FINCA EL MORO

where the world is quiet.

What we offer

Holiday Rentals

Yoga Retreats

E-Bike Adventures

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About Us

 

In 1973 just before Franco died when Spain was a very different country Hermione, aged 17, spent a year in Seville. In June at Pentecost she joined thousands of people on horseback and in bullock carts making the 3 day pilgrimage to the Virgen del Rocio in the wild salt marshes of the Coto Doñana. It was to make a lasting impression. In 1979 she met Nick and they spent the next 10 years working in Africa and the Highlands of Scotland but always she dreamt of returning to Andalucia and El Rocio. Finally they sold up, packed their belongings into an old Land Rover, and set off to Spain to find a farm and make a life. 30 years later they are still at Finca El Moro, the hill farm 3 kms down a rough track they first found in Andalucia. Soon after a second pilgrimage to Rocio, Daisy was born and the farm became her home too. After 30 years at Finca El Moro farming cork, sweet chestnuts and olives and welcoming guests to ride, walk and take yoga holidays, Daisy has taken over from Mum and Dad and we hope this quiet valley high in the hills of Southern Spain will look after her as it has looked after us.

 

Taking on the mantle, Eliott and Daisy continue the El Moro legacy…

Eliott is french and grew up in the mountains. His family’s passion for mountaineering shaped his life and took him to live and work in the mountains of Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan before finally settling in Switzerland. Snowboarding in winter and downhill biking and climbing in summer, his enthusiasm for exploring is contagious.

He will be guiding the bike rides, making sure the bikes are in the best possible condition and offering professional riding and technical advice!

Daisy was brought up in the protective embrace of Finca el Moro. She grew up on juicy figs straight from the tree, helping Mum and Mariluz bottle tomatoes on hot summer afternoons, fix fences and bring in the sheep. She was also expected to serve the guests at dinner, and attend to their needs in the unfamiliar surroundings of the local villages.

Schooled in the local village and in the wonderful city of Seville her roots run deep in this corner of Andalusia and it adds a special sense of authenticity to the experience provided to our guests. Daisy looks after the land that looked after her while she grew up and cares for it and our guests like they’re family.

About Us

 

 

In 1973 just before Franco died when Spain was a very different country Hermione, aged 17, spent a year in Seville. In June at Pentecost she joined thousands of people on horseback and in bullock carts making the 3 day pilgrimage to the Virgen del Rocio in the wild salt marshes of the Coto Doñana. It was to make a lasting impression. In 1979 she met Nick and they spent the next 10 years working in Africa and the Highlands of Scotland but always she dreamt of returning to Andalucia and El Rocio. Finally they sold up, packed their belongings into an old Land Rover, and set off to Spain to find a farm and make a life. 30 years later they are still at Finca El Moro, the hill farm 3 kms down a rough track they first found in Andalucia. Soon after a second pilgrimage to Rocio, Daisy was born and the farm became her home too. After 30 years at Finca El Moro farming cork, sweet chestnuts and olives and welcoming guests to ride, walk and take yoga holidays, Daisy has taken over from Mum and Dad and we hope this quiet valley high in the hills of Southern Spain will look after her as it has looked after us.

 

Taking on the mantle, Eliott and Daisy continue the El Moro legacy…

Eliott is french and grew up in the mountains. His family’s passion for mountaineering shaped his life and took him to live and work in the mountains of Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan before finally settling in Switzerland. Snowboarding in winter and downhill biking and climbing in summer, his enthusiasm for exploring is contagious.

He will be guiding the bike rides, making sure the bikes are in the best possible condition and offering professional riding and technical advice!

Daisy was brought up in the protective embrace of Finca el Moro. She grew up on juicy figs straight from the tree, helping Mum and Mariluz bottle tomatoes on hot summer afternoons, fix fences and bring in the sheep. She was also expected to serve the guests at dinner, and attend to their needs in the unfamiliar surroundings of the local villages.

Schooled in the local village and in the wonderful city of Seville her roots run deep in this corner of Andalusia and it adds a special sense of authenticity to the experience provided to our guests. Daisy looks after the land that looked after her while she grew up and cares for it and our guests like they’re family.

recent letters from the farm

Cork Harvest

The Cork Harvest "Nicholaaaaas". The accent was firmly on the last syllable.   A group of village elders were keeping well back inside the open door of Niño's Bar to escape the rain. I crossed over under the wet February sky - something was up. They poured me a...

Sausages

Sausages Now that the majority of households have freezers, there is obviously not the necessity to salt and cure the whole pig, but the tradition of making ‘chacina’ , sausages, is still very strong and families come together for the annual ’matanza’ as they would...

Romerias

Romerias   Romerias are pilgrimages where the Virgin from the local village church is taken out and processed to usually a shrine in the country. They are great colourful days out that happen once a year for each village and are very special. people plan their...