• Organic Vegetables in Spain

    For a reason that eludes me, Spain has not followed the growing international trend towards ecological produce. For fifteen years now I have been searching for a supplier of what I used to get in San Francisco called “The Box”,…

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    Caminito del Rey

    When a member of the Cartajima Women’s Association bottled out of walking the scariest hike in the world, John was invited to take her place. The generous Delegación of Málaga (equivalent to the County Council) sent a luxury coach to the…

  • Festivals of Food and Wine in the Alto Genal

    The Alto Genal is the place to be in November! Four of the seven small villages scattered around the Alto Genal valley have a special festival celebrating an important aspect of local produce. But this is Andalucia so there is…

  • I have been to hell and back

    En route to the quiet uncomplicated calm of the mountains and Los Castaños, you could linger a while in Malaga, a vastly overlooked and underrated city. It heaves with life and vitality, delightfully uniting the ancient and modern. Gorge yourself…

  • Alpargatas! Or espadrilles if you prefer.

    La Rioja in the north of Spain is famous not only for its wines but also for its footwear. The town of Cervera del Río Alhama is dedicated to fabricating the slippers that are either in your room or on…

  • Spring Special

    Just for the month of May we are offering the following Special Offer. To reserve and check availability simple fill in the boxes to your right. 280 euros includes: – Accommodation for two nights in a luxurious ensuite double room…

  • Mountain bike holidays in Spain

    A young commercial pilot who used to ride his cycle at a national level for Spain has designed a set of fabulous rides for fit and serious mountain bikers based at Los Castanos, Cartajima in the Serrania de Ronda. Please…

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    Magical Mystical Marrakech

    The magic of Marrakesh, the Red City of Morocco, has been extolled since its foundation a thousand years ago; there is nothing to add. However, having recently returned from a four-day trip, during which two reasonably well-travelled young  friends expressed…

  • TripAdvisor 2015 Winner Again!

    Yet again we have been awarded one of Tripadvisor´s coveted Travellers´Choice Awards – this year in the Service category. And here it is …Thanks to all our faithful guests and to the discerning staff of Tripadvisor who clearly recognise excellence…