We spent a week at Hacienda San Bernardo with a group who had rented the property for a month. It was a lovely stay. The property is perfect for a large group, with plenty of beautiful spaces to gather as a group or places to get away for some quiet time. The hacienda is a grand old country house, perfect for visitors who love the style, spaciousness, sense of history, and yes, the quirkiness of such places. It’s truly a unique and wonderful property.
We spent our days sightseeing and then gathered in the evenings with our group to share a bottle of wine, tapas, and tales of our travels. It was an easy drive to Cordoba and the historic sites in the old city. Closer, and on the way, we visited the castle at Almodovar and the ruins at Madinat Al-Zahra and on a couple of days traveled longer distances. The hacienda’s location puts lots of Andalucia a day-trip away.
Our visit was in October, so we spent more mornings and evenings in front of the fireplace than on the lovely patio. As beautiful as the place was in October, I imagine spring and late summer must be wonderful, as well.
Our group arranged with Maria and Lola for 3 catered meals, which were beautifully prepared and served. We are grateful to them for taking such good care of us. The entire staff was wonderful. A highlight for my husband and I was a guided walk around the property, led by Juan.
We’ll be enjoying memories of our week at San Bernardo for a long time.