2 Bedroom Secluded Cottage in Spain, Andalucia, Ronda area, Cortes de la Frontera
- Baby Equipment
- Log Fire
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
La Casa del Arriero is a secluded cottage in the Andalucian village of Cortes de la Frontera, set in magnificent walking country. Once the old muleteer`s house where he lived with his wife and ten children, it has now been extensively renovated into a deeply romantic and comfortable hideaway.
Downstairs is an open plan kitchen/ dining room with a washing machine and a good sized fridge. This leads into a very comfortable sitting room with 2 sofas, lots of books and games, and a wood burner for those chilly winter evenings. Beyond the living room there is a downstairs bedroom for children (used to be the mule stable!) and beyond that a bathroom (used to be the pig shed!) with a shower. You can also enjoy secluded " al fresco" dining in the plant-filled back patio. Upstairs is a huge and beautiful bedroom with a big double bed where you can lie in the mornings with the sun streaming through the French windows and look out over the church spire and terracota rooftops. There is a large en-suite bathroom with a tub, and leading off the bedroom is a fabulous sun terrace with sweeping views up and down the valley.
We lived in the Cortes valley for 12 years and did a lot of traveling around Andalucia during this time, so we can honestly say we never found another area with more dramatic or varied scenery as what you find around Cortes. Every valley is so different from the next and within an hour
The nearest airports to this cottage in Andalucia are Malaga, Seville and Gibraltar (all 2 hours) or Jerez ( 1 1/2 hours) We recommend hiring a car as public transport a bit thin around there! Directions to the cottage are given on making a reservation.
Malaga 150 km
Nearest Train Station:
Estacion de Cortes 4km
Nearest Bus Stop:
In village 1km
Algeciras 120 km
Several in town
1 hour Mediterranean, 2 hours Atlantic
Several in town
Sadly the covered market is currently closed
Ours is not an extravagant property and for that reason we have kept the technology to a minimum. There is internet access in the village, but no TV as we feel part of being on holiday is disconnecting and making time for reading good books.
The back patio is ideal for the hot summer months as it stays in the shade for most of the day. It also has a nicely tucked away feeling. The sun terrace upstairs has a parasol and sun loungers (of course) and also a small table with a couple of chairs where you can enjoy breakfast/ sun downers/ card games etc.......Although there is no pool at the cottage there are 3 huge and lovely pools within a 10 minute radius, as well as some sensational spots for fresh-water "wild" swimming.From our cottage in Cortes you have access to no less than 4 different lakes and rivers within a 45 minute drive of the village. More information on these on request.
We are real foodies and as a result we like to ensure that our clients have the best "gastro" experience that the highlands of Ronda can offer. Before you depart we send you a beautiful folder of information packed with top tips on how to eat like Kings (and Queens!) during your stay. We tell you what produce is in season at which time of the year, best meat cuts to buy, which fish is farmed, food you can pick from the wild, what to order from the bar and how etc etc. In the cottage you will find an extensive list of best local eateries, all tried and tested by ourselves of course, as well as our favourite restaurants in Ronda. In the folder we also include our own suggestions and guidelines on buying wines, and the good news on that front is that Ronda is rapidly re-emerging as another interesting wine-producing region of Spain. There are now around 20 vineyards that can be visited in the Ronda area, more information on our recommendations on this on request.
Conditions of Rental
30% deposit to secure the booking with balance in full due 8 weeks before departure.