CAZALLA DE RONDA

Every now and then I meet people with whom I instantly relate with. I had this experience recently when a British lady called Lisa came to Lili's riding class and went for a trail ride with her.   We chatted after the ride and she told us that she had moved to Spain with her husband and they bought a large country house and now have fixed it up and it is a rental for up to twelve people. My ears naturally perked up as I am always on a lookout for great locations for yoga retreats...

Lisa (at left) with Poli, Lili's teacher Sandra in the middle with Bandolera and Lili with Serrana.

Lisa (at left) with Poli, Lili's teacher Sandra in the middle with Bandolera and Lili with Serrana.

Today we went to visit Lisa and see her house, and it is stunning. And I love the story of how they came to buy it - they had a long term plan on what to do after their careers, and instantly knew this was the place when they saw it after a very long time looking in different countries. Create your dream, and it will manifest!  

I have shamelessly cribbed some photos off their website to give the place some much deserved publicity. And some of the photos are mine - haha try to guess which ones!

The location - completely embraced by the beauty of nature. 

The location - completely embraced by the beauty of nature. 

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Fireplace lounge. Take note of the gorgeous exposed natural stone in the walls... 

Fireplace lounge. Take note of the gorgeous exposed natural stone in the walls... 

The bathrooms pay tribute to the Moorish heritage of the region.   

The bathrooms pay tribute to the Moorish heritage of the region.

 

One of the five spacious bedrooms.

One of the five spacious bedrooms.

Super duper kitchen. I can see all kinds of healthy delicious meals  being created here. One local dish we have found here is garbanzo beans in spinach - and I want to learn to make it!

Super duper kitchen. I can see all kinds of healthy delicious meals  being created here. One local dish we have found here is garbanzo beans in spinach - and I want to learn to make it!

Who wants to set the table? 

Who wants to set the table? 

Lili and Lisa tending to the estate horse, Oberon. 

Lili and Lisa tending to the estate horse, Oberon. 

Plump olives in the garden. We even got a bottle of their house Olive Oil.

Plump olives in the garden. We even got a bottle of their house Olive Oil.

...and the pool. 

...and the pool. 

I hope you are as committed as I am to stay at Cazalla de Ronda one day.