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Gorgeous 19th Century Village House With Lovely Terrace

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Nov-2016
Village House in Alhama de Granada, inland Andalucia - Great Central Location, 5 Minute Walk To Historic Main Square

* half price entry to Alhama's beautiful outdoor swimming pool with kids' pool, big pool, grassed area, shady umbrellas, and cafe/bar (up to 10 euros); great welcome pack with the best local produce; 2 complimentary breakfasts at Bar El Tigre, one of the best breakfast venues in Andalucia.

Casa Navidad is stylish, full of charm & very comfortable...... only 5 minutes walk to the centre of town with it's range of bars, restaurants, shops, banks, great architecture and stunning gorge, Casa Navidad is a special place to relax and enjoy your visit to inland Andalucia. There's a super little deli/supermarket two doors down. Alhama is a fantastic base for exploring Granada, Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, the coast and more. Up in the mountains you really are away from it all. With fresh mountain air, lovely countryside, bird-watching, fossil-hunting, it's all here along with ancient Roman and Moorish architecture, smart and bustling Spanish town squares, thermal springs, spas, caves. Casa Navidad is totally charming, comfortable, stylish, well-equipped ..... and the best bargain in Alhama!

* half price entry to Alhama's beautiful outdoor swimming pool with kids' pool, big pool, grassed area, shady umbrellas, and cafe/bar; great welcome pack with the best local produce; complimentary breakfast at Bar El Tigre, one of the best breakfasts in Spain.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Back in 2004 Neil and I swapped our busy, city-based lives in the UK for rural bliss in southern Spain and feel much happier and healthier as a result. Looking after people on holiday is refreshing and fun and we're loving having the opportunity to explore our wonderful adopted country.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Casa Navidad is amazing, so homely and cosy. The welcome food and wine was a lovely suprise & the guide book to Alhama is brilliant and has been a big help, thank you." Sophia, Manchester.

"I spent 5 weeks in Casa Navidad and each day was more blissful and relaxing. The area is fantastic; the hot springs and walk through the gorge are outstanding." Fay, London.

"We have had a wonderful holiday in a perfect house in a perfect little town - we have really enjoyed our Spanish home from home, thank you." Susan and Nick.
Mar 2009
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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Homely Clean Accomdation in a Beautiful Village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 13 year old daughter. The house is comfortable, has everything you need and the decoration is in keeping with the house and the Moorish past of the village. Pam and Neil were a great help while we were there with our questions about the area and the facilities available.

We visited the coast , Granada (The Alhambra is a must if you are there), the lake to swim, the village pool (lovely atmosphere with the locals), lots of the bars and restaurants in the town, the Friday market, walked the gorge...loads of things to do in the area. The town is quite hilly so its good for your legs!

This was our first visit to Southern Spain and we wanted to avoid a tourist filled resort and this was perfect. Our 2 days on the coast were great but it was lovely to get back to the peaceful 'real' village!

Fabulous value for money - will be recommending it at home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

I spent three gorgeous weeks at Casa Navidad and had a fantastic time. Lots of excellent suggestions for places to eat and things to do offered by Pam, and the house itself was beautiful - full of character and obviously very well looked after. I especially loved the secluded terrace for excellent sunbathing and sunset dinners. Am eager to come back ASAP!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Bristol
5

Just magical

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Navidad for a week. I'm just home and can't recommend it enough. A jewel of a house that is all piled on top of itself with stairs and nooks and crannies everywhere making it full of character and cosy as you like.

First off, it's very clean and everything you need is there. Pam and Neil are super hospitable with a smiley welcome (and a bottle of the local red). Small things like salt & pepper, olive oil, milk, tea and coffee - made my arrival that much easier after a 6.30am flight from England. I just wanted a cuppa and quick snack as soon as I arrived.

