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ZS 12

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Mediterranean villa in the heart of Andalucia

Relax in peaceful countryside on a hill in the heart of Andalucía, an ideal location for exploring Southern Spain's many treasures ...

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Review Icon"We fell in love with the house, the view and the singing birds."

Previous Guest (Aug 2015)

Review Icon"We (my family and two friends) stayed in vIlla ZS12 for two weeks at end July/beginning of August and I just wanted to let you know what a lovely time we had and to say thank you. I also wanted to say how much I appreciated your very helpful customer service on the two occassions I called with a query. "

Previous Guest (Jul 2015)

Review Icon"The finishing touch is the combination of the pool area, the pool itself and the view-magnificent."

Previous Guest (Jul 2015)

Review Icon"A week was way too short in this Spanish haven. The villa is superb and the surroundings stunning. Your little "casa" is heaven on earth."

Previous Guest (Jun 2015)

Review Icon"The house is a home and has none of the sterility of some rentals villas and is very well equipped"

Previous Guest (May 2015)

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Bedrooms

Four, all double bedded.

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Pool

Private heated swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 1.5 - 1.8 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 15 mins from Iznájar in La Subbética region (Province of Córdoba).

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Price

From 1,170 € to 1,530 € per week.

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Villa Description

All around

The countryside of La Subbética is incredibly beautiful, a land of rugged hills and deep valleys, spectacular scenery and a thriving ecology.

This attractive, Mediterranean-style villa has a fantastic location. A great place for a relaxing holiday, here you will enjoy glorious sunshine, countryside tranquillity and stunning sunsets to the full.

But it is also right in the centre of Andalucía, an ideal base from which to explore Southern Spain's many treasures, whether it be to visit the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba or the Giralda in Sevilla. All are easily accessible, as are the beaches and golf courses along the Mediterranean coast.

South facing, it enjoys a private spot on a hillside with delightful views over the rolling countryside beyond, dotted with olive trees as far as the eye can see. There are other houses here and there in the distance but none which overlook the property.

It's lovely, a very rural and completely Andalusian setting on the edge of the Subbética Natural Park.

Inviting blue waters

The swimming pool and its wide terrace surrounds enjoy sunshine from dawn until dusk as well as serene views over the olive-dotted hillsides.

Outdoors is very attractive. There's parking (for two cars) just to the side of the villa and prettily planted garden areas which lead round to the inviting blue waters of the heated swimming pool (8 m x 4 m) and its wide terrace surrounds.

Here you will enjoy Andalucia's famous sunshine from dawn until dusk as well as serene views over mile upon mile of olive-covered hillsides.

There is plenty of open space, furnished with good quality wooden and cane sun loungers, as well as a choice of shaded areas.

These include an al fresco dining area immediately outside the villa and a pergola by the pool with semi-circular bench seating under a cane canopy.

There is a pool shower and a portable barbecue.

Refurbished throughout

Once upon a time this was an 85 year old farmhouse; now it's a smart and fully functional Mediterranean villa with all mod-cons.

Inside, it's a fully functional Mediterranean villa, an 85 year old farmhouse which has been refurbished throughout to cater for all the holiday needs of its English family owners, whatever the time of year.

All rooms have electric radiators and each of the four bedrooms have fans.

An entrance lobby leads through to the comfortably furnished living room, with cream sofas gathered around an open fireplace.

A calm, serene space, mod-cons include satellite TV (Free to view) and a DVD. There's WiFi internet too. Cream walls and marble tiles are offset by splashes of colour from cushions and paintings.

The kitchen / dining room is next door. Well equipped with an oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, it can also be accessed directly from the pool terrace.

Away days

Bordering with three other provinces, Jaén, Granada and Málaga, from here you can easily travel to all of Southern Spain's major attractions.

A full bathroom and one of the four bedrooms completes the distribution on this floor. The downstairs bedroom (albeit up eight steps), is a good sized double with an en-suite bathroom (shower only). This also has a door which leads round to the swimming pool.

There are two bedrooms upstairs, both doubles, both neatly furnished under their wooden beamed ceilings. Please note that one leads through to the other, there is no other access.

