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Tranquil Rural Casa Set In Own Olive Grove With Sierra Views + Own Plunge Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

2 bed Casita In Mountains of Almedinilla and Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain. Where 3 Provinces Meet: Cordoba, Granada & Jaen. On The Edge Of Friendly Las Navas Village

Debbie and Jay spent a year renovating their beautiful home in this very special and little known corner of Andalucia and are proud of every stone and paint stroke.

Whilst Casa Girasol is ideally located for easy day trips to Jaen, Cordoba and Granada there is much to explore in the local area.

Visit a plethora of whitewashed Spanish villages with locals snoozing outside tapas bars, goats walking along the country roads and mules carrying panniers of olives to the local mill.

Almedinilla (8km) boasts a Roman villa, museum and coliseum.

Priego de Cordoba itself has amazing baroque architecture, fountains and acclaimed Moorish quarter of geranium clad whitewashed streets.

Casa Girasol - The fully private casita adjoins the main house and is situated in its own olive grove with private plunge pool.

The Casita is accessed by a gravel path of approx 50 metres.

The front door opens out onto a private sun terrace with outside furniture and BBQ.

The bedroom, living room and sun terrace all have breathtaking sierra views of mountains covered in olive trees for as far as the eye can see. Seeing is believing!

Parking is off road.

Wildlife includes the illusive genet, wild boar and hares.

Bird life abounds with Hoopoes, Bee Eaters, Kites, Scops owls, Nightingale's and Bonelli Eagle.

For wild flowers, come in April and May for the best display.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/CO/177

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018


Debbie and Jay relocated from Cornwall in November 2010 to live permanently in Spain. Jay speaks fluent Spanish and Debbie is happy to chat about pretty much anything! They spent twelve months renovating an old cortijo and animal stables set in their own olive grove on the outskirts of the spread-out village of Las Navas in rural Andalucia. The community is incredibly welcoming and neighbours often call round with gifts of fruit and vegetables... and being as self sufficient as possible (the cortijo even has its own well!) Debbie and Jay delight in reciprocating. Having lovingly restored much of the guest accommodation themselves, Jay and Debbie have literally put their DNA into the fabric of the building and are proud of every stone and brushstroke. A very warm welcome awaits you at Casa Girasol.

DEBBIE & JAY purchased this cottage in 2011

Why DEBBIE & JAY chose Priego de Córdoba

Jay had lived in various parts of Spain before and knew that Andalucia would be a perfect location to put down permanent roots. Having researched literally hundreds of properties on the Internet, the couple rented in the province of Jaen for six months whilst they thoroughly investigated the area and visited many properties. Casa Girasol in the pretty valley of Las Navas, 3000ft (900m) above sea level, ticked all of the boxes. Set in its own olive grove on the edge of the village, the cortijo had rich soil to grow vegetables and drew water from its own well. Debbie and Jay were well on their way to becoming self sufficient and living the Good Life! Whilst Casa Girasol is tranquil, it is not remote! The roads to the village are easy to drive and the main A339 highway is close by.

What makes this cottage unique

Strangely we are not running our guest accommodation to make an immense profit! We merely need enough income to supplement our self sufficient life style. Rains permitting, our aim is to create an organic garden amongst the olive trees - organic in terms of materials as well as looking as natural as possible. As a nod to the hot temperatures in the main summer months, we have a deliciously refreshing above ground plunge pool. Come and visit us soon and see for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our second visit to Debbie and Jay’s Casa Girasol casita and guess what - it beat the first! Which I did not think possible! Once again, the casita blew us away with how pretty and well equipped it was, with such a relaxing atmosphere and the awesome patio looking out across the outstanding landscape with your own luxury sun loungers! I could spend hours lying in the olive groves, dipping in the plunge pool , and listening to the wildlife that surrounds you. Aside from just happily relaxing and spending eh evenings sipping delicious Spanish wine (which can be bough for 6 Euros for 5 liters from the local supermarket! More than enough to get us through 10 days and share with friends!), we were blown away by trips to the local waterfalls (we felt like we were in a movie) and the beautiful little villages and towns that are no more than 10 minutes away. And we spent the most fabulous night in Granada as a treat, as that is only 45 minutes down the road. I cannot express enough that this place is a hidden gem - people who are at all considering holidaying in Spain, let alone the Andalucía region, should immediately consider booking in here. And to top it all, you are hosted by two of the loveliest people I have ever met who will do anything they can to make your stay the best you could possible want it to be. I am jealous of anyone who is booking a holiday from reading this review - I wish I were going back tomorrow! Thank you Debbie and Jay
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Priego de Córdoba in Subbética

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel your holiday, no refund can be given. If we cancel your holiday, a full refund will be given through Owners Direct, see Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large modern family bathroom retaining original beams. wc, basin and shower. Bath towels included. Swimming towels included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Our sleeping accommodation is flexible to suit singles in twin beds or couples in a king size - please state preference when booking. Bed linen included. Large ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Whilst the accommodation is totally self contained and private, the owners live next door and are available if you need them. Long let considered. Minimum 3 night day stay. Outside: Sun terrace with bbq and outdoor furniture overlooking olive grove and sierra views. 3.5 metre (1 metre deep) above ground plunge pool. Plethora of birdlife in the olive grove includes nightingale, scops owl, hoopoe with bonelli eagle, booted eagle, vulture, peregrine falcon and other raptors nearby. Utility Room: washing machine and iron available on request from the main house Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bath towels, swimming towels and bed linen included. Tea towel included. Changed once a week.


