|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Two charming and beautifully presented self catering cottages sleeping 4/5 people and one apartment with one bedroom sleeping 2/4 people, providing comfortable, clean and stylish accommodation in idyllic country retreat, with private heated pool and horse riding and mountain bikes on site. Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of inland Andalucia, amidst olive groves and stunning mountain scenery, our guests describe Cortjio Los Lobos as paradise, and our many repeat bookings and recommendations reflect their enjoyment. The beautiful old spanish farmhouse is set in large, landscaped gardens, with horses in paddocks. The pool and courty...Read more
Country retreat HEATED POOL Villanueva Del Trabuco
Villanueva del Trabuco, Andalusia, Spain
Additional Location Information
situated in stunning mountain scenery, yet easily reached by motorway, only 40 minutes from Malaga airport and beaches and the historic city of Granada, 1 hour Cordoba 2 hours Seville
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
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|Rate Summary||$112||$112||$659 - $989||$0||3 nights|
|May. 25 2013 - Jul. 13 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Jul. 13 2013
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|May. 25 2013 - Jul. 13 2013
|Jul. 13 2013 - Sep. 7 2013
|Jul. 13 2013 - Sep. 7 2013
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|Jul. 13 2013 - Sep. 7 2013
|Sep. 7 2013 - Nov. 2 2013
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|Sep. 7 2013 - Nov. 2 2013
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Additional notes from owner
Prices are per week in euros and include pool heating.Please enquire for detailed prices. (see website http://www.cortijoloslobos.com/ for more details) 5% discount for holidays paid in full at time of booking (if more than 4 months in advance) or for long winter lets (3 weeks or more). Also, 5% discount if booking both cottages or cottage and apartment. Payable by credit/debit card using Paypal or bank transfer in euros please. To make a booking we ask for 20% deposit with full balance due no later than 8 weeks before your holiday (or full payment on booking if you choose to take advantage of the discount)
*please note - the advert may show that balance is due 3 months before - this is only because it did not allow me to tick '2 months' - apologies for any confusion!
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Sun, rest, a nice apartment, good location, nice people and sweet animals, everything we needed for a fantastic holiday! Thanks Clive and June! We will recommend your beautiful place definitely to others! Greetings from the Netherlands.
Kirsten, Christiaan & Jurre
Beautiful place to stay
We had a wonderful time here. The kids loved the horses, riding and brushing them. The house was very cosy,clean and comfortable. Its a perfect family place with all the animals around. The area is truly beautiful and perfect to relax and enjoy nature even in Winter.
Ruth and Tom
Family of 5 enjoyed adventures together
Clive and June made us feel really welcome. We loved sharing the riding together even though one of us had never been on a horse! It's a beautiful area with plenty to offer but also a gorgeous location to relax in and do nothing.
London, United Kingdom
In the mountains above Malaga
Cortijo Los Lobos is a splendid place, wonderfully planned out and maintained with genuinely comfortable apartments, surrounded by the imposing Gorda and San Jorge mountains and miles of olive groves. We loved the animals--cats and dogs, goats, a sheep, chickens and a herd of horses humanely raised--and the star-filled night skies, rarefied air and silence; but what really made our Christmas break was the proximity to Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and the beautiful Subbetica area (Priego de Cordoba and Zuheros are equally amazing, the first for almost Rococo Baroque churches and the brilliant Hostal Rafi restaurant, the second for sheer atmosphere--it's jammed right up against the rocks of the Sierra Subbetica Natural Park). You're in the heart of Moorish andalucia, and the easy car journeys to the Cordoban Mezquita, say, or the alcabaza gardens of Sevilla, were a boon. It's good walking, riding and birdwatching country. Self-catering is a cinch and there are restaurants in antequera, Archidona and the surrounding countryside--La Paloma, run by an escapee from the Italian Maremma, is excellent. A place to re-knit shredded nerves and exult in wondrous culture and countryside.
Beautiful, relaxed, stunning
We stayed for a week after a busy time in Nerja. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and the surrounding area. June and Clive were very welcoming and always there to give advice. The pool was lovely with beautiful views of the mountains. The children loved the dogs, cats and horses. We had a wonderful evening with the other guests sitting in the courtyard eating June's delicious paella. June recommended a trip to the lakes nearby which were stunning (about an hour away) but we spent most of the time in the farm because we found it hard to tear ourselves away. Very relaxing.
An amazing holiday in every way.
