Key Facts & Costs
Course Duration: Our 'core' courses are usually 5 or 6 nights. However this can be varied if requested by a group booking a bespoke course. Short courses of 3-4 days are also available at certain times. (see Itineraries for details)
Course Costs: Course costs vary depending on the relevant itinerary (see Courses, Dates & Costs for details). A deposit of £500 is payable to secure a booking (non-refundable), with the balance payable six weeks before the commencement of the course (also non-refundable). The course prices do not include flights, which clients must arrange independently.
The 'core' course costs include some or all of the following, depending on the itinerary:
Transfers on arrival from Malaga airport and on departure to Malaga Old Town
Luxury accommodation in Gaucin
Hotel accommodation on those courses which include an overnight stay in a city of interest
All lectures and lecture materials (at the villa)
All meals, wine, drinks and refreshments at the villa, including gourmet evening meals prepared by a Prue Leith trained chef (see itineraries)
Private coach travel to and from locations such as Jerez, Seville, Ronda, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga Old Town, and entry, with guided visits, to sites of interest, as per the relevant itinerary
Guided visits to sherry and/or wine bodegas, including tastings and lunches
Optional additional activities such as painting classes and guided walking in the countryside around Gaucin, as per the relevant itinerary
Visits to selected artists studios in Gaucin, as per the relevant itinerary
An authentic flamenco show (music and dancing) on the Cordoba and Madrid courses
Full details of 'Inclusions and Exclusions' for each Open course are provided in the on-line itineraries.
Some details may vary depending on the particular course/itinerary selected.
Pricing is based on two people sharing a room, with a 15% supplement payable for single occupancy.
Bespoke Courses: In addition to the set itineraries offered, we can design bespoke courses for groups of six to twelve people. We will be happy to discuss and advise on the structure of a personally tailored course to suit your specific requirements and objectives, on request.
Arrival and Departure:
Core courses, in Andalucia: you will be met at Malaga airport and private coach transport will be provided from Malaga airport to the villa in Gaucin at the start of the course. At the end of the course private coach transport will be provided to Malaga Old Town. Clients are responsible for their own air fares and travel arrangements to and from Malaga airport. Arrival and departure times are detailed on the itineraries.
Other courses: Clients will arrange their own transport between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure.
Accommodation: Accommodation in Gaucin will be provided at the villa, or at one of the excellent boutique hotels in the village, 5-10 minutes easy walk from the villa. Double occupancy bookings will be given priority at the villa. The villa has five spacious bedrooms, three double and two twin, all en-suite (see detailed description), and can thus accommodate ten adults, one of the double rooms being occupied by your hosts, Ian and Jacqueline.
Where the itinerary includes an overnight stay in cities such as Seville, Cordoba, Granada or Malaga, accommodation is provided in boutique hotels or paradors that have been carefully selected by your hosts.
Health and Fitness: The villa is located in a mountain village, so moving around the terraced garden and the village involves a moderate amount of uphill and downhill walking. Visits to sites of interest will also involve a reasonable amount of walking.
Smoking: Los Buhos is a non-smoking villa.
Children: Sorry, no children. The minimum age for courses is 18 years
Pets: Sorry, no pets (though we do have goldfish in various small ponds in the garden...)