If lavender, flowering geraniums, whitewashed stone walls in a valley of olives are quintessential images of rural Andalusia then the beautifully restored farmhouse of Cortijo Las Rosas will not disappoint. We stayed in the beautiful two bedroom Casa Liebre and, if it not for the desire to see other nearby parts of southern Spain, we may not have ventured too far from the courtyard, pool and petanque court! The plethora of pool related equipment and board games was of additional delight to our two children who felt most at home.

The location of Cortijo Las Rosas provided for an easy 20 minute walk to the nearby village of Fuentes de Cesna or a 10 minute drive to the beautiful village of Iznajar. We were also able to enjoy easy day trips to iconic locations such as Granada, Cordoba and Ronda. The hosts Gillian and Marylynne were fabulous, from initial enquiries through to arrival instructions and a welcome pack to see us through the first couple of days. They were available for advice and directions throughout our stay and made us and our two children feel very welcome.

After 10 fabulous days we left somewhat heavy of heart and perhaps just a little envious of the life they have created in this most fabulous part of the world. We highly recommend Cortijo Las Rosas as a fantastic getaway for singles, couples or families and plan to revisit ourselves. We have already referred this accommodation to friends and our travel broker.