A charming Andalusian country house
La Escribana is a charming Andalusian country house at a privileged location in Constantina. It is the perfect place to enjoy a well-deserved holiday in an undiscovered yet stunning part of Andalusia. The finca is situated in a protected natural park – Sierra Norte de Sevilla – which gives its immediate surroundings the necessary peace and quiet. However, it is within a comfortable walking distance from the village so you do not need to depend on a car. In addition to the many activities to discover the natural beauty of its immediate surroundings, La Escribana is perfectly located to make day trips to place like Sevilla and Cordoba. What probably makes La Escribana really unique is its large and green garden, something not easy to find in the area.
The house is several centuries old and has been renovated fully in 2015. It has a living room with a fireplace with beautiful views at the garden and the pool. The large kitchen has been designed to make cooking a social event. You can of course also cook outside, using the barbecue or the paella set. There is a double bedroom downstairs and a bathroom with shower. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and bath tub.
For groups of more than 8 persons, there are 4 additional suites in the building right next to the house. Each has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The suites were built more recently but completely in the traditional local style, with chestnut beams and a classic tile floor.
In total the house sleeps up to 16 persons. Rental of La Escribana for your holidays is always exclusive to your group.
GARDEN & FINCA
The garden is over 8,000 sqm large, with a green and refreshing lawn, different types of fruit trees and flowers almost all year round. There are terraces around 3 sides of the house, so you can always find a nice place in the sun or shade for lunch or dinner. The remainder of the finca has a surface of about 5 hectares and contains chestnut trees and almond trees.
The picturesque village of Constantina consists mainly of white houses in Andalusian style, an old Moorish castle and several churches. At the same time, though, it is a lively village with many different tapa bars and terraces for you to discover. We will be glad to let you know our favourites! Constantina has a population of about 7,000 persons (and more in summer).
For shopping, Constantina offers a lot of variety for groceries, clothing and amenities. It has a food market, several supermarkets as well as plenty of small butcheries, bakeries, vegetable shops etc. Calle Mesones is the main shopping street and offers clothing and shoes.
You can also visit Lora del Rio (20 min) and of course Sevilla (1 hour) which offers everything you can think of.
- day trips to Sevilla (1h), Córdoba (1.5h)
- hiking and cycling: an official route at our doorstep and also the former railroad routes that have been converted into ‘vias verdes’
- swimming: in addition to our own pool, there are 2 large pools in the village
- visit wine bodegas: Constantina and the Sierra Norte are recovering their former glory as red wine producing region
- visit the source and waterfalls of the Hueznar river (25 min)
- ‘river beach’ at Nicolas del Puerto (20 min)
- bird watching
- Cerro del Hierro (15 min)
- Cazalla de la Sierra (30 min)