Photos and Description of this 18 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Hornachuelos - Hacienda San Bernardo
Unique villa at Natural Park. Gatherings up to 16 or 30. Near Cordoba & Sevil
Still one of Spain's stately homes, is set in more than 3200 acres of parkland in the Hornachuelos Natural Park. A luxurious 15 bedroom villa located in the popular area of Andalucía, Spain. Big group accomodation for 14-29 guests, plus two small detached cottages available for 8 more guests.
The House has been sympathetically maintained and while the majority of the original features remain untouched, with an aristocratic flavour.The style of the bedrooms vary, with the wing offering traditional designs in the original house style.
All bedrooms are located on the first floor and offer spectacular views towards the gardens or the natural park. Outside, this unique country villa is surrounded by different style gardens with a beautiful pool, dining furniture, a BBQ and ping pong table. You will deeply enjoy these areas, specially designd for al fresco dining on the warm Andalusia evenings! The terrace over the Italian fountain leads into large gardens which feature a private swimming pool. Many different spots allow silence and peace even to those that look for a calm holiday being part of a big group.
The area offers great typical restaurants and bars. Córdoba provides plenty of shops and places of historical interest. Several nature activities are located within an easy walk of our villa and offer fantastic nature entertainment
A charming villa that offers the perfect environment for a calm stage in one of the most unique country historic Houses with pool in Andalusia. Enjoy tourism visiting the most interesting cities and areas in Andalusia. The ideal holiday house for groups of friends or families who want to gather and discover the old style luxurious living in an exclusive Spanish charming villa.
San Bernardo has lodged the Kings of Spain and the European aristocracy. The perfect shelter from the stressing world in total privacy surrounded by 3 beautiful gardens & more than 1.000 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation. The property and the Nature Reserve have a large number of tracks to enjoy calmed horse riding, wild life watching, so that the guest can see boars, deers and other wild life in their natural environment. Shooting activities, horse riding and night walks available under request. A maid & cook may take daily care of guests. High quality Spanish cuisine. The best country accommodation to rent. Total privacy guaranteed.
Tourism in Andalusia: San Bernardo is an exclusive villa in the middle distance of the three main tourist activities in Andalusia: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. A 40 minutes drive to Cordoba's world famous Mosque, 1 hour to Seville and 2 hours to Granada's Alhambra. Hornachuelos, a typical Andalusian village, is 5 minutes drive from San Bernardo. In the way to Sevilla, the charming village of Carmona, shelter of artists and poets, the city of Écija, an its seven towers, and the ruins of the roman villa of Italica are a must.
Many restaurants offer the real taste of Spanish quality food. Within the nature reserve, a number of sites of historical interest attract international visitors: The Monastery of Santa María de los Ángeles, where the masterwork of the Duke of Rivas, “Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino” is set, and which would serve as inspiration to G. Verdi in composing his Opera: “La forza del destino” and the secluded Carmelite Convent of San Calixto, where kings Baldwin and Fabiola of Belgium spent their honeymoon.
Hacienda San Bernardo charming house guarantees complete privacy, a perfect shelter surrounded by 1300 ha. of wild nature. The area offers different activities such as tennis courts, golf courses, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, and other water sports for all ages.
Your children will experience life in nature being surrounded by wild life, and able to watch wild animals in there natural habitat. The guard of the property will be happy to ascort you to the best places to watch them.
The charm of a private holidays villa with friends/family: The property allows total privacy to friends and families looking for calm and isolation. You will find very special places to read in calm surrounded by nature, to sleep your siesta, to enjoy an aperitivo in the sun, while taking a swim in the pool. At San Bernardo you will find the perfect oasis to hide from worlds rush and stress, not far away from the most interesting Andalusian cultural spots. Enjoy the old style luxurious country life!
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Events Allowed
- smoking allowed
About Cristal ofi
An aristocratic family of eleven children, their wifes, sons & daughters and grandchildren gathers at their beloved family house of Córdoba for their Christmas and Easter Holidays. Four generations still enjoy the property, the marchess, her ten living children, 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Illustrious Visitors: The House has lodged King Alfonso XIII for various years and members of the nobility and various illustrious personalities such as Rafael Guerra, “Guerrita”, one of the greatest bullfighters in history. Years later, the present King of Spain, D. Juan Carlos de Borbón, in those days Prince of Asturias (heir apparent to the throne), would again honor the house with his presence.
Nowadays it is the property of Count of San Bernardo’s great grandchildren, who enjoy the house during the holidays and hunting season. San Bernardo is the perfect holiday home to rent in Córdoba, to enjoy a Natural park and a healthy vacation.
Cristal ofi purchased this chateau / country house in 1800
Why Cristal ofi chose Hornachuelos
The property has been in the family since our great grandfather bought different pieces of land, gathered them and built this charming country house, a classic luxury villa at that time, used for shooting parties and entertaining.
The joy and happinness of sunny Andalucía offers the visitor a paradise to spend pleasant holidays
What makes this chateau / country house unique
The property offers the perfect environment to relax, share time with big groups of friends and family, plenty of space to read, walk, exercise, listen to music in an independant way, not bothering other members of the family. A big group accomodation that allows many unique private spots for those looking for calm, silence and peace, although being part of a big group.
Do not forget that, if that is your wish, several activities can be provided within the property to make your stay the best of your souvenirs. Just let us know!
Outside the property, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, kayak, boat trips available. Ask our governess!!
Guestbook comments from the manager
Bonjour madame Cristal
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à l'Hacienda San Bernardo ! Un cadre superbe, un accueil chaleureux, les personnes présentes très prévenantes, souriantes et …. quelle bonne cuisine préparée par Maria ! Toute notre famille est enchantée !
Avec mes très sincères salutation