The town is a friendly (everybody says Hola!) and very Spanish spot. The food is great too. Especially when you get a little plate of tapas every time you order a beer. I loved that. In and around Alhama de Grenada there are great walks - the Gorge is called the 'Tacos' because it's shaped like a taco - Ole!

I spent some of my week visiting Granada which is easy to get to using the local bus if you don't fancy driving on the right hand side of the road, which I didn't. Got some great photos and there is so much more to see in that fascinating city, I'll just have to go back and do it all again.

Oh, I mustn't forget the log burner in the sitting room. What a treat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Do it again

  • 4 of 5

Casa Navidad is compact lovingly restored and 5 mins from main square. We loved the quirky walk in shower and cosy kitchen. The the small balcony provides stunning views and room for washing. Alhama is a gem and Casa Navidad fits this category too. We will return

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Crieff, Scotland
5

A Fantastic Fiesta!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Navidad is a charming and cosy townhouse, close to Alhama's central squares, shops, bars and restaurants but far enough away to be on the local shepherd's droving route (listen out for bells in the evening...). Despite being a few minutes' walk from the Fiesta, you could barely hear the celebrations on the roof terrace.

It's a great little property, tastefully renovated with unique mosaics and tile work, and made the perfect base for a family of four. The fully equipped kitchen and welcome pack were much appreciated after a late night drive from Malaga. Pam and Neil were excellent hosts throughout the week and made our stay especially memorable.

The Fiesta was a four day fair showcasing Alhama's local produce, dancing, music and fantastic hospitality. It's well worth visiting (but expect some late nights).

If you're in the area, I'd heartily recommend the following:

-La Maroma (a great hike in cool weather, see the local trail maps)

-Alhama Tourist Office Tour (mill, churches, dungeons... all for EUR 5)

-Embalse de los Bermejales (lake swimming)

-Local queserias (local cheese producing farms, closest 1km West)

-Restaurants/bars: El Ventorro, Ochoa, Al Dente, El Tigre

Thank you Pam and Neil for a fantastic stay.

Hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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5

The perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Navidad – what a charming and pretty house, from the mosaic tiled bathroom to the beautiful sunny terrace, where we so enjoyed sitting with a glass of wine whilst looking over the stunning roofed skyline to the hills beyond – bliss. The bedroom was extremely comfortable, although we didn’t lie in long, as spent many happy hours strolling around the historic town of Alhama, just a short stroll away, enjoying the local bars, restaurants and shops (not forgetting the views over the gorge and indeed the gorge itself!). Casa Navidad was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more, including gorgeous welcome pack containing bread, oranges, eggs, yogurt, juice, milk, butter, fresh coffee and wine. This is the perfect place to stay and we will most definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with the rugged wildness of the mountains around Alhama then we fell in love with the charms of this lively, beautiful and relaxing little town. The coast and great cities are close by but Alhama feels tucked away from all that hustle and bustle.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We've got lots of contacts and information about cycling, walking/hiking, activity holidays based in Alhama so please do ask us.

Coast/Beach:

We are one hours drive from Torre del Mar and one hour 10 mins from Malaga. The Costa Tropical is one hours drive where you can visit the historical seaside towns of Nerja, La Herradura and Almunecar. All the usual water sports including wind-surfing, sailing, para-gliding and scuba diving are very popular from La Herradura in particular. The towns are attractive and have traditional architecture, old barrios with flower laden balconies and twisting cobbled lanes, and lots of restaurants.

Travel:

Granada airport is a very easy 45 mins drive. Malaga airport is also straightforward and about 1 hour 20 mins drive. We have comprehensive directions so let us know if you need them. We offer airport pick-up as well.

Distances:

45 mins to Granada (there's a bus service too).

20 mins to beautiful Lake Bermajales.

10 mins to Natural Park of Tejada, Alhama and Almijara.

1 hour to Montefrio.

1 hour to Antequera.

1 hour to Nerja.

1 hour 10 mins to Malaga.

2 hours to Sevilla.

1 hour to Lake Iznajar.

