After two weeks in the fall of 2013, we, a German couple, spent another fortnight in June 2018 at Cortijo las Rosas. Marylynne and Gillian are perfect hosts, they keep the place spotless and will care for your needs. On request they provide a really gorgeous „welcome-pack that meets your appetite for much longer than the first evening. The cortijo is in the midst of olive groves, very quiet, with a large inviting pool area. Shopping is at quite a distance, but you will want to go out anyway, visit the Andalusian highlights of Cordoba, Granada and Malaga – Seville is a bit out of the way. But there are gems right at your doorstep too: the town of Iznájar on a steep hill, dominating its reservoir, Priego de Cordoba with its baroque architecture, and many more. Gourmets will find a state-of-the-art restaurant in Algarinejo, just 12 kilometers from home. We very much recommend Cortijo las Rosas!
Nach zwei Wochen im Herbst 2013 waren wir, ein deutsches Ehepaar, zum zweiten Mal im Juni 2018 für vierzehn Tage im Cortijo las Rosas. Marylynne und Gillian sind perfekte Gastgeberinnen, sie halten das Anwesen tadellos in Ordnung und kümmern sich um alle Bedürfnisse ihrer Gäste. Wenn man will, bereiten sie ein opulentes „Willkommens-Paket“ vor, das den Appetit für mehr als einen Abend zufriedenstellt. Das Anwesen liegt inmitten von Olivenhainen, sehr ruhig, und verfügt über einen einladenden Pool. Zum Einkaufen muss man fahren, aber man will sich ja sowieso in der Gegend bewegen und die andalusischen Magnete Cordoba, Granada und Malaga besuchen – nach Sevilla ist es ein bisschen weit. Touristische Anziehungspunkte gibt es auch direkt „vor der Haustür“: Die Stadt Iznájar liegt auf einem steilen Hügel und thront über einer großen Talsperre, Priego da Cordoba punktet mit seiner Barockarchitektur – und es gibt noch viel mehr. Gourmets können in Algarinejo, nur zwölf Kilometer vom Ferienhaus entfernt, ein hervorragendes Restaurant finden. Wir können Cortijo las Rosas wärmstes empfehlen!
This is a wonderful location for a peaceful holiday, completely away from it all. My husband and I stayed here for two very relaxing weeks in April, during which time we both had significant birthdays. Gillian and Marylynne could not have been more helpful. They recommended restaurants, organised birthday meals and surprises and suggested lovely locations to visit.
On arrival, they upgraded us to a bigger casita, because poor weather meant that our original choice with an outside staircase was suitable. All the casitas are sympathetically decorated and maintained to a comfortable standard with private courtyards. From the pool and patio there are stunning views of olive groves on hillsides.
We divided our time between walking locally, visiting the nearby small towns and villages and going further afield to Granada and the Alhambra. Two weeks was not long enough to experience all that this lovely area has to offer and we will certainly be returning in the near future. It was a stunning place to stay and we enjoyed a truly lovely holiday.
Eerst en vooral twee uiterst vriendelijke gastvrouwen, steeds bereid om hun gasten verder te helpen. Ze gaven ons een goede tip over een lokaal restaurant waar we super lekker hebben gegeten (Casa Piolas, Algarinejo). Het welkomstpakket is ook een echte aanrader. De locatie was enorm mooi gelegen met een mooi uitzicht op de olijfboomgaarden. Verder hebben we ook mooie wandelingen gedaan in de omgeving. Een echte aanrader dus!
First and foremost two extremely friendly hostesses, always ready to help their guests. They gave us a good tip about a local restaurant where we had great food (Casa Piolas, Algarinejo). The welcome package is also highly recommended. The location was very nice with a nice view of the olive groves. Furthermore, we have also made beautiful walks in the area. A real must!
dyllischer Ort, ideal um dem Stress zu entfliehen. Sehr nette Gastgeberinnen, die versuchen jeden Wunsch ihrer Gäste zu ermöglichen.
Idyllic place, ideal to escape stress. Very nice hosts who try to make every wish of their guests possible.
Si vous cherchez un endroit paisible, calme et serein, arrêtez vous chez Gillian et Marylynne. Leur accueil est chaleureux, attentionné, la maison est très coquette, soignée et le lieu est absolument incroyable, loin des foules et des sentiers battus. L’altitude, le lac, les montagnes assurent de la fraîcheur, c’est in véritable enchantement!
Not enough superlatives for this place! We stayed in Casita Liebre with 2 young children and had the most amazing time. The weather was pretty poor, normally in a rental house that could be miserable, but not here; a cosy fire was roaring when we arrived, thick duvets, blankets and heating. The owners lit the fire for us every day we went out, such a thoughtful touch. The house is beautifully furnished and lit and I cannot wait to return. We explored lots in the local area, the owners had lots of recommendations to help us. Such good value too.
A beautiful house set in a scenic location. Gillian and Marylynne have done everything to make this place feel like a home away from home. It’s well appointed, with everything you could need – we cooked each night in the well stocked kitchen, did our laundry, used the pool and benefited from their local knowledge for trips around the area. We even came home to a nice warm fire on a couple of rainy days! A really special place and one I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. The only tip I’d give is to get a good hire car. Ours was a small engine and struggled a bit on some of the steep curves on the road up to the house. It’s worth the journey as the scenery is spectacular, but you’ll want a solid motor if you want to be able to enjoy the views!
The Casita Liebre at Cortjio las Rosas was delightfully furnished to the highest standard. Great care had been taken to make the accommodation as comfortable as possible. The location is beautifully quiet with wonderful views. Gillian and Marylynne were very helpful in every respect even completing a supermarket visit because of our Sunday arrival! They contributed invaluable information about the locale and the outstanding places one wants visit in Andalusia, while being discrete. The Casita’s courtyard was perfect for sitting in the morning sun, or under the stars at night.
What a wonderful week from beginning to end. Marylynne and Gillian made us feel really welcome with a fantastic pre-booked hamper to get us started and concise instructions as to our safe arrival. The Cortijo is beautifully presented and every effort has been made to providing a very comfortable stay. We traveled with two very excitable pre-teenagers and were extremely grateful for the large selection of pool toys, books and games to keep them from asking for the dreaded electronic tranquillisers! Marylynne was a wealth of information and pointed us in the direction of a local archaeological dig and areas of historical interest. Although we did not visit the major tourist attractions in Cordoba and Granada we found plenty to keep us occupied and are planning our next visit to this wonderful part of rural Spain. Sending a huge thank you to you both, Gillian and Marylynne, we had a great day in Malaga too! X