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Enchanting, large luxury house with infinity pool & wonderful views

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,112 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

8 double bedrooms, 6 ensuite bathrooms, sleeps 12 adults & 5 children

A classic Cortijo-style farmhouse built around a large courtyard filled with sweet scented shrubs and flowers. The house provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 12 adults and 4 Teenagers or children and is therefore ideal for families and children. A large 70 sqm Hallway opens into the lovely central courtyard from which lead the bedrooms and living rooms. Leading from the hallway is a circular stone staircase to a tranquil first floor drawing room. The spacious main living room is double height with a large open fire, flat screen TV, a large range of DVDs and a wonderful collection of books. The main Bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms. There are several terraces both for entertaining andfinding peace and quiet. Hammocks, a croquet lawn, ping pong table Badminton and Broadband Internet are all on offer.

Cortijo La Hoya is set in 30 acres of its own grounds and mature gardens. Its 11 metre long infinity pool provides stunning views towards Africa. There is more information at our website at, Google Map co-ordinates for the house are 36. 481573

-5. 364138

Contact us for further details. I am happy to discuss the property, which is quite unique, as much as you would like.

Guest Comments: 'We had a really fantastic time at La Hoya last year. It is a bit like paradise isn’t it? We hope to come back soon'

- GH

'Thank you so much. I loved my bed :) '

- A. Edward (under 10)

'Our every wish for the ideal holiday fulfilled. Perfect.'

- Mr & Mrs McDiarmid

'The most beautiful house & a truly magical place... I love La Hoya!'

- J. Bliss

“A delightful place. I know I speak for all when I say that it was a great pleasure and a privilege to stay here. Thank you.”

- R. Ryan

“Thank you for sharing a most special and inspiring home in magical surroundings. Everything was perfect- except the thought of leaving!”

- Joanna Halliday

“What a wonderful house. Have fallen in love with the place.”

- Nina Good

More Details
Registration Number : Casa Rural CR/MA/00950

Property Manager
Christopher Jenkins
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Christopher Jenkins

I am a Chartered Accountant living and working in London. I set up my own Practice called Ecovis Wingrave Yeats 30 years ago. We are a team of 90 people and part of the Ecovis International Network.

Christopher Jenkins purchased this villa in 1999

Why Christopher Jenkins chose Gaucín

As you will see from the Testimonials, this is a very special place; a family home which is comfy, spacious, romantic and with views to die for. There are very few large houses in Andalucia where families can congregate for special occasions and yet where everyone can find their own space and be on their own if they want to. We have 30 acres of land and extensive gardens, some of it very wild and old, some of it cultivated with classic herbaceous borders, fruit trees, a vineyard and in the spring a waterfall!

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Cortijo La Hoya was undoubtedly the loveliest house we have ever stayed in. The Courtyard with its orange trees and the scent of thyme and rosemary was very special…

Our children loved their accommodation with the mural of African desert and the privacy it offered them…... We are left in awe at the energy and vision it required to create such a lovely home.”
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Gaucín around the Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wood Stove
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be twin
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 7 doubles, 1 single, 1 sleeping gallery
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are three sitting rooms. Besides the main Dining area, there are three separate dining areas outside each capable of seating 16 people. There is a separate Laundry room with two washing machines and an Ironing Board. Once Weekly Maid Service. The House has central Heating for the cooler months and there are also three open fires and a wood-burning Stove. There are two extra Fridges on one of the terraces and For amusement there is croquet, boules, table tennis and Badminton


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Enchanting, large luxury house with infinity pool & wonderful views
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Exactement ce que nous recherchions!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes un couple avec 2 enfants et nous cherchions un endroit pour passer quelques jours avec des amis ayant aussi des enfants. Nous cherchions une maison où les enfants auraient de l’espace pour se dépenser et les adultes se détendre. La Hoya est l’endroit rêvé pour cela combinant un paradis pour enfants et parents!! C’est assez grands pour que les enfants puissent évoluer et se sentir indépendants sans pour autant qu’ils puissent échapper à notre vigilance. La maison est « child friendly » comme dirait les anglais. Le paradis!

Le calme domine avant tout, on est à peine dérangé par quelques sons de cloches de vaches!! Le village reste assez proche pour que les courses ne deviennent pas un enfer et pour offrir des distractions à quelques 10mn de la maison (Feria et bons restaurants).

La maison et sa magnifique piscine avec une vue dégagée sur une vallée très préservée laisse deviner le rives africaines au de là de Gibraltar.

Nous avons hâtes d’y revenir!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful family Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a groups of four family's with our teenage children - ages 14 - 18

The house is stunning with a real feel of a much loved family home and full of beautiful art.

