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A cottage or apartment in rural Andalucia amidst the olive groves - Casa Limon



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottage or Apartment in La Parrilla, Villanueva de Algaidas, Nr. Lake Iznajar, Andalucia - Private Terrace, Nr. Lake at Iznajar with Sandy Beach, Airports 45 and 60 mins

Casa Limon a recently converted cottage adjoining our own Cortijo (with own private entrance + terrace) situated in a delightful rural setting with beautiful views over surrounding olive clad hills, with the tiny village of La Parrilla lying in the valley below. Nearby is the historic town of Iznajar with ancient Moorish castle high on a rocky outcrop overlooking its breathtaking 32km lake known as The Lake of Andalucia surrounded by hills and mountains. The charming town of Antequera with many buildings of architectural interest and the nearby stunning El Torcal parque natural lie approx. 30/40 mins away. For those interested in outdoor leisure pursuits, the Lake offers excellent fishing, birdwatching and watersports such as swimming, sailing, canoeing & pedaloes from its beach in the summer whilst this is the perfect walking & mountain biking country. Ideally situated for exploring the Andalucian cities of Granada, Cordoba & Seville. 18 hole Golf course 30 mins.

Details for holiday cottage Casa Limon, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe,dressing table/drawers, ceiling fan, window with shutter and lovely open views.

Bedroom 2 twin beds, wardrobe, dressing table/drawers, ceiling fan, window wih shutter.

Extra single bed on request (small charge).

Fully tiled bathroom. Bath with shower, wc, wash hand basin, window. Heated towel rail for cooler seasons. Extractor fan.

Fitted kitchen area (to one need of Living room) moroccan style units, equipped with microwave, 4 ring gas hob, fridge with freezer section, toaster, kettle and all necessary utensils, crockery and equipment.

Living room with kitchen area to one end. Sofa, chairs, table, Sky satellite TV (free to air channels), DVD stereo CD/radio, dining table & chairs, front door to patio, spiral staircase to first floor. Outside steps also lead to first floor & terrace.

1 lower patio with gas barbecue table with parasol & directors chairs. Upper patio with table and chairs sheltered from the direct sun.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As ex Hotelier's from bonnie Scotland your hosts Roger & Elizabeth are here to ensure you get the most from your well deserved holiday. We will cook for you if required and also have added Paella cooking lesson or for something completely different why not try a Whisky Masterclass.

Our rural hideaway is also close to the main motorway arteries of Andalucia with each being some 20km. After many years here in Andalucia we have generated many leaflets from all of the interesting sites that abound.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2007 Really enjoyed our holiday Rogers catering was excellent, the welcome pack and cleanliness was superb,

great value for money Ian & Louise.

July 2007 Thank you for making us so welcome we really felt to be made welcome, Michelle, Chris & Ben.

August 2007 We came hoping for a week of relaxation to get away from it all and we were thrilled to have found La Casita A lovely apartment with fantastic views We did the Whisky tasting for fun, (as we really didn't like it, but guess what, we are now converted) highly recommended, as are the meals cooked by Roger & Elizabeth, traditional Spanish but with fantastic presentation and lots of taste. We do thank you both for helping us have a fantastic holiday.
Mar 2004
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1 holidaymaker review


Compact, clean and comfortable accommodation in a stunning part of Spain.

  • 5 of 5

We love Andalucia and spent a number of summer holidays there. This year we had a lovely, relaxing holiday in this beauitiful, unspoilt part of Spain. Roger and Elizabeth were perfect hosts; they were available if we needed them but they also left us to our own devices, so we had privacy, peace and quiet. The little Casa was compact but very comfortable. It had all the essentials and was immaculately clean. We made good use of the covered terrace and also very much enjoyed the lovely pool. We really appreciated that Roger was conscious of the environment and that he kept the pool covered when not in use. That maintained the water temperature, and also helped to keep the water clean and reduced the need for chemicals. We tried both of the village bars, where we had delicious tapas and beer, and the locals were friendly and welcoming. The surrounding area is spectacular and we visited Iznajar and Antiquera as well as a number of other, smaller towns, each of which had its own character. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review from a delightful couple who are experienced travellers within Andalucia, the undiscovered parts are as described away from the hubbub of the Costa. The pool area and the apartment were left in immaculate condition, Haste ye Back.
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El Torcal Alto
Mosque of Córdoba
"If possible may even be slightly better than The Alhambra, no requirement to book in advance."
Iznajar Reservoir
"The lake is slowly introducing non powered water sports along with a beach"

