Welcome to Our Rural Houses
Clarinda Parques S.L. ~ CIF: ES-B92565522
Welcome to Clarinda Parques S.L. Casa Rurales in the heart of Andalucia, Spain
We would like to welcome you to our holiday homes, set in stunning natural surroundings in the most wonderful oasis in southern Spain.
Hi, my name is Colm Corcoran!
We have been involved with Rural Accommodation is the Genal Valley, Serrinia de Ronda, Malaga, Spain since 2002, (and I only came for a holiday), We are a small family run business, offering traditional Spanish accommodation with all the modern comforts.
We have two traditionally designed Rural houses available for rent in the heart of Andalucia.
The two Village locations are ideal for family holidays around the pool. Or for groups wishing run wellness courses or just use as a base to tour popular Andalucian destinations.
RURAL HOUSES - GENAL VALLEY - SERRENIA DE RONDA - ANDALUCIA - SPAIN
Our Houses are located in the Genal Valley, Serrinia de Ronda, Malaga, Spain.Our houses are located in the villages of Jubrique (Cortijo Retarta) and Alpandeire (Casa PIlar) are just 45 minutes apart by car. Please note which house is being reviewed by our previous guests on our AirBnb page, to avoid any confusion as to which is which.
The Genal Valley is dotted with 15 Traditional White Villages (including one now ("Smurf Blue"), and has a unique and unspoilt countryside. The micro-climate makes for mild winter, and with lower temperatures than other places in Spain in the summer months. Spring and Autumn are the longer and most pleasant for outdoor activities. Ideal for walking, mountain biking, cycling, painting and photography holidays, and especially good for un-energetically doing absolutely nothing at all, except hanging around the pool and indulging in Andalucia's delicious food and wide extensive array of beverages.
The reviews on our AirBnb page we hope, adds testament to our dedication to excellence. The two properties we manage are in separate and very different villages located in The Genal Valley, just South of the infamous city of Ronda, and North of the Costa del Sol.
For more info: Come on and visit us, you won't be disappointed.
Materials and ConstructionThe European, or Spanish, chestnut (Castanea sativa) is cultivated. The chestnut tree is large (height, up to 35 m; diameter, 2 m) and long-lived (500 and more years). It has a large, spreading crown and a strong, deep root system. The flowers, which are gathered into catkins, are small, unisexual or bisexual, and cross-pollinating. The fruits are nuts (length and width, 1.5– cm), with a delicate grayish brown woody pericarp. Three nuts are usually found in each involucre. The tree begins to fruit after 5–10 years. When the tree is 50 years old, it produces at least 70 kg of nuts (up to 1 ton per hectare).
Credit: The Free Dictionary
Our houses are traditional and loyal to the local architecture. We use Chestnut Timber where possible, such as the ceilings and roof beams. Chestnut has been widely used because of the availability as a horticultural crop. We have reformed sympathetically to the original buildings, but use modern materials to ensure longevity where possible.
The White Villages of Andalucia, are not so just because of aesthetics, traditionally coated with whitewash, or "Caliza, piedra de cal" which is in it's natural state, limestone, again a local resource. The limestone would have been broken down into handleable stones, and placed in a round wood burning furnace. After burning, the stones turn a brilliant white when cooled, and after immersion in water they dissolve and turn the water into whitewash. White wash is a breathable coating, and allows the stone and clay walls to breath in summer and winter, and also preventing the growth of mildews and fungus's. Nowadays the bricks are terracotta clay and the render is cement, with a PVC paint coating.
We do replicate the old look and feel where possible with soft renderings, and reform the old where possible.
The houses have been rewired and fitted out to a high standard that travelers and holidaymakers expect today.