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Tranquil Rural Casa Set In Own Olive Grove With Sierra Views + Own Plunge Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Absolutely brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Jay have thought of everything. The delicious welcome pack, information about the surrounding area, maps to borrow, books, DVDs, even some art stuff. The little cottage is well equipped and they are quite happy to lend anything not there, including some tape to mend my glasses that I managed to break on the first day! The view from the patio is beautiful, I could have sat there all day (we did simply chill for a couple of days!) and the surrounding countryside is stunning. You really need a car/motorbike to get there but don't need to travel far to experience the 'real' Spanish feel of the local towns and villages. Priego is beautiful, the waterfalls refreshing, the castle at Alcala la Real very impressive, the lake and town of Aznajar very picturesque and all within a 45 minute drive. On the way we stocked up at a huge Carrefour just off the roundabout at Lucena which doesn't close during the day luckily. Google street view so you don't take a wrong turn. Shopping isn't a problem though with good facilities in Priego and Alcala. We stopped off at Antequera on the way back to Malaga which is also very pretty with stunning views from the top of the hill. We are definitely coming back to the area soon, maybe even to live the dream like Debbie and Jay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to meet you both. Thanks so much for your kind words. Hurry back soon x
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Picturesque, cosy and magical

  • 5 of 5

The rural property is absolutely picturesque and magical. The property was so cosy and comfortable. On arrival the fire was lit in the fireplace and the house was warm and lovely. Casa Girasol is cute, charming and well-kept. It truly feels like you are staying at an old Andalucian rural house. During the following days we explored the land on the property and around the olive groves, and it was incredibly beautiful. The terrace is a lovely spot to sit and have your morning breakfast in the sun overlooking the olive groves. It is very well situated as well as Priego de Cordoba and Alcala de Real are just a short drive away, which are very interesting and both worth a visit. Debbie and Jay are very welcoming and friendly. I can't wait to return back to Casa Girasol. I would definatly recommend booking Casa Girasol.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome and we look forward to seeing you both again soon
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Calm and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and had the most relaxing time! It was the perfect place for our vacation. Everything in the cottage is thoughtfully planned and hosting is perfect! Thank you so much for the time we got to spend at your lovley place!

Monica & Niklas & Simba

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Merveilleux séjour dans ce nid douillet où Debbie et Jay se sont montrés particulièrement avenants et attentionnés.

La région est superbe.

Le gîte n'est pas loin de Priego, petite ville plaisante à taille humaine sans hurbanisation galopante.

En résumé une adresse à découvrir.

Wonderful stay in this cozy where Debbie and Jay are shown to be particularly welcoming and attentive.

The area is superb.

The cottage is not far from Priego, a pleasant little town on a human scale without galloping hurbanization.

In summary an address to discover.

Pat and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir de vous rencontrer, nous sommes heuruex que vous vous soyez bien amusés et nous espérons que vous reviendrez bientôt. It was lovely to meet you, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you return soon
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Vakantiewoning met veel privacy

  • 5 of 5

Zeer vriendelijk ontvangen door Debbie. Zij heeft ook een mooie informatiemap gemaakt en staat open voor alle vragen. Mooi ruim huis met grote tuin en zwembad. Veel privacy. Wel een auto nodig om boodschappen te halen.

Priego de Cordoba is een leuk stadje waar alles te vinden is.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Las Navas
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Las Navas
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Whilst the Costa Del Sol and the Costa Tropical are both a 1.5 hour drive, our local "beach" is actually at the inland lake at Iznajar only 25 minutes away



Granada (40 minutes drive)

Malaga (1.5 hours drive)

public transport information:

High speed train links from Sevilla, Cordoba and Malaga to Puente Genil and Granada.

Bus links to Lucena (from most train stations) where you can change for Priego de Cordoba.

There is a local bus service from Priego to Almedinilla.

Bus links to Almedinilla (from Granada).


On the edge of Las Navas village with its own bar in walking distance - shops in the next village - full amenities in Almedinilla and Priego de Cordoba.

Almedinilla (8km) offers a variety of small shops, bars and restaurants, a pharmacy and filling station. Monday is market day. It also boasts a Roman Villa and a full size Coliseum!

Historic Priego de Cordoba (12km) is known as the Gateway to The Subbetica National Park and has several large supermarkets and a large Saturday morning market.

Further Details:

The Alhambra Palace in Granada (40 mins drive) is open all year round but advance booking is advised.

Read about us in Living Spain Magazine http://www.casagirasol.co.uk/livingspain.pdf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Priego de Córdoba, Cordoba Province

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
5 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
18 Sep 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Three night minimum charge
Arrival after 15:00hrs
Departure before 11:00hrs

★ CANCELLATIONS: if you cancel your holiday, no refund can be given however you are welcome to re-book your holiday at no extra charge subject to availability. If we cancel your holiday, Owners Direct Guest Cancellation Policy will apply.

Price includes a free basic welcome tray comprising wine, homemade jam, milk, coffee, bread and our own eggs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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