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Country House with large Pool and Stunning Views. Near the Historic Iznajar

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in El Adelantado, Nr. Lake Iznajar, Cordoba, Spain - Peaceful Elevated Location But Close To Many Local Amenities Including Motorways E To W And N To S

Beautiful country house, tastefully restored to 5 star accommodation with many original features. Everything is provided that you could possibly need including Spanish satellite TV and WI FI. It is difficult to imagine a house with better amenities or a more privileged position. Its very close to the 20 mile long Lake Iznajar with its fishing, boating, sandy beach and even its own "chiringito", also its near to Fuente de Conde, a beautiful rugged pueblo popular with the English. The house is 10 mins away from the motorway system that can take you to Granada with it's Alhambra Palace and it's Ski Slopes and the historic city of Cordoba and it's "Mezquita" in less than an hour. Travelling south you can reach Malaga and its it's airport and resorts like Benalmadina and Torremolinos in an hour also and with the newly opened autopista you can be in the luxury of Marbella in less than one and a half hours. The 10 x 5 metres pool is deep enough for serious swimmers but has a shallow end.

juani Castillo
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About juani Castillo

Hello, our names are Francisco and Juanie, we are a young married Spanish couple who have realized our dream of owning a house in the Andalucian countryside.

Why juani Castillo chose Iznájar

Hello, we are a young married Spanish couple who dreamed of owning a house in the countryside. After looking at many, we arrived here one day and knew we had found the house of our dreams. It was in a state of ruin but had all the typical charm of the older Andalucian houses. We started work and after working for six years at weekends and nights the project was finished. We have done everything ourselves, the building, decorating, the fabrics and much more. Soon after our first son was born and to see him playing around the house fills us with pride. We would like to share our humble dream with those whom we know will enjoy it and it's surroundings as much as we do for their holidays.

We send our regards to those who have taken the time to read these few lines.

Francisco and Juani

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Although you will be in the countryside you will also be less than 15 minutes from the beautiful and historic "pueblo" of Iznajar with its magnificent castle, churches its narrow cobbled streets, it's enormous lake and even its own sandy beach. Within an hour you can be in Granada with Ski slopes and the world famous "Alhambra Palace" also in the same time you can be on the Costa del sol or in Cordoba with its beautiful "Mezquita"

It's in a lovely quiet place with magnificent views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Iznájar in Nororma

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 bathrooms in total. One is en suite in the master bedroom with shower , washbasin and toilet, the second is a family bathroom consisting of the same and the third is in its own room by the swimming pool also with shower, basin and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has antique brass double bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2. double room. Bedroom 3, double room. Bedroom 4 has 3 single beds. There is another single bed that can be put in any of the rooms. All are beautifully decorated and furnished.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the furniture, appliances and beds are of good quality and in excellent condition. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated and the towels and bed linen are of the finest quality. Outside there is everything you will need to enjoy your holiday here in sunny Andalucia. Outside: There are patios and planted areas and flowers in pots all along the outside of the house and around the swimming pool, there are ample areas in shade and sun. All with magnificent views of the mountains and countryside. There is a large table and chairs for outside dinning close to the kitchen, and ample sunbeds and tables with sunshades etc, all of good quality. There is a beautiful hand made barbecue on the patio as well. There is plenty of private car parking space close to the house. The large 10mtrs long by 5mtrs wide swimming pool starts shallow and is 7 foot at the "deep end". is beautifully designed with a large flaming sun in the tiles at the bottom of it. It would be difficult to find a more idyllic location where there is everything for you to enjoy the perfect holiday here in southern Spain. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The pool is cleaned on the day of arrival and midweek. If clients want the house cleaning midweek it can be done at a reasonable price.


