“Cortijo” is the name given to the traditional country houses in Andalucia. With capacity for 12 people, Cortijo Montano is a full rental villa in Begijar, Jaén, with 6 double rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms with fireplace, 1 fully equipped kitchen, garden and private swimming pool.
The house is just a small part of the entire property, where the river Guadalquivir passes through and which is spread across 12 hectares, and completely covered with fruit, palm and olive trees, and “tarays”.
Full rental house (12 pax)
Surrounded by olives grove landscapes
Perfect for Families
Pet friendly (on request)
Fully equipped kitchen
Pool & BBQ
100 % andalusian
Rental bikes (on request)
Room by Room
The house with capacity for 12 people has five double rooms, one single room, three bathrooms, one fully equipped kitchen and a garden with swimming pool.
JAÉN, THE UNKNOW ANDALUCÍA
Andalucía has its own character, even within Spain itself. But maybe, between the eight provinces that form Andalucia, Jaén is the most unknown and unexplored one.
Just 300 kilometers from Madrid, 100 from both, Granada and Córdoba, landscapes are the endless silvery olive tree “seas”. Natural environments
such as Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas; Renaissance World Heritage cities like Úbeda and Baeza; roman ruins, like Cástulo; medieval
fortresses, arabic baths.., and, of course, a gastronomy marked by extra virgin olive oil (the province is the world's largest producer in the
world)… This is only a little starter of what you will find if you decide to visit us.
Silver, gray and green
You can take a walk along the river Guadalquivir; along the way you will see varieties of the olive trees from different parts of the world; you’ll find benches where you can relax or hammocks tied to trees to take a siesta during the summer evenings.
We want to share our orchard with you. Not only to prepare your meals using our home-grown products, but also for you to take home our fruits and vegetables (in season).
We want to make you feel like where we are, and this is why the decoration of Cortijo Montano is so Andalusian, with some contemporary and exotic touches and memories of our trips all over the world. Our goal is to create a warm and cozy ambience. This is why we leave the materials in sight (stone walls, wooden beams, craftswomen bars…) and all the furniture has been recovered by our family or bought at flea markets.
Four seasons, one place
In fall and winter, our living rooms with fireplace invite you to hide under a blanket, chat with friends or play board games. In spring, there is nothing like a nap among the blossoming almond trees, pomegranates and quinces or bike rides. Summer is time to live, to enjoy a barbecue on the terrace or read a great novel. Do not miss the view of “Lorenzo” (the way we call the sun in Spain) hiding among the silvery olive trees while you take a dip in the afternoon.
Having working for years as a food, lifestyle and travel journalist for Condé Nast Travele Spain, my dream has always been to have my own place to host travellers. This is why I decided to convert this family villa into a small guest house: simple, natural with inspiration from other destinations I have visited over the years.
Slow down and discover the real andalusian culture with us.
Ubeda and Baeza tour
Only 18 and 20 kilometres from the two World Heritage Cities by UNESCO, Úbeda and Baeza, Cortijo Montano is the best hub to meet Andalusian Renaissance: ancient palaces, chapels and mausoleums, squares, walls, patios and also the only sculpture by Michelangelo in Spain. We propose a private tour around the two cities. Contact us for details.
Deep in the world of olive oil
The province of Jaén is the largest producer of extra-virgin olive oil in the world. Cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, also considered World Heritage by UNESCO, here we say “that in olives, as in pigs, everything is used”. Learn all about it with this visit, that includes an oil mill and museum, a olive oil tasting, a workshop of soap and a lunch in the cortijo (barbecue).
Follow the footsteps of the princess
Born in the nearby ibero-roman city of Cástulo, princess Himilce became Hannibal Barca’s wife. Visit the archaeological site and watch her statue in the main square of Baeza and discover the fascinating story of the woman who conquered the heart of the Carthaginian statesman.
Pork back cooked in a mud pot, lamb, tortilla de patata, gazpacho, migas…, all these recipes have something in common: the extra-virgin olive oil as a base, but, Do you know how to cook them?. We propose private cooking classes followed by a meal.