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Casa Girasol in own olive grove with plunge pool – Home 214973 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Casa Girasol in own olive grove with plunge pool – Home 214973

Excellent Excellent – based on 33 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Debbie and Jay 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.

Location description from owner

The Andalucia region

Andalucia is a walker's and cyclists paradise with amazing light for photography.
Wildlife includes the illusive

Debbie and Jay 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.

Location description from owner

The Andalucia 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.

Almedinilla

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.

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 coliseum!

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Debbie S

Tourist Licence
VTAR/CO/177

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
08 Feb 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Spain
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Mar 2012. Located in Province of Cordoba, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £252.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Feb 2017.

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“A little bit of heaven in Andalucia”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2016

My husband and I have just returned from our 5th visit and stay at Casa Girasol. I have lost count of the number of weeks in total but it must amout to about eight. In 2015 we visited in January, April, October and so far in 2016, in February and March/April. This is why we keep going back: 1. Debbie and Jay always make us feel so welcome. 2. The casita is a delight, simply but tastefully decorated and equipped; there is everything one needs but no unnecessary clutter. 3. It is very peaceful, secluded and relaxing but within easy reach of numerous interesting places to visit. 4. Walking from the casita is a joy, be that a gentle stroll to collect pine cones for the fire, explore the olive groves, the odd abandoned Casa, or a serious morning workout with hills to test the fittest (not to mention the views, stretching for at least 40 miles from the summits, and air sure to clear the thickest of cobwebs). 5. For us 'our little bit of heaven' allowing us to reconnect and recover from our relentlessly busy lives at work and home. WE LOVE IT.

You arrived as guests but we now consider you family. Love to you both

“a wonderful place”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2016

Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Enjoyed an excellent meal in their house and a trip to flamenco dancing. Very helpful when I damaged my car. Cosy casita with warm log burner which was needed. Interesting local towns and further afield Cordoba and Granada both fascinating. A very relaxing week, away from the tourist bustle.

It was great to meet you both and to share our little corner of Andalucia. Come back for the Spring flowers x

“Beautiful peaceful location, warm & wellcoming hosts & a lovely casita.”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2013

We had a really lovely few days at casa girasol and although our visit was short, the four days felt so much longer in such a peaceful and relaxing environment. The casita is very clean, comfortable and well equipped and Debbie & Jay make every effort to ensure that you have everything you need, providing loads of information on interesting places to visit and where to get great tapas. We shared a delicious meal with them as we arrived on a Sunday when all the shops were shut and it was a veritable feast. We can't wait to go back to explore more of beautiful Andalusia.

We are the lucky ones - we have such interesting guests who really want to make the most of this very special little corner of Andalucia. Come back soon!

“Breathtaking”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2013

The directions to Casa Girasol were faultless. The casita was lovely and set in the heart of the beautiful Andalucian olive country. Jay and Debbie are wonderful hosts and Dai the dog is a delight!

This is such a special little corner of Andalucia and it was our pleasure to share it with you. Looking forward to your next visit - and Dai says hi :) Debbie and Jay x

“A wonderful start to the New Year - in Andalucia”

Reviewed 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!

“Friendly, rural retreat”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2013

The owners freely admit the property is a work in progress hence its lower than average price but the casita has been completed (even a teapot was added recently!) to a very high standard. The setting in vast olive groves is delightful with views across the local farms to the distant hills. It is particularly beautiful at dawn. The neighbours are welcoming to strangers and a walk through the hills and along the quite roads is a good excuse to air one's Spanish phrases. The only downside of the village is that the local dogs can get noisy and greet the passing herds of goats with loud barks - it is the countryside after all! The owners' own cats and dog also like to make the acquaintance of guests and love to be fussed. There are plenty of fascinating local villages and towns within easy reach with a full range of facilities and sites to see. Opening hours can be a little confusing but tourist officers are very knowledgable and patient. Major tourist venues such as Cordoba and Granada are also near enough for day trips. Do have supper on arrival with Debbie and Jay. The local produce served is a real treat as is the opportunity to swap travel tales and experiences. We quickly felt we had made new friends and were delighted to be invited along with some neighbours to a cheese festival nearby. The minor problems we had whilst at the casita, such as the need for a new battery for the clock, were immediately rectified with humour and grace. We felt able to ask for help from locating a laundry to identifying a gecko! Do look at their web site which is an very accurate portrayal of the property and their facebook page and twitter account for a taste of life at Casa Girasol. I'm sad that I don't seem to be able to load my own photos on to this site to back up our comments!

it was so lovely to meet you both - and thanks for showing US the way to the cheese fiesta!

“One of the loveliest holidays rich and I have had together.”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2012

Casa Girasol is the most lovely ,clean and well equipped accommodation and such amazing value for money . The views are outstanding. Debbie and Jay are the most thoughtful and kind hosts and make the holiday perfect. We will be visiting again!

our pleasure - hoping you both can come back soon and sample the skiing and snowboarding in the awesome Sierra Nevada

“Perfection Revisited”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2012

This is the second time we have stayed with the delightful and witty hosts at Casa Girasol. I am happy to confirm that our impressions of Girasol are the same as our first visit. perfection...with improvements!! A large plunge pool has been added and as we were leaving a new wood burner was to be installed, burning fragrant olive wood. A great addition for the winter...making a cozy retreat even more cosy. This is a great central location to strike out to Granada, Seville, Cordoba...all easy day trips away, plus the people watching opportunities in the beautiful local villages while sipping on the local wine and sampling a wide variety of tapas.

As always a pleasure - and grateful thanks for your FB support

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