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Cortijo Jacaranda - Self-catering houses in Málaga

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Apdo. de Correos 279, 29500 Álora, Málaga
Andalusia, Spain

Lee & Lorna Rickwood Visit website
+34 952 112703 (landline)

Up in the hills, an amazing family holiday with Lorna and Lee: mountain bikes, giant chess, paella nights, pool! Beauty therapies, too...

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The problem with holidaying with young children is that few places answer your needs and theirs. This is different: Lorna and Lee's 16-acre farm in the bare southern hills is a fabulous place for family holidays! With two purpose-built and simply styled cottages, each with its own terrace and great views, plus an apartment for four, Lorna and Lee have made the whole place as family-friendly and relaxed as can be. The pool has a shallow area for kids, and toys, cots and baby gadgets galore, there's a big suntrap terrace, a purpose-built play area, giant patio chess, videos and DVDs to rent, mountain bikes to borrow and loads more. Join your thoughtful hosts for paella night once a week, and they are also happy to provide free babysitting for an evening during your stay, ferrying you to and from your chosen restaurant. Lorna can do all sorts of relaxing beauty therapies for deserving mothers, golf, riding, quad biking and archery can be arranged, and skiing is possible (a two-hour drive) between January and April. Or simply have a stroll around the new pond, complete with lilies, koi carp and goldfish. Brilliant.


Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles


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  • Apartment for 4 also available, €75-€85.
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Guest feedback
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"We had a lovely week in October. The casita was comfortable and well equipped with lot of things for our two children. The pool was spotless and the play area and sandpit brilliant. And the surrounding countryside and views simply breathtaking. Lee and Lorna are very helpful and approachable, and the paella night is a must! The babysitting was also so appreciated, enabling us to have a wonderful meal out in the local town. We look forward to a return visit."

Richard - Ramsgate, United Kingdom

October 2016
"Another fabulous two weeks at Cortijo Jacaranda. So relaxing and perfect for small kids. Booked for next year before we left! Lorna and her family are absolutely lovely (and kind and patient!) and the setting couldn't be more ideal if you are looking for a peaceful holiday (even!) with kids."

Stefni - Twiston, United Kingdom

August 2016
"Wonderful rural Spain at its best! Very well equipped accomodation is set around a beautiful swimming pool up in the hills with amazing 360' views! Great for families and couples who crave sunshine away from the tourists in complete privacy! Short drive down to local bars and restaurants with excellent local Spanish cuisine! Alternatively buy your own and bbq beside the pool! Cannot recommend this place more as it's simply gorgeous and the English owners go above and beyond to make sure your stay is the best ever! Loved it & will be back next year if they will have us! Highly recomended! "

William - Sevenoaks, kent, United Kingdom

June 2016
"Wow, what can I say. Just had an amazing week staying at Cortijo Jacaranda. Lee and Lorna couldn't have been more accommodating. The Cassita was immaculate and very comfortable, had everything I needed and more! Such a peaceful location with easy access (by car) to the local towns. Went to a great Tapas restaurant recommended by Lorna nearby and did not disappoint. However, I highly recommend the paella night as cooked by Lee, absolutely delicious. I cannot rave about this accommodation enough, so much so that I've already booked to return next year. "

Sarah

September 2015
"Cortijo Jacaranda and the charming Casita Mimosa where we stayed was just perfect for us and our little boy of 5. The place itself was immaculately kept, a gorgeous pool and individual BBQ areas plus the informal bar area and giant chess board made it easy to just laze around happily enjoying the tranquility and wonderful views. Lorna and Lee and family were really accommodating and helpful plus the night off that we had in the local restaurant while Lorna babysat was a real bonus. Lots to do in the local area but essential to drive. Had a brilliant time would thoroughly recommend. "

Anna

August 2015
"The most relaxing holiday I've had for a long time- I didn't want to leave. To be able to cook whilst watching the kids in the pool is amazing. So clean, with everything you need. We love the seclusion whilst only being 30min from Malaga. Some lovely local towns and things to do. The lakes were great. Great hills for running, stunning views and a brilliant pool and kids area. Lorna and lee were very helpful but gave us our space. We recommend going to the market before the supermarket for amazing local veg. I've never gone back to a holiday cottage twice but this one I just might! "

Kate

August 2015
"We had a lovely stay in Mimosa cottage for a week in August. The cottages are compact but pretty and immaculate throughout. Very well equipped with thoughtful things like board games and books. The kitchen had everything you needed and the gas bbq was brilliant and made catering easy. The pool was designed perfectly for a 3 year old and 7 year old swimming ability. The children also loved the play equipment and the resident donkeys. The location in up in the hills so a 15 minute drive to the nearest town but once down there is lots to do in the area. Peaceful and relaxed - we loved it."

