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Rural Villa With Private Pool, Air-conditioning And Panoramic Lake Views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Iznajar, Andalucia - Secluded And Tranquil Location, 5 Mins From Iznajar Village

From its hillside location, Casa El Chaparro enjoys the best views of Iznajar's stunning lake, its ancient castle and historic cathedral. Hidden among olive groves, the luxury farmhouse retains its original features while also providing guests with all modern comforts including free Wifi. Shops, restaurants and a lakeside beach are just a short drive away. This is the place to come if you want rural charm combined with first-class facilities. The lounge, four main bedrooms and flat are equipped with a dual air-conditioning/heating system. The gated and walled 9 x 5 metre pool is perfect for families with children. The self-contained flat with its own patio is ideal for guests needing extra privacy. Adults can enjoy a drink at the poolside bar or relax on any of five terraces including the vine-shaded courtyard. The extensive gardens are stocked with peach, fig, pomegranate trees and cherry trees. The villa is located in the Subbetica National Park- a delight for wildlife enthusiasts. Spend the lazy afternoons watching flocks of Bee-Eaters or Hoopoes in the olive groves.

Sophie Goodchild
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had an amazing time. The farmhouse is superb. The views from the terrace are simply stunning with a lake and mountains and Moorish castle. The pool is great and the top terrace was great place for my daily yoga sesh. Days out to Alhambra and Cordoba were a real eye-opener. Am no history expert but I couldn't help being impressed by the sights. Have already booked with friends for 2016.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Iznájar in Nororma

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure , This is in the separate flat/annexe
  • Bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc, basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc, basin. Large family bathroom to bedroom 4 with bath, walk-in shower, bidet, vanity basin, wc. En-suite bathroom in annexe/flat with shower, wc, basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1: twin beds/double - 1 Cot , Dual airconditioning/heating system
    Bedroom 2: twin beds/double - Dual airconditioning/heating system
    Bedroom 3: double bed & sofa bed - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Dual airconditioning/heating system
    Bedroom 4: double bed - 1 Double Bed , Dual airconditioning/heating system
    Bedroom 5 (separate flat): 2 singles - 2 Single Bed , Dual airconditioning/heating system
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 (4 bedrooms plus 1 bed flat) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: dbl bed Bedroom 2: zip beds (1 king size or 2 singles). Bedroom 3: zip beds (1 king size or 2 singles). Bedroom 4: dbl bed Bedroom 5: single bed Flat bedroom 6: zip beds (1 king size or 2 singles) Fans in all bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Highly suitable for children as the villa is totally self-contained and walled all round. Also, lockable gate to the walled pool area. Solar panels for providing hot water. Outside: Private 9m x 5m swimming pool. Provides covered catering/bar area with hatchway to kitchen, plus drinks cooler, sink and entertainments system. Gas barbeque, covered seating area. Sunloungers, table and chairs, umbrellas, pool games. Vine-covered cobbled patio leads to pool area. Gardens to side with pomegranate, almond, cherry and fig trees, rosemary and lavendar bushes as well as sun terrace. Steps at front of house lead down to two extensive sun terraces with stunning views over Lake Iznajar and barbeque area. Additional gardens including almond, cherry, plum and peach trees. Flat also has own private terrace with table and chairs under shaded pergola. Utility Room: Large chest freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board, iron, sink, separate wc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality cotton towels and bedlinen provided and changed weekly for all guests. Property cleaned before tenants arrive and quick clean/linen change mid-week on two week rentals. Tenants must bring own beach towels. Other: Welcoming vestibule with woodburner plus table and chairs. Flat: bedroom with twin zip beds. Bathroom with shower, wc and basin. Kitchen with gas cooker, microwave and fridge. Lounge with plasma screen TV, sofa, coffee table, books and DVDs.


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Rural Villa With Private Pool, Air-conditioning And Panoramic Lake Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

Prior to booking I had a long chat with the owner who answered all my questions about the villa and the area. The managers Amanda and Shaun were there to greet us on our arrival and to show us around. They were very friendly and most helpful in getting us groceries for our arrival, booking a taxi and also giving good local advice. The property was clean and well prepared.

