• 10 Bedrooms 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms 10 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 21 Sleeps 21
  • Daily Housekeeping Daily Housekeeping
  • Villa Manager on site Villa Manager on site
  • Continental Breakfast Included Continental Breakfast Included
  • Estate Chef Available Estate Chef Available

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

Fine and welcoming Andalusian grandeur with dedicated staff, a favourite of Spanish high society.

At a glance

10 bedrooms sleeping up to 21 guests


Can work as 2 complete residences around a fountain courtyard, perfect for different families to share


Relax in a choice of formal and informal salons, summer rooms and patios


Enjoy stunning nature in a 15,000 hectare private gated estate


Be pampered with daily breakfast service and housekeeping included


Escape into private woodland with walking and cycling paths to enjoy


Located on a private gated estate, just 10 minutes from Ronda Centre and old town


Book top-class chefs, local flamenco troupe or Spanish guitarrist, 4x4 experiences and chauffeurs to visit cities around Andalucia.


Welcome to Cortijo Alondra

Old-world everything, modern for the 21st century

The experience begins the moment you enter Cortijo Alondra, passing through a magnificent antique studded cortijo door, and stepping into the large, sun-dappled courtyard patio – the focal point of the property, where beamed ceilings meet creeping vines, and teak seating neighbours a bubbling fountain. Walk through the hallway, a living exhibit of classic Spanish elegance, with its original panelled ceiling and Andalusian tiles still intact.

Finally, step into the cortijo itself.

Cortijo Alondra, the “sky lark” of Ronda – a nod to the dozens of wild birds and melodic birdsong found here – is a stately and traditional Andalusian estate set into a vast, private and fenced property. Here, lush lawns and manicured tropical gardens unfold onto wild and beautiful forest, where groomed trails mark the only sign of civilisation.

But the cortijo – that’s all modern civilisation, fine art, and classical elegance. This is a home of refined detailing and prised art, of polished woods and beamed ceilings, of terracotta floors and handcrafted antique furniture. Of old-world everything, modernised for the 21st century.

Ideally suited to two large families traveling together, or to two multigenerational family groups who desire both time together and private moments, Cortijo Alondra offers twin halves: two sets of bedrooms, two living areas, and two kitchens. Everything, completely classical and yet utterly luxurious – a Spanish home of old, with the amenities of a modern and lavish villa.

A noble home that is at once traditional and yet utterly luxurious

Grandeur and tradition, luxury and elegance – these are the cornerstones of Cortijo Alondra.

Yet at the same time you will find it to be a welcoming family home, with a team of smiley staff to keep things tip-top, and the most beautiful Andalucian scenery.

Hidden away in 15 hectares (37 acres) of holm oak and poplar trees, of total privacy and truly classical Spain, sits a noble home that is at once traditional and yet utterly luxurious. A home that is deeply rooted in Spanish architecture, art and tradition. A home of meandering trails and brilliant sunsets, of precious antiques and a refreshing swimming pool.

A home where you may be greeted by gentle Spanish guitar music and a babbling fountain, by warbling birdsong and the tranquil stillness of the countryside. A classical, tasteful estate worthy of the Spanish high society who are regular guests.

The property has a dedicated staff offering a daily housekeeping service, breakfast laid out, a gardener to tend the grounds, and a house manager to coordinate chefs and other details.

How Cortijo Alondra works for you

Facilities

  • 10 bedrooms divided into a 4 bedroom main house, 4 bedroom second house and 2 bedroom ground floor courtyard suite (best for staff)
  • Each of the houses has its own salon and kitchen, perfect for 2 families sharing
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities offering L’Occitane amenities
  • Stylish yet noble estate showcasing Spanish art and antiques
  • Top quality bed linens and seating areas in most bedrooms
  • Complimentary soft drinks in fridge on arrival.
  • Tea and coffee station.
  • Continental breakfast served daily and estate chef available to hire for a cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Conference/meeting space and large shaded courtyard perfect for entertaining clients
  • Local Spanish musician or Flamenco group can be booked to play for guests
  • Drivers and vehicles available for airport and city visits
  • Extensive flowering gardens with modern sculptures for a unique touch
  • Private pool and sunbathing area
  • 2 formal living rooms, summer lounge and minstrel’s gallery reading/games lounge
  • 2 complete chef’s kitchens with professional catering facilities
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • Ascari race track close by, book a racing car driving experience or 4×4 off-road driving around the estate
  • Virtual concierge by The Luxury Villa Collection and villa manager on site
  • Ground floor bedrooms available for guests with walking difficulties (courtyard suite)

Cortijo Alondra Ronda summer room

FULLY STAFFED

Your villa has a small team of staff who work full time at the villa who will provide a daily clean (usually 6 days a week) as well as a full linen change at least every 7 days. They also attend the pool and garden.