From the Owner

We did not wish to be on the coast and required a small business prior to our retirements that was located in what we know as the real Spain, although away from the big cities we are located within an easy distance of Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Antequera and Iznajar. The Scottish enclave of Teba where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried is a short drive away, our village has some sort of ad hoc celebration on a fairly regular basis. Although La Parrilla is quire rural there is great access to the main motorways of Andalucia for the cultural cities of Cordoba, Malaga, Granada, Seville, Antequera and the pueblo blancos that Andalucia is famous for. Become part of the village and meet some interesting characters. Welcome to La Parrilla. This is the world capital for the production af the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Herra at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antequera at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Archidona at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A45 or A92 at 21 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Paloma at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 85 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Iznajar Lake at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bird guiding half days or full days around the lake and surrounding area can be arranged with a local experienced birder subject to notice. Guided walking tours arranged in and around the local area subject to notice. The tour to visit the Vultures in their natuaral habitat is well worth the visit. We now offer catering at the main house and Sunday Brunch is now available. Roger is a certified whisky taster and runs a quality whisky masterclass. Dinner dance locally can be arranged and are very enjoyable. There are also off road quad bike tours available with trips from 1 hour to a full day, prices are based on your requirement, please note that you will need a full driving licence in order to participate. For the culture vultures amongst you the cities of Cordoba and Granada are about 1 hour away, please note that a visit to Alhambra will require pre-booking during the peak season and in particular the main religous festivals. Easter here needs to be experienced to be believed.

The Caminito del Rey is now open and advance booking is required, not for the feint of heart, guided tours are about €16 pp


At Lake Iznajar (approx. 15/20 mins) there is a large beach where you can swim, sail, canoe or windsurf from in the summer months. Pedaloes also for hire. Beachside cafe/restaurant. The Costa del Sol lies approx 1 hour away offering a huge choice of beaches if required. Here there are many coastal/coastal attractions ideal for children such as Water parks at Velez-Malaga, Mijas, Torremolinos, Selwo marina/dolphinarium and Safari park, Tivoli theme park with rides, Fuengirola Zoo, Crocodile Park.


Malaga airport approx 1 hr, Granada airport 45 mins, Cordoba 1hr, Seville 1hr 45 mins, Granada 1hr, Antequera 30 mins and Iznajar 15-20 mins.

Flights to Malaga: www.easyjet.com, www.flybe.com,

www.flymonarch.com, www.jet2.com and www.bmibaby.com

Flights to Granada: www.flymonarch.com and www.ryanair.com (Ryanair also to Seville & Jerez).

Car hire is essential and we recommend www.carjet.com (cars at Malaga & Granada).

This is also an ideal base for those house hunting in the area.


The local village of La Parrilla is just an easy 5 minute walk whilst the small town of Villanueva de Algaidas can be reached in approx 10/15 mins by car.

The town of Iznajar is approx.15/20 minutes with good views from the Castle over the lake and surrounding areas

Well situated for easy motorway access to Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Malaga.

The charming town of Antequera is approx. 30kms with interesting attractive Baroque architecture, many impressive churches, Moorish castle with gardens above town, ancient bull ring & excellent shopping facilities. Also the main route for either the Neolithic park El Torcal and the Dolmens with the largest unsupported ceiling in Europe.

Further Details:

Set in the heart of rural unspoilt Spain close to the borders of Malaga, Cordoba and Granada Provinces, Casa Limon is the ideal retreat for those wanting a get away from it all holiday whilst being perfectly situated for easy touring access of all the main cultural centres of the region.

