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Stunning hispano moorisch rustic retreat, max. 6 – Home 323323 Finca

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Stunning hispano moorisch rustic retreat, max. 6 – Home 323323

  • Finca
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

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Finca / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This lovely restored old bakery is situated in Southern Andalusia in an area of outstanding natural beauty, amidst rolling hills punctuated by olive groves, almond trees and pine forests with the mountains as a backdrop. Wild boar, ibex, deer and wild bird life can be observed during the best part of the year

The owners have kept the rustic character of this more than 100 year old Hispano Moorish farm which can comfortably house from 2 to 6 people.

The inside decoration reflects the owners love for authenticity and interest in world travels. They have beautifully restored the beams in all rooms, uncovered stone walls and generally decorated with rustic and antique furniture and original paintings.

Ideal for a relaxing holiday by the pool and or to visit the historical towns of Andalusia, which are all in easy reach by car. Beautiful walks, horse riding, golf, birdwatching, paint classes, all can booked in advance and facilities close by. Romantic hide away, Farmhouse, villa and Finca. Ideal for ramblers, birdwatching, golf, close to th lakes of Isnajar with beach.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Maps, books and ample information on the area and major historical towns in Andalusia are at the property for consultation. We are also always available for any questions you may have. You will need a car.

Interaction with guest

We are on hand 24/7 should you have a query as we live behind the rental property.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
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).

Damage deposit: (£89.39) €100.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

House rules are available at the property. In a nut shell it says that children should be supervised at the swimming pool by parents at all times and adequate travel insurance should be taken before travelling. Smoking is only allowed on terrace and extra care should be taken when using the BQ as in Andalusia it is very dry over the summer months. No hen or bachelor parties. The house is provided for up to 6 people.

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About the owner

Kathryn C.

Tourist Licence
TAR/MA/2159

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
18 May 2019
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch

This Finca has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Feb 2013. Located in Costa del Sol, it has 92 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1022 to £1226.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 May 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
92 reviews

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Very Good
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“Wonderful hosts and a fantastic property”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2015

Kathryn and Donald were perfect. Our privacy was strictly respected, but they were always available to provide assistance or advice on Andalusia. The villa was spotless, comfortable, and beautifullly decorated. The exterior was also spectacular. Gardens, trails, and art. The infinity pool had a very nice view, but it was a little cool for swimming in October. A car is mandatory here as the location is a little remote. We used the villa as a base for trips to Cordoba, Malaga, Granada, Antequera, Torcal, Iznajar, etc. We usually had an afternoon meal at our destination and did homemade tapas in the evening at the villa accompanied by lagre quantities of beer, wine and port. I have run out of superlatives and do not wish to get out the thesaurus.I have already recommended this property to several friends. Many thanks to Donald and Kathryn

“"Everything you can imagine is real..." (Picasso)”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2015

Imagine a place where everything you can imagine is real... Only exists in Picasso's imagination you say? That's what we thought... until we found this place. Pure beauty, peace and calm. Fantastic hideaway, be it as a couple seeking a love nest in solitude or be it as a family (as we were) playing around in the immense and wonderfully established grounds (couple of hectares), amazing swimming pool, breathtaking views,... One of our fondest memories is the perfect heaven of stars in the evening/night, when spotting a falling star is like childsplay. Kathryn and Donald, the owners are darlings. Wonderful people, always helpful and there if you need them, but always keeping themselves to themselves, guaranteeing your privacy. We had a fantastic stay there and, need it said, I cannot recommend this place highly enough...

“Genieten van rust en natuur in het hart van Andalusië”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

Cortijo la Serena was voor ons de ideale combinatie om te genieten van de zon, rust en de natuur van het platteland en de cultuur die steden als Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Antequera en het dichtbijgelegen Archidona te bieden hebben. Als je dan nog hartelijk onthaald wordt door de gastvrouw en -heer is het helemaal af! Super locatie

“Total tranquillity in a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2015

What makes this property so special for me is the peace and quiet, the space of the grounds, the truly beautiful house, and the wonderful owners who go to so much trouble to ensure their guests are happy without being at all intrusive (a rare skill).

“Lovely hilltop situation in exquisite surroundings”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2015

The superb accommodation lacks for nothing, and Donald and Kathryn are the most hospitable hosts one could ever wish to meet. We only stayed for a week but should have stayed for a month.

“Peace and Quiet”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

Just what we were looking for, lovely surroundings, the property is comfortable and cared for, Peace and Quiet is what we were looking for and that is what we got. Donald and Kathryn are lovely, helpful and unobtrusive.

“This was a very special place.”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2015

This was our second stay at Cortijo la Serena. We have enjoyed it even more on this second visit. Our hosts Kathryn and Donald were so welcoming and always on hand to answer questions about where to go and what to do. The weather was perfect. The garden looked magnificent. We mainly went golfing at Antequera and exploring the restaurants in Archidina. We will be back.

“What a Place!”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2015

I do not normally write reviews, but I needed to for Cortijo Serena, as it is just such a beautiful house with fantastic gardens with the perfect hosts. The pictures on the site do not do this place justice, you have to see it in the flesh to appreciate. Owners Catherine and Donald, really do make you feel special; they have a wealth of local knowledge, keep the rental house in tip-top condition, and leave you to enjoy the house, gardens and spectacular pool. There are golf courses, lakes, mountains and classic Spanish market towns all in the local area; not to mention Granada, The coast and Seville all within an easy drive. Rural Andalucia is a favourite holiday spot for me, I worry I will not find somewhere else within this budget that could be any better, never mind I'll just keep going back to Cortijo Serena!

“Stunning and serene!”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2015

We stayed at the perfectly named La Serena in April in a family group. The property is just wonderful, so very pretty. The surrounding area beautiful. The location is perfect for exploring Andalucia - 2 hours to Seville, 1 hour to Granada, 1 hr 20 mins to Cordoba & 20 mins to Antequera (not that well known but a lovely town steeped in history). An easy 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport & you arrive in the 'real Spain'. Peaceful, quiet & wonderful scenery. The property is very well proportioned & every thing you could wish for is available. Kathryn & Donald couldn't be more helpful - they are very knowledgeable too & gave us some great recommendations for visits and eating. The pool is fabulous and our very favourite thing was the Moroccan tent - awesome for early evening chillout with a glass of something nice - a perfect place to reflect on the wonderful day you've just enjoyed. We will be back!

“We had a wonderful time!”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2014

The house is wonderfully equipped and decorated. The infinity pool is just marvellous! The children liked pool and area, enjoyed to have rooms of their own. Donald and Kathryn are very good hosts.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kathryn (the owner) a message.

If Kathryn (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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