My parents and I spent a very nice time at the Apartamento. Patrick is very kind, helpful and not intrusive at all. He makes you feel at home. The two dogs are very well educated.
We found everything we needed in the Apartamento, and we feeled like staying in the middle of the trees, that was very pleasant and different for us! The garden is a real dream, with its fountains.
We also appreciated a lot the area - very quiet - that remains Spanish, we got used to the greenhouses and it was finally a way to discover an unknown aspect of Spain. In brief, we highly recommend the Apartamento to travelers and we hope to come back someday!
Cortijo Nuevo was an oasis! El Apartmento is reminiscient of a quaint English cottage with all the exotic touches that remind you that you are in the heart of authentic Andalucian countryside. Mere minutes away is the town of Motril, as well as other seaside towns and beaches near the Mediterranean!
Although the little farmhouse and gardens are surrounded by the white roofs of greenhouses that have taken over the landscape - they are not a distraction. Actually, on your way into the property you'll think "where the heck are we going", but you will be pleasantly surprised. Once you're in the gates of Cortijo - with its high walls - you are transported into a spa-like setting of luscious tropical gardens, terraces, a pool, and fountains. Even the dogs, Ben and Jerry, are a charming addition to the space and not a bother at all. Patrick - the host and owner - is a perfect gentleman and there to help with anything, but very inconspicious unless called upon.
This is a place for people who like a home-like space in an authentic Spanish space. It is not the "spic and span" of a high-end hotel and is not for people who prefer the antiseptic feel of a condo. But if you've come to Spain to "feel" like you're in Spain - then you'll love this heaven!
The apartment is fully equipped - kitchen has everything - and even has some grocery supplies to make settling in easy if you haven't got to the store yet. Patrick runs this on an honour system - meaning if you use something up, please replace it (i.e. spices, oils, beer, etc...) - that includes the poolside fridge stocked with drinks. We appreciated this policy as we had so much available for cooking! This apartment had everything needed - a cooler, mats, and umbrellas for the beach, fans, towels, TV, video, movies, books, info of the area, a gorgeous rooftop private terrace for an evening wine to watch the sun set, and that stocked kitchen! It is very much like a home - with every thing you might need! A gem! An oasis! Thank you Patrick, Ben and Jerry - we'll be back!
Pamela, Cristian, Luca (6) and Tulia (4)
Cortijo Nuevo is hidden down a dirt track amongst the local fruit & veg farms. The gardens are lovely and the pool is great for the kids. Of a night it's very quiet with only the water in the fountains for company. El Apartamento was ideal for our needs & very comfortable. Patrick, the owner, was very helpful and the kids loved the dogs. Overall we had a very enjoyable, relaxing time. Many thanks for the welcome pack, we couldn't eat all the strawberries, and the red wine the night before we left! Fortunately we made our flight!!
Stayed in El Apartmento last year returning to stay in Casa Pequana in July. Both propertys in this beautiful garden are totaly seperate and not overlooked. Interiors are delightful and quirky with all home comforts and more. Patrick the owner is always helpful but not intrusive and his resident dogs Ben and Gerry are a joy and very good with children. The area is quiet and peaceful. Even my 14 yr old son who rarely wants to go anywhere with us cant wait to go back ( I think the wifi, sat tv and the dogs swung it for him!!) And the most generous welcome pack ever!!!
We have now stayed at Cortijo Nuevo 4 times for 8 weeks during febuary and march and have found the accomodation and gardens 1st class,the town of Motril offers many fine bars and restaurants the apartment and bungalow are comfortable and offer all the comforts of home,the owner Patrick makes everyone
feel welcome and goes that extra distance to ensure your holiday is a success,have a good holiday
from Pearl and Dave Sheppard
We stayed at Cortijo Nuevo in early May and had a lovely relaxing week's holiday. You definitely need a car to get there, and it is in the middle of NOWHERE! The nearby town isn't anything to write home about, and you have to drive a little way before you get to nice beaches, but the house and apartments well made up for that, with Spanish charm.
El Apartmento, above the main house, is a perfect size - with a TV and random videos (for colder nights) and the garden is just wonderful. Lots of little winding paths, lemon trees, seating areas and places to explore. It wasn't very warm when we went, and there was a high wind, but the gorgeous garden surrounding the property protected us from it nicely.
The swimming pool is great for a dip out of the heat, but you can't do lengths in it!
Would highly reccommend this for a break away from the hustle and bustle - and for a holiday where you don't do much but sit around, read and relax!