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I honestly cannot begin to explain how fantastic this holiday has been for us. I booked this villa with two close friends and their families back in January for our stay in August, and all of us agree it’s been the best holiday we’ve ever had.
Jon is wonderful at communication from the start, and his housekeepers Isabel and Rafa (who meet you at the villa and help with anything you need) are extremely friendly and helpful. The villa has four good sized bedrooms, four indoor bathrooms, and one bathroom for the swimming pool. Jon has equipped the living area with loads of books, checkers, and several sets of cards for entertainment. It was extremely clean and easy to maintain for the week we were here. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need and basic cooking supplies like oil and salt.
There is a Carrefour 20 minutes away by car for larger shops, or a Mercadona about 10 minutes away. Otherwise, the village has most basics that you could want. I would actually love to live in Lora de Estepa! It is a quaint and friendly place that is extremely clean and just generally lovely. Although it’s small, it has several bars which serve tapas and a good restaurant. Every morning we went to one of the bars for media tostada con cafe con leche.
While most days were spent in or around the pool (which is good sized and deep enough for diving), we did go into Sevilla. If you stay here, you MUST visit Sevilla! It’s an hour and a half away by car and is magical.
Overall, I am in love with Spain (if you couldn’t tell already), and we will be coming back to stay at Jon’s in the future.
5 of us (2 generations of adults) stayed at the Cash for two weeks and had a wonderful time. The house is well equipped and spacious with lots of room outside. In the heat of the Spanish summer the pool is perfect. There is shade available throughout the day and lots of things available to make being in the water fun. The hosts Phil and Hilary struck a fantastic balance between being wonderfully helpful and attentive to allowing us space and freedom to enjoy the Cash undisturbed. Cordaba, Seville, and Granada are all in reasonable driving distance so if you are a city lover it is a great base. There are also some wonderful towns nearby which are well worth a visit. All in all a fantastic place to stay.