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Cortijo Las Rosas - Self-catering cottages in Córdoba

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Apdo. de Correos 61, 14970 Iznájar, Córdoba
Andalusia, Spain

Marylynne Morris & Gillian Purcell

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+34 637 896357(landline)

Snug, simple and delightful casitas with private entrances and courtyards interlink for groups. Stroll through the olives, bask by the pool

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Let the peace enter your soul at the end of the winding road. Here are three cottages in a fabulous olive grove near the largest man-made lake in Andalucia (in which you may swim). Sisters Marylynne and Gillian, delightful, helpful, generous, bought the old farmhouse after a trot round the globe. Snug, simple and individual, each cottage has a private entrance and a courtyard; cheek by jowl, they interlink beautifully for larger groups. One is open-plan and flooded with light, another has old low ceilings and an inglenook feel; Perdiz and Liebre (our favourites) sport Moorish sofas. All are charming inside: terracotta tiles, white walls, bright fabrics, spotless bathrooms. No neighbours detract from the peace, but you can stroll through the olive groves to the local shop, or stock up at farmers' markets and fire up the barbecue. Bask on a wicker lounger by the pool and relish the views, or play pétanque on the sand court. Borrow a bike, rock climb or ride, take binoculars for the birds – you may hear the nightingale sing. There's even a wonderful restaurant close by: the cherry on the cake!

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Marylynne Morris & Gillian Purcell:

Local points of interest from
Marylynne Morris & Gillian Purcell:

  • From March through to August, pink flamingos arrive by their thousands at the nearby lakes of Fuente de the new fledglings being ringed before they return to Africa in autumn!
  • ...alternate a sun-drenched day by the pool with an easy day trip exploring Granada’s Al-Hambra; Cordoba’s Mesquite; Antequera’s Torcal; Ronda’s Bullring or beaches on the Costa del Sol...
  • Walk the spectacular "Camino del Rey" suspended above El Chorro Gorge (booking necessary)... Spring birdlife all about you.
  • Feast at our nearby restaurant “Casa Piolas” featured in Jon Clarke’s “Dining Secrets of Andalucia”:..”you wonder not when, but how many Michelin stars the place deserves”......
  • Explore our local senderos (walks) especially the “mesa” where recent archaeological excavations by the University of Granada have found “possibly the best preserved chalcolithic wall elevations in Europe”.
  • April means exploring our arroyo for wild orchids; flinging your windows open and listening to the nightingales - or hold out until May for punnets of fat, juicy cherries from our neighbours Piedad and Paco.
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Guest feedback
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"This is a wonderfully atmospheric and amazingly maintained property. Situated (in the best possible way) in the back of beyond, it makes the best possible hide away. Surrounded by olive groves and with wonderful gardens of lavender and geraniums it is the sunny Mediterranean property every northern European dreams about."

Richard - Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Spotlessly clean, beautiful location and everything you could need! We had a wonderful time here - Gillian and Mary-Lynne have thought of everything- the essentials for when you arrive, games for the kids, maps of the area etc. Our kids especially loved the very gorgeous dogs! "

Wendy - London, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Sometimes, you need to be forced to relax : and this place does that perfectly. A welcome pack means you don't have to worry about racing to stock up. Instead, you can slip on the flip-flops as soon as you arrive. You will need a car for the roller-coaster ride to your home in the hills, and for trips to local markets and villages, and your charming hostesses will help you choose where to go, when to go, and how to get there. Our week here was blissful."

Chris - Northumberland, United Kingdom

May 2017
"What a fabulous place! I spent a week here relaxing in the mountains. My Cassita was very comfortable and well equipped and nothing was too much trouble for Mary Lynn and Gillian. Great hospitality. The drive up isn't for the fainted hearted but stunning scenery and great fun once you've done it the first time. Felt like being in a James Bond film!!! I visited the stunning gardens in the Alhambra in Granada and discovered the ancient streets and open patios in Cordoba. Definitely worth another visit."

Trudi - Arundel, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Gillian and Marylynne’s Cortijo las Rosas near Iznajar is a real gem! I found this peaceful retreat quite by chance, lucky me! I really needed a rest and this place was perfect place to settle down, rest my brain and breath fresh air. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived at their house. Once I unpacked, saw the pool and the olive trees, smell the jasmine which climbs the wall of the casita, I knew I did not want to leave. Minutes after my arrival, I extended my stay for 2 more nights. I would give a zillion stars. The hosts are brilliant, the site is magical, the environment a delight!"

Lucie - Montreal, Canada

April 2017
"We spent a great week at Cortijo las Rosas in Casita Galgo. The location is stunning and the perfect place to relax and unwind. The pool is lovely with beautiful views across the valley. The casita, with its gorgeous courtyard, was extremely well equipped and very clean. Gillian and Marylynne manage to be very discrete, giving you privacy to enjoy your holiday, but at the same time are always around should you need them. They made us feel very welcome. The location is ideal to explore the area and we had many day trips as well as a few days relaxing by the pool. Highly recommended!"


June 2016
"We enjoyed 2 weeks at Casita Perdiz the accommodation and hospitality of the owners Gillian, Marylynn and Steve was exceptional. Cortijo Las Rosas is an ideal base to explore this region of Andalucia. We particularly enjoyed relaxing by the pool and admiring the views across the valley. The owners were always on hand to offer advice on the area such as where to eat, what shops were available and how to get there. One of the highlights of our visit was a meal at Casa Piolas in Algarinejo arranged by the owners which was superb "

Catherine - Nottingham, United Kingdom

June 2016
"Our stay at Las Rosas was magical! Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating, especially with our children ages 11 and 7! For them the pool and outside dining area, complete with inflatables and boardgames, was the highlight of their holiday, along with the resident dogs, Lulu and Snookie! Gillian and Marylynne have lovingly created a picturesque landscaped outside area, with amazing views of the valley , you could easily spend everyday by the pool! The casitas are beautifully furnished and well equipped….this tranquil haven is a wonderful base to explore Southern Spain! "

Paula - Manchester, United Kingdom

May 2016
"We loved our stay in Casa Liebre. The hosts were very welcoming, the location idyllic and the accommodation very cosy. Our two girls (12 and 10) had great fun with all of the poolside games and even managed a dip in the pool. We enjoyed exploring the region and were grateful for the thoughtful recommendations. We hope to return."

