• 6+1 Bedrooms 6+1 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12+2 Sleeps 12+2
  • 2 Cottages Available on Estate 2 Cottages Available on Estate
  • Heated Outdoor Jacuzzi Heated Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Horse Riding & Sauna Horse Riding & Sauna
  • Live-in Housekeeper Live-in Housekeeper
  • Breakfast Service Breakfast Service
  • Cinema Room Cinema Room
  • Library-TV Room Library-TV Room

The Retreat is a stylish Spanish Cortijo where even endless panoramas and scenic countryside cannot eclipse luxury amenities, character antiques and five-star service.

Bespoke luxury marries old-world Spain and new-world luxuries, ensconced on an Andalusian hilltop in Ronda
Modern, top-of-the-line amenities bring 21st century style to a traditional Spanish cortijo overlooking vistas that stretch to the horizon

At a glance

Stay in a spacious Luxury Villa in Ronda with 6+1 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms; sleeps 12+


Located on a stunning private estate spanning some 350,000 hectares of Andalusian “real Spain”


Breath-taking surroundings with snow-capped mountains, colour-dappled fields, vineyards in bloom and pine forests


Horse riding available to explore the scenery around the estate


Spectacular, oversized outdoor pool with central heated Jacuzzi


Master suite connects to a private Finnish sauna


Designer chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-range appliances


Outdoor kitchen with pizza/tandoor oven, Argentine grill and al fresco dining


Indoor cinema, equipped with a projector screen, integrated sound, and SmartTV with international channels


Live-in staff, including a full-time housekeeper who prepares a daily breakfast; other meals may be arranged


Two stone casitas available on request on the estate, offering an additional 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; sleeps an additional 6


A few minutes drive to the centre of Ronda, taxis available


Small meeting/workshop room available with internet for corporate groups, full events service available


Welcome to The Retreat

A deluxe Andalusian cortijo that marries 21st century luxuries with elegance of old-world Spain

Traditional Spanish arches and cosy beamed ceilings frame this grand Cortijo, updated to high-tech amenities and steeped in modern style.

The Retreat is a home of contrasts – a stunning and antique estate, where old and new coexist in perfect harmony. Just as you think you’re stepping into a 100-year-old cortijo, The Retreat surprises you. As you step back into time – into a stately home of white-washed walls, Spanish arches, exposed beams, open fireplaces and flagstone flooring – you simultaneously step into the amenities afforded only by modern luxury.

The Retreat offers an old-world Spain of modern comforts, a grand hacienda of five-star amenities – a new standard for bespoke luxury, as only Andalusia can promise. It is here, within the sun-drenched interiors of an authentic estate, that underfloor heating unrolls underfoot, that lighting and temperature are controlled by a domotics system, that a gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the-range appliances, that Airplay sound booms from integrated speakers, that lightning-fast WiFi speeds out to the pool.

This seven-bedroom estate unfolds over 800 spacious square-metres (8,600 square-feet) of romantic cortijo, standing proud over the most scenic countryside in Andalusia: the green, rolling hills of Ronda, grassy fields alive with galloping horses, and, further, the jagged and timeworn peaks of the Sierra Nevadas.

This magnificent setting is befitting of The Retreat, a home that draws inspiration from Andalusia’s Moorish heritage and Andaluz décor. You’ll see it in every warm, well-thought detail: in the wooden carvings that decorate the walls, in the Moroccan lamps that light your way, in the antique hidraulicos tiles that bloom underfoot. You’ll feel it in the calming Chefchaouen blue hues in the central patio, where a glass ceiling feels reminiscent of a Riadh. In the handmade and hand-painted pieces that furnish the bedrooms. In every detail, every corner of this quintessential Spanish villa that answers your heart’s demand for old-world Spain with all the modern, high-tech trimmings.

Secluded country beauty surrounds a traditional Andalusian estate of endless views and spacious pool

A hectare of manicured gardens, outdoor pool and heated Jacuzzi frame a view of green hills, silver-grey mountains, and kaleidoscopic fields in bloom.

