• 6 Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12 + 4 Sleeps 12 + 4
  • Light Housekeeping Light Housekeeping
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Football Pitch Football Pitch
  • Countryside Views Countryside Views
  • Main House + Optional Guest House* Main House + Optional Guest House*

Villa Sofia is a vision of Nordic-inspired perfection in the stunning Ronda countryside; transformed from an old Spanish farmhouse on a 23-hectare estate, into a modern 6-bedroom luxury villa with private pool & magnificent views.

Surrounded by olive groves just 15-minutes from central Ronda, amenities include a full-size football pitch, soft water pool & fully equipped games room, guests of all ages will enjoy the space to roam, refresh and reconnect.

At a glance

Packed with family-friendly features, including a trampoline & football pitch, games room with shuffleboard, table football & PlayStation

A haven for nature lovers: horses and donkeys grazing, bee-friendly lavender, olive oil from the estate

Nordic-inspired interiors teamed with Spanish period features: hand-carved 'Ronda' doors, water well and hand made terracotta picket floors

Idyllic location surrounded by countryside near Ronda, only a 15-minute drive from the bustling town centre

Sleep in luxurious 4-poster king-size beds in spacious bedrooms gazing out across the hills

Large families love the 5 spacious bedrooms in the main villa, plus a self-contained guesthouse in the grounds

Welcome to Villa Sofia

A sandy track marked by double gates leads you to your first glimpse of Villa Sofia. With 6 bedrooms and endless space, this handsome converted farmhouse gleams white amongst a sea of olive trees, with a craggy mountain peak as a backdrop.

In the foreground sits an inviting swimming pool, with sun loungers angled towards peaceful views of fields and rolling hills.

Inviting family togetherness, a charming vine-covered pergola creates an idyllic spot for an al fresco breakfast or candlelit dinner… and this is just the beginning.


The entrance to Villa Sofia is marked by a traditional Andalucian courtyard with a water well, where brightly flowering bougainvillaea tumbles down white walls.

Pass through antique Ronda doors and you find yourself in a double height entrance hall, where an antique glass chandelier feels perfectly at home.

Bedrooms at Villa Sofia are a blend of gorgeous minimalism and statement design pieces, featuring sumptuous four poster beds, artisanal tables and woven rugs spread across original terracotta picket tiles which stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

This is Villa Sofia in a nutshell: all the charm of a rustic Spanish finca, teamed with thoughtful modern touches curated by stylish Swedish owners.


Villa Sofia’s outside spaces have been designed to maximise its enviable position surrounded by green Andalucian countryside.

The house is encircled by olive groves, on 23 private hectares which are patrolled by the property’s equine residents.  Two rescue horses and a donkey can often be spotted dozing in the shade beneath the foliage or cropping at the grass between the trees.

The gardens are minimalistic yet impeccably maintained: gravel planters contain rows of young lavender bushes, carefully placed to nurture the estate’s thriving colony of honeybees. Orange and fig trees line the perimeters, and in springtime, a Wisteria arch explodes into a riot of vibrant flowers at the entrance to the villa.

The gorgeous soft-water infinity pool is encircled by sun beds, where one can doze in the morning sunshine, lulled by the ornamental waterfall above the pool.

Olive groves unfold in every direction, and the only sound to be heard from the terrace is the buzz of crickets and the soft trill of birdsong.

The perimeter of Villa Sofia’s land is marked by a mountain range, which you can hike to from the villa. Those tenacious enough to scale its peak will be rewarded with far-reaching views of the rugged landscapes below.

How Villa Sofia works for you


  • 6 bedrooms – 5 located in main house plus a guest annexe.
  • Sleeps 12 + 4 on sofa beds
  • WIFI internet
  • AC and heating
  • Private parking for several cars
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen and pantry, with Dekton quartz worktops, LOFRA aga, coffee machine, oven and wine cooler
  • Separate pantry leading off kitchen with fridge/freezer and additional storage space.
  • Gas BBQ and outdoor seating area
  • Library/reading room
  • Games room with shuffleboard table, table football and PS4 games console and TV
  • Pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed football pitch and large trampoline
  • Groundsman living on site and remote concierge service
  • Eco friendly features – soft-water pool, electricity provided by solar panels, reclaimed antiques
  • Kid friendly features including AstroTurf football pitch and trampoline
  • Disc golf course
  • Private swimming pool with sun loungers
  • Travel cots and foldaway beds available on request
  • *Fees Apply, please ask for further details

Villa Sofia’s spacious living room is located on the ground floor of the property. This airy space features a family-sized sofa and rustic coffee table, facing a widescreen TV.

