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Country House with large Pool and Stunning Views. Near the Historic Iznajar

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House in El Adelantado, Nr. Lake Iznajar, Cordoba, Spain - Peaceful Elevated Location But Close To Many Local Amenities Including Motorways E To W And N To S

Beautiful country house, tastefully restored to 5 star accommodation with many original features. Everything is provided that you could possibly need including Spanish satellite TV and WI FI. It is difficult to imagine a house with better amenities or a more privileged position. Its very close to the 20 mile long Lake Iznajar with its fishing, boating, sandy beach and even its own "chiringito", also its near to Fuente de Conde, a beautiful rugged pueblo popular with the English. The house is 10 mins away from the motorway system that can take you to Granada with it's Alhambra Palace and it's Ski Slopes and the historic city of Cordoba and it's "Mezquita" in less than an hour. Travelling south you can reach Malaga and its it's airport and resorts like Benalmadina and Torremolinos in an hour also and with the newly opened autopista you can be in the luxury of Marbella in less than one and a half hours. The 10 x 5 metres pool is deep enough for serious swimmers but has a shallow end.

juani Castillo
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About juani Castillo

Hello, our names are Francisco and Juanie, we are a young married Spanish couple who have realized our dream of owning a house in the Andalucian countryside.

Why juani Castillo chose La Subbetica

Hello, we are a young married Spanish couple who dreamed of owning a house in the countryside. After looking at many, we arrived here one day and knew we had found the house of our dreams. It was in a state of ruin but had all the typical charm of the older Andalucian houses. We started work and after working for six years at weekends and nights the project was finished. We have done everything ourselves, the building, decorating, the fabrics and much more. Soon after our first son was born and to see him playing around the house fills us with pride. We would like to share our humble dream with those whom we know will enjoy it and it's surroundings as much as we do for their holidays.

We send our regards to those who have taken the time to read these few lines.

Francisco and Juani

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Although you will be in the countryside you will also be less than 15 minutes from the beautiful and historic "pueblo" of Iznajar with its magnificent castle, churches its narrow cobbled streets, it's enormous lake and even its own sandy beach. Within an hour you can be in Granada with Ski slopes and the world famous "Alhambra Palace" also in the same time you can be on the Costa del sol or in Cordoba with its beautiful "Mezquita"

It's in a lovely quiet place with magnificent views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Our 2nd Stay in this wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

As you can see from our title we were so very impressed with our first visit, we returned in 2016. Juani and Francisco continue to be at pains to ensure their guests have a wonderful and relaxing holiday, and that is exactly what it is. Their home is the perfect base from which to explore the many varied attractions in the local area, and when your days sight-seeing is over, a super place to return to. My wife and I have taken so many lovely memories home with us but two in particular will remain with us - watch the sun rise and witness the warmth and light move slowly up the valley bathing the olive trees in a warm glow - at night on a clear evening switch off all of the lights, lie on a sunbed by the pool and take some time to enjoy the splendid array of stars. We love this property and this area of Spain and will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spanish Country House

  • 5 of 5

This is the best holiday home we have ever rented. Juani and Francisco are perfect hosts and the house is exactly as shown and described in previous reviews. Their English friend Harry supports English enquiries so there is no language problem.

If you stay here you can easily reach Granada, Priego de Cordoba, Lucena, Loja, Rio Frio (great trout meals), Lake Vinuela, Archindona, Antequera and El Torcal. You can also walk the re-opened and spectacular Caminto Del Rey at El Chorro. With all of these you can be back in time for a dip in the large pool before lighting the excellent bbq.

You are not overlooked at all and there is plenty of natural shade and all day sun.

We thoroughly recommend you stay here but not too often because we will probably beat you to it!

Gracias Juani and Fransisco

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property highly enough. The owners Juani and Francisco are the most charming couple who take great pride in their house which is simply but elegantly furnished. It is in a very peaceful and rural location surrounded by olive groves. There is very easy access to local towns and it is under an hour to both Granada and Malaga.

It has a good sized pool and plenty of sun loungers - with umbrellas. There is an excellent BBQ and dining areas under the shade of trees. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need - there is even a local bread man who will stop with fresh daily bread if requested!

This is ideal for either a family group or just friends on holiday. Everywhere was immaculately clean and Francisco came and cleaned the pool mid week. Juani was full of brilliant advice - from local restaurants to places for buying pottery. She could not have made us feel more welcome.

We visited the beautiful hillside town of Ronda during our week - this was an easy hour and a half journey on excellent roads.

A really lovely week with everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, best family home.

