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Group accomodation in the charm of Andalucia (12-30 guests)

Bedrooms 18
Separate WC's1
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Enjoy privacy, calm, sun from this perfect spot ideal for descovering Andalucía.

Still one of Spain's stately homes, is set in more than 3200 acres of parkland in the Hornachuelos Natural Park. A luxurious 15 bedroom villa located in the popular area of Andalucía, Spain. Big group accomodation for 12-30 guests (8 twin bathroom en suite + 5 twins &4 single sharing 4 bathrooms), plus 2 small detached cottages available for 8 more guests.

The House has been sympathetically maintained and while the majority of the original features remain untouched, with an aristocratic flavour, full of history and pictures of personalities.

The style of the bedrooms vary, with the wing offering traditional designs in the original house style.

Hacienda San Bernardo charming house guarantees complete privacy, a perfect shelter surrounded by 1300 ha. of wild nature.

The area offers different activities such as tennis courts, golf courses, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, and other water sports for all ages.

All bedrooms are located on the first floor and offer spectacular views towards the gardens or the natural park. Outside, this unique country villa is surrounded by different style gardens with a beautiful pool, dining furniture, a BBQ and ping pong table. You will deeply enjoy these areas, specially designd for al fresco dining on the warm Andalusia evenings! The terrace over the Italian fountain leads into large gardens which feature a private swimming pool. Many different spots allow silence and peace even to those that look for a calm holiday being part of a big group.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Cristal

An aristocratic family of eleven children, their wifes, sons & daughters and grandchildren gather at their beloved family house of Córdoba for their Christmas and Easter Holidays. Four generations still enjoy the property, the marchioness, her ten living children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Illustrious Visitors: The House has lodged King Alfonso XIII for various years and members of the nobility and various illustrious personalities such as Rafael Guerra, “Guerrita”, one of the greatest bullfighters in history. Years later, the present King of Spain, D. Juan Carlos de Borbón, in those days Prince of Asturias (heir apparent to the throne), would again honor the house with his presence. The property has been in the family since our great grandfather bought different pieces of land, gathered them and built this charming country house, a classic luxury villa at that time, used for shooting parties and entertaining.

Nowadays it is the property of Count of San Bernardo’s great grandchildren, who enjoy the house during the holidays and hunting season. San Bernardo is the perfect holiday home to rent in Córdoba, to enjoy a Natural park and a healthy vacation.

Cristal purchased this chateau / country house in 1800

Why Cristal chose Valle Medio del Guadalquivir

This is a unique property, with plenty of history and charme of other times although constantly renewed. San Bernardo Estate is a paradise, plenty of sun arround the year and full of amazing corners to enjoy. Lovely surrounding paths inside the Natural Park. Cozy fireplaces in winter. The joy and happinness of sunny Andalucía offers the visitor a paradise to spend pleasant holidays

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The area and the property offers the perfect environment to relax, share time with big groups of friends and family, plenty of space to read, walk, exercise, listen to music in an independant way, not bothering other members of the family. A big group accomodation that allows many unique private spots for those looking for calm, silence and peace, although being part of a big group.

Do not forget that, if that is your wish, several activities can be provided within the property to make your stay the best of your souvenirs. Just let us know!

Outside the property, bicycle rental, horse riding, water skiing, kayak, boat trips available. Ask our housekeeper!!

Guestbook comments from the manager


Tout c'est bien passé et nous sommes très heureux de notre séjour à San Bernardo.

Bien cordialement
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Hornachuelos in Valle Medio del Guadalquivir

