Cortijo los lobos is owned and run exclusively by ourselves, Clive and June, meaning you are guaranteed a personal service – guest happiness is our priority. We are passionate about the beautiful area we live in and love sharing it with you, we truly believe it is hard to beat if you love peace and nature and stunning mountain views.
How it all began
We moved to our lovely old farmhouse in the spring of 2000 with our 3 young children. Within 2 weeks we had acquired our first horse, Polly, after hearing that she desperately needed a home. That was the start of our horse rescue journey, within 2 years our herd had grown to 6 and within 2 more years we had 15 horses to care for, as well as abandoned cats and dogs, a couple of goats, sheep and chickens. Our riding holiday business was started as a means of funding the care of the horses and other animals and is our only income. Over the years it has grown from strength to strength. We started with just one cottage, the pool and stables, building and restoring with our own bare hands, and year by year the farm grew to provide more accommodation and the beautiful landscaped gardens you see today. It has been a labour of love and we are very proud of what we have achieved. We still work tirelessly to maintain and improve the farm, to provide you with stylish and comfortable accommodation and beautiful surroundings. Healthy food is also our passion and we love to prepare fresh home cooked meals for all dietary requirements.
The horses – part of the family
We have rehabilitated and trained our horses using positive reinforcement, they are all bitless and barefoot and are much loved family pets who will be with us until the day they die. As the herd ages, as well as making our rides walk only, we have moved into a lot more ground based work , hosting courses such as clicker training and agility, hoof trimming, equine massage, all designed to benefit both horses and guests, so that when the day eventually comes, that all our horses are too old to ride, we can still provide horse holidays to interest guests, even taking a horse for a walk in hand is a fun thing to do 🙂 .
You will also love our friendly, well behaved cats and dogs as well as our cute sheep Minty, now a very old man of 12 (2020) and our funny hens and cockerel who free range the garden and lay delicious eggs for us .