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Beautiful village house in spectacular Andalucian mountain village now with Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

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 Zuheros

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zuheros in Campiña de Baena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Beautiful village house in spectacular Andalucian mountain village now with Wifi
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews
Vancouver, BC, Canada

This wonderful place was perfect for four sister travelling together.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Zuheros for two weeks as a central place in Andalucia, close enough to Granada, Cordoba, Malaga while at the same time a quiet place to come to at the end of the day. Zuheros has its own sites to see and experience so a stay at 'home' was also enjoyable. We saw the Ancient caves and were lucky to have a tour and lunch in an olive grove. The house is very comfortable and everything you need is there, such as an equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a wonderful backyard to put your feet up and enjoy a homemade dinner and glass of wine. Helen and Antonio were welcoming (a bottle of wine, bread and cake waiting for us). A very thoughtful touch! The village is small and beautifully located. Every day we marvelled at it as we drove off to a day trip. It was an experience outside the usual tourist scene and we all remarked it was perhaps a bit of the real Spain. The people we met there were lovely, friendly and curious. Thank you for sharing your house!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heleen. Thanks for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope we can welcome you back one day. Best wishes Helen and Billy
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Despite some very soggy weather, we really enjoyed our stay in Zuheros! The house is lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Zuheros and the countryside around it was a revelation. So beautiful, and everywhere we went people were so kind to my family of six! The house was very nicely appointed with a lovely kitchen and comfy beds. The back garden is nice as well. We had great meals in local restaurants, hiked up to a waterfall, and visited Córdoba on a day trip. Despite some very muddy roadworks out the front door and lots of rain we had a nice vacation. Helen was understanding and responsive to our issues and I hope that my family can return to Zuheros in warmer weather. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed in Helen's modernized home, it has lovely kitchen and bathroom renovations and is in the gorgeous high mountain village of Zuheros surrounded by picturesque olive farms. We enjoyed hiking and day trips from the village as well as the fresh mountain air. We were pleased to see that the hiking trails were really well marked and easy to follow, even for novice hikers like us. We saw mountain goats and a shepherd with a huge heard of mountain climbing sheep! it was a little chilly in January, but we enjoyed snuggling and playing games by the wood burning stove in the evening. I can imagine it would be paradise in the summer with the lovely mountain breezes and dining al fresco in the beautiful fountained courtyard.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I hope we can welcome you back one day. Best wishes, Helen and Billy
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Home from home in a beautiful village

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious house in the heart of the village with restaurants and local shops nearby and wonderful walks on your doorstep.

The booking process was extremely simple, Helen was always ready to answer any queries. On arrival we were met by Antonio who speaks excellent Englishy and showed us round the house, which was spotlessly clean. The highlight of the property is definitely the Moorish inspired garden.

We spent a glorious week exploring locally, mainly on foot but also using the local bus service (we do not drive). Highly recommended for anyone wanting a week of peace in a beautiful unspoilt Andalucian village. The flowers and the birdwatching were spectacular, as were the views over the surrounding countryside.

Many thanks to Helen, Billy and Antonio.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Zuheros. I hope we can welcome you back one day!
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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: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Nearest Train
74 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The many and varied beaches of the Costa del Sol are about an hour and a half away by car. Nearer is the inland lakeside beach at Iznajar which has beachside restaurants, bars and many watersports facilities.


Both Malaga and Granada airports are around 1 ¼ hour away by car. Cordoba railway station is 45 minutes away. It is possible to get to Zuheros by public transport, (one of our guests has done it!) but a car is highly recommended. Car rental is available at the airports or at Cordoba railway station.


Zuheros is ideally located midway between Cordoba (45 minutes) and Granada (1 ¼ hour) and is just over an hour’s drive from Malaga. Other interesting places nearby include local towns Baena, Cabra and Priego de Cordoba, with Seville only a couple of hours away.

Further Details:

Zuheros is a friendly and welcoming village, nestling at the foot of the Sierra Subbética. The national park is a popular with walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers, and there are many walks in the area. The village itself has shops, a pharmacy and two banks. There are several bars and restaurants as well as an open air swimming pool in the summer months. The nearby town of Baena is famed for its olive oil and you can visit several olive oil mills (Almazaras) in the area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.