Enjoy all the charms of a traditional Spanish farmhouse with all the modern trimmings.

 

Set in a 532-acre estate, the independently run Finca Cortesin is one of Spain’s most exclusive retreats.

Positioned on the sun-drenched Andalusian coast, it offers old-school grandeur mixed with unstuffy service.

Snake your way around manicured gardens studded with 200-year-old olive trees. Potted scarlet geraniums frame fountains and mosaics.

Marvel at antique furniture and tapestries that hint at a historic former owner.

Except … this 67-suite hotel was only built 10 years ago.

And this season, new ultra-luxe villas with views of the mountainside have been added.

From fruit canapés in the spa, to an 18-hole golf course with a Jack Nicklaus academy, there is something here for all tastes.

The library even carries the scent of burnt wood among the tomes.

For food, try the Kabuki Raw which serves up Michelin-starred Japanese – pigeon with truffled teriyaki is a highlight.

El Jardin De Lutz offers modern European with an artful twist (olive oil and lemon sorbet with champagne jelly is a real winner.)

Breakfast is fabulously decadent.

At the Greek-style beach club guests step off the courtesy shuttle to be greeted by cream blazer-wearing staff who go on to serve oysters and Provençal rosé by the pool.

Just 50-minutes from Málaga airport, it’s said that on clear days you can even see Morocco from the hotel.

 

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