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Studio Apartment With Private Pool



Updated: 01-Aug-2016
Studio Apartment in Iznajar, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location, 5 Minute Drive From The Lake

Registro de Turismo de Andalucia - Vivienda Turistica de Alojamiento Rural No. VTAR/CO/103. Originally a Spanish farmhouse, part of the property has been adapted to provide a totally private self-catering apartment. While keeping the original beams, the rooms were refurbished in July 2009 giving a double bedroom, bathroom, well equipped kitchen and sitting room with freesat TV and air-conditioning units. Guests will have total private use of the pool and surrounding patio at all times.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to lovely Andalucia some 12 years ago from Devon, just on the edge of Dartmoor. The family are grown up so there was nothing to keep us in the UK especially as we were both working in jobs we could have done without, apart from the salary of course! So we sold the house and with dog, caught the ferry across to Santander and made a new life for ourselves out here and have not regretted it for one minute.

The dog has since died of old age but now we have 2 Spanish muts who are delightful even if they do rule our lives.

We have both very recently retired having run a holiday villa business for 4 years. We have, as a result, converted part of our lovely old cortijo to a self-catering unit, as we now know first-hand what the holiday customer wants and expects.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous place for a holiday and I would recommend it to anyone. Well worth the flight from Boston, USA. Please email me at dmd45@comcast.net as I'm happy to act as a reference for the great hosts, Chris & Judy. I wish them well. David
Aug 2009
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful and very relaxing little casa with a fantastic patio and pool.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this little casa at short notice to have two weeks in the sun and could not have chosen better. The location is fantastic, is surrounded by olive groves and is very peaceful. The hosts Judy and Chris were lovely and could not be more helpful, with tips about what to go and see in the area. The casa is lovely and clean, much larger than what it appears on the photos and is completely private from the main farmhouse. It has great air conditioning units in the bedroom and living room (which were very much needed in August where temperatures got to 46 degrees) and the patio and pool were fantastic and kept spotless by Chris. We used the BBQ every evening and ate out on the patio, watching the wildlife. We saw bee-eaters, swallows, a little owl and eagle owl, azure magpies and a variety of bats from the patio. This part of Spain is beautiful and the casa is in a great location to visit Rhonda, Cordoba, Granada and the delightful Antequera. El Torcal and howl nights at the wolf sanctuary at Lobo park are also well worth visiting. Every day we saw Eagles, Egyptian and Griffon vultures, so bring your binoculars. It is an easy drive from Malaga, but the mountainous roads can be quite steep so we would recommend hiring a car that has some power to it (our little 1.2litre Fiat 500 struggled to get any speed up the hills). We would certainly book again if we went back to that part of Spain and would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay and with the welcome that we received from Judy and Chris. It was easy to find. The apartment is for 2 people (with a sofa that converts) for a third person and is much roomier than you may think, and the pool / patio area is very spacious and immaculately clean. The apartment is superbly equipped, clean and has been very well maintained with first class air conditioning; it is bright inside and out. The Wi-Fi was good. Judy and Chris have set a high standard for a self catering property that other properties would do well to learn from. The apartment is ideally located to visit Granada, Cordoba and Malaga. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property; it is worth noting that it gets very hot in this area in summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We wanted to live with Spanish people who could not speak any English and be in the countryside as we are country people. We found Iznajar by literally sticking a pin on a map and came out to take a look. We found this lovely old cortijo that needed a lot of tender loving care situated in a valley surrounded by hills covered in olive trees wherever you look, but just around the corner there are majestic mountains and that huge lake. It's wonderfully rural and full of character with the odd tractor trundling up the track, while totally private and peaceful.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for painting, bird watching, walking and horse riding.


The nearest seaside beach is around 1 hrs drive close to Malaga.


Malaga Airport is a 1hr drive. Granada Airport is a 45 minute drive. The drive from the port of Santander will take you 9 hrs. Car hire is essential and all the major companies operate within the airports.


We are 1.7km to the nearest petrol station just outside the village of Iznajar which has all amenities. You can walk to Iznajar in 30 mins but drive it in just 7 mins. Rute is 12kms and takes between 10 to 15 mins drive to the best supermarket shopping. 50 mins to Granada, 2 hrs to Seville, 1hr to Cordoba.

Further Details:

Fishing permits may be bought via the town hall in Iznajar and paid for at one of the local banks.

There are many ATMs, a small hospital/clinic where the doctors do speak English, a dentist, and 2 garages for mechanical problems.

Rute has Anis museums and a ham museum. Mercadona is the best supermarket with fresh produce and a large fresh fish counter and different types of freshly made bread. Iberplus is also in Rute but more difficult to find. There's a Lidl in Lucena with a Carrefour (a hypermarket), and a large shopping centre in Antequera in La Veronica.

Lots of locals walks, quad biking, bathing at the beach on the Lake of Andalucia, the largest in the region, and mountain bikes can be hired in Rute. Many local restaurants and lots to do.

Major supermarkets are open all day but small shops close at 2pm and reopen around 5pm to 8pm. All shops are closed on Sundays.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
26 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be held for 1 week in the winter months but only 2 days during the high season. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking and full settlement must be met 8 weeks before commencement of the holiday. Reimbursement will be made if the holiday is cancelled before the 8 week settlement period, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited. Please take out your own insurance.

Changeover Day:
We give flexibility on changeover days though would stipulate that arrival should not be before 4pm and departure by 10am. We may however be flexible with these times if bookings permit.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts considered on request for longer lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

We are within easy reach of Iznajar the nearest local small town that provides all the normal facilities of a town and it is only a 20 minute drive to the main autostradas to reach any part of Andalucia you care to visit and also not far to the nearest golf course either. We are also surrounded by lots of lovely walking areas directly from the house up tracks and through olive groves.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, wc and basin. The area is 3.75sq.m.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Ideal for a couple
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and air-conditioning unit, chest of drawers, wardrobe, 2 dressing gowns and a hair dryer are provided. The area is 10.5sq.m.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children. Heating is via the air-conditioning units during the winter months. Basic welcome pack on arrival. We have Wi fi connection. Outside: There is a private parking area immediately outside the front of the property of 24.3sq.m. To the side is the gate leading into the pool terrace which is an area of 78.5sq.m. The pool is 6.5 x 3m with a depth of 1 to 1.5ms and is open from April/May to the end of October. There's a gazebo with table and chairs, plus a centre hanging light for evening dining. Sun loungers and various inflatable pool items. There is a poolside shower and the pool area is protected by a 2 to 3 mtr wall behind and at the sides with a balustrade to the front overlooking a lovely small garden and olive groves beyond. Pool towels are provided. There is a gas barbecue with a double plate grill with warming rail over plus a separate gas ring on the side. The hood can be closed and used as an oven with temperature gauge. A track winds up behind the property providing good local walks into the groves and to the neighbouring village of La Celada. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included which are changed after one week together with a light clean through. Pool towels are also provided. Other: There is an inter connecting hallway of 7.65sq.m.

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