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Beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse with Private Pool and a very large safe Garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning 17th C farmhouse sleeps up to 8 people. Perfect for families. Situated in an idyllic countryside location.

This 17th C 'white village' farmhouse bordering the Guadiaro river is in a peaceful rural location down a country track. It has been sympathetically restored in the traditional style with chestnut ceiling beams, exposed stonework and flagstone floors. The property has four spacious bedrooms, two twin and two doubles. The open plan lounge kitchen diner gives lots of room and is particularly ideal for families. The property is fully equipped with everything one would need for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday!!

Registration Number : Pending Vivienda Rural

chris band
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Why chris band chose Cortes de la Frontera

The farmhouse is in a wonderful rural location perfect for a relaxing holiday where you can get away from it all!! The large pool and safe enclosed garden are perfect for families to enjoy. The view up to the mountains is truly breathtaking!!

There are a plethora of activities to enjoy in the area not to mention exploring the tiny white villages and the beautiful large town of Ronda. The two nearest villages have plenty of tapas bars and restaurants and shops and all the other amenities one would need to ensure a memorable holiday.

What makes this farmhouse unique

2017 prices held for 2018!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Feedback from a few of our guests:

"Our holiday at El Chopo Banda was excellent. We all enjoyed the time spent there and the area is stunning in its natural beauty. We will certainly recommend El Chopo to friends and family who want to visit Andalucia", Jill Williams. "We had a fantastic holiday and a brilliant time and loved everything about the place.We would recommend it to anyone,also just to say your managers Esther & Brett were very helpful and friendly,they couldn't do enough for us," Nick Hollands. I want to thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful farmhouse, we had a fantastic time, the kids loved the pool and there was so much room inside the property for us all", Sarah France.
Nov 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cortes de la Frontera in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Fature hand made tiles around the bathroom. Mountain views.
  • 1 shower room with wc, washbasin and bidet. 1 shower room with wc and washbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Emperor size chestnut wood sleigh style bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size double bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with chestnut wood sleigh Emperor bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The property has DAIKIN whisper quiet air-conditioning in the two upstairs bedrooms and room fans in the two downstairs bedrooms. There is a HERGOM log burning stove in the lounge for use in the winter months. The property is a no smoking house. Ideal for country loving families with many of the neighbouring farms keeping animals including chickens, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, horses etc. Outside: The two upstairs bedrooms share a spacious terrace overlooking the garden. The kidney shaped pool with cover and surrounded by lawn, is 11m x 5m and is 0.9m at the shallow end gently sloping from halfway to 2.0m at the deep end. It is open all year. The spacious partly covered cobbled terrace is shaded by vines and a medlar tree and there are sunlongers with cushions, chairs, dining tables and bespoke covered BBQ area with a gas barbecue. The garden has spectacular views up to Cortes and the mountains behind. There is plenty of shade including a large pergola. The terrace leads onto a large level lawned garden planted with quince, plum, apple, pear, apricot, cherry, almond, olive and even walnut trees! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble-drier, drinks fridge, ironing board, outdoor games equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided for house and the pool. The property has maid service once a week for cleaning and changing.


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Beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse with Private Pool and a very large safe Garden
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Completely relaxing and what a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We wanted for our holiday a relaxing, quiet and peaceful destination but also somewhere that kept our 5 children entertained. This villa delivered on all of these expectations.

Beautiful location and villa, with plenty to do in the surrounding areas. In the 10 days we were there we visited, Gibraltar, Ronda, Gaucin, a Waterpark on the coast and went horse riding locally. After all of our sightseeing it was great to get back to the villas tranquil setting.

This villa will require you to drive so make sure you are comfortable with doing so. But for us it was definitely worth it!!

Whilst there it was the local Feria which was great fun with a very small fair, a parade, some sort of horse competition, a bull run through the small town, Spanish music, fireworks and generally a very Spanish small celebrations.

Whilst in Spain you have a contact Linda & Breda who will help you with any requirements. Thank you for sorting the horse riding everyone enjoyed immensely.

We loved every minute there and the children all want to go back again!!

Victoria Cooper

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms Cooper, Many thanks for your positive 5 star review. We are thrilled that you and your family had a wonderful time at our farmhouse. We always try to make sure that all of our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay. We hope to welcome you all again in the very near future. With very best wishes, Chris and Gilly
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Lovely villa with great location.

  • 4 of 5

The trip to the villa was overall the most chilled holiday we have had in a long time!!!

We were initially quite surprised as to how removed we were from the shops etc in the village of Cortes de la Frontera but soon got used to it.

The villa had everything we needed in the kitchen and the utility. The barbecue outside was just perfect. The pool was a little cool for the time of the year but with the extra pool heating arranged for it was just right for the children.

