A unique 7 bedroom Spanish / Moorish style farmhouse built by a Hollywood swashbuckler. Huge driveway, 160 acres of semi-tropical forest, swimming pool, jacuzzi, heliport & sauna

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  • Sleeps 14
  • Superb rental or events venue
  • 7 double bedrooms
  • Converted farmhouse
  • Extensive grounds
  • Wedding and events venue
  • Indoor and outdoor options
  • Private pool, jacuzzi, gardens and terraces
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • 10 minutes from Estepona
  • Ample parking

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Cortijo Francisco

A fabulous hidden gem in the middle of the Costa del Sol, just 8 km from Estepona.
Cortijo Francisco provides a fabulous atmosphere to host your wedding or event, in an intimate and tranquil setting. It really has that "special something", with it's large space, coquettish corners and sublimely romantic atmosphere.

The Cortijo sits in 160 acres of semi-tropical forest with bright bougainvillea, many palms, cacti and imported tropical species, creating magic at every view.

This backdrop reveals surprising vistas through the foliage, hidden dens and a perfect place for those special occasion photographs.

Created by the 1940s and ’50s Hollywood idol Stewart Granger (the “last of the swashbucklers”) he built this house for his retirement, based around an original farmhouse which was renovated and extended.

The style is original and intriguing, combining old and new. You'll find white stucco walls, ornate iron window bars and Moorish painted tiles, a Cordoban-style patio, and Andalucian farmhouse high beamed ceilings.

But there are many eclectic architectural and design details from other parts of the world.

There are doors from India, Morocco and Syria, the main door of the property and several interior doors come from 15th- and 16th-century convents, there are Roman-style columns around the pool, some Florentine windows and a Caribbean style bamboo lined ceiling of the covered pool terrace. Not forgetting the much photographed bell tower that's distinctly Mexican!

Its 1,700 square metres of construction are full of history, to help you fall in love with it. The property is fantastic for holidays, group gatherings, retreats and celebrations both indoors and outdoors.

It can be uniquely designed, themed and prepared to your tastes to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.

In terms of accommodation, there are 7 double rooms with private bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, gardens and beautiful 16m pool.

This venue is extremely popular, so please contact us well in advance of your proposed dates.
Cortijo Francisco can accommodate up to 14 people in 7 double rooms with private bathrooms.

Please ask us for further details on layout and any particular requests.
Prices on request based on numbers and season. Please ask for details.

CORTIJO FRANCISCO : Excellent place to rest and enjoy friends and family. We were a group with children and with the heated pool it was a success. We will repeat.

Nieves, August 2022

CORTIJO FRANCISCO : Large venue for events located about 35 minutes from Marbella. We have enjoyed the place very much..magnificent gardens.

Diego, August 2022

CORTIJO FRANCISCO : Well where do we even start… what an incredible day and night!! We cried, we laughed and we danced until the end.

Mr & Mrs Rivas, August 2023

CORTIJO FRANCISCO : We couldn’t have been more in awe...everything we had hoped and more. The architecture was amazing, everything we needed. Perfect place to stay in to really feel like you are in Spain.

AJ, January 2023

CORTIJO FRANCISCO : Very special...it's definitely a 'wow'....very beautifully decorated, gardens were very well maintained. I could not have imagined a nicer and more stunning location to stay.


I have known Helen for over 8 years. Her integrity honesty and professionalism are second to none. The properties she advertises are of an extremely high standard and she takes incredible care to look after all her clients.

Suzi, June 2023 (Google reviews)

The villa that Luxury Villas found for our family in Marbella was excellent. It was relatively short notice and their team worked quickly to present us with many options to choose from, meeting all our criteria. I would recommend Helen at Luxury Villas in Marbella to anyone.

Justin, May 2023

Really helpful finding a villa! Place looks fab and reasonably priced. Will definitely use this company again!

Lisa, July 2023, Google reviews

Thank you Helen for helping us find the best villa to host our wedding in. Super nice!! Both, you and the villa.

Karen, July 2023 (Google reviews)

Helen was fantastic at finding a villa for us. We were lucky enough to view a couple of them before hand to make sure they were suitable for our needs which Helen organised without any hesitation.

Danny, June 2023

Working with Helen from Luxury Villas Marbella is easy and hassle free, she is efficient & friendly, and I can recommend her company and her services without any hesitation.

Google reviews, June 2023

(Luxuryvillasmarbella) great company to work with - they have fantastic knowledge of all the villas and what would work best for us. Helen was also fast to respond to our questions even at the weekend and found our group some great villa options, just what we needed.

June 2023

Cortijo FranciscoCortijo Francisco is a fabulous wedding and events venue located just 15 minutes on the road from the centre of Estepona.

This wonderful venue is a 20 minute drive to Puerto Banus and a further 10 minutes on to Marbella.

Allow an hour for the journey to the airport in Malaga.

How do I make a booking?
• we will ask for name, date of birth, address, telephone, email and passport number for the main booker
• we introduce you to the property owner who will issue your contract
• payment terms will be on the contract

How far ahead do I need to book?
• our properties are usually booked up a minimum of one year in advance
• school holidays book up 18-24 months in advance. Please ask us about our availability if you have specific dates
Ask about availability for your dates and anything else you need for the perfect stay.

VILLA XTRA : Amazing home, amazing host, and a great all around experience for myself and my group of 15 people. The maid is very sweet and super helpful at all times.

Sojad, October 2022