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6 Bedroom Cortijo with Pool and Stunning Views over Olive Groves and Mountains

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cortijo at La Celada, Iznajar, - In an Olive Grove in the National Par

This stunning rural cortijo was restored to form a large and comfortable property split across 2 buildings. The rear building has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the front building has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a huge kitchen/living room. Any booking has sole occupancy regardless of numbers. There's wifi, a washing machine, dishwasher and three boilers for hot water. 2 bedrooms have balconies and there's a central courtyard plus terraces around the pool and a table tennis table and bats/balls. Its hillside position affords stunning views of the Subbetica National Park and distant mountains. Set 2 miles from the hamlet of La Celada and 5 miles from the traditional town of Iznajar with its 19km lake, the house is well located for local restaurants and shops. Rute is 10 minutes away and the cultural city of Granada including The Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada are only an hour away. The Roman city of Antequera can be reached within 30 minutes, Cordoba is an hour away and Seville 1 hour 30 minutes. Airports at Malaga and Granada are also only an hour's drive and are linked to many UK airports.

Kieron Doyle
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2017

About Kieron Doyle

I co-own and run an IT business in Hampshire and live in the New Forest. We have three children in their teens and we have all enjoyed many holidays with lots of friends in our lovely villa in Spain.

Kieron Doyle purchased this villa in 2000

Why Kieron Doyle chose La Subbetica

Stunning views, rural, private, spacious, stylish, great facilities, well located for sight-seeing the area

What makes this villa unique

No passing traffic, located in the middle of an olive grove. Thatched shaded area for reading and relaxing and thatched dining area

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fab views and so peaceful relaxing under the thatched shade by the pool with a good book."

"Lovely house with great facilities and lots of space and privacy. So many bathrooms!"

"Ideally placed to explore the local villages, Andalusian cities and the coast or just to snooze on the terrace"
Mar 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Iznájar in Subbética

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the rear house with shower/sink/loo. 1 has a bath. 1 bathroom has a washing machine. The front house has 2 bedrooms that share a bathroom with bath, separate shower, loo, sink. Loo in the utility by the kitchen.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 -13 (6 Bedrooms). Always sole occupancy. Notes on bedrooms: One large double bedroom with sitting area/woodburner in front house. One twin in front house. Three double/twin bedrooms in rear house. Triple bunk room for children in rear house Spare foldaway bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is hot and cold air-conditioning in three bedrooms and fans in the kitchen/living room and three bedrooms. Outside: 8m x 4m private pool. Outside shower. Pool terrace with thatched dining area seating 13, separate large thatched and cushioned relaxing area. Large barbeque. Second dining area on kitchen terrace seating 10 with sunshade plus separate shaded sitting area. Central courtyard with and shaded terrace. Pool and all terraces are south-facing. Utility Room: Second fridge. Sink and loo. Cupboards and shelves. Washing machine in one of the bathrooms. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided but not beach towels which should be brought. Beds and towels will be changed weekly. Beds will be made up ready on arrival and stripped by the cleaner at the end of the week. Spare linen/towels if needed. Other: There is a store room near the pool for sunshades, cushions and pool equipment. There is a large garage with a table tennis table.


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6 Bedroom Cortijo with Pool and Stunning Views over Olive Groves and Mountains
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Authentically Andalusian Villa with fab pool and views!

  • 4 of 5

The Villa suited our party of seven adults perfectly. There was plenty of space and various dining areas to suit different times of day. The pool was fabulous with plenty of sunloungers and shady spots and a fantastic view. We had a particularly hot two weeks and so the air con ( which is in three of the bedrooms ) made a real difference but would have been appreciated in more of the rooms. We loved star gazing from the balconies as the skies were really clear.

The house was authentically Andalusian and lends itself to outside living so we didn't mind that the furniture was simple. The bathrooms were numerous which was great for us and were really well appointed. We appreciated the spare fridge for cold drinks.

The villa is really well situated between Seville, Córdoba and Granada all of which we managed to visit whilst we were there. If you plan on going to the Alhambra in busy holiday times do phone and prebook your times tickets. We loved discovering the area as we hadn't been to Spain before and were impressed by the local roads ( although the track leading to the house whilst not long was rather bumpy so most of us got out of the car as a precaution). The local supermarket in Rute was really good and better for meat than the large Carrefour in Lucena when we were there. We were also pleased with the value for money in the supermarkets especially compared with France and Italy.

Shaun was particularly helpful and looked after the pool really well.

We had such a relaxing holiday at this lovely villa and would thoroughly recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant property in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

inA very spacious house with an amazing view!

The property was clean and tidy.

Two of tghe bedrooms had a large balcony with stunning views.

It had everything we needed.

Showers always had an endless supply hot water and the rooms were very well done out.

