Lake of Dreams
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Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
We call our property Lake of Dreams and if you choose to stay here we think you will understand why! Restored spacious four bedroom traditional farmhouse and two-bedroom cottage, sleeping nine and four respectively. Perfect for families and friends who want privacy and flexibility as properties are next to each other. Can be booked separately. Breathtaking views of Iznajar village and lake. Private swimming pool. Sole use for clients. The properties are not overlooked. Terraces for al fresco eating. Equipped with everything you need to relax and unwind. Convenient for all Andalucia has to offer - historic cities (Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Seville), countryside and sports. Or just chill by the pool and unwind!
The spacious beamed farmhouse combines modern convenience while retaining its features. There are four large beamed bedrooms - two ground floor doubles and upstairs one twin, one triple bedroom. The cosy sitting room with has two settees, log burner, music centre, selection of books and board games. It is a quiet place to relax or you may enjoy the large lounge with satellite TV. This had an exposed stone wall with a window overlooking the lake, two settees and log burner. The large beamed kitchen/dining room is fully fitted. There is also a downstairs utility and bathroom and upstairs shower room.
The character cottage has a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with lake views. There is a fully fitted kitchen, log burner, CD player and selection of books and board games. The separate lounge has two settees and satellite TV. There is a beamed downstairs twin bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there is a charming beamed twin bedroom.
The farmhouse has a covered terrace with seating. From here you can enjoy glorious views of Iznajar village and lake. The grapevine covered terrace is cool and restful. The cottage has a large roof terrace. As with the farmhouse you can savour an evening glass of wine looking across the lake and enjoy the sunset.
The swimming Pool:
The large swimming pool (8m x 4m and 1m to 1.5 m in depth) has panoramic views taking in the best scenery Andalucia has to offer. The spacious terrace has a covered area, sun loungers and barbecue.
25% non refundable deposit at time of booking.
Balance 10 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
A £200 refundable security deposit is required.
To allow cleaning service, check-in not until 4pm, check-out by 10am. A welcome pack is provided.
English speaking property manager on hand to answer any questions and we recommend our guests to have adequate holiday and personal medical insurance.
Approved and registered Junta de Andalucia Tourist Office VTAR/CO/148.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga or Granada 80 km, Nearest railway: Antequera 49 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (9), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
Think of all the best Spain has to offer and you have Andalucia! Discover historic cities, whitewashed villages, fabulous scenery and food, flamenco, fiestas and a wonderful climate. The latter is ideal for an endless list of outdoor pursuits from bird-watching to skiing. Inland Andalucia is the "real" Spain with welcoming locals and a relaxed lifestyle.
Historic Cities: you can visit the great cities of Granada (The Alhambra Palace is a must), Cordoba (Mezquita and cathedral and Seville (cathedral, Giraldi Tower, Plaza de Espana, Real Alcazar). Don't forget Malaga. It has an interesting old centre and the Picasso Museum.
Climate: enjoy long hot summers relaxing by the pol. Spring is sunny with a profusion of wildflowers. the autumn is cooler with fiestas celebrating the olive harvest. It is a perfect time for outdoor pursuits. In winter there are chilly nights and many of sunny days. Explore the cities or go skiing.
Cuisine: Andalucia is famous for tortillas, gazpacho and tapas - small portions of food served with drinks. These are still served free in traditional bars! The area is famous for producing high quality olive oil and pork. You will finds lots of local bars to high class restaurants.
Festivals: this is the land of flamenco, singing and dancing. Fiestas are an integral part of life here and you will find them in all the cities and villages.
Outdoor Pursuits: with wonderful weather and varied scenery the area is perfect for a long list outdoor pursuits. See the local information below for some suggestions.
Iznajar: Iznajar is a beautiful white hilltop village overlooking the lake. At the top is the Moorish castle. the name comes from the arabic "Hism" castle and "Ashar" happy. It is the centre of the local community and has shops, bars, banks and a local hospital. It has a new indoor sports centre if you want to keep up your gym routine! The lake is the largest in Andalucia. It is 32km long and 6 km wide. It has a small beach with a bar where you can swim, have barbecues, sail and fish.
Antequera: this is a charming town with a historical centre.. It has good shopping including hypermarket. It is next to one of the most important dolmenic centres in Europe. Nearby is El Torcal national park with fantastic limestone structures and walking trails.
Priego de Cordoba: an attractive small town in the Sierra Subetica national park. There are beautiful baroque churches.
El Chorro gorge: lakes, beach and waterspouts
Ronda and Alhama de Granada: both have famous gorges. Ronda has a famous bridge. there are good walks around Alhama.
Golf is 30 minutes away in Antequera. This is a beautiful course with wonderful views and all the facilities you would expect. It was designed by Jose maria Canizares. It is a challenging 6000 metre long par 72 course. theer si also a course at Granada which welcomes non members on weekdays. Less expensive and crowded than on the coast!
Skiing: You can ski in the morning and return to sit by the pool in the evening! The Sierra Nevada and Sol y Nieve ski resort is 90 minutes away. It has a longer than average season and is suitable for all abilities. Instruction and equipment hire are available. Husky dog sleighs and snowmobiles can be hired. In summer the area is great for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Birdwatching: Fuente de Piedra and its lake has Spain's only breeding colony of flamingoes. There are griffon vultures in the Subetica national park and lots of other species to spot.
Walking: From relaxed walks through the olive grove down to the lake or the GR7 Gran Recorrido nearby in Subetica national park the area is a walkers paradise.
If that isn't enough cycling, fishing, horse riding and quad biking on an off road track near Antequera are all available!!
Local festivals: festivals are throughout the year, the highlight being SemanaSanto - Easter. In May in Iznajar local villages converge together at the lakeside with decorated floats and horses. In June the Feria sees locals party for three days. In the second week of September Iznajar honours its patron saint with a candlelit procession through the town. In Rute mid Julyis the festival of the Virgen del Carmen. Every saturday in July and August is the Musica Aurora celebrated by singing in the streets!
As you can see the area can offer something to everyone. If you have any specific request just contact me and I'll try and help.
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2 Sep 2013
"Stunning views- beautiful, quiet Andalucian countryside"
We have just come back from 2 fabulous weeks at this lovely country farmhouse. There were 6 of us - 2 adults and 4 kids (ages 8 through 14). The view overlooking lake Iznajar is breathtaking and the l… More
13 May 2013
"Fantastic views, Picture Perfect"
First time trip to Iznajar and we was not disapointed. The swimming pool must have the best view in the area ( I kid you not) . The owners are both informative and helpful with local ammenties and pla… More
9 Apr 2013
"Breathtaking views, traditional Spanish feel, very flexible accommodation"
We've stayed in quite a few villas in Spain and elsewhere, mostly with pretty good positions, but this is the best. The views are stunning and the houses themselves (we rented both the cottage and the farmhouse) are very attractive, restored very sympathetically. I'm sure they're good in the winter too, with the wood burners. The roof terraces are a master stroke. We ate up there all the time and often played games and drank late into the night watching the sun setting over the mountains. The swallows swooping over the pool added to the magic. I have never come across a swimming pool to match the view. It's set above the cottage and farmhouse, and like the roof terraces, has uninterrupted views over the olive groves and down to the lake. Thoroughly recommended.
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