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Restored, Spacious and totally private family Farmhouse and attached stables - Unit 3305558

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 13. 6 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom and 2 shower rooms with stunning views.

We call our property Lake of Dreams and if you choose to stay here we think you will understand why! Restored, spacious four bedroomed farmhouse and two bedroom stables, sleeping nine and four respectively. Perfect for family and friends who want privacy and flexibility as properties are attached to each other. Private swimming pool. The property is not overlooked. Terraces for al fresco eating. Equipped with everything you need to relax and unwind, including free WiFi. Convenient for all Andalucia has to offer - historic cities (Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Seville), countryside and sports. Or just chill by the pool and unwind!

The Farmhouse

The spacious beamed farmhouse combines modern convenience while retaining its features. There are four large beamed bedrooms, two ground floor doubles and upstairs one twin, one triple bedroom. The cosy sitting room which has two settees, log burner, music centre, selection of books and board games,. It is a quiet place to relax or you may enjoy the large TV lounge with satellite TV. This has an exposed stone wall with a window overlooking the lake, two settees and log burner. the large beamed kitchen/dining room is fully fitted. There is also a downstairs utility and bathroom and upstairs shower room.

The Stables

The character stables has a kitchen/dining room There is a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine. Upstairs the lounge has two settees and satellite TV. There are patio doors opening onto the private terrace with fantastic views over the lake to Iznajar. There is a downstairs double bedroom with lake views and a shower room. Upstairs there is a charming beamed twin bedroom.

Outside

The farmhouse has a covered area with seating. From here you can enjoy glorious views of Iznajar and the lake. The grapevine covered terrace is cool and restful. This is the outside dining area with gas barbecue. The inner courtyard is covered and has more seating. The stables has a private terrace. As with the farmhouse, you can savour an evening glass of wine looking across the lake and enjoy the sunset.

The swimming pool

The large swimming pool (8mx4m and 1m to 1.5m depth) has panoramic views of the best scenery Andalusia has to offer. The spacious terrace has a covered area, sun loungers, solar powered shower and barbecue. There is also a covered table tennis table.

Further details.

Non smoking.

25% non refundable deposit at time of booking.

Balance 10 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.

A £200 refundable security deposit is required.

To allow cleaning service, check in is not before 4pm, check out by 10am. A welcome pack is provided.

Owners on hand to answer any questions and we recommend our guests to have adequate holiday and personal medical insurance.

Approved and registered Junta de Andalusia Tourist Office VTAR/CO/148.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise and Roger
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Louise and Roger

Roger and I were some of the first British to buy property in this area. We wanted the "real" Spain and found it here. I was brought up on a farm and later studied history of art and architecture. I have a senior management background and I am a fully qualified English teacher for foreign students. Roger has a construction background and also was lecturer in construction skills. He wanted to use his skills to restore a traditional Andalusian farmhouse.

We both wanted somewhere that offered total privacy and stunning scenery. With my passion for history and art it also had to have access to historical cities and museums. We both love the outdoors and wanted a location that gave us a wonderful climate and opportunities for skiing, golf, cycling, horse riding and walking. Roger is an accomplished wildlife photographer and enjoys the natural beauty the area has to offer.

We called our property Lago de Suenos - Lake of Dreams - because it fulfilled all our aspirations. This is our home and we want to share it with you. It is a fantastic private complex with some of the best views in the area. We look forward to sharing our local knowledge to offer you a fantastic holiday

Louise and Roger purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Louise and Roger chose La Subbetica

Inland Andalusia is the "real" Spain with welcoming locals and a relaxed lifestyle. Think of all the best Spain has to offer and you have Andalusia! Discover historic cities, whitewashed villages, fabulous scenery and food, flamenco, fiestas and a wonderful climate. The latter is ideal for an endless list of outdoor pursuits from bird watching to skiing.

You can visit the great cities of Granada (the Alhambra Palace is a must). Cordoba (Mesquite and cathedral and Seville. Don't forget Malaga with its historical centre and fabulous museums.

Iznajar is a beautiful whitewashed village overlooking the lake. At the top is the Moorish castle. The name comes from the Arabic "Hism" castle and "Ashar" happy. It is the centre of the local community and has shops, bars, banks and a local hospital.It has a new indoor sports centre if you want to keep up your gym routine! The lake is the largest in Andalusia. It is 32km long and 6 km wide. It has a small beach with a bar where you can hire sail boats or kayaks.