Everything about our stay was wonderful, I wouldn't change a thing. The stunning Spanish countryside which surronds it was a pleasure to explore on horse back, an experience I will never forget. June shares her knowledge and understanding of horses to make every ride a pleasure whatever your level or experience. The accommodation offers everything you need and want whilst retaining a traditional Spanish charm. We felt immediately at home on arrival, Clive and June were so welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. I recommend at least one stay to everyone although suspect once you've been once you'll visit again and again, I certainly will!
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
A hidden gem in the andalucian countryside.
A stay here is a must for anyone who wants to escape from the haste and hustle of everyday life. June and Clive are amiable, kind-hearted hosts who have hand-crafted this Cortijo and made it into something special. I think it has become a haven for animal lovers fond of peace and activity.
There are many positives to mention; El Granero was perfectly equipped, riders and non-riders are encouraged, the animals (all of them- the horses, dogs, cats, chickens, goats & sheep) are wonderful, the pool is refreshing, June's food is fabulous, the peace, the treks, the gentle pace of life and we didn't have to hire a car!
Our week at Cortijo los Lobos was a refreshing one and it was a holiday experience worthy of repeating. Enjoy!
It's rarely better than it looks on the website - but this one i
A beautifully renovated farmhouse villa set in staggeringly beautiful Spanish mountains. You'll be hosted by two delightful Brits who are as hospitable to guests as they are to their menagerie of animals. Lovely rooms, great food, a fabulous pool and of course horse riding through pine forests and olive grooves. This one is even better than their website suggests, and we loved every moment of our stay.
Relaxation in the mountains
Lovely cottage - rustic and comfortable. Beautiful maintained gardens and stables.
June and Clive very welcoming - fridge of supplies when we arrived as shops closed on Sundays.
Enclosed pool - ideal for cooling off after baking in the sun.
Shaded courtyard - the hammock chair was a favourite with the kids.
We wanted a place away from the crowds, but close enough to have day trips to the Selwo Dolfinarium and aqualand. This place was ideal for this.
Wonderfully relaxing holiday with a family feel.
My daughter and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Cortijo Los Lobos. The hosts Clive and June catered to our every need. Supplying a beautiful cottage, full fridge and food cupboards, wine and fruit.
June cooked a tasty 3 course meal for us every night as we ate with family and friends in the courtyard, watching the sun set behind the mountains and olive groves.
We rode out on horses who were well cared for,loved and had been bred on farm, living in the herd with their family. Riding through the stunning scenery was both relaxing and exilerating.
There are many friendly cats and dogs who are happy to share their time with you too. But they are also happy to remain within the farmhouse if pets are not your thing.
We wish very much to return again in the spring and have passed on details to friends.
Absolutely recommend. Thank you June and family.
Rural getaway with all the mod cons
A long weekend away for 10 friends.We enjoy lazing by the pool,doing some activity and eating good food.Cortijo Los Lobos ticked all the boxes.The accommodation is a converted finca,retaining all the original features but with all modern conveniences.Four of us stayed in the Establo cottage with patio and roof terrace,the double bedroom upstairs has great views to the mountains.We arranged to ride in the evening and morning.The horses are great and the owner June very careful to match rider ability to horse to make sure everyone was comfortable.We arranged to have evening meals in the Cortijo both evenings,a great decision.Nothing better than eating outside round a big table,warm air,cold wine and freshly cooked food.We had a great time.Thank you June & Clive
Gibraltar Gliteratti at Cortijo Los Lobos, Villanueva del Trabuc
A mixed group of 10 of us from Gibraltar have just returned from a memorable visit to June & Clive Wolfe at Cortijo Los Lobos, Villanueva del Trabuco. We had a wonderfully relaxing time, lazing by the pool, reading in the shade of the fig trees in the pretty courtyard, gentle rides out into the spectacular countryside early mornings and evenings, followed by fabulous dinners, prepared by our hosts, that lasted into the early hours, more lovely memories for our collection. Looking forward to our next visit!!!
