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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.