We call our property Lake of Dreams and if you choose to stay here we think you will understand why! Restored, spacious four bedroomed farmhouse and two bedroom stables, sleeping nine and four respectively. Perfect for family and friends who want privacy and flexibility as properties are attached to each other. Private swimming pool. The property is not overlooked. Terraces for al fresco eating. Equipped with everything you need to relax and unwind, including free WiFi. Convenient for all Andalucia has to offer - historic cities (Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Seville), countryside and sports. Or just chill by the pool and unwind!
The spacious beamed farmhouse combines modern convenience while retaining its features. There are four large beamed bedrooms, two ground floor doubles and upstairs one twin, one triple bedroom. The cosy sitting room which has two settees, log burner, music centre, selection of books and board games,. It is a quiet place to relax or you may enjoy the large TV lounge with satellite TV. This has an exposed stone wall with a window overlooking the lake, two settees and log burner. the large beamed kitchen/dining room is fully fitted. There is also a downstairs utility and bathroom and upstairs shower room.
The character stables has a kitchen/dining room There is a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine. Upstairs the lounge has two settees and satellite TV. There are patio doors opening onto the private terrace with fantastic views over the lake to Iznajar. There is a downstairs double bedroom with lake views and a shower room. Upstairs there is a charming beamed twin bedroom.
The farmhouse has a covered area with seating. From here you can enjoy glorious views of Iznajar and the lake. The grapevine covered terrace is cool and restful. This is the outside dining area with gas barbecue. The inner courtyard is covered and has more seating. The stables has a private terrace. As with the farmhouse, you can savour an evening glass of wine looking across the lake and enjoy the sunset.
The swimming pool
The large swimming pool (8mx4m and 1m to 1.5m depth) has panoramic views of the best scenery Andalusia has to offer. The spacious terrace has a covered area, sun loungers, solar powered shower and barbecue. There is also a covered table tennis table.
The Andalucia region
Inland Andalusia is the "real" Spain with welcoming locals and a relaxed lifestyle. Think of all the best Spain has to offer and you have Andalusia! Discover historic cities, whitewashed villages, fabulous scenery and food, flamenco, fiestas and a wonderful climate. The latter is ideal for an endless list of outdoor pursuits from bird watching to skiing.
You can visit the great cities of Granada (the Alhambra Palace is a must). Cordoba (Mesquite and cathedral and Seville. Don't forget Malaga with its historical centre and fabulous museums.
Iznajar is a beautiful whitewashed village overlooking the lake. At the top is the Moorish castle. The name comes from the Arabic "Hism" castle and "Ashar" happy. It is the centre of the local community and has shops, bars, banks and a local hospital.It has a new indoor sports centre if you want to keep up your gym routine! The lake is the largest in Andalusia. It is 32km long and 6 km wide. It has a small beach with a bar where you can hire sail boats or kayaks.
Antequera is a charming town with an historical centre. it has good shopping including hypermarket. it is next to one of the most important dolmens centrist Europe. Nearby is El Torcal national park with fantastic limestone structures and walking trails.
Priego de Cordoba is a small town in the beautiful Sierra Subetica national park. It has beautiful baroque churches.
El Chorro gorge has a breathtaking walk through the gorge. There are lakes and waterspouts nearby. The pretty towns of Ronda and Alhama de Granada also have famous gorges and walks.
Golf is 30 minutes away in Antequera. This is a wonderful course designedly Jose Maria Canizares. It is a challenging 6000m par 72 course. There is also a course at Granada which welcomes non members on weekdays.
You can ski in the morning and return to sit by the pool in the evening! The Sierra Nevada resort is 90 minutes away. It has a longer than average season and it suitable for all abilities. walking and mountain biking are wonderful here. The area is a walkers paradise from walking through the olive groves to the GR7 Gran Recorrido nearby in the Sierra Subetica national park.
The area is good for birdwatching from flamingoes on Fuente de Piedra lake to griffon vultures. there are lots of other species to spot! If that isn't enough horse riding is available nearby. The stunning scenery is perfect for painting and photography.
festivals run throughout the year and are an integral part of the local society. The highlight is Semana Santa - Easter. In May local villages around Iznajar converge together at the lakeside with decorated floats and horses. Also in May Cordoba has a festival where beautifully decorated patios are open to the public. In June the Feria sees local people party for three days. In the second half of September Iznajar honours its patron saint with a candlelit procession.
As you can see the area offers something for everyone. Any specific questions please contact me and I'll try and help
25% non refundable deposit at time of booking.
Balance 10 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
A £200 refundable security deposit is required.
To allow cleaning service, check in is not before 4pm, check out by 10am. A welcome pack is provided.
Owners on hand to answer any questions and we recommend our guests to have adequate holiday and personal medical insurance.
Approved and registered Junta de Andalusia Tourist Office VTAR/CO/148.