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

5-bedroom Hacienda Vistaverde offers 'hacienda'-style luxury villa in a fine setting near Sotogrande. The house is packed with traditional features such as Andaluz patios and water fountains.

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

From £6,500 per week

Located in the exclusive gated community of La Zagaleta, 4-bedroom Villa Matisse mixes traditional features such as terracotta floors and ceiling beams with luxury furnishings and statement antiques.

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

From £7,780 per week

Located in the exclusive La Zagaleta, 5-bedroom Villa Loren combines character features – such as beamed ceilings and a hand-tiled Andalucian patio – with a sophisticated contemporary touch.

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Sierra Blanca, Marbella
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Villa Luciano Sleeps 10 Sierra Blanca, Marbella

From £6,650 per week

5-bed Villa Luciano is the epitome of old-school Spanish elegance in the hills of Marbella, featuring classic design touches such as terracotta tiled floors, open fireplaces and marble bathrooms.

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La Zagaleta, Benahavis
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Villa Estefania Sleeps 14 La Zagaleta, Benahavis

From £15,250 per week

Sleeping 14 with a cinema, gym, Jacuzzi & pool in luxurious surroundings in Marbella. this villa exudes easy elegance and comfort. There is a great appreciation of antiques and symmetry in its design.

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Golden Mile
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Villa DaVinci Sleeps 11 Golden Mile

From £5,250 per week

Enjoying one of Marbella's finest postcodes and decorated in an elegant Spanish style throughout, Villa Davinci retains traditional features such as open fireplaces and soaring ceilings. Sleeps 11.

Sleeps 14
Sotogrande
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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.

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La Axarquia
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El Mirador Lodge Sleeps 6 La Axarquia

From £4,550 per week

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

Sleeps 10
Medina Sidonia
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La Medina Sleeps 10 Medina Sidonia

From £1,700 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

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Benahavis
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Finca La Buena Sleeps 19 Benahavis

From £21,800 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.

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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

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.

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Benahavis
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Casa Alegre Sleeps 10 Benahavis

From £5,000 per week

5 bedroom Casa Alegre is a peaceful rural villa near Benahavis that offers the essence of traditional Andalucia in a charming riverside setting.

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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