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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 11
El Rancho - a luxury holiday retreat, set in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, surrounded by 4 acres of private organic olive groves, with vast views of pine clad mountains. It is a small Organic olive farm with its own private equestrian facilities and full size dressage arena, offers 3 exclusive self catering cottages El Alter Real (2 bedroom cottage ref - 5257247), El Pasa Fina (2 bedroom cottage, Ref - 62274) & El Hispano ( I bedroom Cottage/Studio, Ref - 62275).
The cottages have been beautifully designed and constructed to the highest standard with extensive use of handmade ladrious tiles, granite work surfaces and authentic beamed ceilings. Both cottages feature modern bathrooms and kitchens.
At El Rancho you will receive a warm welcome from your friendly hosts Jacque and Garret, where the accent is placed firmly on the "Better things in life". Guests come for the sheer tranquility, the amazing off road horse riding and the exclusive house party atmosphere.
Whether you simply want to relax by the pool or relax in the heated Jacuzzi with a glass of fine Rioja or teck through the Andalician mountains on horseback you will have an experience to remember.
The cottages are both centred around landscaped gardens and terraces with a heated Jacuzzi and 2 swimming pools, one being over 80sq metres. Both cottages have private dining and sunbathing terraces and have been individually designed and lovingly furnished in a typically Andalucian style, to the highest standards.
An ideal retreat for couples and families of all ages, seeking a relaxing holiday. Ideally located for sightseeing, (Alhambra Palace, Ronda, Seville) and yet only 40 mins from the beaches of the Costa del Sol, 20 mins from the lakes of Iznajar. The traditional village of Villanueva del Trabuco with its numerous tapas bars and restaurants is just 5 minutes away.
• Bedroom 1 - The Master bedroom consists of 1 king size bed, complete with chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, ceiling fan and luxury en-suite bathroom with granite vanity unit and heated towel rail.
• Bedroom 2, consists of 2 single beds complete with Mexican bedsid cabinet, fitted wardrobe, ceiling fan and luxury en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail.
• Both en-suite bathrooms are fully tiled and have granite vanity units with inset basin, shower cubicle and W.C.
• Fully fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, full size fridge freezer, Electric fan assisted oven and automatic gas hob and microvave. The kitchen is fully equipped and contains all cooking utensils and quality glassware for making your holiday complete
• Lounge/dining area, fully furnished with comfortable corner sofa and authentic Mexican dining chairs set around a bespoke dining table with hand made ladrious tiles, complete with tiled top, seats four people. There is also a TV/DVD player, ipod speaker and ceiling fan
• Private terrace with built in gas barbecue and outside kitchen area complete with quality wooden dining furniture, large parasol, cushions and sun loungers. also private sun terrace with 360 degree views.
• Extensive welcome pack upon arrival, including wine
There is a five seater heated jacuzzi and 2 landscaped pools, the largest is over 80sqm (12.5x6.5m) and is fully illuminated in the evening, ideal for that late evening dip on those balmy summer evenings. The shallow end features Roman steps and the deep end is over 3 metres deep. The pools are constantly cleaned and monitored with the chlorine and PH levels maintained daily.
The terraces around the pools feature an abundance of sun loungers and parasols and everywhere you look there are planters full of flowers giving an array of colour throughout the year. The landscaped terraces provide an ideal place to relax and soak up the summer sunshine. We also offer guests the opportunity to ride our horses accompanied through the countryside.
The scenery here, really is second to none, and one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning countryside, is just like they have done for centuries, upon horse back. We use various trails throughout the mountains and vary the routes according to guests individual requirements.
We also have a small park for younger ones featuring swings, climbing ropes,an ideal area to keep the little ones entertained.
All our bedrooms are furnished with top quality bed linen and fully washable non allergy pillows, we also supply duvets for cooler months. In order to maintain our high cleanliness standards all our mattresses are turned and vacuum cleaned on a regular basis.
We also offer a full size cot and cot linen, complete with cot bumpers. Cot bumper and mattress protectors are washed weekly between guests.
We supply all bed linnen and towels for the apartment, these are changed weekly, we also supply towels for the swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Please note we do not object to people smoking on the terraces, but we ask guests refrain from smoking inside the cottage.
