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Spacious Country House with Mountain Views and Huge Swimming Pool



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Las Piedras, Rute, Cordoba, Spain - A self-contained heaven in a peaceful location.

Situated in olive groves with the gentle 'bingle-bongle' of the nearby goat herd Casa Los Linares is a dream. A fully restored Cortijo or Country House, it sleeps 9 and has all the amenities you would expect from a modern home. Internal space is generous - 4 reception areas, one of which is a games room of 60 square meters complete with pool table and bar. Outside is a huge terrace for sunbeds plus a covered area for relaxing in the shade and dinning al fresco, all within view of the 15 metre pool. In 2015 we added a deck onto the end of the pool which is home to 2 double sunbeds.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a professional couple who have worked all over the world and this world experience is reflected in our beautiful house together with our love for entertaining and relaxing.

Sadly our work commitments will be keeping us away from Spain for a while and therefore we thought you'd like us to share our home with you and your family and friends.

This means we're unlikely to meet you but the house is being looked after by our good friends Peter and Claire Wilkings.

Speaks English, Spanish

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Peace & quiet in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Spent two gloriously sunny & peaceful weeks in late September at Casa Los Linares. The house was more than large enough for our party of 8, but as we spent most of our time outside, it was the external space that made the stay so enjoyable. The pool was excellent - large & very clean - and the combination of open & covered patio space gave us ample room to spread out & relax.

The location is beautiful, the house being surrounded by hills, with the view of the mountains to the east particularly impressive. As its a 20-25 minutes drive to nearest towns, we dined in every evening. The kitchen, though a touch on the small size is very well equipped, and the local supermarket in Rute was surprisingly well stocked - especially with fresh seafood - so we were able to prepare lots of extremely nice meals to enjoy at the outside dining table. And in the evening after dinner we could also indulge in a spot of star gazing as the lack of light pollution means the night sky is spectacular.

Though the location is very quiet - the only disturbance being the daily passage of goats on their way to & from grazing on the hills - we found plenty of places to visit within an hours drive & also visited Cordoba & Granada (twice!) as they are both less than 90 minutes drive. All in all a great place to stay & chill, or to get out and explore central Andalucia, particularly if you like peace & quiet in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, you managed to discover all the things that make this house special. Cx
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday at Casa Los Linares. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived - with an extremely welcome 'welcome' pack of food! The rooms are all great sizes and the games room with the pool table and bar are an added bonus. The pool is amazing - the biggest we have ever had on holiday (and we have been to a lot of villas over the years) - and beautifully kept and crystal clear. The views across the mountains were fantastic - and it is so quite there, it is the perfect place to go and relax. The only thing we could hear were the goats going past in the morning and evening - which all the kids loved! It is a 40 minute walk to the local restaurant - which is mostly uphill on the way there - but worth it! Walking back in the moonlight when it was slightly cooler was great! Claire was amazing - from when we first enquired to when we left - she could not have been more helpful. We all felt rather sad when we left - it is one of the best holidays that we have had. I would thoroughly recommend going - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ally, thank you for your lovely review, I'm so glad you waited for 2 years from booking lol. Re the restaurant there is a short cut across the hill, sorry that you weren't informed of this, at least you worked up an appetite though! Do contact me if you want to visit again, lets face it that pool has probably ruined you for anywhere else ;) Cxxx
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Fantastic villa to completely relax and chill out.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had two weeks at Casa Los Linares and it is the perfect place to completely switch off and relax. The villa itself is spacious, well maintained and with all the facilities you could need. The huge games room is ideal to keep the kids (and adults) entertained out of the sun. The outdoor areas are brilliant, from the incredible 15 metre pool to the decking area with 2 double beds and the shaded area with more beds and a huge table for outdoor meals. Even in 40 degree heat there was always somewhere to cool down and relax.

The bedrooms are all a really good size with pretty good aircon (apart from the annex bedroom which does get a bit warm at night, although a bit of careful planning opening the windows up in the evening helps a bit). The kitchen is well stocked and clean, with everything needed to cater for large parties (we had 9 of us there for most of the time). Plenty of fridge/freezer space in the kitchen, games room and outside to keep the beer cold (and enough space for plenty of food to !!).

The local town (Rute) is a fairly easy 15 minute drive and the supermarket is large enough for everything you need with good underground car parking. Rute isn't a tourist town so don't expect gift shops, etc, not that we were looking for that. We had a couple of trips to the lake which is only another 10 or 15 minutes on from Rute - clean and warm to swim in and reasonably priced kayak and pedalo hire (€18 for an hour for the pedalos). We also had a couple of really nice meals out at Casa Juani (next to the lake) and Plaza de Las Comedias (at the top of Iznajar) - decent food and not expensive. We didn't do any other sightseeing as we were more than happy to stay around the villa, but the roads up from Malaga and around Rute/Iznajar are good and always seemed pretty quiet.

Claire, who looks after the villa, was an absolute star. So friendly and always available to help out with anything we needed (thanks Claire x). The people who came to clean the pool , change the beds, etc. were also really friendly and polite.

