Finca Las Encinas

Iznájar, Córdoba
Bed & Breakfast
+34 629 610783
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Friendly Maki and Clive’s higgledy-piggledy home is a charming, special place. Rooms are cosy, Clive’s cookery courses are fun and delicious


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Maki, Japanese, introduces you to Montilla wine and olive-tasting tours. Clive, Welsh, offers guests cookery courses that are easy, fun and delicious. The house is higgledy-piggledy and 200 years old, rustic and charming. It stands on the side of a hill on the edge of a small Moorish village in the Parque Natural, an hour from Cordoba and Granada, surrounded by farmland. Outside on sloping land are hammocks and picnic tables, figs, almonds, olives and vines, and a small upper terrace overlooking an inviting little pool. Inside, old doors have become headboards and the cool downstairs bedroom (once the pantry!) now has twin beds and opens onto a terrace. All four bedrooms are cosy, darkish, simple and small, with delightful thick walls, modest beds, fluffy towels and characterful touches. In the sitting room are books, antiques and modern art. Your hosts and their young son Cei, who couldn’t be friendlier or kinder, live in their own house in the grounds. Pick fat tomatoes from the veg garden, buy fresh fish from the market, learn lovely new ways to barbecue, then feast and have fun. Simply special.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas, New Year, 23 December - 4 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Gourmet dinner from €20. Restaurant 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €60
Singles price, 25% off room rates.
2 Twins
From €60
1 Suite for 2
From €90
1 Double
From €70



Enjoyed a 5 night stay with friends. Rooms very clean and comfortable in authentic Andalucian style. Maki and Clive were very welcoming and attentive. Lovely peaceful and well kept grounds, and Jan the dog was a delight. Recommended and hope to visit again.

Peter, Glasshouses,Harrogate

We had a very pleasant stay at this lovely authentic Andalucian house. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Maki and Clive were very helpful and attentive. Set in lovely grounds, perfect for a relaxing break. We hope to visit again and would certainly give a good recommendation.

Peter, Glasshouses, Harrogate

I went for 4 days 3 nights and my only regret was not staying longer. Very comfortable, clean, and aesthetic. The food was divine and the cooking course with Clive was so fun! Maki and Clive made me feel at home, gave me great advice on day trips and sent me home with olive oil, oranges and bay leaves. I’ll be back again!

Siofra, London

We spent five wonderful days with Maki and Clive, which we will remember for a long time. From the very first moment we felt very comfortable at the Finca las Encinas. The surrounding is wonderfully quiet, the house and the pool invite you to relax, the whole atmosphere is very warm and hospitable. The food Clive makes is simply great. Enjoying these dinners on the terrace with a view of the Andalusian hills enriched our holiday and made us very happy. We are already planning to come back. Thanks to Maki and Clive, you are great host.

Laura, Berlin

An excellent spot for just relaxing or as a central base for touring most of the landmark cities of Andalucia. Rooms are basic and rustic, clean and comfortable. The pool is very welcome in the heat with great views of the inevitable Olive trees of the area. Maki and Clive are friendly and welcoming with plenty of advice on how to enjoy the sights and flavours of this part of Spain. Talking of flavours, Clive is a superb chef and the evening meals are a delight of fresh, local fare. I have an interest in cooking and just wish I could have stayed for one of Clive's popular cookery courses.

Emlyn, Totana

A wonderful holiday, perfect for us. Attractive finca, delightful setting, the real Spain for us. We'd been to Córdoba, Granada and Seville in the past and wanted to visit small towns and villages nearby, which were delightful. Clive and Maki are a remarkable couple and Cei makes it extra special. Clive's cooking is superb, gourmet without gourmet prices, using fresh local produce with the Spanish touch. Maki is artistic and creative in the rooms, lent us maps and advised on parking etc. We enjoyed their company on the terrace on a range of topics as evening fell. A very special holiday

Shirley, Berkhamsted

A wonderful base for exploring Andalusia. Maki was very helpful in maximising our explorations and as for Clive's cooking it has established a benchmark of excellence. We highly recommend Los Fincas, one of the best ever. The week we had was perfect and the pool was great at the end of a day's explorations.


Great holiday learning to cook with Clive, soaking up some culture and relaxing by the pool and in the hammocks. My teenage son loved it too! We both came home with lots of new skills as well as great recipes! Clive and Maki are great hosts and we can't wait to go back!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maki Murakushi Ridout & Clive A Ridout

  • A visit to a charming white-washed village of Iznajar, only a short drive, is a must - feel its varied history, explore the narrow streets and see the stunning views of the Lake Iznajar and the surrounding countryside carpeted with ancient olive trees.
  • Something for everyone when you visit Iznajar – outdoor sports, sight-seeing, or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of our enchanting environment.
  • Discover the hidden jewels in the Natural Park, la Sierra Subbetica and the wonder of the nature.
  • Be very surprised ! Find the difference between the quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the ordinary.
  • Participate in our fun and informative cooking courses to get inspired with a guidance of an owner/chef Clive. Our original recipes have been featured in a cookbook released in December 2018 - Andaluz: A Food Journey Through Southern Spain by Fiona Dunlop.
  • We hold a safety badge ¨ANDALUCIA SEGURA¨ awarded by the Govt of Andalucia. It identifies that we comply with the security measures on COVID-19 based on the recommendations by WHO, in order to give consumers peace of mind of compliance and our commitment.