just back from a lovely week staying at Dar Hajar, Montecorto.
The villa is stunning and has everything you need for a relaxing week away from it all, take a few good books and enjoy the quiet unspoilt views for miles around. The week we stayed was unseasonably hot so it meant that our local walks were curtailed due to the heat but we visited some of the white villages near by instead. The must do when in this area is to visit the near by show cave ( info provide a the villa in the blue folder)
we were blown away with the caves and cave painting and go horse riding with Sandra (Facebook Caballos y Vino) one evening.
The only down side is the village restaurants, they are basic and everything comes with chips. However sitting in the village square does offer great opportunities to people watch and you will be made very welcome.
the only negative was that though the living area has air-conditioning, the bedroom has not which made sleeping uncomfortable in the high heat we had that week.
There is a second bedroom but I would not recommend this villa for four adults or adults with children, it is a couples kind of place.
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Absolutely beautiful! Me and my husband stayed at Dar Hajra for our honeymoon for one week (not enough) and loved it. While neither of us drive it was just lovely relaxing for a week and walking around the village. The house has everything you need and the location is perfect at the top of the village. The views from the terrace are the most beautiful I have seen. We spent so much time outside listening to the birds and sunbathing. The house itself is stunning, bright and welcoming.
Paqui, the lovely lady who comes around to tidy is very friendly and also made us some excellent food perfect for our lazy holiday!
Overall this place is amazing and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the area.
What a lovely holiday. Wonderful property, great hosts, fantastic views and a really pretty village. It is not a overstatement to say this villa is unique. Clever design seems to do away with the need for foundations and just builds straight onto the rock. And yes, it is on show!
Cautionary note....you do need to be fit to stay here. Didn't think I'd need to wear crampons to turn on the bath taps, but then it is more a rock pool than a bath. Great fun. As the highest point in a high village the views are fantastic and the place is soooo restful. Guy is a great host and his walking books of the area are a great help, as are his recommendations for places to visit and eat.
Paqui will come in to service the place and, if wanted, will also cook for you. Tip: if ordering food from Paqui, bare in mind she is generous, very. Each meal will last you at least two days. Give her a try, lovely food and it does make you really lazy.
So much to do in the area as well, really pretty villages, close to Ronda if you like busy and really good walking.
So many places in the world to see, we don't normally go back, but we will make an exception in this case. The sooner the better!
Dar Hajra is an unexpected gem the quiet, whitewashed village of Montecorto. The design of this one of a kind property is inspired, and a pleasant surprise in such a traditional village. The rocky mountainside has been incorporated into the house itself, so that one side of living area is natural rock, complete with plants growing from it.
The interior is spacious, tastefully decorated and open plan, while the views from the terrace and infinity pool are breathtaking. At night you can sit out, enjoy the millions of starts you can see here, and breathe in the scent of jasmine in the air.
Ideal for a couple, it's a romantic little hideaway where you are guaranteed not to be disturbed by anything more intrusive than birdsong in the mornings.
Staying in Dar Hajra is like having a boutique hotel to yourself, we fell in love with it the first time we visited, and we keep going back.
The house itself is big and airy, with lots of space to live in, and all the things you need - a brilliant music system so that you can pipe music through the house from your iPod, a great big kitchen to cook all those lovely alfresco dinners, and even a guitar if you fancy a strum ( my husband loves the guitar).
But what makes Dar Hajra so special is it's location, set at the top of a small village, in a national park, the views are spectacular, it is like an ever changing painting that mesmerises you. We spend all day on the terrace listening to the wind in the trees, the natural spring nearby, and even the sound of the pine cones opening as it is so peaceful. Then when we are too hot we plop into the deep plunge pool, bliss.
Guy and Paqui always do everything to make our stay wonderful.
We love Dar Hajra, it really is a very special place.