A chance to escape from everything...
No TV, no internet, no noise, just a beautiful environment with a warm welcome in an outstanding area of the Sierra Nevada natural park (limited electricity via generator).
Incredible walking, mountain biking, horse-riding or simply the opportunity to relax in a tranquil spot with a good book.
The owners built/renovated the property in 2006 and have lived here comfortably since then.
This is possibly your best chance to escape from almost everything!
The cortijo is approximately 20 minutes' drive from Guejar Sierra (3km of mountain dirt road) and lies on the 1500 metre contour line. Full route and access details will be made available on enquiry.
We are in a remote location with limited electricity (petrol generator). There is a good mobile signal with occasional 3G for the less technologically independent.
We are animal lovers and have several dogs and cats, mostly rescued. Whilst we do allow pets as a general rule, please confirm with us beforehand that our property will be the right fit for your pet, and vice versa...
Staying at the cortijo is like stepping back into a bygone, simpler way of life - it can feel a little weird:)
Access to tea and coffee-making facilities. Packed lunches/dinners available on request. Organised trekking, horse-trekking and mountain biking. Musical instruments extremely welcome. Photography tuition can be arranged.
Interaction with guests
We live close by in the bunkhouse and will be available 24/7. Amount of interaction is totally dependent on the guest.
Other things to note
Due to the isolated position, certain guests have been intimidated by the approach and the inevitable critters (from spiders to wild boar!). Potential guests would benefit from a mildly adventurous spirit:)
Due to the unique location of the property:
No non-organic material in the toilet.
Please be aware of the huge fire hazard - no naked flames.
Strictly no illegal drugs.
Graham, my husband, and I are country bumpkins at heart... though Graham has an energy and dynamism that means he's, in his own words, a jack of all trades, with interests including photography, sailing, carpentry and computer stuff (I think that's the technical term). I'm more of the steadying influence type, enjoying listening to audio books whilst I work, reading, movies (bizarrely a bit of a zombie movie freak) and above all collecting stray dogs...
We moved to the Spain 12 years ago, then bought Cortijo Hoya Grande 10 years ago, and have been living there since then, with a steep learning curve on life in the Spanish countryside... It's been emotional...!
We both enjoy our solitude, but equally enjoy meeting new people and sharing our ridiculously beautiful area with them.
Our motto is expect the unexpected. On so many levels...!