Villa el Chaparro is a delightful old and quirky property in a very quiet location with absolutely stunning views from the terrace over the lake across to the lovely village of Iznajar. It must suely be "God's little acre".It is very spacious and the thick walls and shutters at the windows keep it cool. The large pool with Roman steps and outside spaces are wonderful, lots of shade and places to relax. It was very hot whilst we were there and we only went indoors to shower and sleep, thoroughly enjoying our meals in the various outside shaded places. We loved the courtyard and it became our focal point of an evening for eating el fresco under the vines and then playing cards and games.

Not much English is spoken in the area but the locals are very friendly and willing to help. I managed to get lamb chops and steak in the local butcher's by " moo-ing and baa-aaing " great fun shopping. One of the restaurants kept the chef back to cook us when we arrived late one a Sunday afternoon.

We had fantastic days out, visiting must not be missed Cordoba, the Alhambra and Botanical Gardens outside of Malaga.

We have stayed in many villas over the years and although not luxurious, all in all Villa el Chaparro was perfect for us in every way, and we couldn't fault it, we hope to return at some time in the future.

Although it didn't affect us as we were a party of five and didn't need to use all of the bedrooms, I think it should be noted that 2 of the bedrooms had a very small double bed and the upstairs bedroom is accessed by very steep stairs and does not have windows.

Thank you for sharing your Villa with us ang giving us two weeks of absolute paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time and are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. I know you didn't use the upstairs, but just wanted to clarify that each upstairs bedroom does have a window. They are behind wooden sun shutters which were probably closed when you looked in. One of the rooms is a standard single and the other is a standard double. With kind regards
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A fabulous away from it all farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful farmhouse, tucked away along a quiet track with outstanding views of the lake and the town of Iznajar in the valley below. I look back with such good memories of eating outside in the little courtyard covered with vines heavy with grapes.

The house has a great layout and each bedroom has its own bathroom. Boy was it hot when we were there........high 30s most days. Each bedroom is equipped with a fan - no air con. We spent a lot of time in and out of the pool which was spotlessly clean (and cleaned twice a week).

I have to say we didn't travel massively and stayed close to home, but Granada (so beautiful) and Priego de Córdoba (lovely town with ruined castle) are well worth a visit. Iznajar has its own charm, climb up to the castle and church - the views are fantastic, but avoid the English bar...... Very friendly but not brilliant.

One thing to note...... The houses before the farmhouse on the track have chained up guard dogs right on the lane itself and they were quite aggressive when we drove past a couple of times -- not advisable to try and walk along the lane - we certainly wouldn't have risked it. The house is quite isolated, which we absolutely loved needing to chill out and relax. If it's nightlife you are after, perhaps not the house for you!

A wonderful holiday -- we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely 4 star review. We really appreciate it and am glad you have a fabulous time. Our neighbour does have a dog (Pablo) but it's a kilometre away, is permanently chained and is usually fast asleep in the sun.
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Car: necessary


Beach on the fresh water lake, where pedalos and sailing boats can be hired, is just a 10 minute drive away. There is also a beach bar with restaurant and bathing is safe

Coastal beaches are about an hours drive.


Granada Airport is just 40 minutes away and has car hire facilities. Malaga Airport is 50 minutes to 1 hour away also with car hire facilities. A car is essential.

If driving from North Spanish ports, this takes approximately 9 hours.


Approx distances are 5kms to Iznajar which is the nearest small town, 15kms to Rute, 35kms to Antequera.

Further Details:

Good selection of local restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. Minimarkets, banks, chemists and all amenities in Iznajar. Supermarkets at Rute and Antequera. Iznajar, perched on a hill, has an ancient 9th century castle and 16th century restored church. All is within easy reach of the wonderful cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Suitable for walking, riding, birdwatching, fishing and sailing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Iznájar, Cordoba Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit payable when you book with full payment due 4 weeks before start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays, preferred but flexible. Arrival from 5pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is based on 10 people renting the villa from £975 a week. Please contact us for cost of hiring Casa El Chaparro for smaller groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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