Las Herrerias is 1600-acre private estate hidden deep in one of Western Europe’s finest areas of wilderness, where high mountains and sweeping pine forests surround a spectacular valley.

Las Herrerias de Rio Madera is a working estate set in the Natural Park of the Sierras of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. This vast mountainous park covering 214,000 hectares and forming the second largest forested area in Europe, is situated in the north-eastern
Andalucia region of Spain.
Through a careful management programme, the estate ensures the protection of its wonderful natural environment, which is home to a great variety of indigenous wildlife.
The wide diversity of species in the Natural Park – some of which are protected - range from the tiny and exquisite ‘viola cazorliense’ (Cazorla violet) to wild boar, eagles, vultures, mountain goats, wild cats and deer.
For the visitor, the estate offers the very large, superbly restored 100 year-old farmhouse, el Cortijo de Rio Madera; completely rebuilt, and traditionally but very comfortably furnished. The Cortijo sleeps 16 people, has its own swimming-pool, and is set in a wide and beautiful valley within the estate. The Cortijo is now available for self-catering rental with additional services available.
The breathtaking scenery and year-round sunshine make the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday, with on-site activities including animal observation from a tree hide, bird-watching, nature trails, and many miles of forest and mountain tracks for both walking and mountain biking.
Hunting is available during the main season from October to February. There is a wide assortment of outdoor pursuits available within easy driving distance; from fishing and pony-trekking to more high-adrenaline activities such as rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, abseiling, paragliding, paramotoring and flying.
The original estate farmhouse – el Cortijo de Río Madera – was built in two different periods. It has been completely restored in the traditional style by local architects and artisans, whilst incorporating the latest environmentally-friendly technology. Original stone and timber features have been retained where possible, solar power and under-floor heating have been installed, whilst wood from the estate serves as fuel for the large open fireplace and stoves.
The Cortijo has its own private, solar-power-heated swimming pool, barbecue area, large pergola-shaded terrace with stunning 360-degree views.

Complimentary Services
Arrival meal
Mid week clean
Full concierge service (to arrange any trips, buy and send in the shopping, as well as general assistance).
Half day excursion into mountains in 4-wheel drive vehicles with trained drivers - picnic provided.
Arrange pre-arrival shopping and hand picked, excellent wine selection (you just pay cost of the materials).
Cooks as required from just one dish per day to complete meals. Give yourselves a well deserved rest.

On-site activities
Include walking, trekking, and mountain biking. There is also unlimited mountain climbing, animal observation from our tree house, bird watching, four wheel drive guided expeditions, marked nature trails, hunting from October to February, and guided tours. Other off-site activities; para-gliding, para-motoring, para-triking, zip-lining and rafting.

The farmhouse is registered by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism and was awarded the highest grade possible - Superior Grade.