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , exterior
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , exterior
    Bathroom 13 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , exterior, old wing
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , exterior
  • In the new wing, there are three original style bathrooms (dating from the 1920s) fully equipped. Rest of bedrooms, bathroom en suite recently built. In the old wing, two old style bathrooms, plus two small shower bathroom. All three to be shared.
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 180 cm wide
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 14 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 15 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 16 - 1 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 17 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
    Bedroom 18 - 2 Single Bed , old wing
  • A unique big group accomodation in a charming holiday country home, offering accomodation in two wings: NEW WING with 8 twin bedrooms bathroom “en suite”. OLD WING: Enlarges the house capacity with 14 more beds, distributed in 4 twin bedrooms plus 6 single bedrooms, sharing 2 bathrooms + 2 shower rooms. Two cots available for children. All bedrooms enjoy incredible views over the different gardens and the wilderness of the property. Five of them include fireplaces. Floor fans available. Daily cleanning and house linen provided and included in price. GARDENERS COTTAGE: 2 bedroom cottage with sittingroom, diningroom and open kitchen, shower room, and independant garden. GUARD'S COTTAGE, detached small house for 4-5 more guests. Can be rented appart. A Indulge yourself to sleep until late, far away from modern life agitation. You will experience the quietness and silence of country life. Possibility of arranging babysitters service, meals, guided walks, shooting in season.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A maid takes daily care of general cleaning. Cook available for typical Spanish dishes (gazpacho, tortilla) very high qualitu. A property guard will be available for guests and will guide them in the property and during their entertainments. The house can be made wheelchair accessible for long term renting. Usually there are around 6 steps to access the house. Telephone, television, heating, washing machine and refrigerator. Any other facility might be provided under demand. Shooting parties, pigeons, bird shooting, big game shooting, etc. Bird-watching, wildlife night watching, hikes, etc. Other services available in the area: Horse riding inside the property (other horse riding facilities 20 min far) boat and kayak in the village (5 - 10 min drive); two tennis courts, basketball & football court available in the village (5 min drive from SB). Booking necessary. Information available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Group accomodation in the charm of Andalucia (12-30 guests)
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 33 reviews
London, United Kingdom

A paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Hacienda San Bernardo is a real paradise and we would have loved to stay there! With its hundreds of hectares of the most beautiful landscapes, you are in a little world of your own, and, at the same time, you don't feel you are "out of the world", because many beautiful andalusian towns are within easy reach of 1 hours drive. We felt very happy there and would definitely love to go there again. It was very relaxing and peaceful and the Hacienda gives you a wonderful freedom. We were also very well looked after by lovely people who were really friendly with us— and, housekeeper Leo's cooking is great, her salmorejo is better than any other we tried in prize-winning restaurants!

Our friend who visited us there said that it was a perfect place to film a movie. I think, not only is it a perfect movie-set, but it is also the perfect place to write the screenplay because it is most inspiring. On one hand, there is the beautiful nature surrounding it, the perfume in the air which is a mixture of eucalyptus, cork oak, orange, rosemary, sage…, you hear all kinds of birds singing, in the late afternoon there is a beautiful golden light, at nighttime the half-moon shines brighter than the full-moon does in London…, but also the house itself is inspiring, because it has got what in wines is called "solera", an exquisite flavor created by age. It looks back onto a very noble tradition of hunting and many black and white photographs in the house tell you about its history. It is a very beautiful and impressive old building decorated with huge paintings of hunting scenes, old tapestry and, of course, many antlers.

Well, we spent a real dream holiday there and when we returned to London we terribly missed all the freedom and peace we had there and all the nice people we met!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs.S. Thank you very much for your review and description of the property. We really appreciate it, as we do our best to make every client´s stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Our goal is to make you feel at home, and that the time you spend at San Bernardo matches perfectly your dream holiday. The property staff try to nurse your needs with high quality standards and loving care, and still, with a big respect for your privacy. Although close to the main andalusian touristic spots, the natural charm of the property, that you describe as a paradise, invite the guests to stay home, enjoying its calm and peace by the pool, the wild life wathching walks, the perfect temperature for a night walk. San Bernardo helps to retrieve the old pleasures of life, like spending time reading a book, horse riding, playing games, or simply staying calm, or visiting the nice andalusian villages arround, and spending some time tasting delicious tapas and local wines. The property is perfect for long stays with family and friends. We look forward to having you back at San Bernardo as soon as possible!!
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The holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Twenty-four of us including 5 children stayed for a week. The temperature was between 35 and 42 degrees, so not ideal conditions. The Hacienda could not have been more perfect. It felt like the family home it is, but the most beautiful home with much history shown in the many family photos around the house. Any description could not do our experience justice. It was simply wonderful.