The fourth bedroom (also a double, with an en-suite bathroom) has its own independent access just to the side of the villa's front door.

The delightful situation of the villa is good enough reason to enjoy a holiday here. But do try to explore the lovely countryside of La Subbética: it's incredibly beautiful, a land of rugged hills and deep valleys, spectacular scenery and a thriving ecology.

Countryside life

This is a great place for a relaxing holiday. Here you will enjoy glorious sunshine, countryside tranquillity and stunning sunsets to the full.

It also has some very pretty towns and villages - such as Priego de Córdoba, Zuheros and, closest to here, Iznájar.

Iznájar perches spectacularly on a rocky outcrop high above the the vast "Lake of Andalucía", a wonderful sweep of azul blue water, 32 kilometres long, surrounded by hills of olives and almonds. The town appears like an island rising from its waters.

In the opposite direction, Antequera is another fascinating little town. Very pretty, it is hugely rich in history, culture and heritage and continues to retain an almost medieval air.

Other places of interest and beauty well worth a visit include Ronda, The Sierra Nevada, El Torcal Natural Park (near Antequera), Las Alpujarras and Gibraltar.

And, if that's not enough, there are always the truly magnificent, historic cities of Andalucía - Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba! Each of them quickly and easily reached along excellent motorways.

Wherever you go, what better than to return here, to the peace and quiet of countryside life on a hill in the heart of Andalucía.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Entrance lobby
  • Living room
  • Kitchen / dining room
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower only)
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (with independent access just to the side of the villa's front door)
  • Shaded dining terrace
  • Sun terrace and gardens

First Floor

  • 2 double bedrooms (one accessed through the other)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Sky Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has Sky TV (does not including Sky sports), but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc.
  • DVD
  • Selection of DVD's and board games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Glass fronted fireplace in the living room
  • Electric Radiators (in all rooms)
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  • Fans (in all bedrooms)
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen supplied

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas Hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Kettle, Food mixer, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Heated, filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.5 - 1.8 m deep, accessed by steps). See Notes below.
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool Pergola
  • Dining terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shade, hammock
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (portable)
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking

Notes

The swimming pool is heated and will be open throughout the year.

The geothermal heat converter is designed to keep the pool at a constant temperature of 28° from April to October inclusive, although the actual swimming period may be longer.

Prices (below) are inclusive of heating costs and firewood

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

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Prices and Seasons

ZS 12

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 30th June 1,170 € 2,340 €
1st July to 1st September 1,530 € 3,060 €
2nd September to 31st December 1,170 € 2,340 €

ZS 12

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

Prices are inclusive of heating costs and firewood

Security Deposit

A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 15 mins from Iznájar (most facilities) in La Subbética de Córdoba region (Province of Córdoba)

Location

Accessed by a 3 km tarmac track (some of it single track but easily passable in an ordinary car), 15 mins from Iznájar (most facilities), in La Subbética de Córdoba region (Province of Córdoba).

Rute (all facilities) 30 mins; Priego de Córdoba 40 mins; Antequera 45 mins

Malaga 50 mins; Granada 1 hr; Córdoba 1¾ hrs; Ronda 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2 hrs.

