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Five of the best villas and cortijos in Andalucia

Contrary to perceived wisdom, Andalucia is so much more than package holidays and all-inclusive resorts. With Europe’s best climate, stunning scenery and the seductive mix of sea and mountains, it makes the perfect setting for a luxury break.

Here are five of the best private villas and cortijos to enjoy in Andalusia, offering luxury, tranquality and authentic charm.

The Lodge, Ronda, Malaga
Ever since I first set eyes on this place, I have coveted this property! Tina and Pom have created a true Out of Africa experience. It reminds me of an upscale South African lodge. Its privileged position offers stunning views and all the benefits of the sister property, Hotel Fuente de la Higuera are right at hand.

The Lodge Ronda

The Lodge Ronda bathroom

http://www.thelodgeronda.com

Cortijo El Carligto, Loma de la Caceria, Malaga
Described as a ‘The Private Andalusian Hideaway’ this breathtaking property has consistently been recognised by the travel industry for its high level of accommodation and the unique experience offered. Although a private villa, it’s more like having your own private boutique hotel.

Cortijo El Carligto exterior

Cortijo El Carligto Andalucia

http://carligto.es

Cortijo Bujio, Montefrio, Granada

Located near the spellbinding village of Montefrio, one of the jewels of Hidden Andalucia, the Bujio offers both an exceptional location with luxurious, attentive service.

Cortijo Bujio Montefrio Outside

Cortijo Bujio Pool

http://www.villahotel.eu/

Finca Cortesin, Casares, Malaga
Although Finca Cortesin is a large, 5 star resort, it does in fact have a number of private villas and cortijos for private rent within the estate. Enjoy the services of a truly 5 star property, world-class golf and the style and intimacy of an Andalusian cortijo. The original family Cortijo of the SingleHome family still remains on the estate and the new properties for rent and sale capture the same Andalusian charm and magic.

Finca Cortesin Private residences

Finca Cortesin Golf

http://www.fincacortesin.com

Cortijo de las Nieves, Sierra de las Nieves, Malaga

For a more simple and homespun escape, indulge in the peace and tranquillity of Cortijo de las Nieves. Andalusian charm and rural simplicity give this place a magical feel

Cortijo de las Nieves

Cortojo de las Nieves

www.cortijo-nieves.com

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  1. Martha Ladly
    Martha LadlyDec 29, 2014

    What a lovely round up of amazing places to lodge and discover Andalucia! Thanks for this advice, we hope to stay at Cortijo de las Nieves this early summer.

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