Marie-Jose and Lola, the housekeeper and the maid, made the holiday very special by cooking all our meals with great care, and much typical spanish cuisine. They also were such lovely people and did everything to keep everybody happy.

The pool was perfectly situated so it was possible to be in the shade or sun at all times of the day.

We did not do much exploring as it really was too hot but enjoyed the local village of Hornachuelos.

Cristal was always very prompt in replying to any queries I had, which made the whole experience at San Barnado perfect. I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebrationg our 70s with our family and friends

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful vacation with our family and friends. The property is magnificent and kept well maintained. The gardens are beautiful and the house speaks history and a wonderful past. The description of the house was accurate and the property very clean. Having a swimming pool was perfect to escape from the torrid heat of July. Everybody enjoyed it very much, specially the children. The personnel in charge of the property (Maria Jose and her husband Manolo) as well as Loli, a woman that helped in the kitchen, could not have been more helpful and nice. They went our of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They cooked for us several times and the food they prepared was fantastic! We would definitely recommend this property to friends. Another plus is that there are very interesting places such as a medieval castle, the town of Carmona, and the cities of Cordoba and Seville that are close to the property. We visit all these places on day trips.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of traveling companions found the perfect place in the San Bernardo Hacienda. It was like stepping back in time to a grand Hollywood movie set from the early 1900s. The property, located in one of Spain's National Parks, became as much a part of our vacation as the cities of Rhonda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada.

The terra cotta floors with hand painted tiles complemented the spectacular brick staircase in the main parlor. Scarlett O' Hara herself would have felt at home here. The parlors provided comfortable sofas and chairs making for great gathering spots.

The size of the house not only allowed several single women to enjoy their own private rooms and bathrooms, but also an entire wing.

The evenings were spent in the Orangerie, enjoying wine and tapas followed by memorable dinners prepared by Maria Jose and Loli, the wonderful women who cared for the house and its guests. They could not have been more accommodating and added so much to my three weeks at the house.

The pool, just steps from the house provided a lovely place to read, relax and listen to the songs of many birds. At night, the sounds of cattle and deer gave the property a sense of remoteness but Hornachuelos was actually only minutes away

I would highly recommend San Bernardo for a truly unique experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A special place in Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

Our travel companion group rented San Bernardo for a month this September/October. It is a wonderful home with a delightful garden, patios and a lovely pool area to enjoy swimming or just relaxing in the shade of the pergola.

The house is large, aristocratic and has a wonderful history touched by Royal visits from Kings and Queens yet it is warm and cozy and we enjoyed days just staying "home" enjoying the ambiance. San Bernardo is reached by a mile long driveway from town past olive trees, cattle, sheep, horses and even a very shy wild cat! The only sound you hear at night are the animals talking…and the stars are glorious.

The two ladies who run the house, Maria Jose and Lola were a highlight of our trip! Even though we do not speak Spanish and they do not speak English we became friends! They are so warm and friendly they made our stay really special! They prepared and served fabulous dinners for 23 of us 3 nights a week besides keeping the house is tip top shape daily. They could not do enough for us and went above and beyond! It was delightful to return each day after sightseeing to be greeted by Maria Jose and Loli.

I would recommend this house highly for well -seasoned travelers who enjoy being off the beaten track a bit to see the "real" Spain yet within reach of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. In order to offer the most relaxing and pleasant holiday, at Hacienda San Bernardo you can hire a kind staff that can provide home cooked meals, shopping and other services usually not available in self catered houses. This way, you can either cook for yourself or eat a home cooked typical spanish meal (Paella, gazpacho, salmorejo...). Healthy local products, and our world famous chocolate mousse!! Daily cleanning and bedmaking are included. Relax and enjoy!
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Virginia, USA

Fantastic and relaxing vacation hacienda

  • 5 of 5

We have rented villas in Europe nine times and our group agreed that San Bernardo ranks near the top of our list of favorites. It is a beautiful hacienda with large rooms for gathering together, smaller nooks for reading, private baths for 8 of the bedrooms, and lots of space outdoors. We loved the pool, the orangerie, the front porch, the guided walking tours, and most of all, the household staff. Maria and Loli are hardworking, always smiling, and accomodated our every desire. We had requested three dinners prepared by them each week and the meals were always delicious. We hired flamenco musicians to come to the hacienda after a couple of dinners and Maria and Loli even did a little flamenco dancing with the group - what fun! And in mid-stream we asked that breakfast be provided. No hesitation on their part, even though it caused some disruption to their regular routine. Wonderful!

