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Luxury & charm accomodation for groups in Andalucia (12 to 30 guests)

Bedrooms 18
Separate WC's1
Space 21,581 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Enjoy privacy, calm, sun from this perfect spot ideal for discovering Andalucía.

Located in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Hornachuelos and nestled amongst 3.000 acres of privately owned land , surrounded by cork oaks, oaks, olive trees and Mediterranean scrub as far as the eye can see, idyllic Hacienda San Bernardo offers a large and luxurious accommodation in the heart of Andalucía, a picturesque region that enjoys over three-hundred-and-twenty days of sunshine a year.

Still one of Spain's stately homes, is set in more than 3200 acres of parkland in the Hornachuelos Natural Park. A luxurious 16 bedroom villa located in the amazing Andalucía, Spain. Medium - big groups accomodation for 12-30 guests (8 twin bathroom en suite + 5 twins & 4 single sharing 4 bathrooms) + 2 small detached cottages available for 8 more guests.

The House that hosted spanish king and members of hte aristocracy, has been sympathetically maintained and renovated, while the majority of the original features remain untouched, keepint an aristocratic flavour, full of history and pictures of personalities. The style of the bedrooms vary, with the wing offering traditional designs in the original house style. Hacienda San Bernardo charming house guarantees total privacy, a perfect shelter surrounded by 1300 ha. of wild nature.

The area offers different activities such as tennis courts, golf courses, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, and other water sports for all ages.

All bedrooms are located on the first floor and offer spectacular views towards the gardens or the natural park. Outside, this unique country villa is surrounded by different style gardens with a beautiful pool, dining furniture, a BBQ and ping pong table. You will deeply enjoy these areas, specially prepared for open air dinning in the warm Andalusian evenings! The terrace over the Italian fountain leads into large gardens which feature a private swimming pool. Many different spots allow silence and peace even to those that look for a calm holiday being part of a big group.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Cristal

An aristocratic family of eleven children, their wifes, sons & daughters and grandchildren gather at their beloved family house of Córdoba for their Christmas and Easter Holidays. Four generations still enjoy the property, the marchioness, her ten living children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Illustrious Visitors: The House has lodged King Alfonso XIII for various years and members of the nobility and various illustrious personalities such as Rafael Guerra, “Guerrita”, one of the greatest bullfighters in history. Years later, the present King of Spain, D. Juan Carlos de Borbón, in those days Prince of Asturias (heir apparent to the throne), would again honor the house with his presence. The property has been in the family since our great grandfather bought different pieces of land, gathered them and built this charming country house, a classic luxury villa at that time, used for shooting parties and entertaining.

Nowadays it is the property of Count of San Bernardo’s great grandchildren, who enjoy the house during the holidays and hunting season. San Bernardo is the perfect holiday home to rent in Córdoba, to enjoy a Natural park and a healthy vacation.

Cristal purchased this chateau / country house in 1800

Why Cristal chose Hornachuelos

This is a unique property, with plenty of history and charme of other times although constantly renewed. San Bernardo Estate is a paradise, plenty of sun arround the year and full of amazing corners to enjoy. Lovely surrounding paths inside the Natural Park. Cozy fireplaces in winter. The joy and happinness of sunny Andalucía offers the visitor a paradise to spend pleasant holidays

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The area and the property offers the perfect environment to relax, share time with big groups of friends and family, plenty of space to read, walk, exercise, listen to music in an independant way, not bothering other members of the family. A big group accomodation that allows many unique private spots for those looking for calm, silence and peace, although being part of a big group.

Do not forget that, if that is your wish, several activities can be provided within the property to make your stay the best of your souvenirs. Just let us know!

Outside the property, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, kayak, boat trips available. Ask our housekeeper!!

Guestbook comments from the manager


Tout c'est bien passé et nous sommes très heureux de notre séjour à San Bernardo.

