This traditional Andalusian country house has been beautifully restored an refurbished. This cortijo has all the charm of a true Andalusian country home. The villa offers panoramic views over the valley towards the remains of the old Roman town of Acinipo perched on a rock in the distance.
A tree lined driveway leads you to this carefully restored Andalusian country house.
A traditional Andalusian country house.
Cortijo Cuevas del Marqués draws its name from the tradition of cave dwelling in this area, still in use in nearby Setenil. Passing under the arched gateway you arrive at a classic Andalusian courtyard. Here white-plastered walls shimmer in the sunlight.
The courtyard is stylishly decorated, inviting you to lounge and take in the peace and quiet.
The courtyard is an antique era, which still shows from the cobble stones.
This Andalusian country house stands on four hectares of its own land. The land is lush, bordered by an almost perennial river that attracts an enormous variety of plants, birds and even mammals such as the mongoose.
Being surrounded by its own extensive grounds ensures an intimate and private setting.
The Cortijo stands on 4 hectares of its own land.
The Andalusian country house has been meticulously restored in the traditional Cortijo style, with the use of many antiques and characteristic details.
When you step into the entrance hall the impression of authenticity is reaffirmed.
Many authentic details have been used when restoring this old country house.
Authentic terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and soft-edged plastered walls confirm the rustic credentials, albeit with a distinctly stylish feeling. There is a atmosphere about this place that sets it apart from many a charming yet stuffy country property.
This traditional Andalusian country house has a distinctly stylish feeling.
Antiques and artifacts are to be found everywhere.
From the entrance hall you continue through to the spacious, bright and airy living room.
It has comfortable couches and a romantic wood burner.
The bright and airy living room is spacious.
The whole house has central heating, ensuring a comfortable stay in winter as well as in summer.
The house offers satellite TV and wireless internet.
It has comfortable couches and a wood burner for the colder days.
The living room opens to a lovely terrace at the back of the house, overlooking the fields towards Acinipo.
The transition between indoor and outdoor living is seamless.
The living room has double doors opening to the terrace.
The beautifully landscaped gardens around the house some beautiful ancient olive trees and many typical Mediterranean shrubs and fragrant herbs like rosemary and lavender.
It is about as perfect a terrace as one can imagine, languidly casual and as pretty as can be.
The terrace has an elegant feel to it.
There are many lovely spots that invite one to sit down and take in the beauty of the setting. It is one of the most serene and peaceful locations anywhere in Europe. Sheep’s bells clinking gently in the distance, birds singing happily in the trees, a fleeting glance of an eagle soaring high overhead.
Only these magnificent sights, scents and sounds of country living to keep you company.
You will wile away many a happy hour here, whatever the time of day or night.
The attractive swimming pool is surrounded by spacious terraces with lots of terracotta pots with colourful plants, fragrant herbs and flowering shrubs.
There are plenty of sun beds.
Colourful flowering plants and fragrant herbs surround the swimming pool.
A shaded outdoor dining area is situated to the side of the Andalusian country house and the pool area. It offers a large dining table comfortably seating up to twelve guests.
Ideal for al fresco dining, especially on a warm summer day.
A shaded patio adjacent to the house is ideal for an al freso dinner.
The pool area enjoys the very best of the views, across fields and pastures to the old Roman town of Acinipo perched on a rock in the distance.
It makes a great hike from the estate to these roman ruins and also fun to reach on horseback.
The pool area enjoys the best of views.
From Acinipo you will have breathtaking views back across the valley, framed by the remnants of a once thriving Roman town.
There are many longer hiking trails around here, each of them offering further spectacular views.
Acinipo, the ruined former town of old Ronda, in the distance.
The country kitchen is joyfully rustic yet bright, and with all mod-cons and equipment. There are plenty of pots and pans, china, cutlery and glasses.
A delightful kitchen which will inspire you to rustle up something delicious.
A delightful kitchen to rustle up something delicious.
For a smaller party the large country kitchen with its breakfast table is a great place to start the day. From the kitchen doors lead out to both the outdoors dining area at one side, and the elegant indoors dining room on the other.
A great place to start the day.
It has a cosy breakfast table and double doors opening to the views.
The villa offers a separate dining room. The antique wooden dining table easily seats eight.
It is a joy to leisurely dine here with romantic candlelight.
The antique dining table invites you to have dinner with candle light.
At the other end of the entrance hall a curved corridor leads to the four double bedrooms of the main house. The first bedroom makes use of a separate shower room with fiery oxblood walls. It has a large walk-in shower and classic white fixtures.
All materials used are of high quality, adding to a great feel of comfort.
The master bedroom is a sturdy room with antique wooden furniture.
The master bedroom shower room is painted in a fierce oxblood.
All bedrooms are spacious and have wardrobes with plenty of space for your belongings. The three bedrooms further down the corridor all have their own en-suite shower rooms; one has a large one and two are smaller.
All bedrooms are immaculately furnished in casual, country style.
The main house offers four double bedrooms.
Al bedrooms are furnished in a romantic country style.
All bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms.
All these three shower rooms have a basin, toilet and shower.
The owners have collected antiques and artefacts from all over the world to re-create the authentic feeling of this old cortijo.
Antiques and artifact from all over the world.
The pretty guest cottage is set aside from the main house at the other end of the main patio. It looks out to the patio, where you can sit back and relax and enjoy the atmosphere of times long gone by.
The guest cottage has its terrace on the courtyard.
Downstairs the cottage has its own elegant open plan living- dining room with a cosy wood burner.
It has a chaise longue and a couple of elegant chairs, and a dining table.
This cottage is decorated as tastefully as the main house.
Here you will also find the bathroom with toilet, basin and a romantic roll-top bath.
A joy to bathe in the roll top bath….
The double bed is upstairs, tucked away under the authentic wooden beamed ceiling.
The bedroom is tucked away under the beamed ceiling.
Cortijo Cuevas del Marques is a perfect home to gather with friends and family. This is a wonderful place to either put your feet up and just relax at the pool, or to go out and get a flavour of some of the historic sights and stunning countryside of Andalucia.
It radiates warmth and comfort, and is surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature.
A perfect home to gather with friends and family.