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Modern Finca with Seclusion, Serenity,Stunning Views & above Ground Pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Near Chite, overlooking Lake Beznar, Lecrin Vlley, Granada Province, Spain - Peaceful Country Location Close to Local Village with Easy Access to Granada, the Coast and Skiing

Casa Moginar is a recently built country house finished in 2011. It is situated in a completely private & unique location at the end of a winding farm track through terraced orchards. The property has all the requirements for a comfortable & relaxed stay, it is built on one level flowing across the side of a hillside terrace. At one end reached by external steps is an open tower room, an ideal place to take advantage of the stunning views and cool breezes in the summer heat. The house blends into the countryside and is designed for easy living and comfort. It is warm in winter with underfloor heating throughout, double glazing & well fitting exterior doors. Internally it is well equipped with comfortable beds and large rooms. Outside there are numerous terraces for eating out, sunset cocktails and watching the wildlife. It is an ideal base to explore the Lecrin Valley & Alpujarras with numerous local walks, a variety of flora & fauna and close motorway access to Granada, its ski resort & the beaches of the Costa Tropical.

About Us

Paul Gawith
Vacaciones Castillejo S.L.
Vacaciones Castillejo s.l., C/ Camino de Ronda 74 – Suelo 3, Oficina 4
18004 Granada
Vacaciones Castillej
VAT Reg NoESB18585927

Property Manager
Paul Gawith
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Paul Gawith

Paul and Carolyn are retired and live in Arundel, West Sussex. We set out 10 years ago to find a place to escape to in the cold British winters and often disappointing summers. We are both quite particular and wanted a house that would be warm and comfortable in winter and offer outdoor living in summer. We were also wanted to be within easy reach of good facilities, walking, skiing, beaches and culture. It has taken us longer than we thought to achieve our goal but are overjoyed with the result and in the intervening years have got to know the area and people of Andalucia well. We have travelled the world and rented properties in all sorts of places so we know what we look for when we rent a house and have tried to provide everything we ourselves have ever wanted in a rental property.

Paul Gawith purchased this villa in 2001

Why Paul Gawith chose Lecrín

We found this spot in 2001 having fallen in love with the relaxed pace of the area. The site is stunningly beautiful, quiet and surrounded by nature, it feels remote but is within easy access of Granada, the beaches of the Costa Tropical, the slopes of the Sierra Nevada Ski resort of Pradollano and the many beautiful villages of the Lecrin Valley. We encountered many problems to get the correct permissions to build on the site (not unusual in Spain) but kept working away and continuing to visit the area. We finally completed the house in October 2011. There is still much more work to do, replanting, landscaping and building a swimming pool but at any moment we can turn to the views and think wow! If you love the mountains, the countryside and tranquillity you will not be disappointed.

What makes this villa unique

The house is cool in summer and warm in winter with all modern facilities. There is a well equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and large patio and sitting areas. The tower room affords shelter from the hot sun and a cooling breeze if you want to sit and daydream. The plateau and terraces above the house offers interesting places to explore and round Lake Beznar there are numerous walks, relaxed or challenging, depending on your mood. The house is at the end of paved rural road through the orange groves which is steep in places but it is only 10 minutes drive from the village of Talará and 15 minutes from the larger town of Durcal. There are numerous local restaurants within a short drive but the barbecue at the house, the tranquillity and the views of the sunsets may be all you ever want.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Superbly placed, less than 30 minutes from both Granada and coast" Mr & Mrs JR,Hull

"A beautiful house really well equipped in a gorgeous location "Mr & Mrs DH,Maidenhead

"Excellent location, house & interesting area,great holiday" Mr & Mrs KM,Sheffield

"We loved the well equipped kitchen blending into the dining room and then to the terrace outside" Mr & Mrs CJ,Devon

"Long walks through the orange groves, lots of villages to explore and Granada and Salobrena beach nearby, we shall certainly return" Mr & Mrs RW, Reigate
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lecrín in Valle de Lecrín

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom, large shower cubicle, basin, bath with hand shower and toilet. Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom also equipped for disabled use, walk in shower, basin and toilet. Separate cloakroom in hall with basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, large Master Bedroom with large double bed, built in cupboards and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (can be used as double) and en suite bathroom. Large sofa in lounge converts into a comfortable double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The house is built into the side of the hill at the end of a narrow paved rural track that winds through the orange groves from the nearby village of Chite. The road is single track and steep in parts but navigable with a normal 2 wheel drive car, the final approach to the house is a steep concrete drive. Care should be taken crossing the numerous drainage humps in the far track. The hillsides down from the house and the plateau above are steep in places and not suitable for children under twelve. The living areas in this house are very spacious compared to many Spanish village houses where the space is restricted by the size of the plots. The location is blissfully quiet, if that is what you crave, no barking dogs, noisy neighbours or motorbikes, just the hum of bees and chirping of the crickets at night. The plateau above the house is an old almond grove with the remains of a supposedly Moorish Castle Wall on one edge. The area is a paradise for birds of all sorts. Outside: There is a terrace running the length of the house with a more sheltered area at one side offering several locations for outside dining. A gas barbecue is available together with large dining table and six chairs. The tower room is reached by external stairs and is open to the gentle breezes from the lake offering further opportunities for alfresco living. The drive past the house leads on upwards to a large plateau, the site of an old olive grove, and historically the site of the Castle of Chite supposedly dating back to the Moorish occupation? Parts of an ancient wall can be seen along one edge of the plateau which drops down to other terraces providing seclusion for bird watching, drawing, painting and relaxing. There is an above ground dipping pool on the plateau which offers a place to cool off whilst looking at the stunning views and we are negotiating permission for a larger in ground pool. The plateau offers a number of tranquil and contemplative areas for Yoga. The view Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the kitchen and a clothes line on the plateau providing rapid drying for towels and beach wear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included. The property is cleaned at the end of each rental period. Our local English speaking representative will meet you and show you round the property and is available to help with any problems connected with the property. Other: Dining room with table and seating for 6. Sideboard unit, speaker dock for Apple I-Pod/I-phones. Unlimited Wi-fi via microwave dish and router. Tower room with small table, 4 chairs & loungers. On terrace large 6 seater table & Outback gas Barbecue.


