B&B The Lost Village El Acebuchal

Frigiliana, Málaga
Bed & Breakfast
+34 951 835758

Cosy B&B with a rooftop terrace and plunge pool in a quaint hamlet. Enjoy home-cooked meals, hike nearby mountains or visit the coast


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome

The Experience

Drive along a tarmac and dust road into the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Nature Park to reach ‘the Lost Village of Acebuchal’, so called after it was abandoned in 1948. Now restored, mostly by hand, this picturesque hamlet houses holiday homes, a tavern, a chapel and Luc and Virginia’s cosy B&B.

Find a communal living/dining area with comfy armchairs and a fireplace, and a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and a barbecue you’re welcome to use. Breakfast includes local products such as goat’s cheese, figs and oranges, and you can arrange simple, home-cooked lunches and dinners or visit the restaurant next door.

Wander the town and marvel at the unexpected detail – a cat carved into the wall of a house or a stone swallow’s nest hanging on rain pipe. You can hike in the mountains, go horse riding or on 4X4 rides with Luc, or explore the pretty hilltop towns of Frigiliana and Cómpeta; the coast is about half an hour’s drive away.

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We think you'll love

  • Wandering the hamlet and taking in all the quaint detail
  • The relaxed atmosphere at the B&B
  • Dipping your toes in the rock pools of the Fabrica de la Luz in the Natural Park
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You should know

  • The B&B is simple rather than fancy
  • The bedrooms are small
  • You may find the drive up mountain roads challenging


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Pets by arrangement.
1 week in November.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast included. Dinner, €15. Restaurants, 200m.


Nightly price
from €45
1 Twin
From €45
2 Doubles
From €45
1 Family room for 3
From €60



What a find! I felt really lucky to have found this place in the amazing hamlet that is El Acebuchal. Read up or let Luc do the talking on its history and you will appreciate the place even more. The B&B itself and its owners are totally relaxed and will make your stay really lovely. Go walking and cool of in the nearby water falls or plunge into the B&B's roof top pool. Simply perfect!

Bernadette, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

El Acebuchal isn't so much a village as a 17th century hamlet abandoned in 1948 on the orders of Franco, as it housed guerrillas in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. A former resident started restoration works in 1998, and the village nowadays consists of about 36 holiday homes, a tavern, a chapel and the B&B, and only eight permanent residents.


Luc Serdongs

Belgian Luc and his Argentinian wife Virginia will give you the warmest of welcomes and live across the road from the B&B so are on hand if you need anything. They used to run a backpackers/hostel in Argentina for over 10 years but were fascinated by the idea of Acebuchal and moved here with their two daughters. They love to chat to their guests - between them they speak six languages - and are brimming with ideas for new projects for the village.