Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Iznajar - La Casa del Abuelo
Self catering country house in large gardens.
The house stands in an acre of ground which slopes down to two streams in a wooded valley. It is a peaceful location for a restful holiday, ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers. it is built around a vine-shaded courtyard and there are fruit trees and olive trees in the garden. The pool is 8x4m. Indoors the rooms are comfortably furnished and the kitchen well equipped. The living room has seating for 11, and the dining table extends to seat twelve.
The terrace is furnished for al fresco eating and has a gas barbecue.
Children will enjoy exploring the woods around the streams and there are a variety of indoor and outdoor games, including table tennis.
The lake at Iznajar has a beach with bar and restaurant about 10 minutes drive away..
We have provided a library of books of local interest, and a supply of holiday reading.
Television has UK channels and DVD player.
A local English speaking manager is on hand to welcome and assist guests.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Maggie Proom
Phil and I have lived in the Chipping Sodbury area for 33 years. Our two offspring are now grown up and settled down with their partners in Bristol. I am retired and Phil partly retired. We have a young golden retriever, who certainly keeps us active. I have a wonderful hobby of barbershop singing, and Phil's main interest is anything with 4 wheels and an engine.
Maggie Proom purchased this house in 2005
Why Maggie Proom chose Iznajar
We had originally intended to buy an apartment on the coast, but when that did not materialise, we decided to look for a larger house, inland, where we could retire. We chose the area because of the convenience of Malaga airport,as several airlines fly there from Bristol. A company called Property Finders showed us several houses in the area, and we fell for this one, mainly because of it's delightful setting. We were still working at the time and came out for regular holidays and weekends. We had not intended to have such a large house, but it has been the venue for many happy times with groups of friends and family as well a our offspring with groups of their friends.
Family ties and other commitments changed our intentions regarding retiring here, but we are able to spend more and longer times here.
What makes this house unique
The setting of the house on about an acre of land, above the valleys of two streams, is idyllic. From the verandah, or the pool terrace, there is not another inhabited building in sight, just a couple of ruins on the opposite hillside. We love the birdsong, the sound of the streams, the feeling of history in this old house, where the walls are several feet thick, the beams are just tree trunks. We can picture the mule threshing the grain in the threshing circle in front of the house (unfortunately covered now), the hams hanging on the hooks in what is now the lounge.
To watch the rabbits and hares on the hill opposite while we have our morning swim is just the best way to start the day!