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“Rural Andalusia - Tranquility and Authenticity”
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Priego de Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Andalucia

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Mitsos49
Vancouver, Canada
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“Rural Andalusia - Tranquility and Authenticity”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife and I spent a fabulous holiday in Portugal and Spain in September of 2015. It was our first trip to Portugal and our third trip to Spain.
After three intense weeks of traveling looking for some rural authenticity and a few days of rest we followed a friend’s suggestion and booked three days at Cortijo La Atalaya.
On arrival we were immediately overtaken by the surroundings. La Atalaya is built on top of a small hill in the middle of olive groves with mountains as a backdrop.
The accommodation was a spacious and comfortable self-contained, two-storey unit adjacent to the main house where the hosts live. We did not do any cooking but the unit is well equipped for those who wish to do so.
We started our days with a fabulous breakfast on the terrace that included freshly squeezed orange juice and local, typical Andalusian fare.
After a morning hike we cooled off at the swimming pool and headed out for a late lunch at the surrounding charming villages.
After our siesta we would relax on the patio enjoying the vistas and the tranquility with a good book before our evening bar hopping in the nearby town of Priego for tapas and a few drinks.
Our hosts, Suzy and Chris, offered us invaluable advice and guidance. Originally from Britain, they have been living in the area for many years and are very knowledgeable about the region.
Chris is especially knowledgeable about the Priego drinking spots and we were glad he invited us out for a drink…or two...or three...
We enjoyed our stay immensely - it was a new experience - and next time we travel to Spain we’ ll do our best to return to La Atalaya.

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Rebecca C
Egham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful & Peaceful Cortijo La Atalaya”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed during August which was really beautiful, the pool was a welcome respite to the wonderful Spanish weather. We really had the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and truly relax.
Chris and Suzy are really lovely people, very welcoming and fabulous hosts. We enjoyed several delicious meals as Suzy is an amazing chef. Ensuring that the day will always be a good one with a hearty / healthy breakfast to see you through until lunchtime!
El Tarajal is a great location, only 10 minutes away from Priego De Cordoba, which is a lovely town, full of great Spanish restaurants and bars. You can walk off lunch by taking a stroll around the town and meander through the picturesque, floral narrow streets of the old town.
We enjoyed a sunset beer or two, with Chris & Suzy, its a wonderful place to stargaze and have great chats. You can choose to enjoy time on your own or spend time with the hosts, either way, this place will leave you wanting to head back as a soon as possible.

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George F
London, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing Rural Spain”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Chris and Suzy are exceptionally welcoming hosts. From the welcome on arrival to the sad departure waves, we felt we were at home. They left us to our own devices yet were there with advice and local knowledge whenever we needed it. They are a very entertaining couple with many amusing stories from their many years living here.
This is a lovely part of Spain - a million miles from the typical 'British' resorts. Very little English is spoken in the local villages which means it's real. Our hosts are excellent cooks but, as the summary says, the area (especially in Priego itself) is teaming with wonderful restaurants and bars all serving delicious food that is locally sourced.
For an authentic, countryside, Spanish getaway - look no further. We'll be back.

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Liked best: The friendliness of our hosts who were very unobtrusive but always available if needed. Oh, and a lovely swimming pool and terrace.
Liked least: Leaving at the end of our stay.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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