Perched on a private hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean and the Sierra Tejada Reserve in Andalusia, this rustic-chic villa is surrounded by 10 acres of olive groves, vineyards, almond trees, Mediterranean gardens, exotic plantings, and fruit and vegetable gardens. Completely private and true to its Moorish farming roots, the villa is only 25 kilometers from the famed Costa del Sol and within an hour of the markets of Malaga and the history of Granada. Cortijo El Carligto may be rented separately or with its sister property, The Hunting Lodge, hosting up to 14 guests in the two properties.
The main indoor living area hosts the living room with beamed ceilings and terracotta floor as well as a large fireplace. The open plan dining and kitchen area seats ten and showcases an additional fireplace and Lacanche gourmet range cooker. A well-stocked and comfortable library hosts an Internet workspace and opens both to the courtyard and the enclosed lounge terrace entertainment area. The drawing room opens off of either the courtyard or its own terrace, which also connects to the enclosed library terrace. The drawing room and its terrace share a chimney for an outdoor/indoor fireplace, and the drawing room also offers a pantry and bar.
Outdoor terraces totally surround this single level villa. The master bedroom opens onto its own terrace offering Mediterranean sea views and featuring an outdoor shower. The master bedroom suite offers a queen sized bed, en-suite bathroom with Hamman bath, and sitting and dressing areas. The second bedroom offers a full sized bed and en-suite shower bathroom. Bedrooms three and four share a bathroom with tub, shower and bidet. Both of these bedrooms host two twin beds that can be combined to form a king sized bed, and one features a built in dressing table and wardrobe.
Designer touches include wooden beams, Mediterranean tile accents, terracotta floors, hand-stitched Suzani tapestries, and Spanish antiques. Moorish arches, latillas, heavy Spanish wooden doors and shuttered windows blend with all modern conveniences to provide for comfort, culture and style in this charming secluded villa.
Private chef services and Spanish culinary experiences are offered separately. Guided tours and hikes may be arranged. For larger groups or special events, the nearby, yet private, Hunting Lodge may be rented together with Cortijo El Carligto; together hosting up to 14 guests.