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

Hacienda Vistaverde Sleeps 10 Sotogrande

From £9,250 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.

Sleeps 12
La Zagaleta, Benahavis

Villa Loren Sleeps 12 La Zagaleta, Benahavis

From £12,555 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.

Sleeps 26
Lecrin Valley, Granada

Casa La Joya Sleeps 26 Lecrin Valley, Granada

From £3,400 per week

With traditional features such as an interior courtyard and original stone flooring, 9-bed townhouse Casa la Joya effortlessly blends old-school Spanish charm with luxurious modernity. Sleeps 26.

Sleeps 14
La Zagaleta, Benahavis

Villa Estefania Sleeps 14 La Zagaleta, Benahavis

From £15,730 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.

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 £4,550 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 10
Medina Sidonia

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

Sleeps 24
Vejer de la Frontera

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.

Sleeps 30
La Axarquia

El Mirador Estate Sleeps 30 La Axarquia

From £18,560 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 £8,000 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 £6,250 per week

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

Sleeps 22

Hacienda Sofia Sleeps 22 Madrid

From £85,000 per week

Hacienda Sofia is a memory of old-world Spain made new, in an exclusive fully-staffed estate. Tucked into the countryside just 45 minutes from Spain’s chic capital city, Madrid, it offers a…

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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