Estancia Los Potreros
Cordoba area, Argentina
Estancia Los Potreros is a family-run, working cattle ranch in the Sierras Chicas hills, north-west of Cordoba in the heart Argentina. It is a superb destination for horse riding, farm experiences and polo and offers a truly authentic estancia experience.
At a Glance
6,000 acre working cattle farm that has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations
Great for families looking for a horse riding adventure
Because of its remote location, perched atop the sierras, the views are spectacular
Fantastic horse riding destination
Food is home-cooked and hearty and served in the cosy main house
Authentic ranch steeped in family history - simple accommodation but experience a real estancia
As a working cattle ranch and horse breeding farm, there is always plenty going on at Los Potreros. Guests are welcome to watch the gauchos at work, try their hand at lassoing and generally gain a first-hand experience of estancia life and the rural traditions of Argentina.Sarah Lowe
Estancia Los Potreros is a 6,000-acre working cattle ranch and has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations. Steeped in family history and Argentine culture, this charming estancia can accommodate horseback riders of all abilities and will give you a peek into the real gaucho lifestyle. The estancia is very secluded at an altitude of 3000ft in a vast private estate, nestled between the Pampas and the towering Andes. In fact, the estancia runs on 100% wind power and the property has no signage on the road so as to ensure their guest’s complete privacy.
Accommodation is simple yet comfortable and cosy. En-suite rooms are all individually furnished with gorgeous antique art and furniture, and there are fireplaces to help combat cold winter evenings creating a cosy atmosphere. Interiors showcase original stone walls, exposed wooden beams in the ceilings as well as rich locally made textiles. The chef at Estancia Los Potreros will spoil you with delicious cuisine using home grown organic vegetables and fruit, and evening cocktails on the porch are sure to be a highlight.
With riding such a focus at the estancia, guests can rest assured that the horses are sure footed, of good temperament and in excellent condition. Polo lessons can be combined with long or short distance horseback rides, offering guests the unique opportunity to live and breathe the gaucho culture. With both Argentine and British style tackle rooms and 2 breeds of horse on offer it is truly a paradise for horse lovers. Other activities include helping with estancia farm work like herding cattle, feeding foals and rounding up the horses. Additionally you can enjoy charming walks in the surrounding countryside, visits to local wineries and bird watching. At the end of the day enjoy fabulous food and conversation under candle light back at the farm, accompanied by the other guests at the estancia.
Los Potreros provides seven simple yet comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms have their own log fires and wood-burning stoves, giving them a cosy feel.
Children are made very welcome at Los Potreros and it is an ideal destination for families who enjoy the outdoors. The pool is great for children and there are vast areas of countryside to be explored around the estancia.
Facilities at the estancia include a polo field and an outdoor swimming pool. Meals are served in the cosy dining area and feature many organic ingredients grown on the ranch.
There is a whole host of activities on offer at Estancia Los Potreros including horse riding, polo, gaucho farm works, golf, trekking, bird watching and wine tasting.
Location & Directions
Cordoba area, Argentina
Estancia Los Potreros is located in the Sierras Chicas north-west of Cordoba city, in the heart of Argentina.
When to go
Cordoba is a year round destination, however spring and autumn (October/November and March/April) are most pleasant. It can be hot and humid in the peak summer months of January and February. Winter is usually pretty mild. January, February, July and Easter are the peak vacation periods for Argentina’s schools.