|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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 14-29 guests, plus two 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.The style of the bedrooms vary, with the wing offering traditional designs in the original house style.
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.
The area offers great typical restaurants and bars. Córdoba provides plenty of shops and places of historical interest. Several nature activities are located within an easy walk of our villa and offer fantastic nature entertainment
A charming villa that offers the perfect environment for a calm stage in one of the most unique country historic Houses with pool in Andalusia. Enjoy tourism visiting the most interesting cities and areas in Andalusia. The ideal holiday house for groups of friends or families who want to gather and discover the old style luxurious living in an exclusive Spanish charming villa.
San Bernardo has lodged the Kings of Spain and the European aristocracy. The perfect shelter from the stressing world in total privacy surrounded by 3 beautiful gardens & more than 1.000 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation. The property and the Nature Reserve have a large number of tracks to enjoy calmed horse riding, wild life watching, so that the guest can see boars, deers and other wild life in their natural environment. Shooting activities, horse riding and night walks available under request. A maid & cook may take daily care of guests. High quality Spanish cuisine. The best country accommodation to rent. Total privacy guaranteed.
Tourism in Andalusia: San Bernardo is an exclusive villa in the middle distance of the three main tourist activities in Andalusia: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. A 40 minutes drive to Cordoba's world famous Mosque, 1 hour to Seville and 2 hours to Granada's Alhambra. Hornachuelos, a typical Andalusian village, is 5 minutes drive from San Bernardo. In the way to Sevilla, the charming village of Carmona, shelter of artists and poets, the city of Écija, an its seven towers, and the ruins of the roman villa of Italica are a must.
Many restaurants offer the real taste of Spanish quality food. Within the nature reserve, a number of sites of historical interest attract international visitors: The Monastery of Santa María de los Ángeles, where the masterwork of the Duke of Rivas, “Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino” is set, and which would serve as inspiration to G. Verdi in composing his Opera: “La forza del destino” and the secluded Carmelite Convent of San Calixto, where kings Baldwin and Fabiola of Belgium spent their honeymoon.
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.
Your children will experience life in nature being surrounded by wild life, and able to watch wild animals in there natural habitat. The guard of the property will be happy to ascort you to the best places to watch them.
The charm of a private holidays villa with friends/family: The property allows total privacy to friends and families looking for calm and isolation. You will find very special places to read in calm surrounded by nature, to sleep your siesta, to enjoy an aperitivo in the sun, while taking a swim in the pool. At San Bernardo you will find the perfect oasis to hide from worlds rush and stress, not far away from the most interesting Andalusian cultural spots. Enjoy the old style luxurious country life!
An aristocratic family of eleven children, their wifes, sons & daughters and grandchildren gathers at their beloved family house of Córdoba for their Christmas and Easter Holidays. Four generations still enjoy the property, the marchess, her ten living children, 16 grandchildren and 5 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.
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
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.
The joy and happinness of sunny Andalucía offers the visitor a paradise to spend pleasant holidays
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 governess!!
Tout c'est bien passé et nous sommes très heureux de notre séjour à San Bernardo.
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!
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.
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
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.
We spent a week at Hacienda San Bernardo with a group who had rented the property for a month. It was a lovely stay. The property is perfect for a large group, with plenty of beautiful spaces to gather as a group or places to get away for some quiet time. The hacienda is a grand old country house, perfect for visitors who love the style, spaciousness, sense of history, and yes, the quirkiness of such places. It's truly a unique and wonderful property.
We spent our days sightseeing and then gathered in the evenings with our group to share a bottle of wine, tapas, and tales of our travels. It was an easy drive to Cordoba and the historic sites in the old city. Closer, and on the way, we visited the castle at Almodovar and the ruins at Madinat Al-Zahra and on a couple of days traveled longer distances. The hacienda's location puts lots of Andalucia a day-trip away.
Our visit was in October, so we spent more mornings and evenings in front of the fireplace than on the lovely patio. As beautiful as the place was in October, I imagine spring and late summer must be wonderful, as well.
Our group arranged with Maria and Lola for 3 catered meals, which were beautifully prepared and served. We are grateful to them for taking such good care of us. The entire staff was wonderful. A highlight for my husband and I was a guided walk around the property, led by Juan.
We'll be enjoying memories of our week at San Bernardo for a long time.
We absolutely adored our stay at Hacienda San Bernardo - what a magical place! The house was incredible, very comfortable and has great character. The surrounding grounds where stunning and we enjoyed long walks in the beautiful countryside. The pool was a great addition and seen-to everyday by the house staff who made sure it was perfect for our arrival to sunbathe.
A badminton court and ping-pong table gave us fun activities and we enjoyed visiting neighbouring Hornachuelos.
The housekeeper and excellent cook - Maria- was amazing, cooking delicious Spanish and English cuisine for 16 people, while keeping the house immaculate.
I definitely recommend staying here, it was what we expected and more, unforgettable and great fun. I would love to return. Thank you very much!
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, horseriding, shooting, etc.
Only 40 minutes car drive to Córdoba's world famous Mosque, 3/4 of an hour to Carmona or Écija, and fifty minutes to Sevilla Airport. 2 hours to Granada's Alhambra, 20 min to Almodovar del Río castle. Water activities at la Braña lake.
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.
Other Activities: Shooting, day and night wildlife watching, horse riding, sightseeing, visiting, bull fightings (seasonal), family activities
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
High Season 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£533|
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
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