We are Kells and Celi. Kells is from the UK and has worked many years in the hospitality industry in London and Asia. Kells is passionate about quality food and looking after people.
Celi is from Sao Paulo - Brazil and lived in the UK for most of her life. Celi worked in property development for many years. She has a great passion for interior design and specifically the use of old materials and up cycling whenever possible.
Between us we speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and some French and German.
In 2016 we decided to move to Spain in search of a slower pace of life and deeper connection to nature. We wanted to immerse ourselves into the real rural Spain.
The idea of having a rural retreat was a natural choice given our love for wholesome food, hospitality and creativity.
We were smitten by Andalusia. We fell in love with the rolling landscape, the gorgeous Moorish architecture and the amazing historic sites nestled across the whole region. We found the people here to be easy going, open and welcoming.
We love the sun and Andalusia is blessed with 300 sunny days a year so our hearts were set!
About the Cortijo
Within its beautiful natural setting, in a nature reserve, the cortijo has been restored and designed to accommodate groups for wellbeing retreats such as yoga or pilates, cooking or artist workshops, private parties, weddings, or simply a holiday break.
Our aim is to create an environment where people feel totally comfortable as if they were at home. With many separate areas guests can chill in seclusion or get to know each other as they please.
We are also always ever so happy to advise you about things to do in Andalusia, best towns, walks, sites, restaurants etc.
We have a few loving creatures that share our home with us. A dog and 3 cats. Often very popular with kids who are very welcomed by us too.
We also like to have a good time so we bring the fun element with sunset paella dinners and dancing by the pool under the moonlight.
Anyone is welcome to come on our dog walks or even to take the dog out by themselves if they fancy it, Olive is an extremely friendly dog and will not go unnoticed.
“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