relax In the middle of nature though within walking distance to amenities
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I am a visual artist, passionate amateur landscape gardener and the builder of what in the future could result in a realized dream of living in beautiful surroundings in harmony with nature. I came here in 2010 and started the project with the reconstruction of the house and construction of the garden. Then I started the renovation of dilapidated small houses on the estate. This resulted in a small house / studio I now live and work in when I'm not working with the garden and preparing the big house before guests' arrival. Welcome.
Joanna purchased this Cottage in 2010
What makes this Cottage unique
Direct proximity to urban amenities (healthcare, banks, shops, bars and cafes, tourist information etc.) in a beautiful white village yet, in the middle of nature. The garden is full of flowers, herbs and birdsong. The soft hills around with olive groves echoes with the voices of grazing sheep while swinging in the hammock in the shade or resting on a sun lounger on the porch or on the terrace with spectacular views wher you can see eagles circling in the daytime and at night watch the moon sink behind the mountains.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our stay was just as we had hoped for and more - relaxed and quiet with beautiful surroundings. The beds were comfy, the kitchen facilities great, lovely gardens to lie and hammock to swing. Joanna and her dogs and cats added to the atmosphere. Thank you!
La casa de mis sueños
La casa es perfecta, confortable, limpia, cuidada y muy tranquila. Rodeada de un precioso jardín y con maravillosas vistas. Está en el campo y a tan solo un paseo del pueblo. Destacaría las terrazas, perfectas para descansar y disfrutar del entorno. Totalmente recomendable.
Me alegro que habeis disfrutado tanto la casa como los entornos. Las noches con el fuego de la chimenea y barbecoa con la tranquilidad de la naturaleza y cercania de los montes.
amazing property quiet, relaxing and would recommend
great week spent here in september. Good location close to village with plenty of shops bars and restaurants. Can do as much or as little as you like.
Peaceful, comfortable and fun house in a perfect location for exploring and close to a pretty town
The house and garden made for a perfect rural retreat for us! The house was spacious and pretty with comfortable beds and lovely hot showers and well equipped with everything you could need. The best part of the house is the garden and outdoor space - lots of areas to sit and relax in sun or shade, plenty of space for the kids to play and of course the pool which was great fun. We enjoyed having daily visits from Joanna's dogs which just added to the homely feel. The house is a few minutes walk into the village which was great to get provisions and has plenty of places to get a coffee, a meal or a lovely cake - we all enjoyed the bakery! Cortes de la frontera is a fabulous town, with an authentic feel. Great to be among the locals and to enjoy a real Spanish atmosphere. It's also brilliantly located, close to national parks (cork forest walks on the doorstep) and within easy striking distance of Ronda (a stunning mountain drive away) with all that has to offer and other white villages such as Gaucin, Cassares etc. Joanna was there to greet us and we appreciated the beautiful flowers she had placed around the house. It was good to know she was here if we needed any advice but we found our way around without a hitch and the Cortes TIC was helpful for walk suggestions. We all had a fantastic holiday and we're delighted with our choice of place to stay. Highly recommended!
Thank You for your lovely review. I am glad that you you are happy with your staying. Regards.
Lovely property with good views
This is a lovely property with good views and the garden is pretty. Not suitable for two couples as hardly any wardrobe space or privacy upstairs but ideal for a young family with children although the interior stairs are pretty steep. The access road is extremely steep but it did get easier (!) to walk after a while. The dogs are very affectionate and loving, even if a bit noisy at night. Joanna is a very helpful host and is on hand if there are any problems. The town itself is really pretty with some interesting old buildings.
Property pretty basic no luxuries. Entrance difficult but setting nicely situated.
Was quite a shock when first arrived but gradually got used to it as did not want to spoil our holiday. Property rustic and basic but served its purpose. Did feel that a good spring clean could have been carried out. Plenty of hot water for baths and showers. Felt that the windows needed curtains for some privacy especially in the bathroom. The main bed was only a double so the spare bed was used. The sheets and bedding needed to be replaced with new.
Dear Alex with wife.
None of my guests complained about the cleanliness of the house before, on the contrary, and I hope nobody will do it in the future. I will do my best to ensure that they do not have reason to do so.
Regarding curtains: I did not care to hang them up because I partly am not a fan of curtains, partly because nobody has access to the garden except me (and I do not peep, I swear) and partly because I do not want to obscure the view of the garden. I will though considerate to hang them.
and will be happy if people can take advantage and enjoy what I and this wonderful place I am managing can offer: genuine little white village with friendly people, nature, flowering garden, relaxation and art
with, NOTE, steep 200m long axess.
The nearest beach is 45 minutes drive away by car near Manilva.
Gibraltar is the nearest airport (1 hour and a quarter's drive away).
Malaga (2 hour's drive away).
Jerez de la Frontera (1.5 hour´s drive away)
Seville (2, 5 hour´s drive away)
Car hire or use of a car is highly recommended.
Looking to the beach, you can choose Mediterranean beach (Estepona 61 km, Marbella 91 km, Malaga 147 km, Torremolinos 134 km)
or the Atlantic coast (Vejer, Canos de Meca, Barbate, Tarifa, about 100 km). You should visit the white villages of Grazalema 50 km, Medina Sidonia 84 km, Alcala de los Gazules 59 km, Arcos de la Frontera 66 km and many other great "white villages".
The nearest major town is Ronda (30 km).
Cortes de la Frontera disposes of a very charming, large swimming pool with a restaurant. There are tennis court, soccer field, badminton court and a lot of bars and cafes around the streets. The nearest supermarket is just 5 min walk away.
A great location for those who want travel around or/and hike. A paradise for horse lovers. Excursions on horseback up to the beautiful mountain peaks and / or to the cork oak forests could be organized if desired.