The setting is stunning and we enjoy the pool and grounds as much as the house.

Amazing wildlife including birds of pray that soared over the house in the mornings.

A week didn't really give us time to do the area justice as we didn't leave the house much but our day out in Ronda was great.

I would diffently recommend this property for relaxation and a taste of real Spain

Thank you for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Fantastic home for getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Hoya with a group of friends including young children. The house was perfectly set up for a group of families and our kids loved the pool. There are multiple outdoor eating areas and the view is unbelievable. The nearby town of Gaucin was fun and its a great base for day trips. Would go back again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Blissful and charming retreat

  • 5 of 5

La Hoya is a gorgeous place, complete with charming bedrooms, beautiful views, many quite sitting areas and one stunning pool. We traveled here with friends and children, and all had a fantastic time. The area was quiet and remote, but close to gorgeous villages with enough to entertain us all. Some days we spent entirely at La Hoya, others we ventured out and hurried back for the comforts of home, always spending the afternoon by the pool and dinners together around the outdoor table under the jasmine. Truly a blissful spot.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Stay

  • 5 of 5

As a group of sixteen it can be a challenge to find a place that suits everyone's different tastes but Cortijo La Hoya was a real winner for every single member of our party.

From the moment we arrived we knew we were somewhere truly special. It's been said before in reviews but the photographs really don't do it justice! The courtyard is stunning, the bedrooms are beautiful, the kitchen and combined living room is the perfect place to relax away from the heat of the midday sun, the pool is exquisite and to top it all off the al fresco dining areas provided an ideal backdrop to late night dinners and parties.

Christopher, Ines and Paco are completely charming and wonderfully helpful - we had not one problem from the day we booked to the moment we left. Thank you all so very much and we look forward to another superb stay in the future!

P.S. Paco's Paella really is the best you will ever taste, don't miss it!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

This house is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

We're a group of childhood friends, spouses and (now) children who've been renting vacation properties together for the past 15 years. We've taken homes everywhere from the Catskills to the French Riviera, and we all agree that... This – house – is – the – BEST! The views are spectacular. The grounds are extensive, filled with flowers and fruit trees. (Wake up to the scent of jasmine, then take your kids on a nature walk through the orchard to show them where their food comes from.) The gourmand groundskeeper, Paco, makes amazing paella and helped source our very own leg of jamon de bellota. The house manager, Ines, will go out of her way to answer your questions and get what you need or assist you in any way. The house itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated without feeling too precious. The kitchen is well equipped, with two ovens and two dishwashers, which makes clean up so much easier. The cooktop/hob can be a bit finicky, but you’ll figure it out or just cook the whole time on the built-in BBQ outside. The rooms are arranged around the courtyard, so everyone has their own private space. The pool is large, has a platform where younger kids can play and a shelf along the edge of the deeper part so you can stand all the way around….and, wow, the view. Nearby “white villages,” like Gaucin and Jimena de la Frontera, are charming and have castles where you can climb on 2000 years of history without any supervision. A little further afield, cities like Ronda, Cadiz and Gibraltar are also worth a visit (though you may want to bring some Dramamine for the winding roads) or go to Africa for a day – ferries to Morocco leave every couple of hours from Tarifa. That said, once you’re at the house, you may never want to leave. And when you must, you’ll be counting the days until you can return. I know I am.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
San Pablo
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
San Pablo
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
San Pablo
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Car: recommended

Cortijo La Hoya is set in the foothills below Gaucin, just off the Ronda-Jimena road. It sits in 30 acres of grounds and mature gardens and is surrounded by National Parkland. Its 14 metre infinity pool provides stunning views towards Africa. We are within easy reach of the Beaches, several local Golf Courses and Sotogrande with its Polo grounds and nightlife. The countryside is ideal for walking and riding. Gaucin which is 10 minutes away is one of the first famous ‘white villages’ of Andalucia. The nearest shops are in San Pablo (5 minutes) and Gaucin. The historic towns of Jerez, Ronda, Seville and Cordoba are an easy car journey. Tarifa, famous for its windsurfing is just 90 minutes away. Morocco and the mesmerising port of Tangier is only a 35 minute ferry ride from Tarifa. We are 45 minutes from Gibraltar airport and 90 minutes from Malaga Airport Please see also our website at

Other Activities: Croquet ,Ping Pong, Table Football, Badminton, Piano


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Gaucín,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.89

Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. We are reasonably flexible on rates in low season Whole month bookings will be offered a discount. We are also flexible on changeover days & times during the low season & will also consider stays of less than a week. Do ring me for more details on 07711887510.
Linen & Pool towels provided.

A Welcome Pack of food essentials is given free

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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