Thank you for your review I am glad you had a pleasant stay in Andalucia, and found the house to be a good location for you.
The house is situated within an olive grove, and as described is rustic and traditional.
The house will at some point need to have new windows fitted, but whilst the house is used as a holiday home, the traditional old wooden shutter windows are also for us part of its rustic charm.
With regards installations a brand new water boiler has been fitted, with continuous hot water only 2 months prior. There are all modern appliances ( oven, washing machine, fridge freezer etc ) As far as other installations are concerned we are keen to keep things basic and simple so this can be part of the enjoyment we hope.
Due to the fact the house is within an olive grove, and has 360 degree views a fence would not be appropriate as this would interrupt the views, and due to the configuration of the house, would be difficult. As you will be aware there is an inner courtyard with brand new gates and padlock so that this area can be used securely and with seclusion during the evenings for dinner or drinks and there are 2 lights in the courtyard and candles supplied.
Access to the Cortijo is across the olive grove as described and as with most more remote properties these are normally off the main section of road, where lighting is limited or non existent. Parking is approx 10 m from the top terrace.
I have (Hidden by Airbnb) satellite maps I offer to send guest to help find the location, and I provide detailed instructions to find the property.
As described the location is normally very peaceful and quiet, and it is remote but not isolated. There are houses situated approx 200 - 300 m away as you head off from the main road. Most of these are farmhouses.
Personally I have not encountered any issues with dogs barking, whilst I accept most houses and farms do have dogs, unfortunately in rural Spain this is not something we can control, when this occurs.
There are several trees around the house and birds, so the rustling may well be the natural sound of the country which should be expected in a rural property.
The Cortijo does have a property next to it, however it is not habitable and is owned by an older Spanish lady, who is very sweet and kind.
This lady on occasions may come to tend to her garden as this was her childhood home. This is very rare, and you would normally hear her car first.
When you messaged I was pleased to give you this information to prevent you from worrying.
There are no terraced houses, I would not want future guests to think there are other houses with neighbours as this would be factually incorrect.
There are some small outhouses situated on the neighbouring house land.
Description of the house with many photos are on the web page and any questions are welcomed if required in advance of booking.