Additional housekeeping duties can be booked and paid for directly to cover evening work such as after-dinner clearing up, or personal laundry and ironing which is not included in the normal duties.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of destination experts, who live locally and are all pre-approved, is at your disposal to help enhance your stay with us

In addition, this property has a dedicated Villa Manager and staff who can assist with any problems during your stay in the villa.

EXPERIENCES

Cortijo Alondra is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences around Ronda and the Costa del Sol. From exciting family adventures to world-class golf, gourmet delights and bodega tours to beauty spa’s, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.

Explore the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide from our expert partners. Enjoy a selection of day tours around Ronda or farther afield in Andalucia, or we can create bespoke itineraries for your family, all with a door to door service in air-conditioned vehicles.

A perfect choice for a first-time stay in Ronda is the escorted wine and tapas tour, discovering some of the fabulous boutique vineyards in the area, or take a trip to the ‘Brave Bull’ breeding reserve to learn first hand about these majestic animals.

A TASTE OF SPAIN

Breakfast Service

A cold breakfast will be laid out each morning, with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away (breakfast included in the rental). Special requests can also be taken for breakfast, and a pre-arrival shopping service is available to cover your other meals for the first few days, with food bill paid locally on arrival.

There is a tea and coffee station for your use at any time of day and soft drinks fridge stocked on arrival.

If you wish to have a hot cooked breakfast, the estate’s chefs can be hired, please ask for a quotation.

Catered to your choosing

If you prefer not to cook, the estate has an excellent professional chef who can prepare a range of local or international dishes for lunch or dinner.

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine ask about our gourmet Spanish menus, Paella demo’s, wine tasting at local bodegas or in the villa, or book a Tapas tour with our expert foodie tour guides.

Shopping Service

A complete villa pre-stocking service is available for a small fee, with goods paid for locally on arrival. We can also stock the bar or bodega for you.

GETTING AROUND

To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Concierge is happy to assist with transfers, car hire or shuttles during your stay.

Car with Chauffeur

This villa also has a number of vehicles with drivers that can be requested by guests for trips to the shops, shuttles to the beach, etc. Advance reservations where possible.

The formal living room is a noble and classical affair, both comfortable and welcoming, but also of very high quality. This living area offers double-height vaulted ceilings, traditional terracotta floors, and characterful details. William Morris print curtains deck the walls and sumptuous fabrics cover the furnishings, which include two three-seater sofas and sunflower-yellow chairs. The living room centres around a stunning, handcrafted fireplace.

The relaxation mezzanine overlooking the living room is a cosy nook with a reading area, games and cards.

The formal living room opens onto the conservatory, where a second informal living area looks out onto the grounds and offers comfortable seating on cream-coloured sofas.

The second half of the cortijo offers a large living-dining space, with oversized white sofas, an open fireplace, a large dining table, and trophy cabinets filled with racing awards. The drinks cabinet is compliments of the house and this space can also be reconfigured to accommodate meetings or events.

The formal dining area offers seating for up to 16, at a stately antique table and supplemental tables. Décor is elegant and traditional, and focuses around an elegant tapestry, silver candelabras, and various works of art. The second part of the cortijo has a large living-dining area that seats 20.

Cortijo Alondra offers two traditionally styled kitchens, one on each side of the estate. They offer large American-style refrigerators, coffee and tea stations, gas cookers, range ovens and dishwashers. Complimentary drinks are replenished daily.

Both kitchens are fitted with dining tables perfect for children’s tea or your morning breakfast. You may also take breakfast in the summer room or on one of the garden patios. A Spanish breakfast is served daily (included), and offers a feast of pastries, toast, fruits, and cured meats.

Both kitchens are equipped for professional catering (ask to see the menus available from the estate chefs) and can accommodate large events and families. Shopping service is offered pre-arrival.

Cortijo Alondra offers solace and respite – total relaxation, completely away from it all. Curl up on one of the sofas – you’ll have your pick of indoor or outdoor seating – and relax with a book and the view. Explore the film and music library.

Pour yourself a drink from the complimentary drinks cabinet and vintage train-wagon seats. Enjoy the sun streaming into the courtyard. Put on some music; Bose systems are located around the property.

If you’re feeling a bit more ambitious, head out to the main terrace, where you’ll find luxury lounge furniture that seats 8. The lounge overlooks the 8×4-metre pool and sunbathing terrace, as well as a vine-covered pergola and lawned gardens, with mature tropical plantings.