Tina

August 2015
"It is a rarity to achieve, but I have just managed to have a lovely relaxing holiday with my four very young children at Cortijo Jacaranda. The setting is stunning, the Casitas are lovely and have everything you could possibly need, even for young children, the pool is the cleanest private pool I've ever seen and the perfect temp. The little ones could all stand up in the little pool and the big pool was deep enough for adults to dive into. Just perfect. Highly recommended, we have been home for a week and have already booked again for next year! Ps Lorna is lovely and a great host :)"
July 2015
"We had a great stay in one of the casitas at Cortijo Jacaranda. Nice and quiet location away from the busier coast but near enough to get to the beach easily. We also got into Malaga on a slightly cloudier day very quickly too. Hosts were very welcoming and provided equipment for our young daughter so we could travel light. Good swimming pool and children's swings, slide and sandpit too. Very relaxing!"
May 2014
"We had a wonderful holiday at Cortijo Jacaranda. Booked both casitas - two couples one with a 9 month old and the other with a 12 month old. Babies well catered for with cots, high chairs, plates and utensils, microwave and gates. Lorna and Lee are fantastic, very helpful. Took full advantage of the free babysitting, spent a great evening at local tapas bar (extremely good value). Beauty treatment was excellent, so was paella and cheesecake. Highly recommended and excellent value. If only more places were as baby / kid friendly but also great for adults as this. "
September 2013
"Beautiful peaceful location, TV and internet-free (wonderful!), simply furnished but had everything we needed. Hosts extremely helpful."
August 2013
"Thank you for a beautiful relaxing private place for our family and friends. We relaxed and swam in the pool for hours and in the evenings enjoyed drinks at the bar. Situated within easy reach of Alora and Pizzara for supplies, and the Ardelles, Mijas and Ronda for memorable day trips. We will return as soon as possible!"
August 2012
"We had a fantastic holiday at Cortijo Jacaranda. The location is absolutely stunning, with a panoramic view of the Andalusian countryside. The casitas are well equipped, stylish and clean, with the pool being a couple of metres from the front door. Lorna and her family could not have been more welcoming. We had a great time and will definitely going back."
July 2012
"Had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this chill-lax getaway from it all location. Good comfortable and clean accomodation with a pool just outside our door. Wonderful mountain views and seclusion. Lorna and Lee our host was on hand to advise around the best places to visit such as the lakes which was a short drive away and the beaches which took around 30 mins. Ideal for our extended family holiday with play area for our youngsters and a small bar for us just a couple of steps from our accommodation. We really enjoyed the evenings in a get-away-from it all location. Highly recommended "
May 2012
"A very special place to rest and relax with wonderful scenery all around you. Very caring owners who are happy to tell you more about their area. Day trips to Malaga, El Chorro, Ronda and the Andalucian lake district from here with spectacular drives. We only had 4 nights - not long enough !"
September 2011
"Second visit to this lovely, relaxing villa with our 3 boys. Everything as wonderful as we remember last year. Stunning views, relaxing pool and lovely days out at Ardales Lakes, Mijas and Ronda. Lorna and family always helpful, particularly keeping open the bar to watch the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, making it a great evening for our family and friends. Have already booked to return in 2013. "
August 2011
"A wonderful place to relax,even with 3 boys. Beautiful views all around the property and a lovely pool. The hosts are extremely helpful, suggesting lovely days out, particularly the lakes at Ardales. The free babysitting and taxi service was a huge bonus. We would definitely recommend Cortijo Jacaranda to all our friends and hope to return next year."
July 2011
"A great venue for a relaxing and private family holiday. The casitas were spotlessly clean and had everything that we and our children needed. Lorna was always happy to help with anything. It was so relaxing that we hardly felt the need to move from the beautiful poolside!"
August 2010

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Houses for 5
Price:(i) 525 to800 per week

€75 - €120 per night. During July, August & September if both casitas are booked by the same party there is a €100 discount per casita per week.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Apdo. de Correos 279, 29500 Álora, Málaga


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering 2 self-catering houses
Sleep
5
each
Bedrooms
2
each
Details
Houses (x2) ~ 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofabed. €70-€120 per night
Price: (i) 525 to 800 per week
Lee & Lorna Rickwood Visit website
+34 952 112703 (landline)