Villa SB16 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8

From €4,291 To 4,991/ week

Simply divine

This sophisticated and contemporary villa is built in a magical spot.

At a glance: bedrooms: 4, sleeping: 8 || Distance: 2.5 km from town || Walk to town: 30 minutes

Hiding an ancient past

This modern villa has incorporated the medieval ruins of an ancient shrine. The aura of peace and calm pervades the house.

rural retreat

The village of Carcabuey in La Subbética Natural Park, is the old family home of this villa’s owner. With such beautiful surroundings—panoramic views of olive groves, gentle hills of Mediterranean forest and Carcabuey itself, with its church and medieval castle—the owner dreamed of returning one day.

And finally the dream has come true. This breathtaking rural retreat sympathetically incorporates the remains of a ruined 15th-century shrine.

The location is peaceful and calm, as befitting a historical place of meditation, in a place of natural beauty. The original plan of the chapel has been used for the floor plan of the house today.

To get to the house you drive a short distance from Carcabuey, through olive groves, and leave your car at the parking area beside the property, there is covered parking for two cars.

Stylish simplicity

The villa is minimalist and yet still full of character.


You enter the house from either the entrance porch, or a covered dining terrace, into a spacious living room, with dining area, where all is glass and light.

The living room has used the old, natural stone walls as a feature. This contrasts well with the clean, modern lines of the furnishings and staircase going up to the bedrooms.

The staircase takes you up to a mezzanine level which acts as an office area.

This villas has four double bedrooms, three on the first floor and one on the ground floor. The ground floor bedroom has its own bathroom.

The three bedrooms upstairs are all white and bright. The master bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom between them.

Such a long pool!

The swimming pool has to be one of the main features of this beautiful villa.


The villa has a stunning 15 metre-long swimming pool. Not only that, the pool terrace is surrounded by breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

The pool is lit at night and forms a romantic secluded scene with only the stars above.

The outside of this villa is just as delightful as the interior. There are various garden terraces for relaxing and a hammock to sleep in. Pieces of sculpture are dotted around and there is a little garden for fresh produce.

The dining veranda is a shaded place to eat meals al fresco and there are barbecue facilities for holiday cook-outs. For everyday cooking, the well equipped and modern kitchen is situated off the living area. It has all the amenities you’d expect in a quality kitchen.

This villa has excellent amenities for comfort—air conditioning throughout, underfloor central heating and an open fireplace for cooler months.

Featuring the best of the heart of Andalucía

This villa is superb, and so is the location for enjoying the best that Andalucía has to offer.

Set in the Subbética Natural Park near Carcabuey this villa is the perfect rural Andalucian retreat. A carpet of olive trees spreads out in all directions, the views are mesmerizing and the total lack of light pollution means that you can enjoy the most spectacular night skies!

Carcabuey itself is an interesting village with many old churches. In the castle is a hermitage with special devotion to Mary who it is believed miraculously heals the sick and lame. Although much older, the castle building that remains today is from the medieval period.

Iznajar lake, only 50 minutes drive away, has fun inland beaches where you can sunbathe, swim, kayak, and enjoy drinks and tapas at the beach bars.

Here you are in the heart of Andalucía, and this is a perfect location from which to explore the world famous heritage sites of Córdoba, Granada, Ronda and Sevilla, all bursting with history, romance, power and splendour, not to mention the wonderful restaurants and shops!

And if you are a walker, don’t forget your walking shoes, as there are some great hikes in the area. Remember, if there is no fence you are free to wander, and there are many footpaths crisscrossing the countryside, you just need to know where to look. The region is good for cycling too, not as mountainous as other regions, it lends itself to some great rides.


Layout and Amenities

 Ground Floor

  • Entrance
  • Living/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower)

First Floor

  • Three bedrooms:
    • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower)
    • Double bedroom
    • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Study area on mezzanine gallery


          • WiFi
          • TV
          • DVD / CD player
          • Selection of books, DVDs and games
          • Air conditioning
          • Underfloor central heating
          • Open fireplace in the living room
          • Washing machine, iron and board
          • All linen is provided
          • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not included


          • Electric oven and hob (3 rings)
          • Microwave
          • Fridge / freezer
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee machine


          • Saltwater swimming pool (15 x 4 m, 1 – 1.80 m deep) with underwater lighting
          • Sun loungers
          • Barbecue
          • Surrounding furnished terraces
          • Covered parking for two cars
Villa Notes
 Property Information

Bookings at this property usually run from Saturday to Saturday but please ask about flexibility outside of high season.

For winter rentals, firewood and underfloor heating are included in the price.

For summer rentals, air conditioning is included in the price.

Please, no smoking in the house.

 Services Information

Bikes, additional maid/babysitting and cooking service are available on request in advance, paid locally.

Linen and towels are changed once a week.

The gardener comes every Tuesday

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Villa Prices

2022 Season Dates Price
per week
per 2 weeks
2nd January to 8th April 4,291 € 8,582 €
9th April to 10th June 4,592 € 9,184 €
11th June to 26th August 4,991 € 9,982 €
27th August to 23rd September 4,592 € 9,184 €
24th September to 9th December 4,291 € 8,582 €
10th December to 1st January 2023 4,592 € 9,184 €
Security Deposit: €400 (Held against your card during your booking)

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Security Deposit: €400 (Held against your card during your booking)

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When is this villa available?

If you need further help or information about availability then please contact us.

Where is this villa?

Location (time estimates are for driving unless otherwise stated)

Walking distance to Carcabuey, 2.5 kms along a country path.

Other villages nearby: Priego de Córdoba 20 mins; Rute 30 mins; Iznájar 50 mins.

Antequera 1 h; Ronda 1 h 55 mins; Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1 h 55 mins.

Beaches: Torremolinos 1 h 25 mins; Rincón de la Victoria 1 h 30 mins.

Córdoba 1 h 10 mins; Granada 1 h 10 mins; Málaga 1 h 10 mins; Sevilla 2 h 05 mins.

Airport information

Málaga (AGP) 1 h; Granada (GRX) 1 h; Sevilla (SVQ) 2 hrs.

What do guests say about this villa?

We had a lovely holiday. Thank you so much, you have a beautiful house, was a joy to stay there. Best wishes

Family of three (2 adults and 1 child) August 2018

We really really had a great time! The house is just magnificent, we loved the furniture, everything really in the house and of course the pool. We never had a salt water swimming pool, but loved it.  Carcabuey and Priego de Cordoba are nice towns nearby, for breakfast or dinner.

Group of five (2 adults and 3 children) August 2018

We had a magical stay at this property. The house was elegant and the views extraordinary. Carcabuey is a lovely town to explore.

Family party of eight (4 adults and 4 children) August 2018

More about this region

La Subbética de Córdoba

This region is almost exactly in the centre of Andalucía. Its sunshine makes Subbética de Córdoba perfect for olive growing, and it produces some of the finest olive oil in the world. There are interesting towns to visit and local traditions to experience. The Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park is a rugged landscape for hiking and climbing. This unspoilt region offers a cultural side of historical Andalucía, outdoor activities and peaceful countryside.


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Villa Registration Code: CR/CO/00332