We were able to shop in the nearby towns of Hornecheulos and Palma del Rio for supplies that we needed. There are several good restaurants in these towns, as well. The hacienda is well located for visits to Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Malaga, Cadiz, Ronda and many other sights.

It was a real pleasure to coordinate with the owner's agent and she was always responsive and helpful. She provided lots of information on nearby attractions and also worked with us to find flamenco performers to come to us. Cristal, the owner's agent, thoroughly represented her family professionally and with graciousness and pleasantness rarely seen. We look forward to a future stay at Hacienda San Bernardo.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, thank you very much for your review on Hacienda San Bernardo. Special thanks for being the perfect guests, kind to our staff and enjoying the best of our facilities. You made the best of every spot in the property: from the big gathering rooms to the quiet hidden corners of the house; you walked the paths in the nature, watch wild animals, visited the cultural atractions arround, cities, castles, cathedrals and churches, typical andalucian villages, bull breeders, manor houses, gardens ... The peak moment is when you brought a flamenco show to the house! An affordable and charming way of creating a unique unforgettable moment! We loved having you and we look forward to your next stay! All the best! Cristal
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Sevilla airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
271 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Córdoba, Los Villares; Sevilla, Pineda
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Palma del Río
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A4 (Salida de La Carlota)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hornachuelos 3 km, Palma del Rio 14 km, Almodovar
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada (Granada)
Nearest Beach
210 Kilometres
Cádiz - Puerto de Santamaría; Huelva: Matalascañas
Car: recommended

The Hacienda San Bernardo, a historic country house, is located in Hornachuelos Natural Park, 50 kms far from Córdoba in the drive to Sevilla.

The Natural Park offers plenty of atractions, such as beautiful paths, bird and other wild life watching, sightseeing, horse riding, hiking, shooting, etc.

Other Activities: Shooting, day and night wildlife watching, horse riding, sightseeing, visiting, bull fightings (seasonal), family activities

Cultural and tourism activities: Córdoba's world famous Mosque, 3/4, amazing villages of Carmona or Écija, Castle of Almodovar, Convent of San Calixto. Water skiing and other water activities at la Braña lake.

Transport: 1 h, 15 min to Sevilla Airport. 2 hours to Granada's Alhambra, 20 min to Almodovar del Río castle.

San Bernardo is in the middle distance of the two main tourist cities in Andalusia: Seville and Cordoba, through 45 minutes drive to Cordoba and 1 hour to Seville Airport. Hornachuelos, a typical Andalusian village, is at 5 minutes drive from San Bernardo, providing various activities such as bicycle rentals, horse riding, water sports (kayak), water skiing en La Breña lake (20 min drive from hornachuelos), one of the best restaurants in the area La Taverna de Almodóvar del Río.

Golf: A mountain golf course can be found at less than one hour drive from San Bernado. At Los Villares Golf Club (50 kms distance from the property) you will enjoy the lovely views of the region and a defeating golf course to beat!

Ski: If you are dreaming of white slopes under de sun, Sierra Nevada offers more than you can imagine. Two hours drive to Granada and half an hour more to reach the loveliest mountain you can imagine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Hornachuelos, Cordoba Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sumer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £592.83
Final cleaning £76.22
Tax Rate 2.79%

A cook, a maid or a guard can be provided under request, payable on hourly rate basis.
For short stays (4 nights) special cleaning fees may be charged.
All meals and many other services can be provided under demand, from bookings, shopping to horse riding, brave bulls and wild life watching

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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