El Guarda is a gorgeous 500 year old Cortijo in a lovely rural setting with stunning far-reaching views, conveniently located close to the whitewashed villages of Alcala del Valle, Setenil and Olvera and within easy reach of one of Europe’s most beautiful historic towns, Ronda.
The history of the place dates back many centuries during which time it had several functions, more recently being the gate-house to a huge neighboring estate once owned by the bishop of Seville and the Duchess of Alba.
Between 2008 and 2011 the Cortijo was sympathetically and extensively restored, and modernized where needed, by excellent local artisans. Utilising reclaimed materials and with preserved antique features, combined with modern pieces of furniture and art, this tranquil retreat is a perfect example of an Andalucian ’finca’ - exuding true warmth and comfort, surrounded by the intoxicating peace of nature.
Due to the historic and rural character of the building, its exterior and the terrain around it El Guarda might not be considered very suitable for all Mobility Impaired guests.