Villa San Cristobal is a huge five bedroom villa sleeping up to ten. Set amongst tranquil olive groves within the Sierra Martilla mountains, you are just 45 minutes from Granada city, with panoramic views down to the lake at Iznajar, and just one hour from an idyllic beach.
Painstakingly refurbished, and lovingly transformed into a luxurious holiday home with private pool, the villa is in its own landscaped gardens and was once the village school. The property has free broadband wifi and plenty of games, a Table Tennis Table, DVDs and separate seating areas, making it perfect for families or large groups. With many pieces of original art, it is a truly special holiday home.
Situated in the Andalucian olive belt, it’s a perfect base for trips out to the coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Cordoba, Seville, and Granada with its Alhambra Palace. Alternatively you can lounge by the pool or visit one of the local villages for a leisurely home cooked lunch or tapas. We can also arrange for a local restaurant to prepare a sumptuous Paella for your group which you can eat while watching the sun go down over the lake on the Villa’s terrace.
The Villa has been our Family home since 2006 when it was renovated. Prior to this is was the home of Avarez family, who had been continually living here and farming since the 17th century. The last member of the family Cristobal, after which the house is named, could not work on the land due to an illness which affected his legs. The family converted the upper front floor into a school and Cristobal taught school children into his 60´s. By all accounts he was not frightened of using a stick to reinforce some of his lessons!
The house was re imagined by the current owners and an award winning Granada Architect to create a modern and spacious family home, whilst still retaining many of the original features and feel.
The Lake at Iznajar is the largest in Andalucia. It’s nearby beach provides a wonderful place to lay in the sun and swim. You can also camp here, fish for trout, catfish and bass or try some of the water sports during summer l
ike canoeing or boating.
The area is crisscrossed with amazing hiking trails that will allow you to observe Andalucian flora and fauna up close. We can always point you in the right direction.
As your hosts, we are usually in hand to help you with anything. Whether that is picking the best places to eat, places to see or just having a chat and letting you know about the area. We have had happy guests for over 10 years now, so nothing is too much trouble when you on holiday with us.