Cortijo los Lobos

Villanueva del Trabuco, Málaga
+34 660 294457
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€110 - €135
per night
€750 - €900
per week

Nature lovers ride or hike through the breath-taking landscape of Andalucia's National Park and return to comfortable cottages with views


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€110 - €135 per night

€750 - €900 per week

The Experience

In a glorious setting surrounded by rocky mountains and circling vultures, down a tarmacked road find two charming cottages with cosy, rustic interiors and an apartment. Wood-burning stoves keep you warm on cool evenings and you can barbecue on your private terrace when it’s balmy. A delightful inner courtyard filled with shrubs and flowers has cushioned benches for sitting quietly with a book or just enjoying the peace. Laze by the pool by day, or night – perfect for stargazing.

Landscaped gardens lead down to the horses: June and Clive, your kind, easy-going English hosts run an ethical horse rescue and riding centre. They can lead you on sure-footed, gentle horses through open fields, cool pine forests, olive groves and streams with gorgeous views. They also run courses on ethical horsemanship.

Non-riders can walk, climb, drink from mountain springs or just nod off in the shade. You’ll feel relaxed and happy in the atmosphere here.

Cortijo los Lobos - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The feeling of isolation and the wonderful rural views
  • The authentic 'cortijo' feel of the place
  • The animals, and the respect and attention the owners give them
Cortijo los Lobos - Gallery

You should know

  • The nearest 'bar' with tapas is 2kms away
  • Riders need to learn a new way to ride in order to respect the animals - walking only, no kicking or crops


  • 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



Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €750
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Apartment for 2
€1151 bedroom
1 Barn for 4
From €1105 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €1204 beds2 bedrooms


Special offer: 16th to 22nd August! - we have a 6 night gap for our wonderful El Establo 2 bedroom cottage - now only 600 euros! More dates available from 29/8 and in our secret garden retreat

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We loved our relaxing and beautiful stay at Cortijo los Lobos. It’s a very special place where we enjoyed swimming in the pool with views of the mountains, horse riding and stargazing. Our children loved playing with all of the animals. June and Clive have put so much care and attention into their environment. Thanks for a lovely holiday!

Hilary, York

Once again Sawdays never lets us down, having found the perfect stay for our needs. Our criteria is always nature, peace, authenticity, high standards and experience. Cortijoloslobos is all of the above and more. Clearly a labour of love, June & Clive have created a sanctuary for themselves, animals and their guests, up in the hills. If it is escapism that you are looking for, yet only 10mins from a great locals town and an hour from the buzz of Marbella, this is the place for you. Wonderful stay, great memories!

Justin, Perth

Four of us spent a delightful 5 nights in El Establo cottage, which offered everything we wished for. June and Clive have created a wonderful place to stay, with a rustic charm, lots of comfort, and of course the gorgeous pool and pool area (essential when temperatures get close to 35C). The local village offers some friendly al fresco dining, and Malaga / Med is just 45 minutes drive away.

Ruud, Ottery St. Mary

Our second visit, returning after 5 years. Clive and June gave us the most wonderful warm welcome and showed us our accommodation - the secret garden. What a delightful cosy retreat, very private, our own rock pool and garden. We will be back again very soon If you’re looking to get away from the rat race and want to recharge, this is the place to come.

Julia, Shrewsbury

The perfect rural retreat. surrounded by mountains bathed in sunshine. With Junes & Clive's gorgeous animals for company as desired. an hour away from so many of Spain's amazing 'must see' places to visit. The accommodation is traditional Spanish style with all mod cons, so cosy and comfy and homely. The pool is the perfect way to cool off when sunbathing gets a little warm. There are fabulous walk routes to enjoy the stunning scenery and horse riding available for those that want to. June and Clive's make everyone so welcome and are the perfect hosts. I can't wait to return.

Beverley, St. Neots

Beautiful gem of a place in the Andalusian countryside. Stunning mountain views and fantastic walking trails. So much to do in the area. June and Clive are fantastic hosts and work so hard to look after their guests. The animals make the place very special and its a treat to spend time with them.

Claire, Holt

Cortijo Los Lobos is a gem of a place. The various homes have been beautifully made and maintained by the owners. It's in a lovely place - views of the mountains, great walks etc, but still within reach of Malaga and the coast. I've visited five times (I think!) and have enjoyed every stay. The Secret Garden is the newest place, and it looks fab. June and Clive are wonderful hosts. I can thoroughly recommend them.

Sue, Wisbech

We loved every minute of our stay. It really is very beautiful in every sense, from the soaring mountains where eagles can be seen circling high above and ibex spotted amongst the crags, to the undulating hills with olive trees and pine forests, home to a myriad sonorous birds. You can hike, bike, ride or wander through the wild flowers and follow paths up for views which stretch to the horizon. Our girls loved all of the animals, riding the horses and cuddling Millie and Peanut the dogs. The courtyards, patios, gardens, pool and cottages are utterly charming - we didn't want to leave!

