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Moorish style, village house with private, secluded pool, terraces and views

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Traditional whitewashed village house with modern comforts and private pool in Albunuelas, Lecrin Valley, Granada

Casa de Luz is a beautifully renovated village house which sleeps 6. The accommodation comprises 2 double and 1 twin-bedded rooms, two bathrooms, a downstairs toilet, open-plan living areas and a secluded, private pool with patio areas and a sun terrace. The locally sourced furnishings, including antiques, enhance the authenticity of this centuries old house, in one of the most beautiful parts of Andalusia, the Lecrin Valley.

The house has been renovated by the owners in-keeping with its rural surroundings and the Moorish heritage of its locality. According to legend, this was a Moorish merchant's house and indeed a cellar was discovered during the renovation works.

The open plan living area comprises a fully equipped, modern kitchen, sitting and dining areas. There is a TV, WiFi and a music system with a jack to which, (for example), an iPhone can be connected. The master bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, an en-suite bathroom with a Moorish style bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom has an antique double bed and matching dressing table. The third bedroom has two single beds. The second shared bathroom has a bath and shower.

Outside areas are secluded and not overlooked. The swimming pool has terraces around for relaxing and sun bathing as well as a covered area for shade and afternoon drinks. There is an al fresco dining area with a small fountain.

Complemented by modern comforts, the house provides an ideal base for exploring the treasures of Andalucia, including the Alhambra and the Albayzin in Granada. Whether walking through orange and olive groves a stone's throw from the house, horse riding in the Lecrin Valley, swimming at the beaches of the Costa Tropical or just sunbathing by the pool, the house provides an ideal base for a relaxing family holiday.

More Details

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About The Owner

We found Albunuelas by chance when looking for a small renovation project in Andalucia. Following the topography lines on a map, we chanced upon the Lecrin Valley, with its unique micro-climate providing ideal growing conditions for oranges, olives and almonds farmed along terraces cut into the hillsides. Following the road to the end of the valley, we discovered Albunuelas, a small whitewashed village, parts of which date back to Moorish times. Having fallen in love with the locale, the small renovation project turned into quite a large renovation project as we bought two uninhabitable ruins in the old part of the village. Using local architects and builders, we renovated the two properties to create Casa de Luz. During the renovation works, a large cellar was discovered, giving credence to the story that this was an old Moorish merchant’s house. We have retained some of the original walls, and reused timbers where possible in order to retain as much of the original character as possible. We have bought antique furniture locally and decorated the house so as to make it a cosy welcoming home that we love.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

The village of Albunuelas spreads out along the hillsides of the Rio Santo gorge, providing wonderful views and peaceful walks including the GR7 long distance path. It is possible to take short walks or undertake a long walk along the GR7, straight from the house.

The outside areas of the house are totally secluded and not overlooked, so it is possible to eat, swim or sunbathe in total privacy.

The Lecin Valley is wonderful to explore. There are small villages, good restaurants and bars within an easy drive. Granada and the Costa Tropical are 30 minutes away. The Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarras can also be easily accessed.

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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

A trip to the relatively uncrowded beaches of the Costa Tropical 40km away is an ideal way to spend a day, sampling the sea food or exploring Salobrena, perched on a hill in the middle of the surrounding plains planted with sugarcane, avacados or chirimoya.

Travel:

Granada Airport, with flights with Monarch or Ryan Air is 30km away. Malaga Airport serviced by British Airways is approximately 2 hours away. It is recommended to rent a car as the village is in a rural location. Car hire is possible at both Malage and Granada airport.

Distances:

The nearest bars, restaurants serving tapas and traditional fare, the pharmacy and shops of the village are within walking distance. The local bars and restaurants are welcoming of visitors. Further restaurants and shops are within a short drive in the Lecrin Valley. For International or high end cuisine, you will need to go to Granada or the Coast.

Further Details:

Granada city, good shopping and dining, is about 30 minutes drive from the house.The magnificent Alhambra is a must-see and the Albayzin, a warren of passages and alleys full of stalls, tetarias, bars and restaurants are waiting to be explored. After a drink and tapas in the Albayzin, La Chumbera in Sacromonte offers flamenco, with a floodlit Alhambra as a backdrop to the stage. Parque de las Ciencias is a well equipped science museum which houses a mammoth tooth found in the Padul Basin, a wetland area good for watching birds. There is good walking within the Valley, from strolls through orange and almond groves to hiking the GR7, a long distance path which traverses the valley. Lanjaron and the Alpujarras are appr. 30 minutes away. In Lecrin, it is possible to go birding or fishing at the nearby Beznar Lake, or horse riding can be arranged. The relatively quiet beaches of the Costa Tropical are 40 minutes drive. Locally there are restaurants, bars and whitewashed villages to explore.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£652
for 7 nights
£652
 
 
Mid
25 Mar 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£544
for 5 nights
£737
 
 
High
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£665
for 5 nights
£906
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£544
for 5 nights
£737
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£652
for 7 nights
£652
 
 
High
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£906
for 7 nights
£906
 

Additional pricing information

Post occupation cleaning £63

Booking Notes:
Please note that we require a 20% deposit to confirm booking with the final payment due 8 weeks prior to date of arrival. Bookings and payments are handled by our local agent who will also be on hand for the duration of your stay to provide advice and assistance should you need it.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day during the high season is Saturday but it may be possible to be flexible during the mid or low seaons. Please contact us to discuss any special requirements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
Additional charge of 75 euro per stay for post-occupation cleaning.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The village of Albunuelas spreads out along the hillsides of the Rio Santo gorge, providing wonderful views and peaceful walks including the GR7 long distance path. It is possible to take short walks or undertake a long walk along the GR7, straight from the house. The outside areas of the house are totally secluded and not overlooked, so it is possible to eat, swim or sunbathe in total privacy. The Lecin Valley is wonderful to explore. There are small villages, good restaurants and bars within an easy drive. Granada and the Costa Tropical are 30 minutes away. The Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarras can also be easily accessed.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite has a Moorish style bath, separate large shower cubicle with a glass shower door, wc and a hand basin. There is plenty of storage space and a good hair dryer is provided. Bathroom 2 has a bath with shower with glass shower door, wc and hand basin. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with wc and handbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot can be provided on request, additional charge
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Antique bed and dressing table
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms come off a gallery with panoramic views. Bedroom 1 is en-suite with a large double bed, and opens out onto a balcony overlooking the pool. It has a wardrobe with space for storage of luggage and an en-suite bathroom with a Moorish style bath as well as a separate, spacious shower cubicle. The second bedroom has an antique double bed and matching dressing table. It has a wardrobe hanging space and a separate luggage storage area. The third bedroom has two single beds, and a wardrobe hanging space. The second, shared bathroom has a bath and shower.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: There is a large private swimming pool with plenty of terraced areas and sun longers for sunbathing and relaxing. There are views of the Rio Santo Gorge from the top sun terrace. There are secluded areas providing total privacy. The pool house with a comfortable seating area provides a shaded area for reading during the day or for enjoying a glass of wine and tapas with the lit pool and star filled Andalucian sky. There is a lower terrace with a pergola and a small fountain and a separate dining area with seating for 6. A BBQis provided. Within 20m of the house are orange and olive groves and footpaths for a stroll. A walk down to the Rio Santo through the terraced fields, with irrigation channels dating back to Moorish times, provides an opportunity to see wildlife, especially migratory birds. Utility Room: Separate utility room with boiler, washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Cleaning is provide pre and post stay. Cleaning during the stay can be arranged at extra cost.

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