Cortijo de las Olivas was a much needed and perfect retreat for our family after months of travel. The location was rural and peaceful, but with a car it was the perfect location to visit Andalusia: the nearby Moorish hilltown of Iznajar, Granada and Cordoba about and hour away, and, further afield, all the magical "pueblos blancos". the grounds have a fantastic pool, always invaluable with kids. Plus I got to teach my kids to play billiards which they loved. Best of all is the host, Jess. He was always helpful, and went out of his way to be so. We had some major problems and he was right there to assist us, and I saw him do the same for other guests who had had troubles in Cordoba. He is also a pleasure to speak with due to his wealth of experience and great storytelling abilities; I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with him and remember them well. It is classic Andalusian architecture as well. Can't recommend highly enough.