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The Space

Cortijo Verde is a multi-use retreat centre and interspecies family dedicated to permaculture and the somatic arts. We welcome both individuals and groups to share and enjoy our home on the hill. We can comfortably accommodate a total of 14 people across all dwellings with additional accommodation available in neighbouring villages and homesteads. Please get in touch to explore your ideas for being here!
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The Land

The Land surrounding Cortijo Verde is typical of the Sierra de Loja and the Province of Granada. We are situated at approximately 1000 meters above sea level with spectacular views across the ‘vega’ towards Granada and the Sierra de Nevada, including the three highest peaks on the Iberian peninsula, each at more than 3000m and where the snow resides for more than half the year. There is an abundance of Olive trees in this region accompanied by indigenous Oak (Encina), Almond and Fig and of wild fauna and flora. We are fortunate to have our own well, which provides water for the production of homegrown ecological produce, as well as a natural pond that brings such life to our home on the hill. We are also blessed to be surrounded by an area of indigenous forest where the peak eco-system supports the presence of birds of prey, wild boar, dear, hares, rabbits and reptiles.

The Movement Studio

The Movement Studio is a purpose built heart-space located at the edge of an indigenous Oak forest intended for the somatic arts, mindfulness and meditation. It has a wooden laminate floor, ample light and a stove for when the Andalusian climate becomes cooler. The studio is accessible to all whom wish to come here in the spirit of collaboration, creativity and kindness. (It measures 56 metres squared and will comfortably house 15 plus practitioners at any one time). 

The Farm House

The Farm House is a large open plan home with room for four to six people sleeping in two double and two single occupancy spaces sharing bathrooms. It was constructed on the site of a 200 year old home and celebrates a mixture of old and new, traditional and modern with a quirky décor that celebrates diversity and storytelling. 

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth has been built by a skilled craftswoman using ‘cantos rodados’ or cobblestones from the Mediterranean coast and in a style typical of the province of Granada. It is reminiscent of the traditional stone ‘eras’ that can be found across the local landscape and that were used for grinding wheat. The labyrinth offers a sacred space for walking meditation, theatre, dance and ritual, including weddings and other celebrations. 

The Stables

The stables consists of three rooms each with two single beds, shower and toilet. There is also a communal kitchen and living space. The Stables offers a place for an entire family, group of friends or individuals attending a retreat to dwell in comfort and quiet, with spectacular views over the Sierra Nevada to the East and the donkeys in the paddock to the West!

The Art Studio

The Art Studio is a self-contained space for one or two people, equipped with a kitchen and living room complete with its own wood burner and en suite shower/ toilet. This is the ideal light-filled studio for an artist in residence. 

The Blue Studio

The Blue Studio offers one double room or two singles with en suite shower/ toilet and living-kitchen area. This space has been designed in the tradition of a rustic Ibizan dwelling and occupies a very private spot here at Cortijo Verde with an outside terrace for dining and swinging in a hammock.  

La Huerta

La Huerta is a walled garden at the heart of Cortijo Verde where we are able to produce enough food to sustain us according to the principles of permaculture. Alongside the huerta, we aim to create a small nursery of indigenous trees and plants that will contribute to the re-wilding of the Sierra de Loja and that goes hand in hand with environmental education projects at a local level.

The Land

The Land surrounding Cortijo Verde is typical of the Sierra de Loja and the Province of Granada. Situated at approximately 1000 meters above sea level, we enjoy spectacular views towards the snowy peaks of the Sierra de Nevada. There is an abundance of cultivated Olive trees in this region accompanied by indigenous Oak (Encina), Almond and Fig as well as a vast array of wild fauna and flora.

The Movement Studio

The Movement Studio is a purpose built heart-space located at the edge of an indigenous Oak forest intended for the somatic arts, mindfulness and meditation. It has a wooden laminate floor, ample light and a stove for when the Andalusian climate becomes cooler. The studio is accessible to all whom wish to come here in the spirit of collaboration, creativity and kindness. (It measures 56 metres squared and will comfortably house 15 plus practitioners at any one time). 

The Farm House

The Farm House is a large open plan home with room for four to six people sleeping in two double and two single occupancy spaces sharing bathrooms. It was constructed on the site of a 200 year old home and celebrates a mixture of old and new, traditional and modern with a quirky décor that celebrates diversity and storytelling. 

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth has been built by a skilled craftswoman using ‘cantos rodados’ or cobblestones from the Mediterranean coast and in a style typical of the province of Granada. It is reminiscent of the traditional stone ‘eras’ that can be found across the local landscape and that were used for grinding wheat. The labyrinth offers a sacred space for walking meditation, theatre, dance and ritual, including weddings and other celebrations. 

The Stables

The stables consists of three rooms each with two single beds, shower and toilet. There is also a communal kitchen and living space. The Stables offers a place for an entire family, group of friends or individuals attending a retreat to dwell in comfort and quiet, with spectacular views over the Sierra Nevada to the East and the donkeys in the paddock to the West!

The Art Studio

The Art Studio is a self-contained space for one or two people, equipped with a kitchen and living room complete with its own wood burner and en suite shower/ toilet. This is the ideal light-filled studio for an artist in residence. 

The Blue Studio

The Blue Studio offers one double room or two singles with en suite shower/ toilet and living-kitchen area. This space has been designed in the tradition of a rustic Ibizan dwelling and occupies a very private spot here at Cortijo Verde with an outside terrace for dining and swinging in a hammock.  

La Huerta

La Huerta is a walled garden at the heart of Cortijo Verde where we are able to produce enough food to sustain us according to the principles of permaculture. Alongside the huerta, we aim to create a small nursery of indigenous trees and plants that will contribute to the re-wilding of the Sierra de Loja and that goes hand in hand with environmental education projects at a local level.