Casa Olea

Córdoba
Bed & Breakfast


A hammock by the pool, dinner under the stars, Andalucian nature (wild boar, birds, olives) all around. Chatty English hosts charm all

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

It’s off a scenic back road, deep in a river valley carved out of the rugged Subbética mountains. When Claire and Tim strayed here five years ago, they fell for a ruined olive farm and rolled up their sleeves: now the big airy house gleams with white walls, hand-painted tiles and sensational pool terrace. Solar panels, olive-fuelled biomass: it’s as eco-friendly as it is luxurious; the nearest neighbours are wild boar and birds. Best is the terrace: hammock slung under shady thatch by the pool, tables for dinner under the stars. Each air-conditioned bedroom – huge beds, bright cushions, lamps, rain-head showers, underfloor heating – looks upon a stubbled swathe of olives and jagged mountains: Membrillo wins the sunset prize, Olivo has a terrace. Over Claire’s home cooking or a glass of wine in the fire-warmed lounge, swap travel tales and ask Tim about the web of hiking trails. You’re an easy bike ride on a Vía Verde to one of Andalucia’s famed white villages, just north of clifftop Priego de Córdoba and midway between Granada and Cordoba, each an hour’s drive. Fancy-free and first class.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Children over 7 welcome. Under 7s welcome if house rented privately. Extra bed available in some doubles.
Closed
12 January - 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €19.50. Wine €13.95. Restaurant 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €107
Surcharges
Singles €95. Extra bed/sofabed available €27 per person per night.
6 Twin/doubles
From €107

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tim & Claire Murray Walker

  • Interesting local Fiestas & Festivals including Zuheros Cheese Fair (last weekend Sep) and Toro de Cuerda "bull running" in Carcabuey (first weekend Sep). Both are very authentic/local in flavour and set in picturesque "pueblos blancos" (white villages).
  • Our local town, Priego de Cordoba (15 minutes by car) is surely one of Spain's hidden gems. Discover Baroque churches, shady plazas and lose yourself wandering the maze of narrow cobbled streets of the cliff-top old town, festooned with geraniums.
  • The ideal base for exploring untouched white villages (Zuheros, Zagrilla etc) and walking or mountain biking in the Sierra Subbetica park. Head out from the house with Ruby (our dog!) or follow one of our self-guide hiking routes in the park nearby.
  • After a day's exploring, cool off with a quick dip in the pool, a swing in the hammock or G&T out on the terrace at sunset. Then tuck in to a tasty home-cooked evening meal under the stars, a bottle of local wine and the sound of the "campo" at night.
  • What makes a place "special" these days? For us, it's not the 5* luxury trimmings or white glove pampering. It is all about relaxed, personal service; inside-track experiences and the ability to unwind and genuinely disconnect in a beautiful setting.
  • Stunning views of ancient olive groves and craggy hills from every window. This river valley has a feeling of peace and remoteness and yet we're only an hour's drive from Cordoba and Granada for easy day trips to the Mezquita and Alhambra.