Blending into the green rolling hills of Ronda, backed by the craggy peaks of the Sierra de las Nieves, The Retreat’s stately beauty stands the test of time. Here, the traditions of old-world Spain live on, spanning one hectare (2.5 acres) of immediate surroundings – a designer swimming pool, manicured garden and expansive views – and 350,000 hectares (865,000 acres) of sublime scenery awaiting exploration.

This is a villa of views, of peace, of luxury, of timeless style – a tranquil place for families to enjoy precious time away. Precious time together, to be more precise. Time to lounge in the exceptionally large and uniquely designed swimming pool, with its wooden footbridge leading to its volcanic centre – a year-round heated Jacuzzi with a view. Sun-loungers surround the pool and shaded terraces offer outdoor relaxation and al fresco dining at the Argentine grill and wood-fired pizza oven.

This is a villa to enjoy at any time of year; families relish time to explore the colours of spring, when the fields come to life in an explosion of purple and yellow blooms, bordered by bright red poppies. While in Autumn, you can revel in the September grape harvest at nearby boutique vineyards, or the annual Feria Goyesca, a treasured annual event that celebrates Ronda’s unique heritage.

A truly memorable setting for a Spanish wedding or special event

With wide-open views, an utterly relaxing vibe and first-class service, The Retreat offers an unforgettable venue for your Spanish destination wedding, health retreat or corporate event in Spain.

The Retreat is located on a massive private estate, just outside the ancient Andalusian enclave of Ronda with no near neighbours to worry about. Its a perfect venue for your special event in Spain; plan your Spanish destination wedding in Ronda, where the setting is as memorable as the occasion itself; organise a Yoga, health or detox retreat when disconnecting is vital; or let us help you arrange a corporate launch, think-tank or team-building event, where you have space to work in small groups as well as empower your team, in some of the most amazing scenery in Spain.

This expansive retreat offers a marked walking paths, well-tended lawn, and impossibly scenic views that spill over the horizon and down to the river. Here, the panoramas alive with nature, colour, rivers and mountains – views that reach deep into the silver-grey Ronda mountains, their peaks capped with snow, and that follow the route of the white villages, weaving through fields of green and gold, vineyards laden with grapes, and forests of almonds, oaks and olives.

Browse one of the recent weddings at The Retreat with photography courtesy of Mireia Cordomi wedding photographer.

How The Retreat works for you

Facilities

  • 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main villa (sleeps 12) plus annexe next to main villa with small shower room, ideal for 2 older children or staff
  • On request, a 2-bedroom and 1-bedroom stone cottage on the estate for additional guests
  • Large swimming pool (unheated) with integrated heated Jacuzzi accessed by a wooden bridge
  • Fast fibre-optic Internet
  • Spacious grounds with a capacity for 200 guests for Spanish weddings and corporate events
  • Meeting room available with internet
  • Dedicated concierge service
  • Central air-conditioning and heating, with underfloor heating throughout
  • Television in the main living and large projector screen in the cinema
  • Airplay system throughout the home, as well as SmartTV with international channels
  • Ground-floor suites (total: 4 bedrooms) have flat access, ideal for guests in wheelchairs
  • Private driveway with space for several vehicles, some in covered parking
  • Buggy tours available
  • Working organic farm, which produces honey, fresh eggs, olive oil, and vegetables that the chef uses in cooking
  • Animals, including a horse that can be saddled for riding, run the land
  • Live-in staff, including a full-time housekeeper, who works 6 days a week (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); she is available after-hours for a fee of €30/hour

HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED

The Retreat is serviced 6 days a week by the housekeeper who lives in apartment in grounds, she works daily from 9-5 and is also available after hours for a small fee.

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

At The Retreat there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, nannies, etc.

EXPERIENCES

The Retreat 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.

For Spanish Culture, explore Ronda and the other grand cities of Andalucia with a personal guide direct from your villa. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries 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

If you would like us to pre-stock the fridge with a selection of food and wine, please do ask us for details.