2 hours to Cordoba.

Further Details:

Casa Navidad has a great little deli/supermarket 2 doors down. 5 minutes away, the centre of Alhama has banks, shops, bars and restaurants. There's a busy market with local crafts, fruit, veg, plants, flowers, clothes, etc every Friday.

Alhama de Granada, in the fertile heart of the Poniente Granadino in Southern Andalucia, is the perfect holiday destination. The town of Alhama offers history dating from Roman times through Moorish reign and up to modern days. Alhama is very attractive, traditional, bustling and precariously positioned running along the edge of an enormous limestone gorge, Los Tajos. Along the bottom of the gorge run the Rio Alhama. Nearby, hot springs gurgle into four thermal pools next to the Rio Alhama. The town has grand, imposing Medieval architecture and lively bars surrounding attractive squares. Surrounding Alhama are soft, pastel shaded rolling hills, attractive small villages and stunning views extending to looming mountain ranges.

Alhama is perfectly situated, close enough for an easy day or overnight trip to the splendid cities of Granada and Malaga; the sea air of the attractive seaside towns of Nerja and Almunecar; and the striking and exhilarating mountain regions of the Sierra Nevada and the Sierras Alhama, Tejeda and Almijara which offer great walking and winter sports.

Everywhere you look the view stretches as far as the eye can see and takes in gentle hills, green valleys and craggy moonscape mountain peaks. The Natural Park of the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama offer secluded picnic areas, usually next to a river or lake, and lovely walks. For hiking, the peak of La Maroma is at 2080m and offers year round snow in chasms at the summit and wonderful views of the area.

The attractive towns of Loja (40 mins), Montefrio (1 hour), Antequera (1 hour) and Archidona (1 hour) are all an easy, scenic drive away. Fabulous Sevilla and Cordoba are only 2 hours away. Bike hire, walk/hike/cycle tours available.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£107
for 3 nights
£250
 
 
High
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
£280
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£107
for 3 nights
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us by email/phone with your booking enquiry. A deposit by UK bank transfer or paypal will usually be needed to secure booking. If you need to cancel your booking we will endeavour to obtain a replacement booking and return your deposit.

Changeover Day:
No preference.

Notes on prices:
The price is for up to 4 people. We offer good discounts for bookings of over two weeks and great value winter discounts. We also do part week bookings (minimum of 3 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

We got the idea of providing fabulous, great value accommodation whilst travelling in 2002. We know that going on holiday can cost a fortune and we feel that you shouldn't have to pay the earth to stay in beautiful accommodation. Our houses are traditional village houses which we have lovingly restored – you'll find lots of period features including beamed ceilings & antique tiled floors; cosy and charming our houses are also modern and stylish. Our travelling experience taught us that attention to detail is very important and we provide lots of little extras so that you can relax & have a lovely holiday. We aim to create something special - a comfortable home-from-home feeling and you can see we've had great feedback if you look at our guests' comments on our website.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large mosaic shower area, sink, wc, shelves, storage cupboard and heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a beamed ceiling, double bed, chest of drawers & hanging space for clothes. Hairdryer. Second bedroom - sofa bed (makes a great day bed for siestas), also antique tiled floor, beamed ceiling & hanging space for clothes. Please note that there is only partial sound proofing between the two bedrooms. Please ask if you've any questions about this.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • At the moment we have no TV channels but lots of films on DVD. The sunny, terracota tiled terrace has pretty hillside and rooftop views, loungers, BBQ, table and chairs for dining. It's a lovely spot for relaxing at any time of the day or night. Utility Room: The utility space has washing machine, iron/ironing board, cleaning stuff, coat hooks and space for storing bags. We provide all towels and bedlinen. We can clean Casa Navidad for you during your stay for a small charge. Stairs: Casa Navidad is on 4 levels and the bathroom is either one or two floors away from the bedroom. Please ask if you have any questions about this or accessibility in general.

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