‘Countryside getaway in the rolling hills of Andalucia’
As the sun begins to rise from the back of the mountains, the low rays hit our faces, as we get ready for a dreamy breakfast. Waking up at the Spanish countryside is pure relaxation, especially when the surroundings are visually this pleasing. Naturally, you hear the roosters in the horizon and the occasional hee-hawing of the hotels donkey. With the largest ears, the furry friend loved it when it reserved visitors to it’s pen. We watch the glorious sun come up as we hear the coffee machine ramble as it makes our first frothy cappuccino.
Read more about our breakfast bliss from here.
Surrounded with olive trees and a blissful view of the Andalucían countryside, Balneario Aguas de Villaharta is a chic hidden gem that makes a great place to unwind. We stayed for a few nights just to relax by the pool, spend time in the hamam, and fully slow down. Moreover, after spending some days in various cities in Andalucía, heading out to the mountains near Cordoba was the perfect thing to do. The drive up from Cadiz to this hotel was stunning, the rolling hills of dried sunflower stretched for miles and the occasional white doted towns shined in contrast against the greenery.
With fig trees growing in corner pots and white curtains dancing to a slight breeze, the rustic aesthetics create that charming atmosphere, a visual addict desires. Bistro lights hang from side to side in the yards and the bohemian style paper lamps and sun umbrellas look like a rivera maison advert.
During the daytime, we either relaxed by the pool or spent some time exploring nearby towns. For example, Cordoba is a great place to visit that is near by.
Read more about Cordoba from here.
The gastronomic experience was a highlight of our stay. Every evening during dinner we watched the sun drop behind the hills as we sat outside restaurant (Hierro) listening to the sound of wildlife as it becomes darker. With gentle music in the background, the sound of the Spanish language and a full-bodied red wine on the tip of our tongues, evenings were relaxing and memorable. We were spoiled with mouth-watering dishes made from local produce that crowned our evenings to the fullest. Some of my favourite dishes included pork cheek, slow cooked rabbit, oxtail and a refreshing watermelon vinaigrette salad. After a long nights sleep with our stomachs full, it was refreshing to the start the day with a morning swim in the almost empty pool.
With a heart full of good memories and a wonderfully pleasant stay and staff, we will for sure come back to this darling place.