The Character Collection offers authentic spanish properties, for those who love 'the real spain'. Stay in the finest haciendas, cortijos, or country retreats; full of charming details and classical style, these luxury villas offer an authentic taste of Spain.

Sleeps 15
El Madronal

Hacienda de Madronal 2 Sleeps 15 El Madronal

From £7,700 per week

Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood VIPs in this timelessly elegant 7-bedroom villa with traditional Andalucian features, located in one of Marbella's most exclusive gated communities.

Sleeps 19

Finca La Buena Sleeps 19 Benahavis

From £19,850 per week

Set on 600 wooded hectares near Benahavis, 10 bedroom Finca La Buena is a traditional Spanish manor farmhouse steeped in class and elegance, worthy of the Aristocracy, and yet welcoming and homely.

Sleeps 16
Ronda, Malaga

Villa Sofia Sleeps 16 Ronda, Malaga

From £3,442 per week

Villa Sofia in Ronda has been transformed from an old Spanish farmhouse on a 23-hectare estate, into a 6-bedroom luxury villa with private pool & magnificent views over rolling hills. Packed with characterful original details and reclaimed furnishings, sleeps 16 in 6 bedrooms including a self-contained guest house.

Sleeps 20
Lecrin Valley, Granada

Villa La Tapia Sleeps 20 Lecrin Valley, Granada

From £6,395 per week

Located in the scenic Lecrin Valley near Granada, this beautifully restored 19th century mill has been transformed into a luxury modern villa rental with a unique character. 8 en-suite bedrooms, yoga studio, walled Mediterranean garden and private pool. Sleeps 16+4.

Sleeps 16
El Madronal, Benahavis

Hacienda Bolero Sleeps 16 El Madronal, Benahavis

From £10,900 per week

Hacienda Bolero is an elegant luxury villa which embodies the romance of Southern Spain: a handsome, hacienda-style home adorned in ivy, and fronted by an enchanting, cobbled courtyard. Inside, the interiors are elegant and inviting, with 7 bedrooms sleeping 16, set around an enchanting patio, cork oaks and sea views.

Sleeps 12
Ronda, Malaga

Villa Los Nogales Sleeps 12 Ronda, Malaga

From £4,380 per week

Villa Los Nogales is a charming 7-bedroom villa nestled in the idyllic Andalucia countryside, just 10 minutes drive from the white town of Ronda. This cortijo-style villa exudes Andalusian charm, with its pretty courtyard entrance, wood beam ceilings and idyllic gardens with private pool. Sleeps 12 in 7 bedrooms.

Sleeps 14

Villa Kynthia Sleeps 14 Estepona

From £5,900 per week

Villa Kynthia is a 6 bedroom luxury villa in Estepona, offering Andalucian charm with sun soaked terraces, shady dining areas, flowering gardens and magnificent sea views for incredible sunsets. It sleeps 14 and is packed with facilities including a Spanish-style bodega and gym.

Sleeps 9
Ronda, Malaga

Casa Amaia Sleeps 9 Ronda, Malaga

From £5,900 per week

Casa Amaia is a distinguished yet modern 5-bedroom villa sleeping 9 with private pool in Ronda. The cool interiors and sunny exteriors exude Andalucian charisma and elegance, and the dramatic gorge-side patio features a private pool; a rare find in the centre of Ronda.

Sleeps 30
La Axarquia

El Mirador Estate Sleeps 30 La Axarquia

From £21,795 per week

Spectacular 10-acre estate with 4 traditional Spanish Cortijo-style homes, spanning 15 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Located in the stunning Axarquia region to the east of Malaga.

Sleeps 16
Mijas, Malaga

Hacienda la Duquesa Sleeps 16 Mijas, Malaga

From £10,500 per week

Pretty courtyards, flowing fountains and grand marble staircases fill eight-bedroom Hacienda La Duquesa in Mijas with classic Spanish style. Add in it’s Andalucian warm terracotta colour and handmade ironwork plus traditional fruit trees in the garden couldn't be anywhere else other than Spain.

Sleeps 17
Lecrin Valley, Granada

Hacienda El Valle Sleeps 17 Lecrin Valley, Granada

From £16,850 per week

This 7-bedroom hacienda-style villa sleeping 17 guests is surrounded by olive and citrus groves, misty peaks and the undulating hills of the Lecrin Valley, while inside, the classical bedroom suites and fountain courtyard are gloriously Andaluz.

Sleeps 26
Lecrin Valley, Granada

Casa La Joya Sleeps 26 Lecrin Valley, Granada

From £7,500 per week

Casa La Joya enjoys a village location in the scenic Lecrin Valley in Granada. Sleeps 26 in 9 bedrooms, this traditional villa with private pool is ideal for exploring Granada and its mountains

Finest Authentic Spanish Villas

Not all villas in Spain are created equal. In the rush to be modern and luxurious we often lose sight of what’s charming and traditional. Not so with our Character Collection. Here we’ve singled out a small, unique collection of beautiful villas that showcase the very best of Spanish style and charm.

Most are situated within beautiful landscapes, with magnificent views across rolling countryside or surrounded by mature gardens full of pines and fruit trees. Now you can enjoy a truly authentic stay in Spain.

These villas all have something characteristically Spanish about them; from traditional Cortijos built around an orange-tree courtyard, to antique beamed ceilings and hand-painted tiles, these villas give you a real sense of traditional Andalucia.

We’re adding new villas to the Character Collection all the time.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please do make use of our Bespoke Travel Planning Service, we’ll be happy to help you find your ideal villa.

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