Who we are

Housekeepers Antonio and Carmen live on-site and do everything possible to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Antonio is in charge of maintenance, groundskeeping and looking after the animals. Carmen takes great pride in keeping our accommodation clean and tidy.

Isidoro and Carmen are two of the original owners of Cortijo La Presa, from when the property was renovated and converted into a tourism business. Local business people from nearby Rute, they work in farming as well as tourism. They devote themselves to the maintenance of Cortijo La Presa and cultivating the olives to produce a top-quality oil. A couple of real nature lovers, they are proud to welcome tourists to the beautiful Sierras Subbéticas region.

José Carlos is the director of “Cortijo La Presa”. Although he has a background related to engineering and construction, his real passion has always been tourism and nature. For this reason, 8 years ago he decided to get away from the hassles and noise of city life in order to focus his professional career on rural tourism.
He will attend to your needs with courtesy and promptness and do everything possible to ensure that your stay is unforgettable.

Divina is our gorgeous goat who loves to go on nature walks with Antonio and groups of guests – an unforgettable holiday experience! Chico is the friendliest little dog around. He was rescued from the road by Antonio as a tiny puppy. Chicuca is a very playful water dog and can usually be found following Chico. Chabeli the cat mostly keeps to herself, but can sometimes be seen patrolling her property in the evenings. Completing our menagerie are the many and varied birds.