• The Curious Carnival of Cartajima

    Lent is one of several unexpected aspects of this small Andalucian mountain village. One would think that, in this most Catholic of countries, that the forty days and forty nights would be celebrated if that is the right word for…

  • 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…

  • Mosto Festival Cartajima 29th November

    Is there an oenologist in the house? Every year on the last Saturday of November, Cartajima celebrates the year’s “mosto”, the young white wine beloved by the locals. Fermented for forty days, it is neither vino fino nor yet white…

  • Old Chestnuts

    Guests often enquire what Los Castaños means and, of course, it’s obvious once you get here – chestnut trees! (in Spanish the tree is masculine and the fruit feminine so the chestnuts themselves are called las castañas) The valley is…

  • Escape Christmas 2014 Break

    Escape commercial Christmas breaks! And the work involved! All-inclusive price for our three-day best of the breaks! Once again we are offering our three day Christmas House Party featuring great food and superb wines in a peaceful atmosphere with a…

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  • The Ocean Voyager and Me

    It is a thrilling moment when you first hold a manuscript that has turned miraculously into a book. This has been a long time in the making and what a relief it is as well as a source of pride….