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A cottage or apartment in rural Andalucia amidst the olive groves - La Casita Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-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 apartment La Casita Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Double bedroom with tiled floor, wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table with drawer, window with view, door to outside and own tiled sun terrace, door to en suite shower/wc and to living room/kitchen.

Fully tiled en suite shower/wc with corner shower basin, wash hand basin and WC. Tiled floor.Window.

Fitted kitchen area within Living room having fitted cupboards. 4 ring gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven with grill, kettle, all necessary crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Living room with kitchen area (described seperately) with dining table and chairs. Sofa/day bed (to accommodate 3rd person) beamed ceiling, window.

All towels (except pool towels) and bed linen provided and cleaned on a weekly basis. La Casita is also cleaned on a weekly basis.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 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

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful location, lovely hosts and stunning veiw

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in La Casita which was just ideal for my wife and I. Rodger and Elizabeth are a lovely couple and were only to pleased to help us if we needed advice. Pool area and gardens are well kept and such a nice place to relax. Local tapa bars are only a ten minute stroll away and the locals are so friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thoroughly enjoyed meeting this lovely couple, despite a stupid o'clock UK departure they were always pleasant and got on well with the locals in and around the bars. Apartment was almost ready to re-let. Most welcome to return at any time. Haste ye Back
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5

Fantastic accomodation, friendly hosts and a breath-taking view!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Roger and Elizabeth made us feel very welcome as they are a lovely couple and extremely friendly. When we arrived in Spain, it was late at night, despite this, Roger stayed awake, ready to greet us with a happy smile. Lovingly, Roger and Elizabeth upgraded us into casa límon, moreover we are very thankful. Casa Límon is a two floor two bedroom house, complete with access to Wi-Fi, English television and games. The living room is very cosy and warm, with two sofas, the lounge can fit all the family. The kitchen holds all the supplies and utensils we needed – and more. The fridge was freshly stocked up with groceries such as: eggs, milk, juice and even beer and wine. The cupboards were loaded with tea, coffee, water and much more. The classic spiral staircase near the kitchen leads up to the master bedroom, bathroom and the one children's bedroom which has two twin beds. The master bedroom has a calm and tone to it as the room was neatly presented. Also the Children's bedroom has a lovely floral theme, suitable for girls. Both bedrooms are equipped with a hairdryer and the plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom has a shower, bath and sink. Further more, towels, tissues, washing equipment and a medical kit is provided. Leading out of the door on the second floor is a patio, with chairs and a coffee table, suitable for family bonding times. Additionally, one of the many great features of Casa límon is the private swimming pool at the back, open 24/7. When we wanted to enjoy the hot weather at dinner time, we were able to open the outside table and comfortably eat.

The view from the house is absolutley stunning, endless olive groves surround the roads,making the sunset and sunrise even more beautiful than it already is.Also, the attractions and activities are just a kne hour drive away. One of the nights, Roger made us delicious, traditional paella, which we paid little for him to do. He let us observe his cooking and learn from him which was very interesting.

Finally, I would like to say a massive thank you to Roger and Elizabeth for making our stay so wonderful and for the love and hospitality. They are such outgoing and delightful people. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Límon or any accommodation of Roger and Elizabeth's to anyone as it is affordable and genuinely astonishing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure to meet such a nice family group, who also bought along some friends who were staying in Malaga, made for a few great days for us as well. They were absolutely delightful to help with planning days out, of which there were many, car more than likely needed a service when returned to the hotel company. The whole of the real Paella night was recorded to able this to be cooked upon return. We do hope that they will return to visit us in the not too distant future, Haste Ye Back friends.
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Beautiful spot, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Roger and Elizabeth provide two self-contained rental properties adjacent to their home in beautiful hillside a few miles south of Lake Iznajar. We stayed in La Casita which has a bedroom and a kitchen/lounge/dining room that can also be used as an extra bedroom. It has its own spacious private terrace facing south across the olive groves and receiving full sun. La Casita had everything we needed - shower, four-ring hob, combi-microwave/grill, some UK TV channels and a very strong internet connection. Roger and Elizabeth are excellent hosts, helpful and friendly, happy to chat if you want to chat or to leave you to your peaceful contemplation of the idyllic surroundings as you prefer. Birders will be delighted to find an abundance of azure-winged magpies right outside the door. It was too cold to swim in the first week of April but the attractive pool in the well-tended garden will be very enticing to summer guests.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice review from a really nice and honest couple, on a wee break from the normal busy schedule they both endure back in Blighty, our hats go off to the way in which these lovely people cope with the obvious stress they encounter on a daily basis and we wish them good luck for their future, wherever that may be.
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Location

Alhambra
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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£135
for 4 nights
From
£34
£193
£605
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£161
for 4 nights
From
£40
£244
£757
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
£1,009
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£244
for 7 nights
£244
£757
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

  • 50 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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