Casita La Loma
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
La Loma is a hilltop hideway set amongst 4 acres of olive groves with magnificent panoramic views over the lake, the charming villages of Iznajar and Rute and the surrounding mountains.
Set on the edge of the Sierra Subettica, it is an ideal location for those seeking peace, tranquility, hillside walks, bird watching, painting/sketching, mountain biking and as a base from which to discover the cultural delights of Granada, Cordoba, Antequera, Ronda and Seville.
Recently restored to include all the comforts of modern day living, there are two self catering casitas that can be hired individually or together for larger parties. There is an 10m by 5m swimming pool. Outside both casitas have private terraces.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Malaga 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga and Granada 70 km, Nearest railway: Antequera 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Casita La Loma has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large spacious open plan living area.
Both airy bedrooms are furnished with quality wooden furniture. The Master Bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, a large wardrobe and an en suite shower room.
The second bedroom has twin beds, bedside table, large wardrobe and an en suite shower room.
The bed linen is Egyptian cotton to give a true feel of luxury.
Both en suite shower rooms are beautifully tiled and have double size showers, basin and WC.
There is a spacious and stylish open plan Kitchen / living area. The kitchen area is fitted in traditional Andalucian style with oven and hob. There is a fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, kettle etc and full range of cookware. There is a dining area with quality wooden table and chairs to comfortably seat four adults.
The cosy lounge area is beautifully furnished with a very comfortable chair and 3 seater bed settee. There is a coffee table and large sideboard.
The casita has satellite TV, a DVD player, games and a large range of books and DVDs.
There is central heating and a large wood burning stove for use in the cooler months.
Both bedrooms and lounge area have breathtaking panoramic views of Iznajar lake and the
All the rooms have beamed ceilings and the character of the casita has a rustic feel but with the comforts of modern day living.
The owners, Gaynor and Martin, live discretely on site and are more than happy to provide any advice regarding local restaurants, bars, places to visit, where to shop etc.
|Further details outdoors|
The casita has a spacious and private terrace with BBQ, pergola, table and chairs.
There is a large shared pool (10m x 5m, depth from 1.4m to 1.9m) with steps at the shallow end. The pool is surrounded by large tiled terraces equipped with sun loungers and quality cushions. The views from the pool and pool terraces are absolutely breathtaking.
There is a poolside shower and electric lamps light the pool and terraces at night.
Fans are provided in the summer months and the casita is naturally cool as it benefits from the hilltop breezes in the summer.
The casita is non smoking, but you are welcome to smoke outside on the terraces.
Linen and towels are changed twice per week in the summer months and once a week the rest of the year.
Hairdryers, irons, ironing boards and clothes airers are provided.
Please to bring your own pool/beach towels.
The Andalucia region
Andalucia is famous for it's climate, history and it's culture. It is the Spainsh province of whitewashed villages, fantastic scenery, welcoming locals and some of the most distinctive food in the Mediterranean. Inland Andalucia is an ideal place to take a "chill out" holiday, but you are within striking distance of some amazing sight seeing.
La Loma is located within travelling distance of Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Seville. All the cities are worth visiting and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba and Malaga are easy day trips from Iznajar. Seville is only a 2 hour drive.
Andalucía is an ideal region for camping, walking, riding and mountain bicycling, owing to the nearly 300 days of sunshine a year and it's mild climate. Activity holidays are best taken in the spring, autumn and winter as the summer can be very hot.
La Loma's nearest village is Iznajar. Iznajar is south of the ruggedly beautiful Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park and this has some of the province´s most attractive and unspoilt villages on its fringe. The park was designated a natural park in 1988. It is home to one of southern Spain's largest breeding colonies of griffon vultures, as well as around 70 other bird species, like short-toed eagles. It also has a rich variety of wildflowers. La Loma is within a 30 minute drive so you can explore the park during the day and be back to watch the swallows drink from our pool in the evening.
Iznajar is a unspoiled, traditional white walled, red roofed village of Iznajar, with its castle dating from the 8th century and church from the 16th century, has spectacular views over a 32 km long lake which hosts a variety of water-sports and fishing.
The nearest course to La Loma is the new course at Antequera which is now open. All 18 holes are challenging with plenty of water, narrow fairways, olive trees lining the first cut and subtle borrows on the greens. There are many interesting holes, a few spectacular ones and the views around the course are wonderful.
There is also a club at Granada, 50 mins drive, where non-members are welcome on weekdays. The famous golf courses of the Costa del Sol are approx 1 hour’s drive.
Both Antequera and Granada green fees are considerably lower than on the coast and the courses are better than most public courses on the Costa.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are around an 1½ hour’s drive away and the Sol y Nieve resort hosted one of the 1996 world ski championships events. It is smaller than other Nieven resorts (though much friendlier than some of the other more famous European resorts) it has sufficient runs to satisfy all standards of skier and boarder.
Iznajar lake offers a sandy beach with swimming and boating available from the boat house, as well as fishing. The lake is a 10 mins drive away, and also offers a beach restaurant. The beaches of the Costa del Sol are an hour's drive away.
Iznajar with its churches and Moorish castle is 10 minutes drive. La Loma is ideally situated to explore Cordoba, Malaga and Granada provinces. Antequera is a 20 minute drive, Granada and the Alhambra are 50 minutes by car, Cordoba is a 60 minute drive, and Seville is just under 2 hours away. Priego de Cordoba, a stunning Moorish and baroque town is just an hour's drive.
Spectacular Torcal Park and Flamingo Lake just 20 and 30 minutes away. There are also Donkey and Wolf Sanctuaries nearby.
Iznajar has plenty of shops, mini-supermarkets and banks with cash withdrawal points. There are an abundance of rural bars and restaurants.
For walkers there is a wealth of local walks to suit all abilities, including impressive El Torcal and Subetica National Parks.
Horse riding is available 15 minutes away.
We have local guides for fishing trips and birdwatching days.
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18 Sep 2011
"Hilltop hideaway in Spain"
Just returned from our fouth stay at La Loma,we stayed this time with our daughter and her partner in the larger of the casitas-La LomaHaving stayed before we can honestly say that both casitas are al… More
12 Jul 2011
"Away from it all"
4 of us stayed at Casita La Loma for 10 days, 23 June 2011. What a fabulous property in a superb location. Following a late flight to Malaga from Liverpool and collection of our hire car we arrived at… More
20 Jun 2011
"Very nice hideaway - relaxation guaranteed"
Hosted by the lovely couple who make you feel just like at home, La Loma is definitely worth visiting. We spent two weeks in the bigger casita cooking, eating, reading, sunbathing and just chilling. The views and the silence made it an even more relaxed stay. Perfect location for those who want to take it easy for a while. Ideal base camp for those who want to explore Andalucia.
Kitchen equipment was good. The fridge could be slightly bigger in case you're planning not to leave the place for a few days. We (4 people) used the supermarket in Archidona, some 30 min drive away, where everything needed could be found.
18 Jun 2011
"Wonderful tranquil oasis in the hills............."
This is a wonderful place to relax and have a break.It is very quiet if a little remote,but perfect if that is what you are looking for.The views are terriffic and the pool a decent size if you like t… More
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