If you fancy a night off, why not book one of our team of chefs to come and fire up the BBQ or whip up a poolside Paella.

GETTING AROUND

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

From the main ground floor entrance, ornately carved doors open to a tiled hallway leading to the dining space on the left, and room on the right, next to the kitchen. The living room looks out over the pool and gardens, and has been furnished to the highest standard: flagstone tile flooring, exposed beams, and a large stone fireplace. Cowhide-covered armchairs and a rich, brown leather sofa ring a glass centre table and an open fireplace.

A second living area – a family-friendly den – is accessed through the dining patio also on the ground floor. It has large, overstuffed sofas in shades of heather, as well as wooden cabinets filled with books and a large-screen television, linked to SmartTV, Airplay and international channels.

The primary dining area sits in an indoor Moroccan-style courtyard off the main hallway on the ground floor. It hosts two dining tables that can easily be configured for a larger group. The courtyard has soft blue walls, oversized Moroccan floor lamps, and a glass ceiling panel, through which light streams into the room. The Andaluz floor tiles perfectly complement the walls and furniture.

The Andalusian country-style kitchen across the hallway is a chef’s dream, with granite worktops, a large American fridge, an oven and induction hob by Siemens, and a professional coffee maker.

On the exterior dining terrace is an Argentine grill and wood-burning oven for pizzas, tandooris or slow-roasted meats. The kitchen also has a large island with stools, ideal for informal dining, breakfast or an aperitif before dinner; it also works well as a children’s table.

Your housekeeper can prepare and serve a daily continental breakfast, including farm-fresh eggs; she can also cook typical Andalusian cuisine for other meals, upon request

The retreat’s 10,000 square-metres of gardens (2.5 acres) offer spectacular views and exquisitely manicured lawns with walking paths. The outdoor focal point is undoubtedly the massive swimming pool and Jacuzzi, which is heated in winter and is accessed via a wooden footbridge. Grassy lawn surrounds the pool, leading to a covered terrace with ample seating and comfortable cushioned sun-loungers. The estate in total covers some 350,000 hectares with a river you can explore.

For meals al fresco, there is an Argentine grill and brick oven. There are various dining configurations and relaxation areas, making the pool the preferred place to relax, entertain or simply enjoy the view.

For indoor relaxation, the upstairs cinema room has soundproof walls, projector screen, and a large L-shaped sofa.

Additionally, the master suite has a Finnish sauna, with a picture window overlooking the scenic grounds and view.

When leisure turns to work, there is a small office space equipped with fast WiFi Internet

Suite 1: The spacious, orange-hued master suite is located on the top floor. A small living space gives way to the bedroom with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a freestanding, roll-top bath and a Finnish sauna.

Suite 2: The top-floor spacious guest suite: The red suite is Moroccan-themed and offers a king-sized bed and ensuite, marble bathroom with bath and spa shower. This suite also offers a small living area with child bed, as well as windows on two sides, all of which frame countryside views. There is room for an additional single bed in the living area.

Suite 3 (Bedrooms 3 and 4): This two-bedroom suite is located on the ground floor, just off the Moroccan patio. The décor is Moroccan themed, ablaze with reds and oranges. Both bedrooms offer a king-sized four-poster bed with ornate, Andaluz-carved wooden frames. The bathroom, which is shared between both bedrooms, has a Travertine knobbly marble single sink, soaking tub and shower.

Suite 4 (Bedrooms 5 and 6): The second ground-floor suite, this two-bedroom offering is located off the other side of the Moroccan patio. The Moroccan-themed décor is drenched in creams and golds. Bedroom 5 has a king-sized bed with an ornate, Andaluz carved-wood wall hanging; Bedroom 6 offers a four-poster bed and embroidered linens. One of the bedrooms can be converted into twin beds.

Annexe (Bedroom 7): Located on the top floor of the Casita next to the main villa. This simply furnished twin room is ideal for older children or staff. A small blue shower space, equipped with a sink, is located off the bedroom.

