The dream about Andalusia
We are Yvonne and Carsten Schnoor and together with Yvonne’s parents Marlene and Reiner, we have created Cortijo El Sarmiento, a little Boutique Hotel in Andalusia, to be precise in the hillside of Mojacar, Almeria in southern Spain.
Owning a Boutique Hotel in Andalusia had been a dream of ours for 25 years, and then we discovered Cortijo El Sarmiento. We knew instantly that it was right; that it could become the perfect place for people to spend a truly relaxing vacation. For us, it presented the ideal opportunity to get away from the everyday stresses of city life.
It took a lot of hard work to turn, what was a rundown Cortijo, into what it is today, but it has been worth every minute and every cent.
Mojácar playa and the surroundings
Set in the hills overlooking the old whitewashed town of Mojacar Pueblo and the Sierra Cabrera mountains, the views from our large, heated pool and patios will take your breath away. The sunsets are stunning – made even better with a glass of fine wine or a gin and tonic on the terrace.
For those who want to simply chill and top up their tan, we have a very large, heated pool and plenty of sunbeds. For the more active among you, there are walks in abundance – we can even suggest some secret trails to enjoy. Cyclists will find many kilometres of trails in the campo (countryside) to ride or, if they prefer, kilometre after kilometre of beach road to follow.
The delicious part of our Boutique Hotel in Andalusia
For the gourmet among you, we have special dinner and wine tasting evenings. In the warmer months’ (Almeria boasts the most sunshine hours and warmest temperatures in Spain) dinner is served on our large terrace. We can also provide high-carb breakfast and dinner for our active guests, should they require it.
We love to pamper our guests. More than anything, we want to share our little part of Spain with you. We will tell you where to find the hidden gems: the quietest beaches; the best walking and cycling trails; the best restaurants (cheap and the more expensive), places our Spanish friends have shared with us that we can share with you. And for those of you who are interested in cooking real Spanish food, we offer cooking classes as well as wine tasting – some of the region’s wines are truly exceptional, but most visitors know little about them. We have an excellent choice we can introduce you to.
Whatever you want to know, see or do, just ask us and we will be happy to share our knowledge of the region with you.
Come and join us at Cortijo El Sarmiento – your Boutique Hotel in Andalusia.
We look forward to seeing you.
Yvonne & Carsten
Marlene & Reiner
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Excerpts from our guestbook
Despite our epic journey and late arrival, the Cortijo has exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable, peaceful, relaxing and fun! In all the details and in every gesture, your heart is evident. We feel honoured to have participated in your journey and look forward in returning one day.Victoria, Neil & John
Thank you for a wonderful time. I don’t know what was warmer: the sun or the welcome. We hope to see you soon.Phil & Mo
Excellent! What a wonderful experience. Yvonne & Carsten were wonderful hosts which helped to make our stay memorable, together the peace and quite and the outstanding views. The grounds were very well maintained and very clean and tidy, as were the accommodations. We hope to return at a future date.Brenda & John