Cortijo Sabila

Villanueva del Rosario, Málaga
Bed & Breakfast
+34 952 742848

A grand, 18th-century style, sophisticated country hacienda with immaculate rooms, fabulous garden and pool - half an hour to the beach


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This grand and luxurious country hacienda feels 18th-century, though it’s actually beautifully-constructed 20th. Guest rooms, with mountain views, are bright and beautiful. The more traditional like Malaga with its leather sleigh bed and Cordoba with 4-poster have impressively tiled bathrooms, deluge showers and double sinks. Three recent additions are lovely too, and quirkier, with exposed stonework and open shower rooms. Yvonne and Ray are realising their dream here and want guests to relax and soak up the sophisticated atmosphere they’ve created. Whether it’s in the splendid log-fired drawing room – where you’re free to play the family collection of 78s – or in the grounds with roses, honeysuckle, and the extremely swish Alhambra-inspired walled garden, jacuzzi, pool and cascading fountains. In winter you eat in the spectacular formal dining room dominated by two vast chandeliers, In summer, everything turns al fresco out on the terraces. Yvonne is a considerable cook; dinners are feasts, breakfasts lavish. A great place to escape to as a couple and for special events. And only half an hour from the beach.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Children over 16 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €90
Singles €90 - €120. Dinner, B&B €60 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From €120
2 Doubles
From €90
2 Suites for 2
From €90



Yvonne is an excellent hostess who makes each guest feel special. All are encouraged to feel at home. Her meals are excellent. A wonderful location from which to explore Andalucía.

Mary, San Francisco

Our second visit here. Yvonne and Ray make every effort to make you feel at home and enjoy the comforts of their special Cortijo home. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable with great views. It is an excellent location as a base to enjoy all the major sights and attractions which Andalucia has to offer. Also the home cooked food is something special! A special place indeed!

Emlyn, Birmingham

A good location if you want to be able to relax in peaceful countryside but also visit some amazing Spanish cities. Yvonne and her team do a great job of making you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Accommodation is very comfortable with lots of individual touches and breakfast and dinner are delicious. Highly recommended. - definitely fits the title of "special places to stay".


Beautifully furnished building, relaxing pool and gardens - and owners who simply can't do enough for you. Highly recommended and great value for money.


A beautifully restored Cortijo in a grand Spanish style. Rooms have different themes.....ours was and spotlessly clean. Yvonne, the owner, makes you feel at home straight away. She is a wonderful cook....the breakfasts are fresh and tasty but make sure you try the evening meals....superb! The Cortijo is in a quiet mountain location but within easy reach of the main tourist Malaga, Córdoba, Sevilla and Granada. We have stayed at many hotels and B&Bs in Andalucia over the years and this has to rate up there as one of the best.


We stayed for a week. A lovely B&B with fabulous hosts who really do want you to have a nice stay. Yvonne is a wonderful cook with great ideas/ menu presented each morning. Yvonne & Ray are generous with their ideas and hosting. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and very clean. We have stayed at many Sawday recommendations and Cortijo Sabila is the best. Stay for more than 1 night or you may regret it. 10/10


We can't recommend this place enough! From the minute we arrived to the minute we sadly had to leave we were made to feel completely at home. Yvonne and Ray have done a wonderful job at creating a peaceful oasis in the hills above Malaga. We chose it for the last night of our holiday because it was so close to the airport (30 min drive), however if we'd known how lovely it was we'd definitely have stayed longer. Finally, Yvonne is a fantastic cook so be prepared and make sure you turn up hungry!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Yvonne Williams

  • 20 minutes to the stunning El Torcal national park
  • 30 minutes to the beautiful historic City of Malaga
  • Less than 1 hour to Cordoba and the magnificent mosque
  • I hour to Granada, the Alhambra Palace and the Sierra Nevada
  • Within easy reach of 100's of sandy beaches on both the Costa del Sol and the Costa Tropical