When you think of Spanish homes, what comes to mind? Most say, a typical Andalusian Cortijo in the midst of the olives, surrounded by rolling hills and exquisite countryside. Times are changing and many are seeking the true Spanish lifestyle. This unique Cortijo for sale near Ronda is the exact definition!
When choosing to live in Southern Spain, the things that stand out the most are the many lifestyle choices. The region’s climate, cuisine, the warmth of its people, its culture… the list goes on! Nowadays, there is another reason that is gaining strength for deciding to move inland Andalusia. The benefit of no social distancing, being able to work from home, freedom to stroll through the fields… Many country property owners have said they didn’t see the difference between the lockdown and normal life.
The luxury of owning a large country property with all of the modern commodities, privacy and authenticity. At just 30 minutes from Ronda, this spectacular Cortijo for sale is the perfect hideaway! Beautifully restored, it was completely reformed a few years ago. The whole property oozes charm and authenticity. It comprises a one-bedroom owners house, a large communal kitchen plus sitting room, library room. For guests, there are five independent suites, plus an individual room. All of this, built around the traditional, cobbled courtyard with fountain.
Relax & unwind
Here you can let your worries and cares slip away… Enjoy the sound of silence, the birds singing, the trees rustling… Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is step outside and do nothing! Laze around the pool on the sun terraces, sit under an old olive grove with a good book, there many areas to relax and enjoy. For days where you would prefer to get out and around, within 30 minutes you can get to Ronda. A city full of heritage and history, the cultural richness of Andalucia. Stroll through the streets, have some tapas, admire the architecture, Ronda offers so much to do!
Not many know this, but there are beaches in inland Andalusia! Also 30 minutes from the Cortijo, the Grazalema Natural Park lakes, also known as the embalse Zahara-El Gastor. A fantastic natural park bordering many of the prettiest villages of Southern Spain, such as Zahara de la Sierra, El Gastor, Montecorto, Grazalema… With many recreative areas such as caving and climbing, hiking, horse-riding… Also, a little beach is known as the “playita”, a refreshing little getaway! Endless activities if you are wondering what to do in the Grazalema Natural Park!
The real Andalusian Life
This beautiful Cortijo for sale is everyone’s definition of the Spanish dream. So, what it is like to live here? Imagine…
Waking up to views of the rolling hills, knowing that you can crawl out of bed and walk straight into the olive grove with your dogs. Horseback hack the countryside. And dig up the vegetables in your garden for lunch accompanied by your own olive oil. After your well-earnt siesta, cool off around the pool and relish a homemade dinner with a fine wine in the courtyard whilst listening to the water fountain. Feel constantly inspired by your surroundings, whether you’re sat at the dining table looking out at the ever-changing views or sat working in the garden during a scorching summer!
Very rarely do we find a property like this, authentic yet comfortable to today’s needs. Most of the rooms have high wooden beamed ceilings, antique doors, double glazed windows, many antique features. The use of reclaimed building materials throughout gives this Cortijo a lot of charm.
Rebecca Marriott | 27th November 2020