Bien cordialement
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Hornachuelos in Valle Medio del Guadalquivir

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 21581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 32 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • In winter, no pets allowed inside the main house. We can provide a room for pets staying. Thy'll be alright!
  • The house rental fee includes a daily house cleaning, before 11 am. Since that time, any service requested will be paid by guests (10€/h)
  • Linen and towel washing is included in the rent of the house. Their use is limited to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Please, do not take the bath towel
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , exterior
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , exterior
    Bathroom 13 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , exterior
  • In the new wing, there are three original style bathrooms (dating from the 1920s) fully equipped. Rest of bedrooms, bathroom en suite recently built. In the old wing, two old style bathrooms, plus two small shower bathroom. All three to be shared.
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 180 cm wide
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 14 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 15 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 16 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 17 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 18 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
  • A unique big group accomodation in a charming holiday country home, offering accomodation in two wings: NEW WING with 8 twin bedrooms bathroom “en suite”. OLD WING: Enlarges the house capacity with 14 more beds, distributed in 4 twin bedrooms plus 6 single bedrooms, sharing 2 bathrooms + 2 shower rooms. Two cots available for children. All bedrooms enjoy incredible views over the different gardens and the wilderness of the property. Five of them include fireplaces. Floor fans available. Daily cleanning and house linen provided and included in price. GARDENERS COTTAGE: 2 bedroom cottage with sittingroom, diningroom and open kitchen, shower room, and independant garden. GUARD'S COTTAGE, detached small house for 4-5 more guests. Can be rented appart. A Indulge yourself to sleep until late, far away from modern life agitation. You will experience the quietness and silence of country life. Possibility of arranging babysitters service, meals, guided walks, shooting in season.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Daily general cleaning of the house. Cook available for typical Spanish dishes (gazpacho, tortilla) very high quality. A property guard will be available for guests and will guide them in the property and during their entertainments. The house can be made wheelchair accessible for long term renting. Usually there are around 6 steps to access the house. Telephone, television, heating, washing machine and refrigerator. Any other facility might be provided under demand. Shooting parties, pigeons, bird shooting, big game shooting, etc. Bird-watching, wildlife night watching, hikes, etc. Other services available in the area: Horse riding inside the property (other horse riding facilities 20 min far) boat and kayak in the village (5 - 10 min drive); two tennis courts, basketball & football court available in the village (5 min drive from SB). Booking necessary. Information available


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Luxury & charm accomodation for groups in Andalucia (12 to 30 guests)
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic property in a lovely country location. Plenty of space and quiet gardens. Good pool.

  • 5 of 5

14 of us stayed for a week. The kids loved the pool, the adults the property and setting. The house keeper looked after us when we requested anything, such as booking an evening meal. The village of Hornachuelos is a couple of miles away so we could get any provisions we needed. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week and didn't want to leave. I'd definitley recommend it for large groups.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, thank you very much for your review and for spending your holidays at Hacienda de San Bernardo. Our only concern is to make your stay as enjoyable as posible, offering services such as cooking, shopping, bookings, ett. Hope to have you back again for your next family reunion! best, Cristal
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Thank you for a unique & beautiful wedding !

  • 5 of 5

Even more beautiful than in the pictures, we enjoyed garden parfums, quietness, amazing walks in the countryside.. San Bernardo gave us the chance to spend some days with dear friends and celebrate our wedding! Thank you to both of you for making our dreams possible with a beautiful wedding at Hacienda San Bernardo - everything went beautifully and wonderfully and we could not be more happy with the results.

As far as our friends and family, they have all fallen in love with the house and Cordoba so you can expect several of them to return to Andalusia for vacations on their own and with other friends!

We were just discussing how lucky we were to have worked with both of you on this special moment in our lives and we would love to one day return to celebrate an anniversary some time in the future.

Please give our regards to Maria Jose who was wonderful in preparing all the meals as well as help around the house. She is truly amazing!

You are all very nice and special people and we are truly blessed to have met you and have had this experience - we will treasure it forever.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly fabulous property.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at this wonderful house and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a very special place. The house and surrounding gardens and pool are magnificent. There were 18 of us - and had ample space for us all to relax, swim, eat iand sleep.

Particular highlights were eating al fresco in the orange garden, the beautiful gardens, the very impressive 2 mile driveway and the very helpful staff and very swift and easy communication with Cristal. Perfectly located for exploring Cordoba and Seville.

