This typical Andalusian finca is surrounded by the rolling green hills and cork oak forests of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, and you’ll reach it down a dirt track, stopping for herds of goats along the way. There are no immediate neighbours, but a nearby railway line has the occasional train passing by.
The food here is outstanding, as Karl is a professional chef: homemade porridge with dates, fresh bread and a plate of local cheeses and hams for breakfast; delicious lunches and dinners are available at least four times a week or you can find great tapas bars in Jimena de la Frontera, a five-minute drive away – ask Barbara for recommendations.
Rooms look out onto a central patio on one side, and the garden on the other; induction electric stoves keep them warm in winter and cool in summer. Relax, read, snooze or play a game of volleyball; there’s a nicely private swimming pool with an honesty bar too. Borrow a bicycle or saddle up one of Barbara’s five horses if you’re an experienced rider; you can walk, ride or bike on paths for hours without crossing a road.