A winding tree lined driveway leads you through the vineyards to this carefully restored old country house. Although in a private setting in the campo (countryside), Casa de los Dolores is conveniently close to all amenities.
This lovely villa is located in a lush valley just outside Ronda.
This old cortijo has been restored in the traditional Andalusian style.
This old cortijo has been meticulously restored, with the use of many antiques and characteristic authentic details. The beautifully landscaped gardens around the house have many palm trees, some typical Mediterranean fruit trees and fragrant herbs like Rosemary and Lavender.
The decoration of this lovely villa is surprisingly elegant and stylish.
Many fine details add to the romance of this lovely villa.
The lovely pool area is surrounded by terraces and borders with colourful plants and fragrant flowering shrubs. There are plenty of sun beds. From here you have spectacular views over the valley towards Grazalema Natural Park. Authentic terracotta tiles and huge wooden beams from an old shipyard have been used to decorate the outdoor areas in style. The flowering bushes and plants and the intimacy of this pool make this a great place to relax.
The villa and garden are surrounded by two hectares mature vineyard.
The lovely pool area is surrounded by colourful plants and fragrant flowering shrubs.
An outdoor dining area is situated in between the villa and the pool area. It has a built in barbecue and a large dining table comfortably seating eight. This is a gorgeous place to dine al fresco, especially on a warm summer day. And in case you might not feel to have to prepare dinner by yourselves: the house managers will be perfectly happy to prepare a fine Andalusian dinner for you at the villa at a very reasonable price.
A great place for an al fresco dinner.
The spacious, bright and airy living area has double doors opening onto the terrace. It has comfortable couches and a romantic open fire. The floor is decorated with a combination of dark wood and square blocks of various series of lovely antique Moorish tiles.
The many remarkable details used for the decoration make this house into a warm and welcoming home.
The bright and airy living area has comfortable couches and a romantic open fire.
The whole house has central heating, ensuring a comfortable stay in winter as well as in summer. In summer the house normally stays rather cool. In case you might wish to use the air-conditioning that is possible at a surcharge. It has satellite TV and wireless broadband internet access. The owners have collected antiques and arty crafts from all over Spain and Morocco to re-create the authentic feeling of this old cortijo.
The furniture and all the doors in the house are antique or made of antique wood.
It is wonderful to cuddle up at the fire at a chilly evening.
The antique oak dining table at the far end of the room easily seats eight. The tablecloth, the china and the glasses – all is chosen carefully to add to sensation of the luxury you will experience when staying at this warm and welcoming country house.
The stylish dining area has beautiful antique furniture.
The china and glasses all add to the sensation of luxury.
From the dining area a door leads to the well equipped typical Andalusian kitchen. It has many romantic genuine features like the old sink, combined however with all modern appliances you might need. It has a ceramic hob, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen is very spacious, and pleasantly decorated. Next door is a laundry room with washing machine.
The kithcen has an authentic Andaluz feel to it.
The kitchen offers all you need – and more.
Modern appliances have been mingled in without disturbing the atmosphere.
Where ever you go, inside the house or around, everywhere you will find lovely eye catching details. In the hall a small bench and an antique window give the area lots of atmosphere.
Colourful details add to the ambiance.
Along the path to the house you will find a Moorish fountain, built into an old stone wall and accentuated with lovely flowering plants.
The careful attention to detail makes this house into a wonderful home away from home.
The lovely water feature is restored to its old grandeur.
Up the stairs in the house you will find two pleasantly spacious double bedrooms. These both have balmy, romantic colour settings, and will surprise you with many lovely details.
The upstairs bedrooms are utterly romantic.
The master bedroom has a romantic open fire for an occasional chilly evening.
Downstairs are two good sized twin bedrooms. All bedrooms are fully en-suite, with lavatory, toilet and some of them bidet. The two upstairs bathrooms have baths with shower over, the other ones have showers only.
The bathrooms are superbly decorated and some will undoubtedly remind you of the tale of 1001-nights.
The bathrooms will remind you of the tales of 1001 night.
In the annexe of the house you will find a fifth double bedroom. It has its own bathroom. All bedrooms have great views; some over the garden and the pool area, others over the vineyard or to the distant mountains.
All bathrooms have a different colour setting.
Casa de los Dolores is a wonderful place to either put your feet up or just relax at the pool, or to go out and get a flavour of some of the historic sights and stunning countryside of Andalucia. Near this villa but not disturbing is a small gauge railway line which has an infrequent service.
Casa de los Dolores is a peaceful location.
A lovely villa for a family but also a perfect hideaway for a couple only.
Some other houses are scattered around; not one is near though. Being surrounded by 3.5 hectares private grounds ensures an intimate and private setting. This enchanting villa is secluded yet not isolated. A wonderful villa from which to explore the treasures of Andalucía.
The villa is surrounded by 2 hectares of vineyards.