Optional Extra: Cottage 1 (Bedroom 8): On request for an extended party, this stone cottage a few minutes drive away offers studio-style accommodation with double bed and shower room. Sleeps 2. Cost £200 per night per cottage.

Optional Extra: Cottage 2 (Bedrooms 9 and 10): On request for an extended party, this stone cottage a few minutes drive away offers two double bedrooms and one bathroom. Sleeps 4. Cost £200 per night per cottage.

Some bedrooms have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask for details. In the top-floor suites, camp beds are available for children.

For weddings and events, the two stone cottages increase maximum estate capacity to 20.

Standard capacity using the main villa + annexe is 14, with a supplemental charge of £60 per day for all guests over this amount to cover breakfast and cleaning.

Collections featuring this villa

The Retreat, with its traditional Andalusian architecture and picturesque Ronda countryside, is a proud member of our Character Collection.

Arrive via Hacienda-style arches, step inside through the antique ‘Ronda door’ and find beautiful vintage tiles underfoot; the whole house has been designed as a modern ode to Moorish Andalucia.

The Retreat luxury villa Ronda Morocco patio

The main house having 6+1 bedrooms, plus three additional bedrooms available in the stone cottages*  make this home is a perfect fit for our Retreat Collection.

The Retreat Collection is reserved for soothing escapes located in Spain’s most scenic surroundings; and the extensive gardens for Yoga, along with the hot tub and sauna, provide much-needed rejuvenation.

This home is absolutely ideal for active families who enjoy the great outdoors, as well as for larger organised retreat groups seeking health and fitness, a relaxing getaway, team-building or corporate stays.

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  • Rural Cortijo with mountain-backdrop and far-reaching rolling hill views in front
  • Wedding Ceremony can be held in the garden next to the pool with several seating options.
  • Honeymoon suite: Master bedroom with roll-top bath and private sauna
  • Capacity details: Space for up to 200 guests for a sit-down meal followed by cocktails and dancing
  • Max: 200-270 for cocktail reception
  • Max: 150-200 for a formal dinner
  • Dinner in the garden or horse-riding arena behind the house for an interesting backdrop
  • Music allowed late as there are no immediate neighbours
  • Guest toilet facilities located on the ground floor of the villa. Additional portaloo can be hired.
  • Wedding fees (payable direct):
    3,500 euros up to 50 pax
    4,200 euros: 50- 80 pax
    4,500 euros: 80- 150 pax
    5,000 euros: 150-250
  • Wedding fee includes:
    – Rights to use the villa as a celebration venue
    – Wedding coordination assistance from the villa’s own concierge
    – Contacts for suppliers who are familiar with the villa and area
    – Additional energy and systems usage for large groups
    – Staff member on the day to coordinate access for suppliers and direct guests on arrival
    – Additional housekeeping after the event
    – Additional swimming pool maintenance
    – Allowance for general wear and tear through high foot-fall
  • We can also make recommendations if you need a more complete service from Wedding Planner
  • Space for minibuses and parking for several cars with staff member to coordinate parking
  • Accommodate guests in hotels in Ronda just 15 minutes away, or two stone cottages on the estate (sleeping 2 and 4), or one of three other LVC villas in Ronda
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Enjoy the local area

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

The Retreat is located on a massive private estate of some 350,000 hectares, nestling in the foothills of the Ronda mountains and reaching to the far horizon. The fabulous 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. The Retreat offers a rural escape like nothing you will find on the coast.

Situated just outside the historic Andalusian town of Ronda, 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 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.

The Retreat is in located at the very heart of the famous “route of the white villages”, surrounded by nature, colour, rivers and mountains. Just ten minutes from the city of Ronda, it is located along a country track, helping you leave all of the city life and stress behind you, ready to relax mind. body and soul into a unique and relaxing experience.

Almond trees, oaks, olive trees and Mediterranean maquis surround an area of 10,000 m2 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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