Media Luna Flat B
The smaller of the two apartments. Perfect for a couple. There is a one person sofa bed in the living room, ideal for a child.
Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, bedside table and individual lamps.
Bathroom: Shower, W.C., washbasin, hair-drier
Kitchen/Living Room: Kitchen supplied with 2-hob electric cooker, freezer/fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, and sink.
Lounge area has dining table and chairs. Sofa bed (one person)
This flat has an air conditioning unit. Does not have a washing machine.
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.
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About the Owner
About Richard Nother
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
Why Richard Nother chose Granada
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.
What makes this apartment unique
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!!!
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 25% of the total for the booking. This can be paid by bank transfer or Paypal. The remaining 75% must be paid on arrival in cash. On receipt of the reserve payment, 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.
(13 traveller reviews)
Quaint oasis in Grenada
We spent 4 nights in the upper apartment. Richard was an excellent host, giving us many tips and assistance with finding our way about. We liked the bright sitting room with the beautiful flowers out our window. The bathroom was a bit on the small side as well as the cooking area, but all the basics were provided. Location is excellent for sightseeing and quiet as well. Be prepared though to climb a few stairs.
Fabulous cosy apartment in great location
Had a fabulous 5 night stay. Richard was really helpful, the recommendations for restaurants & some lovely walks were very much appreciated. The apartment was perfect for us, compact & cosy. Bed was very comfortable. We would definitely want to stay again, if lucky enough.
Thanks again Richard
Jane & Neil Thomson
Compact but perfectly formed!
Briliant location close to all attractions. Richard is a wonderful host and gave us lots of helpful recommendations and tips all week.
The apartment is compact but has all the facilities we needed and was spotless clean.
Many thanks to Richard for a memorable stay.
Extraordinary host, great location!
Richard's upstairs Granada apartment is not for those who are afraid of stairs or of walking uphill. But then, neither is the entire magical city of Granada! Before our arrival, Richard very promptly responded to several emails with questions we had to help in planning our trip. Upon arrival, he provided great information about sites not to miss, good places nearby to shop or dine, and excellent advice on negotiating the tricks of Alhambra visits. The apartment is small, but very artfully decorated and well -stocked. And the wisteria draped over the building and other flowers, the large windows that can be thrown open to wonderful Granada views, and the bird songs that waft in made us feel like we had our own garden in paradise. We were very pleasantly surprised at how quickly we could walk to the lively center of Granada, the cathedral, and the Albaicin. The only taxi we took was way out to the Cartuja monastery (well worth the trip) and from there walked all the way down through the Albaicin back to the flat. We loved Granada and Richard's apartment, and we hope to return!
central, quiet, good advice
We enjoyed 4 nights doing the Granada sights based at this small but well-equipped and comfortable apartment. Richard's recommendations always worked out well for us - restaurants, flamenco, walks and and buses. The apartment is brightened by Esperanza's interesting art-work. It is very spanish, central yet quiet and we highly recommend it.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Nearest beach at Salobreña, a 45 min drive. Other good beaches on Granada coast at Calahonda (1h15), sea fishing at Carchuna (1h10), scuba diving La Herradura (1h20). Best night-life found at Almuñecar (1h15)
If you have time, we highly recommend a 2 hour drive to the unspoilt beaches within the Natural Park area of "Cabo de Gata" in Almeria. Take refreshments with you to these beaches as the protected coastline has neither bars, shops or hotels. Accommodation easily found in nearby San Jose.
Granada is NOT a car-friendly city! If you come by car we recommend using a car park for the duration of your stay, except for any trips to local beaches, mountains, villages etc. The carpark we recommend is close to the city ring road, and just a short taxi ride from the apartments. NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW DIRECT FLIGHTS WITH B.A. FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT TO GRANADA. Granada is nearest airport 25Km. Regular buses to centre or taxi (approx 25€). Malaga airport is 130Km. 1h 45min journey time.
From the Owner
“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!!!”
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Toys ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- naturist beach
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 34 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Max. occupancy: 3
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Notes on accommodation: Both apartments have: Satellite T.V. and free wifi internet access. All bed linen (100% cotton) and towels are supplied. Permanent hot water. Crockery, Cooking utensils and glassware in kitchen. Baby's cot available on request. Heating. We have a selection of guide books (and novels). On arrival we will supply you with a local map, and point out necessary locations, eg supermarkets, monuments, recommended restaurants, nearby hamman, etc. Outside: There are two separate patio areas for your use, each with chairs and table. Perfect for breakfast, or for a relaxing glass of wine in the evening! The apartments are no smoking...not the patios.