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ZS 15

1 bedroom, sleeps 2

A lovely little hideaway in the hills

Set amongst rolling hills on the edge of the Subbética Natural Park, this cosy little cottage for two is a great place to stay ...

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Review Icon"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."

Lucy and Chris (Jun 2016)

Review Icon"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. "

Joëlle and Antoine (Jun 2016)

Review Icon"Many thanks for a wonderful and comfortable stay!"

Jerry and Janey (May 2016)

Review Icon"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."

Unknown (Jun 2015)

Review Icon"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. "

Hugh and Maureen (Jun 2015)

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Bedrooms

One, double bedded.

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Pool

Private swimming pool

6 m x 3 m, 1.2 - 1.4 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 550 € to 590 € per week.

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Villa Description

It was perfect!

"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".

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.

Delightful countryside

The view, across mile upon mile of olive dotted hillsides, is as peaceful as they come. Here you will enjoy countryside tranquillity and stunning sunsets.

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.

Relaxed and friendly

"The owners were very kind and helpful and they are such good company, we felt very sad to leave".

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.

Taking it easy

Guests shave exclusive use of the swimming pool, its colourfully planted sun terrace and another al fresco dining area under the shady gazebo.

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!

Explore Andalucia

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

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".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Upper Floor

  • Double bedroom
  • Spiral stairway down to:

Lower Floor

  • Kitchenette / small dining area
  • Shower room/W.C
  • Dining / sunbathing terrace (furnished)
  • Pool Gazebo (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD
  • WiFi internet connection (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the bedroom
  • Electric panel heaters
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  • Ceiling Fans
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied
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  • Note: a washing service can be provided by the owners

Kitchen

  • Grill / oven
  • Gas Hob (2 rings)
  • Fridge
  • Toaster, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (approx. 6 m x 3 m, 1.2 - 1.4 m deep)
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace
  • Garden Pergola
  • Private dining / sunbathing terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (portable)
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking

Notes

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

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZS 15

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 31st March 550 € 1,100 €
1st April to 27th October 590 € 1,180 €
28th October to 31st December 550 € 1,100 €

ZS 15

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

Notes

Prices are inclusive of heating costs and firewood

Security Deposit

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

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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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