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El Cortijo Abril,

There is a lost place where you find yourself and the closest ones, where there is no sense that you are not surprised or experience that is not unforgettable.

I am Toñi Marín, a professional interior designer and for a time this host of Cortijo Abril. It has been 15 years since we acquired this Andalusian house with three floors, with more than 150 years of history and surrounded by pines, firs, mulberry trees and a lime tree that has been shading the best gatherings for decades.

Here we have celebrated weddings, baptisms, communions and endless parties. We have been excited to hear flamenco, danced with the latest hits and even lived an eighties rock concert.

If you decide to visit us in winter, you will have to choose a place in front of the chimney of the campero room if the body asks you for a good chat, but if what you are asking for is the latest premiere of movistar or your team’s football game … you will not be left another to accommodate the heat of the fireplace in the main room.

If instead, you decide to come in the summer, it is essential that you put on your swimsuit, remember your skills as a football player and do not forget that the best thing before a swim is a good game of ping pong.

In my case, as a good reader, you’ll see that magical corners await you to let you go with a book or if you want to take your soul further. Where better than the room for meditation in the attic? There, in front of a large window overlooking the mountain, you can look inside you.

But come when you come, what is sure to await you are wonderful sunsets, the charm and comfort of a unique house, incredible views and the security of leaving with the desire to return ….

The cortijo is a unique place because it maintains the original essence of the house but with all the modern comforts; but it is also because it is located in a natural park and on the slopes of the highest peak of the Subbética and above all, it will be for you, as soon as you decide to visit us.


The farm is surrounded by a white wall in the purest Andalusian style and inside you will find different environments. In the back you can show your culinary skills in an indoor kitchen that in turn gives way to a cobbled exterior with barbecue and wood oven. For diners we have several areas, from a table of more than 5 meters in the sun to a table in the shade and on the edge of the pool for when the heat tightens. On the main façade, there is a patio dominated by a lemon tree that leads to a terrace where you can enjoy the sunsets or dine in good company.

As for the interior of the house, it is divided into three floors joined together. The ground floor is the most traditional and where we have tried hardest to maintain the essence of the house, you will find the same paved floor that was originally combined with mud, wooden beams on ceilings and even a manger reused as a pantry. In the center, separating the kitchen from the bedrooms, there is a spacious living room with fireplace and bar.

The main floor has sought a better habitability but without renouncing the original materials, it has a kitchen, rooms and bathrooms, a main room with a large sofa in front of the fireplace and a TV 50 “and a room isolated with en suite bathroom and 2×2 bed.

Finally, some stairs give access to a loft later added to the house and that is one of the most special areas of it. It has a large window overlooking the mountain, relaxation area and an isolated room where only silence is heard.

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