Amy - St Albans, United Kingdom

April 2016
"Gillian and Marylynne are the perfect hosts for a perfect holiday in rural Andalusia. Located in the middle of a million olive trees sits Cortija las Rosas a beautifully restored farm house with 3 wonderfully decorated and equipped casitas. Get ready for a wonderful place to relax and immerse oneself in Andalusian hospitality in this spectacular location. The three casitas are immaculately clean and are surrounded by colourful Geraniums, Lavender, Jasmin and kitchen herbs that are available to the guests for preparing their meals. We would recommend this to anyone with a 5 star rating! "
April 2015
"If lavender, flowering geraniums, whitewashed stone walls in a valley of olives are quintessential images of rural Andalusia then the beautifully restored farmhouse of Cortijo Las Rosas will not disappoint. We stayed in the beautiful two bedroom Casa Liebre and, if it not for the desire to see other nearby parts of southern Spain, we may not have ventured too far from the courtyard, pool and petanque court! The plethora of pool related equipment and board games was of additional delight to our two children who felt most at home. Highly recommended. Great day trips to Ronda, Cordoba & Granada."
September 2014
"Ten wonderous days at the Cortijo las Rosas in the Perez Casita was a highlight of our 7 week tour of Europe. Sitting high up in the olive groves of Andalucia, it is a perfect home base to explore Granada, Malaga, Antequera, Rhonda and all the small villages along the way, and still enjoy rest days by the pool. The Casita was beautifully decorated and very well supplied. I highly recommend the plentiful Welcome package, very well done. Marylyne and Gillian are caring hostesses with great information on the area, always very helpful. We highly recommend a stay here. Thanks for the memories."
September 2014
"Cortijo Las Rosas provided us with a comfortable, peaceful and very scenic base for us to explore beautiful Andalusia. The traditional Casa Liebre was beautifully furnished and extremely well stocked, set in well cared for geranium and lavender filled gardens. We visited Granada, Cordoba, Priego de Cordoba and Antequera. Every afternoon was spent splashing around in the fabulous pool and we spent the evenings walking around the olive groves, exploring local towns and barbecuing in our courtyard. We had a very happy stay here. "
July 2014
"Past the lake, through olive groves, down the track and....there is Cortijo las Rosas in splendid isolation. Very nicely restored as traditional 'casitas' with a fig tree and lots of herbs and lavender. We really appreciated the warm welcome of Marylynne and Gillian. Their advices, humor and ofcourse the lovely Welcome Pack. They were very generous, thoughtful and helpfull hosts. A relaxing and peaceful two weeks and a perfect location for sightseeing Granada, Cordoba and Seville."
June 2013
"Cortojo Las Rosas was a treasure of a find. Gilly and Maryanne were great hosts. This was our first holiday with our baby and they catered for our every need including lighting our log fire! The accommodation was full of character and comfort. The views of the Andalucian hills were breathtaking. Great location for some peace but also for good day trips to Granada and Cordoba to name a few. We look forward to returning one day soon!"
March 2013
"Quite simply the best holiday we have ever had. Marylynne and Gillian were the best hostesses and catered for our every need. The accommodation was simply perfect and we spent a whole week relaxing and disconnected from city life. I would highly recommend the Cortijo to anyone! "
July 2011
"We stayed at Las Rosas needing relaxation and interesting places to visit. We found everything we hoped for and so much more. Gillian and Marylynne are wonderful hosts, providing everything you might need, a wealth of information and advice on food, restaurants and excursions. They are there when you need them (and car trouble proved this) but make sure that guests have all the privacy desired. Our apartment was superb, the other facilities too. We loved our time here and we will be returning. "
June 2011
"We've just spent a lovely week at Cortijo las Rosas. (Children aged 9 and 12)Escaping from a long English winter it was wonderful to bask in the sunshine by the beautiful pool with fantastic views of olive trees on the hillsides. This is a lovely house, in a stunning location. Gillian and Marylynne are great hosts, knowledgeable about where to go and how to get there. I would recommend their welcome pack. They've taken a great deal of care over the properties and the gardens around them. The atmosphere was very relaxing, we did get to the Alhambra and Cordoba but we were also very happy to laze by the pool and read and play cards. This is the first place I've heard a Nightingale sing! Enjoy!!"
April 2011
"Wonderful to stay at a place that lives up to all expectations. Marylynne and Gillian were delightful hosts, very knowledgeable about the local are and Spain in general. Nothing was too much trouble. Wish we'd been able to stay longer. Ruth, Phil and David Chandler"
August 2010

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  • 3 Cottages for 2 - 4
Price:(i) 385 to693 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.




Apdo. de Correos 61, 14970 Iznájar, Córdoba

Self-catering Galgo (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin/double.
Price: (i) 385 to 500 per week
Self-catering Perdiz (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin, 1 twin/double (ensuite); 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) 577 to 693 per week
Self-catering Liebre (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 twins/doubles.
Price: (i) 577 to 693 per week

Marylynne Morris & Gillian Purcell

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+34 637 896357(landline)