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.
From the moment you step through the large wooden gates and double farmhouse doors of Villa Casanova, it’ll be clear that this renovated olive mill is the cream of the crop. Like to get up and at ’em? Well, the tennis court is at your disposal for some friendly competition. Or if you prefer the comfort of the couch, the home cinema is the perfect place to kick back. The self-designated chef of your group will also be in their element cooking up storms using delicious local produce in the well-equipped kitchen. No matter what you get up to, nothing will beat getting together in the evening to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
Prices from: £33pppn
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.
Prices from: £176pppn
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,
Prices from: £85pppn
4. El Cortijo
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.
Prices from: £85pppn
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.
Prices from: £79pppn
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.