Cortijo Las Rosas

Iznájar, Córdoba

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


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


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!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 31 December, 1 January - 15 March.


Nightly price
from €50
Weekly price
from €385
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From €754 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €754 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €502 beds1 bedroom


We have just arrived home from a wonderful two weeks in Cortijo las Rosas. It would be hard to speak sufficiently highly of this very special place. Gillian and Marylynne are exceptional hosts - they were unfailingly kind and helpful throughout our two week stay. Our casita was beautiful - immaculately and sympathetically maintained, it really was a home from home for us all. Our children spent many happy hours in the delightful pool, while we had a welcome chance to read endless books while lying on the sun loungers. One highlight was our trip to the extraordinary hill top village of Zuheros

Annie, Oxford

Such a haven of peace and happiness. Gillian and Marylyne are really wonderful hosts: discreet and attentive to everyone’s comfort and needs. And our rental property: simply perfect (equipment, bedding, and really pleasant décor), so you feel very happy indoors… But how could you resist the beautiful pool boarded by olive trees!!! Inside and out, peace and happiness everywhere indeed.

Isabelle, Paris

We stayed here after a hectic spell of sightseeing and we couldn't have picked a better place to unwind. Cortijo las Rosas is in an idyllic spot amongst olive groves with no near neighbours but village shops only a 20 minute walk away. Great to watch the swallows skimming the pool. Gillian and Marylynne are the perfect hosts, always on hand but never intrusive. The welcome pack of provisions was excellent as was the local information and routes to get to places. We stayed in Casita Liebre, beautifully furnished in a traditional style, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

Lucinda and paddy, Norwich

Not enough superlatives for this place! We stayed in Liebre with 2 young children and has the most amazing time. The weather was pretty poor, normally in a rental house that could be miserable, but not here; a cosy fire was roaring when we arrived, thick duvets, blankets and heating. The owners kit the fire for us everyday we went out, sucha thoughtful touch. The house is beautifully furnished and lit and I cannot wait to return. We explored lots in the local area, the owners had lots of recommendations to help us. Such good value too.

Helen, London

This is a wonderful location for a peaceful holiday, completely away from it all. My husband and I stayed here for two very relaxing weeks in April, during which time we both had significant birthdays. Gillian and Marylynne could not have been more helpful. They recommended restaurants, organised birthday meals and surprises and suggested lovely locations to visit. All the casitas are sympathetically decorated and maintained to a comfortable standard with private courtyards. From the pool and patio there are stunning views of olive groves on hillsides. It was a stunning place to stay.


The casita Liebre at Cortjio Las Rosas was delightfully furnished to the highest standard. Great care had been taken to make the accommodation as comfortable as possible. The location is beautifully quiet with wonderful views. Gillian and Marylynne were very helpful in every respect even completing a supermarket visit because of our sunday arrival! They contributed invaluable information about the locale and the outstanding places one wants visit in Andalusia, while being discrete. The Casita's courtyard was perfect for sitting in the morning sun, or under the stars at night.

Stephen, St ives

We have had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful location, everything thought about to make it home from home down to minute details , very well appointed comfortable apartments . Although rural very easy to get to lots of interesting places. Gillian and Mary Lynne were very helpful on local information including routes, parking and places to eat. The pool and garden surroundings were lovely and well maintained, very peaceful and tranquil. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay,thank you.

Bridget, Bristol

We had fantastic stay at Las Rosas in casita Perdiz. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so very welcome. The casita was beautiful, with great attention to detail, and with everything we could possibly need. Our children, 17 and 11, loved it all, as did we...the peace and tranquility, the lovely pool with spectacular views, the outdoor dining and the wealth of games and inflatables available! Gillian and Marylynne were incredibly helpful, and have an indepth knowledge of the everywhere there is to go for a great day out. Las Rosas is a very special place to stay, and hard to beat.

Francesca, Exeter

What a super place! Hidden away amongst the olive groves, a tranquil spot, lovely pool, well equipped & maintained casitas. Our hosts were charming and provide you with so much information about the local area you can really make the most of your holiday and do as much or as little (it was very hot!) as you want. Their directions invaluable! Perfect holiday for us and our daughter. We will be back and would wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful place.

Charlotte, Newark

The farmhouse nestled amongst the Olive groves has been lovingly restored. Gillian and Marylynne have thought of everything from the fantastic welcome pack, to their advice on places to visit and local restaurant recommendations, such as Casa Piolas which provided a memorable dining experience. Casita Liebre was spotless, comfortable and well equipped with thoughtful attention to design detail evident throughout. The casita is perfect for a peaceful relaxing holiday lounging by the pool while being within easy reach of Alhambra, Cordoba and Malaga on the coast. Thankyou for a magical holiday.

Michaela, Parkgate, n.ireland

We loved everything about this place, the peace, tranquillity and the setting. The facilities were excellent, nothing missing every need catered for. The house/apartment was clean and extremely well looked as well as being the best equipped we have ever stayed in. Marylynn & Gillian were around with lots of advice and information if you needed it but kept their distance otherwise. You need a car but the drive up the hill from Iznajar is worth it not just for the views but the welcome you receive and a stay at Cortijo Las Rosas.

Lyn, Northumberland

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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

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.


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.


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The neighbourhood

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.