It exudes a wonderful ambience of understated, old-style luxury and very grand style. There's a tennis court, ornamental gardens, a chapel and much more ...
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11 (five doubles, six twin bedded) in the Palacete; 3 twin bedded rooms in each of the two annexe cottages.
Private swimming pool
10 m x 3.5 m, 1.0 to 2.0m deep.
In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Otívar in La Costa Tropical region (Province of Granada).
Sleeping 18 from 4,875 € to 8,925 € per week.
Sleeping 34 from 7,575 € to 13,625 € per week.
Set deep in the heart of the Spanish hinterland, this jewel of Andalusian architecture dates back to 1492, a superb marquess' mansion which has been beautifully restored and modernised with immaculate care and craftsmanship. All of its original characteristics remained unaltered.
The result is outstanding accommodation of the very highest quality, in a spectacularly beautiful location between Granada and the sea. It's a marvellous residence amidst a sea of countryside tranquillity, one that exudes a wonderful ambience of understated, old-style luxury.
The Palacete can accommodate up to 22 guests in the main house plus another six guests in each of the two courtyard cottages (if required).
A magnificent country property that can accommodate from 16 to 34 guests, it's the perfect place for small groups to get away from it all - whether to relax or to work - in a peaceful and very elegant environment.
Ideally suited for mixed family holidays, small business conferences and seminars, or as a base for special interest groups, in low season it is also available for hire on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation (prices on application), making it a perfect venue for weddings, baptisms, film shoots, conferences or any other special events.
The property comprises the mansion house itself (where most of the accommodation is located), and (if required) two separate courtyard cottages each with three bedrooms, spacious ornamental gardens, private chapel, swimming pool, tennis court and an outside summer bar /eating area, all accompanied by magnificent views of the surrounding hillsides.
Entrance to the property is electronically controlled, guaranteeing privacy for guests at all times.
The spacious entrance hall, with its 300 year old wall tiles from Sevilla, opens through to delight after delight: the magnificent main drawing room with its centre column, vaulted ceiling and original stone fireplace, a library (there is Wi-Fi internet connection available), a day room/tv room (with Sky satellite TV, DVD system and VHS) and the timber panelled dining room with seating for up to 24 persons.
The fully equipped country style kitchen has twin ovens, fridges, freezers, dishwasher and a walk-in crockery cupboard.
The ground floor also houses the laundry room and a museum/ games room (with a pool table), an inner patio and one bedroom (No. 10) with twin beds and an en-suite shower room.
The other ten bedrooms are upstairs (see the detailed list on the right hand side of the page). Each bedroom is different, each decorated with individual style, antique furnishings and splendid elegance. All have en-suite bathrooms.
Larger parties can also rent either one - or both - of the self-contained courtyard cottages.
A small vine covered terrace takes one to the front door of Casita del Patio Grande. Inside, the entrance hall leads through to a fully equipped country-style kitchen (with dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer) and to a twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom and French windows which open to a terrace with panoramic views over the totally unspoiled valley. The other two twin bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms) are upstairs; one overlooking the courtyard, the other with views over the countryside.
Casita del Moro is alongside. The entrance hall leads through to a modern kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave and washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a spacious double-aspect twin bedded room with en-suite shower room. French windows open to to a small but charming courtyard and the delightful views. Two more twin bedrooms (both with en-suite shower rooms and excellent views) are upstairs.
The old olive mill at the back of the premises has been converted into a dining hall, a fully open space which can accommodate up to 100 diners. Perfect for wedding groups, conferences, yoga or fitness groups etc, there is no extra charge to groups staying at the Palacete for using it.
The grounds are every bit as impressive as the mansion. The ornamental Moorish gardens have been painstakingly restored to their former glory offering guests the opportunity to wander or relax in total peace and tranquillity among the centuries-old palm trees, shady borders and colourful, exotic plants.
Everything is meticulously maintained.
Ancient cypress hedges border the lovely swimming pool which is fed by a natural spring. Optional pool heating is now available by separate arrangement (usually only necessary from November through to April).
The tennis court is located adjacent to the summer bar and terrace. There are several terraces to choose from. The huge main terrace is a superb sun bathing area and enjoys magnificent views over the valley to the village of Otivar on the other side.
Alongside the main house is a beautiful and now fully restored, private chapel. Wedding receptions for up to 100 guests (preceded by an official marriage blessing in the private chapel, if desired) can be arranged.
The old-style atmosphere of the mansion has been very carefully preserved. For this reason, you will not find air conditioning or central heating units, mini bars or telephones in the rooms.
In the winter, electric heating for the bedrooms and open log fires for the lounge areas are, of course, provided. And if guests wish to communicate by telephone, fax or email then they can do so from the library.
Views range far and wide over huge chirimoya groves and down to the shimmering Mediterranean. The scenic drive from here to the Moor's Sigh, overlooking the city of Granada, is a must.
This is an excellent base from which to explore the area or undertake organised sporting or cultural activities. For sightseers there is Granada itself, the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra mountains, just a few of the numerous attractions that lie within a short drive of the property.
Those interested in more active pursuits will find a huge choice of local sports, from deep sea diving on the coast to hang-gliding in the mountains.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you will delight in returning to this historic jewel of Andalusian architecture in its peaceful and exclusive environment. It's a truly outstanding country residence.
Weather permitting, the swimming pool is open throughout the year
The swimming pool can be heated in winter months (November through to May). There is a charge of 375 Euros per week for this. A minimum of two weeks notice is required if you want the pool to be heated
There is an additional winter fuel charge of 275 Euros per week from November to the end of March
In low & mid seasons the minimum rental period is three nights (prices on application); in high season it is four nights (prices on application). See below for weekly rental prices
In low season property is also available for hire on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation (prices on application), making it a perfect venue for weddings, baptisms, film shoots, conferences or any other special events
Prices are inclusive of maid service (3 hours per day, 7 days per week) & gardener / handyman (5 times per week)
Additional maid services can be provided (at the rate of 8 € per hour) and cooking services (at the rate of 12 € per hour). Payments should be made directly to staff on a weekly basis in euros. Food and drink bought on behalf of the guests is paid for on a daily basis. All extra cooking or cleaning should be arranged in advance of arrival
An airport collection service (up to 8 persons at a time) is available. The estate's minibus (plus driver) can also be used for excursions, visits etc. Prices on application
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above prices are a guide. They are liable to fluctuation depending on your party size and requirements. Please enquire for a full and fixed quotation.
In addition to the prices (above) there is an additional winter fuel charge of 300 Euros per week from November through to March inclusive.
If requested, the swimming pool can be heated in winter months (November through to May). There is a charge of 375 Euros per week for this. A minimum of two weeks notice is required.
Short Breaks: The property may be rented on a daily basis (minimum 3 days in low & mid seasons; minimum of 4 days in high season). Prices on application.
Weddings, Baptisms, Film Shoots, Conferences, Speciality Days etc : In low season the property can be rented on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation. Prices on application.
Rentals for this villa are accepted on the following terms: (1) a non-refundable deposit of 25% will confirm the booking (2) the balance (and the security deposit) to be paid eight weeks before the holiday start date. There will be no refund of monies paid on cancellations after that date
A 1,000 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled six weeks after your holiday, subject to reductions for breakages, damage or supplementary cleaning (the property should be left in the same condition as you found it). See Terms and Conditions for full details.
5 km from the village of Otívar (basic shopping, bars, restaurants) in La Costa Tropical region (Province of Granada).
Costa Tropical & Almuñecar (all facilities) 25 mins
Nerja 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs
Granada 1 hr; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Sevilla 3¼ hrs.
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