Delightful getaway in the mountains
Our week at Cortijo Los Lobos was perfect from beginning to end. June and Clive were the perfect hosts, always there to give advise on our plans making you feel like a welcome guest while maintaining the balance of your privacy. It was gorgeous to wake up every morning to the beautiful views of the mountains, a quick coffee by the pool followed by a hack through the countryside on June's much loved and cared for horses, back to the pool to soak up the sun, or to explore the local sites, and evenings looking at the clear skies and stars. Locally there are so many places to visit, from Granada to El Tocal and the Lakes. We stayed in El Granero, a lovely little cottage with everything you require for a very pleasant stay, the farm and buildings are immaculately and beautifully maintained, and the cats and dogs wandering around made it feel like home from home. We would thoroughly recommend los lobos to anyone without hesitation, especially families or anyone with a love of the countryside and animals. We hope to be visiting again!
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
A true escape from the stresses of life in a comfortable and gor
June and Clive Wolfe had the perfect balance of being available and providing everything we needed, but also giving us our privacy. We felt at home in the sweet & cozy "El Granera Viejo." Our two boys (8 and 10) loved having their own loft while we enjoyed the large, master bedroom. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a few basic cooking ingredients. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit chilly during our stay so the heated pool was nice, as well as the space heater inside and wood burning stove that we used just one night. We were very warm. The grill outdoors was nice for a few barbecued dinners and the patio and courtyard were nice for eating alfresco.
The ranch itself was very well maintained with beautiful gardens and paths. There were swings for the boys which they used often. A wonderful mix of animals added to the charm and included rosters, chickens, goats, a sheep, horses, dogs and cats. We highly recommend taking at least one horse ride. June and Clive were attentive to our young boys and we had the loveliest ride in the surrounding hills/mountains.
Also a treat was walking/hiking the area. We had gorgeous views from the olive groves and nearby fountain.
We traveled for 2 1/2 weeks in Spain but our stay here was a highlight. This is what we think of now that we're back to school and work. Highly recommend, especially for families!!!
A retreat with breath taking views, authentic accommodation and
I decided on a 10 day break at cortijo los lobos after a visit in 2009. I stayed in El Esablo a stunning renovated stable.
With breathtaking views and a heady mixture of authentic renovated cottages this retreat has a special and warm welcome waiting for you as it did me.
Set deep in the mountains of spain, Cortijo los lobos has so much to offer. During my stay, I enjoyed many horse rides in the mountains with June, who is not only a fantastic rider herself but a patient teacher as well. The horses are all trained in the style of natural horsemanship and are treated with the utmost respect and care. I have a specific soft spot for Hercules and Lucy who have been trained to take even the most novice of riders. Along with the horses you can hike into the mountains or visit any of the national beauty spots that are on their door step. Cycles are also available for those who fancy riding through the countryside.
I loved my stay and will be returning. The cottages are kept spotless. June and Clive are available as and when required and have a huge collection of movies should desire to watch one in the evenings.
The court yard is inviting as is the swimming pool although this is not open until March ( far far to cold for swimming, unless your covered in tar :O) however, I had plenty of sun and relaxation time by the pool. I also managed to take some beautiful pictures of the local wildlife and flowers that are growing on the farm and in-between the olive groves.
I loved all the animals, suzy and why (dogs) especially, being so cute I couldn't help but be drawn to them. Cara the white cat is a character and Merlin is a real comfort to have around when he fancies a cuddle.
Local spanish restaurants are a must as is the local cafes that line their local village. You may decide to go self catering but I have to say that June is an amazing cook and I enjoyed with zest all meals that were prepared for me.
I can not recommend Cortijo los lobos enough. I loved the cottages and the fact that June and Clive have worked hard to renovate an old farm and created a haven for their family as well as sharing it with us.
Fabulous holiday - brilliant hosts and wonderful horses
We were recommended this place by friends of the owners, so had high expectations. All were met!
Our only complaint was the weather provided for our stay, but I feel if they could have done anything about that, they would.
It was a pleasure to meet & ride horses which are kept to the best natural standards possible, and respond to the lightest aid. No bits, no shoes; no fear no force. If you want to ride horses by kicking to go & pulling to whoa, don't, please don't, go here!
We stayed for 4 days in March, and the weather was unseasonably cold - snow having fallen in large amounts in the previous week - so we weren't tempted to go in the pool. However we spent an hour or more sitting around it,in the sunshine, sheltered by the walls enjoying the peace & the stunning scenery, watching the varied bird-life.
I do hope we will be returning in coming years.
We found an excellent (local not posh!)restaurant in the nearby village which had a nice warm wood stove, and produced an amazing rabbit & garlic dinner.
There were no disadvantages at all for us; everything we wanted was provided and nothing was too much trouble for June & Clive. Don't know how they do it!
