Welcome to CORTIJO LA SOLANA , a traditional , stone built farmhouse consisting of two self catering , rustic holiday houses in rural Andalucia, Southern Spain. David and Diana would like to invite you to come and stay with them on their small farm along with their delightful menagerie of Alpacas , donkeys, dogs ,cats , 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 ensuite and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +34 952 70 93 48 m + 34 617 104 276 :
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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 Andalucia, Southern Spain, La Solana lies 3km from the village of Villaneuva de la Concepcion, 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport and 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, but despite this rural setting you are ideally situated to make day trips to the historic cities of Granada (1.5 hrs approx), Cordoba (2.5 hrs approx) or Seville (2 hrs approx). The cultural city of Malaga and the coast are also only a short drive away ( 40 mins ). The owners David and Diana Worthy, who for 30 years ran the highly regarded Crich Pottery in Derbyshire, England, welcome you to their new home, Cortijo la Solana.
Having spent many summers cycle-touring across the whole 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 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 to the Mediterranean coast and encircling sierras, giving magnificent sunsets, 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, whilst still remaining true to local rustic tradition with extensive use of tile, beam, and woodwork throughout, giving a truly Andaluz feel.With the added feeling in 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 their extensive travels around the world.