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Studio Apartment With Private Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment in Iznajar, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location, 5 Minute Drive From The Lake

Registro de Turismo de Andalucia - Vivienda Turistica de Alojamiento Rural No. VTAR/CO/103. Originally a Spanish farmhouse, part of the property has been adapted to provide a totally private self-catering apartment. While keeping the original beams, the rooms were refurbished in July 2009 giving a double bedroom, bathroom, well equipped kitchen and sitting room with freesat TV and air-conditioning units. Guests will have total private use of the pool and surrounding patio at all times.

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12 August, 2018

About Judy

We moved to lovely Andalucia some 12 years ago from Devon, just on the edge of Dartmoor. The family are grown up so there was nothing to keep us in the UK especially as we were both working in jobs we could have done without, apart from the salary of course! So we sold the house and with dog, caught the ferry across to Santander and made a new life for ourselves out here and have not regretted it for one minute.

The dog has since died of old age but now we have 2 Spanish muts who are delightful even if they do rule our lives.

We have both very recently retired having run a holiday villa business for 4 years. We have, as a result, converted part of our lovely old cortijo to a self-catering unit, as we now know first-hand what the holiday customer wants and expects.

Judy purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Judy chose Iznájar

We wanted to live with Spanish people who could not speak any English and be in the countryside as we are country people.

We found Iznajar by literally sticking a pin on a map and came out to take a look. We found this lovely old cortijo that needed a lot of tender loving care situated in a valley surrounded by hills covered in olive trees wherever you look, but just around the corner there are majestic mountains and that huge lake. It's wonderfully rural and full of character with the odd tractor trundling up the track, while totally private and peaceful.

What makes this apartment unique

We are within easy reach of Iznajar the nearest local small town that provides all the normal facilities of a town and it is only a 20 minute drive to the main autostradas to reach any part of Andalucia you care to visit and also not far to the nearest golf course either. We are also surrounded by lots of lovely walking areas directly from the house up tracks and through olive groves.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a fabulous place for a holiday and I would recommend it to anyone. Well worth the flight from Boston, USA. Please email me at as I'm happy to act as a reference for the great hosts, Chris & Judy. I wish them well. David
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Iznájar in Subbética

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, wc and basin. The area is 3.75sq.m.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ideal for a couple
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and air-conditioning unit, chest of drawers, wardrobe, 2 dressing gowns and a hair dryer are provided. The area is 10.5sq.m.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children. Heating is via the air-conditioning units during the winter months. Basic welcome pack on arrival. We have Wi fi connection. Outside: There is a private parking area immediately outside the front of the property of 24.3sq.m. To the side is the gate leading into the pool terrace which is an area of 78.5sq.m. The pool is 6.5 x 3m with a depth of 1 to 1.5ms and is open from April/May to the end of October. There's a gazebo with table and chairs, plus a centre hanging light for evening dining. Sun loungers and various inflatable pool items. There is a poolside shower and the pool area is protected by a 2 to 3 mtr wall behind and at the sides with a balustrade to the front overlooking a lovely small garden and olive groves beyond. Pool towels are provided. There is a gas barbecue with a double plate grill with warming rail over plus a separate gas ring on the side. The hood can be closed and used as an oven with temperature gauge. A track winds up behind the property providing good local walks into the groves and to the neighbouring village of La Celada. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included which are changed after one week together with a light clean through. Pool towels are also provided. Other: There is an inter connecting hallway of 7.65sq.m.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely excellent rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was everything we wanted. The accommodation was great, bigger than the it looks. The photos don't do it justice. The outside space is outstanding, with a great totally private pool. Judy and Chris were excellent hosts and gave us the privacy we wanted at the same time being there if we needed them. We hope Chris is feeling better and on the mend. We have no problem recommending this Cassa it's ideal for a couple looking for a totally relaxing break in wonderful rural surroundings. We visited a lot of places, nothing is to far away. The coast and beaches are 1 hour 20 minutes away if you want them, we did! to get the cooling sea breezes. It did get hot in land. We would defiantly return again.