Helen, York

There are several aspects that struck me about Cortijo los Lobos: it's a magical place as the valley and views are stunning. The owners are passionate and transmit this in a lovely, calm way. I also felt I was at a unique and special place, because it was largely created for abandoned animals, and this comes across when one wanders around and sees the well-kept horses in their open paddocks.

Carlos, Sawday's Inspector

We had the most wonderful stay in El Granero Viejo at Cortijo los Lobos! The surroundings are completely stunning and so relaxing. The little villa is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need - our private courtyard was amazing. The grounds are so lovely with so many different areas to sit and relax. It was a perfect week away, we feel so refreshed! We really hope we'll come back one day! Thank you June and Clive!

Katie, London

We are a couple in our 70 ‘a and do not ride horses now, but that did not prevent us from having an amazing stay at this beautiful, characterful Cortijo. The owners are delightful and completely dedicated to their home and especially their animals. 14 horses, 2 dogs and 7 cats all kept in amazing condition. From other guests we spoke to the riding was fantastic - out into the beautiful countryside surrounding the house. June (the owner) cooked delicious meals for us every night which we ate outside on their lovely courtyard. We can not recommend this place enough, and my daughter and her fami

Diana, Dorking

This is a magical place to stay whether you come for the riding or just for the beautiful scenery and warm welcome. The accommodation was perfect - private and comfortable and beautifully decorated in a Spanish style. The gardens and courtyard are also wonderful. The pool wasn't open when we visited as it was too early in the season, but there are beautiful views from the pool area. The rides are through breathtaking landscape on June's well cared for horses. They are ridden without bits or shoes which was surprisingly easy. Just a lovely place to stay.

Sue, Brighton

Lovely accommodation set in beautiful gardens and a rural landscape which encourage relaxation. Being able to ride was the icing on the cake, even for a beginner like me and I felt safe at all times. June and Clive run a very special place, its a real haven.

Verity, London

We came to Cortijo los Lobos for a week in October half term and had a fantastic time staying in El Establo. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, with plenty of outdoor space (both private and shared with other guests). The heated pool was a favourite with our two young children, as were all the animals. We also thoroughly enjoyed exploring the surrounding area - the authentic Spanish nature of both Villaneuva del Trabuco and Antequera was a joy to experience. Similarly, the surrounding countryside was fantastic to watch and walk in. Many thanks, Clive and June. Gracias!

Fran, Manchester

We arrived to a warm welcome from our hosts, June and Clive and instantly felt at ease. We had booked 2 hours of riding a day, leaving us plenty of time by the pool! This place surpassed all our expectations. The accommodation was traditionally spanish, comfortable and clean. The stunning pool and location were great but the friendly horses and dogs really steal the show! Riding was through the olives groves and on mountain tracks on shoeless, bit-less and very happy horses. As inexperienced riders we gained a lot of confidence and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We hope to return soon!


We were made to feel instantly at home in this delightful haven in the countryside. The surroundings and the pool were calm and relaxing and for us being adopted by the family pets was an added bonus. Clive and June make a point of understanding peoples preferences and June has a knack of matching her horses to riders for those wanting to take advantage of the option to ride. A gentle hack through olive groves in the early morning sunshine was just a delight even for a nervous rider like me.


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The neighbourhood

You're in a valley between two mountains. Walking (and riding) paths criss-cross the landscape which is dotted with smallholdings and old olive trees. A small hamlet 2kms down the road serves tapas and local soups. It's very beautiful and quite remote, the nearest proper village being 6kms away - Villanueva del Trabuco, which has a market, restaurants and shops. Malaga is a 40-minute drive.

Local points of interest from June & Clive Wolfe

  • Nestled amongst mountains and olive groves in blissful tranquility,Cortijo Los Lobos offers an escape from the stresses of modern life yet is only 45 minutes from Malaga. shops and restaurants only 5 minutes.Book our new garden retreat for pure escapism!
  • Situated between Malaga and Granada, we are perfectly sited for visiting all the major tourist attractions such as the Alhambra Palace, Cordoba, Seville and the stunning national park areas of El Torcal, inland lakes and Caminito del Rey must be seen
  • Nature lovers ,walkers ,birdwatchers, Photographers and artists are all in heaven at our farm,where the morning and evening light and spectacular sunsets are breathtaking and no light pollution makes a stargazing paradise,especially viewed from the Jacuzzi
  • Our delighted guests return year after year -we are very proud of our many excellent reviews on Tripadviser(see testimonials page on our website). As we live on site, we are on hand to make your stay special, whilst remaining discreetly in the background
  • Horse riding is provided on site but even non horsey guests love to watch the horses interacting in their paddocks at the foot of the landscaped gardens. Our scenic mountain hacks on our friendly, safe horses are perfect whatever your ability
  • It is a walkers paradise here, with marked trails all around us. Hike through olive groves, pine clad mountain trails, stick to the tracks or climb to the top of the mountain if you are fit, the views are spectacular!


June & Clive Wolfe

June and Clive moved here with their three children in 2000. Dedication to their rescue animals is their driving passion - June grew up riding in the traditional way but realised when she actually owned horses how much they prefer living in herds and in as natural an environment as possible. They have two friendly, well-behaved rescue dogs and four cats - a few of which live down at the stables.