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Gem of a B&B between Cordoba & Granada

We recently spent a few days hiking in the Heart of Andalucia and were lucky to stay a Casa Olea, a gem of a B&B near Priego de Cordoba. The hosts, Tim and Claire, have created an experience that will be hard to find anywhere else. If you read the reviews and visit their website, www.casaolea.com, you can only get a glimpse of how wonderful staying with them can be. It is no wonder, that while we were there, another couple was visiting for their twelve time!

The two hosts are experienced outdoor guides and have carved out a home for their family and nestled into the local community. Their website provides all the details on what to do and see, but cannot adequately describe the warmth, graciousness, and care that staying at Casa Olea is. Do not think of staying for less than two to three days! More the better.

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We were just there ourselves (3/9 to 3/14) and agree that it was fabulous. One of of our best travel experiences, ever.

Edited to add that we were likely there at the same time because we know the couple you’re referring to that have stayed there 12 times! Small world!,

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I have been looking at Casa Olea as an option for a couple of nights during our trip next fall (October), so I appreciate the recommendations. Only problem is I'm also looking at a place a little closer to Priego de Cordoba, a B&B which offers cooking classes, as well as a place closer to Granada, in the Sierra Nevadas, that also looks divine.

Did you do any hiking while you were at Casa Olea, right from the B&B? What about dinners -- did you eat in or go out to a nearby restaurant?

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I understand how hard it is to make perfect plans. Casa Olea is a wonderful place and yes, you can hike/walk right out the door. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus have a well-stocked bar. The food is healthy and tasty! Claire, the co-owner, is the chef. They offer an olive oil tasting and a good tutorial on the industry. Not sure about any cooking classes. You can reach out to them, and I am sure they will give you a prompt answer. Good Luck. Happy and safe travels.

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We did four hikes while we were there. There are a bunch of great options from the house itself or within a short drive with varying lengths or difficulty.

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And we ate at Casa Olea four of our five nights. Claire does not cook on Sundays, so we are out that evening. The food is amazing.