Posted Aug 15, 2015
One-night stay that we wish had been much longer! Following an unexpectedly long but beautiful drive through the "white villages" of Andalusia, we arrived a bit late to this lovely property but were greeted warmly by owners Hans and Miranda, who oriented us to the property and the surrounding area over a much-appreciated glass of wine. They kindly arranged for a late night of tapas for us at a wonderful restaurant in nearby Alcala del Valle where we were served wonderful tapas made especially for us by the owner/chef. The next morning we enjoyed a relaxing and pretty walk in the olive groves with their dog Sam as guide and came upon a local bullring, bulls and goats at an adjoining farm - delightful! A lovely breakfast followed in the beautiful courtyard. After days of touring Spain's lovely cities, this was a most welcome and relaxing stay. Our two teenagers were made most welcome by Hans and Miranda and really appreciated the experience of staying in such a special place. Wish we had more time to enjoy Cortijo el Guarda and Hans and Miranda - we will always remember this visit!