Unique self catering holiday accommodation in Andalucia

This self catering holiday cottage rental accommodation is located in El Burgo close to Ronda, Spain and is the ideal base for a walking holiday to explore Andalusia or just a peaceful romantic getaway.
Casa Isabella is a charming, old, two storey olive presser’s village cottage which is white walled, intrinsically Spanish and lovingly restored to a high standard keeping all its typical original features

Located in the quiet outskirts of the pretty mountain village of El Burgo, and leading straight into the countryside, within walking distance of all amenities; including village pool and many excellent typically Spanish restaurants and tapas bars, where you can experience the atmosphere of a true Andalusian white village.





El Burgo is situated in the heart of the National Park of Sierra de las Nieves surrounded by olive and almond groves an area declared a world heritage site by UNESCO and a protected biosphere with a rich variety of flora and fauna providing an oasis of peace and tranquility for a relaxing holiday and a perfect base to explore and enjoy the real Spain.

Rural Spanish holiday hideaway





Casa Isabella upstairs offers two spacious wooden beamed bedrooms with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, one with a large double Spanish antique bed, the other with two comfortable single beds.

Adjoining these rooms is the mezzanine lounge where you can sit and enjoy a good book or choose a film to watch.

Downstairs, the Ronda style terracotta floor tiles run throughout. The bathroom has been restored within keeping with the rest of the house with a large mosaic walk in shower.

There is a comfortable sitting room with a unique open fire place with a cast iron log burning stove for those cosy winter evenings, a separate dining room seats four.

A converted wooden beamed stable kitchen is fully equipped including large fridge freezer, washing machine, full sized oven and granite work surfaces.

As we are both great lovers of cooking and eating we have provided a good selection of cooking utensils including nice china, cutlery and glassware.

Leading out from the kitchen where once the mule was kept is a secluded courtyard sanctuary with it’s orginal cobblestone floor now with various flower filled pot plants and wisteria covered seating area to dine or just sit and relax.

The house has been furnished with comfort and character in mind to create a very special atmosphere.


Things to do

In the village

Walking around the narrow and sometimes steep streets you can see that not much has changed around here for many years. There are still two working olive mills producing olive oil which can be bought in the village along with locally cured hams, goat cheese and honey.
The village pool set in its own gardens and is open from mid June to September.
Special events during the year include Holy week ( Easter ) with its many processions and in August for the village Feria ( Fair ).


Discover this area of outstanding natural beauty with its many marked trails, from gentle walks to long hikes along the river Turon and its many rock pools where you can expect to see a colourful variety of wild flowers.
For the more adventurous walker a five hour trek will take you  high up into the Sierra de las Nieves which usually has a snow fall between January and March , and see the stands of rare Spanish fir ( Pinsapo ) you may also be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the shy Ibex and be rewarded with the breathtaking views.

Bird watching

Birds of interest  are virtually guaranteed  with the weather and time of  year dictating the number and type of species you will see, including various species of eagles.

Self catering walking holiday Ronda Spain


Visit Ronda for the day with its impressive 18th century bridge spanning the El Tajo gorge over 130 metres high.

It has one of the oldest bull rings in Spain with its own museum and one of the best preserved Arab baths in Europe.  Spend some time browsing through the old streets with its very interesting shops selling leather goods, ceramics and all types of hand made Ronda style furniture.

+The Lakes

A 40 minute scenic drive through the mountains will take you to the Malaga Lake District, where you can walk, swim, fish ( with permit ) or just sit and enjoy a good lunch overlooking the panoramic views of the lakes.
Visit nearby El Choro gorge with its sheer walls and other rock faces which attract rock climbers from all over the world.

+The Coast

For a day out in the car within an hour you can reach the beaches of San Pedro De Alcantara and Marbella. Sit and have a seafood lunch at one of the many chiringuitos ( typical beach restaurant ), take a leisurely walk at Puerto Banus marina or a day out shopping in this beautiful area.