Finca las Encinas gave us the most wonderful holiday.
Breakfast and dinner were eaten outdoors with fantastic views across the mountains. The food was fabulous: fresh fish delivered 3 times a week; chicken from the free range hens and cockerels strutting around the finca. Each night gave us a new culinary delight, but the authentic paella with rabbit and bacon was probably our favourite. After describing a patatas bravas we'd eaten out for lunch Clive produced the authentic version the next evening - the best I've ever eaten.
We enjoyed Clive and Maki's hospitality and helpfulness: beers and fino on the terrace at the end of
the day and excellent wine to go with the meals. Maki arranged our oil tasting event and gave us suggestions and directions for places to visit; e.g. parking the car by the bridge opposite the Mesquita.
We stayed for a week, looking for a base from which to visit Granada and Cordoba and have a few
days relaxation in between. After scorching days in the tourist honeypots it was heaven to return to our rural retreat and cool off in the pool. We discovered a beautiful and interesting part of Spain and were spoilt by hosts Clive and Maki, staying in a gorgeous house with two very endearing and well behaved dogs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gourmet B&B with Cooking Courses - Finca Las Encinas, Iznajar, Andalusia, enjoys a magical setting surrounded by the unspoilt landscapes and offers its guests a homely and idyllic atmosphere. Centrally located in Andalusia, the guests can easily explorer the area or indulge oneself and get way from it all. Sample great food and wine or participate in cooking courses for an exceptional culinary experience. ... more less