This family run organic farmhouse sits high in the rolling green hills of Malaga's protected natural park, sparkling brightly under the Andalusian sun. The rustic country house is perfectly perched with panoramic views over the luscious mountainous landscape, giving you the sensation that you are in a faraway land, when in fact you are only a half an hour drive from the bustling city of Malaga.
Sometimes it feels as though the world is getting smaller and smaller, travelling for a bit of escapism isn't as easy as it once was. It´s hard to really lose yourself, even in the unexplored parts of the world with the luxury of modern conveniences. This summer we went on a journey to connect once again with nature and ourselves.
La finca Herradura is a boutique stately home surrounded by hectares of private woodland. Although it is located just outside the pueblo blanco of Vejer de la Frontera, it is easy to have the sensation that you are miles away from civilisation and the whole world is yours. Like Vejer, The finca rests on a hill and boasts breathtaking views of the nearby mountains.
Driving a few miles out of the city and into the mountains that border Cordoba, you will find La Vieja Cigarra resting on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque landscape that surrounds it. As you follow rustic signposts dotted along the road and drive up the flowery passageway into la vieja cigarra you feel as though you have entered some sort of mystical garden. The cool air breeze will wash over you as the scents of jasmine lavender and lemon trees fill your nostrils.
The exclusive Spanish country house also boasts nine luxury rooms that undoubtedly keep with the atmospheric ‘cortijo’ feel that runs throughout the hotel. Most rooms come with a large bathtub and views of the stunning surrounding countryside. Each has been individually designed with scrupulous attention to detail in the decor, with a wonderful level of privacy through their own sun terraces.