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Stunning hispano moorisch rustic retreat, max. 6

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 44 reviews

infinity pool with a stunning view

Finca | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This lovely restored old bakery is situated in Southern Andalusia in an area of outstanding natural beauty, amidst rolling hills punctuated by olive groves, almond trees and pine forests with the mountains as a backdrop. Wild boar, ibex, deer and wild bird life can be observed during the best part of the year

The owners have kept the rustic character of this more than 100 year old Hispano Moorish farm which can comfortably house from 2 to 6 people.

The inside decoration reflects the owners love for authenticity and interest in world travels. They have beautifully restored the beams in all rooms, uncovered stone walls and generally decorated with rustic and antique furniture and original paintings.

Ideal for a relaxing holiday by the pool and or to visit the historical towns of Andalusia, which are all in easy reach by car. Beautiful walks, horse riding, golf, birdwatching, paint classes, all can booked in advance and facilities close by. Romantic hide away, Farmhouse, villa and Finca. Ideal for ramblers, birdwatching, golf, close to th lakes of Isnajar with beach.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Isnajar or Malaga, skying in Sierra Nevada, 1h30 away 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga, only 40 min. away 60 km, Nearest railway: Malaga or Antequera Santa Anna
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Andalucia region

This rural retreat is situated in an area of outstanding beauty, rolling hills,with the mountains in the back drop, olive groves and almond trees. 2 villages close by as well as the charming old towns of Archidona and Antequera provide all amenities and history.

Skiing is possible at 1h30 in the Sierra Nevada between end of November till April. Beaches, Malaga town, Malaga and Grenada airport are only 40 min.away.

Grenada 40 min and Ronda, Cordoba are at 1h away as well as Seville at 1h30 away. Climate is ideal as the house is situated at 780 m above the sea level it is dry heat in the summer contrary to the often clammy heat of the costas. In the winter it is often sunny and quite often one can eat outside for lunch. Please note, heating and open fire place in the winter and fans in the summer.

During the summer period the villages and historical towns will be holding their local fiestas, Cordoba has their patio festival in May and during Easter and Christmas religious festivals are held all over the area. Horse riding, golf, birdwatching, walking are some of the many activities that can be found close by. The wonderful lakes of El Chorro and Isnajar are also at merely 40 min. drive away.

Antequera

The area has gentle hills and a mountain range,lakes in Isnajar and el Chorro as well as do plan to visit the white Andalusian villages where live stands still. Restaurants to suit all purses and all tastes abound. The historical town of Antequera with its 40 churches and monasteries as well as Moorish fortress offers a wealth of cultural experiences. The Antequera golf course is only 25 min. away from the property as well as the wolves sanctuary. Malaga offers not only beautiful beaches but an interesting historical city center with the Picasso and Carmen Thyssen, bull fighting and car musea as well as fabulous shoe shopping....

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Review 1-10 of 44

20 Oct 2014

5/5

"We had a wonderful time!"

The house is wonderfully equipped and decorated. The infinity pool is just marvellous! The children liked pool and area, enjoyed to have rooms of their own.
Donald and Kathryn are very good hosts.

27 Sep 2014

5/5

"Paradise Villa"

We stayed at Cortijo la Serena in June with friends and our 16 month old,Daisy,this was a return visit for all of us to the place we refer to as Paradise Villa as that is just what it is! It is hard … More

22 Sep 2014

5/5

"The Cortijo is aptly named, a place of deep serenity."

We have rented houses in many countries and this was one of our best experiences. This converted farm building is lovely--comfortable, well-equipped, just remote enough to be a refuge of tranquility but close enough to major cities to serve as a base for daily excursions. Our hosts were very helpful without being intrusive, and their suggestion of Sunday lunch in Riofrio was a high point of our week. If you want to see and feel and smell Andalusia--the olive trees perfume the evening air--this is the place for you. An extra word for the Rustic Blue agency--very helpful and efficient, they handled our booking with care and consideration.

20 Sep 2014

5/5

"Serene Quality in Andalucia"

A few days enjoying a truly tranquil and exceptional property with Kathryn and Donald as discreet but hospitable hosts. Whether it's as a location for getting to key attractions eg Granada, Cordo… More

15 Sep 2014

5/5

"Fantastic, relaxing stay"

We had a fantastic week at Cortijo la Serena. Villa is lovely and views over the valley are breathtaking. Wonderful evening walks through the olive groves. Donald and Kathryn are fabulous hosts. We'd wholeheartedly recommend a stay to our friends.

7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Paradise in Andalucia"

We have just returned from Cortijo La Serena, having spent a week there with family. Donald and Kathryn (the owners) were the most perfect hosts and went out of their way to make us feel welcome (some of our party joined us at very short notice and D and K couldn't have been more accommodating). The house is very comfortable and is beautifully decorated with lots of character and lovely touches which make it a unique place to stay. The extensive grounds and gardens of the Cortijo are amazing with wonderful views towards the mountains and surrounding olive groves. So much thought has gone into planning the gardens with lovely places to sit and appreciate the beautiful scenery. There is even a Bedouin tent which is a gorgeous place to relax in and escape the midday heat or sip a cocktail or two! The infinity pool is really wonderful, again with great views out towards the mountains - a wonderful place to while away the afternoons. Cortijo La Serena is well placed to visit all the great sites of Andalucia, e.g. Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and the coast, etc.. However, on this holiday we really didn't want to go far as the Cortijo is such a great place to be. We would highly recommend Cortijo La Serena - one of the best places we have stayed in.

9 Aug 2014

5/5

"We had a great week at Cortijo la Serena"

Our aim for the holiday was to relax, get away from the stresses of our busy lives and spend time with our adult children. We achieved all these and had a great week at Cortijo la Serena.
The property is very comfortable, tastefully renovated. and set in fantastic grounds with subtle works of art spread throughout. The infinity pool is quite exotic.

Moving off the location, the property is in easy reach of the major towns of Malaga and Granada. The village of Archidona is 15 minute drive and has all amenities needed.
The owners Donald and Kathryn were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive in anyway. We all enjoyed our stay and are already thinking about a repeat next year

7 Aug 2014

5/5

"A fine holiday spot."

What a fantastic house and the owners so welcoming. The gardens and pool area beautifully kept and the house interiors particularly well finished and dressed. Already trying to pin down dates for a return visit next july!

28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Fantastic villa in a great location with lovely owners."

This villa is absolutely lovely and set in stunning surroundings. The views from the infinity pool of nearby mountains and olive groves are what your hard earned Summer holidays are all about. The villa is very well appointed and the owners are on hand if you have any questions or need help with anything. However, they were never intrusive and we felt that we had the villa and grounds to ourselves.
The villa is well placed for exploring Andalucia with Malaga, Granada and Seville accessible. Nearby Archidona and Antequera are very pleasant towns which offer some great restaurant options and should not be overlooked in the rush to head further afield.
In summary it's a great villa, in a great location with really helpful and lovely hosts!

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful and relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings"

Cortijo La Serena totally exceeded our expectations and feel the farmhouse is a haven away from the stresses of everyday life back in the UK. We totally unwound in the beautiful garden and pool area,… More

Dear Tracy,

Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot to us and are very happy you came back home relaxed and refreshed. We hope you will come back with your family to visit the Cortijo in a not so distant future, all the very best, Kathryn

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