A beautiful farm among the olives
Cortijo Los Lobos is a splendid place, wonderfully planned out and maintained with genuinely comfortable apartments, surrounded by the imposing Gorda and San Jorge mountains and miles of olive groves. We loved the animals--cats and dogs, goats, a sheep, chickens and a herd of horses humanely raised--and the star-filled night skies, rarefied air and silence, but what really made our Christmas break was the proximity to Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and the beautiful Subbetica area (Priego de Cordoba and Zuheros are equally amazing, the first for almost Rococo Baroque churches and the brilliant Hostal Rafi restaurant, the second for sheer atmosphere--it's jammed right up against the rocks of the Sierra Subbetica Natural Park). You're in the heart of Moorish andalucia, and the easy car journeys to the Cordoban Mezquita, say, or the alcabaza gardens of Sevilla, were a boon. It's good walking, riding and birdwatching country. Self-catering is a cinch and there are restaurants in antequera, Archidona and the surrounding countryside--La Paloma, run by an escapee from the Italian Maremma, is excellent. A place to re-knit shredded nerves and exult in wondrous culture and countryside.
In Los Lobos we immediately felt at home. The house and gardens are charming, the pool is a delight! When you sit on the patio with the beautiful views all around, you keep on thinking 'lucky me'. June and Clive, we enjoyed staying in your paradise!
St Neots Cambs
You must go!
Cortijo Los Lobos what a wonderful place! I spent a week there with friends in September 2011. The scenery outstanding the accomodation very comfortable and June Clive Harry and Lily are fantastic hosts. Although I don't ride it was lovely to go and visit the horses every morning. They all look so happy! Lovely walks in stunning countryside. Look forward to going again soon.
Fantastic horse riding/biking holiday.
We spent a week at Cortijo Los Lobos in September 2011, horse riding and cycling in the olive groves and rolling hills surrounding the villa. June and Clive were the perfect hosts, providing delicious food and great company, we wanted for nothing. The villa is beautifully done out and has a heated pool with a view to die for. A great all round holiday, where you can relax or be as active as you like. We would highly recommend Cortijo Los Lobos to anyone wanting a holiday off the beaten track. We hope to go back soon. :-)
Kendal, United Kingdom
Fantastic riding holiday, excellent hosts, horses and scenery.
We stayed in El Jara which was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed and more. Our stay was tailor made for us and June and Clive were very thoughtful and caring hosts. We were on a full board riding short break and the food was superb and the riding spectacular. The horses were safe but forward going and there's no better way of seeing the beautiful countryside and experiencing the real Spanish way of life. A great place to relax and unwind but close to lots of things to do and see.
A perfect place to escape from it all...
A wonderfully run cottage (we stayed in El Establo) and gardens with beautiful pool and views that are second to none. A pleasantly discrete way of looking after guests and as much or as little to do in the local area as you want. Glorious.
A relaxing and enjoyable stay
My two children and I stayed in the cottage for 4 nights and, after my husband joined us, in the farmhouse, in two bedrooms, for one night. June and Clive were very friendly and helpful - particularly given that I didn't have a car until my husband joined us. For a small charge, Clive picked us up at the airport and then drove us to the supermarket so I could do the grocery shopping for our stay. The cottage had everything we needed for self-catering and was very cosy (the children particularly liked sleeping "under the eaves"). The rooms in the farmhouse were spacious and nicely decorated. We loved the heated pool and the lovely courtyard, and enjoyed our daily horse rides with the beautiful horses and walks in the surrounding countryside. We would definitely go again.
Lovely setting and accomodation
My partner and I stayed in Cortijo Los Lobos for 3 nights over the May-day weekend.
This review is based on a booking made for a room in the farmhouse itself, on a B&B basis, rather than a booking for one of the self-catering cottages on the property. We also reserved an evening meal on the first night of our stay.
Finding the farmhouse is not difficult and its perched on the side of hill about two-thirds the way up a quiet valley above the village of Trabucco. The location is good for trips around the area with ample opportunity for hill-walking and horse-trekking - both of which are offered by June and Clive, the owners of the property - with hill-walking part of the attraction for us in coming to the area.
