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3 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool and stunning views in rural Andalucia.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Cerro Macho, Montilla, Cordoba, Andalucia - Beautiful Location Within Rural Andalucia

Our villa has been carefully renovated to retain many of its original features, while still catering for the modern life. Situated near our own property, it has 3 bedrooms, lounge/diner, full kitchen and bathroom. Outside there is a pool with a large terrace area and a further 3 terraced areas with BBQ and patio furniture. Set in rural Andalucia, within the Subbetica National park our property offers a glorious rural location, ideal for country lovers, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Why not visit la Zamora (25 mins by car) where you can see a large Griffon vulture colony or maybe you fancy visiting the beautiful whitewashed village of Zuheros (half hour by car). Whilst set in the countryside, there is a small supermarket and Bar/Restaurant in the local village, which is only a 20 minute walk (3 min drive) away and 3 larger towns within 20km. Cordoba itself is a 35 min drive away, with Sevilla, Malaga and Granada all within 1 and a half hours drive.

Gavin Bradley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A little piece of heaven on God's earth. Dave and Angela Mustoe, Suffolk.

The most beautiful and tranquil retreat, thank you for your wonderful hospitality. The Gobbies, Oxford.

What a wonderful place, we had a a lovely holiday and will recommend the villa to all our friends. The Brearleys, S. Yorks.

A great spot and great hosts, we'd love to return despite the 23hr+ flight. The Beer's, Canberra, Australia.

A lovely peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings, fantastic, thank you very much. The Frays, Cheshire.

Your finca exceeded all expectations, we're chilled! The Elands, M'Bro.

We were stunned by the outstanding view and peace, an excellent base from which to visit Sevilla/Granada/Cordoba and so on. Amy and Guido La Via, Milan, Italy.

Many thanks to all, we loved it, pure paradise. Carolina and Mike, Devon.
Nov 2006
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Montilla Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and bed side cabinets. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and bed side cabinet. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, wardrobe and bed side cabinet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: We supply Fans to all rooms for the summer and oil filled radiators for those cooler days. A welcome pack is supplied upon your arrival. All of the above is included in the price as is electricity and gas. Free unlimited WIFI Due to the repositioning of satellites, there are only a few UK tv channels available on the free sat but with the wifi you can view all tv on your Laptops/netbooks/tablets or phones!! Outside: Our villa has three private patio areas, one with a bamboo roof for shade, one with a large BBQ and another with patio table and chairs. Our 9 x 5m fully tiled pool has a large tiled terrace with large gazebo and sun loungers. Your privacy will be respected at all times. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen and Towels provided, including pool towels. Linen is changed on a weekly basis or as required. An iron and ironing board is also supplied. All above at no extra cost.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool and stunning views in rural Andalucia.
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Very peaceful retreat

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The apartment is in good decorative order and can sleep six without resorting to a sofa. The setting, in an olive grove, is idyllic. The surrounding rolling countryside is all olive trees and vines, and the whole vast area is surrounded by distant mountains. It is really quiet. However, November may not be the best time to go. We had seven days of rain, and it was VERY cold, particularly at night. Gavin and Jermena, who live next door, were really kind and helpful, and provided us with an electric heater when we asked for it. If the weather had been better we would have done more travelling. Córdoba is very do-able and worth it. Seville is probably possible in a day, with an early start, likewise Granada. There is a major supermarket 15 minutes drive away, which is worth a trip in itself! If the sun shone, you wouldn't want to leave the apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent. There is everything you need. The location is perfect. Gavin and his wife are very friendly. The swiming pool and magnificent view are absolutely amazing. One of the best houses we have ever rented. I will remember this house for a long time. Jan

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jan, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a safe journey back to Prague.
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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and well equipped for our holiday. It was a great base to explore the surrounding areas - Cabra and Cordoba are well worth a visit - but it was lovely to come back to the peace and quiet of the cottage to cool off in the pool and enjoy a barbeque whilst watching the sun set. Gavin and his family were very friendly and welcoming, as were the locals at the bar in the village. I would recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen, it was a pleasure to have you both stay here and you are welcome back anytime!!
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Tranquil and relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a relaxed and off the beaten track escape - this is the place for you!

