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 Córdoba 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 simple, with delightful thick walls, modest beds, fluffy towels and characterful touches. In the sitting room are books, antiques and modern art.
Breakfast consists of all the usual suspects but you’ll also get olive oil and tomate rallado, Spanish style. Clive cooks delicious dinners, often using their own vegetables, herbs and fruit, which are as Andalusian as possible.