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Lovely country cortijo.
After arriving too late to buy any provisions, tired and hungry, Leo's welcome pack was a life saver. Signs for the Cortijo from the main road and start of the track may be helpful. Therewas bread, butter, eggs, sausage, water, wine, beer, coffee to list a few. There were also lots of herbs, spices, oils, condiments, washing up liquid, cloths, serviettes, tin foil, bin bags, ice packs as well as ice bags for ice cubes, enough pots, pans, crockery, nice drinking glasses for 6 people, BBQ accessories including matches and lighters. It was good to have sharp knives that actually cut well The shower is powerful and the bed very comfortable. As Leo said to us it is not luxurious but it is very comfortable. It was wonderful to have the beautiful pool to ourselves and swim after the hot days out. The views are amazing from here and after swimming it is lovely to sit in the peace and quiet to enjoy this totally tranquil location. We saw vultures soaring above us. Leo advised that they live in the Sierra de la Grazalema. We visited this place which is truly amazing, (approximately 1 hr drive) . We again saw more vultures but closer as you are very high up a mountain with amazing views. Then there is the reservoir which is stunning as you come down the mountain. We swam in it, beautifully refreshing in the heat but not at all cold. It was so quiet in fact we were the only people in the reservoir. Grazalema village is also beautiful. Ronda is a lovely town approximately 20 minutes drive away. We also visited Cueta del Gato, Benaojan, (approximately 20 mins drive). Again a beautiful spot to cool off for a swim but very cold. We paddled only. There is a waterfall here but the Cave is closed. There is a small charge to park here and also to swim.
Leo is a lovely man and as he also says, you only see him if you want to otherwise you wouldn't know he was there. He only has 2 dogs now which are both lovely and well behaved. We enjoyed sitting and talking with Leo. He has a lot of knowledge of the area and is also very interesting. He invited us to have apple strudel with him on our last evening and we also enjoyed his homemade lemochello, the best ever tasted! Oh I forgot to mention he has a huge fig tree which was laiden with figs. Leo said to help ourselves to anything we wanted. The figs were wonderful. All in all a truly wonderful stay in Leo's cortijo. We definitely would recommend and will hopefully re visit in the future.
Fantastic, superb, quality, refreshing.
What a fantastic place and valley. Far enough away from Ronda to give lots of diversity. Leo the owner is superb, so helpful and obliging. He puts other property owners to shame . locally we visited the winery , walked, had great food , fantastic tapas, great wine and also some via ferratta. There is an abundance of wildlife .
Mein einziges Interesse ist, meine Gäste zufrieden zu stellen !!!!
Peaceful hideaway, clean, great host
Very clean property, lovely host who was very helpful and very friendly if approached, but also allows guests to enjoy their holiday undisturbed if wished. Birdsounds only. Really quiet, peaceful retreat. Lovely views. Pool lovely. Dogs friendly. Well placed for visiting Andalucia. The upstairs bedroom is large, and gated so safe from the stairs, but not enclosed, so noise travels from/to upstairs. This didn't concern us at all but might bother others. Beds comfy. Well stocked kitchen and larder. Homemade jam lovely. We would like to go back.
We absolutely loved staying at Leo's place. After the heat and crowds of Seville the cool quiet of Leo's place was very welcome. The pool was glorious, the peace and quiet much appreciated as was Leo's generosity with supplies and very helpful information.
great location, beautiful setting & very helpful host!
We really enjoyed our time at the house. Leo was really helpful about logistics, local sights, supermarkets and all! The location is fantastic - to be so close to glorious Ronda was a real pleasure. We loved the balance of exploring & then quiet time swimming & relaxing. The pool is wonderful with spectacular views out over the countryside. The accommodation is perfect for a couple, or a couple with a baby as Leo set up a great cot. We had a toddler with us & she was very obedient about the stairs fortunately - they are not ideal for a small one. Leo's many dogs are very present, if you don't like dogs then this is not the place for you.
In all, a very happy week, thank you Leo.
Wanted to stay longer, we loved it.
Leo is one of the nicest men you will ever meet. The area is so tranquil and relaxing and the Cortijo was fantastic, there is lots to do around the area and plenty of outstanding scenery, all of the doggies were lovely and very friendly, we stayed in February and lit the wood burner at night which made it so cozy, we wont hesitate to return.
Yes, what can I say, my wish is that my guests feel comfortable, and if they are just nice, then it is not difficult for me to be there for my guests. I always say, "If you need me, I'll be there for you. If not, you will not see me.
Nestling in a beautiful fertile valley just 15 minutes from the picturesque, historic town of Ronda with excellent restaurants, tapas bars and shopping facilities. Setenil de las Bodegas, a village which features numerous splendid tapas bars carved into the side of a cliff is just 10mins away. The cottage is perfectly placed for visits to Seville, Cadiz and Cordoba, as well as the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. The Grazalema National Park, and the lake alongside Zahara de la Sierra, is just a few minutes away. Within an hour or so you can reach Malaga, Seville and Jerez Airports, and the gorgeous beaches of the Costa de la Luz. Truly a haven to enjoy a cultural break, or for the more adventurous, the perfect base from which to explore this amazing region with its incredible scenery, its varied bird and wildlife (vultures and eagles everywhere!), or to just simply escape the rigours of everyday life, relax and chill-out with a chilled local Rioja!