Our family holiday revolved around the pool and terrace with complete privacy.

We've stayed in a number of villas in Spain and the pool here was the best we've seen, an ideal size, with steps and shallow enough for all of us to enjoy.

The house is clean, well equipped and compact.

The location is good, whilst in the countryside, there are plenty of local places to visit and it's close to Cordoba.

The owners are a very friendly English family and keen for you to have a good holiday. Whilst they live close by, they make every effort to give you the space and privacy you want, but are on hand to offer any assistance or advice you might need.

Overall this was an excellent property, one we would definitely go back to and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much guys for your kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are wrlcome back anytime!!
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A quiet stay at the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Spain where we spent a month (October) in this very lovely Casita. It was clean, cosy and had everything we needed for a great time. The beautiful pool completed the picture!

if you are looking for a comfortable place in a stunning surrounding, this is the perfect place.

A short drive to Cordoba, and many other towns to visit, and a lot of good restaurants and shops nearby.

We fully recomend this house.

Gavin and family, Thanks for everything. I forgot to write in your guestbook, but I hope this message will get to you.

Perhaps we will meet again!

Kees and Marie José

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Montilla Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 3
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 5
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Mid week bookings are taken as well as the normal Sat to Sat.
A deposit of 100 euros p/w will secure your booking. The final balance can be paid upon arrival in euro cash form.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover days and also arrival and departure times, although as a guide we generally ask for guests not to arrive before 4pm and to depart before 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the rental are in GBP per week.

For stays of 3 nights or less during 1st October - 30th April the price will be 80 euros per night.
A 100 GBP deposit is required per week booked


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The Costa del Sol and its numerous beach side resorts is an hour and 20 minutes drive away.


We recommend flights to:

Seville - 1 hour 25 mins distance.

Malaga - 1 hour 20 mins distance.

Ryanair, easyjet and aerlingus fly to both of these airports. We strongly recommend hiring a car if you wish to visit National Parks etc.


Local Village:- 25 min walk, 3 mins by car.

Montilla (largish town):- 15 mins by car.

Cabra (largish town):- 20 mins by car.

Lucena (large town):- 20 mins by car.

Cordoba City:- 35 mins by car.

Seville City:- 1hr 30 mins by car.

Granada City:- 1hr 40 mins by car.

Malaga (coast):- 1hr 20 mins by car.

Iznajar Lake:- 45 mins by car.

Further Details:


there is now an english/french/spanish speaking tour guide based in montilla who can arrange everything for you from tours of cities such as cordoba/sevilla/granada to guided tours of local bodegas (wineries) or trips to cordoba to see the dancing horses and traditional flamenco, plus much more.

for more info visit her website at http://www. Just-explore. Com/

there is a very friendly bar/restaurant in the local village as well as a small supermarket. We supply drinks for your consumption should you require them. Within a 20 mins drive there are 3 largish towns, montilla, cabra and lucena which all provide many shops and lovely restaurants.

there are numerous bodega's nearby where you can try out the local wines and between the months of november and march we can arrange for you to visit the local olive press to see how the olive oil is made.

aquasierra water park

aquasierra water park, cordoba.

located just 14 highway miles or 15 driving minutes east of the provincial capital of cordoba, aquasierra features about ten acres of water surface and spacious sunbathing and relaxing areas with postcard perfect panoramic vistas, making it one of the most spectacular water parks throughout the state of andalusia.

since 1990, the water park’s facilities had been constantly improved, so that aquasierra’s guests may enjoy the most modern amenities and have a lasting leisure time experience.

a number of water slides, including the so called pistas blandas, the black hole tube slide, the kamikaze highspeed slide, two wildwater experiences, the speed board slide and the kid adventure area with new attractions (frog and octopus) make sure kids and adults will have plenty of fun.


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