El Rancho is a luxury holiday retreat (license No. RTA VTAR MA 01197), set in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, surrounded by 4 acres of private organic olive groves, with views of pine clad mountains. The Organic olive farm has exclusive horse riding facilities ( subject to availability please enquire ) complete with 20 x 40m professional dressage arena, and offers 3 luxury self catering cottages. All the cottages are beautifully designed with landscaped gardens and terraces with 2 swimming pools & a heated jacuzzi. All cottages have private dinning and sunbathing terraces and have been individually designed and lovingly furnished in a typically Andalucian style, to the highest standards. An ideal retreat for couples and families of all ages, seeking a relaxing holiday. Ideally located for sightseeing, (Alhambra Palace, Ronda, Seville) only 40 mins from the the beaches of the Costa del Sol and only 20 mins from the beautiful beaches of the fresh water lake of Iznajar, where you find sun beds for hire as well as pedlos and kayaks. There also two restaurants on the lake side. The traditional village of Villanueva del Trabuco has numerous tapas bars and good restaurants offering a wealth of local cuisine and varied wine lists, all just only 5 minutes away.
We are a private equestrian centre, with riding only available for our guests. Our horses are part of the family and are impeccably looked after. We offer private one to one lessons in our Dessage arena and also hacks out in the stunning surrounding countryside.
Our olives are farmed by ourselves and cold pressed to make our own organic extra virgin olive oil and guests are welcome to sample our very own olive oil whilst visiting.
We can also arrange olive oil tasting and 3 course lunch at our close friends old restored olive mill, the first olive mill in this area. The mill has been restored and the owner is only too happy to provide organised tours of the mill. His olive oil has won numerous awards all over Europe.
The local village of Villanueva del Trabuco has a weekly market on a Wednesday as long as a daily fresh fish and meat market.
The pretty square of Trabuco can be a great place to enjoy a coffee or tapas and watch the world go by and of an evening in the summer is a hive of activity with its restaurants and bars offering El Fesco dinning in true Sapnish tradition.
For those seeking further adventure we are happy to organise flights in a micro light aeroplane from our local airfield, a spectacular way to see the beautiful countryside. this can be booked upon arrival and is dependent on weather conditions.