  • 5 of 5

Juani ( so lovely, wish my Spanish had been better) and Francisco and their beautiful son hav obviously made this house to be a perfect Spanish retreat for all the family and friends - a mixture of rustic farmhouse charm with modern beautiful bathrooms, good firm beds, dishwasher, washing machine, wifi and the best massive drinks fridge in addition to big fridge freezer. So thats the technical stuff all covered. The barbecue and pizza oven were a joy, all hand built by Francisco - I imagine even at a chillier time of year the layout of the bbq area woyld make a cozy place to sit. We were there in July/ Aug. Temp in cordoba reached 46, but always a pleasure to be back at the house where a breeze cools the terrace, shaded by the almond trees, looking up at the nesting collared doves, fab pool to dip into. Kids loved exploring under the surrounding fig and olive trees, and having the big dormitory style bedroom to themselves( all 4 kidswere together- the double rooms were each up a separate staircase at opposite ends of the house, ideal if you have 2 families or extra grandparents as you cannot hear a thing).

I dont want to recommend it because I want to go back and dont want it to be booked up, but if you like peace, plenty space for kids, no noisy neighbours and a sunny Andalucian version of the lake district, then you surely couldn't do better. Thankyou so much Juani and Francisco. I hope we see you again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful country house. Juani and Francisco were dedicated and attentive to every detail that would make our stay perfect. They are clearly very proud of this beautiful holiday home. The location is amazing offering peace and quiet with tremendous and classical views of Andalusia.

My wife and I stayed for ten nights and were joined throughout that time by other members of our family which meant that at one time we were eight adults and two young children. The house accommodated us all effortlessly. The pool and terraces where we spent most of our time are spacious and adaptable with shade or sunshine aplenty. Alfresco evenings were a real treat with many happy family meals. Everyone of us had a fantastic time thanks to the commitment of Juani and Francisco. Apart from individual day trips to Granada, Cordoba and Iznajar we all found little need to venture out. The supermarket at Rute is about twenty minutes away and has all that anyone could need and the nearby BP garage has stock of some basics if you do run out. The beach at Iznajar lake makes for an alternative play space if you do have children and the town of Iznajar is wonderful.

We were all really sad to leave. We cannot find anything but positive things to say about the place.

Special thanks to Harry for liaising between the owners and ourselves. We are very envious of you Harry for living where you do.

A big thank you from us all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The devil in me wants to keep this a secret - the angel wins! This is a splendid property where Juani and Francisco's attention to detail is evident throughout. They have created a splendid home full of charm. The furnishings are tasteful and comfortable - everywhere was beautifully presented for our arrival. The elevated setting is lovely, the views great and the due South aspect guarantees sunshine throughout the day whilst the trees provide necessary shade should you require it. Oh, and the trees ... Fig, Almond, Olive and Citrus fruits. With four large bedrooms, three shower rooms, a brick barbecue, wood fired oven and and wonderful pool, you could spend your entire holiday here. If you did you would miss the Lake, its beach and clear water, the village of Iznajar and its wonderful views, Granada (my new favourite city) .. I could go on. If you want all of this and the guarantee of no light or noise pollution then this one's for you. Thank you Juani and Francisco, your effort and help ensured we had a wonderful time and we would wholeheartedly recommend your property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias por vuestro comentario, es bueno saber que nuestra casa ha sido de vuestro agrado, siempre pensando en las personas que como vosotros se sienten agusto en nuestra propiedad .Todo lo hacemos con mucho cariño y ilusión , muchas gracias de corazón .¡Os esperamos el año que biene!!! Juani y Francisco
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March to May
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Booking Notes:
The owners would like a deposit of 20% with the balance paid on arrival with a deposit of 200 euros refundable on leaving.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally on Saturday. Arrival is normally from 3 pm and leaving is at 11 am. We can be more flexible when possible.

Notes on prices:
If you are looking for a bargain for a late booking , please contact us and if we are available we'll try to make the price more attractive to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Iznájar in Cordoba Province

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 bathrooms in total. One is en suite in the master bedroom with shower , washbasin and toilet, the second is a family bathroom consisting of the same and the third is in its own room by the swimming pool also with shower, basin and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has antique brass double bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2. double room. Bedroom 3, double room. Bedroom 4 has 3 single beds. There is another single bed that can be put in any of the rooms. All are beautifully decorated and furnished.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the furniture, appliances and beds are of good quality and in excellent condition. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated and the towels and bed linen are of the finest quality. Outside there is everything you will need to enjoy your holiday here in sunny Andalucia. Outside: There are patios and planted areas and flowers in pots all along the outside of the house and around the swimming pool, there are ample areas in shade and sun. All with magnificent views of the mountains and countryside. There is a large table and chairs for outside dinning close to the kitchen, and ample sunbeds and tables with sunshades etc, all of good quality. There is a beautiful hand made barbecue on the patio as well. There is plenty of private car parking space close to the house. The large 10mtrs long by 5mtrs wide swimming pool starts shallow and is 7 foot at the "deep end". is beautifully designed with a large flaming sun in the tiles at the bottom of it. It would be difficult to find a more idyllic location where there is everything for you to enjoy the perfect holiday here in southern Spain. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The pool is cleaned on the day of arrival and midweek. If clients want the house cleaning midweek it can be done at a reasonable price.

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