The images of seductive flamenco, moreish tapas, sherry (by the bottles) and architectural motifs all derive from Andalucia. And yet, many travellers write off the South of Spain – but little do they know the magnitude of that mistake. You see, Andalucia is a million miles away from the ‘Brits Abroad’ culture found in many Spanish islands, and in return is the rich architecture, unimaginable Roman ruins, golden sands and unforgettable locals. Thankfully, you can experience our love for the region by staying in one of our villas in Andalucia



1. Oleandro Tent

Oleandro Tent - Oliver's Travels

Oleandro Tent – Oliver’s Travels

Camping purists may sneer but glamping is here to stay, so if you’re looking to turn up the heat, look no further than Oleandro Tent. The bamboo tent is incredibly beautiful, incomparably suited to wild-hearted couples in pursuit of their next escape. Lift the lid on romance by ensuring your evenings are spent sipping a fine wine whilst bathing in your private outdoor bath under the stars – if that isn’t decadent, we don’t know what is. And better still, you can even choose a scent for your arrival and upgrade to a bed and breakfast package which includes daily housekeeping, and a fully stocked mini-bar on arrival.

Sleeps: 2

Prices from: £176pppn

2. Cortijo Maria Camila

Cortijo Maria Camila - Oliver's Travels

Cortijo Maria Camila – Oliver’s Travels

If you’ve ever fancied living an idle, rustic life in the sun then Cortijo Maria Camila is the holiday home for you. This gorgeous farmstead provides all the modern luxury amenities, whilst still maintaining its southern architecture and charm. If you’re looking for something to take your holiday to the next level, you can call on a team of full-time staff for some r&r. From private chef services, daily housekeeping, guided excursions, and on-site spa treatments – no task is big enough! Guests can while away the days doing absolutely nothing, 

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £85pppn

3. El Cortijo

El Cortijo - Oliver's Travels

El Cortijo – Oliver’s Travels

Snuggled in the heart of the Andalucian hills, El Cortijo is one of our best-kept secrets. Though recently restored, the villas wonderful character has remained in tact, making it a great base to enjoy the best of Southern Spain. The outdoor area is immaculate – with a pool, shower and dining facilities, it’ll be impossible to tear yourself away.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £85pppn

4. Blanco De Caza

Blanco De Caza - Oliver's Travels villas in Andalucia

Blanco De Caza – Oliver’s Travels

If you’re looking for views to boot, Blanco De Caza is a superb choice. Exhibiting boho chic, marble finishings, and eccentric art-deco – it all marries perfectly together. The inside is a delight, but the outdoor space just pips it to the post. The pool is spectacular and the panoramas of the Mediterranea Sea are impossible to match. 

Sleeps: 6

Prices from: £79pppn

5. Villa Chepita

Villa Chepita

Finished in 2017, this-one-of-a-kind property boasts a magnificent view over the turquoise, artificial lake Viñuela, surrounded by the tranquility of a mountain range. All the living spaces are spread over one floor – ideal for families with children – while a fabulous double-sided fireplace sits between the kitchen and living room, providing a homely sense of warmth to the space.

However, out on the terrace is where the real magic happens! The panoramic views can be enjoyed from your private pool, hammock, wooden sun loungers or built-in outdoor sofa! A dining table can also be found on the covered terrace, next to the Green Egg Barbecue. If you don’t fancy cooking, just a short drive down a winding, hilly road, the charming village of Canillas de Aceituno boasts a selection of local eateries and shops.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £39pppn

If that’s left you wanting another slice of Southern Spain, take a look at even more beautiful villas – with 100+ on offer, you can’t go wrong. 

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