A fantastic holiday. We very much hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect group holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda de San Bernardo is the perfect location for a group holiday. It's location gives you total privacy and isolation but is within easy access to shops and sightseeing should you wish. We were a group of 25, ages ranging from 5 weeks to 59 years. We spent most of our time at San Bernardo around the pool during the day and socialising during the evening in the citrus grove. The grounds around the Hacienda are beautiful, with various areas if you wanted to escape. Before we arrived Cristal arranged a flamenco evening with a meal cooked by the housekeeper Maria and helpers together with a flamenco group which was great fun. If we had any queries Maria was easy to contact, despite our lack of Spanish she was very patient with us. The house is beautiful, being old it has the character and homeliness that you would expect. I would highly recommend this holiday destination and would definitely like to return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie, thank you for coming and gathering your lovely family at our house. For us is such a joy and pleasure to host celebrations of true love, such as a 50th wedding anniversary! That is an event! Flamenco music always gives a touch of local culture and are, in fact, great fun and so special to have it at home! I am very glad that Maria was available and helpful. Wish you all the best to you and your family and hope to have you back for next anniversaries! Best wishes, Cristal
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Outstanding venue for our off-site training

  • 5 of 5

Really a nice environment to stay, with the wonderfull staff taking care of you. We were 14 people and rented the whole location for our one week off-site training. One to remember and to go back again. Also the support we got from Cristal is outstanding in order to get everything arranged. Not one thing went wrong during the week. Just Great!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Twenty-four of us including 5 children stayed for a week. The temperature was between 35 and 42 degrees, so not ideal conditions. The Hacienda could not have been more perfect. It felt like the family home it is, but the most beautiful home with much history shown in the many family photos around the house. Any description could not do our experience justice. It was simply wonderful.

Marie-Jose and Lola, the housekeeper and the maid, made the holiday very special by cooking all our meals with great care, and much typical spanish cuisine. They also were such lovely people and did everything to keep everybody happy.

The pool was perfectly situated so it was possible to be in the shade or sun at all times of the day.

We did not do much exploring as it really was too hot but enjoyed the local village of Hornachuelos.

Cristal was always very prompt in replying to any queries I had, which made the whole experience at San Barnado perfect. I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Sevilla airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
271 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Córdoba, Los Villares; Sevilla, Pineda
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Palma del Río
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A4 (Salida de La Carlota)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hornachuelos 3 km, Palma del Rio 14 km, Almodovar
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada (Granada)
Nearest Beach
210 Kilometres
Cádiz - Puerto de Santamaría; Huelva: Matalascañas
Car: recommended

Llocated in Hornachuelos Natural Park, 50 kms far from Córdoba in the drive to Sevilla.

The Natural Park offers plenty of atractions, such as beautiful paths, bird and other wild life watching, sightseeing, horse riding, hiking, shooting, etc.

Other Activities: Shooting, day and night wildlife watching, horse riding, sightseeing, visiting, bull fightings (seasonal), family activities

Cultural and tourism activities: Córdoba's world famous Mosque, 3/4, amazing villages of Carmona or Écija, Castle of Almodovar, Convent of San Calixto. Water skiing and other water activities at la Braña lake.

Transport: 1 h, 15 min to Sevilla Airport. 2 hours to Granada's Alhambra, 20 min to Almodovar del Río castle.

San Bernardo is in the middle distance of the two main tourist cities in Andalusia: Seville and Cordoba, through 45 minutes drive to Cordoba and 1 hour to Seville Airport. Hornachuelos, a typical Andalusian village, is at 5 minutes drive from San Bernardo, providing various activities such as bicycle rentals, horse riding, water sports (kayak), water skiing en La Breña lake (20 min drive from hornachuelos), one of the best restaurants in the area La Taverna de Almodóvar del Río.

Golf: A mountain golf course can be found at less than one hour drive from San Bernado. At Los Villares Golf Club (50 kms distance from the property) you will enjoy the lovely views of the region and a defeating golf course to beat!

Ski: If you are dreaming of white slopes under de sun, Sierra Nevada offers more than you can imagine. Two hours drive to Granada and half an hour more to reach the loveliest mountain you can imagine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Hornachuelos, Cordoba Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Sumer 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
winter 2018
31 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £613.15
Final cleaning new wing £96.35 + Tax

A cook, a maid or a guard can be provided under request, payable on hourly rate basis.
For short stays (4 nights) special cleaning fees may be charged.
All meals and many other services can be provided under demand, from bookings, shopping to horse riding, brave bulls and wild life watching

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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