The town of iznajar is 10 mins drive and is well worth a visit.

All 12 of us would definately book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Kim ! Glad you loved the house and had a memorable holiday. Come back and stay again ! Best wishes. Kieron
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Total tranquillity.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for 5 days in September 2014 & it was too short a visit by far. It's wonderful location in the middle of olive groves with nobody else around, provides the setting for a perfect quiet getaway. The villa itself is ideally suited for either a romantic couple or a family with a kitchen and dining area opening out onto a large pool area with spectacular views. The villa is finished and equipped to a high standard and all necessary provisions can be obtained after a short drive to the nearby village. We would highly recommend our friends and family to stay at this villa especially if they are in need of a complete rest. We would not hesitate in booking again and would look forward to another visit to that area in Spain.

Ian & Nicky (Wiltshire UK)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning holiday venue for parents and teenagers

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property have evidently spared neither expense nor sensitivity and skill to create a modern holiday house in the style of its traditional farmhouse origins, that is both incredibly comfortable and practical, inside and out.

Light and bright interiors flowing through and onto sun drenched terraces and balconies, and onto shaded areas, lending themselves to families sharing each other’s company around the pool or finding relaxing shady corners for own time, peace and quiet.

The view from the property is breath taking; to the hills in the distance and to the rock face behind, looking over thousands and thousands of olive trees.

The property nestles within the olive groves in almost an exclusively farming environment where the usual peace and quiet is occasionally broken by a barking farm dog or a tractor; or, visually, by an evening display of aerobatics by Alpine swifts and swallows, or stars in the unpolluted night sky.

The week we spent at Cortijo in August 2015 was utterly relaxing. Every meal we took at home was eaten outside, and the property’s facilities and situation kept us at home for the majority of the time. When a guilty conscience suggested we should explore further afield than just lazing around the pool, Iznajar (10 minutes away by car) provides a small town hill top cultural trip and restaurant and bars; the local village is a 15 minute walk away for a shop and a bar, and the lake (10 minutes drive) provides bar, restaurant, swimming, boating and tennis. Further afield are countless small towns for good restaurants, with Cordoba and Granada easily accessible for longer day trips.

We cannot recommend the property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful place !!!

  • 5 of 5

This house, located in La Celada, is one of the most beautiful I ever saw. Very well located if you want to visit Andalucia inside country, but also, very peacefull place. Clean, modern, very well equiped, wonderful views and no neighbors. Best place on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The views across the Olives groves towards Iznajar are simply breathtaking! The Cortijo was spacious, clean and well equipped. We loved the al fresco dining and especially the barbeque. Table tennis was an added bonus. All in all a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
La Celada
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Celada
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Malaga, Marbella and Rincon La Victoria
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling, walking, climbing in the Subettica National Park. Fishing, sailing, pedalos and canoeing on the lake at Iznajar. Wake boarding near Cordoba.


Lake Iznajar has a beach for swimming, sailing, canoes and pedalos.

1 hour's drive to a selection of beach resorts and water parks east and west of Malaga. To the east there are beaches at La Herrudura, Torre del Mar, Nerja and to the west, Marbella and Torremolinos


1 hour's drive from Malaga airport and 45 minutes from Granada airport. A car is essential due to the rural position of the house.


The hamlet of La Celada is 5 minutes drive and the town of Iznajar is 10 minutes drive. Set on a hill there is a beautiful castle and Church. Rute is 15 minutes away and has lots of shopping, regular markets and an excellent supermarket. The Roman city of Antequera is 30 mins where there is also a wolf park. The cultural splendour of Cordoba and Granada are 1 hour away, Seville 1 hour 30 mins.The Alhambra and ski-ing at Sierra Nevada are both 1 hour 15 minutes.

Further Details:

There are a selection of restaurants and bars in and around Iznajar including Cafe Verdi, Bar Rossi, El Charcon, a restaurant and hotel on the shore of the lake, Mecon de Naranja as you come into Rute and two excellent restautants in Salinas including the old railway station where you can eat alfresco on what was the station platform. These are all very good and offer great value. La Paloma near Salinas is a little more expensive, run by Italians and the food is superb. The kids can swim whilst you enjoy your lunch. There is also The Borbadilla 5 star hotel with three restaurants for a real treat but this is expensive. Worth popping in for a drink just to see it!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Iznájar, Cordoba Province

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2018
9 Sep 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season 2017
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit. Balance payable 8 weeks before the commencement date plus a £250 refundable deposit.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday vacating by midday. This can be flexible subject to other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds for up to 8 guests. Additional guests are charged at £95 per week. The maximum occupancy is 13 and any bookings are for single occupancy, regardless of numbers.
Long winter lets would attract a discount.

25% deposit with booking. Balance and security deposit 8 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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