It’s not really a castle but it is called El Castillo. This fabulous new addition to the Simpson Secret collection is located in one of my favourite corners of  rural Andalusia. Just 4km from Gaucin and near the White Villages route and the beautiful town of Ronda.

The Moorish-style house is perfectly modernised to provide a real escape into nature but with pampering. Choose a chef or childcare, massage or guided walk for your secluded ‘castle’ in Spain stay.

El Castillo, luxury villa, Andalucia

The huge living room is delightful and a welcome retreat from the scorching summer sun or cosy with log fire in chillier times. With six bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people it’s an ideal get together and get away spot to enjoy or nature or head to the beach just 30 minutes drive away.

El Castillo, luxury villa, Andalucia

It would be easy to spend all day here roaming the countryside or using the 20m swimming pool which is open in summer and covered in winter. Or what about tinkling on the grand piano. It might be a rural getaway but it doesn’t mean you won’t be connected – there is wifi.

See El Castillo on Simpson Secrets.