According to UK study 'The Redefinition of Life's Luxuries', where 1,000 parents of children up to 16 years of age were surveyed, 95 per cent of parents believe the key to happiness lies in spending quality family time together. And it's not just among the Brits that this shift in attitude towards 'luxury' is happening: the US Harris Poll 'Enabling the Good Life Report' (April 2017) revealed that 76% of the 1,000 participants surveyed believe that a good life is defined by having meaningful connections with family
Intrepid adventure and exploration scored more highly in the UK survey as a priority for parents after they had had children - the third most popular holiday priority compared to the sixth most important among vacationing parents before they had children. Today there is an increasing focus and emphasis on simplicity, health, people and looking beyond oneself, rather than material goods. Whereas a high-end car or large home were once signs of success and wealth, today’s consumers would rather live simply and incorporate wellness into their everyday lives.
So how can we help you out with all this at La Cazalla de Ronda?
1. Space, privacy, tranquillity
With 13 acres of private land, six airy bedrooms (all en-suite), three living rooms and dining spaces for 12 inside and out on one of the terraces, your family and friends will find plenty of space to relax during your stay at La Cazalla. With discreet daily visits by our housekeeper, you won't even need to worry about making the beds or tidying around the house. Relax, breathe, enjoy the sunshine and immerse yourselves in the unspoiled nature surrounding you.
2. Adventure, exploration, fun
There's plenty of fun and adventure for your family at La Cazalla in Ronda. At the house we have our beautiful private swimming pool with inflatables and 12 sun loungers, there's Wii Sports, badminton, boules, board games and our nature trail (map drawn by our resident artist). You can go hiking, horse riding, walk the breathtaking Caminito del Rey (advance bookings recommended), go cycling, take a buggy tour or hot air balloon ride, or go canyoning, caving or bungee jumping from the bridge. Simply contact us for more information on any of these tours and we will be delighted to send you all the details.
3. Simplicity, health, reconnecting with nature
Our well-supplied kitchen was designed for a professional chef and provides all the cooking utensils and basic pantry items you need to prepare meals for a large group. Plus you'll find little gifts from us throughout your stay, such as our delicious organic extra-virgin olive oil, nuts from our walnut and almond trees, and home-made chutneys and jams. Step outside the kitchen to discover our organic herb and vegetable gardens, and fruit trees - just help yourselves! We even provide a pre-arrival shopping service so that you don't have to worry about food and drink the moment you arrive.
There's nothing quite like dining outside on the terrace with your family whilst listening to the sounds of nature around you and enjoying a little bird watching.
Alternatively, if cooking family meals during your holiday isn't exactly your vision of a luxury break, how about opting for our paella and pudding evening. We'll prepare a fantastic meal for your family while you relax with a sun-downer. For a more gourmet experience, book our private chef for the evening. You can add on a private flamenco show too! Or check our our restaurant guide for an evening out in historical Ronda.
We feel that all of these things together make La Cazalla the perfect location for your family holiday this summer. But don't just take our word for it: