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Old Country House with Pool Set In Private, Landscaped Garden with 3 terraces



Updated: 20-Jul-2016
Villa in La Cruz de Algaida, Nr Lake Iznajar, Cordoba Region Andalucia, Spain - Set In A Sleepy Hamlet, Close To The Magnificent Lake Of Historic Iznajar And Its Beaches And Bars

After eight years of renovation an ancient house has been brought back to life combining modern convenience with traditional Spanish architectural detail, ensuring the character of the house has lost none of it charm, striking interiors and sense of history. The house takes its name from a nearby freshwater spring that was used by the village for hundreds of years until mains water arrived in the early seventies. Because the old house like so many was built into the side of the valley there are three terraces.The vine terrace has a natural roof made by grape vines growing across its length and breadth while a flight of steps climbs up to the sunset terrace where the evening can be spent watching the transition from day to starry night. The pool terrace gives access to a landscaped garden planted with aromatic flowers and bushes In summer it’s the centre of life with its sun loungers garden pergola, parasols and the freshness of the spring water that fills the pool. The house is beautifully decorated, detailed and furnished giving each room a distinct identity.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the house in its ruined state as a gift for our children. Having renovated our Spanish home we wanted to preserve another property but this time undertake much of the work ourselves. The house in its finished state is a testament to craftsmanship and a precise eye for detail. Every door, window, and shutter has been made by hand using the finest materials. Making this house was a slow and painstaking process but more importantly it was a labour of love.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a truly beautiful spot. The house is a great achievement and we really appreciated all the goodies you left on our first night. You have been generous hosts and we really enjoyed meeting you (the Webb family- UK)

Thank you for the exclusive hospitality and wonderful holiday. 3 weeks in your wonderful Casa was one of the best times we have had. We hope to come back to this superior place, superior house and superior hosts. ( Lina, Algis and Co – Lithuania)

Couldn’t put into words to do justice to the effort you have put into creating this home from home. Your personal endeavours to ensure everyone who stays has a great holiday will always set this villa above the rest. (the Weaver family – UK)
Jan 2012
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful idyll in rural Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for tranquility, charm and comfort then Casa Fuente Moyana offers this and so much more. We feel ourselves very lucky to have been able to stay in the wonderful home that the fabulous owners have lovingly created. I am sure that time stood still whilst we were there as it was so calm and peaceful. The only sounds to be heard were the chatter of birds and that of the farmers toiling in the olive groves. The house, garden and pool were exactly as depicted in the photographs and so well cared for.

It is a great base from which to explore the cultural centres of Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Iznajar and the surrounding area offers you a taste of the real Spain and is as far removed from the crowds of tourists, that flock to the Costa's, as you can imagine.

There are some fabulous restaurants within a short drive and the owners kindly provide you with a list of them to go and try. The owners were so helpful and offered us lots of tips and advice on the area, they were always at the other end of a text or phone call if we needed them.

The house is ideal for couples wanting a quiet and relaxing holiday or families who want to spend quality time together.

We will return here the next time we need to unwind, recharge our batteries and feel closer to nature.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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casa Fuente Moyana

  • 5 of 5

This villa had everything promised and more, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The nearby lake was great for the children and the perfect location meant that all the major sites were within driving distance. The villa provided every comfort and was so peaceful and the stars at night were magnificent. The villa had great character we ate grapes from the vine and cooked gorgeous Mediterranean vegetables from the owners garden.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa set in olive groves

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa if you like to sample the 'real Spain'. Nestled amongst olive groves and beautifully decorated and furnished in Spanish/moorish style. Great location for visiting Cordoba, Granada and Malaga and beach at Lake Iznajar nearby. Super pool filled with fresh Spring water.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

During eight years of renovation it was possible to see a very old house return to life. These eight years also gave us a real understanding of the area, its customs, traditions and marvellous landscapes and people. All of these insights and factors are combined in Casa Fuente Moyana so staying there is not just comfortable and enjoyable it also provides a powerful and fascinating sense of the past

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 4 Camino's at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antequera at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Loja at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A92 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casa Juani at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sol y Nieve, Sierra Nevada's at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Valdarena - a lake side beach at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The house is ideally located for visits to the world-renowned cities of Corboba, Sevilla and Granada. It is also an hours drive away from a large number of beach destinations on the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical. A popular feature of the house are the 'Nights to Remember' which feature a four course Andalucian dinner cooked by local people, a performance by one of the regions most acomplished Flamenco singers and a demonstration of the sevilliana, a traditional dance These have proved very popular and are extremely economic given the quality of the food and range of unique experiences encountered in what can a very exciting and satisfying evening and night.


The house is a ten minute drive away from one of Andalucia's largest water courses. The water covers an area of over 40 sq kilometers and benefits from a number of beaches that are popular with tourists and locals. The beaches and lake are clean and ideal for paddling and swimming. There are a number of bars and restaurants overlooking the lake.


A car is essential and easily obtained from the main airport of the region which is Malaga just an hours drive away. Sevilla airport also has extensive car hire facilities and is a two and a half hour drive from the house. Granada airport is 45 minutes drive.


The most extensive shopping locations (particularly for food and drink) are Archidona (20 min drive), Rute (30 min drive), Lucena and Antequera (40 min drive). Iznajar the main waterfront town is fifteen minutes away and has a range of shops that provide basic needs. Places of cultural and historic interest are too numerous to mention but if so desired guests can visit a new destination, town, village, national park, mountain range daily for well over a month.

Further Details:

The area of central Andalucia in which the house is situated is, unlike the coastal provinces, not visited by many tourists and is therefore unspoilt. It has an excellent infrastructure of well maintained roads and local train services and wonderful resturants that provide authentic Spanish country cooking whether for a full dinner, lunch or tapas. Supermarkets particularly the Mercadona brand sell quality foodstuffs that are locally sourced. Every supermarket has an excellent fish counter. In each of the local towns there are daily covered markets and weekly outdoor ones. In shops, tourist offices, markets, banks and eating places the service is usually very good with local people being extremely helpful and actually interested in visitors and where they come from. More details can be found in our Welcome Book


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
19 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Special Offer for 21st to 28th May :2-9th July; 2nd to 27th September2016
!0% discount for group of 4 using only 2 bedrooms £540
20% discount for 2 £480

Offre spéciale pour Mai 2016

! 0 % de réduction pour groupe de 6 ou plus

2 0 % de réduction pour 4 ou moins à l'aide de seulement 2 chambres

Spezielles Angebot für Mai 2016

! 0 % Rabatt für Gruppen von 6 oder mehr

2 0 % Rabatt für 4 oder weniger mit nur 2 Schlafzimmer

A damage deposit of £200 euros is required before arrival to accompany the funds required for booking the property. This is refundable in full within seven days of the end of the booking dependant on the condition in which the house, its contents and facilities have been left. Minor breakages (the occasional glass or plate) will not affect the full return of the damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover date is Saturdays but we are happy to be flexible subject to availability.
Check-out - 10am (unless by special arrangement)
Check-in - 2.30pm (unless by special arrangement)

Late arrival (after 8.30pm ) and early check out (before 7.00am) for handover of keys will incur a fee of 50 euros.

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Updated: 20-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

There are many and the best way to understand them is to come and judge for yourselves.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Bathroom 2 is downstairs, close to the Vine Terrace and Pool
  • Luxury family bathroom with designer shower, two wash basins set in white marble, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail.Porcelain tiled floor Downstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin which is conveniently situated near to the pool terrace


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom (double bed) opens onto the Sunset Terrace 'Painted' room with its large baroque painting of Iznajar (twin beds) Blue Room with its original art work (twin or double bedded) Alhambra room with its marvellous Arab wall frieze (double bed)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is very old with original moorish features. Each space has been renovated following Andalucian traditions relevent to the use of wall and floor tiling and decorative ironwork. The bedrooms have their own distinctive decorative themes reflecting the character of the house and the locality. Two of the first floor bedrooms have their own olive wood burning stoves. All art work in the house consists of originals by Spanish and English painters and photographers.Mirrors throughout the house reflect the light when the shuttered windows are open. The house is also equipped for infants with cots, high chairs, toys, books, DVD's and games available. There are internal and external safety gates for use when small children and toddlers are in the house. Outside: Located down a very quiet country lane, the front door opens up into a secluded garden complete with three terraces: the sunset, vine and pool terraces. The vine terrace is shaded by old grape vines providing a wonderful breakfast and dining area. The sunset terrace has a sofa and arm chairs and is ideal for relaxing and watching the transition from day to starry night. The pool terrace gives access to a landscaped and planted garden. At night the garden and the pool terrace can be floodlit The exterior of the house comes equipped with: Secure covered parking for two cars Outdoor dining table and chairs on the vine terrace Sun loungers, parasol and chairs on the pool terrace Olive wood BBQ Lounge area complete with rattan sofa, armchairs and coffee table on the sunset terrace Outdoor table tennis A covered pergola shading the table tennis table Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels and high quality blankets and bed linen are provided. During longer stays bed linen and towels are changed weekly and the bathrooms cleaned at no extra cost. The pool is checked and cleaned twice a week.

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