8 bedrooms. 5 bathrooms. Private, secluded with amazing mountain views
- english, french, spanish
About Lisa Ehret
Julian and myself, lisa, purchased our dream home 19 years ago. I myself grew up in Spain but returned to UK where we married and started our family. Our dream was to restore a CORTIJO in Andalucia. So with our two young girls we started the project and made CORTIJO Cuscurro our dream family home. We converted the main Famhouse into a lovely home with lots of love and care retaining the traditional features, yet having all the mod cons we had become accustomed to. The a Bakery adjoining became a holiday rental. We have had many happy years providing our guests with a stunning and relaxing location to holiday. We are delighted to have many good reviews and lots of returning guests, Our girls left the nest 6 years ago and we have now moved locally to enable us to provide more accommodation to our guests. We live locally and take pleasure in ensuring all goes well for our guests during their stay. We are at the end of the phone should you need anything and visit by arrangement to clean the pool and jacuzzi spa.
Lisa Ehret purchased this Farmhouse in 1999
Why Lisa Ehret chose Riogordo
CORTIJO Cuscurro is for guests who enjoy seclusion, relaxation with stunning views all round. We fell in love with the views and nature that surrounds Cuscurro, and we know you will too. There is everything you could possibly need in the CORTIJO. This is more a home than a rental. Riogordo is nearby with tapas bars , shops, great butchers, bakers . All at cheap non tourist prices Christmas is a joy in the Cortijo. We decorate the house ready for your arrival.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Vaulted lounge is such a pleasure. New this year we have a fire pit. It's been a great hit so far. 2 X NEW SPACIOUS ANNEXES, AVAILABLE FOR LARGER GROUPS DEPENDING ON GROUP SIZE SLEEPING UP TO THREE MORE GUESTS IN EACH ONE WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE FACILITIES. Lots of space and privacy for large groups. Great for family groups as well as groups of friends. Retreats, workshops and holidays. Ideal for Hiking. Ideal for birdwatching The Courtyard is a stunning place for all to get together , yet this Farmhouse provides guests with a lot more privacy than most when they need it. The features of this property are never ending.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:30 a.m.
The house should be respected and left as found
Patio only in ashtrays.
we advise that children should be supervised.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
To ensure we provide guests a good standard, we ask guests to respect and leave the house in good order. Damages and over normal cleaning charged for
All furniture if moved should be relocated back to its place where found Bbq, oven and hob to be left clean . All pots plates to be put away clean
Jacuzzi is for optional use. 30 pounds per day additional cost paid locally. Pool jacuzzi towels available. Please leave clean folded for next guests
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Cortijo Cuscurro in September 2019
The property is truly stunning. Amazing views all round from the pool and the hot tub. We used main house cottage and annnex and it easily accomodated our 13 people.
The facilities really are first class, all the bed rooms are stunning full of character and well looked after. The best room is the master bedroom in the main house with a lovely ensuite and its own balcony (could do with a couch out there to sit on instead of the chairs and some lighting).
The kitchen is big enough to prepare all the communal meals with plenty of fridge space.
There are 2 amazing communal areas one in the shade to the side of the house and we ate there most nights (including BBQ) on the large table. The other is by the pool and hot tub. We had amazing weather and if I could I would still be swimming in that Pool every morning =)
The pool is large and has easy access.
The hot tub is next to the pool and it is worth having although it cost extra over and above the original cost which surprised us but on balance it was definitely worth the money!
Julien was very helpful and friendly and popped in a couple of times to talk us through the facilites.
Lisa was great via emails for prebooking questions too.
One thing you need your own car to get to this property as it is deep in the mountains.
All in all this is a stunning villa and you will not be disappointed. Best holiday ever!
We will definitely go back 😁😁😁
Our group of 14 adults stayed at Cortijo Cuscurro for a long weekend in May 2019 for a birthday celebration, and it is a stay to remember.
Apart from the weather being perfect during our stay (it was not too hot but warm enough, and the nature surrounding the villa was beautiful), the villa fully met our expectations and needs. There was plenty of space for all of us to sleep comfortably, cook, eat and stay by the pool. The villa was clean and provided us everything we needed: from towels and kitchen supplies to a pool and a jacuzzi. The location is secluded and maybe a bit hard to reach, but it suited us and our needs very well. The centre of Riogordo with services was about a 15min drive away.
The hosts were extremely helpful, flexible and friendly. They helped us organize transportation from and to Malaga airport, and also rides to the nearby supermarket in Riogordo village, since we didn't have our own car. We also organized a paella demonstration together with the host, and the paella was delicious! If we had some issues, questions or concerns regarding the villa, the hosts were very responsive and available.
Our whole group would warmly recommend Cuscurro, since the overall experience was definitely 5/5. We are possibly even thinking about coming back next year :)
Thank you Lisa and Julian!
Beautiful location and property. Poor management
This is a beautiful, interesting and spacious property in a stunning location. Three generations of my family recently spent a week here to celebrate my father's 80th birthday.
