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Beautiful village house in spectacular Andalucian mountain village now with Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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About the property

Village House in Zuheros, Cordoba - Perfect Base for Exploring Cordoba, Granada, Malaga and Enjoying the Magnificent Local Scenery.

Zuheros is one of the most beautiful whitewashed villages in Andalucia, nestling in the folds of the Sierra Subbética and surrounded by 1000-year-old olive groves. Its Moorish castle clings improbably to a rocky outcrop and you can sit in its shade and enjoy a coffee or perhaps a glass of the local fino. The village is an excellent base from which to go walking, climbing, cycling and bird-watching and the fascinating cities of Cordoba, Granada and Malaga are only a short drive away. Casa la Hoya is a comfortable, well-equipped village house, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The Moorish decorative style extends to the beautiful walled garden. From here, you can sit by the fountain and listen to the bells of the goats as they climb the mountain side. As well as shops and a pharmacy, the village has restaurants, bars and two museums. A couple of kilometres away is our very own “Bat Cave”, which contains remarkable prehistoric cave paintings and amazing rock formations.

Helen Hartstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Helen Hartstein

We are Billy and Helen Hartstein. We moved to Spain in 2006 for an adventure and to spend some time with our two young sons.

We lovingly restored our village house and settled into life in Zuheros. Our boys went to the local school and we made many good friends in the village.

However, at the end of 2010 we decided to return to the UK for family reasons and so we are renting out our lovely house in Zuheros. We hope that you will enjoy staying in it as much as we enjoyed living in it!

Helen Hartstein purchased this house in 2008

Why Helen Hartstein chose La Subbetica

We searched the length and breadth of Spain, looking for the perfect place to live. We wanted somewhere stunningly beautiful and historically interesting, with good local amenities and transport links. The first time we saw Zuheros, we fell in love with the village. Although we explored many more places in Spain, we kept coming back to Zuheros - we knew we had found a wonderful place to live.

What appealed to us most about the location was the fantastic mountain scenery, beautiful castle, historic village, proximity to a national park, the walks and cycle routes. It is remote and far away from the crowds, yet well connected, close to excellent motorways and within easy distance of an airport. We are also close to the fascinating cities of Cordoba and Granada.

What makes this house unique

The house is conveniently located in a quiet village, so whilst you can enjoy the tranquility of a "pueblo blanco" you can still benefit from local amenities such as shops (including pharmacy), banks, bars and restaurants.

The property was intended as a family home rather than just a holiday property and as such is finished to a very high standard - with handmade terracotta floor tiles, a fantastic bathroom and a beautiful fitted kitchen.

Above all, the unique selling point of the property is the stunning location. Once you have seen Zuheros, you will agree that it is the most beautiful village in Spain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay in Zuheros. Your house is beautiful and the views are just stunning. We particularly enjoyed the mountain walks and drinking coffee in the village square, next to the stunning castle. We would definitely like to come again soon! (DS - London)

I would love to come to Zuheros again. I thought it the most beautiful place and hated leaving. I went swimming in your beautiful village pool, admired the view from the castle and made friends with the neighbours. All in all I was as happy as a person could possibly be. (AJ – Cambridge)

Fantastic base from which to explore Cordoba and Granada. The house was lovely and comfortable and we were made to feel really welcome in the village. I've taken some fantastic photos of your beautiful village. (JW - London)
Jan 2011
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(5 traveller reviews)


Beautiful Zuheros!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second visit to this lovely place and really enjoyed our stay in this property.The first time we came we stayed in the hotel but for this trip.we wanted to rent somewhere to give us more freedom.and this very nice house was ideal .It has plenty of room, lots of character and ,best of all, at the rear, there is a very pretty and secluded small garden -a perfect place to have breakfast, read a book or enjoy a sundowner at the end of another perfect day! The house is well situated with a supermarket at the end of the street ,and a few steps away there is also.a Mercado which also.sells eggs, bread, cold meats and fresh fruit and veg.The town has some good places to eat in the evening and the one in the square is next to a mirador which

has a breathtakingly view! Car hire is needed here in this national park - the Subbetica -but it is a glorious area and we hope to return again.: i

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back one day!
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Un havre de Paix

  • 5 of 5

Un havre de paix au milieu des oliviers et dans un village magnifique niché dans la montagne.

