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Stunning lake & mountain views, free WiFi & parking, best base for Granada

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Amazing National Park location only 20 mins from historic centre of Granada.

NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LONDON, MANCHESTER & MILAN TO GRANADA WITH EASYJET!

Spacious 5 Star Granada apartment with panoramic National Park views, perfect for couples or families. Andalucian Tourist Board Registered.

Begin your holiday with complimentary wine and tapas on arrival (juice and biscuits for smaller visitors) while you take in the glorious sweep of the Sierra Nevada mountains from the comfort of your living room.

The property is equipped to accommodate between 2 and 6 people. We strive to offer attractive rates whatever the size of your group, so couples and smaller groups can enjoy the apartment at an appropriate rate. For larger groups we can also provide a double sofabed, child's cot/Zbed, or even dual rental with a neighbouring apartment - please enquire for details).

The apartment is light, well-furnished and family friendly. Dual aspect windows and French Doors in the living and dining areas give this space literally 'wraparound scenery'. On the practical side, the price includes central heating in winter, air-conditioning in summer, secure parking, free wifi and a large sun terrace for barbecuing, dining or just relaxing outside.

We are located in the pretty village of Guejar Sierra - the heart of Granada's Sierra Nevada National Park – just a hop from the historic centre of Granada and the Alhambra Palace (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well as the Sierra Nevada ski resort. The village is a fabulous year round location for both summer and winter holidays. Seasonal activities include walking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, canoeing, climbing, canyoning, skiing and a calendar studded with local fiestas and cultural events.

There is outdoor dining in and around the plaza in summer, views from every corner, quaint shops and great choice of tapas bars and restaurants within strolling distance. An unspoilt location with a great local culinary tradition and a generous tapas culture - you will find prices here much cheaper than in the international ski resort, or the centre of Granada. Ski equipment can also be hired more cheaply in the village.

The apartment offers a relaxed, comfortable home-base from which to enjoy everything that this richly diverse region has to offer.

Our calendar is always up to date with availability and the best rates. To book online, or check the rates for your stay, just click the 'BOOK NOW' button. Alternatively, please enquire direct - we are happy to answer any and all questions about the property or the area.

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS -

The apartment has a comfortable ensuite master bedroom (with double bed), which opens onto the terrace. The second bedroom also has a double bed and the third is equipped with twin beds. For even larger groups there is also a quality double sofa-bed in the spacious living room. There is a well equipped kitchen, and two bathrooms (a large, family bathroom in addition to the en-suite).

The private terrace has ample space for dining and lounging amid the lovely mountain views. It is also equipped with a large garden table and chairs, daybed, loungers, and a BBQ. The covered section of the terrace has the games area with pool table.

FAMILY FRIENDLY -

Our twin room has its own TV and DVD player (in addition to the HDTV internet-connected Smart TV in the living room). We also provide an extensive DVD library, books and games, plus a small pool/snooker table for family fun and some equipment for smaller visitors (please tell us at the time of booking if you need our 'toddler pack' with cot, highchair seat adaptor, or an additional Z bed for a child in the master bedroom). The village itself is very child friendly - all of the restaurants welcome children and there is also a lovely new play park.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -

We are 20 mins from Granada/Alhambra Palace and about 30 mins from the ski resort. The pretty coves of the Costa Tropical can be reached within 45 mins (with some great 'chiringuitas' where you can eat fresh fish right on the beach). The traditional white village of Guejar Sierra itself has great tapas bars, restaurants, local shops, pharmacy, bank and two lovely pools in summer. Our friendly keyholders are happy to give advice and can help organize chef services, tapas tours, hiking, biking, horse-riding, canoeing, treasure hunts for children and babysitting.

Guejar Sierra is also famous for its cherries - so just ask our keyholders if you wish to sample some local, organic, cherry jam!

