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Roman-Style Courtyard Living in the Heart of Moorish Andalucia

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Completely private pool in the courtyard at the heart of the house

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Externally CASA UNO is a traditional `white village’ house, four doors away from the Church in the tiny main square of Las Pinedas, set in the hills of the Guadalquivir valley, high enough to catch the evening breezes in the hottest summer, only some 25 minutes drive from central Cordoba .

Internally CASA UNO is built round three sides of a central atrium, enclosing its own 8-metre heated swimming pool, arcaded in the Roman style, deeply secluded in the Moorish manner, with beyond the fourth side of the peristyle a luxuriant border of bougainvillea, citrus trees, jasmine and climbing roses to scent the air, and a gently splashing Moroccan fountain.

CASA UNO lies within the magic triangle of Andalucia’s three great Moorish cities - Cordoba, Seville and Granada. Entrance to Spain's main motorway system is only 3 km away, offering limitless opportunities for cultural, rural,retail,balneo- and gastro-therapy
- and the glorious alternative of a magical house to return to.



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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    - 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    - extensive play-areas round pool, patio, sun-roof, all easily accessible to parental supervision; access to village square for older children...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    - unsuitable...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    - but not in interior of house...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    - all ground floor incl 3 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen/dining, living room, garage...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs pool-side ensuite master bedroom & dressing room...moreless

  • Upstairs twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs bedroom with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Pool-side blue bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs pool-side double bedroom, wetroom & dressing room...moreless

  • Pool-side brown bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs pool-side twin bedroom, wetroom & dressing room...moreless

  • Double or Single Beds (8), Baby Cribs (1), spare beds

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • All bed-rooms ensuite, child-gated staircases, separate shower-room for pool, separate sitting-room, large sunroof with awnings and BBQ,...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Selection of popular feature films...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Distant views of Sierra Morena....moreless

  • Rural:

    Lovely gentle walks and rambles in the area....moreless

  • Village:

    Las Pinedas is a small, friendly authentically Andalusian village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    cooling and/or heating in all bedrooms, living rooms - ceiling fans ditto. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    arriving shortly - ask owner...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in unit...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    takes SUV...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    including pool-towels...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    by separate arrangement...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    - firelighters, kindling and logs in Welcome Pack...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    - home-cooked Spanish meals by separate arrangement...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    - including Spanish ceramic cookware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    incl freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    - with sun-loungers...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    - located on sun-roof...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large shaded eating area outside kitchen...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Solar heated, safety-walled and gated...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Nov 6 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay

$580
Xmas
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$896
LOW
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$580
MEDIUM 1
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay

$843
MEDIUM 2
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,043
MEDIUM 1
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$843
MEDIUM 2
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,043
HIGH
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,391

Changeover Day: Saturday

MEDIUM 2
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,043
MEDIUM 1
Sep 30 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$843
LOW
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay

$580
XMAS
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$896
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$896

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

The 25% deposit is non-refundable.

Prices include a welcome pack covering your immediate needs on arrival, all cleaning fees and linen. There are no hidden charges.

We will send you house notes on enquiry to help you decide if Casa Uno is the place for you.

We provide a full downloadable gazetteer on our website with plenty of information about what to see, where to shop, etc. You can find much more information and photos on our website too.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Cordoba
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Junction 430 on E8-A4 Cordoba-Seville autovia

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Nicholas Tresilian rebuilt Casa Uno - Plaza Andalucía -1, in the village of Las Pinedas outside Córdoba- in 2006/7 on the site of a smaller farmhouse some 200 years old but by then in a dilapidated state. The original outside appearance of the house was faithfully conserved, but the rest of the site was transformed into a modern Roman villa with a colonnaded private swimming pool in the central atrium, and with roses and bougainvillea glimpsed between the columns as in ancient Pompeii. Fay Tresilian (1943-2009) was Nicholas’s wife for 40 years. A brilliant photographer, her hugely successful exhibition An English Eye in Andalucía captured images of local personalities from the Lady Mayor in the Town Hall to the street-sweeper on our own street. Fay came from an ancient Anglo-Chilean family, spoke Andaluz like a native, led the Tresilian family move to Spain, and was the inspiration for the building of Casa Uno. Much-loved in the village, a memorial plaque commemorating Fay’s own love of local life was unveiled by the Lady Mayor herself at a celebration for the whole village in 2014. (See Nicholas’s blog: A Village which Knows how to Live.) In early 2016 Nicholas married his childhood friend Joanna Foster CBE, former chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the UK Crafts Council. Joanna has played a central part in the current redesign of Casa Uno’s interior and exterior spaces. Nicholas & Joanna nowadays live in Oxford. Casa Uno is their cherished holiday home.

