£40 / night£279 / weekBookable online
About the home
Debbie and Jay have spent a year renovating their "forever" home in this very special and little known corner of Andalucia and are proud of every stone and paintstroke.
Whilst Casa Girasol is ideally located for easy day trips to Jaen, Cordoba, Granada and Seville there is much to explore in the local area.
Long lets considered. Three day minimum stay.
Visit a plethora of whitewashed Spanish villages with locals snoozing outside tapas bars, goats walking along the country roads and mules carrying panniers of olives to the local mill.
Almedinilla is 8km away and boasts a Roman villa, museum and Colosseum.
Priego de Cordoba is 12km away with amazing baroque architecture, fountains and Moorish quarter.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Ground floor accommodation.
Bedroom sleeping arrangements can either be kingsize bed or two singles to suit couples or individuals.
Double futon can be set up to accommodate a child in the living room on request at time of booking.
Open plan living room with well equipped Andalucian kitchen.
UK satellite TV
Living room and bedroom both have large ceiling fans.
Further details outdoors:
The casita is situated in its own olive grove and accessed by an unmade path of approx 50 metres.
The front door opens out onto a sun terrace where you can dine outside or BBQ with breathtaking olive-grove covered sierra views.
Parking is on the road.
The casita has a private above ground plunge pool ideal for cooling off in the Andalucian sunshine.
You can’t rush nature, and whilst we gently nurture the garden and olive grove around the casita we are offering the lowest possible prices - take advantage and book now!
Long lets considered. Three day minimum stay.
Read about us in Living Spain Magazine http://www.casagirasol.co.uk/livingspain.pdf
Strictly no smoking inside the property however you are welcome to smoke on the sun terrace
Payment in full at time of booking - prices at Casa Girasol are so reasonable after all!
The Andalucia / Cordoba Province region
Andalucia is a walker's and cyclists paradise with amazing light for photography.
Wildlife includes the illusive genet, wild boar, polecats and hares.
Birdlife abounds with Hoopoes, Bee Eaters, Bonelli Eagles, Golden Orioles and Red Kites.
The Romans and the Moors both left their mark on Andalucia; the Alhambra Palace in Granada is perhaps the most well known example. History is ingrained in the towns, villages and countryside of the region - in the architecture, the fountains and the food.
The people are friendly and delighted that you would choose to visit their region.
Summers are long and hot with practically guaranteed sunshine. Spring and Autumn are delightful with long growing seasons. Winter can be very cold in comparison!
Priego de Cordoba has won one of the top awards for the quality of its olive oil and many olive mills welcome visitors to learn about the process and tempt them with ecological hand creams, soaps and other olive oil products in addition to the amazing extra virgin oil of the region.
The Almedinilla area
There are numerous Saint’s Days, National bank holidays and local holidays – essentially, the Andalucians love a fiesta! We are pleased to find out what is going on at the time of your visit but in advance please visit:
Almedinilla itself is incredibly proud of its Roman heritage. Visit the excavations at the roman villa and the museum. The pretty little town even has its own full sized colliseum!
How to get there
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Fly to Malaga - Casa Girasol is a 1.5 hour drive from the airport.
Fly to Granada - Casa Girasol is a 40 minute drive from the airport
PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION:
There are high speed train links and buses from Sevilla, Cordoba and Malaga to Lucena where you can change for Priego De Cordoba.
There are local trains and buses from Jaen and Granada to Priego De Cordoba.
There is a local bus service from Priego to Almedinilla.
Aval Rent A Car in Priego De Cordoba
Activities near Almedinilla
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Apr 2013
Most visitors to Casa Girasol won't need the comfort of a roaring wood burner, cosy red blankets on the bed and warm woollen throw to wrap up in, but these additions to the casita were very... more
Thank you so much for the beautiful watercolour you painted of the mass of marigolds outside the casita during your stay - the bright sunny colours have pride of place for future visitors to see. You... more
19 Jan 2013
We celebrated the arrival of 2013 by eating 12 grapes as the twelve chimes rang in the New Year. We were included with our hosts and their friends for a meal in the lovely casa.
Winter weather was bright and sunny most days, with a brilliant blue sky. Mornings were frosty and cold, the evenings sharp with a wonderful clear, starry sky. Our log box was filled daily with wood and kindling for the excellent log burning stove – which very quickly warmed the whole of the casita. However, most lunches were eaten on the patio in the sun.We experienced olive picking the local harvest around the casita, with its amazing views across many olive groves to the Sierras beyond.
Places we visited:
After a one and a half hour drive up to the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, we sat in the sun, watching skiers and snowboarders enjoying the slopes – from the comfort of an outdoor restaurant. The Fortaleza de la Mota castle at Alcala La Real was well worth an extended visit to see a heritage site undergoing impressive restoration, with its history brought to life by an audio stick and many slide shows in the various towers and main buildings. Another trip was to the long beach of Lake Iznajar. We were also recommended some very good value 'Menus del Dia' at each of the places we visited.
This was a little gem of a place to stay, with everything we needed to be warm and comfortable. There was a very good range of TV programmes; we were even able to select our own region of the UK to see the local news at home. Debbie and Jay could not have been more friendly, helpful and hospitable. We have already booked for another stay this September – to try out their plunge pool, when the sun is somewhat higher in the sky and the nearby fiestas are in full swing!
Wonderful to have you here and share something of this very special little corner of Andalucia with you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Casa Girasol in the late summer - if you thought that winter was great here, just wait until you experience the real Spanish summer fiestas!
05 Jan 2013
We stayed at Casa Girasol for 12 days in June/July last year and loved every minute. Flying into Malaga, we collected our hire car and set off on the nice drive to the casita. Upon our arrival a... more
it was our pleasure - so glad you both joined us for the fiesta under the trees with the giant paella for all of the village.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||31 Mar 14||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
DOUBLE / TWIN:
€38 per night - all year round.
Prices are for the casita which sleeps 2 on a self-catering basis with a minimum three night stay.
Price includes basic welcome tray of wine, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter and our own eggs.
Payment in full is required at time of booking.
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