If you want a holiday where you can just get away from it all, completely chill out and avoid the touristy side of Spain, then Casa Los Linares and the surrounding area is perfect. We would definitely come back for future holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you all. The house is a wonderful retreat and my heart swells when people have a lovely time there. Cxxx
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Enjoyed a marvelous al fresco evening

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed wonderful views and accommodation at this lovely villa. 😃Beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Joined friends here , it was stunning,fab pool , beautiful house with amazing views. Very clean throughout, the furniture is beautiful very nicely decorated. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week spent at this beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just spent the most wonderful week at Casa Los Linares celebrating my birthday. I would highly recommend this villa for a family gathering, the outside space is as beautiful as the inside of the villa. Both the pool, gardens and house are maintained to a very high standard and everywhere was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was well stocked with all we needed to feed and water a large group of hungry northerners! I would highly recommend it for value for money, location, comfort and cleanliness. Thank you Claire for ensuring that we had everything we needed to make our stay so wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a total pleasure having you all and lovely to see a family reconnecting over a family celebration. It's what this house is all about. Cx
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From the Owner

We chose this house as it was a clear break from the hustle and bustle of life in China and the Middle East. Peaceful with just the 'bingle-bongle' of goat bells - but Rute's night life and bars just 10kms away and accessible to Malaga, Cordoba, Costa Del Sol, Seville and Granada for day trips.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 112 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : El Cortijo, Las Piedras, (walkable short cut) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antequera at 70 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A45 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Cortijo, Las Piedras, (walkable short cut) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 145 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Iznajar at 19 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest beach is on the lake at Iznajar, 20 minutes drive south. There are water sports available and 2 restaurants waterside. The Costa Del Sol is do-able in a day - leave Rute early and stay all day. There are cool boxes and bags for guest us if you want to take a picnic. (We often go to Cabo Pino/Marbella for the day).


Rute is the nearest small town - 12 minutes drive. The nearest bar is 5 minutes drive, or a brisk walk (take a torch). Granada, Malaga, Seville, Cordoba are all within 60 to 120 minutes away.

Further Details:

The actual location of the house is as little south of the marker on the map, If you switch to satellite view and zoom in you will see the blue pool.

Full details of local amenities will be found in our welcome pack at the house. Banks, supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies etc can all be found in Rute.

This villa is registered through the Casa Rural scheme operated by the Junta de Andalucia Tourism Office - VTAR/CO/171


Rental rates

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10 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269

Check out time will be 10.00am. New arrivals will be welcomed from 4.00pm. (if there are no bookings before or after your holiday these times become flexible and you will be advised.)

Notes on prices:
Non standard periods over 7 days are welcome. Periods of less than 7 days can be considered on application.
Check in/out is available for any available day to allow our guests to take advantage of lower cost flights during week days.

All guests will be required to have their travel insurance in place as soon as they book in the event of not being able to travel for any reason. No cancellation refund is available.

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From the Owner

Our house sleeps up to 9 people comfortably. There is so much space even 9 of you will 'rattle around' to some extent. The facilities on offer mean that you could do one huge shop and 'hole up' for week without having to leave if you so wished. Our favourite thing though is the 15 x 6 metre salt water pool - roomy enough for chilling on a lilo or having a water themed sport's day which we had last year, great fun. Raining? Retire to the games room complete with huge sofas, huge tv, huge bar area, and full sized pool table, plus a load of board games to keep you amused and wifi if you'd rather not play with others :D

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 305 m²


  • Master Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Generous ensuite with double sized shower.
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Fully equipped shower room with double sized shower.
  • Annex Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, A small shower room but everything you need to do the job.
  • Terrace Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, A shower room just off of the terrace near the pool.
  • The Master, Family and Terrace shower rooms are serviced by a gas boiler with hot water on demand - you will never run out unless the gas bottle needs changing. The annex is supplied by it's own electric boiler.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master En Suite - 1 Double Bed, Spacious double master with big ensuite and aircon.
  • Balcony Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Huge 4 poster bed and balcony, plus aircon.
  • Triple Single - 3 Single Bed, Plenty of space for 3 beds and enough wardrobe room too!
  • Self contained Annex Double - 1 Double Bed, Private from the rest of the house, set over 3 floors.
  • NB:the annex is accessed via a metal spiral staircase and is not suitable for children or people with mobility issues or people who don't like open riser staircases (I got used to it lol)


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


  • Self-catering


  • A floor plan of the property is available - just email me. Outside: Private 15m x 6m salt water pool. Gardens and olive grove area. Large curtained covered terrace with seating and dining furniture including day beds. Terrace big enough for all sunbeds. BBQ, large larder fridge, sink, worktop, recycling bins. Cool boxes and bags and deck chairs for beach/picnic use. Pool toys. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, sink, ironing board, iron, cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100% cotton bedding. Mattress/pillow protectors are changed with each change of customer. Duvets are provided when cooler. All towels provided, including pool towels. Sheets and towels are changed weekly, excluding pool towels. Other: Games Room (60 m2) with sofas, chairs, tables, huge TV, dvd player, full size pool table, bar including fridge, access from the terrace. There is also a separate gym with a running machine and free weights, steps, golf clubs etc.

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