Torremolinos (Mediterranean beaches) 1 hr; Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 50 mins; Granada 1 hr; Sevilla 2 hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • The picturesque white village of Iznájar is just 15 minutes from here, the southern gateway to the beautiful rolling hills and olive groves of the Subbetica Natural Park. Sitting on top of a huge rocky outcrop which towers up from the breathtakingly blue waters of the Embalse de Iznájar, the largest lake in Andalucía, it's a magnificent setting.
  • Views from the top of the town are sensational, over the surrounding countryside - rolling hillsides clad with olive groves as far as the eye can see - and over the vast, beautiful lake (32 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide) which fills the wide valley floor of the Genil river on both sides of the village.
  • Also known as the Lake of Andalucía, it hosts water sports and fishing and has its own beach (in summer) at Valdearenas where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes or learn to sail.
  • Its beautiful, clear blue waters are safe for children to swim or play in and there's sand to lie on. It tends to be busier on Sundays but is usually very quiet during the week, even in the height of the season.
  • Rute is not really on the tourist map; it's a little town of 10,000 people, best known for its manufacture of Anís, the aniseed-flavoured liqueur. And its gastronomic delights don't end there: it is also famous for its cured hams and delicious - and typically Spanish - sweet delicacies which are traditionally served at Christmas, such as nougat and marzipan. also overlooking the lake and dwarfed by the Sierra de Rute that looms above it, it's a completely unpretentious, exuberant working town but nevertheless fascinating, full of old-time, original character and tradition.
  • Head north to Priego de Córdoba (30 km north of Iznájar), a lovely town which is Andalucía at its most refined and authentic. A dignified, convivial provincial town with a beautiful historic centre and more than its fair share of marvellous baroque churches.
  • All around, the spectacular countryside of the Subbética Natural Park. Incredibly beautiful, it's a land of rugged hills and deep valleys, spectacular scenery and a thriving ecology. A vibrant and vivacious landscape, it is both robust and melodious at one and the same time. Some of Andalucía's most delightful 'pueblos' are to be found here, steeped in the ancient traditions and culture of the area, both products of a fascinating history which dates back to the beginning of mankind.
  • Just an hour away, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • Córdoba too, is a must-see city, once the largest city in the world, the thriving capital of Al-Andalus, the name used to describe Moorish Spain which extended throughout almost all of the Iberian Peninsular.
  • In its heyday it was considered the Mecca of the west. The Mesquita of Córdoba is, along with Granada's Alhambra Palace, the finest example of Islamic Art in the western world, the grandest and most beautiful mosque constructed by the Moors in Spain. It's one of only a handful of man-made places in the world which literally takes your breath away.
  • Quite apart from the Mesquita, there's much more to discover in Córdoba. It's very picturesque, a town to stroll around. You will come across little squares, peaceful courtyards and balconies overflowing with bougainvilleas. The aroma of lemon blossom, the exuberant colours of the flowers, the cool trickle of a fountain. It's a beautiful town, Córdoba.
  • To the south west, Antequera is another very pretty town with an almost medieval air and a history to match. So much more than just another sleepy, sun-soaked 'pueblo' of Southern Spain.
  • Just beyond Antequera is El Torcal, a magnificent 1,100 hectare National Park of massive, Mars-like mountains of eroded rock formations. Here the imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes. Unique in Europe, this dreamy, surrealistic landscape has inspired generations of artists and film makers as well as climbers, walkers and nature lovers.
  • Sevilla takes 2 hours. It is impossible not to be captivated by its exuberant atmosphere: stylish, confident, ancient and proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving. If you don't know what alegría means, Sevilla is the place to learn!
  • It has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With the wide river rolling through it, there's the elegant Arabic heritage of labyrinthine alleys and languorous gardens, the Giralda, the Alcázar and the Barrio Santa Cruz. There's the grandiose 17th-century colonial style, when the riches plundered from the Americas were converted into a swaggering architectural confection of ornate palaces and monuments, basilicas, bullrings and fountains. And then there's the wonderfully lavish 1920's Sevilla, when they built grand art nouveau hotels, parks and boulevards. All of these are combined in an area small enough to wander around.
  • Málaga and the Mediterranean beaches on the Costa del Sol are an hour's drive south.

Activities

  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the beautiful hillsides and little villages of La Subbética on foot, horseback, or bicycle.
  • The beautiful lake (32 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide) which fills the wide valley floor of the Genil river on both sides of the Iznajár hosts water sports and fishing and has its own beach at Valdearenas where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes or learn to sail.
  • There is a chiringuito (summer bar) on the beach and a couple of bar / restaurants just above.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is 1½ hours drive away.

The Area

La Subbética

A land of rugged hills, deep valleys and spectacular scenery, La Subbética de Córdoba is vibrant and vivacious, robust and melodious …
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Iznájar

On top of a huge rocky outcrop which towers up from the blue waters of the largest lake in Andalucía, it's a dramatic setting …
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