Change Over Day
During the summer our changeover day is a Saturday, after 4pm if possible, this allows time to prepare your accommodation to the highest standard. Out of peak season we are flexible and will consider other arrival days to suit individual needs.
Bookingscan be made either by telephone or email. We require 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. We accept payments by electronic balance transfer to our English bank account or in Euros to our Spanish bank account. For further information or any queries, please see our website, or send us an email. If you prefer to give us a call please do not hesitate, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Malaga, El Palo 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga or Granada 45 km, Nearest railway: Salinas 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details outdoors|
The cottages are both beautifully designed, constructed, and centred around landscaped gardens and terraces with a 70 square metre swimming pool. Both cottages also have their own private dining and sunbathing terraces and have been individually designed and lovingly furnished in a typically Andalucian and authentic Mexican style to the highest standards.
The Andalucia region
The numerous sandy beaches and sea food restaurants of the Costa Del Sol can be reached in as little time as 40 minutes, El Palo, has many chiringito's, and the famous fish Restaurant "El Tintero" is a favourite with the Spanish locals. There are also several water parks on the Coast and Tivoli fun Park in Benalmadena. The lakeside beaches of Lake Iznajar are only 20 minutes away, and has child friendly sandy beaches. There is also a beachside chiringito (bar/restaurant) for snacks and refreshments.
The newly appointed and challanging Golf course of Antequera, is only 25 minutes away. The course consists of 18 holes par 72 with 10 lakes and amazing views over El Torcal. A great course with a good club house serving excellent food. There are also numerous courses on the coast.
The Sierra Nevada is just over 1.25 hours drive away. The season usually starts in December and can go right through till April. Well worth a visit in the winter and has over 80 km of runs. Features some great tapas bars for apre ski!
"We regularly patronise this resort as it manages to cater for all levels and abilities and contains some great little restaurants and tapas bars"
At "El Rancho" our passion in life are our horses, these are our own personal horses - our extended family. Our horses are all loved and cared for, regularly exercised and given only the best feed and supplements. Yes, they are thoroughly spoilt, however this is only reflected in their good manners and well being. All our horses have received BHS schooling. During the summer our horses graze naturally through the olive groves. If you would like to participate in trail riding whilst you are staying with us, we are more than happy to discuss your riding requirements. The trails, vary between tracks through the valleys amongst the olive groves to pathways through the pine clad mountains, all our routes are varied, depending on the ability of the rider, however all our routes provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Jacque always likes to give our younger clients a riding appraisal in one of our turn out corrals, before venturing into the mountains for the first time.
Villanueva Del Trabuco
The "Peublo Blanco" village of Villanueva del Trabuco is 3km from El Rancho, a pleasant stroll in the Spring and Autumn, with a couple of restaurants/bars on route. Close by are the historical towns of Antequera and Archidona, Antequera was originally established during the Roman times and is steeped in interesting architecture, it is well worth a visit to see the historic bull ring, traditional restaurants and street cafes. Antequera also has some great fashion boutiques
The traditional village of Villanueva del Trabuco, contains a variety of authentic tapas bars and restaurants, offering a wide variety of different cuisines. In the village you will find many different shops, from small supermarkets to gift shops to womens boutiques. There is also a daily indoor market selling fresh produce, fruit and veg, fresh fish and meat. Trabuco has a beautiful new central plaza with numerous bars and cafes centred around a fountain, an ideal place to take a coffee or a glass of wine and watch the locals go by.
Trabuco has many fiestas throught the year where you can see on first hand the "Real Spain" with the women all dressed in their traditional dresses and the men on their Andalucian horses, bands playing in the plaza and everyone having a great time. The Fiestas are a major part of life in the Andalucain counrtyside and eveyone joins in, from the smallest baby to the oldest grandparent.
Other places of interest include the famous Alhambra Palace at Granada, an absolute must, there are also the famous historic towns of Ronda, Sevilla and Cordoba. All worthy of a visit.
At El Rancho we are also able to arrange for our guests a variety of other activities, including off road trail biking, complete with personnal tour guide, scuba diving and golf. The local area is a haven for bird watchers, painters, walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and photographers.
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