La Parrilla village has a typical Andalucian bar (serves tapas), play area with swings/slides, hardcourt for football/tennis, olive mill & ancient chapel.

Visit Villanueva de Algaidas with its restaurants, tapas bars and shops including small supermarkets.

Iznajar with its fascinating winding narrow streets, Moorish castle & church offers many little bars, restaurants & dozens of small shops. The property is situated within an unspoilt typically rural location which produces some of Spain's finest olive oil & you may experience some agricultural noise from time to time. The olive harvesting period runs from approx December to March.

Walking: There are many local walks of varying degrees of difficulty, with tracks and trails around the nearby lake with stunning views & for more serious walkers the GR7 (Gran Recorrido) footpath which crosses Andalucia passes very close by & into Cordoba province through the beautiful & dramatic Sierras Subetica Parque natural.

The El Torcal- Parque natural with remarkable limestone rock formations, abundant flora & fauna, walking trails & incredible views towards the Mediterranean lies south of Antequera. Approx 50 mins.

Fuente de Piedra with huge lagoon & nature reserve is famous for hundreds of flamingo and at least 30 species of aquatic birds -approx 40 mins.

Washington Irving Route: Follow the route taken by the 19th century traveller/writer from Seville & the Alhambra, Granada described in 'The Tales of the Alhambra'.

See Montefrio & Alhambra de Granada with their Moorish castles in stunning locations. For children, Science Park at Granada, Donkey Sanctuary at Fuente de Piedre, Wolf Park near Antequera,lake beach and local horse riding.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Complimentary welcome pack provided comprising wine, beer, water, bread, ham, milk, juice, cheese, butter, marmalade, eggs.

25% non returnable deposit required upon booking.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday.
Available for short lets in winter. Minimum 2 night stay.
Please contact us for a daily rate.
Special rates for long lets.
We also have a smaller 1 bed apartment with own terrace available to rent from £150 per week.This can be combined with Casa Limon for 2 families, etc.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but flexible. Please ask.
Normally we ask guests to arrive after 2.30pm to allow for cleaning and to leave by 10.30am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Available for short lets in winter min 3 nights. Contact us for a daily rate.
Special rates for long lets. Please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Located some 650 metres above sea level we have provided central heating for the few cooler months along with electric blankets for that cosy feeling. No need for a 4 x 4 as all roads are covered. From November through to March we can arrange tours of the Olive Oil refinery an unusual visit but one that will stay with you. A formal translator is available at an extra cost although Roger has made several tours and can translate a little. Try our cooking class for Paella in the old style not the tourist method. Peace and relaxation within an area of Olive Groves and in a national park area, great walking with fresh air and no pollution from either cars or factories

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Highchair and cot available upon request (subject to small charge). Central heating is supplied via radiators and for cool periods, mobile elecric heaters for winter lets if needed to boost central heating. Electric blankets are also included. Casa Limon has Ceiling fans in both bedrooms. Although Casa Limon adjoins our Cortijo it enjoys a good deal of privacy with its own private entrance and terraces. Rental is inclusive of gas and electricity and an essentials welcome pack is provided on arrival. We also offer Sunday Brunch served on the Cortijo patio or inside the Cortijo should the weather not permit al fresco dining. Please advise when booking should you wish to partake of brunch, we also cater for guests in the Spanish style. Outside: Casa Limon has access from the first floor to a private sun terraces where you can sunbathe or enjoy the shade under the olive trees in the owners olive grove. Table, chairs, sun loungers and sun parasols included. There is also an enclosed terrace to the front again supplied with chairs, table and parasol as well as a gas BBQ. A short distance away from the property is the 8x4m swimming pool with Roman steps to one end & tiled terrace set in the olive grove from where lovely open views can be enjoyed. The pool is normally available April-October inclusive or longer subject to weather. Pool terrace lighting for evening swims. Sun loungers, chairs, tables, large bamboo pergola for shade and parasols supplied.

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