The property is divided into the main farmhouse with two self-catering cottages nestled by it. The farmhouse is lovely and feels authentic in a rustic, Spanish way with low ceilings, whitewashed walls and uneven floors that imbue the place with character and charm. The entire property and, in particular the farmhouse, is very much a home rather than a rental property. The property is immaculately kept and our room - on the first floor - was spotlessly clean. It was an en-suite room with enough space for two of us for the few days we were there. The bathroom was bright, airy and clean although it did sport a quite tiny shower cubicle (but lots of hot water and decent water pressure too).
The pool area offers great views back over the valley and a pleasant space in which to relax. Indeed there are lots of quiet spots - shaded and otherwise - around the various courtyards on the property that provide space to take some time out whether accompanied by a book or a travelling companion.
Clive and June were most welcoming and our dinner on the night of our arrival was excellent - prawns followed by paella and a very gooey banoffee pie.
Be aware, if you are a B&B guest, that the breakfast bit of the B&B setup is a do-it-yourself affair, and is what suggests most strongly that the intention of the owners is for all the accomodations to be more akin to self-catering, rather than a guest-house; we had access to a small pantry with a fridge containing milk, orange juice and some natural yoghurts; sliced bread and a box of cereal were also provided and fixing of breakfast each day was up to ourselves. This provides a nice element of flexibility as we were able to make our own leisurely start to the first morning and look after ourselves. However, the less self-sufficient travaller may find the setup a little unusual for B&B accomodation.
The courtyard has outdoor sinks for washing up after oneself - not problematic for us although it meant shuttling dishes, cutlery and dirty/clean cloths in and out of the house between the pantry and the washing facilities. With the fully self-catered cottages on the property (which we did not see inside of ourselves), I would imagine that such things would not be an issue. However, if staying in the farmhouse, its something to be aware of (and particularly so if the weather were to be more inclement than it was during our stay).
We arrived around 5pm on the Friday evening. June helpfully informed us that the supermarkets and shops would be closed over much of the May-day weekend in Spain. As the breakfast supplies were not entirely what we had in mind (being rather big fans of breakfast) but not wanting to make a fuss (you do very much feel like you're staying in someone's home) and following a suggestion from June that we should source anything we thought we might need (including food and water supplies for any picnic that we might like to bring on the hike we intended to do on the Sunday) from a supermarket in Trabucco, we dutifully stocked up for the weekend. Again - the more self-sufficient traveller would likely not have a problem with this and it is completely in-keeping with the self-catering style of Cortijo Los Lobos.
Our hike with Clive on the Sunday - up the province's highest peak, La Maroma - was excellent. Clive provided the transport to and from the start point and accompanied us on the trek, which took about 5 hours, providing us with lots of interesting information on the geography and ecology of the area. The particular walk offered some spectacular vistas - the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada and 360-degree view of the province of Malaga stretching all the way back to the Meditteranean. The additional charge for the walk (â‚¬40 per person) did not include a packed-lunch but June had covered this in her shopping advice to us on the Friday.
The area has a wealth of good restaurants, which June and Clive were happy to recommend.
There are lots of the owners' family pets about the property - 5 dogs and a similar number of cats. All were wonderful company and great characters themselves. However, like the self-catering aspects to our experience, this may not be something that suits everyone.
Overall, Cortijo Los Lobos is to be recommended. Had we been self-catering guests staying in one of the cottages, I would think that this would have been a flawless 5-star review. From the B&B perspective, it is a little more compromised and may not be as attractive to those used to the northern-European, guest house style of accomodation. The impression that we were left with, as B&B guests, is that the added expectations that such guests often bring are a little difficult for the owners to accommodate given their busy schedules in running the other aspects of their business - the horse-trekking in particular (June looks after some 15 well-cared for horses). However, to counter-balance that statement, it must be pointed out that the B&B rate made our stay extremely good value-for-money and the points made above are merely things to be borne in mind for any future guests rather than to be read as complaints or whinges.
