Spanish tapas cooking break

Andalucia, Iznajar, Spain

per person

About the location

Tastefully restored to a high specification whilst retaining the original rustic charm, this 150 year old rural Spanish cooking retreat is intimate, homely and idyllic.

Surrounded by breathtaking views, unspoilt landscape of rolling hills carpeted with ancient olive trees, valleys covered with almond blossoms, fields of wild coriander and wild asparagus – this Finca is the perfect setting in which to experience the rich colours, sensual aromas and complex flavours of extraordinary Andalusian cuisine and fine wines.

Tucked away in the picturesque whitewashed village of Los Juncares, near Iznajar on the edge of a national park, the Parque Natural de La Sierra Subbetica and centrally located in the Andalucian triangle between Cordoba, Malaga and Granada; this Finca is ideal for exploring this stunning area that boasts over 320 days of sunshine per year.

The 'Protected Denominations of Origin' region is highly acclaimed for its exquisite Extra Virgin Olive Oil with numerous brands of oils have been awarded the most prestige prizes in the world, making it the perfect place to taste, experience and to learn to cook with some of the best internationally praised olive oil in the world.

Your hosts Chef Clive and his wife Maki are passionate about food, wine and olive oils from the area and during your Spanish cooking lessons, you’ll have the pleasure of cooking seasonally with vegetables and herbs that are organically grown on the Finca’s land or purchased directly from the local farmers.

Rich in natural beauty, culture, heritage and history and within an hour of some of Spain's most beautiful historical cities, taking a cooking course in Andalucía promises not only a culinary experience but also a cultural one.

- Recommended by Alastair Sawday
- Centrally located within easy reach of Granada, Cordoba, Malaga, Seville & Jaen
- Only 45 minutes from Granada and 1 hour from Malaga
- Set in a tastefully restored 150 year old Andalucían Finca
- Swimming pool (4mx8m) with great views
- Just 4 individually designed guest rooms all with stunning views of the olive trees
- All rooms have a private bathroom
- DVD library and reading room
- Electric fans
- Under floor heating
- Wood burning stove in the lounge
- Use locally grown, seasonal ingredients
- Located in Andalucía, ideal for exploring the cultural and historical wealth of the area
- Set in the region internationally acclaimed for its extra virgin olive oils (special Olive Oil Course available in the town of Priego de Córdoba)
- Add on extra nights at the Finca to extend your stay if you wish
- Cook with an English speaking Professional Chef with over 20 years experience who's cooked personally for celebrities including Jill Dando, Sarah & Mike Green & Des Lynham
- Wonderful outdoor kitchen with wood burning outdoor oven for al fresco cooking from May to October (depending on weather conditions)
- Vegetables, herbs and fruit grown in the Finca's garden with wild asparagras and rocket growing all around for the freshest food
- There is WiFi in communal area and in some guest rooms; however, a fast or reliable connection cannot be guaranteed due to the rural location