A neutral colour palette of dove greys and faded linens creates a serene vibe, further enhanced by an abundance of natural light.

The beautiful terracotta floors are an original feature of the old farmhouse. Added warmth is created with chunky blankets and scattered cushions, while the open fireplace provides a cosy focal point on winter evenings.

Villa Sofia’s stunning farmhouse kitchen effortlessly combines original features with modern amenities, such as sleek Dekton countertops, a gas burning LOFRA aga, coffee machine, oven and wine fridge.

The open plan dining room features a family sized table, with seating for 12 provided in the form of a bespoke wooden bench and three wicker chairs.

Feeding directly off the kitchen, this is the perfect spot for long family lunches and relaxed dinners, especially with the doors flung open to the olive groves beyond.

For laid-back lunches, fire up the BBQ and dine on the covered terrace outside, fanned by a cool breeze blowing over the fields with the birdsong as a soundtrack.

The living room at Villa Sofia is an ideal spot to curl up with the morning papers or enjoy a family movie night.

Located on the first floor, the games room sets the scene for family fun– with a full-size shuffleboard table, table football and games console guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment.

Outside, start the day with a relaxing stroll through the olive groves, or kick a ball around on the full-sized football pitch. For those looking for more low-key pursuits, enjoy a coffee on the wraparound terrace with views of the countryside, or settle down with a good book on a sun lounger poolside.

Principal Bedroom:

Generously sized principal bedroom on first floor with views from every angle. Four-poster 180x200cm bed with bespoke headboard and eclectic blend of modern and vintage furniture, including linen armchairs and a beautiful wooden table. Walk-in wardrobe leading off bedroom.

En-suite bathroom with traditional bathtub with hand-held shower attachment and a separate shower cubicle.

Bedroom 2:

Located on the first floor, accessed via library or central courtyard. Large double room with 180x200cm bed and views over olive groves.

Traditional tiled bathroom with bathtub and shower over bath, located down the hallway and shared with bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3:

Good sized double with original flooring, located at opposite end of the stairwell from bedroom 2. Features a wicker bench and 180x200cm double bed.

Shared bathroom with bedroom 2.

Bedroom 4:

Located on ground floor beyond the kitchen. A large, airy double room with 180x200cm four-poster bed and linen upholstered sofa bed. Access onto a private patio with table and chairs.

En-suite Moroccan hamman-style shower room.

Bedroom 5:

Located on ground floor and accessed via the main courtyard. Good sized double with 180x200cm bed with views of patio and gardens.

En-suite, traditionally-tiled shower room.

Bedroom 6:

Located in guest house to the rear of the property. Large suite with vaulted, ceiling and separate kitchen annexe, fitted with all amenities. Partition wall separates the sleeping area with with 180x200cm bed, from the living-room, which contains a large flatscreen television and double sofa bed.

En-suite bathroom and private terrace outside with seating area and table.

Sofa beds available for 4 guests.


Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change every 7 days, plus additional light housekeeping in 2 visits during the week (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up).

Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry.


If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs*. Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests.

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food tour with our expert guides.

Enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ on the terrace, or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax, they will even bring waiting staff for larger groups and clean up afterwards.


Local Expertise on Hand

All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.

Complimentary Itinerary Planning

Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours).  As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.

Concierge-Style Support in Spain

Once you arrive at Villa Sofia, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand via email, SMS or WhatsApp with further ideas and recommendations. If you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.

Villa Sofia’s proximity to Ronda teamed with its idyllic countryside setting mean its perfectly placed for a range of both rural and urban experiences.

Our Guest Experience team can work closely with you to develop your ideal holiday itinerary, which could activities such as:

Wine tasting: Ronda is one of the finest wine-making regions in Andalucia and its viniculture scene is thriving as a result. Stroll the vineyards of charming boutique wineries and enjoy a private tasting with expert sommeliers, or enjoy exclusive access to a family-owned bodega and sit down to a gourmet lunch with the owners.

Hiking & Horse Riding: Hike in the countryside surrounding the villa or enjoy horse riding through the olive groves.

