- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
Casa Uno is a very private colonnaded villa in Andalucia with a private swimming pool in a small hill-top inland village. It offers you all the convivial pleasures of Mediterranean courtyard living which Spain inherited from the Romans and the Moors. Brilliantly sunlit patios, deeply shaded eating areas, covered walkways to all rooms and a fountain murmuring under the bougainvillea.
Outside, a simple finca in the austere Andaluz style. Inside, Casa Uno opens out into a large, luxurious colonnaded villa with a huge kitchen and all facilities, accommodating up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, with 5 bathrooms and a garage, set around a central atrium with its own secluded, solar-heated and safety-gated swimming pool. Lying within the magic triangle of Andalucía’s ancient Moorish cities – Córdoba, Seville, Granada – and with the Spanish motorway system only 3km away, Casa Uno is expressly designed for the enjoyment of the pleasures of life. Your own house to relish, relax and unwind in. Personal space to dream in and recharge creative batteries. A base for exploration and adventure with all the delights of Spain’s ancient but exuberant civilisation near at hand.
The local market town is LA CARLOTA about 3 miles from the villa in Andalucia, where all the normal necessities of life can be obtained in abundance. La Carlota is by-passed by the main SEVILLE-CÓRDOBA motorway (freeway), providing rapid southwards access to Jerez, Cadiz and Portugal, and northwards to Madrid. Using the excellent motorway network, Córdoba is 25 minutes from Las Pinedas, Seville airport 1 hr, central Seville 1 hr 20 mins, Málaga 1.5 hrs, Málaga airport 2 hrs, Granada 2 hrs (add 20 minutes for the Alhambra). Each of the great Moorish cities has its ancient wonders: CÓRDOBA has the Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from the 8th century; Seville's Alcazar is a Moorish palace built for a Christian king with glorious Moorish gardens, the Alhambra at Granada is the last and most exquisite of all Moorish palaces - but access is nowadays rationed and you need to book well in advance for an entry time.
Most UK-based low-cost airlines fly to Málaga – two hours on to Las Pinedas by road - now virtually all motorway. Ryanair, Clickair and BA/Iberial fly to Seville – one hour on to Las Pinedas – all but last 3 km motorway. Train-lovers may like to fly to Madrid, and experience the high-speed AVE train to Córdoba – 450 km in less than 2 hours. Cars can be hired at all these destinations. If you want to drive, allow the better part of three days for the drive straight from UK to Andalucía using Eurotunnel or a car-ferry. Ever faster ferries from Plymouth to Santander (Brittany Ferries) and Portsmouth to Bilbao (P&O) may cut your journey time to nearer two days. With the extension of Eurostar’s full service into St. Pancras it will be possible to travel by high-speed train all the way from London to Córdoba.
Seville 1 hour
Kitchen with fan oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, 5 sq m granite food prep. surface, full range pots, pans, cutlery, Moroccan tagine and Spanish ceramic cooking ware. Dining-room with blue Moroccan table seating 8, plus stereo radio with MP3 compatibility. Sitting-room with wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa and arm-chairs, book-shelf, writing-desk, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi broad-band connection. Green bedroom overlooking pool with twin beds, plus dressing room and bathroom. Blue and Red Bedrooms overlooking pool, each with twin beds, dressing-room and wet-room with shower. All showers have glass splash panels. Also on the ground floor a roomy Garage (will hold 4x4), laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus steam ironing and an entrance Lobby with hanging for outdoor clothes. The first floor is home to the master Bedroom with twin beds, large hanging cupboard, writing table, bathroom, and a reading Gallery with bookshelves.
Covered outdoor eating area overlooking pool, with green Moroccan table; all-weather colonnaded terrace to all downstairs rooms. Solar-heated swimming pool 8x4 m, swimmable throughout the year, railed and gated for child safety, with Pool-side shower-room open patio area with sun-loungers and Moroccan fountain wall-garden. Staircase from first floor to Sun-roof with views across village, shaded awning area with sun-loungers, picnic table and chairs, de luxe gas barbecue. And for the active - a full size all weather ping pong table on the roof!
Las Pinedas is a small working village founded some 200 years ago as part of the re-colonisation of Andalucía, consisting essentially in two parallel streets and a village square with a simple Church – Casa Uno is in the square, looking across to the Church. The village has a small self-service store and a single bar which is very rustic, but the landlord's wife is a wonderful cook and we often eat there. The village is high on the Southern foothills of the Guadalquivir valley and there is invariably an evening breeze even on the warmest days. The entire village of Las Pinedas has been promised full broadband access via WI-FI this summer. Blackberries and other PDAs are fully-functional here. There is an internet café in nearby La Carlota. Additional services by arrangement including daily cleaning, Spanish cookery, a drive for a day or half day and Bodega visits.
Conditions of Rental
Bookings for this villa in Andalucia are normally for full weeks only with Saturday the starting day. Please arrive after 4pm on your first Saturday and leave by 10am on the departure Saturday. We also welcome short-stay requests outside Christmas/New Year, Easter week and the high season (June to September inclusive) . All prices are quoted in Euros and include 7% Spanish VAT. To secure your booking we ask you for an upfront deposit of 30% of the rental price - the deposit will be non-refundable. Please pay the balance of your rental price at least 6 weeks before the start of your booking. For cancellations made between six weeks and seven calendar days before the date of your booking, 70% of the total cost will be charged. For cancellations made within the seven calendar days prior to the date of your booking, the full amount of the cost will be charged. Please enquire for availability.