Antequera holiday finca rental, Archidona with private pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Stunning hispano moorisch rustic retreat, max. 6

from £101 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

57 reviews

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infinity pool with a stunning view

Finca / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 323323

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Finca / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • 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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Isnajar or Malaga, skying in Sierra Nevada, 1h30 away 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga, only 40 min. away 60 km, Nearest railway: Malaga or Antequera Santa Anna 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
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
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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11 Oct 2015


"Wonderful hosts and a fantastic property"

Kathryn and Donald were perfect. Our privacy was strictly respected, but they were always available to provide assistance or advice on Andalusia. The villa was spotless, comfortable, and beautifullly decorated. The exterior was also spectacular. Gardens, trails, and art. The infinity pool had a very nice view, but it was a little cool for swimming in October. A car is mandatory here as the location is a little remote. We used the villa as a base for trips to Cordoba, Malaga, Granada, Antequera, Torcal, Iznajar, etc. We usually had an afternoon meal at our destination and did homemade tapas in the evening at the villa accompanied by lagre quantities of beer, wine and port. I have run out of superlatives and do not wish to get out the thesaurus.I have already recommended this property to several friends. Many thanks to Donald and Kathryn

21 Aug 2015


""Everything you can imagine is real..." (Picasso)"

Imagine a place where everything you can imagine is real... Only exists in Picasso's imagination you say? That's what we thought... until we found this place. Pure beauty, peace and calm. Fantastic hideaway, be it as a couple seeking a love nest in solitude or be it as a family (as we were) playing around in the immense and wonderfully established grounds (couple of hectares), amazing swimming pool, breathtaking views,... One of our fondest memories is the perfect heaven of stars in the evening/night, when spotting a falling star is like childsplay. Kathryn and Donald, the owners are darlings. Wonderful people, always helpful and there if you need them, but always keeping themselves to themselves, guaranteeing your privacy. We had a fantastic stay there and, need it said, I cannot recommend this place highly enough...

21 Jul 2015


"Genieten van rust en natuur in het hart van Andalusië"

Cortijo la Serena was voor ons de ideale combinatie om te genieten van de zon, rust en de natuur van het platteland en de cultuur die steden als Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Antequera en het dichtbijgelegen Archidona te bieden hebben. Als je dan nog hartelijk onthaald wordt door de gastvrouw en -heer is het helemaal af! Super locatie

7 Jul 2015


"Total tranquillity in a beautiful setting"

What makes this property so special for me is the peace and quiet, the space of the grounds, the truly beautiful house, and the wonderful owners who go to so much trouble to ensure their guests are happy without being at all intrusive (a rare skill).

4 Jul 2015


"Lovely hilltop situation in exquisite surroundings"

The superb accommodation lacks for nothing, and Donald and Kathryn are the most hospitable hosts one could ever wish to meet. We only stayed for a week but should have stayed for a month.

22 Jun 2015


"Peace and Quiet"

Just what we were looking for, lovely surroundings, the property is comfortable and cared for, Peace and Quiet is what we were looking for and that is what we got. Donald and Kathryn are lovely, helpful and unobtrusive.

18 Jun 2015


"This was a very special place."

This was our second stay at Cortijo la Serena. We have enjoyed it even more on this second visit. Our hosts Kathryn and Donald were so welcoming and always on hand to answer questions about where to go and what to do. The weather was perfect. The garden looked magnificent. We mainly went golfing at Antequera and exploring the restaurants in Archidina. We will be back.

18 Jun 2015


"What a Place!"

I do not normally write reviews, but I needed to for Cortijo Serena, as it is just such a beautiful house with fantastic gardens with the perfect hosts. The pictures on the site do not do this place justice, you have to see it in the flesh to appreciate. Owners Catherine and Donald, really do make you feel special; they have a wealth of local knowledge, keep the rental house in tip-top condition, and leave you to enjoy the house, gardens and spectacular pool. There are golf courses, lakes, mountains and classic Spanish market towns all in the local area; not to mention Granada, The coast and Seville all within an easy drive. Rural Andalucia is a favourite holiday spot for me, I worry I will not find somewhere else within this budget that could be any better, never mind I'll just keep going back to Cortijo Serena!

9 Jun 2015


"Stunning and serene!"

We stayed at the perfectly named La Serena in April in a family group. The property is just wonderful, so very pretty. The surrounding area beautiful. The location is perfect for exploring Andalucia - 2 hours to Seville, 1 hour to Granada, 1 hr 20 mins to Cordoba & 20 mins to Antequera (not that well known but a lovely town steeped in history). An easy 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport & you arrive in the 'real Spain'. Peaceful, quiet & wonderful scenery. The property is very well proportioned & every thing you could wish for is available. Kathryn & Donald couldn't be more helpful - they are very knowledgeable too & gave us some great recommendations for visits and eating. The pool is fabulous and our very favourite thing was the Moroccan tent - awesome for early evening chillout with a glass of something nice - a perfect place to reflect on the wonderful day you've just enjoyed. We will be back!

20 Oct 2014


"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.

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