Response from June Wolfe - 05/07/2010
We took the decision a few years ago to no longer prepare breakfasts for our b and b guests, as they often slept in until late morning (as did this particular couple) and felt that they would enjoy having the flexibility to prepare breakfast when they wanted it. It also gave guests the added opportunity, not normally provided with b and b, to have food preperation facilities for lunches too, free of charge,with a full size fridge to store their food and cold drinks. With purely b and b guests, we would normally wash up the dirty crockery ourselves, but as this couple were staying for 3 days and we were allowing them the extra facilities for lunches, it made it easier all round for them to clear up after themselves. If they had said anything at the time, we would have been more than happy to stick to the purely b and b policy, we just try to make things as comfortable and homely for our guests as possible. We do not allow this facility in the winter months, as pointed out, the washing up facilities would be difficult, and we tend to then stick to a stricter b and b policy. Given that our b and b guests are given the run of a full size farmhouse, complete with luxury lounge /diner, and a private entrance with key, plus in the summer full outside kitchen facilities, including a gas bbq for prepareing meals, all for the nightly rate charged, (we move into an annexe when we have guests in) guests are getting far more than simply a b and b room,. The shower cubicle in the upstairs bedroom is slightly small, though has a standard size shower tray, so not abnormally so. We have never had complaints before, but we do offer another room for guests with use of a full size bathroom, for any one that prefers more space. As far as the house hold pets, we have 4 very quiet and well behaved dogs (not 5) who at no time are allowed to bother the guests, if guests happen to like dogs then they are allowed to be out but if not, the guests would not even know they were there, since this point has never been made on previous testimonials I think it can be relied upon as true. I think that bearing in mind we make no secret of the fact that we are a farm, pets should not come as a surprise in any case. The information that we send out on booking makes it clear that breakfast is self catering, but we provide every thing needed including a toaster for the bread, butter and jam,plus cereals, yoghurt, orange juice.
Regarding the mountain walk,the price is not 40 euros per person, it is actually 80 euros for a guide, as stated on the website , and includes transport for the 1.5 hour return drive to the mountain itself. It is a full days work for the guide, plus diesel costs,, making the price very reasonable. It at no time states that it includes a picnic,(would be difficult to provide bearing in mind people have different food requirements) and this price is the same whether there are just 2 people or 10, so can be a very cheap day out.
Far from finding the expectations of B and B guests difficult to accomodate, we actually go out of our way to provide thoughtfull and flexible accomodation, with nothing being too much trouble, and have fine tuned the facilities over the years, from listening to past guests opinions, to suit our guests requirements, finding that on the whole they prefer to be left to do their own thing, and not have to stick to time tables for breakfast etc, but that instead of having to leave the premises each day as with a typical b and b, we allow the facilitiy to use the farmhouse as a home from home. If guests particularly asked to be served breakfast in the traditional way, we would be happy to oblige.
Stayed in the farmhouse on a half-board basis with my 2 sons aged 14 and 10. We had a wonderful time, enjoying the pool, the horseriding, the food and the company.
Staying in the farmhouse and eating with the family was perfect for me as it gave me some adult company each day, however if you want more privacy you may prefer to book one of the two lovely cottages.
The place is beautifully maintained, with lovely gardens and views and little places to sit and relax. June and Clive are lovely hosts, making us feel like house guests rather than customers!
Will definately go back.
Relaxing holiday hideout
We visited at the end of Sept 2009 and had a great time. Clive and June were very welcoming and relaxed - leaving us to enjoy ourselves as we pleased - and the accommodation was really tastefully decorated and well maintained (good facilities too such as a gas BBQ as well as high chair and cot for our 2 year old were provided). The views from the house and the pool were lovely and it was great having the opportunity to go horse-riding in the local hills with June. The only drawback for us was at the time we visited there were a lot of flies around (however this was due to the recent heavy rains). Would certainly recommend though for a peaceful break with plenty of good food / history close by.
Does exactly what it says on the tin!
Beautiful location, people, animals weather what more could you ask for just the therapy for peace and tranquility can't wait to return.
Came home fully recharged.
explorers from Canada
A charming and relaxing country stay
We stayed at Cortijo Los Lobos for a week, both relaxing at the Cortijo and using it as a base for our expoloration of Andalusia.
Our hosts provided helpful advice, both at the time of booking and after arrival. Our accomodations were charming and clean.
We especially enjoyed the opportunity to explore the surrounding country on horseback, which was a great counterpoint to our tours of the cities nearby.
Thank you, June and Clive, for a welcoming and memorable stay. We recommend Cortijo los Llobos without reservation.
Smithers in Doncaster
South Yorks, UK
A little piece of heaven
This is an ideal family holiday experience, giving the best experiences you could wish for.
Both adults and children are especially catered for, irrespective of riding ability. Non riders can sample the breathtaking views: great for photography, trekking, or just soaking up the sun on the veranda, or by the pool. You can even make fresh Spanish omelettes with eggs from the chickens, or go see the other animals: goats, cats, dogs - all very friendly.