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Modern Finca with Seclusion, Serenity,Stunning Views & above Ground Pool
average rating of 3.5 based on 3 reviews

A most beautiful home in a unique & stunning location.

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We loved this amazing house. It is beautiful to look at and live in. Home comforts all around and superbly equipped in every way. We love to cook and enjoyed picking fresh herbs in the garden and even some green beans and salad leaves !! The scenery around is spectacular and ever-changing. The various terraces allowed us to enjoy our day or evening either in the sun or in the cool shade. It was a haven of tranquility when we weren't splashing around in the lovely pool. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great house, nightmare access.

  • 2 of 5

The house is well equipped, large, comfortable and cool.

Ideal for a stay except that the access track to the house from the village is steep, extremely narrow (hire car brushed both sides in places), has hairpin bends with considerable drops to the valley below and is not suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition. We left a day early.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really sorry that these visitors found the access road to Casa Moginar so difficult. Indeed the access to the house is on a concreted rural road that winds down from the village of Talara through the orange groves to the Lake and Casa Moginar. It is a mountain area so the road is steep in parts We say all this on our website and although some visitors find the road difficult at first, most people get used to it after a couple of trips. The road is wide enough for a builders lorry or we would never have got the house built but appears much narrower in late summer because all the shrubbery along the road has grown up and died off in the heat. The farmers don't cut the sides back until the autumn.
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A44 Granada - Motril
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Horse Riding. There are stables in Restebal and Albunuelas and also in Lanajaron with great hacks up into the foothills.

Cycling. The area is well known for its challenging roads with many of the local Clubs from Granada and the coast using the area as a training round. Steep roads with relative little traffic and stunning views.

Tennis is available at several of the local villages with a big club at Otura, Club de Tenis Padel Garros. Website is Telephone 958 559 016.

Walking is also a big activity in the area and there are local organised walks and tours.


Salobrena beach is 40 km by car (35 minutes). This is a typically Spanish resort with good swimming and gravelly sand. Good beach chiringuitos for sunbeds, umbrellas, drinks and lunch.

La Herradura is 50km, an older town with quieter beach and similar facilities.

Nerja is 65 km this is a much more built up resort with strong British presence and beautiful but busy beach.

Other resorts along this stretch of coast include Almunecar and Marina del Este.


A car is essential at this location which is:

117km from Malaga airport (70 minutes by car).

40km from Granada airport (35 minutes by car).

From Santander (ferry from Portsmouth) it is a 10 hour drive to the house, best broken into two stages with an overnight stop.

Guests arriving for the first time will be met by our local representative in Talará & shown the way to the house (10 minutes) and how everything works.

This should be done in daylight in order to remember the route.


The nearest village Talará is 10 minutes by car and has small supermarkets, banks, butcher, chemist and post office. There are several bars and restaurants and a filling station with internet access.

Dúrcal is a larger town about 20 minutes away with a new modern supermarket, numerous shops & facilities and an emergency medical clinic on the bypass.

Granada is about 30 minutes by car, and the Alhambra Palace about 35 minutes.

The ski resort of Sol y Nieve is 62 km (60 minutes by car).

Further Details:

Chité is a small village located at an altitude of 650 metres near Lake Beznar in the Lecrín Valley. Lecrín is a semi-tropical valley filled with orange and lemon trees as well as olive, fig and almond trees. It represents the real Andalusia and yet is close to sophisticated Granada and the Mediterranean coast. Several villages in the valley offer shopping, restaurants, bars and other facilities. The nearby village of Albuñuelas is the highest village in the valley, offering a weekly market and several historic buildings, including a 14th Century Moorish Tower. Melegís has more shops and holds the three-day festival of San Juan in late June. From Chite you can walk down to Lake Beznar. Near the motorway, Talará contains the ruins of an Arab castle and offers some nightlife for young people! Dúrcal is the biggest town in the valley, offering a weekly market, some nightlife, English newspapers and access to the Sierra Nevada Parque Natural.

Throughout the Lecrin valley are numerous restaurants ranging from small bars selling Tapas and local platters to Hotels offering fine dining. The scene constantly changes and we have included details and recommendations in our guest information pack at the house. Our local representative will also have up to date local knowledge.

The Alpujarras, the location of Chris Stewart's "Driving over Lemons" book, are 45 minutes drive and offer spectacular scenery, interesting walks and attractive white villages to visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lecrín, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.87
Cleaning Fee £43.8

Booking Notes:
Booking is conducted via email. A 25% deposit secures your booking and payment of the balance is due no later than 8 weeks before your arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £100 (€125.00) is required in addition to the balance payment which will be refunded subject to an inspection after your stay. Any cancellation must be notified by telephone and confirmed by email. Cancellation 8 weeks prior to rental will incur loss of the deposit. Please e-mail us for full terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday although this can vary by prior arrangement. Arrival times are after 3pm and departure times are by 10am to allow for cleaning. Departure/arrival times can be changed by mutual agreement.

Notes on prices:
The Rental of the property is organised through our Spanish Company therefore all prices are based in Euros.

Payment for any deposit and rental charges must be paid in Euros to our Spanish bank account (details will be provided).

We have some suggestions available for cost effective money transfers avoiding the high currency charges and poor exchange rates of British Banks.

The refundable deposit can be paid in Euros or Sterling.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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