Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Luxury Group Villa Sleeping 20 in Iznajar,Andalucia,Spain

Hi everyone!!
Today i have photos of Lucena and this beautiful city is only 40 minutes drive from our villa Casa Pino Solo,Iznajar,Andalucia.Lucena is really easy to drive to on one quiet road only that is the A333 that changes to the A331 and has everything there that you could wish for.
It is the second largest city in the Province of Cordoba and the current population is around 46,000. People of Lucena are called Lucentinos and this area is located near the geographic center of Andalucia.
The major industry of Lucena is the manufacture of furniture and at the entrance to the city on the A45 motorway side is a building that looks like a giant chair, and the offices are located where the seat of the chair should be. This is owned by the furniture store beside the chair and is meant to be the biggest chair in the world.
As you enter Lucena it looks very industrial with major retail outlets and large furniture stores so to get the best out of this beautiful city you need to go straight into the old part of town.Here it is vibrant with amazing buildings and there are streets of cafe bars,tapas bars,squares and it has a real cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The old town hosts many exquisite churches reflecting its importance in the Subbetica of Baroque times and other wonderful buildings steeped in history.You can go to the local tourist board in the city to get information on everything that you may want to visit during your day at Lucena or of course you can get all your details before you arrive so you know exactly what you want to visit.
Nearby Lucena are the Amarga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Jarales Lagoon Nature Reserve, and Malpasillo Reservoir Nature Park so you can visit all of these during your days and it is always wise to get details of the times that the monumentary buildings are open incase any shut during the Spanish siesta times 2 till 5pm daily!
If you do stay at Casa Pino Solo then we will happily give you as much information on any place you wish to visit and even though Lucena is not one of the main cities in Andalucia like Granada,Cordoba,Malaga and Seville it is a main city in Cordoba's region and well worth a visit!Thanks and speak soon Lisa x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Nige's 40th Birthday Party August 22nd 2011 At Casa Pino Solo,Iznajar,Andalucia

This is a big thank you to everyone who attended Niges birthday party and really made it a special night and definately one to remember.Thanks also for making the effort to dress up and turn it in to a real wild west night,the atmosphere was amazing!!!!!!
Here are some personal thank you's and if i forget anyone im really sorry!
A big big thanks to:
All of the footie lads,wifes and kids for making the effort to fly over to Spain and book our villa for the week to share this special 40th birthday occasion with us.
Andy and Elaine - Elaine for making pork and beans,traditional food and also being the tequila lady all night (you definately moved some tequila thats for sure)and Andy for all the hard work setting up and clearing down!!
Antonio Los Pajaritos - for the use of extra tables and chairs and organising the bucking bronko for us
Louise and Mark - For doing all the wild west music
Jeff - for doing the taxi runs,staying sober and waiting till 6am for me and Nige
Lorraine and Maria - for all the photos
Antonio and Band - The band was amazing so thank you very much
Karen - Thanks for the hand chopping all those loads of veggies!!!!
Julie and Kim - for all your help in the kitchen when the food was being served,i much appreciated it thats for sure.
Wayne,Matt and Viv - for the use of your cooler!
If i have missed anyone at all im sorry!!!!!
If anyone at all is interested in booking our luxury villa for 20 people at Casa Pino Solo Iznajar Andalucia to enjoy a special landmark birthday or any other celebration then do contact us direct as we can organise most things to give you that special time.
Thanks again everyone for a wonderful night and for the ones who missed the party then maybe see you at the next one,not in too much of a hurry though!!!!
Speak soon Lisa x

Friday, 26 August 2011

Luxury Group Villa Sleeping 20 In Andalucia

Hi Everyone,this is just a quick update to let you all know that all of the summer kids 6 weeks holidays for 2012 are now fully booked at Casa Pino Solo Iznajar,Andalucia.
We are currently taking early bookings for the summer of 2013 and for anyone booking a holiday now for 2013 will get the prices at the current rates of 2011 so a great deal.If this is of interest to you just e mail me through the website at Casa Pino Solo .
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend back in England and speak soon Lisa x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Visiting Seville From Casa Pino Solo,Group Villa In Andalucia