SKI RESORT -

The apartment is ideally placed for skiing at Pradollano (Sol y Nieve Ski Resort) in the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada boasts the highest downhill runs in Europe as well as being the most southerly - so it often enjoys better snow than the Alps. The resort - with its superb services and installations was built for the Winter Olympics and offers its visitors a wide range of facilities and a ski terrain to suit skiers & boarders of all standards. There are 70km of ski runs, 45 pistes and 300 snow machines guaranteeing snow on the slopes. There is also night skiing by floodlight! As one of Europe's highest resorts it has a surprisingly long season and traditionally opens at the end of November running through to the end of April or even into the first week of May. The resort is so far south that the climate is superb for brushing up on your tan and on clear days there are views of Africa from the top!

AFFORDABILITY!

Competitive pricing based on number of occupants, NOT size of property (ie: smaller groups mean smaller overheads in terms of laundry/electricity etc - we onpass these savings to you in order to ensure that we always offer the best value for a property of this size and standard - whether for 2, 4, 6 or 8 people). Rates showing are the base rate for 2 people. Additional guests are charged at just 3 euros per night.

GETTING TO US & GETTING AROUND -

We are happy to share advice on flights/routes/timings/car hire etc which we have found to be cheapest.

Guejar Sierra is great base for visiting Granada and has an excellent bus link so - depending on the type of holiday you envisage - car hire may not be necessary.

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Owner
Denise
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Denise

I know the region intimately - and remain as enthusiastic about it today as the first time I visited. I genuinely enjoy sharing that knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors and am happy to answer questions and offer local tips - so please feel free to ask.

It is important to me that visitors enjoy their stay. I believe in listening to what customers want and I always strive to offer the best combination of high standards and good value.

No matter whether your tastes run to skiing Spain's most southerly ski resort, hiking or biking in the Sierras, discovering the local culture and cuisine, exploring historic Granada, improving your Spanish, learning a new skill such as flamenco dancing, or simply enjoying lunch by a lovely pool – I am happy to advise and help you to make the most of your stay.

Whatever holiday experience you wish to enjoy in Granada – please get in touch.

Why Denise chose Sierra Nevada Area

I chose this apartment because of its glorious views and natural surroundings; its position in the spectacularly situated white village of Guejar Sierra (with some truly great tapas bars and restaurants); and its convenience for the historic city of Granada, the world famous Alhambra Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Sierra Nevada ski resort.

El Ladero Grande is a lovely place to be whatever the season and is the perfect base for those who are seeking to combine a number of different elements into their holiday.

Güejar is a great base for a huge variety of activities - mountain biking, walks of all levels, climbing, canoeing, rafting, fishing, paragliding, horse-riding, winter skiing and summer fiestas. And all of this is only 20 mins from Granada - a great place to wander the tree-lined plazas, sample the tapas, listen to real flamenco and simply enjoy the traditional Spanish ambiance of this lovely city.

What makes this apartment unique

In an area of knock-out views - the view from the sun terrace and living room of this property still manage to stand out from the crowd!

I bought the property off-plan, but even half-finished and unplastered, I fell in love with it the moment I first stepped into the huge, sunlit space of the living room with the panoramic vista of the mountains sweeping around it. There were initially only the French doors and the windows at the front - but realising that the apartment was situated on the corner of the building, I asked the developer to add the side windows and doors to really bring the mountains into the apartment. We also added central heating and air conditioning to the original plans, to ensure that the apartment is comfortable and a great place to be in any season.

Above all, this is a place to relax. It can provide a romantic getaway for couples and has been the venue for more than one honeymoon. But it's great for families too - large enough for teenagers to enjoy their own space, and simple, safe and practical enough for toddlers.

Its a fantastic base for going out and exploring Granada or enjoying a day on the mountain - and its also a great place for staying in and topping up your tan on the sunny terrace, or simply watching the sun set behind the mountain while you enjoy a long tall glass of something.

