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Review submitted by Linda from Eastbourne (Submitted: 21 Apr 2012)
Had a wonderful 5 days in early April - weather great and Cortijo perfect.
The swimming pool water was chilly because it hadnt had time to warm up so early in the season but this didnt stop the children using it every day whilst we soaked up the sun and relaxed. Views are fabulous from every window and terrace and we could even see the sea 40 km away. The only noises we heard were from the frogs croaking in nearby water and the bells jangling from the goats grazing on the hills. Would love to come back again but would make sure our next stay is for longer.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 14 Oct 2011)
If you need to chill and recharge your batteries you could do a lot worse than this place! Its a traditional and beautifully reformed Spanish country house set in the hills overlooking the Andalusian countryside and to the sea. Both my husband and I work in the financial sector in London and we have had a very stressful year and the 10 days we enjoyed in June was for us perfect. The sky was blue and the Sun kept us company every day.
We spent just about everyday in or around the pool, its very private, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and both Paul and I returned home with great suntans, mine all over! Will we go back? Maybe, we loved it, but the World is a big place, but thanks Terrence for a great time. Angela and Paul Sanderson, London
Review submitted by Angie from Faversham, Kent (Submitted: 1 Aug 2011)
Had a wonderful 2 weeks in July at this beautiful villa. So hot that we were permanently in the swimming pool! Well equiped though showers didnt work well. Loved the area - rural and amazing views. Perfect for just chilling out and enjoying the moment!
More fans for our next visit - which our party of 8 all agreed would be great to do.
Angie Gordon and family
Its a pity you did not mention your difficulties with the showers Angie. There are a lot of combinations for different jets etc. I now run through the shower operating options with new renters. Show you next time!
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 19 Jul 2010)
We enjoyed a really excellent week in the cortijo. We divided our vacation into 1 week in Barcelona and 1 week in Andalucia and we enjoyed Andalucia the most. The house is a good mix, an old farmhouse, but with all modern appliances. We spent most of the week in and around the cortijo and loved the nearby little white villages. The weather was fantastic, clear blue skies and warm sunshine. Our days revolved around the swimming pool and we enjoyed eating both mid day and evening meals beneath the pergola. We took one day out to go to the beach, very nice and 35 minutes away, Playa Mar it is called. A fantastic week, thank you Terrence, see you next year!
Emilia & Oscar Pettersson, Jonkoping, Sweden
Review submitted by william from monkton (Submitted: 18 Jul 2010)
This was a lovely villa ! Great views and a wonderfull part of spain ! If there was 1 fault
It would be that there was no air conditioning which did spoil it as 42degreess was very hot and sleepi
Ing at night was virtually impossable !
I do not understand the review posted by Mr Monkton, yes it was exceptionally hot during the week of Mr Monktons party, but at no time did I receive any comment, or complaint. Portable A/C units are available to rent at a very reasonable cost, but equally these were not requested.
I also noticed that Mr Monkton felt the Cortijo was average value for money?
This was a party of 8 people and the cost per person was 155GBP,s per week?
I have only chosen to respond to this review in that it runs contrary to the reviews posted by other guests and equally adversely affected the rankings on the site.
Cortijo La Pura
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Jul 2010)
What an incredible place with incredible views all the way down to the med, the owner told us it was 600 metres from sea level. We like very much the house and everything.
Jurgen Klause, Hamburg.
Review submitted by Aldo from via Quasimodo, 1 22100 Como Italy (Submitted: 1 Jun 2010)
A splendid and Princely House into a true corner of paradise! The garden, swimming pool, the panorama: everything wonderful! Terrence the owner is a kind person and ready to meet promptly every need.The House is an ideal base to visit Malaga, Costa del Sol, Ronda and Granada
Review submitted by Jonathan from Birmingham (Submitted: 25 May 2010)
A wonderful escape to the rural sierras. The cortija has all the charm of an old farmhouse yet with comfortable modern living. We used it for a short break just for the two of us but there is room for 8 or 9 in comfort. The house is cool and roomy with stunning views from almost all windows. Views outside take your breath away, especially the 180 degree views out across the mountains from the picnic table on the patio and the large, inviting pool (which unfortunately was still rather too cold to use in late May).
Glorious isolation comes at a price which, in this case, is the tough, precipitous dirt track up from the road. A mile or so of low gear, very careful driving required to get up and down.
