Cortijo la Serena
Finca | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Yes, smoking allowed|
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|
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.
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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5 Mar 2014
We had a wonderful stay in La Serena. The house feels like home with the cozy kitchen en stylish bedrooms. The surroundings are terrific. You can walk for hours directly out of the house. The owners l… More
2 Mar 2014
"Breathtaking Views, Excellent Location for exploring andalucia"
We were lucky to have found this property when we took an early holiday in January, the house is in a wonderful location, in the countryside, but it is an easy drive, and the views from the house are … More
31 Oct 2013
"Nice, pretty silent location for cultural vacation in the triang"
This location is very much recommended, if you would like to calm down and enjoy the culture of andalusia. You are within 10 min at the highway and a lot of important sightseeing topics are only betwe… More
Just a point of clarification.
A shortcut brings the first grocery shop at under 3 km and all amenities are to be found in both villages of Villanueva del Rosario and Villanueva del Trabuco which are 6 km away, the small town of Archidona is a mere 8 km away. The villa destined for our guests is totally seperate from the owners accomodation but backs on to it.
26 Sep 2013
"Great villa for a relaxing week in the andalucian countryside"
We had a great week at the villa with our family and young baby. Donald and Kathryn were superb hosts who looked after us from our late arrival - including lovely tortilla and tapas - to helping us wi… More
12 Sep 2013
We had such a lovely, relaxing stay in this villa. The pool and it's expansive view is beautiful. There is everything you need here, however the cost and pretty towns are also nearby.Kathryn and … More
5 Sep 2013
"Lazy days for the whole family"
We had a wonderful two week break in this beautiful home in andalucia.Looking for a relaxing time in the sun, with 2 toddlers and 2 teenagers the Cortijo fitted the bill fantastically. The property i… More
2 Aug 2013
"Perfect family holiday in andalucia"
The villa exceeded our expectations in every way. The standard of the accommodation is excellent. The villa has the attraction of old world Spain with the convenience of a recent but sympathetic resto… More
14 Jul 2013
"Beautiful stylish villa in andalusia"
We had a great three weeks in this beautifully appointed cortijo. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The house was beautifully furnished and had bags of characte… More
3 Jun 2013
"A house with loads of character set in beautiful countryside wit"
This house has been lovingly restored by the owners Donald and Kathryn, who live nearby. They made us feel really welcome upon our arrival and were always on hand if needed with tips on places to vis… More
21 May 2013
Wir waren nun zum 3. Mal in andalusien in diesem wunderschönen und besonderen Haus. Es ist mit so viel Liebe eingerichtet und es fehlt an nichts. wir können dieses Haus nur wärmstens weiterempfehle… More
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