Why the Owner Chose Guadalcázar, Córdoba, Spain:
CASA UNO is a very private holiday haven in a small hill-top village in inland Andalucía. It offers you all the convivial pleasures of Mediterranean courtyard living which Spain inherited from the Romans and the Moors. Brilliantly sunlit patios, deeply shaded eating areas, covered walkways to all rooms and a fountain murmuring under the bougainvillea. Outside, a simple finca in the austere Andaluz style. Inside, CASA UNO opens out into a large, luxurious colonnaded villa with a huge kitchen and all facilities, accommodating up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, with 5 bathrooms and a garage, set around a central atrium with its own secluded, solar-heated and safety-gated swimming pool. The new Casa Uno still contains Nicholas’s extensive collection of Spain-related books; amongst them many of the Spanish travel classics and Fay’s photographs of local Spanish life are in many of the rooms. Nicholas has now sold his own second house in the same village, and many of his private treasures are now in Casa Uno, for the enjoyment of guests– works of art, ceramics, bronzes, textiles, antique furniture and a unique collection of small Bulgarian sculptures all adding up to a living environment of much eclectic charm. Joanna’s creative take on new colour schemes and the big upgrade of the kitchen/dining room has added a new warmth and user-friendliness to the downstairs rooms. There is a reading-gallery upstairs, with a richly variegated library and comfortable armchairs. As part of these changes and because Nicholas’s eyesight is not as good as it was, especially for reading print, our wonderful bilingual friend Jo Crowson, who lives in Andalucía, has agreed to take over the day-to-day management of this site and bookings. She is always in contact with the owners, but will essentially be speaking for them whenever you are in contact with her.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Located within the magic triangle of Andalucía’s ancient Moorish cities – Córdoba, Seville, Granada – and with the Spanish motorway system only 3km away, CASA UNO is expressly designed for the enjoyment of the pleasures of life. Your own house to relish, relax and unwind in. Personal space to dream in and recharge creative batteries. A base for exploration and adventure with all the delights of Spain’s ancient but exuberant civilisation near at hand. Reach us from Seville airport (1hr), from Málaga airport (2hrs) or take the high-speed AVE train from Madrid to Córdoba (25 minutes away). For reservations see the Booking section of this website. For more information about the area, download our Gazetteer.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Completely private pool in the courtyard at the heart of the house

    Completely private pool in the courtyard at the heart of the house

  • Fully equipped and spacious kitchen

    Fully equipped and spacious kitchen

  • Kitchen and indoor dining area with stairs to bedroom and library

    Kitchen and indoor dining area with stairs to bedroom and library

  • Sitting room with fireplace

    Sitting room with fireplace

  • Stairs to library and upstairs bedroom

    Stairs to library and upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Downstairs pool-side double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite wetroom

    Downstairs pool-side double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite wetroom

  • Downstairs pool-side master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom

    Downstairs pool-side master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom

  • Outside roof top dining area

    Outside roof top dining area

  • Pool viewed from the roof terrace

    Pool viewed from the roof terrace

  • Roses in bloom around Moorish fountain

    Roses in bloom around Moorish fountain

  • Plaza de Andalucia, Las Pinedas

    Plaza de Andalucia, Las Pinedas

  • Indoor dining area

    Indoor dining area

  • Covered pool-side dining area

    Covered pool-side dining area

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Upstairs twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom

    Upstairs twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom

  • Downstairs poolside twin bedroom with ensuite wartime and dressing room

    Downstairs poolside twin bedroom with ensuite wartime and dressing room

  • Downstairs pool-side double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite wetroom

    Downstairs pool-side double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite wetroom

  • Downstairs pool-side master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom

    Downstairs pool-side master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom

  • Shaded roof top relaxation area with ping pong table and BBQ

    Shaded roof top relaxation area with ping pong table and BBQ

  • Pool-side wetroom

    Pool-side wetroom

VRBO #146012

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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