The cottage accommodation is impressive and is perfectly in keeping with the original features. It even has a spiral staircase leading to a separate sleeping area and galleried lounging space (ideal for kids!) You can self cater, which we did, excellent steaks and food to be bought locally, or eat at the nearby restaurants, which I believe are also very good. The new cottage is fab too!
The hospitality of the owners is second to none; everyone is assured a very warm welcome. We have made five or six bookings so far, so would most definitely recommend it!
Broken Leg? No Problem!
Four days before our trip to Spain our 6yr-old broke her leg :-(
We though we'd have to cancel. In fact is was among our best holidays ever.
Our farmhouse rooms were ground level with standard doorways and biggish
ground-level toilet & shower. Our daughter was able to navigate the rooms
and farmyard on her zimmer frame (walker). We were amazed that she was
also able to "ride" horse with her cast on as June lead the horse walking around
the beautiful neighboring olive groves. The location is so central, we extended
our stay and used the farm as our base for day trips to see everything from the
Alhambra to the beach and beyond. The heated swimming pool was fab too!
Great hospitality, views, horses, pool etc etc
June and Clive were great hosts, on hand if you need any help planning trips out, but not 'in your face'. June kindly cooked us a lovely meal on our first night and it was great to spend some time with them and not have to sort ourselves out after the journey. The cottage was clean, pretty, full of character and had everything you could possibly need, with some fabulous views as well! We loved all the animals and the dogs were very friendly and extremely well behaved, as were the horses!
We all rode several times. The horses are very well schooled and great confidence givers, when I say that, I certainly don't mean boring! We chose how long we wanted to ride for and found that 2 hours was planty for us at a time, not having ridden for ages! June managed to make the rides interesting for our teenage girls, who have done more riding recently, whilst catering for the aged parents at the same time! The countryside is fabulous and the riding totally different from anything I have experienced in the UK. No bits and the horses really seem to enjoy themselves when out.
The location was amazing and within easy reach of lots of places of interest. We went to the Alhambra Palace, which was wonderful, but best to book that in advance. We could easily have stayed for 2 weeks and not have visited all the places we would have liked to.
The pool was lovely and we made good use of it although it was only April when we visited, the pool is heated,so weather is not a problem.
You can probably tell we had a super break - thanks June and Clive!
Relax and take in the view.
A real get-away-from-it-all experience but located within easy reach of many tourist attractions and beautiful towns to explore.
-the accomodation- beautifully deoorated, very private, lovely pool with fantastic views out to the mountains.
-although it feels 'remote' there are good restaurants within walking distance.
-the horse-riding- a brilliant way to start or end the day. Fantastic rides through jaw-dropping scenery. The children had their first go at riding there.
-the hospitality- June and Clive were helpful but not intrusive. The children loved the pets.
I have no hesitation in recommending Los Lobos- a great place for a family holiday or a romantic getaway.
Warm Hospitality, Breathtaking Scenery and Horses - nothing bett
The week I spent with my daughter at Cortijo los Lobos will always be high on my list of "best times ever." The Wolfe's hospitality was superb. Their guest cottage was the perfect cozy retreat from the outside world. Every meal was delicious and we felt comfortable and pampered each day of our stay. The scenery was breathtaking. The countryside is laced with easy tracks leading to open vistas on all sides. No other surroundings could be more perfect for leisurely viewing from horseback! The Wolfe's mounts were obliging, kind and unspoiled. Even at a brisk canter, the horses inspired confidence, making each day's outing better than the one before.
The Wolfes were pleased to arrange a drive to the Costa del Sol for us. Their individual attention to our needs made our stay perfect.
I highly recommend Cortijo los Lobos to all who enjoy warm hospitality, breathtaking scenery and horses! The beautiful setting of the farm with its lovely pool and courtyard were relaxing and inviting. We will surely return.
Fabulous riding holiday
My family, my partner and daughter of 11, and my brother and sister inlaw and their 3 children ranging from 14 to 10 came to this delightful vacation home in july. We specifically wanted a riding holiday but also a pool and other things to do for the menfolk and boy, none of whom were riders.
June and CLive could not have been more welcoming and friendly! Two nights we were there we sampled June's supurb four course evening meals in the cool of the courtyard.The other evenings we cooked ourselves in the amply provided kitchens (we had two villas between us)
The riding was excellent and June was very flexible as to how we used the pre booked hours of riding amongst us. She was also very careful about matching horse to ability of rider and had a slow and safe horse for my daughter who is not a comfident rider. At the other end of the scale June took my niece who is very competent and mad on riding, out for exciting gallops on her own!
