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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Encinas Reales, Spain your home away from home

The name Encinas Reales means “Royal Oak” and refers to the ancient oaks which still surround this area. Long ago Queen Isabel the Catholic rested beneath one of the oaks and it became known as the royal oak. The town of Encinas Reales has a lovely centre with graceful architecture and stunning churches. With around 2,500 residents it has all visitors need with small local shops, bars and restaurants and great scenery in the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Encinas Reales, Andalusia

Self catering holiday rentals in Encinas Reales are ideally located for enjoying this lovely area of unspoilt Spain. If you are visiting in late April the local festival of “binding the devil” has some unusual traditions. Locals traditionally eat outdoors on a picnic in the fields with a hard boiled egg and bread made into the shape of a figurine. The celebrations include beer tasting, paella contests and cultural entertainment. A stroll around the local town will show the Chapel of Calvary, one of the finest 17th century Baroque churches in the area. The beautiful local landscape can be enjoyed with walks beside the River Genil or Anzur where fishing is popular. Lucena Natural Park is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, hunting and other outdoor pursuits.

Places to Visit Around Encinas Reales, Andalusia

A day out from your holiday home in Encinas Reales should include a visit to Las Tables which has Roman remains. Using the new motorway which runs close to Encinas Reales, many classic cities are within easy reach. The coastal beaches and city of Malaga provide a pleasant day out just 45 minutes away. Cordoba with its UNESCO listed Old Town set beside the Guadalquivir River is a similar distance away. Granada’s Alhambra Moorish Fortress and Gardens are about an hour’s drive or visit the beautiful city of Seville (Sevilla) 176 km to the west. It has a splendid cathedral, the Torre del Oro and the Alcazar which was formerly a Moorish palace. The city also has some world-class museums and galleries.

Weather in Encinas Reales, Andalusia

Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August and almost zero rainfall. In the winter season there is more chance of a shower. Daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F) in winter. The shoulder seasons of March-June and September-November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.

Travel to Encinas Reales, Andalusia

The nearest airport to Encinas holiday rentals is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is about 87 km away. This busy airport is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair which all offer competitively priced flights daily. A hire car is essential to reach Encinas Reales and explore the surrounding area and driving is easy along the new highways.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This pretty villa is well designed, well equipped and well maintained, with plenty of space for eight people. However, the real attraction is the outdoor space. Iznajar village and the reservoir of the same name are beautiful and this house has a panoramic view of both from its two large terraces. We spent most of our time outside looking at this wonderful view: we only went indoors to cook and sleep! The Spanish owner is very helpful;he replied to all my questions via email prior to the holiday; and he arrived quickly when we had problems with the water supply. All in all we had a lovely time and we want to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic villa to completely relax and chill out.

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                                                                                                      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: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Holiday Heaven!

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                                                                                                      This truly is a beautiful place. The property is in a stunning location with uninterrupted views over the lake and mountains. The sunsets from the pool and terraces are just incredible. You also get a light show of shooting stars and fabulous night skies. Both the farmhouse and apartment are well equipped and comfortable. Louise and Roger are very helpful and welcoming. They now live next door so are nearby to help resolve any questions. The location is great - near enough to the airport, nearby cities and attractions but far enough into the country to feel both peaceful and authentic. We came with a large family group (11) and it made a perfect base - home from home. The local bar/restaurant, Los Pajaritos, in Fuente del Conde serves great food and is friendly and good value. The nearby village of Iznajar is lovely. We particularly enjoyed the little cafe in the Plaza del Comedios. We loved white water rafting in Cuevas Bajas, exploring in the Sierra Nevada and visiting amazing historical sites in Granada and Corduba. We all had a wonderful holiday and can't wait to come back. Thank you both very much!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016