Cortijo Jacaranda

Álora, Málaga
+34 952 112703
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Up in the hills, an amazing family holiday with Lorna and Lee: mountain bikes, giant chess, paella nights, pool! Beauty therapies, too...


2 places


Each sleep 5

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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, 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 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 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.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €525
During July, August & September if both casitas are booked by the same party there is a €100 discount per casita per week.
2 Houses for 5
From €804 beds2 bedrooms



Our third trip here, this time with my sister and family. The children (aged 12, 11, 10 and 9) didn't seem to leave the fabulous pool which allowed for plenty of relaxation for the adults. The casitas are spotless on arrival and Lorna supplies a lovely welcome pack of food/drinks. We enjoyed plenty of excellent tapas restaurants (Estacion de Cartama, Alora) and delicious local ice creams; the paella evening by the pool (cooked by Lorna and Lee) was also really special. Must-see places are the Alhambra, the lakes north of El Chorro, Malaga (old town and port). Wonderfully relaxing holiday...

Jill, Pewsey

Beautiful setting, with countryside views all around and often a very welcome breeze. The villa is equipped with absolutely everything you need and was fantastically clean. The pool is gorgeous and perfect for young children to spend the day. Lorna is a wonderful host - nothing is too much trouble and her paella is amazing! We travelled with family who stayed in the opposite villa - it provided privacy as well as plenty of shared family time. It really is the most idyllic and relaxing setting for a peaceful holiday.

Karen, Winscombe

When we arrived at Cortijo Jacaranda I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was ... up in the hills surrounded by orange , olive and almond trees and just the most breath taking views .... the casita was perfect ... equipt with everything you could need ... immaculately clean it was just so welcoming ... especially with the pool just outside the front door ... and a lovely shaded area to relax and keep cool .... lee and Lorna are there to make sure you have everything you need the whole holiday was faultless and I highly recommend it ... I just can’t wait to go back ....

Joanne, London

A fantastic holiday! Thank you Lorna and Lee for giving us the chance to see a beautiful and relaxing part of Spain. Our casita was perfect - very clean, comfortable and brilliantly equipped for holidaying with a little one. We loved the pool, the sunshine, the peace and quiet and Lorna's brilliant paella and cheesecake. We booked our holiday very last minute and can't believe how lucky we were to find such a perfect place. A wonderful pedicure in Lorna's treatment room was a total bonus and we loved visits from Chloe the dog. Hoping to return next year! The Walls Family

Debbie, Corsham, Wiltshire

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

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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!


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 :)


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!


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.


Beautiful peaceful location, TV and internet-free (wonderful!), simply furnished but had everything we needed. Hosts extremely helpful.


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!


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.


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


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.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lee & Lorna Rickwood

  • Nestled in the hills between the beautiful white villages of Alora and Pizarra. Cortijo Jacarandas rural location allows you escape the stress of everyday life by relaxing round the pool, admiring the amazing sunsets and adoring the breathtaking views.
  • Whilst staying at Cortijo Jacaranda you can not only relax but not too far away there are a wide range of activities available ranging from golf, sea fishing and skiing to hiking and birdwatching.
  • Take the train to Malaga, which is a lovely city to explore. It offers an abundance of history such as the Cathedral and Alcazaba. A wander around Malaga's new port is highly recommended. A hive of activity with bars, restaurants, shops and much more.
  • The spectacular "Camino del Rey" suspended above El Chorro Gorge is only 40 minutes away. You can swim or take out a pedalo on the beautiful lakes at El Chorro. The historical towns of Ronda, Antequerra and Granada are easily reached by car.