Property spotlight / Spain

    La Bobadilla - Spain

    Set within 350 acres of private estate, white-washed La Bobadilla is palatial refinement with every activity under the sun to enjoy the Loja mountains and beyond.

    A ‘royal hideaway’

    Step back from the southern beaches of Spain and discover Andalucía’s wild and rocky interior. Nestled within the craggy landscape dotted with juniper trees and overlooked by serrated peaks of the mountains sits white-washed La Bobadilla.

    Known as a ‘royal hideaway’, the terraced buildings with terracotta roofs are impressive, service is calm and graceful, and interiors are light-filled and beautifully furnished.

    The Lowdown

    • Best For

      Families of all ages

    • Getting there

      Fly to either Granada or Malaga airports, both around 45 minutes drive away.

    • Good to Know

      Andalucia is exceptionally hot in the peak of summer. Consider this for May and October half term breaks.

    Family Friendly

    Families will find spacious suites that open onto gardens ideal for active little ones, who will also love pony rides and visiting farm animals. Even better is the complimentary kids’ club, offering parents the chance to visit the spa for a twin jacuzzi or couples’ massage. Together families can enjoy hikes in the mountains, past olive, orange and almond trees. Nature lovers may be lucky enough to see ibex, Iberian lynx or fallow deer. Thrill-seekers can ride mountain bikes or gallop on horseback to feel the rush as meadows, scrubby pathways and shallow streams pass at high speed.

    Food & Wine

    Back at the hotel, relax at the vast swimming pool and decide on your evening plans. There are two restaurants: smart La Finca, awarded a Michelin star, overlooks lines of olive trees, and you’ll find the hotel’s golden oil forms the base of many a dish, alongside Iberian ham, scallops and chateaubriand. At El Cortijo, you can sit out on the moonlit terrace to enjoy Spanish classics and velvety Rioja. At both, you will enjoy the warmth of Spanish hospitality that you’ll come to love at La Bobadilla.

    Please call Real Holidays on 020 7359 3938 to find out more about this private hideaway.