We loved La Taberna de Flores, in the center of town and dinner on the terrace of the Belen Restaurant. Here the food is authentic Spanish and the daily menu prices are very cheap.


Lovely House! Great view, 10min to supermarket, clean, all you need in the house, sweet host. Really good stay.


Maravillosa !!! Los mejores paisajes, la vista! Cómoda, limpia,todo perfecto para unos días de descanso. Sus anfitriones muy majos.


We had a fantastic stay. The property is situated in a very peaceful spot. The views are incredible. The house is well equipped and Carmen was able to answer any queries we might have had. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.


A great spot if you’re looking for a quiet relaxing getaway with friends & family. The house has amazing views, outdoor entertaining areas, pool and enough room for us all. Note, the house is remote and you will need a car to travel to shops & sites. We travelled with 6 and accommodated us comfortably but the people mover was a hairy drive up a steep hill with tight corners. Loved seeing the shepherd in the early morning with his flock.


This is a house with spectacular view for sunsets and sunrises. It is at 850m height and therefore it is slightly colder than in the cities down. It has lots of areas to relax and is very cosy. Thumbs up for the extra fridge for the drinks! We haven't met Carmen but she was responsive to all our questions.


Logement parfait, dépaysant et proche de Malaga. Carmen nous a répondu à nos diverses questions rapidement et gentiment ! La maison est magnifique, nous sommes très content d’avoir réserver ce logement pour notre semaine de vacances !


Maria del Carmen's home is a gem. We spent 6 nights in this beautiful property. It was a good base for exploring the area. We drove to Granada for the day, to Ronda, also Sentinel de las Bodegas and of course Malaga. Because the house is on top of a hill, its very fresh, and you dont need A/C. It was a nice relief when we arrived from our day trips in boiling hot Andalucia. We also used the pool on the hottest days. The area is beautiful with little towns set in picturesque hills and beautiful country roads. It gets less tourism so it was very quiet and pristine. From the house you can see a few of the little towns. We had everything we needed and more. Maria del Carmen was always quick to answer our questions and very friendly. I will definitely recommend this house if you are in the area.


Upeat vuoristonäkymät, kiva uima-allas. Rauhallinen, tilava. Sopii hyvin 8 hengelle ja lapsille.


Pasamos una semana maravillosa. La casa esta perfecta y lejos de la agitacion de la costa. Pudimos visitar los olrededores y aprovechar de la tranquilidad del lugar con un vista magnifico


Eine nette Gastgeberin, ein schönes Haus und eine wunderbare Aussicht.


Carmen is a great host. When the AC did not work, she bought a new and got it installed. Always available and helpful.


Excellent villa with the most amazing views over the mountains and to the sea. The villa is a perfect place for peaceful retreat and at the same time a great location from which to explore Malaga and the region. In late October the pool was refreshing and enjoyable for the full family. Shopping is convenient in the stores in nearby village Colmenar where the Churrería opens in the morning for local breakfast. Carmen is an excellent host being incredibly helpful and attentive, communicating fast and timely in perfect English. All in all, our highest recommendations given.

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