The garden, house and pool comes with its own wildlife (including huge carpenter bees) and this was quite entertaining for the kids.

Having a car is essential and we explored all the local areas especially along the river. The local shops and restaurants in Cortes are a short car ride away. They cater to all your needs and on most days we did not feel the need to venture too far.

The hosts had thought of everything that the guests may need and left a large amount of information and in addition their representative was extremely helpful with information, questions and troubleshooting. The welcome pack was very helpful as we arrived on a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Batra, Many thanks you for your very kind review. I hope that we can welcome you and your family again in the near future!!
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Lovely property in good location with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in El Chopo. The property is lovely, particularly the view to the mountains out the bedroom window. The pool is a fantastic size and the kids had a brilliant time playing in the garden. The surrounding villages are lovely, and the fiestas were really fun to get involved in.

The mountain roads can be a bit hair raising- but this means you get spectacular scenery! We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our farmhouse is very family friendly and we are delighted that you enjoyed the ferias and all the fun of exploring the beautiful white villages and breath taking countryside. We hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Great Place to say.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this charming property. What can I say everything was just right from the views of the surrounding landscape (stunning) to the detail and care taken in the conversion of the house (excellent) and all spotless.

Local facilities are close by, great location to explore the real Spain... just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frank, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your kind words about our farmhouse which we strive to keep in excellent order. We hope to welcome you again in the very near future to our property which is situated as you aptly say in the Real Spain!!
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Andalucian retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an excellent holiday at El Chopo Banda.

A charmingly rustic property (right down to water from the well, use bottled for cooking etc!) has been beautifully converted to a very comfortable and stylish holiday home. The kitchen is particularly well-equipped with good quality appliances and the separate utility room is a bonus.

The major draw, however, must be the lovely pool, garden and covered patio. Can there be a pool with a better view?

It's a great location for walking, exploring Ronda and other attractive local towns and villages and generally adapting to a relaxing Spanish lifestyle. Apart from kayaking we didn't try out the many options for activities in the area - relaxing was just too enjoyable! The local winding roads, the immediate ones are unmade, mean it's probably not the best location if you want to do far-flung exploring.

Both the owner and property manager are very helpful and welcoming and the property was very well presented for our stay.

We had a wonderful time - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spanish Surprise

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to Spain and certainly not my last but my return will be to El Chopo Banda, without a doubt. The lovely building is located in such a beautiful area which we explored on foot and felt no need to go much further afield (though we did and loved it all). The property was clean and had every comfort and enough space to happily accommodate our party which included five adults and three children - all of whom enjoyed the pool (warm, even though the weather wasn't particularly hot), the garden and the barbeque area. Definitely recommended and a big thank you to the owners who are friendly and helpful over the telephone and to their managers who so well look after the property and needs of those of us on holiday. Having run holiday accommodation myself, I appreciate the thought and hard work that has gone into this lovely holiday home. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Canada de Real Tesoro
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
Costa del Sol
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Estacion de Cortes de la Frontera
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Canada de Real Tesoro
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Manilva, Sabinillas.
Car: necessary


The nearest beach is 45 minutes drive away by car near Manilva.


Gibraltar is the nearest airport being an hour and a quarter's drive away. There are more flights to Malaga which is under two hour's drive away. Other airports within two hours driving distance are Jerez and Seville. Car hire or use of a car is highly recommended.


Cortes de la Frontera - 3 km

Gaucin - 25 km

Ronda - 25 km

Ubrique - 25 km

Cueva de la Pileta - 15 km

Further Details:

Cortes and Estacion de Cortes have a very good selection of shops. There are 4 supermarkets, 2 bakers, a locally grown fruit and vegetable shop, fishmongers, butchers, pharmacy and a 24 hour medical centre. There are numerous other smaller general shops selling local produce and gifts. There is a good variety of restaurants and bars serving typical, excellent local fare. The large choice of tasty tapas at Puerta de Atras and Bar Sevilla for example but the latter has no written menu so you can practise your Spanish! Puerta de Atra tapas bar has views across to Gaucin and down to the valley is particularly good. The area is ideal for country loving families with fishing, walking, tennis, horse riding, birdwatching, cycling, painting and photography to name but a few activities. The train from Algeciras to Granada (described as one of the 'Great little railways of Europe') stops at Estacion de Cortes en route to Ronda.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cortes de la Frontera, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE PRICING IS FOR 4 PEOPLE ONLY. For between 5 and 8 person occupancy the rates are as follows:

Rates 1 and 2: April until September
For 5 or more people the cost is an extra £5.00 per person per day

Saturday changeover day preferred but prepared to be flexible if it helps you to get cheaper flights and car hire

TO GET THESE RATES WE PREFER CLIENTS TO BOOK AND PAY US DIRECTLY WITH US. We are fully insured and will supply a welcome pack for your party with our compliments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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