About the property
- Farmhouse1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 double bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom.
The property is a typical Andalucian, turn of the century stone built farmhouse , tastefully converted by the owners David and Diana Worthy who in a 'former life' ran a very successful ceramics business - CRICH POTTERY , back in Derbyshire , England and are now turning their hands at being part time farmers tending to a small herd of Alpacas ( and other 4 legged friends ) which they keep here . The accommodation consists of a main Cortijo and small Casita which can be rented individually or both together.The Cortijo has 3 double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom , large living/dining area , open log fireplace and kitchen with all normal facilities including washing machine. It will sleep up to 7 persons.
The Casita consists of 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom incorporating walk in shower, split level living area with double Futon for extra sleeping and large kitchen/dining room. It will accommodate up to 4 persons.
Both houses have satellite TV plus DVD/VHS and WiFi internet access. They have large, private, patio areas with lots of outdoor seating, BBQ etc and private swimming pool (7x 4 m). For the winter months the Cortijo has central heating radiators and the Casita portable gas heaters ( extra charge ).
Please note guests renting the Cortijo can reserve the whole property for a small extra cost depending on season ( please ask )
We invite you to come and stay with us on our small farm, where we have created , in this privileged environment, what we feel to be an ideal rural retreat. With stunning views to the Mediterranean coast and the surrounding sierras, this is the perfect location for anyone wishing to experience the real Spain. Enjoy the many wonderful animals we have here - alpacas, donkeys, peafowl, hens, turkeys, cats and dogs. You may not want to venture out but if you do there are numerous opportunities in the area for all kinds of outdoor activities such as cycling (mountain bike & road) walking, rock climbing, horse riding and bird watching. The ancient town of Antequera is only 25 min drive away, plus you are ideally situated to make day trips to the historical cities of Granada (1.5 h drive), Cordoba (2 h), Seville (2 h). Plenty to do and see, with the city of Malaga and all the attractions of the Costa del Sol only a short drive away (40 min) should you wish for it.
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About David Worthy
David & Diana came to live in Spain in 2005 after working together for 30+ years running Crich Pottery in Derbyshire. Looking for a new challenge they discovered Cortijo la solana and decided to make it their new home .
David Worthy purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
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Wonderful Mountain get-a-way in a cosy and beautifully decorated converted barn
We spent a wonderful 7 night stay in the Casita, next to the bigger farmhouse where David and his wife Diana live. The casita is beautifully decorated - many items are handmade by David and Diana - and the many windows allow for a lot of natural light to come in. The kitchen is very well equipped. Even though the weather was cooler and a bit wetter than anticipated (it was a very unusually cool March for the area) David and Diana ensured that we were warm by supplying us with extra heaters! The pool looks wonderful but we did not get the chance to try it - maybe next time!! The animals are a great addition to this setting where one can just be and enjoy peace and quiet in the country, high in the mountains, not too far from the impressive "El Torcal". A perfect place for nature lovers as there are plenty of short and long hikes to be had right from the Casita. Thank you David and Diana for sharing your little spot of Paradise with us! Hilde and Peter from BC, Canada
BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION
AT 760 METRES, YOU LOOK OVER 1000,S OF ACRES OF LAND, HILLS, VALLEYS, STREAMS, OUTCROPS AND SUMMITS. YOU WILL ALSO ENJOY THE ANIMALS, AND APPRECIATE THE TRADIONAL YET STYLISH COTTAGE. MEMORABLE.
We have just enjoyed a lovely few days at the casita using it as a base to visit Córdoba, Antequerra and a few other pueblos.
The casita has everything you need and the views are absolutely amazing! We were visited by the dogs, cats and peacocks regularly and there are also donkeys and alpacas there
Thank you so much David and Diana, we had a memorable time and hope to visit again in the future
Nicole & Alan
A beautiful place to stay with amazing views and excellent accommodation
Really enjoyed our stay at the Casita. It was spotlessly clean and felt very homely with lots of books, music and DVD, s to choose from. The scenery was stunning and best of all, for us, was the opportunity to meet and cuddle the animals. The kitchen had everything you could wish for even down to ice cube bags. David and Diana are really nice people who left you with your own space but were there if you needed them. I would definitely recommend this place and would come back again.
We couldn't resist...
We couldn't resist to come back a thirth time end of May-beginning June. And we will be back once more later this year.
We need the calm and the peace of this little paradise.
The property is very clean and well-maintained. The animals are a joy to have arround us.
I could recommend this property to friends but I want to keep this secret ;-) :-)
Thanks Marc and Lucrece , it's always a pleasure to have you with us . Look forward to seeing you in September.
For the second time we spend a wonderfull time in La Casita. Thank you David for the vegetables (aubergines, tomatoes in all kind of coulors, ognions, butternut pumpkin, ...). I made some wonderfull stews with it.
The property is wellmaintained and we sure recommend this place to friends and relatives. Antiquera is the closest city. Worth to visit and to spend some time in it. This time we visited Granada once more, Cordoba, several times we went to Malaga, El Chorro, the lakes, made a two hours walk in El Torcal, etc. But most of the time we spend time reading a good book at the pool.... Just relaxing and enjoying the visits from the dogs: in particular Suma 😊.
Diana and David: thanks a lot. We will be back!
Just 40 minutes inland from Malaga and 25 minutes from the ancient town of Antequera - known as the crossroads of Andalusia. You have the possibility to make day trips to some of Spain's most famous cities - Seville , Cordoba and Granada, this is rural Spain at it's best. Villanueva de la Concepcion is the closest village at 3 km. With 3000 plus inhabitants it boasts numerous small bars and restaurants, post office, banks with ATM, 24 hour medical centre, swimming pool, sports centre, several small supermarkets, fishmongers, butchers, bread shops, tobacconist plus a whole variety of other shops as well as the customary range of typical Spanish fiestas and other events. On our doorstep we have the immense limestone mass known as the El Torcal Natural Parque, which rises to 1336m above sea level and is home to the Imperial Eagle and the Spanish Ibex. We have El Chorro gorge and the lakes nearby plus the beautiful town of Ronda. So much to do and see... or you could just laze by the pool and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Cycling: Guided cycle touring, training and mountain biking is offered by Cycling Solana, based at Cortijo La Solana, providing cyclists of all levels of ability and interest with experienced ride guidance and fully-supported cycling itineraries to suit groups of up to 10 cyclists, wishing to explore the area and ride the best of the quiet scenic roads in the region. www.cyclingsolana.com
Ski: Ski in the Sierra Nevada Granada, approximately two hours drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If heating is required during any winter months in La Casita there is a charge based on the number of gas heaters / gas bottles required : the price per gas bottle is currently 15 Euro. ( February 2016 ) At the time of booking a non refundable deposit of 20 % of the rental amount is payable , with the balance due no later than six weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. If the booking is made less than six weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.