Caseria de San José — near Iznájar in South Spain
So far we've shared a sprinkling of images from our recent trip to southern Spain for Woolrich and as our next European adventure approaches we thought we'd share our findings and maybe that way we won't get lost in the sea of pictures that we take. Maybe.
We chose Andalusia because we were knee-deep in a wet and windy English winter and needed a little preview of spring; blossoming trees and that incredible freedom of reducing the number of layers we have to wear.
Quite honestly, we struggled to decide on how to approach the trip. We were torn between finding somewhere to base ourselves and explore from, or to travel around and go from place-to-place. We had a long list of incredible destinations and towns that we could potentially visit but are always conscious of the fact that although we are working, we want to get that work/life balance just right and it's always nice when work doesn't feel like work so perhaps travelling around so much wouldn't be such a good idea. Plus there's that whole 'driving on the wrong side of the road' thing to contend with.
After a few late-night searching sessions, multiple tabs open from Airbnb, Booking.com and random things we'd found by Googling we stumbled across Caseria de San José and our search was over.
The caseria is nestled in the mountains between Cordóba and Granada and quite simply is an absolute dream. We were looked after like you wouldn't believe (the owners Carolina and Jean are the most incredible hosts) and found our quiet spot above Lake Iznájar to be rather agreeable*.
From our plant-filled (obviously) Spanish home we managed to venture out in various different directions in a hire car, satisfied our need for wild adventure and even found a few moments to look at the stars.
If you're looking for an escape in the Spanish hills, a pool with an incredible view and hosts that will fall over themselves to make your stay everything you need it to be, then this place is where you need to be.
(FYI this is absolutely definitely NOT a sponsored post, all our words are heartfelt, as ever.)
*read as "bloody brilliant."