I have posted photos of Seville today which is an amazing city in Andalucia and less than 2 hours away from Casa Pino Solo on a very quiet motorway called the A92 making it a perfect place to visit during your stay in Andalucia.
Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centres in the whole of Europe.The architecture in Seville is amazing and also it is steeped with history but this city is also famous for being a joyous town and holds many ferias during the year involving week long party sessions,parades and is a must to see for anyone wanting to get the feel of real Spanish life and be apart of the traditions.There are many places to visit in Seville and you must go to the old part of the city with the cathedral and the Giralda tower.Very close to these is the Royal Mudejar Palace that has amazing gardens and also go to the Santa Cruz quarter.This is beautiful and has real cramped streets with flowered balconies and all the buildings are decorated in strong colours.There are also many tapas bars in the Santa Cruz quarter and Seville is well known for its amazing foods.
This city is a must to go and visit and i do hope to see you at Casa Pino Solo in the future and i will happily point you in the right direction of where to go to get the most out of your city visit.
Thanks and speak soon Lisa x

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Group Luxury Villa Sleeping 20 In Iznajar,Andalucia,Casa Pino Solo

Hi everyone,i hope your having a great weekend!
It is most unusual for us still to have Xmas availability but as it is still available there is a great special offer on and the villa is now reduced to 1800 pounds for the week arriving the 21st December and vacating the 28th December 2011 for up to 20 people.
Casa Pino Solo is in Iznajar Andalucia and is a perfect place for a group of family or friends to get together and celebrate this festive season.The villa offers you a wonderful heated pool,hot tub/jacuzzi,large games area for all the family and full sky sports and internet access.
If you do fancy a get away Winter sunshine break then this is a good opportunity for you and the villa is completely decorated inside and outside to give you the Christmas feel.
Anything can be organised during your stay from a turkey ordered from the local butchers for you to cook yourself or you can have a full 4 course Xmas meal cooked for you at the villa and if you want Spanish tradition instead all the local restaurants are open to serve you paella or tapas.
The weather is usually beautiful at this time of year with plenty of sunshine and pure blue skies so if you want to get away from the cold UK this is ideal for you.
If anyone is interested to let me know on facebook or e mail me through the website Casa Pino Solo
Our villa is also no 1 on trip advisor under speciality lodging in the whole of Andalucia out of 800 plus properties which will give you confidence in our property and our area.
Thanks anyway and speak soon Lisa xx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Fuente Del Conde,Beautiful Village Next To Casa Pino Solo,Andalucia

Ive just attached some more photos of the beautiful white washed village of Fuente Del Conde that is minutes from our large group villa Casa Pino Solo .
The village is beautiful with a local shop and lovely restaurant and is perfect to take a leisurely stroll from our villa or you can drive there in minutes and enjoy watching the world go by whilst sampling gorgeous tapas and local drinks.
Fuente Del Conde is in Cordoba Province in Andalucia Spain.
Thanks for looking Lisa x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Local Farmer In Fuente Del Conde,Only 5 Minutes From Casa Pino Solo,Group Villa

I have been given these pictures from a couple who frequently stay at Casa Pino Solo and also in the local area of Fuente Del Conde many times a year and i thought they were beautiful.
Only a few minutes drive or walking distance of about 25 minutes is Fuente Del Conde which is a wonderful white washed village and full of tradition.
The local farmer has many animals that are beautiful and you can see his animals in the street wandering around leisurely as you pass his home.
Casa Pino Solo is a large and luxury villa sleeping up to 20 people so if anyone is looking for a 2012 holiday or you fancy a sunshine winter holiday do get intouch with me.
You can then come and explore the beautiful  villages around including Fuente Del Conde where you may see the farmers and their animals and it is also very easy access to all of the cities of Andalucia.
I hope to see you in Spain sometime and speak soon Lisa x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Group Holiday at Casa Pino Solo,Iznajar,Andalucia,Spain

If you happen to be booked into our luxury group villa called Casa Pino Solo in Iznajar,Andalucia during the first week of the month you will be able to visit the English market held at our local hotel overlooking the lake and beach of Iznajar in Cordoba Province,Spain.
The market is held on the first Thursday of every month and usually starts around 9am till around 2pm and has many different stalls including brand new clothing,second hand clothing,pottery,jewellery,hand made cards, English foods plus many more.
During your stay at Casa Pino Solo you can visit this market and there is also a bar open serving drinks and the local English chef is in the kitchen cooking full English breakfasts and bacon and sausage sandwiches.If you fancy a gentle stroll around the market making a few purchases and then enjoy your breakfast on the shaded terrace overlooking the lake this is a nice morning out to mix with some of the English and Spanish locals.
The next market in now being held on the Thursday the 8th September(a week later than normal)to tie in with the big feria in Iznajar as this is the main day of the 4 days celebrations that we are all looking forward to.
Have a good weekend and speak soon Lisa x