Located outside Ronda on the road to Seville, in the fertile valley known locally as Los Prados, the Cortijo is a gem of an authentic Spanish style Cortijo.
Owners, Dutch couple Erwin and Meinalda are new to the Serrania de Ronda but fell instantly in love with its beauty and above all with the Cortijo itself. Moving from their native Holland the couple have opened up the Cortijo to turn it into a stylish, modern, yet country style bed and breakfast accommodation, with views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains of the Serrania de Ronda.
When you enter the Cortijo the driveway takes you past an immaculate vineyard and on to the landscaped gardens that surround the Cortijo itself. The Cortijo is quintessentially Spanish in style; simple yet elegant, and the large front door opens onto a spacious airy entrance hall, which features a wide marble staircase, that leads onto the upper floors, where the four double ensuite bedrooms are to be found. On the ground floor there’s a spacious lounge / dining room area where guests can relax in the evenings with satellite television on large, comfortable sofas. There is also a large dining table where the ample continental style breakfast is served every morning.
As with many Spanish Cortijos there is a beautiful “Patio Andaluz” an enclosed courtyard that is dotted with potted lemon trees and flowers. With a relaxing water feature on one wall and acacia trees dotted throughout, its definitely the perfect place to take time out and enjoy the atmosphere of this exquisite piece of traditional Spanish way of life.
Outside on a raised terrace there is a large pool that has plenty of room for cooling off in the hot summer months and just relaxing on the loungers with a cool drink in hand. It’s also where Erwin and Meinalda will hold weekly barbecue sessions where they plan to treat guests with locally sourced meats, the Serrania is well known for its high quality Iberian pork and wonderful free range beef, all garnished with vegetables from the in-house organic vegetable garden.
The rooms themselves are all spacious double rooms with twin beds and a modern style ensuite bathroom. Each has been individually and tastefully decorated following a subtle colour scheme. There is also air conditioning and heating throughout the Cortijo, so there’s no need to feel the extreme heat in the summer months or the sometimes colder temperatures of winter.
The Cortijo is open all year round for bookings apart from December and January to make a reservation or general enquiries ring 0034 951 166 085 or see the website at www.cortijo-perla-blanca.com