MOUNTAIN STUDIO 1, PRIEGO DE CORDOBA, SPAIN - ANDALUSIA
The Mountain Studio 1 is tiny, but has some unusual advantages that make up for its small size (270 sq. ft.). The main one is the view to the north of the Sierra de Alballate, Sierra Leones, and Sierra Palomeque mountain ranges. The view can be enjoyed from the apartment itself or from a large shared roof-top terrace (with gas grill) on the third floor.
The apartment itself has a queen bed, a bathroom with shower, and a small kitchenette with a two-burner stovetop range.
The building has two additional common spaces, a large commercial-sized kitchen that can be used whenever needed and a spacious common room with fireplace (and A/C). Both rooms are on the ground floor, two floors away from the studio. The building also has private underground parking that can be used by guests without charge, an important feature in Priego de Cordoba with its chronic shortage of parking places.
The location is excellent. While the building is on a street on the literal edge of town, Priego de Cordoba's oldest neighborhood with its winding flower-bedecked streets is directly adjacent. Several restaurants are within an easy five minute walk. Shops are also very close at hand. With main roads nearby, Priego is an excellent base for exploring this scenic and historic section of Spain.
Note that the pictures were taken using a wide-angle lens, making the rooms appear larger than they are.
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SLEEPING1 queen bed
BATHROOMSBathroom with shower
KITCHENSmall kitchenette with two-burner range and microwave. No oven. Large fully-equipped kitchen on ground floor shared with other guests.
LAUNDRYShared washing machine on ground floor.
ACCESSIBILITY2nd floor with wide staircase from ground floor.
TRANSPORTATIONPrivate parking directly beneath house
MINUSESVery small studio (270 sq. ft.)
PLUSESLocation, views, private parking
SPECIAL FEATURESShared terrace, shared kitchen, shared common room, private underground parking, A/C, WiFi
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What's included with the Spain - Andalusia Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment or cortijo in the Spanish countryside.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Malaga, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment from the airport with ease.
- Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour.
- Use of a local GPS unit during your Untour.
- An orientation session given by our superb local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- Local information, a regional map, and the On Site in Andalusia guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of insider tips and day trip information.
- A local cultural event, like a group lunch with traditional Andalusian fare.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Mountain Studio 1, Priego de Cordoba, Spain - Andalusia
The owner is an English-speaking architect. He lives locally and is available to answer questions as needed.
Priego de Cordoba, Spain - Andalusia, Home of Mountain Studio 1
Priego de Córdoba, the capital of the Subbética region, offers a fabulous location on a plateau that overlooks the Subbética mountain range. Though Priego’s history dates back over 8,000 years, the town came into prominence during the eighteenth century, when wealth from the silk and textile industries financed the construction or remodeling of the Baroque churches and buildings for which it’s famous. Most of Priego’s monuments are within an easy walk of the old town, which was built on the edge of the plateau around the thirteenth-century Moorish castle.
Before exploring Priego’s Baroque offerings, visitors should take in the Barrio de la Villa, the ancient Moorish part of town and its oldest residential area. The barrio is a serpentine maze of cobbled alleyways and houses decorated with wrought-iron window grilles and potted plants of geraniums and petunias. The barrio’s narrow alleyways make it a natural pedestrian zone, only broken up by the occasional little plazas (plazuelas) like the charming Plazuela de San Antonio. The barrio borders on the splendid Paseo del Adarve, an original Moorish promenade with views over the valley below and the rolling landscape of olive groves stretching to the distant hills.
The first of Priego’s Baroque churches is the Iglesia de la Asunción, formerly a Gothic building remodeled in the eighteenth century. Though the exterior of the Asunción is quite modest, a sumptuous white stucco interior leads to a stunning carved Mannerist altarpiece. The most exquisite part of the church, however, is found through a portal on the left aisle, through which one enters the sacristy, a dazzling masterpiece of Spanish Baroque stucco and statuary. Both the altar and the sacristy of the Asunción have been declared national monuments. Visitors, however, should not neglect the other Baroque treasures found among Priego’s other churches: the San Pedro, the San Juan de Dios, the Aurora and the San Francisco.
Visitors are also urged to see the sixteenth-century Fuente del Rey (King’s Fountain) at the southern end of town. This extraordinary Baroque cascading fountain features 139 waterspouts surrounding a statue of Neptune. The park where the fountain is located offers some tranquility, in contrast with the bustle of town.
Being the largest town in the Subbética region, Priego de Córdoba offers everything a traveler needs: ATMs, bakeries and cafés, as well as markets and shops of all kinds. Priego also offers the greatest selection of restaurants in the region and will likely be the town choice for a night out. In addition, the local travel agency can help with hotel and train reservations for those interested in longer overnight trips.
From Priego de Córdoba, easy day trips can be made to Cabra, another Baroque gem, as well as Lucena, a town with an industrial appearance that masks some of the region’s most superb churches, about 13 miles to the west. In addition to smaller towns in the region, the 3 major cities of Andalusia – Córdoba, Granada and Sevilla – are all within a 2 -hour drive.
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Ratings for Mountain Studio 1, Priego de Cordoba, Spain - Andalusia
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||7||5|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||0|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||1||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||7||7|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||3||1|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||6||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||13||12|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||7||7|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||10|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||5|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||7|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.