We are Kells and Celi. Kells worked many years in the hospitality industry in London and Asia and is passionate about quality food and entertain people.
Celi is from Sao Paulo - Brazil and lived in the UK for most of her life. She worked in property development for many years and has a great passion for interior design in particular using reclaimed materials, up cycling whenever possible.
Between us we speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and some French and German.
In 2016 we moved to Spain in search of a slower pace of life and a deeper connection to nature. We wanted to immerse ourselves in the real rural Spain.
The idea of running a rural retreat was a natural choice given our love for hearty home-cooked food, hospitality and creativity.
We were smitten with Andalusia. We fell in love with the rolling landscape, the gorgeous Moorish architecture and the amazing historic sites nestled across the region. We find the Andalusians to be easy-going, open and welcoming.
We love sun, with Andalusia blessed with 300 sunny days a year our hearts were set!
About the Cortijo
Within its beautiful nature reserve the cortijo has been lovingly restored. We can accommodate groups for wellbeing retreats (yoga, pilates, tai chi chi gung etc), cooking & artists' workshops, private parties, weddings and other celebrations. As well as holidays or shorts breaks for individuals and small groups.
We have created an environment where people feel totally relaxed - as if in home. With many separate areas you are free to chill in seclusion or socialise with others, as you wish.
We are happy to advise on what Andalusia has to offer and share our tips on its towns & cities, historic sites, bars & restaurants and sporting activities.
We have some loving creatures that share our home, one dog and three cats who are very popular with children.
You are very welcome to join us on our dog walks with Olive who is an extremely energetic and friendly dog
We love to have a great time and bring the fun element with sunset paellas or dancing by the moonlit pool.
“Celi and Kells have created a little piece of heaven high up in the Andalusian hills. The rooms are stunning, the views are breathtaking, the home cooked food, amazing - and they are the most welcoming, charming, attentive and fun hosts you could wish for!” - Diane