Welcome to CORTIJO LA SOLANA , a traditional , stone built farmhouse consisting of two self catering rustic holiday houses in rural Andalucía, Southern Spain. David and Diana would like to invite you to come and stay on their small farm along with their delightful menagerie of alpacas , donkeys, dogs , peacocks and other four legged friends where they feel they have created an idyllic environment for those looking for that perfect getaway.The accommodation consists of La Casa Grande which has three double bedrooms , all with ensuite bathrooms, it will sleep up to seven persons and La Casita which has one double bedroom with ensuite plus a double Futon in the living area for extra sleeping if required , this will sleep up to four persons .

For all booking enquiries please email davidworthy@hotmail.com  or 'phone  + 34 617 10 42 76 : Special deals and discounts for last minute bookings and for cycle clubs , running clubs , large groups etc - please see our Special Offers.

Approaching Cortijo la Solana along the proverbial long and winding road, passing through several goat farms past many olive and almond groves, you may begin to wonder just where you might end up. However you are soon rewarded with the sight of a large farmhouse sitting high on the hillside below the many cork oak trees. Renovated in 2005 this magnificent old Cortijo sits high on the mountainside, 740 metres above sea level in the shadow of El Sierra del Torcal - the wind-sculpted mass of limestone which forms part of the Parque Natural El Torcal. Situated in Malaga Province, in the heart of Andalucía, Southern Spain, La Solana lies 3km from the village of Villanueva de la Concepción, 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport , one hour from Granada airport. Surrounded on all sides by a landscape of hills and rocky outcrops, this is rural Spain at its best. Interspersed amongst the hills are numerous goat tracks and the sounds of goat bells along with their herders are never far away. Despite this rural setting you are ideally situated to make day trips to the historic cities of Antequera  (30 mins ) ,Granada (1.5 hours ), Cordoba (2 hours ) or Seville (2.5 hrs ). The cultural city of Malaga and the coast are also only a short drive away ( 45 minutes ). The owners David and Diana Worthy, who before embarking on their Spanish adventure ran Crich Pottery in Derbyshire, England, invite you to spend some time at their new home, Cortijo la Solana.

Having spent many summers cycle-touring across different areas of Spain, Di and David would always home in on this part of Andalucía and the harsh beauty of the mountains north of Malaga. In this most privileged environment they have created what they believe to be the perfect rural retreat, both for those wishing peace and tranquillity and those wanting to take part in outdoor activities such as cycling, walking, climbing, birdwatching, horseriding or simply just to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna of the surrounding area.With stunning all-round views towards the Mediterranean coast and encircling Sierras, this is the ideal location for anyone wanting to experience real Spain. This spectacular old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and converted into very special self catering accommodation, but still remains true to local rustic tradition with extensive use of stone , tile, beam, and woodwork throughout, giving a truly Andaluz feel.At the same time there is an added feeling throughout the house that much of the furniture and trimmings have come from much further afield, reflecting the owners' tastes in Indian and African craftsmanship, with many items collected on extensive travels around the globe.