We felt completely at ease here and would love to take more of our family sometime.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 26 Jan 2010)
We enjoyed a great two weeks and have no hesitation in recommending the house for a refreshing and relaxing holiday. The surrounding area is quite beautiful and it difficult to believe that it is so close to the Costa Del Sol. The farm quite literally sits on the side of a mountain and the views are breathtaking, stretching down to the sea.We spent a lot of our time relaxing by and enjoying the pool and the water was pleasantly warm. The Bar-b-que was handy, though we only used it once preferring to eat out in the local villages which we found to be very well priced. Oh and a special thank you to Sarah who helped us settle in and was helpful in suggesting good places to visit and good places to eat. All in all a great holiday. Ann Foster,
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 26 Jan 2010)
We enjoyed our week at the Cortijo. We took a chance and went in the middle of November, but we enjoyed very nice weather, sunny every day and in the high twenties!We liked the look of the house from the photos and we were not disappointed. It is very spacious and well equipped and the views are really quite spectacular. It feels very peaceful and secluded, yet it took us only 35 minutes to get to Marbella.We loved the local white village of Casarabonela and found the local people very friendly even though we know very little Spanish and we felt we made new friends, in particular Antonio and Maria of The Bar Nuevo. We hope to return. Jenny and John Collins, Birmingham, England.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 24 Nov 2009)
We have just returned from a well earned rest at Cortijo La Pura and are happy to give our recommendation . The location is great, the views reach down to the sea & coast, but nestled in the mountains it is actually incredibly unspoilt and peaceful.
The house is very spacious, well laid out and equipped and we had a really relaxing week. We were also lucky to enjoy beautiful weather throughout our stay with warm sunshine, now we are back in the clouds and rain, but it helped to make our winter seem shorter. We hope to go again with more of the family.
Sue and Andrew Ross, Perth, Scotland
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 9 Nov 2009)
The manager of the Cortijo asked us if, subject to our satisfaction we would write a review of our stay, so here goes.
We had a great week, it was late October, we had warm sunshine everyday and the house was both very spacious and very well equipped, including a computer to keep in touch with friends back home. We spent our time lounging around the pool, enjoyed the odd bar b que and visited the local villages. We could see the coast from the balconies, but chose to enjoy our time close to home. Our only regret the week passed so quickly!
John and Ann Whitfield, Gloucester
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 27 Sep 2009)
A beautiful House tucked away in the mountain, half way between Casarabonela and Alozaina. The views were spectacular and the Pool and garden was a perfect place to relax and unwind.
The house is very spacious and has every thing a family might need , washing machine, dishwasher,cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, Internet access, T.V. and Video.
The owner is very accommodating and likes to help with any problems you may encounter. He has a great knowledge of the area and will point you in the right direction for places of interest (no need for GPS ). The Information Pack and details of both Casarabonela and Alozaina were true and accurate, and when it was time for us to go home we knew that you will be revisiting this Beautiful Place again soon.
Mary and Gearoid
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 14 Sep 2009)
We rented the Cortijo for a long weekend and it was just what we were looking for, a break from both the city and our busy lives. It is in a beautiful location, nestled into the mountain range back from the coast and not too remote. It took us only 35 mins to drive up from Malaga. We needed a break and a chance to chill out and that is exactly what we got. The Cortijo is great for relaxing and we were pleased with both the standard of the accommodation and the facilities and had to resist the temptation to use the computer during our stay. We found our stay good value for money and are happy to give our recommendation.We will try to stay up there again in the new year.
Carmen Fernandez, Malaga, España
Review submitted by corinne from brighton (Submitted: 13 Sep 2009)
From the moment we arrived we started unwinding and spent 10 idyllic days in total tranquility. We watched sunrises amd sunsets from the balcony, chilled by the pool and soaked in the Andalucian white villages - what more could you ask for? The children swam, watched DVDs and played on the computer, and most importantly, gave us some peace - we truly relaxed and consider it our perfect retreat!
The pool was warm, the views breathtaking, the dining room magnificent and the kitchen dreamy. The master bedroom was incredibly spacious and beckoning! All in all the accomodation was wonderful.
The owner was very responsive when we couldnt quite work out work how to switch the cooker on and the agent even came to help us out on a Sunday when a minor emergency required. We will return whenever we can.
Review submitted by Jenny from Cambridge (Submitted: 7 Aug 2009)
This is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The description provided by the owner was accurate in every way and we were very impressed by the quality of the accommodation. The house is very well stocked and we found the presence of a dishwasher, washing machine, computer with internet, extensive range of books, bbq, and private swimming pool a real bonus.
The property owner and the manager were always very helpful.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 6 May 2009)
Well we were looking to recharge the batteries and step out of our routine and the Cortijo was quite a find. It was up a track in a spectacular valley and we arrived just as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
The views across the countyside to the coast were quite something, we could even see Malaga and the sea beyond.
We spent the first few days relaxing and unwinding. The pool was warm, though if the wind gets up you will need to net the leaves out! The lake was a nice touch and full of fishes and frogs! The house was huge and comfortable and the kichen was well equiped
We visited the two closest villages, Casarabonela and Alozaina and they were quite an experience. I guess this is what is termed the "Real Spain"
We will be back.
Peter & Ann, Bristol