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Cortijo el Terral
3 Bedroom Secluded Cortijo with Private Pool & Gardens near Riogordo, Andalucia, Spain
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Interior Dining By the pool Bedroom
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3 Bedroom Secluded Cortijo with Private Pool & Gardens near Riogordo, Andalucia, Spain

Riogordo, Andalucia, Spain, Europe
Price: From £240 per night Minimum stay 7 nights
Bedrooms: 3 Guests: 5
One Off Places rating: 25 reviews (25 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Houses / Villas
Property Setting
  • Mountainous
  • Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
Interior Facilities
  • Baby Equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Beach nearby
  • Courses Available
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Therapies
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Ideal for honeymoons
One-Off Feature

Our beautiful Cortijo is over two hundred years old and lovingly renovated in the authentic Andalucian style - a home where you can unwind and relax. Traditional heavy doors, wooden shutters, handmade tiled floors and beamed ceilings throughout are part of the unique character and charm of this spacious and special hideaway retreat.  Sleeping up to four adults and one baby / child, it's a wonderful holiday hideaway. VTAR/MA/01154 & Energy Cert.

General Info

The Cortijo is five minutes' drive down the main road from the pretty white washed pueblo of Riogordo. This village is typically Andalucian with its narrow winding streets and small tapas bars. There is a selection of small shops including a mini market which sells freshly baked bread every day, a pharmacy, two butchers, a fishmonger, a weekly market, a shop for stamps, a Post Office and two banks. The 24 hour Health Centre is situated in the next village of Colmenar. A drive past the turquoise lake of Vinuela brings you to the town of Velez Malaga (20 minutes). Here there is a new shopping complex El Ingenio which is open all day and evening. South of the town there is the water park Aquavelis (open June-September). Horseriding, tennis, board sailing and mountain biking are all available locally near Periana. The weekly markets of the local towns are listed in the Cortijo.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Take seaside and mountain walks, play golf, sail, try scuba diving, water skiing, cycling, tennis, hang gliding, board sailing. Go horse riding in the countryside or on the beach, go on a jet ski, experience the fun water sports, fishing in the lake or the sea, go-karting, a day in the aqua park and shopping in El Ingenio. Try snorkelling to see amazing coloured fish and go swimming in the coves, enjoy bird watching, the flora and fauna, drawing and painting and yoga. Explore the caves at Nerja or go to a music concert in Malaga. Try visiting the ski resort, skiing and snowboarding in the winter months. There are large and small resorts to visit on the coast, as well as Selwo Aventura animal park, the Crocodile park, Andalucian horse shows and Dolphin World. Visit the Alpujarras and El Chorro areas. Take day trips to Gibralter, Seville and Carmona, Cordoba, Marbella, Granada and the Sierra Nevada, Ronda, Malaga and even Morocco!

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Once you have booked, we will send you full instructions for reaching the Cortijo. There are signs to the Cortijo on the main road and prompts until you reach the drive!

Nearest Airport:
Malaga 30kms

Nearest Train Station:
Malaga 30kms

Nearest Bus Stop:
Riogordo 4kms for Malaga/ bus stop also on main rd

Nearest Ferry:
Malaga/Santander 30kms/751kms

Nearest Restaurant:
Bar Ortega 1km/Bar Veleta 4kms/then endless choice

Nearest Beach:
Torre del Mar 20kms passing Lake Vinuela

Nearest Shop:
Riogordo 4kms

Nearest Market:
Riogordo 4kms/Torre del Mar 20kms

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The Cortijo has one king, one super king and a further bedroom with two single bedrooms (best suited for children as one is reduced length). Plus a cot if required. The upper bedroom leads on to an open terrace with table and chairs. The maximum group size is four adults and one baby/child (a cot can be hired locally if required). The king and super king are large and both en-suite with tv’s and video enabled, the single has a wrought-iron washbasin. There is a huge separate bathroom. The living area has Freesat television and Netflix, Alexa Amazon for music and board games. There is an extensive choice of reading books. There is a dining area for 6 around a large antique table. The kitchenette includes dishwasher, hob, oven with grill, washing machine, fridge, microwave, iron and board, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. There is an office which has a large fridge freezer and the plug in Internet but there is WiFi throughout the Cortijo. Our Cortijo is a home and is very comfortable - we hope our personal touches will make you feel relaxed from the very first day of your holiday.

Exterior Details
The Cortijo is set within three and a half acres of land and the gardens are stunning and extensive with the smell of orange blossom, jasmine  and Dama de Noche in the air. Enjoy the fresh figs, almonds, grapes, pomegranates, oranges and lemons at different times throughout the year. There is a pergola covered dining area opposite the barbecue, another external eating area at the back which is wonderful in the evening  to watch the sunsets. There are panoramic mountain and countryside views of olive and almond trees and to the mountain top village of Comares with a WOW factor! The large secluded swimming pool sits naturally in the landscape of the garden and here you will find many different areas to sit and watch the stunning bird life, listen to the goat bells in the distance and enjoy the views of the pueblos blancos (white villages). The colours are vibrant, the scenery spectacular. The private pool has built in steps for easy access and is an even depth throughout for your safety.’

Further Details
La Axarquia area is a designated area of outstanding beauty surrounded by National parks on the mountains of the Sierra Nevada near Granada, a well kept secret between the Mediterranean and the Sierras. The area is beautiful any time of the year - in Spring the almond blossom makes a pink rash across the countryside, in sizzling Summer there are festivals and beach fun, in the Autumn there are places to explore and in Winter there is the Spanish Christmas, skiing and snow on the mountains. All year the bird life is amazing. As you walk in the countryside, the different smells of wild fennel, lavender and thyme fill the air. The goats come to graze nearby and you can hear their bells. You can visit the Flamingo Lake not far away. Children love the Wolf Park where you can take a picnic or head further afield to the Marine Park and the Biopark. There is an Aqua Park on the way to the coast. Everyone delights in the rock formations at El Torcal - it has spectacular scenery and you can watch the Griffon Vultures flying. Outdoor pursuits (tennis, horse riding, mountain biking etc) are available 3kms away at the local Villa Turistica. You can even go quad biking locally or learn to snorkel.  

Conditions of Rental
For conditions of your holiday rental (one week upwards), booking forms and any further enquiries please contact the owners and they will respond straight away. The design of the Cortijo is not suitable sadly for wheelchair users inside but is fine for disabled walkers who can manage a few steps. There is a folder in the Cortijo with full information about shopping, suggestions of places to visit, beaches and restaurants with directions. Please do ask if there is anything you would like to know about the facilities and the area.  The owners live on site though the cortijo is totally secluded and guests have exclusive use of the pool.

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