VIP Experiences: Enjoy exclusive access to the famous Ascari racetrack or see magnificent fighting bulls up close and learn more about their upkeep at the and Reserva de Tauro bull farm

Music & Culture: Arrange for private guitarists and flamenco dancers to put on an intimate concert in the grounds of Villa Sofia

Gastronomy: Indulge in various gastronomic experiences, such a visit to the farm which produces the award winning cheese ‘Queso Payoyo’  in Grazalema

Catering: Enjoy a delicious meal cooked by a private chef in your villa – from a poolside BBQ to a seated formal dinner beneath the stars

Cooking Classes: Participate an at-home cooking class with a private chef and learn how to create Spanish classics like paella and tapas

Olive Oil Tasting: Experience a private olive oil tasting and learn how to slice Spanish Jamón guided by an expert.

Yoga: Book a yoga or Pilates instructor at home and enjoy a workout in scenic countryside location

Outdoor Pursuits: Get the adrenaline pumping with outdoor sports around Montejaque, Benaoján and Grazalema: hiking, cycling, mountain climbing, river walking and wild swimming.


To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance. For local journeys to and from Ronda, a local taxi firm can be used.

Collections featuring this villa

The Rural Collection

Surrounded by olive groves and almond trees and offering panoramic mountain views, this stunning rural estate provides a mere ten-minute drive from the iconic town of Ronda.

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9 Villa Sofia Ronda countryside and mountains

The Family Collection

This family-owned villa has been designed with kids in mind – acres of outdoor space to explore and children are guaranteed to love the range of entertainment on offer, including an Astro-turf football pitch, private swimming pool, full-sized trampoline and games room complete with shuffleboard and table football.

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3 Villa Sofia dining room

The Character Collection

Villa Sofia has been transformed from an old Spanish farmhouse in the heart of an equestrian estate with 23-hectares, into a 6-bedroom luxury villa with private pool & magnificent views over rolling hills.

Packed with characterful original details and reclaimed furnishings, this villa appeals to travellers who want to feel they are at one with the heart of Spain without any compromise on style and luxury.

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4 Villa Sofia rustic kitchen

Enjoy the local area

Villa Sofia is located in the countryside a 15-minute drive beyond the town of Ronda in the Malaga province.

One of the oldest cities in Spain, Ronda – affectionately known as the City of Dreams, is steeped in time honoured history. A favourite hangout of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.

If you crave the ‘real Spain’: to live like a local, with a full immersion into Andalucian culture, Ronda is the perfect destination – here’s more information in our Ronda guide.

A passion for tradition runs through the veins of every Rondeño (Ronda local), and reminders of its centuries old history can be found on every street corner and along the cobbled passageways of Ronda’s historic old quarter.

You’ll find numerous propositions to learn about the history and culture of Ronda, from the famous bullring to the old Arab baths, museums galore, flamenco history and a historical and cultural agenda, which competes against Spain’s largest cities.

The beauty of Ronda is that it’s encompassed by stunning countryside, and you can view the Serrania de Ronda from most points around town.

Ronda is renowned for its eco-gastronomic traditions. The Serrania de Ronda wine route unravels through the rugged landscape dotted with family-run boutique wineries where you can sit around a table eating lunch, tasting the wines and listening to the owners tell their story.

Within a short drive from Villa Sofia you can be visiting these award-winning wineries, cheese and olive producers. Or experiencing the dramatic scenery, and outdoor activities that Ronda is renowned for. Such as hiking, cycling, river walking and mountaineering.


Even the drive from Malaga to Ronda is spectacular (we highly recommend a day trip to Malaga city during your visit – see our Malaga guide). Leave behind Malaga airport and pass through the verdant green Guadalhorce Valley packed with citrus groves, before climbing higher up past the picture-postcard ‘pueblo blanco’ of Ardales, through silvery olive plantations, and finally to the pine trees and the foothills of Serrania de Ronda.

Villa Sofia is located around 85 kms (1 hour) from the beaches, golf courses and coastal towns of the Costa del Sol (San Pedro/Marbella) and 113 km (1hr 27 min) from Malaga airport and city.

There are various supermarkets around town, boutique shops selling local artisan crafts and clothing and handmade shoes.

Ronda is replete with restaurants and bars, from traditional stand-up tapas bar with traditional flamenco evenings, to Michelin-star fine dining.

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