One of the best villa stays I have ever experienced. La Cazalla is a dream - a gorgeous house full of lovely bedrooms, stylish sitting areas and outside eating spots surrounded by unspoilt countryside, oak forests, rivers and mountains. With 16 acres of nature to enjoy, fruit laden trees, stunning views and occasional sightings of deer and wild Andulasian horse, it is the perfect spot to sit and relax, to chill or to sunbathe and swim. In fact, the villa is so great and so welcoming, you don't want to leave - even though the delights of Ronda are just ten minutes drive away.
Highly recommended for groups of up to 12 people, the house is big enough and spaced out for people to relax without being bothered - as well as intimate enough to enjoy each other's company for dinner and drinks on the terrace.
I will definitely be coming back soon. I miss it already!
Our party of three families (6 adults, 5 teens) had a lovely week in this beautifully appointed and spacious villa near the picturesque town of Ronda. The setting in a limestone gorge is spectacular - the villa is set in large grounds, where horses and deer roam, and the house is built around the rocky outcrops. The villa is furnished beautifully, and we arrived to thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and a tray of local produce. The bedrooms in the villa are all ensuite and equally spacious, and there are a number of different seating areas both inside (which was always cool) and outside on shaded terraces.
We spent most of our time on the shaded terraces or down by the pool, which has comfortable loungers for everyone and shade sails, and a stunning view. The teens found a selection of inflatables in the pool room (with fridge and chilled water cooler!) and spent many happy hours disturbing the tranquillity.
The daily maid service from Cristina and garden/pool service from Ronaldo was unobtrusive and a real contribution to our relaxing holiday.
It was hard to tear ourselves away from the villa, but we did manage a couple of trips to Ronda, and the Caminito del Rey canyon boardwalk. Just as lovely was the walk from the gates of the property up the gorge path - sadly we didn't make it all the way to the restaurant Lisa recommended at the far end....
Lisa and Mark were helpful and informative owners, and were always on hand via text/email to answer our questions. We also took them up on Mark's offer of "paella and pudding" which was cooked and served to us at the villa - absolutely delicious, both the standard one and the vegan one that Mark managed to create!
We were all delighted with the villa and had a fantastic week in your beautiful property - thank you!
La Cazalla fully lived up to our expectations. Everything we needed for our wide family celebration. inside and outside facilities were excellent. Comfortable beds and children loved the colourful shower lights! Living areas and kitchen fully equipped. The chef recommended to us by Lisa for our barbeque was fantastic.
The setting of the villa within very easy reach of Ronda was amazing. Beautiful walk through the gorge seeing falcons, vulture, wild boar and deer.
My parents were looking to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in Spain. My part of the family lives in Marbella, and my brother was coming over from New Zealand, my parents and other family members from the UK.
We were looking for somewhere where the family could all be together and undisturbed by other guests.... more of that later.
My wife and I visited Lisa & Mark at La Cazalla and were instantly convinced that this was THE place.
When we arrived as a family we were over the moon at how excited everyone was by the house - it was simply perfect for what we wanted to do - which was simply to be together and relax. And relax we did.
With wonderful bedrooms, each with its own ensuite shower and toilet, and the different areas - both inside and out - create a wonderful atmosphere.
The pool area is simply delightful - so much so that the two excursions we had planned with the family- one to the brandy bodegas of Jerez and another to Azahara de la Sierra, were cancelled after the first night - no-one wanted to leave!
The housekeeper, Cristina, who came for a couple of hours each day was lovely - she took great care of us - nothing was too much trouble.
The views and the gardens are delightful - it was a wrench to finally have to leave - and this was when the only other guests made their appearance - as we left the property five impressive adult deer ran in front of the car and up into the mountains - what a wonderful finale to a fabulous week.
If you are looking to enjoy an enchanted location in the midst of Andalucia you can stop - you've found it.
We were a group of four couples from Canada who stayed at La Cazalla in September. The property and villa were outstanding and exceeded our expectations. There is plenty of great hiking right from the property and lots to see and do in the area. Or just relax at the villa. The villa was very spacious and comfortable.The setting is beautiful. Lisa and Mark were great hosts and provided lots of helpful tips for enjoying the area and all it has to offer. They even directed us to the best place to watch the sunset on the town of Ronda (with our bottle of wine). I highly recommend La Cazalla especially for a group of friends or family.
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