Where the day´s are longer. Where you can chill without a pill. Soak up the silence. Andalucia Rural Retreat holiday ideal for walking, painting, photography or just sitting. All the activities of the coast 10 minutes away. Peace in the heart of Andalucía.
Situated near a river in a peaceful valley, once the home of the areas milling industry. Now, the few remaining mills have been converted into private residences and our nearest neighbours are the sheep, goats, game birds, and wild pigs that reside peacefully in this beautiful countryside.
Enjoying fabulous views towards the stunning white village of Casares and the surrounding landscape, the cottages are reached by a 1,5 km country lane. Only 10 minutes from the A7 motorway, 15 minutes from the coast and all the beautiful beaches, 35 minutes from Gibraltar, 45 minutes from Puerto Banus and Marbella, 1 hour from Malaga.
You will need a vehicle to reach the cottages and to truly enjoy all that the surrounding area has to offer.
Gaucin and Ronda are just a short drive further up the Crestellina mountain, along with the many white villages of the Genal Valley.
A large patio in front of the cottages provides sun-loungers, parasols and an Argentinian BBQ to make the most of the balmy nights and eat al fresco. A small sand Boules court is the ideal way to bring some gentle fun to ´cocktail hour´.
If you ask, we are there for you, willing to advise on where to eat, shop or play, or help with any emergency (fluent English & Spanish spoken)! But otherwise you are left in complete peace, although we do live on the property.
At only 100 meters from phase 29 and a short "walk" from the start of phase 28 of the 33 phases that make up the Gran Senda Málaga, you can not run out of hiking trails. The Gran Senda has over 650km´s of carefully marked routes that take you right around the province. Full details are here (URL HIDDEN)
Francisco moved down to southern Spain after serving in the Spanish military to start his own construction business. Starting out doing his apprenticeship as a plumber, then learning to be an electrician, before moving on, constantly augmenting his abilities in this profession, which clearly stood him in good stead when he & Tracey converted the old stables - doing all the work themselves. Sports bikes "were" his passion, having built his first ever motorbike from scrap parts when he was only 14 years-old and gone on to tour most of Spain at great speed in his spare time!
Tracey, although horses had been a life-long hobby, made her way in the catering industry as a restaurant owner, before moving to Spain in the late 1990´s with her then young daughter, where a few years later she met Francisco - the other half of her orange, as they say here! Having expanded her equine hobby to become a small business, Francisco soon learnt to ride a horse, instead of a metal steed, would be the way to her heart and they have trekked many trails together since ;)
Both love the outdoor life, competing in Endurance riding whenever they can. Francisco makes a mean paella (no really, we aren´t biased!) and Tracey´s homemade bread barely makes it from the oven to the table. They are busy, and you will see them around as they tend to their animals, but they wont be in your way - unless you need them. They love nothing more than a great BBQ when all the family is together, Tracey´s daughter and Francisco´s two sons and some good friends for company. Obviously fluent in Spanish and English you can be assured they will help with any problems you may have and resolve anything within their power to assure your holiday is the best ever.