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Country House with large Pool and Stunning Views. Near the Historic Iznajar
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
United Kingdom

A week away with family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely villa end of September. Weather was still good around 30s, the view from the villa is fantastic, it is a panoramic view of the Andalusian hills, it is very quiet, has a great pool. The villa inside is quirky with old features. There is a useful freezer (a fridge isn't usually enough in the Spanish heat). Good coffee pot and basic cooking ingredients were there. Outside there s a great BBQ and pizza oven. You can walk to the top of the hill for a fantastic view of Iznajar lake. Juani is very helpful and accommodating. There are local supermarkets in Archidona and Rute (mercadona), these supply everything you need. All in all a very relaxing holiday overlooking the olive groves.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holaaa familia ,muchas gracias a vosotros por ver confiado en nosotros ,siempre es todo mejorable en esta vida , pero la verdad que nosotros estamos muy orgullosos de nuestra homilde casa ,es muy relagante el lugar, si que es verdad ,siempre que podemos disfrutamos de ella tambien . Bueno Kate muchas gracias por todo también a vosotros ,espero que nos volvamos a ver . Un saludo de nuestra parte.
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Wonderful, peaceful getaway in the Andalusian mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing villa with all the amenities one could ever want. The welcome Cava and beers in the fridge on arrival were a nice touch. The views are breathtaking as is the general tranquillity and quietness that the area offers.

Juani and Francisco (the owners) could not have been more welcoming and have lovingly created this amazing retreat for visitors who wish to get away from it all and have a relaxing holiday.

There is an abundance of really good eateries in the area and the nearby supermarket in Rute has great variety of products at a very good price. Everybody is incredibly friendly and make you feel right at home (even if you don't speak any Spanish!).

Harry (Juani & Francisco's English friend living in Iznajar) made himself available to assist should we need help with anything due to our lack of ability to speak Spanish which was a very nice touch.

To sum it up, we had an amazing holiday and would highly recommend this property to any guest. Definitely a 5 star getaway which we hope to return to in the future.

Claudio, Madi, Gabriella, Dillon & Jody

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola querida familia , estamos tambien muy contentos de a veros tenido como clientes en nuestra humilde casa ,siempre queremos que todos los viajeros se encuentren como si estuvieran en su propia casa ,lo hacemos lo mejor que sabemos , yo pienso que así me gustaría que también me recibieran a mí de la misma forma .Me encanta saber que ha sido positivo todos los días para vosotros en mi tierra de Andalucía . Si volveis estaremos muy orgullosos de volver a reencontrarnos de nuevo ,espero que así sea . Juani, Francisco y Adrián
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Cornwall, UK

Even better than the first time

  • 5 of 5

Why did we return for a second time? Because we cannot find anything to match it in authenticity or charm or comfort.

This is a beautifully converted Finca, still traditional but with mods cons like air con and huge pool. Comfortable beds, quality bed linen and towels, gleaming bathrooms and spotless throughout. Did I mention it has the best BBQ and pizza oven ever?

Traditional window shutters and wooden blinds keep the house cool on even the hottest of days of summer.

The huge terrace is shaded and sheltered by almond trees which means there is always somewhere to cool off and enjoy drinks and meals. If you are a sun worshipper you will not be disappointed by other areas which are in the sunshine all day until the sun sets.

No broken sun beds or scruffy furniture here, just comfort .

Juani and Francisco should be very proud of what they have created. It has been a great pleasure to stay for the last few weeks.

Highlight: 15 baby swallows learning how to drink from the pool whilst in flight. It tool them about 2 days and then they were off.

Recommendations: Both bars down by the lakeside in Iznajar, the staff at the Mercadona supermarket in Archidona and, as always, Restaurant Manolo in Salinas.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola mi querida Maggi ,no tengo palabras para agradecer tu bonito comentario ,siempre estaremos trabajando Francisco y yo en nuestra humilde casa , siiiii es una satisfación enorme para nosotros que todo esté de vuestro agrado, lo hacemos con mucho gusto todo lo que ponemos en nuerta casa yo sé que siempre las hay mejores ,pero tambien peores .Quiero que la gente que venga a mi casa se sientan felices y disfruten con sus familias y se lleven un buen recuerdo de nuestro pequeño alojamiento . Tambien es un orgullo tener personas como vosotros que sois encantadores. Ahh por cierto estaban riquisimas las galletas, os esperamos al año que biene!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a family holiday.We had agreat time, some cold evenings but a wonderful wood fire !

