Winter stay at San Bernardo

We enjoyed a wonderful week at San Bernardo, as a family reunion over the Christmas period. The house is like nothing any of us had seen before – perhaps the Spanish equivalent of a small chateau or Schloss but really a hunting lodge out in the foothills of Andalucia. The hacienda is steeped in history, with a family tree extending back over centuries and records of hunting parties and gatherings of notable characters which add to the sense of occasion as one sits around the grand dining table or by the fire. The accommodation is comfortable and the house was warm despite its size. We were well looked after by Leo and Juan who live adjacent. It is a very peaceful and quiet place for a family get-together, much more fun than a hotel would have been, and with a truly authentic Spanish flavour. The local town of Hornachuelos was pretty quiet but it’s not too far to bigger places like Cordoba. The surrounding countryside is interesting, rolling hills which go for miles. The people were extremely friendly and helpful to us. While San Bernardo is a bit off the beaten track, if you are looking for somewhere authentic and interesting, particularly for a larger group (we were 15), it’s worth the effort – finding it in the dark on a rainy night was challenging but friendly local people came to our aid and Cristal’s map was helpful. It was the best part of our Spanish holiday.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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