Des villageois accueillants et accessibles.

Une maison lumineuse, spacieuse, avec tout le confort nécessaire pour un séjour exceptionnel.

Nous sommes tombés amoureux de cet endroit magique, chargé d'histoire et plein de magnifiques surprises.

On reviendra aussi souvent que possible.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Hélène. Nous sommes ravis que vous avez apprécié votre séjour et espérons que nous pourrons vous accueillir bientôt. (Here's a translation of the review for those of you who don't read French): "A peaceful haven among the olive trees and in a beautiful village nestled in the mountains. Welcoming villagers. A bright, spacious house, with all the necessary comfort for an exceptional stay. We fell in love with this magical place, steeped in history and full of wonderful surprises. We will return as often as possible."
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A short stay in sunny Zuheros

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from a fabulous stay in Zuheros. The house was perfect for the four of us; plenty of room with great facilities. We received a very warm welcome from Antonio and the welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise. The beautiful village of Zuheros is terrific, very clean and well cared for houses. The castle and museums were good and super meals were enjoyed at the Zuheros Hotel and Minerva Hacienda (a short walk out of the village). There are many good walks around the village. Zuheros is an ideal place to stay to get to Cordoba and many places in the nearby national park. The bat cave is also worth a visit.

We recommend the house and the village without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La casa es encantadora, muy bien equipada y situada en el centro del pueblo. Antonio, muy amable

  • 5 of 5

Muy recomendable para disfrutar de paseos por la Subbetica, bien andando o en coche por los pueblos cercanos.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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magnifique sejour

  • 4 of 5

Un sejour à la hauteur de nos attentes une maison magnifique pleins de charme décorée avec goûts avec des espaces claires et agréables . Une maison très bien entretenue propre et cet espace vert dans la cour est d une magnifque beauté.

La climatisation ne serait pas un luxe vu les grandes chaleurs mais les ventilateurs sont appréciables.

Un village rempli de charme on en a pris plein les yeux. et un paysage qui nous a permi de nous détendre.

Plusieurs sites à visiter et Helen le permet avec les différentes cartes laissées à disposition. Le seul peti bémol c est d avoir cru la piscine privée quand on regarde les photos sans lire la description alors qu en faitcette piscine est dans le village mais tt de même bien agréable et abordable niveau prix.

Un lieu que nous avons vraiment apprécié on pourrait y revenir avec grand plaisir


  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Zuheros and hope we can welcome you back soon!
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3 2017
20 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 8 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 9 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by phone or email and can be secured with a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total amount. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival with a £150 breakages deposit which will be refunded (provided no breakages or damage) no later than two weeks after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day, particularly during peak periods, is Saturday but we do try to be flexible, depending on bookings. Arrival after 3pm, departure by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts for longer stays are available upon request.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zuheros in Cordoba Province

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautifully tiled upstairs bathroom has bath and large walk-in shower as well as wc and sink. Downstairs bathroom has shower, wc and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms (one with king sized bed and the other with a double bed) One single bedroom Another double bedroom with sofa bed. There is also a cot available for babies. Bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and chests of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack is available for guests, containing bread, milk, tea, coffee and wine. If you are arriving late or on a Sunday and would like us to order more food in for you, please let us know. During the cooler months, guests can use the large wood-burning stove. There are oil-filled electric heaters for bedrooms and electric fans for cooling down in the summer. The property is ideal for families with children – there is a beautiful enclosed patio to rear, paddling pool and plenty of toys to play with. This is a no smoking property. Sorry, pets are not allowed. Outside: Outside there is a beautiful walled garden containing flowering plants, fruit trees and an ornamental fountain in the Moorish style. The garden contains a wooden table and chairs, garden parasol and deckchairs. A paddling pool is available for children. The village swimming pool is five minutes away: a stunning open-air pool surrounded by grassy lawns and shady trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Property cleaned on weekly basis.

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