Set in a very quiet hill-top village, the house is built in the style of a Roman Villa. The house is fresh, spacious, airy and new, designed for outdoor living for most of the year. Step in to the kitchen; enormous, well-equipped, inviting and the first room you enter, it opens onto a sitting room with a wood-burner and a colonnaded patio with a pool. Three double bedrooms lie alongside the pool, the master bedroom is upstairs and the bathrooms are en suite; the décor is bright and breezy. Upstairs is a roof-top dining area too, with a barbecue, handsome furniture and a canopy for shade. Las Pinedas is a small village: mini-market, bar (good tapas) and a bread lady who visits every day. La Carlota’s shops and cafés are a ten-minute drive, Cordoba’s treasures are almost as close.