The villas are also very well placed for cultural trips. We managed Granada comfortably in a day and also lakes with boating nearby.
Finally, the pool was gloriously warm, attractively landscaped and big enough for 8 of us to be in at the same time and have fun
A little bit of Heaven on Earth
All throughout our stay the service was fantastic. We didn't feel like guests, more like neighbours popping round to a friends house. We immediately felt at home.
We wanted to stay in the 'El Stablo', but it wasn't available for the beginning of our stay so we stayed in the farm house B&B, for 2 nights, which was just lovely. We felt very welcome and as we arrived a bit late to go shopping June and Clive, supplied the essentials for us until we could make it to the shops.
El Stablo was very well laid out and homely. We have taken a lot of their ideas in the conversion to use on our finca! El Stablo had the most amazing views, the photographs really cannot do the location justice! We woke each morning to the fabulous views of the mountains, the colours and smells were wonderful. It was also very private, our only visitor the lovely big ginger tom, who we found in various places throughout the day. All I can say is that, we had a wonderful all over tan!!
For me, I loved the riding, each day a different route and on different horses, all happy, well cared for in the most natural way possible, all with their own characters. Riding out first thing in the morning, gives rise to such amazing change of colours in the scenery, something I think most would never tire of. My other half doesn't ride but that wasn't an issue as he followed us on a push bike!
Trabuco town centre had a lot more to offer than we initially thought, some very good restaurants and shops and a lovely piazza to sit in and watch the world go by.
Each day we went out to a different location, the lakes, El Torca, Granada to name a few. There were so many places we could have gone but we just didn't have time, so naturally we'll have to go back!
Best bits, location, you couldn't ask for more. Hosts, fantastic and Clives sweet chilli sauce was delicious, he even gave us some chillis and the recipe for us to try at home, we did, but it wasn't as good as Clives!
Least liked.. leaving!
Fabulous Cortijo los lobos (malaga region)
I stayed at Cortijo Los Lobos for 5 days as a single female in her 40's.
I was really taken aback by the beauty of the surrounding, scenery, outstanding standard of accommodation and access to the countryside. I went to Cortijo los lobos on my own but felt really welcome and very comfortable. June and Clive were the ultimate hosts and allayed my fears that I would feel lonely or awkward!
Cortijo Los lobos is a special place and an ideal active break for families or friends of all ages (maybe not for the party animal though). I have 3 children and viewed the cottages before I departed with a view to returning on a family break. I would certainly return with my 3 children. This is a holiday for people who appreciate the countryside, nature, animals and warmth of a home from home anglo spainish style.
I went on two rides with Junes lovely horses. I was struck by how considerate June was of every riders needs whether beginner or more experienced rider such as myself. June is very attentive of her horses and highly mmotivated to ensure her horses are happy and well cared for and treated right.
I also took a mountain bike out one day and cycled to town which is easily accessible via the road or country tracks. The town is of a large enough size to cater for most peoples needs with restaruants and shops.
Cortijo Los Lobos is fantastic value for money. Additionally June and Clive are happy to cater for individual needs to make the holiday a special one. There is scope to just relax by the heated pool and stare at the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, or if you are an active outdoors loving person such as myself there is pleanty to keep you occupied.
Cortijo Los Lobos is a hidden treasure and I will certainly be returning without reservations!
Activities to be enjoyed: horse riding, mountain biking, running, rock climbing, and paragliding....or simply drinking and eating! Also on the list I would include the special activity of dog cuddling! Go there
We had a lovely holiday here. The location is beautiful - laying around the pool just looking out to the moutains which are just stunning. Riding out everyday on different trails is great - you get to see so much when you are on horseback. Clive and June are wonderful hosts - we stayed on a fully catered basis and the food was excellent. We are going back next year with all the family and using the cottages - these have been done so prettily and have everything you could ask for - full of character. The location is great for getting around and seeing all the different sites - not too far to go to find waterparks and other entertainment or to find culture and history. There really is something for all of the family to enjoy. My daughter just loved making friends with all the animals - it's the little things like that that make this a different holiday experience - oh and have to mention the lovely plush cushions on the sunbeds - makes the difficult task of sunbathing even more pleasurable! Take your holiday here - you won't be disappointed.
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