Finca Las Encinas

Iznájar, Córdoba
Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • 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
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • 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, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Christmas, New Year, 21 August - 3 September.
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


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.
  • Finca Las Encinas is a special place where you get to take your time to appreciate how great the life really is.