The little village of Güejar Sierra, with its cobbled streets and flower draped balconies is something of an undiscovered gem - a well kept Spanish secret. This is where the local Granadinos come to enjoy the best of all that the Sierra Nevada can offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gorgeous welcome - beautiful apartment. All super. Thank you Denise.
Feb 2017
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Scotland
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Needs Serious Overhaul and Deep Clean

  • 2 of 5
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We were disappointed in this property although not in the area which is fabulous. Guejar Sierra is a great village with fantastic bus service to Granada. . Some people have commented on the narrow streets for driving and the tricky access to the property and I would agree it is not for the faint hearted(or the very large car owner! ) However, we expected that on a hillside village.

Our disappointment was with the property and having looked at previous reviews, I began to wonder if I was in the correct apartment! Firstly, we were met in the village by Rosie, the key holder, who was very pleasant and full of information and also sells lovely cherry jam. However, the property was actually very unwelcoming. I wasn't really bothered about the lack of wine and tapas I had been promised as after a long drive, I was cold and tired and would have welcomed a cup of tea and some warmth. The appartment was bitterly cold and there was no welcoming milk in the fridge let alone tapas!

We spent a very cold first evening until the heating warmed up the rooms but the living room was still cold at night as one heater is faulty and has limited output so we had many layers on. The front sliding doors do not lock or even close properly so there is a lot of heat loss. On the positive side the bed was comfortable and bed linen soft and clean. Plenty of towels were supplied. However, on closer inspection, I thought the kitchen and bathrooms were very tired and would benefit from a good spring clean. The ensuite shower was particularly bad and full of ancient silicone with trapped dirt. We did not use it. The cupboards in kitchen are grubby and several plates very chipped. I am sure that some cleaning had been done but there were many obvious indications of lack of a proper clean: crumbs on living room floor, dirty worktop, floor corners everywhere very dirty and, annoyingly, the washing machine was polluted with animal hair. Much as I love animals, I have no desire to have their hair all over my clothes and I accept some blame as I failed to note animals are allowed. Having reported this to Rosie, she suggested I use the washing machine next door. Although the rooms are full of bright cushions and throws it does not make up for general neglect such as grubby curtains. Also kitchen was dark as 2 light bulbs were missing and it has minimal natural light. Rosie did replace them a few days later.

There is wi fi available but absolutely no television signal. Not for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Kindness.

  • 4 of 5
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A thoroughly memorable visit spending Christmas with family and friends, skiing, ice-skating and visiting the Alhambra. Rosie keeps the apartment beautifully and she and Graham are extremely helpful. Our only problem was the lack of suitable cooking equipment/oven shelving, otherwise it was all very comfortable and attractively presented.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. I'm not sure what additional cooking equipment was needed - but we do take feedback seriously, so we will now do an audit to check that we still have everything that you would expect to find. While this doesn't include large, items such as food mixers, this is not really a requirement for most people on holiday and our local chef (who can be hired to cook for you in-situ) has produced some great meals from there! As you were staying with us over Christmas and naturally wanted to cook Christmas dinner, Rosie did check to ensure that we had what you needed and I know that she bought additional roasting pans. I do wish you had asked us at the time if you required anything else, as it would not have been a problem and Rosie would have been very happy to provide it, or lend it. Glad to hear that you made the most of the area though and we hope to see you back soon!
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5

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days/3nights in the apartment.

Beautifully located in the small village Guejar Sierra with easy access to the skiing resort (25min).

well equipped, good communication regarding key and arrival/leaving trivia.

We will come back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Yes, Guejar Sierra is very well located for the Sierra Nevada ski resort and is much cheaper, as well as being a more attractive place to stay. It also offers a great choice of tapas bars and restaurants at local prices (rather than inflated "resort prices"). All best, Denise
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5

Me encanta!