Antequera is a charming town with an historical centre. it has good shopping including hypermarket. it is next to one of the most important dolmens centrist Europe. Nearby is El Torcal national park with fantastic limestone structures and walking trails.

Priego de Cordoba is a small town in the beautiful Sierra Subetica national park. It has beautiful baroque churches.

El Chorro gorge has a breathtaking walk through the gorge. There are lakes and waterspouts nearby. The pretty towns of Ronda and Alhama de Granada also have famous gorges and walks.

Golf is 30 minutes away in Antequera. . There is also a course at Granada which welcomes non members on weekdays.

You can ski in the morning and return to sit by the pool in the evening! The Sierra Nevada resort is 90 minutes away. The area is good for birdwatching from flamingoes to griffon vultures. If that isn't enough horse riding is available nearby. The stunning scenery is perfect for painting and photography.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We fell in love with this property at first sight and have lovingly restored it. It gave us everything we were looking for - a characterful traditional spacious property with complete privacy and stunning views.

The location is perfect. Away from it all with no traffic noise and not overlooked. You have complete privacy. Yet it is accessible to the best Andalusia has to offer. Although we are inland the Lake of Iznajar is 32kms long and has its own beach and water activities. No need to go to the crowded coast. We remember first looking at the stunning views over the lake to Iznajar. It was picture perfect. The panoramic view took in the valley full of olive groves leading to the edge of the lake. The whitewashed Moorish village of Iznajar seemed to float above the lake. The terraces and swimming pool are all designed to make the most of these stunning views.

However we did not forget the modern comforts! The kitchens are fully fitted,with dishwasher and washing machine. There is free wifi access. New this year is a table tennis table by the pool area.We have also added new comfortable settees on the outside terrace so you can relax, sit back and enjoy the views. There is a covered inner courtyard with more seating to relax in.This is our home, we love it and want you to experience this special place.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Malaga /Granada
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Fuente del Conde
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Fuente del Conde
Car: necessary

Inland Andalusia is the "real" Spain with welcoming locals and a relaxed lifestyle. Think of all the best Spain has to offer and you have Andalusia! Discover historic cities, whitewashed villages, fabulous scenery and food, flamenco, fiestas and a wonderful climate. The latter is ideal for an endless list of outdoor pursuits from bird watching to skiing.

You can visit the great cities of Granada (the Alhambra Palace is a must). Cordoba (Mesquita and cathedral and Seville. Don't forget Malaga with its historical centre and fabulous museums.

Iznajar

Iznajar is a beautiful whitewashed village overlooking the lake. At the top is the Moorish castle. The name comes from the Arabic "Hism" castle and "Ashar" happy. It is the centre of the local community and has shops, bars, banks and a local hospital.It has a new indoor sports centre if you want to keep up your gym routine! The lake is the largest in Andalusia. It is 32km long and 6 km wide. It has a small beach with a bar where you can hire sail boats or kayaks.

Antequera is a charming town with an historical centre. it has good shopping including hypermarket. it is next to one of the most important dolmens centrist Europe. Nearby is El Torcal national park with fantastic limestone structures and walking trails.

Priego de Cordoba is a small town in the beautiful Sierra Subetica national park. It has beautiful baroque churches.

El Chorro gorge has a breathtaking walk through the gorge. There are lakes and waterspouts nearby. The pretty towns of Ronda and Alhama de Granada also have famous gorges and walks.

Outdoor activities

Golf is 30 minutes away in Antequera. This is a wonderful course designedly Jose Maria Canizares. It is a challenging 6000m par 72 course. There is also a course at Granada which welcomes non members on weekdays.

You can ski in the morning and return to sit by the pool in the evening! The Sierra Nevada resort is 90 minutes away. It has a longer than average season and it suitable for all abilities. walking and mountain biking are wonderful here. The area is a walkers paradise from walking through the olive groves to the GR7 Gran Recorrido nearby in the Sierra Subetica national park.

The area is good for birdwatching from flamingoes on Fuente de Piedra lake to griffon vultures. there are lots of other species to spot! If that isn't enough horse riding is available nearby. The stunning scenery is perfect for painting and photography.

Local festivals.

festivals run throughout the year and are an integral part of the local society. The highlight is Semana Santa - Easter. In May local villages around Iznajar converge together at the lakeside with decorated floats and horses. Also in May Cordoba has a festival where beautifully decorated patios are open to the public. In June the Feria sees local people party for three days. In the second half of September Iznajar honours its patron saint with a candlelit procession.

