The Character Collection is for those who seek 'the real spain' by staying in a traditional hacienda, cortijo, or country retreat; full of charming details and classical style, these luxury villas offer an authentic taste of Spain.

Sleeps 10
Medina Sidonia

La Medina Sleeps 10 Medina Sidonia

From £2,100 per week

Located near the white village of Media Sidonia in Cádiz, this unique 4+2 bedroom villa oozes charm, culture and sheer good taste, combining Northern European style with beautiful touches from Asia

Sleeps 24
Vejer de la Frontera

Hacienda Vejer Sleeps 24 Vejer de la Frontera

From £22,350 per week

This stylish 12 bedroom Hacienda offers heaps of rustic charm in a home that is both antique and coolly contemporary, located near the beautiful white village of Vejer de la Frontera in Cádiz.

Sleeps 15
La Zagaleta

Villa Vivaldi Sleeps 15 La Zagaleta

From £26,580 per week

This 7 bedroom villa has its own private art collection of antiques, sculpture and precious paintings and enjoys some of the most spectacular views in southern Spain from its position in La Zagaleta.

Sleeps 10
East Marbella

Villa Kalinda Sleeps 10 East Marbella

From £4,958 per week

Located in the upmarket resort of Las Chapas, 5 bedroom Villa Kalinda brings a modern twist to classic Moroccan-Andaluz style, with hidden courtyards, soaring ceilings and a galleried library.

Sleeps 15

Cortijo Alondra Sleeps 15 Ronda

From £14,000 per week

Set into stunning Ronda countryside just 10 minutes from the old town, 10-bedroom Cortijo Alondra is a noble country estate that embodies the elegance and charm of classical Spain.

Sleeps 15
El Madronal

Hacienda de Madronal 1 Sleeps 15 El Madronal

From £9,500 per week

This 10 bedroom villa in the upmarket neighbourhood of El Madronal oozes charm, with classic Spanish interiors and charming traditional features such as an Andalucian patio and interior courtyard.

Sleeps 12

Villa Kynthia Sleeps 12 Estepona

From £5,750 per week

Villa Kynthia has Andaulcian charm with sun soaked terraces, shady dining areas, babbling fountains and magnificent sea views. It sleeps 12 with all a family could need while on holiday.

Sleeps 14

Villa El Chorrito Sleeps 14 Sotogrande

From £5,900 per week

This luxurious 5/6 bedroom Spanish Cortijo in exclusive Sotogrande is surrounded by beautiful grounds and opens up to reveal classical Andalucian interiors, sumptuous furnishings & private patios.

Sleeps 6
La Axarquia

El Mirador Lodge Sleeps 6 La Axarquia

From £4,650 per week

El Mirador Lodge puts a bohemian twist on luxury detailing and a traditional country house. Located in the stunning region of La Axarquia in Malaga, this bijou villa sleeps 6 in 3 luxurious bedrooms.

Sleeps 30
La Axarquia

El Mirador Estate Sleeps 30 La Axarquia

From £20,790 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 15
El Madronal

Hacienda de Madronal 2 Sleeps 15 El Madronal

From £8,400 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 8
La Axarquia

Cortijo El Mirador Sleeps 8 La Axarquia

From £6,450 per week

This wonderfully characterful 4-bedroom Andalucian country home in the Axarquia region of Malaga opens out onto mountain and sea views.

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.

El Mirador Estate Hilltop Retreat

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