El Cortijo can be rented together with its companion villa, El Refugio, for larger groups of up to fourteen people on the ten acre estate. Separated by mature gardens, the two properties sit far enough apart to offer complete individual privacy, but close enough to combine well if required. The villa itself is undeniably Andalucian in character: a stone paved courtyard and whitewashed walls, wood beams on sloped ceilings, terracotta floors and roof tiles. The charmingly restored interiors combine modern comfort and luxurious amenities with local antiques and natural materials throughout. Outdoors, the views from any of the numerous terraces are invariably splendid, but particularly from the pool terrace with covered summer kitchen and grill. Here the landscape drops away into the valley and out to the sea, creating a wonderful top-of-the-world sensation.
All on one level, the villa features a main living room, library with adjacent entertainment room, a covered open terrace and a spacious kitchen-dining area. Full air-conditioning, underfloor heating and four fireplaces ensure comfort in all seasons. WiFi is available.
A superb private chef, David, can be booked for a celebratory meal or two if required. For those interested in exploring the cuisine of the region in more depth, the villa owners have extended their own passion for food and the region with the introduction of a programme, ‘Seven Chefs for Seven Days’. Guests are invited to enjoy the services of a different professional chef each evening. The chefs assembled will showcase some of the finest cuisine of the region, combining traditional with the contemporary. Chefs include Abraham Garrote Costa, whose love of seafood led to a passion for underwater fishing, and Evelien Van Hoog, founder of the Rooftop Table, a popular regional supper club. Service subject to availability. Supplements apply.
- Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with queen-size bed and en suite bathroom with hammam style bath and outdoor terrace with shower
- Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with two single beds (can be joined together)
- Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with two single beds (can be joined together)
- Adjacent full bathroom with large bath, shower and bidet
- Additional WC
WHY WE LIKE IT: A spectacular location which captures the magnificent essence of Andalucia. Traditional villages, beaches, and some of Spain's most historic cities are all within easy exploration distance.