As you can see the area offers something for everyone. Any specific questions please contact me and I'll try and help

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Amenities

Iznájar Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has bath, shower and bidet. there is plenty of storage space for your toiletries. The farmhouse upstairs shower room has a traditional Spanish feel with blue and white tiles, beamed ceiling and modern fitments. The stables shower is has a more contemporary feel with mosaic tiles and modern fitments
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are very cosy and spacious. There are two cots available if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

4.8/5 -
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5

Magnifique séjour à Lake of dreams.

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique séjour à Lake of dreams.La maison est très bien équipée et avec goût. Les nombreux espaces extérieurs permettent de profiter de la maison à n'importe quelle heure de la journée. ( terrasse ombragée pour le repas du midi, deuxième terrasse pour le coucher de soleil!).

Les propriétaires sont très discrets et vraiment très serviables. Nous espérons y retourner l'an prochain!!

L'endroit idéal pour se ressourcer, visiter ( 1h00 de Grenade, 1h20 de Cordoue) et passer d'excellentes vacances!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions de votre merveilleuse critique. Nous avons aimé avoir votre famille et attendons votre séjour l'année prochaine. Je vais rafraîchir mon français prêt pour la saison prochaine! Nous espérons que nous aurons terminé la petite aire de pétanque. Cordialement Roger et Louise
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un séjour de rêve

  • 4 of 5

Louise et Roger propose un site fantastique. Ils sont toujours disponibles mais très discrets. Nous avons passé un fantastique séjour. La maison est très accueillante et fut idéale pour accueillir toute notre tribu car très fonctionnelle et très jolie en même temps. La vue de la terrasse est juste magique, tout comme celle de la piscine, dans un calme parfait !

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre belle critique. Nous avons aimé avoir votre famille rester. Je pratique mon français prêt pour la saison prochaine ! Nous espérons avoir terminé la petite aire de pétanque et nous avons également d'autres projets pour nous occuper de l'année prochaine ! Cordialement Roger et Louise
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5

Fab property for a large group. Amazing location and views.

  • 5 of 5

Owners very helpful and friendly. Property has everything you need for catering for large numbers and loads of great outdoor seating areas to suit all times of the day and night.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We try to make our spacious farmhouse fell like home with everything required for a large group. It is designed to take in he stunning views and allow everyone their own space. We hope to see you again Louise and Roger
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5

Holiday Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a beautiful place. The property is in a stunning location with uninterrupted views over the lake and mountains. The sunsets from the pool and terraces are just incredible. You also get a light show of shooting stars and fabulous night skies. Both the farmhouse and apartment are well equipped and comfortable. Louise and Roger are very helpful and welcoming. They now live next door so are nearby to help resolve any questions. The location is great - near enough to the airport, nearby cities and attractions but far enough into the country to feel both peaceful and authentic. We came with a large family group (11) and it made a perfect base - home from home. The local bar/restaurant, Los Pajaritos, in Fuente del Conde serves great food and is friendly and good value. The nearby village of Iznajar is lovely. We particularly enjoyed the little cafe in the Plaza del Comedios. We loved white water rafting in Cuevas Bajas, exploring in the Sierra Nevada and visiting amazing historical sites in Granada and Corduba. We all had a wonderful holiday and can't wait to come back. Thank you both very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again! Regards Louise and Roger
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5

Une très bonne surprise

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 3 familles, 6 adultes, 6 enfants. Le logement est vraiment très agréable avec une vue à couper le souffle depuis les terraces ou la piscine. Nous avions peur que la clim nous manque mais la maison garde bien le frais.

Les propriétaires habitent la maison à côté mais sont vraiment très agréables et discrets.

Le coin est calme et vraiment reposant. Il se situé à des distances raisonnables de Cordoue. Grenade et Málaga, un peu plus loin de Séville mais c'est très faisable dans la journée. Le lac d'iznajar est grand, avec une plage pas loin et des pédalos à louer. En revanche, impossible d'avoir des infos sur la qualité de l'eau... Iznajar est un joli petit village, il ne faut pas avoir peur des côtes.

Franchement je conseille ce logement, nous avons vraiment passe un très bon moment sur 2 semaines.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour une réponse positive. Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez aimé vos vacances et c'était un plaisir pour nous de vous rester ici. Comme vous le savez, nous vivre ici si nous fera encore d'autres améliorations au point pour l'an prochain. Cordialmente Roger et Louise
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