El Cortijo

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6


Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

El Cortijo is set in the most luxurious fourteen acre garden, with an abundance of fruit trees and a horse paddock in the heart of the Andalusian hills.

The villa has been restored without getting rid of its wonderful character and features. With 6 en-suite bedrooms and a solar heated pool hidden away from the house, it is ideal for a family holiday. The pool has its own shower, bar and dining facilities just in case you feel like some Al fresco dining!

Ronda is the closest village and only ten minutes away. Jerez, Sevilla and Malaga are all about one and a half hours drive.

El Cortijo is a little piece of paradise. A place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of southern Spain and a base for adventures beyond. A luxury villa built with love and made for hospitality...

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • As it is so secluded the nearest party town is quite far away
  • The beach is around 50 Km away so you would need a car to get there

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

A family house with a very friendly feel, wonderfully furnished you'll feel right at home. Set in 14 acres of gardens and lawn and  paddock.

6 beautifully decorated rooms with en-suite, the master bathroom in the master bedroom is in between two windows so you can sit in the bath and stare right out onto the Andalusian hills!

Most bedrooms have 1 or 2 french windows leading onto balconies.

All bathrooms have marble floors and are fully equipped with towels.

The 7th bedroom is a large single

The dining room/ sitting room is open plan and leads onto a large fully equipped kitchen/utility room.


Touristic Registration Number: CR/MA/00898


About the surrounding area of El Cortijo
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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El Cortijo is in the heart of Andalucia, a five minute drive from Ronda, set on the top of a mountain range and divided by one of the worlds most impressive gorges.

With its staggering views, Ronda is the place to visit if you are wandering through Spain. Its surroundings are so romantic and its pace of life wonderfully slow.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malaga

(60 Km)

Nearest Train Station Ronda

(5 Km)

Nearest Village Arriate

(3 Km)

Nearest Town/City Ronda

(5 Km)

Nearest Restaurant El Meulle de Arriate

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub El Meulle de Arriate

(4 km)

Nearest Shop Mercadona

(5 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Mercadona

(5 Km)

Nearest Beach Marbella

(60 Km)

Nearest Tennis Club Ronda
Nearest Golf

(10 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • English speaking babysitter available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • English speaking babysitter available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- 2 x free cots and highchairs

- Cook/catering

- Maid service/extra cleaning

- Local day-trips or tours

- Airport pick-up/drop-off

- Babysitting service

- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500
Arrival time After 4 Pm
Departure time By 10 Am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay 7 nights

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022 £7,934
Sep 4th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £5,354
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 £4,279
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 £5,354
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 3rd 2023 £7,934
Sep 3rd 2023 - Feb 17th 2024 £5,354

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022 €8,833
Sep 4th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €5,961
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 €4,764
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 €5,961
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 3rd 2023 €8,833
Sep 3rd 2023 - Feb 17th 2024 €5,961

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022 $8,969
Sep 4th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $6,053
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 $4,837
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 $6,053
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 3rd 2023 $8,969
Sep 3rd 2023 - Feb 17th 2024 $6,053

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
11 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Rented it 12 years ago and just loved it, then 6 months later saw it in The Sunday Times Property Section ‘for sale’ …so we just HAD to buy it.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
The shaded/covered area by the pool and the sofas in the courtyard.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
MUST eat at El Muelle de Arriate ….. 3k away…best in Andalucia!

Really eat? 
Book one of our two cooks and have them prepare a meal (or meals) for you to eat at any one of our three outside eating areas.

Really see?
Walk across Ronda via the Roman Bridge and come up into Old Ronda via the ‘arab baths’.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Renata is our lovely fulltime House Manager …she lives 100 yards away on the other side of the track/lane…she can literally organise anything for you ….. pre-arrival shopping, yoga, golf, horse riding, tennis, guided walking tours, Alhambra, baby sitting, cookery lessons, flamenco dancers, et cetera ….. or just lie by the (solar heated) pool which is never less than 25C all year.



  • Great location & service

    Posted by Chris on 13/01/2022

    Beautiful Villa, very clean!! The Villa was beautiful, excellent chef, great communication with the property manager. Could not have been better!

  • Perfect

    Posted by Cassandra on 18/10/2019

    I AM 76 YEARS OLD. I have travelled alot... Neve have i seen the organization and the care that went into this trip... Always with a smile and happy to help out... Perfect

  • El Cortijo is beautful

    Posted by S.L. on 04/09/2019

    El Cortijo is beautiful and creative. We love the lavender walk and the planting of the pool garden. We had a wonderful and happy time – lots of laughter and too many bottles of wine

  • The house is just too nice!

    Posted by L.I. on 30/06/2019

    The house is just too nice…not like normal rental houses! Sometimes one hopes a holiday should be endless – a El Cortijo holiday is one of them – it is like Cinderella’s castle.

  • We can't wait to return

    Posted by M.L. on 29/04/2019

    Time spent at El Cortijo can bring out quite a range of emotions from the joy of being here to the sadness of departing. This was our second stay and our first during springtime – an absolutely beautiful and delightful period to appreciate the Andalucian countryside at its greenest. We can’t wait to return.

  • Staff wonderfully friendly and attentive!

    Posted by L.G. on 18/10/2018

    Our family has taken many vacations to a number of wonderful places throughout the world. Yet, Ronda in general, and El Cortijo in particular, now holds the number one spot in our minds and in our hearts! The house is such a beautiful well thought out place for a family to play and rest. The staff are wonderfully friendly and attentive. We can’t wait to come back!

  • The most blissful week

    Posted by M.J. on 22/08/2018

    You are the saviours of our honeymoon ‘dream’! We had the most blissful week here. A beautiful, clear white room and a huge and most comfortable bed. It was the most special week that we could possibly have had.

  • The best place we have ever stayed!

    Posted by R.T. on 14/06/2018

    This is the best place we have ever stayed – including Australia, England, France, Argentina, Morocco, Germany and the U.S.A. Renata and the team made this a truly wonderful holiday. Thank you!

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