This traditional Andalusian cortijo (farmhouse), 4 km (2½ miles) east of Ronda, has been lovingly restored with bright, fresh color schemes to complement the original beams, wood-burning stoves, and sublime setting. The cottage is surrounded by olive trees and grapevines and walkers, bird-watchers, and painters are frequent guests. The English-speaking owners also organize trips (guided or unguided) through the surrounding villages, and you can borrow bicycles. Breakfast is more generous here than many other places, with homemade bread, preserves, and local cheeses, and there are tea- and coffee-making supplies in the rooms. It's advisable to call for directions.
Off A366, on El Burgo road, Ronda, 29400, Spain