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.

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Sotogrande
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Hacienda Vistaverde Sleeps 10 Sotogrande

From £8,500 per week

Hacienda Vistaverde is a noble, 5-bedroom 'hacienda'-style luxury villa in a fine setting near Sotogrande set against San Roque golf course and distant mountains. Regal formal gardens overlook the…

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La Zagaleta, Benahavis
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Villa Matisse Sleeps 10 La Zagaleta, Benahavis

From £6,500 per week

Not for nothing is this villa known as 'Matisse'. A classically designed 4-bed luxury villa in a stunning La Zagaleta setting, it's definitely something of a work of art. A retreat to noble Spanish…

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La Zagaleta, Benahavis
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Villa Loren Sleeps 12 La Zagaleta, Benahavis

From £7,780 per week

Villa Loren is a spacious 5 bedroom villa of cathedral ceilings and much-loved antiques, designer furnishings and over-sized French doors – flung wide, often, to let the Spanish sun and warmth…

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Golden Mile
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Villa DaVinci Sleeps 11 Golden Mile

From £5,250 per week

A big lawned garden, plenty of kid's facilities, sleeping 11 and an ultra-convenient Golden Mile location make this luxury villa in Marbella absolutely perfect for families.

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Sotogrande
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Villa El Chorrito Sleeps 14 Sotogrande

From £5,900 per week

A fine Spanish Cortilo with beautiful grounds This 5/6 bedroom spanish cortijo opens up to reveal classical andalucian interiors, sumptuous furnishings & private patios to while away the hours in…

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La Axarquia
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El Mirador Lodge Sleeps 6 La Axarquia

From £4,550 per week

Put a contemporary bohemian twist on luxury detailing and old-world architecture, and the result is El Mirador Lodge; a bijou, open plan villa with 3 luxurious bedrooms and incredible views, where…

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Medina Sidonia
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La Medina Sleeps 10 Medina Sidonia

From £1,700 per week

La Medina is unique villa oozing charm, history, culture and sheer good taste. A chic and modern property which mixes the owners stylish Northern European taste with beautiful touches from Asia, and…

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Benahavis
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Finca La Buena Sleeps 19 Benahavis

From £21,800 per week

Elegant yet understated, the rustic luxury of Finca La Buena invites guests to bask in the Spanish sun and traditional luxuries of Andalusia and the Costa del Sol. Refined country estate offering…

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Vejer de la Frontera
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Hacienda Vejer Sleeps 24 Vejer de la Frontera

From £24,500 per week

Retreat to the charm and history of rural Cadiz. This 12-bedroom property welcomes you to a world of contemporary antique. Built just a decade ago from centuries-old and reclaimed materials, here…

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Benahavis
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Casa Alegre Sleeps 10 Benahavis

From £5,000 per week

Casa Alegre is a peaceful rural villa near Benahavis that offers the essence of traditional Andalucia in a charming riverside setting. The epitome of rural Andalucian elegance, this country estate is…

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La Axarquia
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El Mirador Estate Sleeps 14 La Axarquia

From £10,500 per week

A magnificent, hilltop estate with striking views of both mountains and Mediterranean, El Mirador Estate epitomises five-star luxury. This Andalucian getaway offers five-star service and bespoke…

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El Madronal
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Hacienda de Madronal 2 Sleeps 15 El Madronal

From £6,125 per week

Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood VIP's in this characterful 7-bedroomed estate above Marbella. The timeless atmosphere of this 'private castle' once captivated owner Madeleine Carroll, and now…

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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