Casa la Hoya
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Zuheros is one of the most beautiful whitewashed villages in Andalucia, nestling in the folds of the Sierra Subbética and surrounded by 1000-year-old olive groves. Its Moorish castle clings improbably to a rocky outcrop and you can sit in its shade and enjoy a coffee or perhaps a glass of the local fino.
Casa la Hoya is a comfortable, well-equipped village house, recently refurbished to a very high standard, with handmade terracotta floor tiles and stylish kitchen and bathrooms. The Moorish decorative style extends to the beautiful walled garden. From here, you can sit by the fountain and listen to the bells of the goats as they climb the mountain side.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Iznajar 50 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 130 km, Nearest railway: Cordoba 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been recently restored to a very high standard, with handmade terracotta tiles and moorish decoration.
The beautifully-tiled upstairs bathroom has a bath and large walk-in shower as well as wc and sink. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, wc and sink.
The stylish, well-equipped kitchen contains large fridge/freezer, hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher and there is a washing machine in downstairs bathroom.
The property has a spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood burning stove, two comfy sofas and dining table/chairs. There is a TV and DVD player as well as a selection of books and board games to keep you entertained.
The bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and chests of drawers.
During the cooler months, guests can use the large wood-burning stove. There are oil-filled electric heaters for bedrooms and electric fans for cooling down in the summer.
|Further details outdoors|
To the rear of the house there is a beautiful walled garden containing flowering plants, fruit trees and an ornamental fountain in the Moorish style. Wooden patio furniture and ample sunshade means you can eat outside. The property is ideal for families with children with paddling pool and plenty of toys to play with.
The garden contains a wooden table and chairs, garden parasol and deckchairs. A paddling pool is available for children.
The property does not have its own swimming pool but the village pool - stunningly beautiful open air pool with views of the mountains, surrounded by grassy lawns and shady trees - is a short (10 min) walk away during the summer months.
Beach: the many and varied beaches of the Costa del Sol are about an hour and a half away by car. Nearer is the inland lakeside beach at Iznajar which has beachside restaurants, bars and many watersports facilities.
Golf: within an hour’s drive you can visit 18-hole golf courses just outside Cordoba (Los Villares) and Antequera.
Skiing: the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada is an hour and a half away by car.
A welcome pack is available for guests, containing bread, milk, tea, coffee and wine. If you are arriving late or on a Sunday and would like us to order more food in for you, please let us know.
The Andalucia region
From Granada to Cordoba, Cadiz to Seville, Andalucía boasts an overwhelming wealth of scenery, culture and history. With craggy peaks and olive swathed hills, the province of Cordoba is a haven for walkers and cyclists.
Cordoba itself is a fascinating historic city. Founded by the Romans on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, it later became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of El-Andalus. Its Great Mosque, or "Mezquita" is still a place of wonder for those who visit today. Now a bustling and vibrant city, Cordoba is also famed for its Alcazar, or Fortress, its Roman Bridge, crossing the river from the Mezquita, and its medieval quarter, "La Judería", a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets, shady flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares such as La Plaza del Potro.
The Sierra Subbética national park is a popular with walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers, and there are many walks in the area around Zuheros. The Via Verde, or old olive train line snakes its way past the village and is perfect for thos cyclists who do not have the energy to scale the mountains.
The nearby town of Baena is famed for its olive oil and you can visit several olive oil mills (Almazaras) in the area.
Zuheros is one of the most beautiful whitewashed villages in Andalucia, nestling in the folds of the Sierra Subbética and surrounded by 1000-year-old olive groves. Its Moorish castle clings improbably to a rocky outcrop and you can sit in its shade and enjoy a coffee or perhaps a glass of the local fino. The friendly village is an excellent base from which to go walking, climbing, cycling and bird-watching and the fascinating cities of Cordoba, Granada and Malaga are only a short drive away.
As well as shops and a pharmacy, the village has two banks, several restaurants, bars and two museums. A couple of kilometres away is our very own “Bat Cave”, which contains remarkable prehistoric cave paintings and amazing rock formations.
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11 Mar 2013
"To stay in La Hoya makes you feel being part of the lovely village of Zuheros"
Zuheros is a very nice village with a magic surrounding. The house offers everything neede to have a comfortable stay. When the weather is fine it is great to use the patio, if not you can use the fir… More
16 Feb 2013
"unique spot in Andalucia"
We are a family of four; our sons were 13 and 11 when we stayed at the house. It has many things going for it: it's a lovely little house with enough space for us; the garden out back was a nice retreat for an evening glass of wine or morning meal; the kitchen was quite new; the house was clean; there was parking in the street. Access to the major cities of the region was easy--we took day trips to Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Nerja (on the Med). We also toured locally, and took advantage of the municipal pool. You definitely need to have a car there. Zuheros is a nice little town--small enough that the neighborhood ladies came out to see who we were shortly after we arrived, and the grocery down the street closed for a few days while the owner traveled elsewhere for an emergency.
We did have a couple of issues: the temperature in the house and the noise on the street outside the bedroom windows. There were only a couple of fans when we arrived. It was June, and of course we expected the heat, but my husband and I didn't have a fan in our room until we went to the nearest Carrefour and picked one up. Having a fan also helped with the noise, but we could still hear some. The locals tend to come out when the sun goes down (around 10 or so) and set up folding chairs in the street, so they can chat without facing the heat.
Because the owners aren't around, they have a local man who greeted us with the house key, gave us info on the area, and let us know we could contact him at any time with questions or issues. His English was great.
Overall, a very nice stay, and of course at other times of the year would offer a totally different experience than we had.
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