The house was tastefully furnished very clean and very well equipped for 8 people.

Juavani and Francisco were perfect hosts nothing was too much trouble for them

Sorry we could not say goodbye and thankyou , our flight was changed and we had to leave earlier than planned. Thanks for a memorable holiday

Peter , Kathleen and the family

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Peter siento tambien no haber podido despedirme de vosotros , bueno así son las cosas .Quiero tambien agradeceros por elegir mi humilde casa para tu familia y vosotros ,intentamos hacerlo lo mejor que sabemos, para que las vacaciones sean de lo mas agradable posible. Atentamente Juani
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Our 2nd Stay in this wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

As you can see from our title we were so very impressed with our first visit, we returned in 2016. Juani and Francisco continue to be at pains to ensure their guests have a wonderful and relaxing holiday, and that is exactly what it is. Their home is the perfect base from which to explore the many varied attractions in the local area, and when your days sight-seeing is over, a super place to return to. My wife and I have taken so many lovely memories home with us but two in particular will remain with us - watch the sun rise and witness the warmth and light move slowly up the valley bathing the olive trees in a warm glow - at night on a clear evening switch off all of the lights, lie on a sunbed by the pool and take some time to enjoy the splendid array of stars. We love this property and this area of Spain and will return again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cornwall, UK

Perfect Spanish Country House

  • 5 of 5

This is the best holiday home we have ever rented. Juani and Francisco are perfect hosts and the house is exactly as shown and described in previous reviews. Their English friend Harry supports English enquiries so there is no language problem.

If you stay here you can easily reach Granada, Priego de Cordoba, Lucena, Loja, Rio Frio (great trout meals), Lake Vinuela, Archindona, Antequera and El Torcal. You can also walk the re-opened and spectacular Caminto Del Rey at El Chorro. With all of these you can be back in time for a dip in the large pool before lighting the excellent bbq.

You are not overlooked at all and there is plenty of natural shade and all day sun.

We thoroughly recommend you stay here but not too often because we will probably beat you to it!

Gracias Juani and Fransisco

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Los Caminos
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
North to South and East to West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Los Caminos
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles


There is the lovely sandy Valdearenas beach on the lake in Iznajar only 10 minutes along the road. The beaches of the Costa del sol can be easily reached within an hour.


The house is 80 km from Malaga airport and about 50 km from Granada airport.


The house is 10 minutes from Iznajar, Fuente de Conde and Salinas. All 3 villages have plenty of bars restaurants and supermarkets. Less than an hour by car are Granada with its Ski Slopes and its world famous Alhambra Palace, Cordoba and its "Mequita" can be easily reached in an hour. Seville is about 200 km, a comfortable 2 hours. The beautiful and historic city of Antiquera is less than 40 minutes. Rute with its many museums is only 20 minutes away.

Further Details:

With the massive lake Iznajar very close by there are many activities, including birdwatching boating, fishing, there are endless places to walk and with historic places like Granada, Seville, Antequera, Cordoba and Malaga within easy reach, you will always have something to do. There are buses daily to and from Cordoba, Lucena, Granada etc etc.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.25

Booking Notes:
The owners would like a deposit of 20% with the balance paid on arrival with a deposit of 200 euros refundable on leaving.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally on Saturday. Arrival is normally from 3 pm and leaving is at 11 am. We can be more flexible when possible.

Notes on prices:
If you are looking for a bargain for a late booking , please contact us and if we are available we'll try to make the price more attractive to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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