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The larger of the two apartments. Perfect for a couple. There is a double sofa-bed in the living room, good for children, but not really suitable for 2 adults. Access off the patio.
Bedroom: double bed, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets,individual lamps, and clothes stand.
Bathroom: Shower, W.C., washbasin, hair-drier
Kitchen: Freezer/Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, 4-hob vitro, Grill. Sink. Washing machine and foldable clothes horse. Iron and ironing board.
Livingroom: Dining table and chairs. Double sofa bed. Wardrobe. Electric heating in winter.
No air conditioning in this flat. It stays naturally cool in the hot summer.
The property is located in a traditional Granadine residential neighbourhood at the foot of the Alhambra woods. The cobbled streets are traffic free and peaceful, but in five minutes you can walk down to Plaza Nueva, the historic central square of the city. From here you are within easy reach of the Albayzin...the old moorish quarter, or the cathedral and the main commercial area of the city. There are innumerable bars and restaurants close by ... we will be happy to recommend if you so wish. You couldn't be much nearer to the Alhambra. In a couple of minutes you are in the woods that lead up to the palace. If you want to visit the Alhambra, make sure you book entrance tickets in advance. We have lived in the property since renovating it in 1988, but in 2009 we created two apartments in part of the house. There are two patio areas for your use. Registered with the Andalusian Tourist Authority, Nº: VFT/GR/00219.
Richard and Esperanza met in London in mid 70's. Esperanza studied art at the Royal College of Art; Richard played with both Joe Strummer and John Lydon in various bands of the time. They moved to Granada in 1988, having restored the ruin that they had found at the foot of the Alhambra. With their children leaving home, they decided to convert a section of the house in to two independent apartments. They still live in a seperate part of the house. Esperanza, an active artist with regular international exhibitions of her paintings and sculpture, has a ceramic studio off the patio. Some of her work is used in the decoration of the apartments. Richard is still involved in music: both playing and producing musical events. They are both more than happy to share their extensive local knowledge.
Richard Nother purchased this apartment in 1985
Having decided that we wanted to move from London to Granada we couldn't believe our luck when Esperanza's brother sent us a photo of a dilapidated ruin at the foot of the Alhambra. We had wanted to live in the centre of the city, but to have found a property in this perfect position was more than we could have hoped for. Perched on the side of the Alhambra hill with views to the front overlooking the city, and behind us a green swathe of the Alhambra woods we couldn't have asked for more. Just pedestrian cobbled streets in the neighbourhood, which suits us fine. Bird song for car horns is our preference, yet in 5 minutes you are in the centre of the city with the necessary shops bars and restaurants. We renovated the house and had space for a ceramic workshop for Esperanza.
The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area.
Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat.
You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can.
We want you to enjoy your stay here!!!
"This little apartment had everything we needed, was beautifully quiet and right on the doorstep of Alhambra. Richard and Esperanza were very welcoming hosts and shared local knowledge willingly. There's a chance to enjoy Esperanza's art as well." Naomi T. June 2011
"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little apartment. It's in a great location, near both the Alhambra and Plaza Nueva but also nice and peaceful. The apartment is clean and tidy with lovely views from the balcony, an attractive outside patio area with lots of plants and lemon trees. Helpful tips on places to visit from Esperanza the host." Kate E. April, 2011
"Our Granada stay was made especially memorable by this great location, next to the path up to the Alhambra. Quiet, a great location, tidy and clean and everything we needed ( incl a nice music CD collection ) . Terrific and romantic view so we felt off the tourist track - very helpful hosts. It was easy to be here four the 4 nights we stayed." Phillip G. March '12
If you require further information please send us an email. The apartment will be reserved for you on receipt of an nonreturnable reserve payment of 50% of the total for the booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 2 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. We will send you a confirmation with detailed instructions on how to arrive at the apartments, and other information.
Change-over days are totally flexible.
Check-in time: after 14.00h Check-out: before 12.00 (midday)
If your transport arrives in Granada before 14.00h, let us know, and you could leave luggage with us prior to your occupation of the apartment.
Notes on prices:
Prices quoted above (in Euros) are for 2 people per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. After six nights, there is a sliding scale, and we will be happy to quote a price for the number of days you wish to stay. For extra guests there is a charge of 15€ per extra person (half price children under 15) per night. Supplements apply at Easter. There are no additional costs to the prices quoted.
We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was small, but had everything needed. If the weather would have been warmer we would have enjoyed the outdoor patio. We would stay again.
Your own Spanish apartment.
The location is perfect for the Alhambra and central for everything else.
Richard could not have been welcoming and helpful, he genuinely wants to make your stay as easy as possible.
Flamenco at Casa Del Arte Flamenco was incredible - we went twice!
We came to Granada to see the Alhambra and to get some autumn sun. The flat was very convenient for everything we needed for our stay . It was well furnished and had good heating, which was necessary as it was cold but sunny weather. There was loads of local info re places to shop and eat and Richard and Esperanza were friendly and caring hosts.
We enjoyed our 3 day stay in this charming apartment on the Alhambra Hill! It was great fun strolling through the nearby and well lit Alhambra woods in the evening as well as walking through the city streets at the bottom of the hill. Richard gave us great advise for our daylong visit to the Alhambra as well as suggestions for other areas and sites to explore, restaurants and shops.
The apartment had all the amenities we needed including a much appreciated washer and a very comfortable bed. The little patio added a nice place to relax with a glass of wine or coffee during our visit!
Close walking distance to historic areas of Granada especially Alhambra. Plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. Very peaceful and quiet at the apartment. Richard and Esperanza were very helpful regarding tourist activities. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Location! Location! Location! This was a lovely little apartment perfect for 2 people. There is a lots of hills & stairs to get to the apartment but that’s what Granada is all about. Very very close to the Alhambra and lots of great shopping just steps away. Richard is wonderful! He spends about ½ hour with you when you arrive to help to learn about the apartment, Alhambra tours and the town. He even called our tour company in Madrid to arrange a meeting place for us at the Alhambra entrance rather than us travelling downtown to meet the pickup bus. Very nice!