RURAL FAMILY HOLIDAY RENTALS
Andalucia has much to offer in the way of rural tourism. The striking landscapes of its natural parks occupy 17% of the region´s land, and even outside these protected areas, vast expanses of unspoilt mountains, forests and rivers make for a wonderful exploratory visit. For families, this can be an ideal getaway, and a more active alternative to a beach holiday.
Families can hire a car and explore at leisure, visiting the quaint and historic rural villages of southern Spain, or getting stuck into sports, fishing and birdwatching. The many ventas dotted along the roadsides offer cheap and cheerful eats to families on the go. More adventurous types might want to try horseriding or hiking to catch the best vistas of the sierras.
The properties on this page have been selected with families in mind; all are in quiet rural locations, and have multiple rooms with varied sleeping arrangements. All are set in or near natural parks, or a short drive from theme parks and other attractions. Many offer playing facilities and pools, and some accept pets.
Families might also want to consider camping options for a rural vacation in Andalucia.
Rustic holiday home with minimal decor, terrace with outdoor furniture and pretty flowerbeds. Barbeque facilities, children´s play area and private pool. Independent access and private parking. A few minutes to quaint and historic Lora del Rio, and just 50 minutes´ drive from Seville. Sleeps 10.
Magnificent lodge with ample period features, kitsch décor and balconies overlooking an indoor tree. Full modern amenities and entertainment including snooker table. Garden set out on multiple terraces with grand staircase. Outdoor seating and pool with mountain views over the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park. Minutes from white village of Viznar, and just 20 minutes´ drive from Granda city. Sleeps 14.
Quirky rural lodge near Portuguese border. Eclectic furniture and décor. Solarium with large dining table. Extensive private garden and multiple terraces with views over rolling hills. Outdoor seating, sun loungers, barbeque facilities and basketball hoops. 31km to Isla Cristina beach and a 45 minute drive from Huelva. Sleeps 4 – perfect for small family getaway.
Grand, extensive rustic property in northern Andalucia. Large complex of buildings with open plan interior layout and period features; terracotta tiles, wooden shutters and rejas. Tastefully decorated with eclectic furniture. Large, terraced garden with outdoor seating, pool and views towards Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park, a 40 minute drive away. Full amenities including disabled bathroom and gym equipment. Historic Cordoba is within an hour´s drive. Sleeps 14 across 7 bedrooms.
Bright, spacious villa with open plan living spaces, extensive kitchen facilities and multiple twin rooms. Large private terrace and garden with pool and mountain views. Just 10km from Malaga airport, and 9km from Aqualand Torremolinos and the Crocodile Park. Sleeps 8.
Extensive villa in the heart of the Sierra Norte Natural Park. Beautiful open plan living spaces and full kitchen amenities. Large private garden with pool, barbecue, outdoor children´s play area and trampoline. Indoor activities including pool table, table tennis, table football and multiple games consoles. Horseriding available onsite. 72km from Seville airport. Sleeps 18.