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BEAUTIFUL BIG VILLA IN ANDALUCIA PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUPS.

Stefan Bala

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Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian
Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Stefan Bala

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BEAUTIFUL BIG VILLA IN ANDALUCIA PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUPS.

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Iznajar - Cortijo Andalus

9 spacious en-suite bedrooms, beautiful gardens and a stunning pool.

Cortijo Andalus is a big house in the heart of Andalucia that is the perfect holiday rental for large groups. The accommodation is split over a main house and 3 apartments with 9 spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms all with ensuite shower or bathrooms. The house and each apartment has its` own kitchen and dining areas, making the layout ideal for groups made up of 3 or 4 families.There is a huge hall with fireplace and lounge as well as a games area with pool table, table football and table tennis and also a tv lounge with satellite tv and wifi internet access,and there are plenty of outside terraces and patios where guests can eat outdoors.The pool is stunning and is surrounded by a fence making it ideal for families with small children and the whole cortijo is enclosed by a high stone wall making the cortijo very private. As well as being able to organise airport transfers, chefs, musicians (from jazz to Flamenco), massage and yoga therapists to visit the cortijo we can also help organise some spectacular day trips.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stefan Bala (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Stefan Bala

My wife and I have lived in Iznajar, Andalucia for 8 years and spent 6 of those lovingly restoring this abandoned olive mill.

We have 3 children, all of whom attend the local primary school and feel supremely lucky that we found this stunning spot.

Stefan Bala purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Stefan Bala chose Iznajar

We knew we wanted to leave London and wanted a little adventure. We spent 5 years or so travelling all over Spain and France but something just felt right when we saw this huge building that offered plenty of possibilities. It was just one of those cases when something you see just feels right.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The size and location. I wanted somewhere where i could turn up the radio on Sunday mornings and no one would complain.

Also the Spanish people. I have never met a more friendly and inclusive bunch of people and have made some of my best friends here in Iznajar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is beautiful and was perfect for the weekend. The rooms were set up perfectly just as we requested. We were greeted by Andres from the moment we got there and he took care of all of our needs. The alcohol was all ordered and set out, the fire was burning in the main dining room, which was amazing. The arrangements of the band and chef were all sorted to perfection and I had nothing to worry about the whole weekend.



The chef was amazing, the food was delicious and everyone was so impressed. The transfers and transport was sorted and timed to a tee! Manolo, our coach driver was fantastic.



The breakfast was amazing and so impressive - completely exceeded our expectations and the staff at the villa are a credit to you.



I hope the villa was not in too much of a mess, we did try and clear up most of the hen related items!! Im sure Andre will fill you in on what they were!!



The whole weekend was arranged to perfection, thank you so much for making it what it was and helping me with the arrangements from the start. Thanks also to Andre who couldn't do enough to help us.



It will be an unforgettable experience!



We intend on returning to the villa - hopefully during the summer -I will contact you shortly for a quote - i know all of the girls thought the same thing - and a reunion is probably on the cards.



Again - thanks so much to ALL at the Cortijo.
Feb 2013
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Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443219
Iznajar Cordoba Province
5

A wonderful family holiday in a superb property

  • 5 out of 5
This property exceeded our expectations in many ways. It is a beautiful, tastefully converted olive mill set in spacious grounds. The separate apartments made it very easy for our different family groups to feel comfortable, whilst the large outdoor and indoor eating areas allowed us to eat together and socialise. The apartments are all large, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The property was spotlessly clean and well looked after - a leaky shower was quickly dealt with by the lovely Andres, the property manager.
The owner, Stefan, who is the initial contact, was extremely helpful and the booking and payment was very efficient. Andres ensured that all the details we required to make our holiday perfect were instigated. I highly recommend the preordering of drinks from the wholesalers, the breakfasts we had provided by Francisco and the wonderful tapas meal provided by Francisco one evening.
The cortijo is set in the lovely Andalucian countryside but it is only a short drive to the pretty little town of Iznajar. The tour of the castle is interesting and worth doing. The vast lake dominates the area and the teenagers enjoyed the pedalos and kayaks on offer down at the beach.
Between our group of 19, we visited the cities of Cordoba, Granada and Marbella. They were all beautiful - the ancient walled city of Cordoba is well worth a visit as is the Alhambra in Granada.
We mainly ate in, with there being such a large group of us - barbecues on the 3 provided at the property. We ate out at Hotel Caserio one night which is on the edge of the lake with lovely views of the sun setting over Iznajar. The meal was very good and the setting fantastic. We also ate at Casa Juana which was of average quality.
Overall, this was an excellent holiday, in a wonderful property. Our family, ranging in age from 10 to 86, all agree that we would recommend this property to families of all ages and we have told all our friends what a great place it is.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443219
Iznajar Cordoba Province
Kent, UK
5