Thank you Judy and Chris

Ian & Debbie.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that lovely review Debbie & Ian. We do try to get it right and provide everything that we would expect ourselves! You were a joy to have and you left the apartment as you found it ie spotless, and very much appreciated especially with Chris being incapacitated making it so easy for me with the extra work I'm doing at the moment. He is recovering slowly I'm pleased to say. I will see what I can do to provide better photos so thanks for your comments in that regard. Please do come again - it would be a delight.
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Clean, private hideaway, what more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

This lovely small apartment has a private pool and air conditioning in the two main rooms, which soon cooled the rooms down when we came in, this was essential whilst we were there as we had temperatures over 40 degrees! There was a plentiful welcome pack including Judy's scrumptious home made bread. Less than 10 minutes from the Iznahar lake beach, which has sunbeds, pedallo's and a couple of restaurants. Peace and quiet in the olive groves!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tewkesbury england

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant peaceful contrast to our previous week on the coast. Nice area with lovely towns to visit. Well kitted kitchen. Because it was so hot a little more shade on the terrace would have been a blessing but the pool was great for cooling down

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquillity in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to just chill out and lounge around and take life at your own pace. Judy was a great host and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. Having arrived after lunch Judy had left us freshly made bread, milk, eggs and of course a chilled bottle of Cava which went down well in the afternoon sunshine. A truly great place to recharge your batteries, would certainly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


Except for losing the review after having written 12 lines.



  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay with many wild bird songs to here. The swallows kept swooping in to drink from the swimming pool and the cuckoo was heard continuously one day. A 3 week stay with much to see and do in the area. The cottage was comfortable and would recommend a relaxing holiday amongst the olive groves.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't argue with the continuous birdsong, even at night with the nightingale, so if you love nature we have plenty of it. A very true review so thank you Michael and Betty.
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Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for painting, bird watching, walking and horse riding.


The nearest seaside beach is around 1 hrs drive close to Malaga.


Malaga Airport is a 1hr drive. Granada Airport is a 45 minute drive. The drive from the port of Santander will take you 9 hrs. Car hire is essential and all the major companies operate within the airports.


We are 1.7km to the nearest petrol station just outside the village of Iznajar which has all amenities. You can walk to Iznajar in 30 mins but drive it in just 7 mins. Rute is 12kms and takes between 10 to 15 mins drive to the best supermarket shopping. 50 mins to Granada, 2 hrs to Seville, 1hr to Cordoba.

Further Details:

Fishing permits may be bought via the town hall in Iznajar and paid for at one of the local banks.

There are many ATMs, a small hospital/clinic where the doctors do speak English, a dentist, and 2 garages for mechanical problems.

Rute has Anis museums and a ham museum. Mercadona is the best supermarket with fresh produce and a large fresh fish counter and different types of freshly made bread. Iberplus is also in Rute but more difficult to find. There's a Lidl in Lucena with a Carrefour (a hypermarket), and a large shopping centre in Antequera in La Veronica.

Lots of locals walks, quad biking, bathing at the beach on the Lake of Andalucia, the largest in the region, and mountain bikes can be hired in Rute. Many local restaurants and lots to do.

Major supermarkets are open all day but small shops close at 2pm and reopen around 5pm to 8pm. All shops are closed on Sundays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Iznájar, Cordoba Province

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be held for 1 week in the winter months but only 2 days during the high season. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking and full settlement must be met 8 weeks before commencement of the holiday. Reimbursement will be made if the holiday is cancelled before the 8 week settlement period, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited. Please take out your own insurance.

Changeover Day:
We give flexibility on changeover days though would stipulate that arrival should not be before 4pm and departure by 10am. We may however be flexible with these times if bookings permit.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts considered on request for longer lets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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