The gardens offer space for yoga and exercise. Just beyond the gardens, fenced woodlands offer walking/jogging paths to explore. Bicycles are available for guest use.

We are also happy to arrange excursions to Reserva Tauro and local Ronda Bodegas, as well as 4×4 driving excursions, rock climbing, hiking, a visit to the Ascari racing track (just up the road), helicopter tours, and other tours.

Main house

Master Bedroom: The ground floor master suite offers a large suite with living area leading through to the bedroom with super king bed, romantic white drapes, sitting area, dressing room, private walled patio for privacy with an Andalucian water fountain.

Ensuite bathroom has twin vanity unit, spa bath and separate shower, traditional terracotta flooring and top quality fittings.

Bedroom 2: Guest suite on the first floor above the master suite, fitted with a king size bed and sitting area with terracotta chairs, dual-aspect with windows out to garden and courtyard. Ensuite bathroom with large twin marble vanity, bathtub with window over the gardens and separate shower.

Bedroom 3: Triple bedroom on top floor with 3 single beds and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 4: Charming bedroom with queen size bed located off the mezzanine lounge above the living room. Ensuite shower room with single marble vanity.

Guest Wing

Bedroom 5: First bedroom on the top floor of the second wing guest house. Lovely twin bedroom with two wide single beds, sitting area in elegant floral fabrics, view over the front of the cortijo. High beamed ceiling with a sense of space. Ensuite shower room, single vanity, heated towel rail

Bedroom 6: Second bedroom on the top floor of second wing guest house, with queen bed, sitting space with French blue easy chair. Ensuite shower room with single vanity.

Bedroom 7: Third bedroom on top floor of second wing guest house, modern room with king size bed and sitting area. Ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 8: Last room on the first floor of second wing, a spacious second master bedroom with a large bay window and views over the countryside. Turquoise chairs, bureau, beams high ceiling. Ensuite bathroom with small bath with shower over, single sink.

Courtyard suite

Bedroom 9: Ground floor bedroom off the courtyard, perfect for staff or also suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Twin bedroom, and small shower room

Bedroom 10: Ground floor bedroom off the courtyard, perfect for staff or also suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Queen size bed and small shower room

Cortijo Alondra is located on a large private estate in the countryside, this means that at certain times of year its possible that wild boars can come close to the property, making the use of the garden-side terrace inadvisable after dark.

They do not usually pose any danger if left alone and the staff is on hand each day to advise you should there be any activity of the animals during your stay.  The main patio will still be available as normal.

Collections featuring this villa

The Hotel Collection

Cortijo Alondra runs as a private hotel, where guests enjoy a daily breakfast service, housekeeping and other meals prepared on request. Bedrooms and bathrooms are finished like a boutique hotel complete with refreshments and luxury amenities.

3 Cortijo Alondra Ronda guest room 8 second master

The Character Collection

Cortijo Alondra is just the most fabulous place for groups of friends and extended families to come together and spend happy times while immersing themselves completely in the ‘Real Andalucia’.

Oozing with character features and Spanish antiques, 10 bedrooms split across two complete properties, there’s plenty of room for two or three families to share, but with so many salons, patios and quiet corners, you will never be under each other’s feet!

Cortijo Alondra Ronda Antique Staircase

Enjoy the local area

Ronda is an atmospheric and ancient city that has charmed visitors and artists for years

Cortijo Alondra is located on a massive private estate surrounded by sublime Spanish countryside. The old white town of Ronda is just a few minutes drive away so you can enjoy shopping, food and culture close by, and in just over an hour you can be on the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol. This luxury estate offers a rural escape like nothing you will find on the coast.

The house is surrounded by green, rolling hills and wonderful views. Known as the birthplace of bull-fighting, Ronda is an atmospheric and ancient city that has charmed visitors and artists for years.

There are marked walking paths around the private estate and quad bikes to hire, but having a hire car will also be handy to visit the nearest shops and restaurants. Taxi’s are readily available too and staff can assist at any time.

Ronda is at the very heart of the famous “route of the white villages”, surrounded by nature, colour, rivers and mountains. Almond trees, oaks, olive trees and Mediterranean maquis surround this private estate, with paths for walking, cycling or climbing to contemplate the nearby mountains.

Come in April and May for a riot of spring colour, with purple and yellow fields bordered by bright red poppies. Or come in September to enjoy the grape harvest and annual ‘Feria Goyesca’ which is a magnificent even celebrating Ronda’s unique heritage.

Read more about Ronda here.

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