Overall, we enjoyed the week but our stay was significantly impaired by the owners' poor management of the property. Firstly, the property is extremely difficult to find. The directions we were given by the owner was to use google maps from the airport. The problem is that google maps recognizes treacherous little unpaved tracks as roads. Two of my sisters were separately directed by google maps down extremely dangerous dirt roads with steep drops at the side. The owners owe it to their guests to provide clear and safe directions to the property. They also should have signs on the last mile or two of tiny roads leading to the house. Other rental property's in the area had signposts but there were absolutely none for this one.
During our stay we encountered a number of electrical, plumbing and heating problems and none of them were resolved satisfactorily. The list of problems were:
1. The Jacuzzi didn't heat up.
2. Various family members were getting electrical shocks from simple appliances such as a toaster and a fan. Apparently, this was related to the malfunctioning jacuzzi.
3. The kitchen sink was clogged and mostly remained so despite our various efforts to unclog it.
4. There were not enough heaters. Some of the rooms didn't have any heater and our requests for additional heaters were unmet.
Some handymen/electricians were sent out to look at these problems but none of them were fixed. It turns out the owner was on a cruise while we were there and while she had a local friend designated to address problems, the friend (who was very nice) was not very familiar with the property and didn't know how to fix anything or even who to call to fix things.
My family was quite disappointed that we never got to use the jacuzzi and it was quite frustrating to have to deal with a clogged kitchen sink and cold bedrooms all week. We still had a really nice week despite the management issues but I really couldn't recommend anyone to stay here under the current ownership.
We are saddened to receive this review , after so many positive reviews.
With regards to the directions to the Cortijo, all guests including this guest , are sent the Google Maps and GPS location, with instructions to download the directions in their own language. We also supply a contact number should guests loose their way.
This will provide step by step instructions from the guests starting point to The Cortijo.
This will take you following a route on made up roads.
Unfortunately , during this guests stay the jacuzzi main control panel failed. We contacted an electrician immediately, who attended as soon as possible and found the problem, isolated the jacuzzi which rectified the problems in the house.
The control panel was ordered as soon as the fault was known, but did not arrive within the guests remaining 5 days stay.
Unfortunately, this was out of our control and we have offered recompense
With regard to the plumbing, a plumber was contacted, who visited the Cortijo on same day.
he advised us that he had cleared a grease blockage from the waste pipe. We were not aware this remained an issue.
The two tradesmen that attended the Cortijo are fully certified.
The Cortijo heating is as advertised, various log burners, gas mobile heaters and a small number of electric heaters. This was not requested to the property manager on her visit.
Julian and myself , look after the Cortijo and take great pride in doing so, however on this occasion, we employed a local lady who does property management in the area, to look after the Cortijo and the guests in our absence . This obviously did not work , so we will not be using them again.
Despite being on our annual holiday, we did however keep in contact with the guest throughout by e mail.
On completion of the Guest stay, we did offer recompense, for the inconvenienced cause.
It is nice to hear that the guests still had a nice stay in our beautiful Cortijo and surrounding area.
Lisa and Julian
Wonderful spacious property set in a breathe taking location
Hosts Lisa and Julian cannot do enough to ensure that your stay is one to remember. Lovely clean spacious villa with great amenities and superb wifi. Loved it! Will book again!
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay
We try as hard as posible to ensure our guests have a good stay in our beautiful CORTIJO
Would love to have you back as you were perfect house guests , leaving it all in great order .
Place was excellent
The Villa was to a good standard. The Owners were very professional and provided us with all the information we needed. The only thing I didn't like was the Villa was far from children's activities and roads were too narrow and found it difficult to drive. Because of the heat there were too many lizards coming into the villa which I was afraid of. However everything else was top notch
Thank you for taking time to review the Cortijo.
We are glad you were happy with the Cortijo. The lizards for some guests is part of the charm, sorry to hear you were scared. Closing the windows and doors does deter them, but they are totally harmless and something that goes with the territory.
Most of our guests children are delighted just to spend pool days at the Cortijo, however there are parks and a large public pool plus other activities in the Village of Riogordo which is 10 minutes, should you want a break. The waterpark is also a great day out.
15 of us had a great stay at Cortijo Cuscurro. Check in and check out was all very easy and Lisa was on hand if we had any questions. I would definitely recommend the paella, it was well worth it!
Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review.
So glad you all had a great stay at our CORTIJO
Doing the Paella was a pleasure and you were a great group to have staying.
Thanks for leaving the house on good order and we hope to welcome you back again one day
Lisa and Julian
The Cortijo is just 10 minutes from the beautiful traditional white washed village of Riogordo.
Riogordo is situated 25 minutes inland from the coastal area of Torre del mar with wonderful beaches and a water park. There is a large shopping mall with bowling and cinemas. The Lake of Vinuela is Appox 15 mins drive from Riogordo with lovely scenery and several restaurants overlooking the lake. Riogordo is only 35 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 55 minutes from Granada airport. Riogordo is a world away from the hustle and bustle on the coast. An excellent road system makes cultural centres like Malaga, Granada, Marbella and Ronda very accessible, with an abundance of golf courses and other attractions within easy driving distance.
Other Activities: The water park is a 25 minute drive to the coast