Stunning villa in a gorgeous, unspoiled location

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay at Cortijo Andalus with a group of our friends and as previously we were all incredibly impressed with the property. The owner is very helpful and the contact locally is always going out of his way to help in whatever way he can. The property is spacious, beautifully appointed, well equipped and somehow manages to strike a perfect balance between being authentic and child friendly. On both trips we have had the optional Tapas chef for a night and the food he prepares in simply delicious.
We cannot recommend this property highly enough!! Obviously we have booked again for next year!!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443219
Iznajar Cordoba Province
5

Wow - an amazing stay at truly fabulous venue and

  • 5 out of 5
We had the most amazing week at this wonderful Villa in the heart of the beautiful Andalusian Countryside. Tucked away amongst the olive groves, it was everything we could have wished for and more. Great location, beautiful Villa & pool, space, privacy, well maintained. Our party was 22 people of ages 4 - 82 and everyone was happy ALL the time. Tons of space, plenty of comfort and Andreas was great at sorting us out. I had a wonderful party there for my Birthday and the chef was great (tapas & Paella - highly recommend). Andreas also helped stock our fridge before we arrived and was generally at hand to answer all our queries. We will most definitely be back ! Highly recommend
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443219
Iznajar Cordoba Province
4

beautiful property, beautiful area, amazing staff

  • 4 out of 5
I rented this villa for a group of 6 adults who wanted an authentic, Kosher, Spanish experience. Everything about it was wonderful--from the charming decor, spacious rooms, the price, and especially the staff. Andres, the property manager, made our stay wonderful with his attention to detail and his knowledge of where to get the best and cheapest of anything we needed--from kitchen supplies to drinks and olive oil. The area is also absolutely gorgeous. The nearby village, Iznajar, is a tiny, beautiful area with a breathtaking lake and old castle. I would highly recommend the villa.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443219
Iznajar Cordoba Province
5

Fantastic 50th Birthday

  • 5 out of 5
We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday here with 13 of our friends. THE PLACE IS FANTASTIC it had plenty of rooms to choose from, our room was directly in front of the pool and very specious. Everyone agreed they had great rooms. The place was very clean and stocked of all your bare essentials ie, coffee,tea and sugar, towels even sun creams. We used two of the many kitchens which was great, no-one getting in each others way. They organised for barrels of beer to be waiting for us. Very important. Each night we ate in a different part of the villa (several court yards) and it was like eating at different restaurants. They had stereo;s everywhere so music playing all day and night. No complaints as the villa is in the middle of the mountains. On my husbands birthday they organised a chief to come in and cook us a tapas meal. We all agreed that this was delicious. When we did go out they were happy to sort our taxi's for us. Stefan and Andres cannot do enough for you. This place is worth is a visit and we hope to return next year.
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Beautiful Big Villa in Andalucia Perfect for Large Groups.
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Iznajar Cordoba Province
5

Corjito Andalucia

  • 5 out of 5
We had an absolutely brilliant time at the villa. Set in a beautiful and secluded location, the villa is nicely furnished throughout with plenty of bedroom space, large communal areas and a lovely pool. Stefan was easily contactable in the run up to our stay to answer all our queries and then bent over backwards to accommodate our requests throughout our stay. Although the villa is in a remote location, it is also not far from lots of places to visit and more strenuous activities than lounging by the pool. In all the holiday was perfect and I could not recommend this place more highly!!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Car: necessary

Cortijo Andalus is perfectly placed to take in all the major sites of Andalucia being just an hour from Granada (the Alhambra), Cordoba (the Mezquita) and Malaga (and the coast) and an hour and a half from Seville and from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

Closer to hand (about 40 minutes away) is Antequerra and Iznajar and Rute are just 5 minutes drive away. These 2 villages provide supermarkets, banks, reataurants and bars.

Iznajar is a beautiful white washed village that is perched on a mountain and surrounded by the largest lake in Andalucia. It is a beautiful place for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching.

As well as being able to organise airport transits, chefs, musicians (from jazz to Flamenco), massage and yoga therapists (see links page) to visit the cortijo we can also arrange for some spectacular days out. These include deep sea fishing for groups of between 6 and 24 and activity days (horse riding, quad biking, paint balling and kayaking)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Iznajar, Cordoba Province

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
mid season
6 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
low season
26 Oct 2014 - 20 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
mid season
21 Mar 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
peak season
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes For a group booking of 18 guests, rental at low season works out at just 20 pounds per person per night.
all prices include 8% vat
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Iznajar in Cordoba Province

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wheelchair access
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All showerrooms have underfloor heating
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , can be changed for double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , can be changed for double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed , sofa bed or cot can be supplied
  • Of the 9 bedrooms 3 are suites and therefore have their own lounge areas All the bedrooms bar 3 have underfloor heating
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Rental of just 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10) secures exclusive use of all on site facilities. The pool measures 9m x 5m and is 1.2m deep making it child friendly. We have installed the latest carbon neatral boiler for heating and hot water.
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