  • 5 of 5
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This apartment is lovely. It is situated in a lovely village in the Sierra Nevadas with a gorgeous view of the village and surrounding mountains from the livingroom and the terrace. We stayed for 8 days exploring the surrounding area of Andalusia. Rosie, the caretaker, was wonderful. She checked in with us, made suggestion of things to do and see and was so friendly. The apartment is even better than the pictures. The apartment is situated in a quiet area close enough to the center to enjoy the cafes, retaurants and pandarias easily within a 5 minute walk. The beds are comfortable and there are 2 bathrooms. We loved everything and would come again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The lovely Rosie puts a lot of effort into the presentation and maintenance of the apartment - so it's nice to know that it is appreciated. We hope to see you again soon! All best, Denise
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5

Beautiful apartment and village

  • 5 of 5
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Wonderful place. Very nice apartment and lovely town. We stayed there for over a month, and there was so much to do- walking, good restaurants, swimming, horseback riding, lots of day trips to different villages, sightseeing in Granada. Hope to go back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your month stay with us and still felt that there was yet more to see and do. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
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My wife and I had a wonderful holiday. The apartment was really lovely. Spacious, clean, nice decor, great wifi and spectacular views.

The town of Güejar Sierra is absolutely lovely. Unspoilt and friendly. We felt privileged to be there.

We went swimming in the local reservoir, it was an amazing experience.

The bus service to Granada is great, & considering it's half way up a mountain thats pretty impressive!

Denise was really helpful with our questions after we had booked and Rosie & Graham (the key holders) really went out of their way to welcome us and help us out over our stay.

Definitely would recommend staying here and hope to return again sometime soon.

PS: If you like flamenco go to 'Le Chien Andalou' in Old Granada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great stay with us in Guejar Sierra. Yours is the kind of reaction we strive for from all of our visitors. Nice to know that we are getting it right! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Denise
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£286
for 7 nights
£286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Special
15 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£286
for 7 nights
£286
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£235
for 7 nights
£235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£299
for 7 nights
£299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17

Rates shown are based on 2 guests; add 3.00 Euros per night, per additional guest.
Standard bookings - 80 euro discount on 2nd week!!

NB: While some properties have Satellite TV, most UK TV channels are no longer available to satellite receivers in Southern Spain. However worldwide tv is available via the internet. Ask our keyholder on arrival for details.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Güejar Sierra in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 98 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One family bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet, bidet, sink One en-suite shower room with proper, powerful shower, toilet, sink Both bathrooms are equipped with well-lit mirrors & beautiful tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Can provide double sofa bed in living room
  • 3 double bedrooms. Additional double sofa bed in living room can be provided on request. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Patio doors to large terrace area with stunning mountain views. Wooden wardrobe. Mirror, bedside tables, lamps, large rug. Beautiful bed throw & wall-hanging. En-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Window to terrace area with views. Wardrobe, mirror, beside tables, lamps, beautiful bed throw. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Coordinating embroidered cushions, lamp & curtains. Large built in wardrobe. Window to airy courtyard with palm tree. A quality travel cot is also available. The living area has a double sofa bed, available by prior request, which is very comfortable and will accommodate two people.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
In summer, restaurants open up terraces, pools & riverside dining areas & there are no shortages of places to dine & enjoy Guejar's stunning views, or relax & have a drink & a swim. Some of these pools have lovely settings or are in natural mountain pools or rivers. We are happy to answer all questions & put you in touch with local activities if you wish. For those looking for an active holiday, please ask for details of local mountain bike hire or walking guides. Kayaks can also be hired on the lake in season. A Tapas Tour of Granada with with Gayle Mackie (author of '100 Best Tapas Bars in Granada') can also be arranged - a great way to start your holiday by discovering the best places to enjoy a pleasant drink in a great atmosphere & eat for free like the locals do. For winter sports enthusiasts we can provide details of ski instructors & ski hire, etc., in the resort and pre-book ski passes. Our personable & friendly local chef is available on request.

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