Away from holiday villas, in wonderful seclusion, are an old finca and a new casa, surrounded by sunflowers and hay bales: choose your season! Huge cañas (sugar canes) wave at the end of the field where the stream lies, and in the distance are the mountains of Grazalema. Nick and Julia, lovely people, live on the finca’s ground floor with two bouncy dogs and two little boys, and are a mine of information. Each building is attractive in its Andalucian simplicity. The apartment is on the second floor of the farmhouse with access from the back, and the décor is Moorish and delightful. There are thick walls and beams, low doors – mind your head! – and an impressive roof terrace for barbecues and views. The new casa, spacious, attractive and all on one floor, has its main (wheelchair-friendly) bedroom opening to a willow-shaded terrace. The style is understated, the kitchen is fully equipped, and railway sleepers above the windows add to the rustic charm. Alongside is the pool – large and fully fenced. Lots to enjoy: ping pong, bikes, sauna, gym, wild swimming… and Ronda, the obvious attraction, an easy ten-minute drive.