El Cortijo de los Olivos
House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Historic and unique, this award winning 16th Century Spanish cortijo is perfect for those looking for a holiday home with the “wow” factor. Built behind fortified walls on old ruins, this stunning property offers guests an opportunity to stay in a building that is part of Andalucian history. The country estate has been meticulously restored and renovated to the highest standard, whilst retaining the utmost respect for its original features, leading it to win a coveted EU/Europa Nostra award for the conservation of cultural heritage. Set within 34 acres of private grounds, the house is arranged around two connected courtyards and offers guests a high level of privacy in one of the region's most sought-after areas. With space to sleep up to 18 guests, each en-suite bedroom has been individually designed in keeping with the rest of the house and showcases the perfect fusion between the old and the new, the classic and the contemporary.
There has been no expense spared in the renovation and decoration of the living areas, with a beamed great hall, stunning open-plan living and dining area, and impressive banquet hall that seats up to thirty people. The eye for detail is what really sets this house apart, with original beams, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and original art frescos on the walls. The villa has been brought into the 21st Century with a modern swimming pool and patio area, billiard room and in-house cinema. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything guests may need during their stay while still retaining its rustic feel. The entire property has an emphasis on space, luxurious comfort and classic Andalucian style.
The villa is situated just thirty minutes north of the historic city of Ronda, and just outside two different classic while Andalucian villages, which provide all the services and amenities that guests may need during their stay. Three different mountain ranges are within easy reach, and two different national parks are nearby, making it ideal for nature lovers. The cities of Seville, Cordoba and Jerez make wonderful day-trips, as does the Mediterranean coast which can be reached in an hour and a half by car- a drive through fantastic mountain scenery. This 16th Century Spanish cortijo, beautifully restored to the very highest standard and offering modern comforts and conveniences in an historical setting, offers guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in history during their time in Spain.
Accommodation and Facilities
House in two connected courtyards. Two levels: 3250m2. The main sitting room with impressive vaulted ceilings has a large fire place. From this area there is direct access to the patio with fountain. On the first floor the main dining room (the banquet hall) can seat up to thirty people at two large oak tables. There is also a smaller dining room next to the Banquet Hall that offers additional seating for up to 8 people. The property has two fully equipped kitchens. In addition, there is another small kitchen in the service apartment as well. Stairs to the first floor lead to all nine double bedrooms.
The bedrooms are furnished with hand-made oak four poster beds and Egyptian percale cotton sheets; all with en-suite bathrooms. The main bedroom is divided into two levels and features a private sitting room and two bathrooms. In terms of entertainment, the property has a small gym equipped with several exercise machines and a billiard room containing a full-size snooker table. The 14 seat cinema room features a satellite TV, DVD and a large collection of films. The guests can also enjoy the large private swimming pool (12 x 7m). Next to the swimming pool there is an outdoor seating area with a barbeque and a dining table for up to 12. The property has 14 hectares (approx. 30 acres) of grounds with many olive trees. There is also a chapel about 30m away.
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Internet, Pool, TV, DVD Player, Oven, Barbeque, Outdoor Furniture, Pool Table, Gymnasium.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 9 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (9)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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Calendar last updated:18 Sep 2014
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