Set amongst rolling hills on the edge of the Subbética Natural Park, this cosy little cottage for two is a great place to stay ...
"We came to relax for a week and it feels like we have been here for several. We have clicked into holiday mode so quickly! The casa has been spot on, we have enjoyed everything about it. I usually struggle to sleep away from home but have had the best weeks' sleep I have ever had on holiday. The pool was perfect to cool down and we could sit on the terrace all day. Love the super quiet fan. Thank you for your friendly, relaxed hospitality and for making the week's stay so comfortable."
"Thanks for this perfect well set up enviroment. We enjoyed every day of this week in your nice "cottage" Thank you for the pleasant welcome gift. After one week visiting museums and richness of Spain, we really liked this rest week prepared for us. "
"Many thanks for a wonderful and comfortable stay!"
"My husband and I have had the most amazing relaxing week in a little spot of paradise!The owners have been perfect hosts and have made sure we have had everything we needed. Iznájar is simply breathtaking and we would suggest hiring a pedalo or kayak and paddling around the lake to see the view of Iznájar. All the restaurants in the guide have been fantastic, we would also recommend a little pizzeria in Archidona called Cafe Bar Cerveza Pizzeria Asador on the main road left hand side. Thank you for our lovely stay and helping us explore this beautiful part of Spain."
"What wonderful hosts you are and a truly exceptional place to spend time to relax and take in the culture and countryside of Andalucia. We normally get "itchy-feet" after a week but wish we had booked a couple of weeks here. I have no doubt we will return here soon as we have just scratched the surface of this exceptional area. You have made us feel truly at home and appreciate that you took me along to the pub-quiz evening with your friends here. "
One, double bedded.
Private swimming pool
6 m x 3 m, 1.2 - 1.4 m deep.
In open countryside, 15 mins from Iznájar in La Subbética region (Province of Córdoba).
From 550 € to 590 € per week.
Perched on a hillside with great views over the surrounding countryside, this recently converted little cottage is a lovely little hideaway, a perfect venue for a couple who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a little relaxation.
Built into the bank just below and to the side of the owners home, it nevertheless has plenty of privacy including separate entrances, its own private terrace and car park.
The upper floor comprises a large, comfortable double bedroom. With windows on three sides and a lovely view over the olive groves which stretch out as far as the eye can see, it's an attractive and neatly furnished room.
There's satellite TV, a little wood burning stove in the corner to take the chill off winter evenings and a ceiling fan to keep you comfortable in the height of summer.
A spiral staircase leads down to the lower floor. It's quite steep but well guarded and won't present any problem to anyone who is averagely mobile.
Downstairs comprises a pretty shower room, a decently equipped kitchen corner and a little dining space with a table and chairs for two. It's compact but neat and attractive.
From here, French doors open to the casita's own, completely private terrace which runs along the length of the property.
This is a lovely spot, with a comfortable al-fresco dining area (with seating for four) immediately outside the kitchen. Shade is provided by a wood and cane awning.
Further along the terrace, deck chairs and Andalusian sunshine await you! Looking out to delightfully quiet countryside, the view, across mile upon mile of olive covered hillsides, is as peaceful as they come.
The terrace and lower floor can also be accessed directly from external steps which run down the side of the cottage.
Back on the upper level, access (to the bedroom) is from a prettily cobbled terrace which also extends around to the owners house.
And below this (to the side of the rental cottage) is the swimming pool, its colourfully planted sun terrace and another al fresco dining area under the shady gazebo.
Guests staying at the cottage have exclusive use of all these very attractive outdoor areas, too. But they are overlooked by the main house and its terrace.
We don't think this is much of a drawback, however, as the owners are such a relaxed and friendly couple (she's Dutch, he's English) that you will immediately be made to feel completely at home. In all probability you will become the best of friends within minutes.
A cosy little house with plenty of windows, here you will enjoy the sun, the views and the stunning sunsets to the full.
A great place just to relax, it's equally well located for those seeking a base from which to explore the treasures of Andalucía, whether it be to visit the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba or the Giralda in Sevilla, all easily accessible by car. As are the beaches and golf courses along the Mediterranean coast.
Each of them quickly and easily reached along excellent motorways.
In the middle of Andalucía, with easy access to all these major attractions, the location alone is good enough reason to enjoy a holiday here. But do try to explore the lovely countryside of La Subbética on your doorstep: it's incredibly beautiful, a land of rugged hills and deep valleys, spectacular scenery and a thriving ecology. It's beautiful!
Some of Andalucía's most delightful 'pueblos' are to be found here. Towns and villages such as Priego de Córdoba, Zuheros and, closest to here, Iznájar.
Just fifteen minutes away, the traditional village of Iznájar (with its castle dating from the 8th Century and church from the 16th Century), has spectacular views over the 32 kilometre-long lake, the Embalse de Iznájar (also known as The Lake of Andalucia). Safe bathing and water sports are enjoyed on its sandy Valdearenas Beach.
And whilst in Iznájar, try walking from the bottom to the top: if you weren't in shape before, you will be when you get there …
Other places of interest and beauty well worth a visit include Ronda, The Sierra Nevada, El Torcal Natural Park (near Antequera), Antequera itself, Las Alpujarras and Gibraltar.
Always popular with our clients, here is just one example of what they have said, "What can I say, it was perfect! Like a home from home. The setting was beautiful and the cottage was even better than I expected. The owners were very kind and helpful and they are such good company, we felt very sad to leave".
Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)
The property is not suitable for children or anyone with wobbly legs (the spiral staircase is quite steep and there are other steps around and about the property)
Please, no smoking indoors
A washing service can be provided by the owners
Rental start and finish days for this property are flexible
A welcome pack is included
Prices (below) are inclusive of heating costs and firewood
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Prices are inclusive of heating costs and firewood
A 100 Euro security deposit is payable on arrival (to the house owner). This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage
Torremolinos (Mediterranean beaches) 1 hr; Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs.
Málaga 50 mins; Granada 1 hr; Sevilla 2 hrs.
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